Copa del Rey, Day 1, Races 1 & 2

Palma de Majorca, Spain

On Tuesday the TP 52 fleet raced races 1 & 2 on the bay of Palma de Majorca, Spain in mild conditions of 8-11 knots from the SSW. The wind was shifting quite a bit and was anything but steady. In both races the left side of the course was heavily favored and the leaders always came from that side. The exception was on the second windward leg of the second race when Bribon, with King Juan Carlos onboard got a private right hand shift of about 10 degrees, which brought him up from a distant 7th to equal for the lead. It is called the Copa del Rey! In the end Bribon finished third.

Vasco Vascotta had the best day with a 1, 2 score followed closely by Siemens/Matador of Alberto Roemmers with a 3, 1 and with some guy named Cayard as tactician. Third for the day was Platoon with 8 points and Jochen Schuman(Alinghi) on the helm and John Cutler(Desafio Espanol) tactician. The fleet is filled with the top talent in the sport in every position. There will be many ups and downs before the week is over.

The racing continues through Saturday.

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