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Sr. Paddler Fifils Wins Anguilla Channel Run Again

The last race of the year on December 14 was a big improvement on last year’ dead calm conditions for the 18.5 km surfski race from French Cul de Sac to Plum Bay.  Around 12 kts of tail wind and 2+m swell made a great day out, fun but not scary.  Sunny, warm weather and the usual pristine Plum Bay at the finish rounded the morning off.  Visiting paddler Franck Fifils from Guadeloupe produced his usual 1st place with a time of one hour, 22 minutes, and 14 seconds.   Stuart Knaggs was in second place, with JP Piscione in third in his new boat.

A big thanks to Air Antilles and Trisport for the great prizes.  Jeroen de Zinger drew the air ticket and will be traveling to Guadeloupe for a race in 2009.

Report submitted by Stuart Knaggs, Captain Olivers Yacht Club

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