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Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 - Day 1

The opening day of racing at the Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 got off to a good start Wednesday in light but tactically testing conditions.

Celebrating its 12th year in Palma, a record fleet of Oysters gathered for this annual regatta at Real Club Nautico de Palma (RCNP).

Ranging in size from 45ft-100ft, they fought it out under the bright Mediterranean sun on the Bay of Palma.

In the light breeze with winds reaching no more than 11 kts throughout the day, there were some exciting starts with plenty of barging in at the committee boat end of the line.

Oyster Regatta Palma - Leading results after Day 1

Class 1 - 1st GUARDIAN ANGEL Model: 885-04 Owner/Skipper: Maxim Kudryashov

Class 2 - 1st DALLIANCE Model: 62-15 Owner/Skipper: Rory & Susie McGrath

Class 3 - 1st LISANNE Model: 575-29 Owner/Skipper: Eric & Ann Alfredson

Class 4 - 1st NIKITOO II Model: 54-19 Owner/Skipper: Hugh Johnson

All results avaialbel here

Raymarine were the sponsors of Race Day One of the Regatta and the 'First Over the Line' prizes were presented by Pantaenius.

The prize for the youngest team member in the fleet, who sailed an exceptional first race went to seven-year-old Olivia Hales sailing with her family on her grandfather’s boat Cappella of London.

Olivia is one of David Hales’ four grandchildren and was happy to win this coveted prize.

“I love sailing and love helping out. My main jobs are tidying up the ropes and loading the winches, and sometimes I have a go at helming. I think sailing is great for young children mostly because it is fun.”

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