QUIRK AND NEEDHAM MAINTAIN THE LEAD AFTER DAY TWO OF THE EURO CUP LEG IN CANNES.

CANNES, France  –  The team of QUIRK (AUS) and TIM NEEDHAM (GB) continue  atop the leaderboard after day two of the 2019 505 Euro Cup kick off at Yacht Club de Cannes. Only one race was held in the building breeze which was won by 5 time World Champions WOLFGANG HUNGER & HOLGER JESS from GERMANY. Second in very close finish was MICHAEL QUIRK & TIM NEEDHAM from AUSTRALIA with PHILLIPPE BOITE and MATHIEU FOUNTAINE from FRANCE in third.

With the wind increasing the PRO sent the fleet to shore after the first scheduled race as winds built to 30knots and sea conditions became too challenging even for the notoriously versatile 5o5.

The Leaderboard now stands

1st       Michael Quirk & Tim Needham (AUS)

2nd      Howard Hamlin & Jeff Nelson (USA)

3rd       Ian Pinnel & Russ Clark (GB)

4th       Wolfgang Hunger & Holger Jess (GER)

5th       Phillippe Boite & Mathieu Fontaine (FRA)

Racing will continue for the last day of the regatta tomorrow  21st April. The forecast is for continuing strong winds. PRO Olivier de Turckhein, from the Yacht Club de Cannes said “Winds will continue to be very challenging tomorrow but I am confident we will get at least one race completed before it gets too windy.”

For Euro Cup Cannes results  race reports, please visit our event page

For more details on this event and the other International 505 Regattas visit the 505 International Class website.