Tropical Conditions in Miami

for ACT 2 of Winter Series

Team Neverland Steal Early Lead in the Med
April 7, 2017 benblake


Monaco (April 7th, 2017) – A steady and solid wind, together with sunny spring conditions granted a good environment for a sparkling beginning of the M32 Series Mediterranean. A fleet of 6 took to the water for the opening act of European Summer M32 sailing.

Four races have been sailed in the first day of the regatta where the first bullet of the series was scored by the rookie team Vitamina Veloce, skippered by Andrea Lacorte, (1-4-6-5). The first places in the remaining three races have been gained by different teams each race, respectively going to Richard Davies with Section 16 (3-1-3-4), Patrik Sturesson with Cape Crow Vikings (2-7-1-3) and Team Neverland by Guido Miani, that with a progressively improving score line of 4-3-2-1 obtained the lead of the provisional ranking on Day 1.

“The conditions of today were great, but at the same time they limited tactical choices. The fact that none of the teams managed to get the first place twice is a clear message of the homogeneity and competitiveness that we have in this fast-growing Class” declared Riccardo Simoneschi, skipper of Italia Sailing Team. “We could have had a better start, especially after the good outcome of the M32 Winter Series in Monaco, but we have two more days of racing to give our best”

After four races, Team Neverland leads the table with 10 points, just one point of margin over Section 16. Cape Crow Vikings follow with 13 points and the ranking is completed by Italia Sailing Team on 14, Vitamina Veloce with 16 and Candidate Sailing Team on 22.

Tomorrow the fleet is going to get back in the water with conditions that are expected to be much lighter than today, but that should still grant racing. Racing continues from Yacht Club de Monaco through Sunday.