MALLORCA yachtswoman Silvia Mas has become a national champion.
The Club Nautic de s’Arenal member and crewmate Patricia Cantero from Gran Canaria were named Spanish women’s champions in the 470 class in this weekend’s Mallorca Sailing Center Regatta held in the Bay of Palma.
The pair were also placed second in the General classification.
They managed to complete eight of the nine possible tests, with the wind the predominating factor. Some pundits might even suggest that these recent windy storms to hit the UK may also have a bearing on the Grand National tips in 2020 for the forthcoming Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, UK. No doubt that Silvia Mas and her crewmate Patricia Cantero will have used the wind to their advantage.
Apart from for the first test, when there was an easterly wind of varying intensity, for the remainder of the three-day event there was a typical Palma Bay bracing wind of between five and nine knots.
In all 60 boats and 120 competitors took part in the regatta. Keven Peponnet and Jeremie Mion of France were first in the men’s 470 General Classification and the UK’s Hannah Mills and Eilidh MCinture were first in the women’s group.
The MSC regatta served as good training for the upcoming world championship in the class, which will be held at the Arenal sailing club between March 13 and 21.