Images from 28th Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre
by MCC McCamp on 4 Aug 2009
28th Copa del Rey-Audi Mpaere. Neville Crichton‘s new Alfa Romeo: Bravo, Bravissimo!!!
Neville Crichton’s Alfa Romeo, Copa del Rey, Palma, Mallorca, Spain. MCC McCamp
Today, Monday 3rd of August, has been the first day of regatta, and the maxi Alfa Romeo (Neville Crichton / Ben Ainsley - NZL) has been first in the two races of the day.
Second place went for the maxi Bella Mente (Hap Fauth - USA) with two second places, and third place for the STP65 Container (Udo Schuetz / Marcus Wieser - GER). Fourth place went for the TP52 CAM (Fernando Leon / HRH Prince Felipe de Borbon - ESP). Fifth place went for the maxi Jethou (Sir Peter Ogden - GBR).
Surprisingly, the last year’s winner, the TP52 AIFOS (Armada Espanola / Admiral Jaime R. Toubes - ESP), has fallen down to the ninth place of a total of sixteen big boats.
It is too early to be overly optimistic (this is the first day of a total of six), but it is an excellent start for the Kiwis, who feel the Mediterranean Sea as their own.
Good wind and good luck!
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