Tuesday, March 6, 2018

NOTICIA LEADS Vigo J/70 Winter Series

J70 sailing off Vigo, Spain (Vigo, Spain)- For the past four months, J/70s have been sailing off northwestern Spain hosted by Real Club Nautico de Vigo. It has been a hotly contested series for the teams entered because it provides a basis for training and speed improvements leading into the European J/70 Championship hosted in the same venue later this summer!

After five events from December to February, the Spanish NOTICIA team, representing the Real Club Nautico de Santander, skippered by “Pichu” Torcida and owned by Luís Martín Cabiedes, is leading the series overall on a tie-breaker.

Although tied with NOTICIA, the runner-up crew on the MARINA RUBICON TEAM (consisting of Jáuregui, Almandoz, Alfredo González) from the RCR of Alicante and the Nautical Club of Hondarribia lost the tie-breaker on 21 pts each.

The RC Nautico de Vigo team on MARNATURA (Jose Luís Freire and Luis Bugallo) took third place, just 4 pts back.

Fourth and fifth, respectively, were ABRIL VERDE (Luis Perez Canal) and SOGACASA (Pablo Iglesias), both from RCN Vigo.

The individual winners of the three races played on Sunday were: First place for Marnatura, second place for Sogacasa, and third place for the Fermax Sailing Team, of Martínez Doreste and Panei, from the Nautical Club of Jávea.

With this result, the Noticia is consolidated at the front of the general classification, followed by the Marnatura and the Fermax Sailing Team.

The day dawned cold, with little wind in the estuary. It was necessary to wait until noon, when the north wind woke up, that with 12 knots of intensity and fixed in the 20 degrees of axis of direction, they were able to validate up to three races.

The sixth and final event for the Linde Sogacsa Trophy J/70 Winter Series will be held at the end of February, on the 24th and 25th.  For more Vigo J/70 Winter Series sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.