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Sail Racing Palma Vela went to the wire

 
Gentle, challenging breezes on the Bay of Palma meant the outcome in many of the 14 classes at the 15th edition of Sail Racing Palma Vela went to the wire. Everyone a Winner -

It was down to how the different teams dealt with the pressure performing in the fluky, shifty winds which determined which teams collected the winners’ trophies at this traditional Mediterranean season opener.

In the highly competitive TP52 class it was a pin sharp, near perfect start from Azzurra which largely determined that they could hold on to win the Palma title while in the Melges 40 class which is making its regatta debut, it was all down to the last turning mark and the last run.

Hendrik Brandis Earlybird closed out the ClubSwan 50 win with a nervy fifth in the last race, enough to see them win by just two points from Mathilde which has Britain’s Leigh McMillan as tactician.

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In the Wally fleet is was the evergreen Magic Blue of Toni Cacace which won for the first time ever. Tactician Flavio Favini was delighted to win.

If winning at PalmaVela is a new experience for the Magic Blue crew it is something which has become almost commonplace to the crew of the Swan 45 Elena Nova, with their sixth time win for owner-driver Christian Plump.

Overall champions of the 15th edition of Sail Racing PalmaVela are:

Magic Blue (Wally),
Selene (IRC),
Azzurra (TP52),
Earlybird (ClubSwan 50),
Elena Nova (Swan 45)
Selene Alifax (ClubSwan 42)
Inga from Sweden (Melges 40)
Dktegoria (ORC 1)
Petrouchka III (ORC 2)
Airlan Aermec (ORC 3)
Mestral Fast (ORC 4)
Fehurihi (ORC E)
Opera Season (J80)
Dottore Falafel (Dragon)
Speedy Gonzales (Flying Fifteen)
Marigan (Cangreja)
Cippino (Bermudiano)
Legolas (Espíritu de Tradición)
Team CVP Andratx 1 (Hansa 303)
Team CVPA 1 (Hansa 303 Double)

Full results available here

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