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  • The second edition of the Menorca Maxi Regatta started with northerly light wind conditions which made the Race Committee suffer, but finally they managed to sail two windward /leeward races.

    The fight, both in the Wally and Maxi 72 classes, has been tenacious since the first start of the day, showing an amazing sight in the turquoise waters of Menorca and its cliffs.

    The Wally class with a powerful fleet of 12 boats has shown the elegance of its lines on a windward-leeward race by the biggest Wally in the fleet: Thomas Bscher’s Open Season, with Jochen Schümann as tactician, won the first and second race of the day. Newcomer Lyra, with John Cutler on board, finished the day in second position.

    On the other hand, the Maxi 72 general standing shows Jethou, owned by Sir Peter Ogden and with Brad Butterworth calling the tactics, leading the fleet, two points ahead of second placed Momo.
    In the first race the victory went to Dieter Schön’s Maxi 72 Momo, with Markus Wieser as tactician, who starred in a spectacular race that finished with a "photo-finish" in favor of the German. The second race was won by Jethou, followed by Momo and Robertissima III.


    OPEN SEASON IN THE WALLY CLASS

    Since the starting gun fired the fleet of 12 Wallys made it clear that they were all in Menorca to win and that the fight was left open at that moment. On one hand, Thomas Bscher’s Open Season and Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones Magic Carpet 3- they set their own race choosing the right hand side of the race course in a close fight.

    A third Wally would join the tandem in search of the podium, Magic Blue, which behind Open Season, who dominated in front of the fleet throughout the race, and Magic Carpet -second-, would rise to the third step of podium.

    The second race of the day, which made the fleet wait due to the complicated wind conditions showed the winning of Open Season. The newcomer Lyra was the highlight of the day in a really worked race that provided them with a second position.


    MOMO ACHIEVES THE VICTORY IN A PHOTO-FINISH ARRIVAL

    The first race of the day had three teams as protagonists. Robertissima III, with Vasco Vascotto as tactician, began betting for the right side of the race course which took him to dominate the race followed by Sir Peter Ogden’s Jethou. But the final surprise came from Dieter Schön’s Momo, who managed to take advantage of the wind dropping on the right hand side of the course and taking the left overtaking his two opponents. He then managed to clinch the victory just 100 meters before the finish line in a brilliant downwind leg. Jethou finally passed Robertissima III shortly before the finish.

    Second race was for Jethou followed by Shockwave and Robertissima III.


    Find the overall results in the following links:
    Wally Class: http://menorcamaxi.com/resultados/resultados.php?ms=06&ln=uk&clase=01&year_input=2015
    Maxi 72: http://menorcamaxi.com/resultados/resultados.php?ms=

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