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Fierce fight for the 44th Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy


Rats on Fire will fight tomorrow for their eighth Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy and the fifth in a row in ORC 0-1, but the Portuguese Fifty by Storax and the Balearic Maserati will try to stop their dominance. In the J80 class, Bribón-Movistar is leading after winning another race. In ORC 2, L'Immens is almost mathematical winner, while in ORC 3-4 Fanytas is close to its second consecutive victory.

The clouds of Barcelona's sky today have caused some headaches in the fleet of 47 boats from eight countries taking part in the 44th Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy. Two race have been completed, the third cancelled because of the changing wind.

In J80, Bribón-Movistar of Marc de Antonio and Sofia Bertrand is today more leader than yesterday, after signing in the races of the day a third and a first, his fourth partial victory already in the championship. The Catalan boat is now ahead in eight points to his immediate pursuer, who is Pelayo Abogados Marbella Team, defender of the title.

In ORC 0-1, the Swan 45 Rats on Fire of Rafael Carbonell maintains the lead, although they have done two thirds today. Yesterday it was tied with the DK46 R-Motion of Jaime Monjo, but today this competitive team has fallen to the fourth place. In contrast, the best has been the Portuguese team Fifty by Storax, who under the command of Rui Ramada has scored a first and a second. Rats on Fire will fight tomorrow for their eighth title, but they are ahead of the Portuguese boat in only three points.

The Synergy 40 L'Immens of Alexandre Laplaza, with Carles Rodríguez as skipper, is the absolute dominator in ORC 2. Today they have won both race, two more after those from yesterday. The same in ORC 3-4, the Dufour 34 Fanytas also has a full four first.

The last day of competition of the 44 Conde de Godó Trophy will be held tomorrow, with the first start scheduled for 12 pm. The champions will be honored at the awards ceremony, scheduled for 5 pm.

The 44th Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy is organized by the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona with the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Catalan Sailing Federation. The Trophy has the support of La Vanguardia, the City Council of Barcelona and the Generalitat de Catalunya. As well, the partners of the event are Gramona, Estrella Damm, Nº 3, Royal Bliss, Survitec Group, VIP Style Magazine, Veri, King's Ginger and Gill.

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Surprises and intensity on the first day of the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy


The 45th Conde de Godó Trophy, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona since 1974, has shown on its first day of competition that it will be an intense and exciting edition. Up to 51 boats and some 500 athletes from eight countries have done the first races in Barcelona waters, with demanding and fun conditions, a 15-20 knot NE. Es Tes Unno is the provisional leader of ORC 0-1 after a maneuver error of the favorite Rats on Fire. In ORC 2, L'Immens-Laplaza Assessors has started well to revalidate the title, while the ORC 3-4 battle is served between Airlan Aermec and Vertigo Dos. In J80, Bribón-Movistar is the leader, and current champion of the category.

Starring sponsors


The village of the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy opens this afternoon. It is undoubtedly one of the protagonists of this regatta organized by the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona since 1974. The space is a meeting point for the crews before and after racing. Here they talk about the day, plan the strategy, read the daily press (La Vanguardia and Mundo Deportivo, of course) and delight with the tastings of the brands that sponsor this great sporting event: Gramona, Estrella Damm, Nº3, Royal Bliss, VIP Style Magazine and Veri.

Opening day on the water


First day on the water for the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy. The first starts are scheduled for 14.30h, for the 51 boats and 500 sailors who have gathered in what is one of the most important regattas in the Mediterranean.