Four Spanish crews lead the Christmas Race in classes Tornado, 470 Men, 470 women and 49er after the second day of racing.
In Tornado class the leaders are Echavarri/Antón Paz (Movistar) followed by German sailors Tino Mittlemeier/Niko Mittelmeier (Marinepool) and third place is for Catalan sailors Toni Rivas/Fabián Escudé (Cambrils a bon port).
In 470 Men, Spanish team Marc Patiño/Omar Juan hold the lead followed by Italian teams Giulio Desiderato/Corrado Capece and Enrico Fonda/Marco Guerra, second and third respectively.
Rafael TrujilloTailer of +39 Challenge.
Click for more info, tailer of +39 Challenge, the Italian America’s Cup syndicate. Trujillo is sixth in the Finn class. Photo copyright: Alfred Farré
Marina Gallego/Florence Van Vianen lead the 470 women overall standings followed by Estonian team Merili Randmaa/Agnes Lill and Swiss crew Emmanuele Rol/Anne-Sophie Thilo (Delarive Group).
The new leaders in the 49er class are Spanish team Alberto Padrón/Javier de la Plaza (Audi Canarias) followed by Portuguese team Jorge Lima/Francisco Andrade (Lusodiete) while German crew Jan-Peter Peckolt/Hannes Peckolt (T-Systems) are down to third overall alfter today’s OCS.
Swedish sailor Daniel Birgmark (SFK) keeps the lead in the Finn class followed by Spanish sailor Alberto Vadell (Malomalote) and also Spanish sailor Pablo Arrarte in third place.
In the Europe class, the current continental class champions, 14 year old Teemu Rantanen from Finland is now the leader tied with Spanish sailor Ascensión Roca. Third place is for German sailor Berg Arne.
Italian sailor Fabiola Magnaghi is first in the Laser Radial fleet tied with German competitor Martje Uecker (Rudolph). Spanish sailor Silvia Roca (Stay Nautica) is third overall.
In the Laser class the clear lead is for Danish sailor Anders Nyholm (Hempel Els) followed by Italian sailors Regolo Michele (Solvin) and Giacomo Bottoli.
The Canal Méteo forecast for Thursday is N wind, 10-12 knots, in the morning, decreasing throughout the day.