Please select your home edition
Feb-Nov23 Leaderboard Groco2
Product Feature - Facnor FX+2500 Continuous line furler - Facnor FX+2500 Continuous line furler

40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE Day 5

by 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE 5 Aug 2022 20:09 BST 1-6 August 2022

After a second and a first today, their strongest performance of the week in the best sea breeze so far, Marcus Brennecke's double world champions Hatari lead the ClubSwan 50 class into the final day of the 40th Copa del Rey MAPRFE with a cushion of four points ahead of Stefan Heidenreich's OneGroup. The top two teams are more or less assured of a place on the podium but in this furiously competitive one design fleet it seems unlikely the two title rivals will square up for a match race finale.

Hatari's German tactician Marcus Wieser smiles, "With only one race to go we will see what happens, if we have a chance to hold them back and tack on them I am sure we will, and if we give them a chance I am sure they will do the same to us."

Racing on older sails the regatta leaders Hatari would rather the race officers wait until tomorrow's sea breeze strengthens as much as possible before the one showdown race is sent off.

Hatari won the favoured left off the start line on the first race and led all the way round whilst OneGroup dropped to a ninth. With three times Olympic medallist, Germay's Jochen Schümann as tactician, OneGroup led the next race with a perfectly executed first upwind whilst Hatari could not cross the fleet despite another good pin end start and getting left early. They were third at the top mark but squeezed past Niramo on the final run.

A first and third in the ClubSwan 36s is enough bring the 2021 Copa del Rey MAPFRE champions G Spot back into touch, just two points behind class leaders Farstar who have led since Day 2. G Spot's Italian tactician Michele Paoletti is hoping they can close that deficit and retain their title.

Paoletti reported, "We made a bad first upwind and then were lucky with one of the course changes that it worked for us, we climbed back into the fleet. And on the last downwind we lost one point on our direct rivals Farstar so you feel that heavily but we won the second race. So we will see what we can do tomorrow. It is all open and I am happy we are in the game. I don't think we sailed so well this week, I made some mistakes as a tactician so we are still there and tomorrow is a big day."

The young German crew of Carl-Peter Forster's TP52 Red Bandit from Bayerishcher YC near Munich have been fighting back since they lost a protest against them in the first race. Their disqualification from the Race 1 gave them a whopping 19pts to carry through the Preliminary Series. But they have stuck to their task and today after a 2,1 in the brisker 15-17kts sea breeze they now lead BMW ORC 1 by five points ahead of the Spanish DK46 HM Hospitales.

Red Bandit's Adrian Hoesch: "It was the strongest wind of the regatta so far and that helped us as we were quicker then than the DK46s when we were planning downwind. We had two good starts, got into good positions and that meant we could get a second and a first, so we are really happy. I think we are in a good position for the last day, we are happy. Today we just kept it simple, we made sure we got clean starts, sailed as easy as possible and stayed out of trouble and hopefully tomorrow we can do the same, we need to not get nervous, have no crazy ideas, get the boat ready early."

In the ClubSwan 42s Pedro Vaquer's Nadir goes into the last day's one race with a four points lead and no score in the Finals worse than third,

In BMW ORC Class 2 Javier Banderas Teatro Soho Caixabank carries a margin of five points forward to Saturday's showdown and are clear favourites to retain the class title. But by comparison the most straight forwards is BMW ORC 3 where Enzo de Blasio and the crew of Scugnazzi are 14 points ahead but Trieste navigator Andrea Visintini cautions, "It is nice to be going into the last day with a big lead but we had a tough day yesterday and this class is very tight with some good boats, today it all worked out fine but all the time the results are down to just seconds here and there. Tomorrow we still need to be careful, sail consistently."

Results after Day 5:

ClubSwan 50
1. Hatari, Marcus Brennecke, 4+4+1+1+2=12pts
2. OneGroup, Stefan HeidenReich, 3+1+2+9+1=16pts
3. Niramo, Sonke Meier-Sawatzki, 6+2+5+2+10=25pts
... 14 boats.

ClubSwan 42
1. Nadir, Pedro Vaquer, 5+2+2+1+3=13pts
2. Pez de abril, José María Meseguer, 3+4+6+2+2=17pts
3. Koyre-Spirit of Nerina, Mirko Bargolini, 1+7+1+8+1=18pts
... 9 boats.

ClubSwan 36
1. Farstar, Lorenzo Mondo, 1+3+1+2+3=10pts
2. G Spot, Giangiancomo Serena, 2+1+5+3+1=12pts
3. Facing Future, Mehmetr Taki, 4+2+4+6+2=18pts
... 8 boats.

