POR 64 “Lady Tati” victorious Alvaro Marinho, Patrick de Barros (Helm) & Rodrigo Vantacich.

Patrick de Barros left Palma de Mallorca for “possibly” the final time at the weekend after competing in 38 Princess Sophia’s participating in Finn, Star and finally the Dragon Class. So it was even more pleasing for Patrick and his professional team of Olympian Alvaro Marinho and Rodrigo Vantacich, to leave with the prestigious Princess Sophia Trophy under his arm :-)

It was great to see the Dragon Class back in Palma again and this all bodes well for the future as the Spanish Fleet look to enhance their new revitalised Winter Series.  Championship helmsman Patrick de Barros told me “The Local Fleet is growing and Frank Berg gave us a real fight. On two occasions we finished within one or two boat-lengths!”


Great to see the Dragons back in Palma de Mallorca again…at the Real Club Nautico.

2nd Overall was ESP 71 “Omni” helmed by Javier Scherk, crewed by Olympian Gustavo Lima with two young Ladies, Andrea & Tess. It is really good to see these young sailors enjoying themselves in the Dragon Class.


Runners Up Overall ESP 71 “Omni” Javier & Gustavo with Andrea Cornudella and Tess Provenzal.

3rd place overall was ESP 28 “Mr” helmed by Jorge Forteza, crewed by German Gil-Mendoza and Juan Galme’s.  German has been very instrumental in reviving the Dragon Class in Palma, so good luck in the future…..


3rd Overall ESP 28 “Mr”..  helmed by Jorge Forteza, with German Gil-Mendoza & Juan Galme’s.

With excellent Dragon Sailors like Poul-Richard Hoj-Jensen and Frank Berg keeping boats in Palma, it won’t be long before the International Sailors will be back in force enjoying the wonderful conditions very soon….  :-)

Higher, Faster, Longer……….     Stavros.