In 2008, the second edition of the Escale Wauquiez in Atlantic is held at the Ile d’Yeu during the weekend of May 1 again. Despite the difficult conditions to get to Port Joinville nineteen Wauquiez boats were in the afternoon of Thursday : Amphitrite , Luck 37, 32 and 45 Centurion mingled happily with the new generations : Centurion 40s, Pilot Saloon 40 41 , 47 … and even new Pilot Saloon 55 which made a stopover in Ile d’Yeu en route to its delivery to La Rochelle.
That same evening, the terrace of the harbor of Port Joinville hosted some 80 participants to share oysters, smoked tuna and rillettes ( Ile d’ Yeu requires … ) , washed down with a glass of Muscadet or Pineau welcome, as if the sun returned in the evening , the temperature had dropped it a lot …
The next morning, this is a light southwest wind 19 boats that took the start for a tour of the island , along with a feature that provided the photo report . Past the tip of Dogs Perrins , the breeze became capricious, and options “down” or ” off ” shared preferences , with finally a slight advantage for those who remain close to the coast .
The evening dinner at the Citadel met crews , organizers and partners in a particularly friendly atmosphere. All could already see their sailboat under sail Wauquiez through a slideshow made by express Nicolas Claris . On this occasion, This Christian , CEO of SGB Finance , expressed pleasure that he had to meet ” those who sail ” in the friendly context dune ride at sea and sail to the new Wauquiez Pilot Saloon 55 !
Saturday morning , after delivery of increasing “home” , the fleet dispersed to Brittany , La Rochelle or the Gironde, and everyone promised to review , no later than the next Stopover Wauquiez .