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3 August 2005, 11:02 am
Northern Storms Affects Competition In Spain
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Copa Del Rey 2005
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

The second day at the Copa del Rey in Palma de Mallorca, Spain saw plenty of tight racing across the fleets with light squalls and variable wind direction marking the day's action.
In IMS 500 Tau and CAM became separated from Santa Ana, after she suffered from an incident at the start. Theresa ZABELL's Tau Cerámica arrived at the first mark a few seconds before Fernando LEÓN's CAM, although Maserati - Viña Mar was leading on corrected time. However in a repeat of Monday's conditions the wind on the following leg allowed the biggest boats to break away. A tactical battle between Tau Cerámica and CAM came out in favour of the smaller CAM, who went on to win the following race and take the lead in the overall classification, two points ahead of Codorníu, and three in front of Tau Cerámica.

Movistar and Fermax, are tied on six points at the top of the IMS 600 fleet, although for the time being Movistar leads on countback. The fight for the third position is just as tight with Forum Filatélico and Zurich together on seven points. Movistar began yesterday's race in a risk taking mood as her crew aimed to make up for Monday's fifth place. Their aggressive strategy worked and they claimed victory in yesterday's race, seven seconds in front of Te Quiere, with Forum Filatélico capturing third.

On Monday Quum Seville seemed to be invincible, but yesterday her rivals came to the fore in the IMS 670 class. Clínica Arroyo got off to a good start and increased the distance separating her from the rest of the fleet as the race went on. Behind the battle for second place was tight with overall leader Quum Sevilla eventually winning out and Movistar claiming third.

Event Media (As Amended By ISAF). Image, IMS 600 Movistar:© Nico Martínez
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