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2 August 2001, 01:09 pm
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CAIXA GALICIA photo:Nico Martínez

Copa Del Rey
Palma de Majorca

One more time the long race of the Copa del Rey – Agua Brava, has provided major changes to the overall results in Palma de Majorca, Spain.
After a start with S to SE winds, the first boats aimed to the Cabrera Island with a east wind of 7/8 knots. In these conditions, the fleet sailed fast and the island was rounded by the early ones around 12 p.m. of yesterday, August 1st .

Up to here, the race continued normally, but, when the fleet came closer to the land, the changes of the wind and its intensity, slanted the balance to the smaller boats of the A group.

So, the Fadesa, of José Manuel Cardesín, a fast IMX 40, won the race for a thin difference before the Telefónica Movistar, of Pedro Campos, another IMX 40. The third was this time other 40 feet, the Adecco, of Manuel Chirivella. In the 4th position the Fram XV, followed by the Caixa Galicia and the CAM headed the strongest of the fleets - the 50 feet.

In the B class, the fight between the boats with the same length was present since the start, and differences were minimal. The Telepizza, of Luis Doreste, a Sinergia 40, controlled the Italian fleet since the start, maintaining the power before them right to the end. The Giacomelli Sport, in the second place, and the ADS GLEN in the third, went in front in this fast but difficult long race. The ONO, of Iñaki Castañer and the Zurich, of Jan Santana, in positions 4 and 5, were always in a close fight right to the end, but the Zurich won spectacularly.

The fleet arrived in the Palma bay between 2.30 a.m. and 6.00 a.m.

Results, Top 3

Group A

1. CAIXA GALICIA 6.5 points
2. 2. MASCALZONE LATINO 7.5 points
3. 3. FRAM XV 12 points

Group B

1. TELEPIZZA PEPSI 2.5 points
2. ZURICH 3.5 points
3. GIACOMELLI SPORT 4.0 points

Full results from event website.

Copa Del Rey Press/News Editor
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