Beautiful conditions graced the first day of gold fleet in the 53rd Semaine Olympique Française de Hyères - TPM. A light and shifty morning gave way to an afternoon of fine if choppy conditions in 12-15 knot easterlies. It made for a full day of competitive sailing across the 10 classes.
After racing was blown out for the iQFOiL on Wednesday, France’s World and European champion, Nicolas Goyard, is starting to make this look like a procession after winning all four races again. All his rivals, again took double digit discards. Germany’s Sebastian Koerdel (11, 3, 1, 5) has impressed in second and is the only non-French or Polish rider in the top ten.
It was the same story for Hélène Noesmoen, who was as dominant as her compatriot and fellow World and European champion, Goyard, winning the first two races and discarding her 8th place in the last race. Her rivals all racked up double digit discards.
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Source: French Olympic Week
Photos: Sailing Energy/Fédération Française de Voile