sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Copa del Rey Coastal Race – Jordi Calafat secures victory
Copa del Rey Coastal Race – Jordi Calafat secures victory

'Day three of Copa Del Rey 2012'    Xaume Olleros/52 Superseries    Click Here to view large photo

The 31st Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre coastal race was held in Palma, Mallorca today, Wednesday 18th July 2012. Olympic and America’s Cup champion Jordi Calafat chartered a winning course in his home-waters to secure victory for his Audi All4One team in the IRC 1 division.

It was the first line honours win in this regatta for the Palma born sailing legend’s team, but it wasn’t enough to challenge overall leaders Audi Azzurra Sailing Team, who finished second to remain on top of the overall leaderboard.

The 52s dominated the 13-strong fleet on corrected time with All4One taking the win, Azzurra in second place, PowerPlay third, followed by Gladiator, Provezza 7, Paprec Recyclage and Aquila in seventh.

All4One’s victory moves the team onto the podium, in third place on the overall Copa del Rey IRC 1 leaderboard with 17 points. Azzurra continue to hold a commanding lead of 11 points and PowerPlay remain second on 16.5 points.

All4One and Azzurra started the coastal course with their usual match-racing style ferocity, but it was All4One who gained the early jump after edging ahead on the opening downwind leg, which Calafat described as 'crucial' to their win.
The two Audi teams were neck-and-neck approaching the Islote del Sech rounding, but it was All4One who played a massive right hand shift best.

'It’s not about local knowledge, because everyone sails here so much,’’ Calafat said. 'We won because we moved into a strong position in the first run and had the strong start that we planned.'

It was a crucial day’s racing for the teams, as race rules do not permit for the coastal race result to be dropped, unlike other races in the six-day regatta.

Day three of Copa Del Rey 2012 -  Jacaranda Marketing   Click Here to view large photo

Azzurra skipper Guillermo Parada said the importance of the coastal race was not lost on his crew as they hit the water with a strong overall lead.

Finishing the day in second place across the line and on corrected time was the perfect way to mark the half-way point of the regatta, the largest in the Mediterranean, Parada said.

'This was the critical race, we wanted to make sure we had a good result and we managed to do it,’’ he said.
'From now on we will play it more looking at the situation and the points. There’s still a long way to go, but for sure we are in the position we wanted to be in at the start of the week.'

Rán finished second in the IRC 0 coastal race to remain at top of the overall leaderboard on seven points, ahead of Shockwave on 14 points, and Bella Mente in third place on 17 points.

More than 1,100 sailors are competing on board 119 yachts, across seven divisions in the 31st Copa del Rey. A maximum of 12 races will be contested across the six-day regatta that concludes on Saturday July 21. Copa del Rey does not count towards the overall 52 Super Series.

The IRC fleets will return to a windward-leeward race format on Thursday, with the first race to begin at 1300 local, 1100 UTC.

Day three of Copa del Rey 2012 -  Xaume Olleros/52 Superseries   Click Here to view large photo

Event website


by Jacaranda Marketing

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99841

5:40 PM Wed 18 Jul 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2012 52 Super Series

Related News Stories:

15 Jul 2012  52 Super Series to return in 2013 - Calendar announced
15 Jul 2012  52 Super Series Royal Cup - Rán Racing surge to victory
14 Jul 2012  52 Super Series - Azzurra close in overall standings
14 Jul 2012  52 Series Royal Cup - Gladiator pulls off major comeback
13 Jul 2012  52 Super Series - Azzurra victorious on day 2 of Royal Cup
13 Jul 2012  52 Super Series Royal Cup regatta – More drama on Day 2
12 Jul 2012  52 Super Series - Dramatic opening day
12 Jul 2012  52 Super Series - Azzurra fights for supremacy
11 Jul 2012  52 Super Series - Azzurra second in Royal Cup practice race
11 Jul 2012  52 Super Series - Royal Cup practice race in Palma
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,














America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,














































2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video   
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs   
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off   
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT