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The Upstart regatta was held in the bay of Nice with very tricky and light conditions but a marvelous summer day in November ! Maybe to warm to let the thermic wind blow as it should. But thanks to Damine babonneau our race comitee, we managed to set up to races between 3 to 5 knots. A first win ever for Philippe Ergand and Sebastien Fillaut who just bought the famous Asteria 4 boat, former boat of my father Jacques Puisségur. Philippe and Seb made no mistakes from start to finish line in both races of the day. A huge applause for them ! Asteria 5 with me and a new comer Pat de Wazieres is second and Michael Willis closed the podium. Antonio Rubino was the sponsor of the day and cooked a fantastic vitello tonatto for everybody. A delicious moment shared all together with an amazing sunset on the terrace of Club Nautique de Nice Club House. Next regatta the Asteria 4 Cup, will allow Philippe and Seb to confirm their feeling on their new boat.