Canadians test waters - ISAF World Cup - Mallorca

Canadians test waters - ISAF World Cup - Mallorca

Light winds greeted sailors for the first day of the ISAF World Cup action in Palma, Mallorca.

Fleets sizes are setting records and many of the major players are looking for world cup titles. Some of Canada’s heavy hitters are also in town hoping to leave their mark on the international stage.

Leading the charge, Radial sailor Isabella Bertold scored all three of her races in the top 10, currently tied for 9th overall. Marit Bouwmeester (NED) earned two race wins currently leading the radial fleet. Claire Merry sits in 18th with a pair of 8’s on the day.

Greg Douglas battles in the 92 boat Finn fleet, currently in 14th with a 4th and drop on the scoreboard. Check out his fancy moves HERE.

Canadian Laser sailors showed strength on the light course today with Lee Parkhill posting 4, 5, sitting 14th overall while Robert Davis is not far behind in 21st. Aussie’s Ashley Brunning and Jeremy O’Connell currently have the lead in the 145 boat fleet.

Luke Ramsay & Nikola Girke are competing within the largest Nacra fleet to date, with 73 boats on hand, the Canadian duo are sitting pretty in 14th overall with a 6th place finish today.

Tomorrow calls for more breeze as qualifying races continue. For full recap and Canadian results:

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Results

photo credit: Jesus Renado