5O5 Europa Cup, Hyeres, France
50 boats from 7 countries attended, with strong teams from across Europe as well as the US and Australia. The fleet included 7 boats with World Champions in them, including three of the last four World Champions. Also racing was the current Fireball World Champion, Tom Gillard sailing with Fynn Strerritt and past Fireball World Champion Andy Smith sailing with Tim Needham. Racing took place in the Bay of Hyeres, in fantastic warm sunny conditions with breeze generally between 15 and 22 knots.