TWO-WAY BATTLE FOR VICTORY AT SEMAINE DE LA ROCHELLE GOES TO BALANGUER/TALLIEU GUEYDAN
Standing out front at the 54 Semaine de la Rochelle in France, 3-6 June 2017, were the two teams of Enzo Balanger/Gaultier Tallieu Gueydan and Thomas Andre/Justin Baradat in their battle for supremacy.
The 54th week of La Rochelle Dériveurs, an event organized by the Société des Régates Rochelaises was held this year from June 3rd to 5th. A very nice edition with a considerable number of dinghies. In total it is 11 series represented with 294 riders on 232 dinghies!
Three days of varied conditions for the 6 race series, saw a 17 knot breeze open the event, before lighter breeze meant some postponements ashore until the sea breeze filled in.
Going into the final race there were just 2 points between Balanger/Tallieu Gueydan and Andre/Baradat, and disappointingly for Andre/Baradat, it was a case of playing catch up around the race track. The pair crossed the line in 6th, but it was no match for the second place wrapped up byBalanger/Tallieu Gueydan and with it the series win.Thrid to Jeremi Nathan / Mathis Guessard.
No surprise to see the persistently good partnership of Violette Dorange/Camille Orion claim 5th overall and the top girls spot.