The winter training scheduled at Bevaix on March 11&12th had to be cancelled
since the conditions where too chilly to even think to go on the water.
Fortunately the conditions were good for the training scheduled on the next
week-end, but only 2 teams shown up - RenÚ Betschen/Patrick Ducommun (SUI
8569) and Florian Stauffer/Philippe Jacot (SUI 8729). The 2 other local
teams could not do it for illness reasons. No others teams shown up.
Saturday we had a perfect East wind starting at 1-2 Beaufort to finnish in
the 3-4 range. It allowed us to have an efficiient training session,
finnishing nearly in the dark. Both boats have validated number of new
fittings and set-ups, installed and elaborated during the winter. The speed
of the 2 boats where extremely close, and we have one more time experienced
how important is practice in 505. Every mm in the jib sheet or every
fraction of degree in helming result in loss or gain in this incredibly
Sunday the wind dopped completely and we have taken the opportunity of a
beautifull spring day to refine anything we could on the boats. CÚdric
Bart/Ueli Marti (SUI 8543) and Marc Froidevaux/ValÚry Jacot (SUI 8612) have
brought their boat too. We are now 4 competitive boats (all Duvoisin) at
Bevaix, ready for weekly trainings. You are invited too.