A SE wind is forecast to arrive in Saintes Maries de la Mer this weekend. If so, then we expect Bjorn, Finian and friends to get down to the Canal for a first blast of the new season.

They have until December 20th 2005 to get the perfect day and try and go faster than 48.70 knots over 500 metres.

They will be joined by the fastest sailors from the UK (Dave White, 44.03) and France (David Garrel, 45.51). Chick wise we have 2004 PWA racing champion Allison Shreeve (F2/ Neil Pryde), who is aiming to beat Karin Jaggi’s record of 41.25 knots. And we may find a certain Mr.Albeau popping down to see what all the fuss is about!

Photo Credit: Masters of Speed