Ultimate Thrill In The Second Venue Of Merchbanc Barcelona Melges 32 Winter Series

15 December 2011

Everything is ready at the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona for the second leg of the Merchbanc Barcelona Melges 32 Winter Series, an event that confirms the high attraction of Melges 32 in Spain.

Currently, the atmosphere on the dock at Real Club Nautico of Barcelona is one of excitement with teams finalizing the details before the second event, after the initial stage was won by the Spanish-Japanese Melges 32 Team Bros that came back with Manu Weiller and Toni Rivas in the cockpit.

On the starting line, there will be all the protagonists of the first venue: the hosts of Bribon - Movistar of Marc de Antonio with Hugo Rocha and Gonzalo Araujo and the other Spanish teams such as: Gunter, helmed by Javier Sherk and Pablo Taduri’s Nueva Bahía de Pasaia. Ready for the battle are also Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his Robertissima and the German crew of IMMAC FRAM.

The practice race is scheduled for Friday at 2.30 pm and a maximum of 7 races can be sailed during the weekend.

About Merchbanc Barcelona Winter Series:

The Barcelona Merchbanc Winter Series will consist of four series events, one per month during the months of November and December 2011 and January and February 2012. Each series will consist of an official day of practice on Friday and two days with official races on Saturday and Sunday, with a maximum of 6 races for a total of 24 windward – leeward heats. The Winter Series Merchbanc Barcelona are the continuation of a very special season for the class in Spain following the prestigious Copa del Rey and the World, as it is intended Spain is becoming one of the main hubs for the European Melges 32 class.