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The third day of racing for the professional classes Wally, TP52 and Soto40. Day two for the ORC and J-80.

The third day of racing for the professional classes Wally, TP52 and Soto40. Day two for the ORC and J-80.

Magic Carpet 2, Roycan 2, Quantum Racing, Ngoni, Nilfisk, Es Tes Unno, Vertigo dos, Si BW Ana, Parten approach the final day of the competition as leaders of the 39th Trofeo Conde de Godó.

Despite conditions not being quite as perfect as yesterday, the 39th Trofeo Conde de Godó Race Committee did a sound job of organizing two races for each class, on a day marked by light and slightly unstable winds. 

After an exciting day of head-to-head racing in the two races held, the prestigious 39th edition of the Trofeo Conde de Godó comes to an end tomorrow (Sunday) with high expectations for the TP52 and ORC classes and their respective winners whilst in the J-80, Wally and Soto 40 the first place on the podium has already been decided.

Few surprises for the last day in the Wally class

Just one day away from the end of the 39th Trofeo Conde de Godó, the Wally class has pretty much decided its podium of winners. In Group 2 L.Olivier’s Roycan2 claimed two victories which on calculation will give them a final overall win ahead of M. Massola’s Sensei and the Spanish boat A. Palatchi’s Tiketitoo.

In Group 1 it was clear cut for Lindsay Owen-Jones’ Magic Carpet 2 - in the lead for the third day running, ahead of T.Bscher’s Open Season and P. Richardson’s J One.

TP52 – Triple duel between the Americans, Swedes and Italian-Argentinean teams 

The last day of racing will be decisive for the TP52 class after the double draw on this penultimate day and with one more race still to go. Quantum Racing made a comeback, jumping from third to first place on the leader board, after a win and second place in the two races of the day, now drawn even on points with Audi Azzurra skippered by Guillermo Parada. 

The third contestant will still have an important role to play on the last day of the competition, with only two points separating them from the leaders and very well placed to stir things up on the podium. 

All will be decided on the final and decisive last day. 

Soto 40 already with a winner and the other podium spots still to be claimed

After the day’s two races the winner of the 39th Trofeo Conde de Godó has already been decided a day ahead of the very last race in the competition. 

British team Tony Buckingham’s Ngoni with Kevin Spronl at the helm, are already clear winners with an 8 point lead ahead of the others. But whilst the first place has been assigned, second and third are still to be decided in Sunday’s last race. With just three points between Luis Martín Cabiedes’ Noticia IV, skippered by Iñaki Castañer, and Agustín Zulueta’s Iberdrola Team with José María Torcida helming. Sunday promises to see a duel between two great Spanish skippers – Malaga-born Castañer and the Cantabrian Torcida.

The ORC fighting it out

After five races, local team Soldevilla’s Es Tes Unno from the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona lead the ORC 0 class with 6 points, followed by Luis Mas’ Motivel-Quantum in a close battle with Rafael Carbonell’s Rats on Fire.

Antonio Guasch’s Vertigo 2 heads class 1, with a two point lead over Ricard Alcina’s Lone II– a battle set for tomorrow that will decide which team lifts the Trofeo Conde de Godó, whilst in third place Lluis Blanchar’s Comet has 12 points.

In the ORC 3 it is a similar story to the ORC 2, with Francesc Fradera’s SI BW AN ahead of the second placed Miguel Angel Mercadal’s BRUIX by just one point. Third place is currently in the hands of Orange Fish who will have to fight to maintain their podium spot.

J-80. A ruthless Nilfisk 

Olympic medallist José María Van der Ploeg’s Nilfisk has ruthlessly decided the classification of the J-80 class, with a brilliant performance winning all six of the day’s races. The closest rivals Lluis Corbella’s Mikaku and Frances Roig’s Flash Back Salou, will have to make do with fighting for the other two podium positions, with the pressure on tomorrow to see what will happen to the current eight points between them. 


Barcelona and the 39th Trofeo Conde de Godó are working hand in hand as Saturday’s social calendar has proved. Turismo de Barcelona has offered the friends and family of the event the chance to take a trip to visit and really get to know the Catalan City. 

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