The newly disputed offshore race with crew Mahon – Barcelona taking the exit 23 on Thursday, with a fleet of 27 boats divided into the categories ORC (16 participants) and RI (11 participants).
The 135 mile course tore promptly at 15 hours at a stretch uncheck, after which you could sail a direct course to close reaching in Menorca, thanks to wind Garbí (205º ), which was blowing 14 knots. An opportunity that the fleet took the opportunity to win as many miles as possible, knowing that at night and dawn the breeze awaited them.
Something that suffered the leading group of the fleet about ten miles from the finish, located on the second line of markers that indicate the entrance to the port of Mahon, opposite the island of Lazareto. After the slowdown, the Rats on Fire of Rafael Carbonell crossed the finish after nearly 21 hours, followed by a compact trio of Clasajan of Francisco Gutierrez, Raquero of Eugenio Lopez and Blue of Diana Corominas, classified by this order after the time compensation ORC category.
A similar situation occurred in the category RI, where the Lone of Ricard Alsina won the quartet formed by the Maija of Jaime Samon, Dennis of Carlos Marcet, Sara Ya of Francisco Catchot and L’Oreig of Martí Gelabert.
Remarkable patience of the baby of the fleet Moana of LLuis Anades Jordi, who was the last to cross the finish line after more than 33 hours, while 14 ships chose to retire.