In race 7 Rob WILSON and Mark BULKELEY (GBR) took the bullet after leading by far, all the way. Francesco MARCOLINI and Eduardo BIANCHI (ITA), second in the race, did not have competition either. The fight was between ECHAVARRI and PAZ and Carolijn BROUWER and Sebbe GODEFROID (BEL), the only mixed crew taking part in the event. The Spanish took the best and finished third, followed by the Belgiums.
The wind picked up for race 8, 20 knots with gusts of 23 knots. The Race Officer, Roberto 'Tino' MORA, was impressed with the Tornados, 'The speed they can reach it's absolutely amazing. It took some of the boats less than 11 minutes to complete one lap. Even the capsizings were a show!.'
Race winner PAZ explained, 'We sailed the whole race together with Mitch BOOTH [(NED)], very close. Darren BUNDOCK [(AUS)] and Jojo POLGAR [(GER)] were behind us so any mistake could cost us the Championship. We chose not to loose control of the situation by risking too much.' The Spanish team won the race with BOOTH and Pim NIEUWENHIS (NED) in second. WILSON and BULKELEY had another good result finishing in third.
Argentineans LANGE and ESPINOLA, who finished sixth overall and recently won the Tornado Argentinean Championship, are the 2006 South American Champions. The Brazilians Bruno DI BERNARDO and Andre CHANG finished as runners up.Top Ten Results
|1||ESP||Fernando ECHAVARRI||Anton PAZ||8||(14)||12||2||6||8||3||1||40|
|2||AUS||Darren BUNDOCK||Glenn ASHBY||(10)||9||7||7||9||1||5||7||45|
|3||GER||Johannes POLGAR||Florian SPALTEHOLZ||6||4||11||6||2||(33) DNF||12||6||47|
|4||NED||Mitch BOOTH||Pim NIEUWENHIS||16||(33) DNF||9||5||7||4||6||2||49|
|5||GBR||Rob WILSON||Mark BULKELEY||15||22||(23)||8||1||3||1||3||53|
|6||ARG||Santiago LANGE||Carlos ESPINOLA||3||6||(33) OCS||11||10||9||7||11||57|
|7||FRA||Olivier BACKES||Paul SEVESTRE||1||(23)||22||9||4||16||14||13||79|
|8||GBR||Andrew WALSH||Edward BARNEY||17||20||(26)||3||13||10||13||5||81|
|9||NED||Mischa HEEMSKERK||Herbert DERCKSEN||4||25||24||(33) DNF||5||5||10||8||81|
|10||USA||John LOVELL||Charlie OGLETREE||5||(21)||20||15||8||11||15||12||86|
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