The First Day of racing in the ISAF Graded Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma de Mallorca, took place in light breezes, but all nine classes taking part were able to achieve counting races yesterday.
A short postponement, before a light South-westerly breeze filled in and stayed between six and nine knots, meant that all classes except the Dragon and Finn could complete three races. The largest fleet, that of the Europe, local sailor Marina GALLEGO (ESP) had a good first day and sits in second position behind Serena AMATO (ARG).
The Mistral class, which holds it's World Championship in Palma immediately following the Princess Sofia, has a strong fleet, all eagerly using the event as practice for their final Olympic Qualification Regatta. Olympic representatives for the USA, John LOVELL and Charlie OGLETREE had a moderate start before pulling two first place finishes out of the bag to lead after the first day.
The 470 duo of Susanne and Michaela WARD have surprised some with their performance on day one and lead the overall standings whilst in the men's fleet that position is taken by Javier CONTE and Juan de la FUERTE (ARG)
Racing is continuing for all classes today and full results are available on the event website at the address below.