After a terrific Grateful Red St-Tropez party the final cruise back to Port Napoleon was with Lake Kegonsa Sailing Club sailors, Jack, Steve and Ken. A night in the Porquerolles, a night in the great old port of Cassis and finally, a motor into the thirty knot headwinds to cross the Golfe do Fos and enter into Port Napoleon. Too windy to take put the boat on the hard, but spent a night listening to the Badgers when they beat Ohio State via Internet Radio.
The Traditional Class “wooden boats over 16 meters in length” had 44 participants. There was a ten boat Wooden 12-meter class. American Cup boats. 288 boats overall in the regatta. Crew of Leneke, Clarissa and Jeroen as the Dutch contingent with Teri, George, Kristine and Ken had difficulties in finding the correct course among many courses in the sailing instructions. Finally on the last day, sailed the correct course and beat boats. A great finish to a terrific racing season!
The Saone river to Lyon, where Ken, Kristine and Eddie picked up Mark and Mark and met up with the Rhone river. Vineyards only on the right bank, Condrieu, Hermitage in the north, Saint Joseph in the mid valley, and Chateauneuf du Pape in the south. Tasted them all. Spent a night in Avignon, the city of the Popes. Went through deepest French lock.
See you on the Water