1. Red Bandit, Carl-Peter Forster, 4+6+1+2+1=14pts
2. HM Hospitales, Carles Rodríguez, 1+1+2+9+6=19pts
3. From Now On, Ezequiel Despontin, 5+3+7+1+4=20pts
... 18 boats.

1. Teatro Soho Caixabank, Daniel Cuevas, 1+1+5+1+2=10pts
2. Rivareno Gelato-Elena Nova, Plump/Sanz, 3+3+6+2+1=15pts
3. Katarina II, Aivar Tuulberg, 2+2+2+3+6=15pts
... 14 boats.

1. Scugnizza, Enzo de Blasio, 1+2+5+1+1=10pts
2. Brujo, Federico Linares, 2+4+1+3+14=24pts
3. Tanit IV-Medilevel, Nacho Campos, 4+1+7,5+10+2=24,5pts
... 21 boats.

1. Meerblick Fun, Otto Pohlmann, 1+NSC/8+NSC/8+1+1=19pts
2. Enewtec, F. Miguel Giménez, 2+NSC/8+NSC/8+2+2=22pts
3. Pulpo Negro, Giampiero Giannetti, 6+NSC/8+1+4+5=23pts
... 7 boats.

Mallorca Sotheby's Women's Cup
1. Balearia, María Bover, 1+2+3+5+1+1+2=15pts
2. Dorsia Covirán, Natalia Vía-Dufresne, 2+3+1+1+4+6+1=18pts
3. Soho Boutique Hotels-Trocadero, Eva González, 3+1+4+2+2+3+3=18pts
... 9 boats.

Herbalife Nutrition J70
1. Alcaidesa Marina, Gustavo Martínez Doreste, 2+1+2+1+3+3+2=14pts
2. Les Roches-Tripsst, Luis Bugallo, 1+2+3+3+1+1+7=18pts
3. Bodega Can Marles, Jorge Martínez Doreste, 3+3+5+4+2+2+1=20pts
... 8 boats.

Full Results available here.

Find out more at

Related Articles

41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE Trophy Presentation
Ceremony presided over by King Felipe of Spain This Saturday, 5th August, Ses Voltes hosted the presentation of trophies for the 41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE. The ceremony, which took place at 21:00 hours at the end of the last day of competition, presided over by King Felipe of Spain. Posted on 5 Aug
41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE overall
Two perfect scores are the outstanding performances The 41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE finished today with two exciting final races in moderate westerly breezes and sunshine. Two boats completed the Finals series with perfect scores, Javier Banderas' Teatro Soho CaixaBank winning all 11 of their races. Posted on 5 Aug
41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE day 5
The pursuit of perfection holds the key to the overall winners With one day of racing still to be completed at the 41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE, two key teams carry perfect scores into the last day, ORC Class 2 leaders Javier Banderas Teatro del Soho CaixaBank and ORC 3 were Scugnizza C'an Eduardo. Posted on 4 Aug
41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE day 4
Bigger breeze means a new challenge Strong offshore winds, gusting to 22 knots, proved a new, different challenge for teams racing on their first day of their Finals series 41st Copa del Rey MAFPRE on the Bay of Palma. Posted on 3 Aug
41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE day 3
The King and Aifos win coastal race At the 41st Copa del Rey Mapfre today the Majorica ORC classes raced an inshore coastal course of between 25 and 30 miles which saw King Felipe triumph in the showcase Majorica ORC 1 on the TP52 Aifos. Posted on 2 Aug
41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE day 2
A fistful of firsts for three dominant teams After an excellent second day of racing at the 41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE three teams remain unbeaten. José María Meseguer's Pez de Abril crew lead the ClubSwan 42 class, and Teatro Soho Caixabank is dominating Majorica ORC Class 2. Posted on 2 Aug
41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE day 1
Moonlight shines in Palma Mallorca's renowned Bay of Palma dealt near perfect conditions, 10-13kts of wind and warm sunshine, for the six classes which opened the 41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE today. Monaco based owner-helm Graeme Peterson and crew had their best day yet on Moonlight. Posted on 31 Jul
41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE starts Monday
Bay of Palma set to welcome the fleet With racing at the 41st Copa del Rey MAPFRE due to start Monday on the Bay of Palma, the weekend has seen final tuning and preparations being completed, as nearly 100 teams, representing 16 different nations, are set to line up in eight different classes. Posted on 30 Jul
Copa del Rey MAPFRE set for its 41st edition
To be held from 30th July to 6th August in the Bay of Palma To be held from 30th July to 6th August in the Bay of Palma, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, this year the Copa del Rey MAPFRE is celebrating a particularly special event with their 75th anniversary. Posted on 10 Feb
40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE overall
Hatari found themselves needing to cover their opponents to close out the prestigious title ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class title on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE but the German flagged crew endured some unnecessarily nervous moments. Posted on 7 Aug 2022