For the ten international teams competing off Lagos, Portugal, it was a day of two halves plus a mix of conditions and starting formats provided a worthy test that caused even the most polished crews to falter.
Having looked secure, leading by 16 points going into the last day, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi team, helmed by Arnaud Psarofaghis, scored a 2-1-1on the final day's first races to win the 2019 GC32 World Championship with two to spare – an incredible result given the calibre of competition racin...
BIC Techno 293 World Championship 2019 - Final Day
Final day of the BIC Techno 293+ Worlds hosted by Portimao in Portugal. The winners were decided with a day spare but it was the other male and female podium places that were concluded on the last day on the water.
Penultimate day of the BIC Techno 293+ Worlds hosted by Portimao in Portugal. Greece's Alexandros Kalpogiannakis and France's Enora Tanne take the overall podium, male and female respectively, with a day spare - commanding performance from both of them to be crowned World Champions.
BIC Techno 293 World Championship 2019 - Day Three
Portimao in Portugal is providing stunning conditions for the BIC Techno 293+ Worlds - the men are working hard to climb the leaderboard but it isn't easy. The Greeks are looking strong but the French are closely following behind.
2018 champions, Quantum Racing, restored their winning mojo on Day One in Portugal when they sailed to a second and a first in classic Cascais conditions to lead the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week.
Quantum Racing go into the final day of the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week with a five-point lead over Azzurra and so sit on the threshold of their first major regatta title since victory in Puerto Portals in late August 2018.
Quantum Racing clinched their first regatta title of the 2019 season, but their perennial arch rivals Azzurra ran them close, the Italian-Argentine team losing out by a matter of a only a couple of metres on the finish line of the last race of a windy Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week.
The wind hovering around 18-20 knots for most of the day placed a premium on crew work and it was easy even for the most polished teams to come unstuck - notably three time World Champion Team Nika which broached dramatically.