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First Japanese team win at GC32 Racing Tour

Naofumi Kamei’s Mamma Aiuto! successfully defended its position today to win the GC32 Racing Tour competition at 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE.

It was the first occasion the Japanese team has won an event on the GC32 Racing Tour since joining in Malcesine last year.

Kamei was delighted as a mix of champagne, beer and water flew around the deck as his blue GC32 docked close to the Real Club Nautico de Palma.

Aside from Kamei and Weiller, Mamma Aiuto!’s crew is international including long term GC32 sailor Diego Stefani from Uruguay, Swede Jakob Gustaffson and young Japanese cat sailor Federico Sampei, recently with the Japanese Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team.

The competition in Palma had two more first time winners today with Sebastien Rogues’ Team ENGIE making the best of the snakes and ladders conditions to claim race one, while, appropriately it was Movistar, skippered by Spanish sailing hero Iker Martinez that claimed the final race.

Across 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE eight of the ten GC32s have scored race wins, indicating the closeness of the competition.

GC32 Racing Tour - Overall results after 14 races:
1st Mamma Aiuto! 46 pts
2nd Argo 57 pts
3rd Realteam 61 pts
4th Malizia - Yacht Club de Monaco 61 pts
5th Movistar 70 pts
6th Zoulou 76 pts
7th Team ENGIE 85 pts
8th .film Racing 93 pts
9th ARMIN STROM Sailing Team 98 pts
10th Código Rojo Racing 133 pts

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