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Cippino, Guia, Alba, Kelpie of Falmouth and Moonbeam III have been the winners in one of the closest finals in the history of the regatta

16 July, 2017

  • More than 50 boats from 12 countries and 600 sailors have competed in the edition of the 10th anniversary of the regatta of classics with optimal wind and sea conditions
  • Disputed the final outcome, which began with draws in four of the five categories.

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This afternoon, the tenth edition of the Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona regatta, a competition that has celebrated its ten years of life with a historic record of registered boats, has offered a competitive show of the first category and with an outcome fought to the last buoy.

Since the last 13th of July, the waters of Barcelona have witnessed a spectacle of the purest art of navigation. The more than 50 registered boats arrived from 12 different countries with more than 600 sailors, have turned the city, one more year, into the world capital of classic and vintage sailing.

An intense fight until the last minute

The third and final day of the Puig Vela Clàssica has offered again good conditions to compete. With moderate sun and wind (9 -11 knots) from the south, the organization has opted for a route between buoys 13.6 miles away and five sections (very tactical and demanding for sailors). A perfect scenario for the disputed final outcome, which began with ties to be resolved in four of the five categories.

The Marconi Époque started the route designed for today with the triple tie of the British Argyll, the Argentine Cippino and the Uruguayan Fjord III. The trio of aspirants began sailing very close ones with the others, led by the Argyll, but the Cippino took the initiative starting the fourth stage, which allowed it to impose itself on the arrival and confirm its victory after the compensation of times, thus deserving the trophy of the winner. Finally, the Fjord III also surpassed the Argyll and obtained the subchampionship.

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Today, the Kelpie of Falmouth sook revenge, surpassing the Marigold in the compensation of times, creating an impressive photo finish in the last moment: 6 seconds have marked the difference of the regatta and the final victory of the Cangreja Époque category. The Malabar X completed the podium, after beating the Marigan and the “small” Gipsy, which with this fifth position happily celebrates its 90th anniversary.
The fleet of Classics 1 has seen how the local Guia successfully defended the title of the last edition. The debutant in the Puig Vela Clàssica, Il Moro di Venezia I, started tied to points, but the second partial position of the Guia and its fourth position of the day have relegated it to the subchampionship. The French Sagittarius has defended the third position, while the Italian Corsario has won today’s regatta, thus going up to the final fourth position.

Three partial victories of three have confirmed Alba’s grace status in Classics 2, followed by the final podium by the Margarita Estalindalamar, which finished second today and could beat Kanavel, after cutting the final line in fifth place today.

The duel between the two co-leaders Big Boats has begun with a better start from the Moonbeam IV, but its rival Moonbeam III has managed to move forward and stay ahead, despite its smaller size, for much of the remaining route, finally giving in just the right to overcome the Moonbeam IV in compensated time by a minute of margin. The Cambria was third today and also in the general classification, while the Xarifa 1927 maintained its fourth position.

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Final overall classification of the competition

Marconi Époque Division

1. Cippino (YC Argentino) Daniel Sielecki 5 puntos
2. Fjord III (YC Uruguay) Christine Fox Perry 6 puntos
3. Argyll (British Classic YC) Griff Rhys Jones 8 puntos

Cangreja Époque Division

1. Kelpie of Falmouth(R. Cornwall Y.C.) Asgard Yachts 4 puntos
2. Marigold (RCNB) Husk LTD 5 puntos
3. Malabar X (RCNB/AEBEC) Navilier S.L. 10 puntos

Classics 1 Division

1. Guia (RCNB) Ramón Roses 6 puntos
2. Il Moro di Venezia I (YC Sanremo) Massimiliano Ferruzi 8 puntos
3. Sagittarius (SR D’Antibes) Thierry Lafitte 9 puntos

Classics 2 Division

1. Alba (RCNB/AEBEC) Damián Ribas 3 puntos
2. Margaritaestalindalamar (CVP Andratx) Antón de Llano 8 puntos
3. Kanavel (RCNB/CN Garraf) Javier Mestre 10 puntos

Big Boats Division

1. Moonbeam III (SN Saint Tropez) Carsten Gerlach 4 puntos
2. Moonbeam IV (YC Mónaco) Tom Van der Bruggen 5 puntos
3. Cambria (RNCYC) Cambria Yachts LTD 9 puntos

Results of the third day

Marconi Époque Division

1. Cippino (YC Argentino) Daniel Sielecki 1 punto
2. Fjord III (YC Uruguay) Christine Fox Perry 2 puntos
3. Circe (YCZ) Theo Danel 3 puntos

Cangreja Époque Division

1. Kelpie of Falmouth(R. Cornwall Y.C.) Asgard Yachts 1 punto
2. Marigold (RCNB) Husk LTD 2 puntos
3. Gipsy (RCM Santander) R. Rubio/J.L. Vilar 3 puntos

Classics 1 Division

1. Corsario II (Marina Militare) Italian Navy 1 punto
2. Guia (RCNB) Ramón Roses 2 puntos
3. Sagittarius (SR D’Antibes) Thierry Lafitte 3 puntos

Classics 2 Division

1. Alba (RCNB) Damián Ribas 1 punto
2. Margaritaestalindalamar (CVP Andratx) Antón de Llano 2 puntos
3. Atrevido (CNPT) Nicola Bocca 3 puntos

Big Boats Division

1. Moonbeam III (SN Saint Tropez) Carsten Gerlach 1 punto
2. Moonbeam IV (YC Mónaco) Tom Van der Bruggen 2 puntos
3. Cambria (RNCYC) Cambria Yachts LTD 3 puntos

The Enrique Puig Prize has been awarded in this edition to the Alba and the Guia.

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