Despite anarchy spreading throughout France, its principalities and enclaves due to the unwarranted changes in the French language, the Vaucluse Regatta is still on. Nonetheless, Académie Française's representative in Australia, and DBSC member, "Adrian with a H", snuffed:
"I leave France and the peasants takeover. Now I know how Louis XVI felt."
The VYC regatta is on 20 February. Its a grand regatta, over 80 years young. One day, 3 races. Great opportunity for racing in a big fleet, and practice for the away leg of the VYC/DBSC challenge in March. DBSC does paperwork and covers coût* for our members ; we're a giving club.
There is no laser racing at DBSC, just the 18's and their JJs.
Apres racing, we return to VYC to enjoy their hospitality, admire their magnicently polished wood bar, collect the silverware, and drink their beer. Juniors exempt from final duty.
We'll have a quick briefing at DBSC at Noon. The DBSC armada will set sail northwards about 12.20pm (weather dependant) to reach the waters of the Southern French enclave in time for the 1.05 pm start.
Keep an eye on weather....current forecast is for a quick run to the start courtesy of a southerly (but the slog home could hurt a bit)
Full rigs first, then radials 5 mins later. Course is Triangle - windward return around large red and white vertical striped buoys. Finish downwind to port of start boat (ie not through start line). Races tend to be about 30 minutes each so 3 races isn't excessive.
Full Sailing instructions here
* we're sticking with traditional french.