Spain beats Russia in yacht race


Spanish team's Captain Guillermo Altadill

TWO big class IMOCA 60 sail ships arrived in Port Adriano (Calvia) after the match race ‘Russian-Spanish Challenge’.

The two crews of 11 Russian and Spanish yachtmen took more time than expected due to the windy weather.

Pakea, with Guillermo Atadill as its captain arrived first with Marabaud captained by Evgeny Neugodnikov three miles behind.

The challenging clubs were ‘Club de Regatas Port Adriano and Yacht Club St Petersburg.

The event covered the 110 miles between the harbor Marina Port Vell in Barcelona and Port Adriano in Mallorca.

The event is a precursor for bigger races including ‘America’s Cup’ or the ‘Whitbread’.

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