Thursday, July 12, 2007

TP52s and GP42s go head to head

Trofeo S.M. La Reina Rolex Cup Valencia, Spain

With an offshore southeasterly breeze fluctuating between 8 and 14 knots throughout the day, the IX Trofeo S.M. La Reina Rolex Cup kicked off with a great start. The 140-boat fleet enjoyed some close racing on the three race courses.The racing was as tense and as challenging as expected in the Alpha course where the fleet of TP52s and GP42s offered an exciting show in today's two windward-leeward races of 8 nautical miles each.In the TP52 class Mutua Madrileña, with skipper Vasco Vascotto, currently holds the provisional overall lead by 2 points over Gonzalo Araujo's Baleria by finishing second and a first in today's races. The brand new Matador, owned by Alberto Roemmers, performed very well in the first race by beating Mutua Madrileña but then finished a disappointing 8th in race 2.
Photos by:© ROLEX/ Kurt Arrigo