The wind might have dropped on day 2 of the 53rd Semaine Olympique Française de Hyères - TPM, but the pressure kept rising for the sailors either getting to know their new crews or crafts. You can feel it in the boat parks here in Hyères, with an Olympic cycle of just three years before the Paris 2024 Olympic sailing event takes place in Marseilles, a fine morning’s sail west along the coast. On a day that started light and built steadily from shifty 6s in the late morning to steady 17-19-knot south-westerlies by the late afternoon, the classes that set off in the morning were tested in a range of conditions.
Day 2 at the Semaine Olympique Française de Hyéres was one with shifty conditions testing the athletes on their skill, knowledge and experience. In the men’s fleet it was European and World Champion Nicolas Goyard taking the win in all 5 races!
Hélène Noesmoen was not as dominant as her compatriot and fellow European and World Champion, winning only three of the five races. Her rivals look distant, but remain in touch while she is building her lead.
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Source: French Olympic Week
Photos: Sailing Energy/Fédération Française de Voile