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Yet another exciting day at the SNIPE Open España

Posted on 24 March 2012 by Valencia Sailing

I have to admit it gets better by the day, even if I don’t report the way I would in a high-level, professional regatta. Even if the rock stars are not here, the day’s two races were as competitive as they could be, suffice it to witness the yelling at each mark rounding when 20-30 yachts approach at the same time.

The breeze, albeit slightly lower than yesterday, kicked in from early in the morning, allowing the race committee to hold two one-hour races. In this event, being my first one in the SNIPE class, I took the liberty to enjoy the exciting show of 108 yachts and try to capture the feeling in a series of photos.

The overall score table hasn’t changed in what regards the podium places. Spanish brothers Paco and Monica Sanchez consolidated their leadership with a bullet and a fourth. one point behind them lie Rayco Tabares and Oliver Herrera while Brazilians Alexandre Paradela and Gabriel Kielin are third.

Race 1

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the second day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 24 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

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