Sweet Success for Diego & Jamie in DZ.
This year’s grade one Douarnenez Grand Prix, sponsored by Guyader sees Klaus Diederichs and his Fever Team of Diego Negri and Jamie Lea at the top of the leader board after three races. Conditions thus far have been tricky to say the least. Clouds, shifts and pressure difference have all played a big influence on the race course. After three intensive races it is clear that to win in DZ the top team will need to have sailed an impeccable regatta.
Race one sailed in 7-11 knots in West-North West wind in poor visibility saw ‘George Clooney’ local hero Fred Gourlaouen lead at the top mark (viva la France). Tricky and streaky breeze on the run meant that place changing was inevitable. At the finish Klaus Diederichs headed the fleet from Pieter Heerema, and Andy Beathworths in third.
The second day of racing saw the fleet in difficult conditions with a pulsating breeze from 285 degrees. At the top mark it was almost as though the fleet were linked by a Pig&Hen bracelet. Provezza Dragon went on to win with Troika (Pieter Heerema) in second and Fever (Klaus Diederichs) in third.
In the third race Provezza Dragon were leading at the first windward mark only to see their good work upwind overcome by Klaus Diederichs and Pieter Heerema downwind. As the race unfolded a fourway battle ensued between Fever, Troika, Provezza and Rock ’n Rolla. At the finish Klaus and his Fever team prevailed with Peter and his Troika in second and in third was Dimitri Samokin. Provezza was left with the scraps of fourth place.
With 3 races sailed and a potential 5 more race to sail everything is still up for grabs.
Shiftier Flukier Luckier… 🙂