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The Ribalda Cup was hosted by the Club Nautique de Nice on sunday May 21st in a marvelous summer day on the French Riviera. Sunny and hot weather with 25°C very and like very often in this conditions light air from 3 to knots but sable wind, who allowed us to run 4 races a day.
Jean Gabriel Charton our Nice fleet champion is also a great Dragon’s crew. This time he invited his regular Dragon’s skipper, Gérard Blanc, to join him on board “Junior 8266”. A great experience for Gérard and Jgab who won with a comfortable lead and 3 bullet for 4 races.
Gérard Blanc is also a member of Yacht Club de Cannes and he is in charge with Jeff Puisségur to set up the next 2018 9th Open district championship in Cannes in March. A good reason for him to try the boat !
The second team is Enjalbert and Pouillard who did manage to see the right shift on the last race and kept their lead until the end. This win allow them to take the second place on the podium neck to neck with Jeff Puisségur and Philippe Ergand.
After the race the amazing terrace of the restaurant welcomed the star sailors and crews for a very nice after regatta lunch offered by sponsor of the regatta Mr Alessandro Zilioli the owner of Ribalda who was close to the podium finishing on point behind Jeff Puisségur
Photo from left to right : Arnaud Puillard, Louis Enjalbert, Jean-Gabriel Charton, Gérard Blanc, Philippe Ergand & Jeff Puisségur.