Copa del Rey Mapfre - Robertissima claims race win
by Paul Cayard on 9 Aug 2014
At the Copa del Rey Mapfre, two good races were held again today in slightly more wind, and plenty of sunshine.
Robertissima - 33rd Copa del Rey © Jesus Renedo http://www.sailingstock.com
Onboard Robertissima, we started of the day with a win. We won the left side of the starting line and therefore the left side of the race course and controlled things from there.
After that first race, we were in a three way tie for first place overall, with three races remaining. Shockwave and Bella Mente were the other two tied with us.
In the second race, we got a bad start. We fought for the left side as usual, but our timing wasn't perfect and we got squeezed out two minutes after the start. We had to tack and go out to the right to clear our air, and on this one sided race course, that was it. We hung close but could never get around the others and no one made any big mistakes.
So going into tomorrow, we lie in third place, three points out of first and two points out of second place. Shockwave is back in the lead. We have a good situation should there be any ties in that we have won four races and the tie breaker goes in favor of most number of first places.
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