Saturday, May 17, 2014

J/80 BRIBON-MOVISTAR Crushes PalmaVela Week

J/80 sailing off Palma Mallorca, Spain (Palma Mallorca, Spain)- After three intense days at the top of the leader board, BRIBON-MOVISTAR was proclaimed winner of the Gaastra PalmaVela in the J/80 class. The boat led by Marc de Antonio and SofĂ­a Bertrand won two out of the three races sailed on the last day of racing, accumulating seven 1sts in 9 races total! For BRIBON-MOVISTAR, it was their first victory in this J/80 class sailing on the spectacular bay of Palma Mallorca.

Trailing by a significant 17-point margin was Sebastian Allebrot’s MNEMONIC.  There’s was not an easy task to capture the silver as there were four other boats battling it out for the top five positions over the three days.  In fact, by winning the last race, MNEMONIC snatched the silver from third place finisher Javier Chacartegui’s HM-HOTELS by only one point!  The fourth and fifth positions were determined by a tie-breaker at 30 pts apiece.  Winning that struggle was Thomas Bscher and Hugo Ramon aboard OPERA SEASON- TEAM RCN PALMA over Jose Carlos Frau sailing BUFETE FRAU from Club Nautico Arenal.

Making the trek down across the European continent was the German team on JOY TOY, sailed by Gerhard Henssen and Inken Braunschmidt.  While they may not have placed in the medals, the team from Kieler Woche certainly enjoyed the sunny, windy days and a chance to work on their tans.  For more J/80 PalmaVela sailing information