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As your IACA editor isn't on site for another week, I asked Bob Griffits to do us some pre Aussie Nationals talk, but I know that will cost me beers....
The sailors and their boats have started arriving at the Hervey Bay Sailing Club. Dave Shaw and Daniel Phillpot have been there for the best part of a week, and they were recently joined by Jean-Louis Le Coq, from France. There has been a steady stream of boat trailers bearing registration plates from the southern states of Australia , making an entrance.
In the last major event of the European season, and a final chance to get some competiton action for those not going to the Worlds. Laurent Stephany reports.
Wednesday October 24 - To open the event, the weather has offered competitors a Northerly 6 to 9 knots wind in a sunny sky. In these conditions the fleet was able to run three races and all competitors were able to show their talents. After three rounds, Benoit Marie led the Foilers, ahead of Mike Modlhammer and Emmanuel Dodé. While in Classic Division, Micky Todd led from of Albert Roturier and Emmanuel Le Chapelier.