North Sails clients had a fantastic regatta in Deauville as guests of the Deauville Yacht Club who gave a warm welcome from the moment of arrival to the very end of the event. The club supported by an amazing sponsor in Linkers put on a really fantastic event both on and off the water.
North Sails Ireland expert Nigel Young had the pleasure of sailing with Ron and Julie James in their beautiful wooden Dragon. “We had some really tough competition from Richard Davies and his crew Martin Payne and Nigel Cole. They were leading the event after day one and continued really well to finish the regatta third overall, only two points off the win!” says Nigel. “This is an incredible result if you consider the helm Richard had a stroke on three years ago and we all thought he might never sail again. Well done Richard, fantastic stuff.”
The lighter winds at the start of the regatta were to our advantage but as the winds increased it was the Pageboys who found their form and slowly moved up the leader board to finished only one point behind after the last race.
Some great racing was had by all and we look forward to returning to Deauville in 2020 to enjoy the new club house!
North Sails Clients took 1,2,3,4,5 overall. Congratulations to all.