Ibiza, October 7, 2016 – The most popular island in the Mediterranean for its night life and its beauty is as a natural backdrop for the last act of the Mediteranean M32 Series, here they found themselves – in conjunction with the closing weekend socialite island season – closing the series of regattas that have touched: Porto Venere, Monte Carlo, Riva del Garda, Genoa and Ibiza.
Guest of the Club Nautico de Ibiza, the paddock of the M32 colored dock of Marina Botafoch with its catamarans and the village to the ground, the central point of the shore life. At today’s races they attended 6 catamarans representing Sweden, England, Italy, Switzerland and the Principality of Monaco.
The initials conditions of the day, almost summer, led the race committee to place the field in the port of Ibiza for a first race ‘in favor of the public’. Success with catamarans darting a few meters from the promenade and offering a show uncommon; the wind drops and the port has then forced the organization to move in a new field of the beaches, where the wind was still weak, but stretched out and adjust.
At 14:30 the preparatory signal for the start of the first of four races today, all carried out with light winds about 5 knots, but that did not prevent the catamarans to fly on one hull just over 10 knots. For the second test, the hot seats, with a group of lucky guests who were able to participate in the regatta on board the M32 were provided.
Hard-fought races on the tried and tested format of a fast path; between the start and the arrival of the first boat, it is difficult to exceed 15 minutes. The catamarans leave the beam at full power to go round a mark of disengagement, then the stern, bowline, stern and finish line.
Today’s races have excelled the British crew GAC Pindar-sealing the first day with seven points (2,2,1,2 the partial day), followed very close by the Swiss Section 16 of Richard Davies to 9 points and therefore the Italo Monegasque crew of Team Neverland Guido Miani to 12 points.
Appointment tomorrow in Ibiza waters for the second session of racing that will continue until Sunday, and they will see, finally, the assignment of Mediterranean