Sui 311 “Sophie Racing”, helmed by Hugo Stenbeck , won both races today in Cascais,

The lighter winds and slightly less rolling waves suited the “Sophie Racing” team today as two more races were completed in the 23rd Juan Carlos Trophy. By winning both races Hugo Stenbeck, Martin Westerdahl & Robert Stanjer have put themselves right back in contention for the overall prize. Also showing good form were the talented NED 412 “Troika” team headed by Pieter Heerema, crewed by Lars Hendriksen & Claus Olesen who finished with two 2nd places. Following Pieter home in both races was POR 58 helmed by Filipe Silva, with Henry Costa Silva & Diogo Cayolla recording two 3rd’s.

Two 3rd places for POR 58 “Marias III” today, as Diogo Cayolla retrieve’s the kite.

The team from SUI 296 “Ariston”, who were the leaders after 3 races, did not have such a good day recording a 5th & 11th.  This drops Justus Kniffka into 2nd place overall after discarding the 11th place and surrenders the lead to NED 412 “Troika” Pieter Heerema who tops the fleet on 11pts after 5 races.

Jorge Lima gets the pole ready on SUI 296 “Ariston” in race 4 today, slipping to 2nd overall.

The CNC Sports Director Rita Goncalves, is hoping to squeeze in two more races tomorrow, despite a forecast of light south-westerly winds and rain! With a start time of 11.00 and a “cut off” time of 14.00 (for the last possible warning signal) the 12 teams will be crossing their fingers and hoping for the best. Cascais is renowned for usually completing the full series of 7 races so let’s see how the day goes….

Close racing across the waves on Day 3 of the H.M. Juan Carlos Trophy in Cascais.

With Pieter Heerema on 11pts, Justus Kniffka on 12pts & Hugo Stenbeck on 13pts, everything is set for a super finale to this championship. Finally, don’t forget competitors, the winner of the final race also wins the “Stavros” Trophy, so that gives an extra incentive for tomorrow 🙂

Higher, Faster, Longer……    Stavros.

Thanks again to Anna Zykova for her usual super photo’s….