ALL OUT ON THE WATER AT THE 39th TROFEO CONDE DE GODO
The second day of the Trofeo Conde de Godó saw all the participating classes on the water - the Wally, TP52, Soto 40, ORC and J80. A total of 60 boats are participating in this edition boasting an even more international line
The second day of the Trofeo Conde de Godó saw all the participating classes on the water - the Wally, TP52, Soto 40, ORC and J80. A total of 60 boats are participating in this edition of the Trofeo Conde de Godó boasting an even more international line-up.
Barcelona offers spectacular sailing conditions
RAN, NGONI, MAGIC CARPET 2 and ROYCAN 2 lead the TP52, Soto 40, Wally 1 and 2 classes.
Day Two of the 39th Trofeo Conde de Godó began with the first day of racing for the amateur ORC and J80 classes, and the continuation of the programme for the Wally, TP52 and Soto 40.
It was particularly positive feedback from the 39th Trofeo Conde de Godó competitors, agreeing on the day’s excellent sailing conditions off the coast of Barcelona and winds of up to twenty knots making for some quite unbeatable racing.
TP52. A reigning RAN
A double draw at the top of the leader board for the TP52 class after the day’s two races, with Niklas Zennstrom’s Swedish boat Ran and Alberto Roemmers Audi Azzurra, helmed by Guillermo Parada, sharing the top spot both at nine points. Quantum Racing lies in third position with twelve points.
A tight day of racing for the TP52s with a number of position changes during the two races of the day. Doug Devos’ Quantum Racing with Catalan sailor Joan Vila on board as navigator took the first race of the day making up for their unfortunate strategic plan on day one, followed by Audi Azzura and Ran. It was victory for Ran in the second race with Quantum Racing and Audi Azzurra behind them, with the latter forced to share the overall leadership at the end of Day Two.
SOTO 40. Pichu Torcida takes his place!
The day began at the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona with a change in the overall classification of the Soto 40 with Iberdrola Team disqualified after a protest made on Day One. A setback before even starting the day seemed to fire up Torcida and the rest of the crew who went out fighting and achieved a sound win in both the first and second races. Ngoni (skippered by Kevin Spronl) had to make do with following in their wake in both races, as was the case for Luis Cabiedes’ Noticia IV that notched up two thirds.
The overall leader continues to be Tony Buckingham’s Ngoni with 7 points, followed by Luis Cabiedes Noticia IV with 12 points. Despite their excellent performance, Torcida and the Iberdrola team’s two firsts were not sufficient to counter balance yesterday’s disqualification that has taken its toll and pushed them off the podium and left them with a total of 18 points.
WALLY. Fun for the Wally class with Spanish team Tiketitoo claiming victory in the last race of the day.
Day two at the 39th Trofeo Conde de Godó was enough to split up the triple and double draws in the two Wally groups 1 and 2. It was British team and favourite Lindsay Owen-Jones’ Magic Carpet 2 who claimed the top spot in Group 1 and French team, Lozacchmeur Olivier’s Roycan in Group 2.
Group 1 were marked by the double victory from Magic Carpet 2 whilst in Group 2 it was a first for Roycan 2 and then a magnificent performance from Spanish team Alberto Palatchi’s Tiketitoo.
J-80 and ORC class monotypes begin their Trofeo Conde de Godó
Today saw the two amateur classes J-80 and the most numerous ORC, out on the water for their first day of competition in the Trofeo Conde de Godó. Among the J-80s José María Van der Ploeg’s Nilsfik dominated the leader board after the two races held, with Lluis Corbella’s Mikaku two points and Francesc Roig’s Flash Back five points behind them.
At the time of this press release the ORC 1 class were still racing. However Day One of racing saw victories for Willem Wester’s Antilope in ORC 0, Ricard Alisna’s Lone II in ORC 1 and Miguel Angel Mercadal’s BRUIX IV.
(For overall classifications of this class please visit the web site, see notes below)