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Norauto dominated GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup

Norauto dominated the final day of competition in Spain to win the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup.

Racing in a light westerly Levante wind, Adam Minoprio’s desire to win the leeward position on the start line put Norauto in front in all three races, and he went on to win two of them.

Where Norauto really dominated was in the strong breeze at the start of the regatta, taking the first seven races and going on to score a total of ten wins from 15 races.

Team Tilt took a while to come good in this regatta, but it was his 21st birthday that seemed to push Sébastien Schneiter up a gear, as he won two races on Saturday and won another Sunday, steering the Swiss boat comfortably to second overall.

The battle for third was wide open going into the final day’s racing, and any of four boats were well within range of the podium.

In the final race, with Norauto and Team Tilt fast off the line and into their customary positions at the front of the fleet, it was Realteam’s turn to shine, taking third place ahead of the Japanese team Mamma Aiuto!.

Engie could only manage sixth place in this heat, but as it turned out it was still sufficient to claim third overall.

GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup

1st Norauto 1 2 1 1 5 pts
2nd Team Tilt 2 1 3 2 8 pts
3rd Armin Strom Sailing Team 3 6 2 4 15 pts
4th Malizia - Yacht Club de Monaco 8 5 4 6 23 pts
5th Gunvor Sailing 4 3 9 8 24 pts
6th Team Engies 5 8 8 3 24 pts
7th Argo 7 4 5 8 24 pts
8th Mamma Aiuto! 10 7 6 7 30 pts
9th Realteam 10 9 7 5 31 pts
10th Spindrift racing 6 11 11 8 36 pts
11th Orange Racing 9 10 10 8 37 pts

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