The Tornados sailed three races yesterday during day two of the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma
The Bay of Mallorca offered pleasant conditions on the second day of racing of the Princess Sofia Trophy yesterday. The Tornados sailed three more races with a sea breeze that increased during the day: 9-14kts favoring the right side of the course.
The sailors were quite careful not to be over the line when starting races 4 and 6. But race 5 had 14 black-flags over two starts including Argentineans Lange/Espinola, Australians Bundock/Forbes, Dutch Booth/Dercksen, Austrians Hagara/Steinacher, amongst others.
“We were very happy to be able to double-trapeze when the wind picked-up. Good start, good speed and a good feeling! But some pressure from the other competitors was also good.” said winner of race 5, French Yann Guichard.
Darren Bundock, winner of race 6 said: “We went the wrong way in the first leg but slowly got back when we went to the right side of the course – from 8th to 1st easily and then we just disappeared downwind!”
The weather forecast for today is 10-15 knots of sea breeze and two races are scheduled.