sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Mapfre PalmaVela - Audi Azzurra Sailing Team lead

Mapfre PalmaVela - Audi Azzurra Sailing Team lead

'PalmaVela 201l'    Nico Martinez ©    Click Here to view large photo

Mapfre PalmaVela - The start gun of the Mapfre PalmaVela was fired today in the bay of Palmain with easterly winds of 14 to 16 knots.

The majestic Maxi Wallies and Maxis, both of which racing in compensated time, and the competitive TP 52's, which run in real time, were the first fleets to go on the water where a course of eight, six nautical miles was set up for each of them.

The TP52 fleet, with three new builds in this year's Mapfre Palma Vela which had aroused great expectation, was dominated by Audi Azzurra Sailing Team. The Italian campaign skippered by Argentinian Guillermo Parada had no rivals and signed three dominant wins in as many races today.

32nd America's Cup winner Ed Baird skippered Quantum Sailing was expected to challenge the YCCS flagged TP52, but they finished six points behind the Italians, whereas Swedish newcomer RÀN finished fourth, tied in points -eleven- with British Gladiator which is third.

In spite of an early start in the second race, Guillermo Parada didn't give the rest of the fleet any chances throughout three very good contests. These three bullets place them in the first position with a nice advantage over the second qualified Quantum Sailing. The US flagged TP52 didn't fill the expectations and paid for their lack of consistency. Their performance decreased along the day finishing second, third and fourth in the three races held today.

Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström owned and skippered RÀN, which couldn't finish the first of the races, managed a second and a third place in the second and third race respectively. José Cusí's Bribón with Gonzalo Araújoat the helm didn't perform as expected and could only be fourth in the first race, abandoned in the second after a problem with their spinnaker at the gate rounding, and was fifth in the last one, what places her in the fifth provisional position.


British Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones' Maxi Wally Magic Carpet 2 signed a first and a second place thus currently leading her class, with one point of advantage upon also English Open Season of Thomas Bescher which finished third and first with Michael Atkinson at the helm. German Claus-Peter Offen's Y3K is provisional third after finishing first and second, tied on eight points with two other boats, Italian flagged Into of Lauro Buoro and Jean Charles Deacaux and Piers Richason's British SyJ One.

The largest boat of the fleet, Lorenza Guerra's Italian Esense was first in real time but could only manage seventh in compensated time.

Also British Alegre of Andrés Soriano comfortably won today's two opening races of the Mapfre PalmaVela. Monaco flagged Highland Fling XI of Irvine Laid law skippered by Xavier Mecoy was third and second, whereas Sir Peter Odgen and Stuart Branson's English Jethou finished second and third.

Both are now tied on five points and placed second and third respectively. Four points away from the podium is now Danish Vertical Smile of Peter Lerbrandt after signing a fourth and a fifth place.

Palma Vela website
Tomorrow Friday the IRC,ORC, RI and one design (J80, Flying Fifteen and Dragón) classes will join competition .




by Eva Dallo

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82708

7:26 PM Thu 21 Apr 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World



Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,






















Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,














2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals by Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA


America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand


Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship final day preview   
AWT Pacasmayo Classic 2014 - Catching up with Levi Siver   
Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Trans-Atlantic: Team Alvimedica - 500 Miles   
Pacific Cup 2014 – Photos of ‘Invisible Hand’   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT