A full pension passions ……
Almost forgot the terrible Dragon accident that nearly cost him life, our Commodore / Vice-President Jean-Pierre GAILES, just illustrate the Championship of France of the OK Dinghy International Series, by winning the Medal bronze.
Played over 3 days on the Gironde Lacanau Lake, facing thirty competitors from the four corners of France, Jean-Pierre finally won the third place after the 8th race of the Championship.
For Jean-Pierre, after an absence in the series of 51 years (nothing to rejuvenate the … ..) racing again Yole OK was a real challenge and an exciting homecoming to his first love, since practiced this very technical and difficult discipline in the breeze between 1960 & 1964 …….
Jean-Pierre projects are multiple since it is pre-committed to the Royal Regatta on his Dragon “Child’s Dream 4” then he will participate in the Finn in the next edition of the Challenge Yves-Louis PINAUD who was also in 1963 his coach at Finn SOCOA national internship.
Jean-Pierre will compete again in Yole OK on 17 & 18 October in Sanary for BONNEFOY Challenge.