Friday, August 19, 2011

Wind Is MIA at Trofeo Almirante XXVII Conde de Barcelona - Day 2

Palma de Mallorca, August 18, 2011

On a day that promised great sailing conditions, everything was ready for the regatta, the boats, crews, the sea. Everything except the wind. This second day of competition the wind did not appear and the boats were becalmed in the waters of the Bay. A long day has ended well after 18:00 pm, with a very high temperature, perhaps the hottest day of the month, in which the buoy Cala Blava has been quite a feat.
Moonbeam IV Photo:© Txema Oliver
This second race began with the promise of a good wind that appeared by 15:30, but died out at  until about 17 hours. This loss of a day's racing in the regatta puts a spanner in the works for the organisers.

The spectacle of the XXVVII Trofeo Almirante Conde de Barcelona is not only the yacht racing on hte Bay of Palm but also see the spectacle of so many classic yachts docked at the Pier promenade and the Swallows.

Once such stunner is the 29.09 metre Moonbeam IV, a classic gaff cutter designed by the famous William Fife III and built between 1914-1920 in a Scottish shipyard.  In 1950, Prince Rainier of Monaco purchased the yacht and re-christened her with the family motto Deo Juvante (with God's aid). She hosted the Sovereign and Grace Kelly on their extended honeymoon around the Mediterranean.

Race Results

Replica Epo Class to Class Period
Winner: Moonbeam IV
1, General: Moonbeam IV

Class Clas
Winner: Belisa
1, General: Radha

Clas Class Ri
Winner: Bella Creola
1, General: Bella Creola

Dragon Class
Winner: Rogue
1, General: Rogue

Class Time MB
Winner: Peter
1, General Peter

MC Class Time
Winner: The Blue Peter
1, General: The Blue Peter

Sot Class
Winner: Ragnar
1, General: Ragnar

Lulu Roseman

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