Palma Vela Regatta – 5–6 May

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Congratulations to the crew of the Frers designed Magic Blue maxi, winners of the Wally Class at the recent season opener in the Mediterranean, the Palma Vela regatta in May. Flavio Favini, tactician on Magic Blue, says of their victory:
We have been third and second so winning here is great. We were able to sail our own races, making sure we got a clear lane off the start line was important for us. Then, keeping away from the others and sailing in clear air was key. We have a good boat, it may be older but it goes well. We had a good week with all races good except yesterday when we were caught out when the wind died and it was glassy, glassy calm.

And we also raise a glass to another Frers winner,  Christian Plump and his crew on Elena Nova, victors in the  Swan 45 Class.  Christian says:
That is the sixth time we have won Palma Vela. It is such competitive racing in this class and this was the most difficult time. The difference between the first the last boat is no more than ten lengths. It is such fun. I am so relieved to have won. We have only won Copa del Rey once and this year we will be back to try and do it again.