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Mapfre PalmaVela - Two winners confirmed on day three

by Eva Dallo on 24 Apr 2011
Mapfre Palma Vela 2011 Maria Muina
Mapfre PalmaVela - Today's coastal race has confirmed Alegre and Vell Marí as the Mapfre PalmaVela winners in Maxi and ORC2 respectively. The overall results of the rest of the classes will be decided tomorrow.

Palma de Mallorca- TP52's, Maxis, and IRC completed a coastal race of 41 miles today, whereas Vintage and Classic run a 18,4 miles of also coastal course. Maxi Alegre added another win to an already perfect score which turns them into the Mapfre PalmaVela Maxi winner this year, whereas GermanY3K also won today in the Maxi Wally class. As far as the TP52's are concerned, RÀN scratched some points thanks to her win today.

As it happened yesterday, the third day of races in Palma started with a heavy early shower which left almost clear skies for the rest of the day. At around12:15 hours, Wally, Maxi, TP52, and IRC started the coastal races which explored the bay of Palma in southerly average winds of 12 knots. German Claus Peter Offen's Y3K was first and climbs up to the third overall position after crossing the line 25 minutes ahead of Lauro Buoro's Inti, which finished second and is now third in the scoring board.

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Sir Linday Owen-Jones' Magic Carpet was penalized with a 720º turn after a port-starboard incident at the windward mark and completed the course in the fifth place thus losing out their lead to Inti in the overall classification after five races.

After another win today British Maxi Alegre clears out from the rest of the fleet and Mapfre PalmaVela 2011 winner with eight points advantage over second classified Xavier Mecoy's Highland Fling XI. The Mona co-flagged Maxi was second and third was British Jethou of Sir Peter Odgen, equally placed in the overall classification after five races.

RÀN of Swedish boat owner Niklas Zennstrom moves up to second place after crossing the finish line two minutes ahead of Guillermo Parada's Audi Azzurra Sailing Team, in spite of the Italo-Argentinians rounding first the windward mark. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda flagged brand new TP52 Azzurra remains on the lead with and advantage of six points upon also new build RÀN, but with three races to go the regatta hasn't been decided yet.

Tony Langley's Gladiator was third in today's coastal race and is fourth in the overall scoring, whereas Bribón paid for their over the line and drops to the fifth place.


Carlos Martinez's Mapfre enjoys a comfortable lead of seven points upon second classified. The Mapfre PalmaVela defending champion in the J80 division won today's first race and was second and fifth in the last two. Olympic medallist Jose María Van der Ploeg's Great Sailing made an impressive showing with two sixth places and two wins, which boosts them up to the second place in the scoring board after six races. Nextel Engineering of also Spanish Ignacio Camino was over the line in the first race and was third and second in the two last ones.

Johnny Vincent British flagged Pace won the IRC coastal race after a tight contest with Fernando León's CAM, which was second, as he is in the overall classification after the three races.

A very even vintage class features a triple tie on four points between Tim Liesenhoff's Marigan, Monaco flagged Moonbeam IV steered by Mikaël Creach and Albert Kusak's Enterprise after two races. Marigan won today's coastal race, followed by Enterprise and Moonbeam IV. Classic Merengue IV won in her class thus holding to the lead, whereas Italian Margarita Estalindalamar is second, and Freda is third.


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