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2020 SB20 Protuguese National Championship at Clube Naval de Cascais

by Clube Naval de Cascais 20 Jul 2020 06:57 BST 17-19 July 2020

After three months with the competitive calendar suspended in Portugal, where several events were cancelled or postponed, Clube Naval de Cascais was responsible to organize the first national championship in Portuguese territory since the Covid-19 outbreak. The Portuguese National Championship of the SB20 Class had 29 boats registered where the Portuguese fleet of this class showed that it remains healthy even after the period of lockdown.

The almost three dozen boats registered in the event had, on the first day, to wait ashore for the wind, being only possible to start the debut race of this championship around 14:00. The wait paid off and the fleet was received at the Guia race area with winds from the northwest quadrant and an average intensity of 16 knots and a nice swell. The first bullet was for Vasco Serpa's Puss / Puss SailCascais with Pedro Alemão and Joaquim Moreira. The victory of the second race of the day was for the Youth Team Portugal - 98.1 Radio Marginal team by Henrique Brites with Bernardo Torres Pego, Luis Pinheiro and Rafael Rodrigues. It is noteworthy the performance of this young team on the first day of racing that, in addition to winning the second race of the day, were also vices in the other two and thus occupied the first place in the overall. In second place was the national champion team in title at that time, Dom Pedro Hotels, composed by José Paulo Ramada, Fausto Neves, António Pereira and Miguel Leal Faria. Closing the podium on the first day of racing was Vasco Passanha's Patris Finance with Zilas Nascimento, Diana Neves and Sebastião Ramirez.

On the second day of the SB20 Class National Championship, the fleet completed the three races scheduled for that day. After going out to sea to start the day of racing at Guia race course, the fog settled in and forced competitors to move to the Cascais Bay field due to safety reasons. With the wind already established inside the bay but varying in direction between West and Northwest with around 12 knots of intensity, the fleet started the first race of the day at around 2:30 pm.

In terms of sports, the homogeneity of the fleet is impressive, after six races over the course of two days we had six different winners. The SB20 class benjamins on the Youth Team Portugal - 98.1 Radio Marginal boat continued to lead the championship. Henrique Brites' team continued to give letters and show that regularity pays off. To rise to the second position was the Puss Puss / SailcasCais led by Vasco Serpa. Finishing the second day of the championship and climbing to the lowest place on the podium, after an excellent performance, was Madeira Island by John Tavares with Helder Basílio and Tiago Leal.

To finish the championship, the competitors returned to the Guia race area. This is bucket list sailing venue for all the sailors. This race area did not disappoint and returned to present conditions similar to those of the first day although with the intensity of the lightest wind staying at 12 knots. The podium seats were open on the last day with significant changes during the day. The Youth Team Portugal - 98.1 Radio Marginal team from Henrique Brites, Bernardo Torres Pego, Luis Pinheiro and Rafael Rodrigues saw for a moment the highest place on the podium to slip through their fingers when they finished the first race of the day in the thirteenth position.

The new national champion was known only in the last race and the dispute was between the Youth Team Portugal and the Puss Puss SailCascais of Vasco Serpa, Joaquim Moreira and Pedro Costa Alemão. These two teams were only separated by two points and the dispute was noteworthy, with the young team taking the best place, finishing the last race in second place and the seniors in sixth position. Vasco Serpa, still warm, says: "In the last race we were unable to start so well and mistakes in high competition pay dearly". The Youth Team Portugal - 98.1 Radio Marginal is the new national champion following the Puss Puss - SailCascais. Henrique Brites comments that: "In the first race we made some basic mistakes and we saw that Vasco Serpa's team was doing very well. There was some pressure on board after the first race of the day but we managed to clear our heads and then make two good races. " Dom Pedro Hotels by José Paulo Ramada with Fausto Neves, Miguel Leal Faria and António Pereira returned to the podium, in third place, and said goodbye to this championship with a bullet in the last race.

