Big Breeze in Palma for the Trofeo Pro-Rigging
Nineteen 420 teams from clubs on Mallorca faced two days of big breeze at the Trofeo Pro-Rigging hosted by the Real Club Nautico de Palma, 21-22 February 2015.
A tricky 10 knot breeze confronted the 420 teams for the opening day's three races on the Bay of Palma. A testing but manageable race day for Marc Llado Duran/Javier Gonzalez Rotger who took an instant lead from their 2,1,2 score, with the girls' team of Maria Bover Guerero/Margarita Alba Horrach 2 points behind.
There was no let-up in the breeze on Sunday, which gusted up to 25 knots. Again Llado Duran/Gonzalez Rotger sailed a solid series, taking a race win and following up with a 5th place finish. Just behind them Bover Guerero/Alba Horrach took a DNF penalty score for not finishing the race. They counted this as their discard race, to finish in second overall with Jaume Genorvar Triera/Valerio Petris in third.
The Race Committee decided to send the fleets to shore after race 5, as the breeze intensified and was forecast to exceed 30 knots.
Racing was also held for the Optimist, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7 and Snipe.