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Spanish siblings Paco and Marina Sanchez dominate SNIPE Open España

Posted on 25 March 2012 by Valencia Sailing

The 2012 SNIPE Open España came to a close today with two more races, sailed under nice conditions, albeit slightly lighter than the first two days, mainly due to an earlier start and the change to saving daylight time in Europe on Saturday evening. With a scheduled start at 11am, it was a bit early for the breeze to kick in. However, the 108-strong fleet made sure we enjoyed two nice races.

The Spanish duo formed by brother and sister Paco and Marina Sanchez didn’t encounter any problem in dominating the fleet and took the overall win with two bullets and two seconds in six races. Their result could have even be better hadn’t they decided to sail very conservatively in the sixth and final race, in order no to interfere with the battle for second place between the Spanish duo Rayco Tabares and Oliver Herrera and Brazil’s Alexandre Paradela and Gabriel Kielin.

It has been a very fun regatta to watch and it changes from the hyper-competitive top-level professional races. The 306 sailors that participated in the SNIPE Open España might nor be rock stars but they are as important as Coutts or Cayard for the survival of the sport of sailing.

Final overall standings (after six races and one discard)
1 Paco Sánchez/Marina Sánchez (ESP), 2-1-6-1-(14), 12 p
2 Rayco Tabares/Oliver Herrera (ESP), 1-2-2-(12)-12-3, 20 p
3 Alexandre Paradela/Gabriel Kielin (BRA), 3-9-3-4-11-(7), 26 p
4 Alexandre Tinoco/Gabriel Borges (BRA), (18)-13-5-2-6-4, 30 p
5 Jordi Triay/Lluís Mas (ESP), 9-4-13-(18)-1-5, 32 p
6 Gustavo del Castillo/Alejandro Fresneda (ESP), 5-(12)-4-3-10-10, 32 P
7 Samuel Albrecht/José Peña (BRA), (17)-6-8-7-13-1, 35 p
8 Junichiro Shairaishi (JPN), (14)-10-14-10-7-2, 43 p
9 Juan Deben/Gerardo Prego (ESP), 7-7-(33)-6-17-8, 45 p
10 Pablo Fresneda/César Trabado (ESP), 21-(OCS)-1-5-9-24, 60 p

Race 1

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

First race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Race 2

Second race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Second race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Second race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Second race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Second race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Second race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Second race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

Second race of the final day of the 2012 SNIPE Open España. Santiago de la Ribera, 25 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

1 Comments For This Post

  1. luis Says:

    que envidia,!!!!!!

    Felicitaciones a todos

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