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Oyster Regatta Palma 2016 - Race Day 2

Thunder, lightning, sun, rain, flat calm, winds up to 20kts, and extreme wind shifts seemed the perfect recipe for a disastrous day on the water.

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But conditions failed to dampen Oyster family’s spirits on Race Day Two of the Oyster Regatta - Palma 2016.

One of the most notable stories of the day was the heroic antics that took place aboard Andrey Yakunin’s stylish Oyster 885-07 Firebird in Class 1.

The team made up of a total of seven nationalities thought their day had ended early when their hydraulics failed.

Instead they managed to sail the yacht ‘manually’ and finish second to Maxim Kudryashov’s impressively sailed Guardian Angel – Oyster 885-04 (RUS). After two races Guardian Angel leads Class 1 in the four-race, three-to-count series.

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In Class 2 Vladimir Baksheev and team on Lady Mariposa – Oyster 625-05 (RUS) demonstrated some extremely impressive boat speed today, and managed to beat David and Joanne Furby’s Oyster 625-06 Vamos by nearly four minutes on corrected time.

Swedish sailors Eric and Ann Alfredson and their good friends on Lisanne – Oyster 575-29, continued their winning ways in Class 3 yesterday and now lead their class with two days to go.

Retired mechanical engineer, Ritchie Gatt from Sussex in the UK on Ostra – Oyster 53-23 – is also sailing with family but has a couple of permanent crew in preparation for the forthcoming ARC.

With a second, and first place in Class 4 on day two, Team Ostra are now one point ahead of Hugh Johnson and his team on Oyster 54-19 – Nikitoo II.

Oyster Regatta Palma - Leading results Day 2

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

Class 2 - 1st LADY MARIPOSA Model 625/5 Owner/Skipper: Vladimir Baksheev

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

Class 4 - 1st OSTRA Model: 53/23 Owner/Skipper: Ritchie Gatt

Full results here

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Sue Pelling
7 October 2016 16:40 GMT


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