Swan 42s are in 2nd, 4th and 6th Place After Day 2 at ORC World Championships in Barcelona
The ORC World Championships are underway in Barcelona (ESP) and there are several Swan 42 contenders in the 38-boat ORC B Division: DIGITAL ALPHA and DIGITAL BRAVO (RUS), as well as MOVISTAR (ESP)and PEZ DE ABRIL (ESP).
Jose Maria Meseguer (ESP), owner of PEZ DE ABRIL said after two days of racing, “After Day 1 we are doing very well and are happy with the result. In general we had some 8 knots in first race where we had a good race, steady, and choosing the right lay lines.”
He went on to say, “In the second race there was some more wind. We did well with a 1st and a 5th. We will see tomorrow if the weather conditions that are expected are very similar to those of today.”
Pedro Campos (ESP) is the charter helmsman on MOVISTAR (Natalia). She finished the Day 1 races in 2nd and 4th.
At the end of Day 2 Meseguer reported, “Today we did a bad start in the first race ending in 11th, but in the second race we did mange a 2nd! The fight goes on!” He added, “Tomorrow we have the 100-mile coastal race. It will be long since wind predictions are very discouraging.”
MOVISTAR placed 5th and 3rd in today’s races. Francisco Rizzo and DIGITAL ALPHA’s best races were a 3rd, 4th and 6th. Valentin Zubkov and DIGITAL BRAVO are a bit further back in the fleet.
Currently, MOVISTAR sits in 2nd place, PEZ DE ABRIL in 4th, and DIGITAL ALPHA in 6th.