SOPHIE STEINLEIN/JONAS ROYLA TAKE THE WIN AT PALAMOS CHRISTMAS RACE
From spectacular racing to no racing, the Palamos Christmas Race, 18-22 December 2018, in Spain delivered it all for the epic line-up of 95 teams in the 420 Class fleet.
Racing kicked off on Wednesday 19 December with 3 races, before no wind on Thursday, then great wind on Friday and then a closing day of no wind.
The 95 420 teams came from Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland, showinng not just the popularity of the Christmas Race but the strength of the 420 Class.
With six qualification races completed, Saturday was scheduled for gold and silver fleet racing, but no racing kept the overnight leader-board the same with a 1 point margin giving the win to Germany’s Sophie Steinlein/Jonas Royla. Tiebreak for 2nd and 3rd, with both DemetrioSposato/Gabriele Centrone (ITA) and Riccardo Sepe/Ettore Cirillo (ITA) on 12 points, and the tiebreak advantage going to Sposato/Centrone who also took the top placed U17 prize.
Top women’s team were Elisabetta Fedele/Beatrice Martini (ITA) in 12th overall.