Coastal Race day at Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Racing continued at the 32nd Copa del Rey MAPFRE, Mallorca, with three classes competing in the coastal race, the Hublot IRC 1, the Hublot IRC 0 and Gaastra IRC 52. All monotypes have been able to fulfill its program of two windward/leeward races, while the two G.H. Mumm IRC classes had to settle with a single race sailed.With the first half of the regatta program raced, the provisional leaders are: British "Jethou" in the class Hublot IRC 0, Italian "B2" in Hublot IRC 1, American "Quantum Racing" in Gaastra IRC 52, German "Elena Nova" in G.H. Mumm ORC 1, Spanish "Movistar" in G.H. Mumm ORC 2, Spanish "Vamos Spain" in Nespresso Soto 40, Italian "Margherita" in La Caixa X-35 and Spanish "Turismo do Algarve" in Mahou J80.

The excitement was at its maximum peak in the Hublot IRC 0 class. Andres Soriano’s British "Alegre" won the coastal race today, beating for a minute and a half American "Shockwave" after more than three hours of competition. The combined results of the day cause a dramatic situation in the provisional overall results: the top three entries are now tied on 12 points.

H.R.H. Prince Felipe joined the regatta today as skipper of "Aifos" in the Hublot IRC 1 class. The Spanish Navy’s boat entered the finish line of today’s coastal race second in real time, although he finished sixth after applying the handicapped system. Italian "B2" won this race and is the solid leader of the provisional overall.

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American "Quantum Racing" took today’s coastal race in the Gaastra IRC 52 class. After nearly four hours of racing, the boat skippered by Ed Baird beat Italian "Azzurra" for more than five minutes and Swedish "Rán" for almost six. "Quantum Racing" continues leader of the provisional overall, with now 2.5 points ahead of "Rán" and nine over "Azzurra".