Botín and Trittel rise to eleventh place in the Princesa Sofía

Little by little, the ‘ESP 74’ by Diego Botín and Florian Trittel is climbing positions in the Princess Sofía Trophy classification. The most important dinghy sailing competition held in Spain and held in the waters of Palma. If on Monday the 49er class boats were unable to race due to excessive wind and waves and on Tuesday the Cantabrian and the Catalan finished sixteenth place after four races, this Wednesday they rose five places in the classification. Diego Botín and Florian Trittel are now eleventh, with 28 points, 15 behind the ‘forty’, which leads the standings in the Balearic capital. Australians Jack Ferguson and Max Paul remain at the top of the table, as they did on Tuesday.

On a day with medium winds from the southwest, in the blue group, in which the ‘ESP 74’ is included, came the first victory of the reference Spanish ‘forty’ in this Princesa Sofía Trophy. Botín and Trittel crossed the finish line in first place, followed by the Frenchmen Goulon and Depery, while another Spanish boat, the one made up of Pol Marsans and José Manuel Ruiz, entered third in that blue group.

In the second round, things didn’t go so well for Diego and Florian. A ninth place, very close to the tenth they scored in the first round of competition in Palma and which for the moment is their discard. Although almost none of the crews that precede the Spaniards in the top ten places in the table have escaped some ‘trouble’ in the six regattas that have been held on the Princesa Sofía. Even the leaders, Ferguson and Paul, botched the first race in their group, the yellow one, with a disqualification that became their discard. The three boats that are currently on the podium are separated by just two points, and another twelve boats, including Diego and Florian’s ‘ESP 74’, are just nine points away.

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