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FRA EuroCup Leg

Venue : Lac du Der

Date: 26-28 March

France Eurocup #1 Lac Du Der

Eight MUSTO’s from 4 Nations arrived at Lac du Der in France over Easter for the first round of the 2016 MUSTO Skiff Eurocup. The event forms part of the Breizhskiff European Series made up of 10 events and so there were 40 other boats on the race course from RS100’s to 49ers.

It was clear that it was going to be a 3 horse race with Schooling, Duchoud and Lachenschmid all switching podium positions on the first day in 7-12kts of breeze and warm spring sunshine. Day 2 dawned cloudy with a punchy 14-24kt gusty wind and the podium swapping continued. Nicolas Duchoud showed the most consistency to post 2 bullets from Lachenschmid in 2nd and Schooling in 3rd, all 3 boats finishing within 10 seconds of each other. The overall event results had Schooling in first place after a strong first day performance with Lachenschmid 2nd and Duchoud 3rd but between the MUSTO’s the results were reversed on count-back. Congratulations therefore to Nicolas Duchoud who wins at Lac du Der on his 5th attempt!

Lac Du Der is a great venue and event with a unique European feel and warm hospitality.  All coaching, food and accommodation is on site and the huge reservoir is only 4hrs drive south from Calais. This is well worth considering for next year, with 1.5 days of coaching and 2.5 days of racing it’s a fantastic opener to the season.

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