Russian leaders in J70 and Dragon
Rats on Fire (ORC 0-1), L'Immens-Laplaza Assessors (ORC 2), Lady Mariline (ORC 3-4), Les Roches-CrisandKim Travel (J80), New Territories (J70) and Integrity (Dragon) are the first leaders of the 46th CaixaBank Conde de Godó Trophy, after a long second day of competition marked by the varying conditions of wind.
After yesterday's blank day, the 68 boats participating in the prestigious regatta organized by the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona since 1974 have finally been able to make their debut on the water. The six participating categories have completed a race in the morning, with a North-west of between six and eight knots. After a hiatus due to the fall of the wind, a South-west of about ten-twelve knots has been established and two more races have been completed in ORC, J80 and Dragon and three in J70.
In ORC 0-1 Rats on Fire, which is looking for her tenth victory and the seventh consecutive in the 46th CaixaBank Conde de Godó Trophy, has not failed and leads the classification. Second is another Swan 45, Brujo, while the DK 46 Estrella Damm is third.
No surprises in ORC 2, with three partial victories for L'Immens-Laplaza Assesors of Alexandre Laplaza (RCNB), which aims to repeat the feat of last year, when they took the win with full of firsts. Vell Marí VI of Juan Cabrer (RCN Palma) is placed in second position, followed by Es Tes Unno.
Lady Mariline by Nicolás Rodríguez (YCU-RCNB) leads the ORC 3-4 division, ahead of the Vertigo Dos Texia of Antonio Guasch (RCNB), defender of last year's title, and El Gaitero from CN Ibiza.
In J80, Les Roches-CrisandKim Travel of Pepequin Orbaneja is the first provisional leader, after signing a first, a third and a second. The other big favorite, the Bribón-Movistar of Marc de Antonio and Sofia Bertrand, has started with a fifth but has soon recovered with two first, to be placed on the second step of the provisional podium, ready to fight for her sixteenth victory in the CaixaBank Conde de Godó Trophy. Completing the leading trio, the female team Dorsia Sailing Team.
In J70 and Dragon, provisional victories for two Russian teams. In the first case, New Territories of Alexei Semenov with Hugo Rocha on board accumulates a comfortable advantage over her immediate pursuer, the Polish Moonraker of Alexei Boksa.
In Dragon two Russian teams lead the classification tied to points, Integrity of Mikhail Senatorov and Sunflower of Viktor Fogelson, followed by Gunter of Javier Scherk (RCNB), with a win in the first race of the day.
The last day of competition of the 46th CaixaBank Conde de Godó Trophy will take place tomorrow.
Organized by the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona with the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Catalan Sailing Federation, the 46th CaixaBank Conde de Godó Trophy is sponsored by CaixaBank and supported by La Vanguardia, the City Council of Barcelona and the Generalitat de Catalunya. Collaborating companies are Gramona, Estrella Damm, Royal Bliss, VIP Style Magazine, Veri, Benfumat, Nordés and Mizuno.