65 years later, the Snipe Worlds are back in Cascais waters for 5 days and 9 races of fierce competition for the world title.
With 87 boats lining up on the starting line, the Race Committee needed 3 attempts, the last one with a black flag, to get the first start of the day. The line honors of the inaugural race went to the brothers from the Canary Islands, Gustavo and Rafael Del Castillo, who led the entire race.
In the second race, the wind decreased a little, from 18 to 12 knots, forcing the Race Committee to readjust the course. The victory went to the Spanish team of Victor Perez Campos/Enric Noguera.
Looking at the scoreboard, with results that are still provisional, the Brazilians Mario Junior / Henrique Wisniewski, end the first day in 1st place, with 5 points, after scoring a 2nd and a 3rd place today. The 2nd place, with 11 points, is occupied by the American athletes, Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke, one of the favourite teams for the top places. Closing the provisional podium is the Spanish duo Alfredo Gonzalez and Cristian Sanchez, who today scored a 4th and 9th place, thus having 13 points.
Tomorrow, 2 more races are scheduled with similar conditions – the typical summer north wind in Cascais, “Nortada”, with the wind blowing between 14 and 17 knots.
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Article by Maria José Cardoso