Frank Berg wins 2nd Winter Series in Puerto Portals, the final Dragon event of 2017.
The weather was sunny , the winds were light for the final Dragon Regatta of the season sailed over the weekend of 16th & 17th Dec. 18 boats made it to the start line at the 2nd of 4 winter series events based at the Puerto Portals Marina, with 3 races completed over the 2 days. (With one race abandoned).
Frank Berg in “Get-A-Way” on his way to a corner (what a surprise) 🙂 in Puerto Portals.
Leading after the first day of racing was our IDA Chairman Vasily Senatorov. Helming “Even Better” these days! Vasily recorded a 2nd and 1st… Unfortunately, a 13th place on Sunday which turned out to be the final race, dropped Vasily and his team down to 4th overall, but still a very deserved result for our brilliant Chairman who has agreed to lead us upwards and onwards for another 2 years… On behalf of the whole Dragon Fleet can I thank you Vasily for your hard work, immaculate representation and determined energy to lead us into 2018 and beyond. We salute you…
Pushing Frank and his team of Jens Bojsen-Moller & Kent Dalsbo Joergensen were the “Pow Wow” team of GER 1177 Michael Zankel, Pedro Andrade & Charles Nankin. In the end this top team had to settle for 2nd place after losing out on count back, as both teams finished on 11pts, but Frank had a 1st! The boats at rest in Puerto Portals..an excellent base for this “new” Winter Series in Palma.
3rd overall was the 2015 World Champion, Yvgeni Braslavetts helming ITA 77, it was great to see “owner” Sergey Pugachev parachuting into the boat as he arrived late for race 1 joining 3rd crew Sergey Timohkov & Yvgeni up the first beat.. (That’s the beauty of sailing a winter series in an accessible bay) 🙂
Happy Christmas Everyone….. May the World be a Safer Place in 2018
Higher, Faster, Longer…….. Stavros. x