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Superyacht Cup on Palma Bay comes alive

 
The Superyacht Cup Palma fleet returned to action Friday with an added ingredient – a shot of extra breeze which set Palma Bay alive

In the diverse and competitive Class B, the largest class at the regatta, Mari-Cha III emerged the winner ahead of Sojana with Ganesha in third place.

After a second place Thursday the 45m super-ketch is poised ahead of the final day said race skipper Mike Sanderson, still buzzing after an exhilarating day on the water.


Between the J Class rivals in Class B, the day went again to Velsheda, who finished fourth in the class, with Svea fifth just 14 seconds in arrears on corrected time.

Overall, Mari-Cha III leads Class B on three points, Velsheda is second with five, and Sojana third with seven.

In Class C, the majestic 56m Athos made the most of the bigger breeze to win the day. However, Silencio added a second place to her first day victory to lead overall from Athos and Bolero.

And it was a case of trading places in the two-boat Corinthian Class D, Q taking the win Friday ahead yesterday’s winner Scorpione of London – as in Class A the two are dead level on points and anticipating Saturday’s winner-takes-all finale.

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