The Sinergia 40 Siemens Mobile is leading the light-wind IMS world championship in Bayona, Spain
On day two of the IMS world championship in Bayona, Spain (Wednesday), the wind finally filled in from the north-west and the race committee was able to run the intended windward/leeward races. Most competitors were now getting frustrated with the lack of wind so the first start was very competitive. But due to a 45-degree windshift half way up the course, the race committee had no choice but to abandon the race.
Quickly after this the top mark was moved and racing got underway once again in constantly falling breeze. So, after two days the race committee has only been able to run one race with Pedro Campos on a Sinergia 40 ‘Telefonica Movistar’ taking the win from Pedro Perello Canal on another Sinergia 40 ‘Siemens Mobile’. The results have been heavily dominated by the Sinergias having taken the first four places with the three IMXs filling the next slots.
Day three was planned to be two more windward/leeward courses but due the shifting winds, the committee started the offshore race. The British-sailed Farr 39 ‘Pairo 8’ was the first out the blocks, closely followed by the Sinergias. The racing was very frustrating due to lack of pressure – at one point dropping to below two knots in the late afternoon. Racing finished at about 0600 yesterday morning with Siemens taking the win from Telefonica. This gives an overall position of ‘Siemens Mobile’ in first followed by ‘Telefonica Movistar’ in second.
Yesterday’s racing finally got underway after some delay with most crews looking rather bleary eyed having just returned from the offshore race.
The forecast is for more light and frustrating conditions.
1st Siemens, Pedro Perello Canal (Sinergia 40) 3.86pts
2nd Telefonica Movistar, Pedro Campos (Sinergia 40) 7.00pts
3rd ONO, Inaki Castaner (Sinergia 40) 10.25pts
4th Fermax, Daniel Maestre (Sinergia) 40 18.00pts
5th Lanzamar, Jorge Maciel (IMX 40) 19.00pts