José Paulo Ramada said: "We had a good first day of the championship, but on the second day the race course in the interior of Cascais Bay did not help us and we fell a few places in the classification. To finish the championship we had a good third day of racing and managed to recover the podium. I congratulate the Vasco Serpa team for the second position in the overall. I want to highlight the excellent performance of Henrique's team that had an excellent performance in this championship.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoatHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
13800YTP/ 98.1 Marginal/SailCascaisHenrique Brites 20773Bernardo Torres Pêgo 21507/ Luís Pinheiro 18723 / Rafael Rodrigues 21074CNCascais212394133226
23745Puss Puss/SailCascaisVasco Serpa 2444Joaquim Moreira 4175/ Pedro Costa Alemão 6081CNCascais131446341628
33738Dom Pedro HotelsJosé Paulo Ramada 7217Fausto Briosa Neves 7658/ António Silva Pereira 9991/ Miguel Leal de Faria 7204CNC/CDP461981124135
43505PATRIS FinanceVasco Passanha 978Zilas Dunke‑Nascimento 22005 / Diana P. Neves 11270/ Frederico Lacerda 17046CNCascais62312216521042
53763Skin in the GameEdward RussoGilles Favennec/ Mikael MerguiClub Nautique Valeriquais3457126119543
63615Madeira IslandsJohn Tavares 5856Helder Basilio 4379 / Tiago Leal 4493ANMadeira1076142UFD3011445
735Another AffairMiguel Oliveira 18697Tiago Morais 10653/ Francisco Oliveira 16151CVAtlantico558514578750
836Yess too…entyFrancisca Barros 10394João Cunha 12954 / Ricardo Schedel 10592/ António Matos Rosa 10380CWDSailing162111839106366
93581AM RUSARCDiogo Costa 14188Pedro Costa 13482/ Diogo Cayolla 3377YCSP/CNC/CWDS718418111815872
10366DRADO / ROFFManuel Marques 4405Pedro Pinto 4113/ Hugo Mastbaum 1182ANLisboa1191561712141675
1122Ladies First/SailCascaisCarolina João 15910Joana Azevedo 10603/ Zezi Cardoso 19038/ Federica Franchi 21066SADafundo12151310UFD301835985
123558GutoPedro Nieto 6039Francisco Neto 3296/ Mariana Freitas 10631/ Guilherme Gomes 20411CVAtlantico814913221215131397
133306BICASCOAntónio Santos 472Miguel Benedy 464 / Pedro Vilela 5631CVSado1811101572121714103
143438NACEXMiguel Graça 4760Diogo Machado Pinto 17076/ João Ferreira 13807CNCascais298181610811924104
153516CHICASMariana Lobato 9839Carolina Campos 20855/ Mafalda Pires de Lima 19035/ Margarida Lopes 19537CNCascais13DNF301622010172111110
163427LTXEduardo Cardoso 6531Duarte Pardal 15207/ Eduardo Marques 14296CNCascais9127191719UFD301817118
178Mergulhão 2Manuel PrietoLourenço Mateus 19002 / João Tomás 22325CNCascais1419DNS3020191591215123
183506VoltaVasco Empis 3012Pedro Rebelo de Andrade 4096/ João Vidinha 11271 /Vera Rebelo de Andrade 25236CNCascais2120221115UFD3061021126
193652BravoPaulo Palha 3374André Gonçalves 4189/ António Barros 8191/ Rita Leal Faria 11102CVAtlantico1913201725DNC30141612136
203616ROFF/Meritis.orgTomás Barreto 19338Martim Mastbaum 20565/ Mafalda Gonçalves 20416/ Carmo LeCoroller 25198CNCascais152219141614231723140
213637ContrabandistaPatrick Lindley 2322Luís Vasconcelos Dias 12439/ Pedro Simões16118CNCascais20172121522202025146
223710NO WORRIESGastão Brun 24283Peter Kemp Lekszycki 24871/ André LekszyckiCNCascais222412DSQ301813222419154
233101CasildaDuarte B. Bello 649Rodrigo Ouro 21919/ Beatriz Gago 19639/ José Maria Vozone 24098CNCascais171025232617162622156
243411Quinta dos MurçasDiogo Corrêa Mendes 1987José Bello 584/ Nuno Lopes 12901CNCascais241623221324182228162
25363Mussa Sailing TeamFrancisco Cruz 22845Manuel Cruz 21816/ Pedro Garcia 24219/ Gonçalo Barreto 21287CNCascais272317282320242518177
263203MiúdasSofia Regojo 4943Ana Champalimaud 6187/ Maria Anjos 4349CNCascais262627262125192320186
277SargoGonçalo Gonçalves 18646Rafael Valladares 24171/ Miguel Vidinha 6225CNCascais23DNC3024252426252726200
28372VickyAugusto Castelo Branco 23826João Pires 24823/ Martim Ruela Figueiredo 21743SADafundo28252627RDG26RDG26262929213.9
29537Old SpiceFilipe Aguilar Machado 4909António Ancêde 7444 /Pedro Borges de Araújo 5880CVAtlantico25DNC30DNC30242723UFD302827214

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