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Regates Royales de Cannes - Trophee Panerai Day 3

Day 3 was a beautiful, albeit pretty complicated day for the 150 boats taking part in the Régates Royales de Cannes -Trophée Panerai.

The Dragons that have raced eight races already and had three today in a good south-easterly that veered to the south and increased.

It looks like it will be a duel between the Germans on Smaug and the Russians on Annapurna.

Russian veteran Anatoly Loginov won the second race with ease in front of the German crew of Powwow, scoring a break point before the last match of the day because both Smaug and Even Better had a bad race.

Whilst the UK's Storm bounced back and climbed on the third step of the provisional podium.

The 5.5 Metre class benefitted from a great day on the water, with three races. Germany’s Prettynama showed its predilection for the stronger breeze, as did compatriots Atari and Silver Fox that finished in 2nd and 7th respectively in the first race of the day.

The second race went to Hannes Waimer, Markus Koy and Diego Negri on Atari, who climbed into first place on the overall leaderboard.

Close racing was on the menu for the third race with four teams on top: Atari (GER-6 points), Société Nautique de Genève (SUI-7 points), Feng Shui (NED-8 points) and Prettynama (GER-8 points).

In the 12 Metre class, France was once again beaten by her sparring partner Sovereign that managed to squeeze inside the downwind mark, just a few metres away from the finish line and cross in first place.

With another win for the crew skippered by Claude Perdriel. their adversaries will not catch up so easily.

Full results here

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