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Women J/80s lead PalmaVela Regatta

by J/Boats 14 May 10:23 PDT 29 April - 8 May 2022
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The Real Club Nautico de Palma yet again hosted a star-studded event in their home waters of the Bay of Palma over a four-day weekend.

The sailing off Palma Mallorca, Spain was simply stunning, with daily sea breezes, clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and nice big azure blue waves making the off-wind planing rides for the J/80 fleet lots of fun.

In the J/80 Class, it was Spain's double Olympic silver Medallist Natalia Vía-Dufresne and crew on DORSIA COVIRAN that convincingly won the class counting only podium finishes and five bullets out of nine races in their scoreline. Taking the silver medal was Helena Alegre's AGD DESAMIANTADOS crew also counting all podium finishes in eight of nine races. Rounding out the podium was Kristyn Gills' ALOJA having a similar finish tally as her women colleagues on the podium.

In the ORC handicap world, taking the silver on a tiebreaker in ORC 4 Division was Scott Beattie's J/97 JUST THE JOB from Great Britain. Losing that countback was Gabriele Pohlmann's J/99 MEERBLICK FUN from Germany.

Finally, in the ORC A2 division, Matias Gil's J/35 BLUE FLAG took the silver medal, while fellow J/sailor Toni Ensenat's J/92 JOLIE VOLIE ended up in the sixth position.

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