The Bay of Palma hosted a great show during the third day of the City of Palma Trophy, which took place with a good wind, although somewhat unstable, and in which Joan Domingo Cebamanos was the one who read the best the roles and took the lead in this competition reserved for the Optimist category.

The final phase of this City of Palma Trophy, the second notable event of the Excellence Cup circuit, began and the international fleet of more than 330 boats competed, divided into three groups, gold, silver and bronze, according to their ranking. classification. The Golds completed three tests, the Bronzes completed two and the Silvers stayed at one.

The first race took place with a southwest wind of around 15 knots. The roles were the general tone throughout the day and the Race Committee, who had to work hard, had to reposition the board in the middle of this first race due to a change in wind direction. In the second partial, the intensity dropped to 12 knots and the wave increased.

The Silver group was unable to start this second race and the Committee decided, after four general appeals, to send the sailors back to port. After 4:00 p.m., only the Gold group remained in the water, which was the only one to compete in a third race.

Catalan sailors were the main protagonists this Saturday in the Bay of Palma. Juan Lleonart, from Club Nàutic El Balís, won the first race, a race he dominated almost from start to finish. Second place went to Joan Domingo Cebamanos, from Club Nàutic Cambrils, and his teammate Darío Alvaredo finished in third place.

The second special of the day, sixth in the general classification of this 72nd Ciutat de Palma Trophy, was very similar to the first in terms of results and Juan Lleonart once again led the Gold Group ahead of Joan Domingo Cebamanos. The Dutchman Maurits Melens took third place on this occasion.

Joan Domingo Cebamanos completed her fantastic performance with a victory in the third regatta. Behind him, the Pole Jan Marjanski, second, and the Dane Sebastian Dahlgaard, third, crossed the finish line.

With these results, the general classification took a small turn and Joan Domingo Cebamanos, from Club Nàutic Cambrils, became the leader par excellence with 13 points. Mallorcan Nikko Palou, from RCN Palma, is second with 20 points and CN s’Arenal sailor Sean Sadler, disqualified in the second race of the day due to a black flag, completes the provisional podium with 23 points.

The leader explained upon his arrival at the port that his excellent result was based on the fact that he had sailed fairly calmly and made good starts during the three races. “I hope I can keep this first place. Last year I was third in this regatta and winning the Palma City Trophy would be very important to be able to climb the Excellence Cup rankings.said Joan Domingo Cebamanos

Tomorrow will be decided the winner of this 72nd City of Palma Trophy, a final day during which medium intensity southwesterly winds are expected, conditions quite similar to those recorded today. The trophy presentation ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. under the tent located on the terraces of the Real Club Náutico de Palma.