New turnaround in the general of the Xacobeo 6mR Europeans. With two new races completed on the third day of racing and after discarding came into play, the fight for the continental title remains open for both divisions. In Classics, Javier de la Gándara’s “Aida” regained the lead today on a day in which Pedro Campos’s “Bribon 500” dominated with two partial victories on his locker. In the Open, on the other hand, Michel Teweles’ “Thisbe” extends its advantage and sits in the first position of the table.
The Pontevedra estuary welcomed the participating fleet this Thursday in very good conditions, which made it easier for the committee to start the competition almost on time. At 12:15 pm, with a wind of about eleven knots from the north component, the teams heard the starting horn for the first of the two tests that were completed.
“Bribón 500” traces back and “Aida” regains the lead
New change in the Classics general with the Spanish teams taking the provisional podium and a “Bribon 500” by Pedro Campos showing unstoppable on the race course. The Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo team started the first heat with force and managed to take the lead of the fleet from the first mark of the route to seal the victory at the finish line. Behind those from Campos, the dispute for the second and third box of the podium was the tightest, although finally it was the French “Dix Août” by Louis Heckly (Yacht Club de France) and the ship of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña , Javier de la Gándara’s “Aida”, who scored second and third place respectively.
In the second round he repeated the “Bribon 500” dominating the fleet with total authority and once again adding a great first place that, together with the discard, allowed the RCNS boat to get into the fight for the continental title. The “Alibaba II” of Miguel Lago (Monte Real Club de Yates), meanwhile, scored a second and the “Aida” repeated position again with a third.
Thus, after a discard has been applied to the entire fleet when the six completed tests have been completed, the general classification is once again led by “Aida” -who regains the leadership with which it debuted in the Xacobeo 6mR Europeans- and with only one point ahead of the “Bribon 500”, who today starred in the day’s comeback, cutting points and climbing from fourth to second. In the third drawer, for its part, continues the “Alibaba II”.
Campos explained once the day was over that “For us today has been the best day of this championship. We made two very good starts and the boat had a point more speed than the others, especially in the upwind, which allowed us to reach all the buoys in the lead and even gain a considerable advantage in the last heat. All this leaves us again in the fight for the championship when yesterday it seemed like a very distant possibility “.
The Finnish “Astrée III” from Ossi Paija, who occupied the first position yesterday, is today in fourth place.
The “Thisbe” sits in the lead
In the Open division the third day of the European ends with the “Thisbe”, skippered by Michel Teweles (Club Nautic de Versoix), settling in the first position of the table and with the “Stella” of Violeta Álvarez sealing his best performance in the appointment organized by the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo. The RCNS team began dominating the first heat of the day and enduring the pressure of the Swiss “Junior” of Philippe Durr (Club Nautique de Versoix), who followed closely in second position. For his part, the also Swiss “Thisbe” closed the podium of the sleeve in third place.
The second set, however, was for the Teweles team ahead of Violeta Álvarez’s, who crossed the finish line in second position, and the “Junior”, who added a third.
With these results and after discarding a fifth place signed on the first day, the Swiss “Thisbe” reinforces his leadership with four points of advantage over the “Seljm” of the Clube Naval de Cascais skippered by Patrick Monteiro, who rises one position and is he ranks second ahead of a “Junior” who was on the podium of the Xacobeo 6mR Europeans for the first time today. His skipper, the Swiss Philippe Durr, stated on his return to the docks that “all the boats are very fast and the race is very tight, but today we managed to get a second and a first, which is an excellent result. ”.
Tomorrow, Friday, the final stretch begins with the penultimate test of the program starting at 12:00.
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