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Game, set and match for Reichers

German Proto sailor claims both legs of the Mini Pavois

Thursday May 13th 2010, Author: Pierrick Garenne, Location: France

- Jorg Riechers (753 – Mare.de) winner of the prototypes class in both legs.
- Thomas Normand (787 – Financière de l’Échiquier) is second and Nicolas Boidevizi (719 – Défi G.D.E) is third at general classification before committee.

Jorg Riechers sailing Mare.de arrived back in La Rochelle as winner of the Mini Pavois' 465 mile second leg from Gijon via several marks off the Brittany coast. The German Mini sailor won both legs of the singlehanded race in the Proto class.

"I was at the mark with a good lead on Thomas [Normand] but the wind fell and Thomas came back into contact. It was extremely difficult from the beginning to the end... It was very physical because it was quite windy and I did not have much time to rest. I'm very happy that I have won both legs. Being second in the Select 6.50 and first in the Mini Pavois is great. If it continues like this, it's cool..."

However Riechers had spent much of the leg chasing Switzerland’s well known Tour de France a la Voile skipper Etienne David on Team Work.

"I am very happy because I have a good result and it was not fun," said David. "It was pretty difficult... The Mini in this amount of wind, I had to discover it. It was wet and super cold. It was a good leg and it stimulated me to be always in contact with Jorg and Thomas. I did not give up! I do not know what sail to choose sometimes and when I think I'm fine, I see the others go even faster... It's crazy! I must get used to it and I need to learn to push more. But when I see the potential I have with my boat and that I can fight the best ones, it's encouraging! For a first try, I am very happy .... "

Second leg results - Protos
1. Jorg Riechers (753 - Mare.de)
2. Thomas Normand (787 - Financière de l’Échiquier)
3. Etienne David (679 - Team Work)

2010 Mini Pavois overall results - Protos
1. Jorg Riechers (753 - Mare.de)
2. Thomas Normand (787 - Financière de l’Échiquier)
3. Nicolas Boidevizi (719 – Défi G.D.E)

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  • Conrad Colman 14/05/2010 - 12:08

    how about some love for the Series guys?
  • Conrad Colman 14/05/2010 - 12:08

    how about some love for the Series guys?

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