Posts Tagged ‘Semaine Olympique Francaise’

Charline Picon (FRA) wins medal race

Friday, April 25th, 2008

2nd was Li Ling (CHN) and 3rd Zofia Klepacka (POL) who wins the Semaine Olympique Francaise by no less than 18 pointrs. Conclusive evidence that she can sail in the breeze as well as the light and flukey (more…)

Ricardo Santos (BRA) wins medal race

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Bimba won the medal race at the Semaine Olympique Francaise and the title of overall winner (more…)

Medal Race forecast

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Northwesterly flow 10/15kts in the early morning, veering rapidly Northeast 05kts and becoming variable by midday. The flow is veering South to Southwest 06/08kts in the afternoon.

Julien closes in on a podium finish - Hyeres/day 5

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Casper Bouman (NED) had a nightmare 41st place (quickly discarded) in the only race of the day. He still leads the fleet  by a six point margin going into tomorrow’s medal race (more…)

Olga takes the race and moves up to 2nd - Hyeres/day 5

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Mingli Duan (CHN) came from the back of the pack to claim second place in the only race of the day in the women’s fleet (more…)

Light wind racing - Hyeres - Day 4

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

One hundred eighty degree shifts and puffy conditions made a mixing bowl of the Bay of Hyeres today, with most of the fleets able to get at least one race off during the last gasps of the dying westerly Mistral from Tuesday’s blowout.  (more…)

Who said the Mediterranean is unpredictable?… SOF - Day 3

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Since last week-end, the weather experts had predicted a strong Mistral for this Tuesday. (more…)

Mistral lifts favourites to the top… Hyeres, Day 2

Monday, April 21st, 2008
The second day of racing in the 40th Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères was blessed with ideal racing conditions and sunshine. The clouds and rain cleared quickly by mid-morning with the apparition of a steady 15 to 20 knots Mistral. (more…)

Tough conditions in Hyeres - Day One

Monday, April 21st, 2008

The 40th edition of the SOF in Hyères started with gruelling conditions which tested the sailor’s fitness and equipment! The Easterly wind reinforced until mid-afternoon up to 25 knots with deep short waves. (more…)

Jess swaps autumn for spring…

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Jessica Crisp (AUS), a true windsurfing legend has stopped off in Hyeres on her way to Quingdao and the Olympic Regatta (more…)