Please select your home edition
Edition
Mackay Boats

Mapfre PalmaVela day 2 - Consistency pays

by Eva Dallo on 21 Apr 2012
Mapfre PalmaVela 2012 MartinezStudio.es
In the 2012 Mapfre PalmaVela, westerly winds of 15 knots have helped the British Maxi Jethou break the tie with Magic Carpet 2 and move up to first in the Maxi class on the second day, whereas Quantum Racing's consistent performance gives them a two point advantage over Ran.

After yesterday’s rough conditions and lumpy seas in the bay of Palma, organizers and sailors of the Mapfre PalmaVela regatta were delighted to see sunny skies and lighter winds today. In around 15 knots of Southwesterly breeze the second day of races saw a full slate of races, including three for the Soto 40's, three for the TP 52's, two for the maxis, and a coastal race for the Vintage and Classic class.

Sir Peter Ogden's Jethou and Sir Linday Owen-Jones Magic Carpet 2 kept challenging each other today in the Delta area race where the Maxi contests are being held. Brad Butterworth's good tactics onboard Jethou resulted in a win for the British Maxi which takes the lead in spite of her finishing fifth in race three of the competition.



Jochen Schumann skippered Magic Carpet 2 was second and fourth, and keeps tied in points with Jethou, but the latter is first for she has more wins -1,2,1,5-. Three points behind is German Emma of Dr. Johan Killinger, and Brian Benjamin’s Aegir was forced to abandon after breaking the boom.

A very tightly packed TP52 fleet saw Ed Baird skippered Quantum Racing perform with her customary consistency, taking three second place finishes which places her first after five races. Second is Niklas Zennström's Ran,with a fourth, a first and a third place and eleven points, same scoring as Italo-Argentinean Audi Azzurra of Alberto Roemmers. The brand new Botin & Partners designed TP52 skippered by Argentinean Guillermo Parada got in the mood today with a first, a third and a first places.


The Soto 40 class had its stage debut today in the Mapfre PalmaVela. The series favourite Iberdrola, with Pichu Torcida at the helm, showed they are in form and finished the day in the first position after the three races held today for the Argentinean One Design class.

The green 40 footer owned by Agustín Zulueta won the two last races, but lost the first one to Andrés Soriano's Alegre, which managed two third positions in the remaining two races. The Virgin Islands flagged Soto 40 is now second three points behind. Tony Buckingham's Ngoni was third after a fourth and two second places.

The Vintage and Classic division had its 14,3 mile long coastal race today, which saw Albert Kusak's Enterprise beat Moonbeam IV of Mikaël Creach after they were challenging each other throughout the whole race.

Zhik AkzoNobelb 660x82PredictWind.comNaiad

Related Articles

Marion Bermuda 2017... an Extravaganza
Entries now stand at 60 yachts for the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race and there is still time to get off the fence Entries now stand at 60 yachts for the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race and there is still time to get off the fence and enter this classic, 40th Anniversary Race.
Posted today at 4:32 am
RC44 PRO earns his bucks on snakes and ladders opening day
Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Nonetheless Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio read his crystal ball well enough to stage four races on this course which uniquely has Europe, Gibraltar and North Africa as a backdrop.
Posted today at 3:57 am
North Sails - 60 years of sailmaking - 1986 12 Metre Worlds
In early 1986, a series of races were held off of Fremantle as a precursor to the 1987 America’s Cup. In early 1986, a series of races were held off of Fremantle as a precursor to the 1987 America’s Cup. Dubbed the 12 Metre World Championship, a dozen syndicates competed in what they considered a “shakedown series” to test their boats against the competition. Some of the teams had new builds, their first development boats.
Posted on 27 Apr
Heiner's consistency pays dividends in Sailing World Cup Hyères
Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn. Out of the 534 racers from 52 nations, racing across the ten Olympic events, Foiling Formula Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn.
Posted on 27 Apr
World Cup Series Hyeres – Dylan and Stuart hold their nerve on Day 3
Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell held on to their 49er World Cup lead in Hyeres, France, on Thursday Wind conditions built later than anticipated on this third day of competition, and knowing that Friday’s forecast looks set to bring big breeze and potentially a day confined to shore, sailors and race management alike were eager to eke out the best conditions and complete the day’s schedule.
Posted on 27 Apr
Points close as Heiner takes lead on Day 3 of World Cup Series Hyeres
Nicholas Heiner from the Netherlands has risen to the top of the Finn rankings after the third day France’s Fabian Pic also moved up, to second, while Great Britain’s Ben Cornish didn’t have the best day, and dropped to third. Race wins went to Brazil’s Jorge Zarif and Norway’s Anders Pedersen.
Posted on 27 Apr
Clagett Oakcliff Match Race Regatta announces coaches
The 2016 regatta, which had eight teams from across the US taking part will increase to 10 teams in 2017. The 2016 regatta, which had eight teams from across the US taking part will increase to 10 teams in 2017. It is expected there will be teams from the US, and international teams from Canada, parts of Europe and the Caribbean have expressed interest in attending.
Posted on 27 Apr
World Masters Games - Bilger's success in the wind
As a wind predictor, Jon Bilger thinks he’s got an advantage when it comes to the World Masters Games As a wind predictor, Jon Bilger thinks he’s got an advantage when it comes to the World Masters Games but the only issue is his predictions are available for all of his rivals. He still hasn’t been tempted to put out any rogue information, though.
Posted on 27 Apr
The world of sailing comes to Antigua Sailing Week
A staggering number of sailors from worldwide are descending on the Caribbean Antigua island to celebrate 50th edition. About 1,500 competitors from 32 countries will enjoy five days of world class racing, preceded by the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race and the Peters and May Round Antigua Race.
Posted on 27 Apr
Ida Lewis Distance Race - Popular sailboat race set for August
The 13th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 18, 2017 The 13th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 18, 2017, promising once again to deliver an exciting late-season topper to a busy summer of competitive racing on Narragansett Bay. Classes for IRC, PHRF, One Design, Multihull and Double-Handed insure that everyone (with a qualifying boat of 28 feet or longer) has a place to fit in.
Posted on 27 Apr