The tenth edition of the Raid Emeraude, long distance cat race in the bay of Saint Malo, North Brittany took place last week end. Magic Marine has been a regular partner of this event from the very first edition. A high level plateau of sailors including Mischa Heemskerk/ Bastiaan Tentij and Olivier Backes /Mathieu Vandame, made up the 93 adult crews that disputed 2 long distance races over the week end in varying conditions of wind and very beautiful but tricky sailing grounds (due to rocks, tides and currents…)
For this anniversary edition, a selection of 30 junior crews, from surrounding sailing schools, also competed in another category on their Hobie Cat Teddy's and Hoby Cat 15's and numerous were the animations on land and sea.The all over winners of the event are Magic Marine teamriders Mischa Heemskerk and Bastiaan Tentij followed by another Dutch duo, Gunnar Larson and Franck De Waard. The Raid Emeraude has become a Grade 3 event in the F18 calendar making it choice race for high level competitors.
Photos taken by Pierrick Contin - www.raidemeraude.com
We will for sure be back with the event next year!!