Trofeu Milaneza sees 34 teams take on Portuguese Selection Battle
A perfect three races days gave 9 testing races, to really put the teams through their paces in a range of conditions. Two days of north-westerly from around 10-15 knots, before the breeze swung to the east and eased off for the final day. Thirty-three teams from Portugal were joined by one Spanish representative.
Two-time 420 National Champions, Diogo and Pedro Costa, left no one in any doubt of their race track supremacy. The pair have led the fleet at each of the Portuguese events, and earned themselves overall victory in the national ranking. Chasing hard and ending the event just 4 points behind were Tomas Barreto/Joao Prieto. In a closely fought battle, with intense boat on boat tactics the scorecard domination by Diogo and Pedro meant that the only other teams claiming race wins apart from them were Barreto/Prieto and third placed Rita Lopes/Pedro Cruz.
Racing inn an open fleet, prizes were also awarded to the top placed junior teams, with Joao Bolina / Francisco Rodrigues finishing 4th overall and top placed girls were Patrica Bastos/Barbara Novo in 12th overall.
Sponsorship from Milaneza also provided healthy and high energy food after racing, with the water provided through partner Vitális.
Take a look at the overall national classification standings for Portuguese 420 teams to find out who has been selected to represent Portugal at the 2016 420 World Championship and 2016 420 Junior European Championship.
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