‘I Love Poland’ ends La Larga

Boat ‘I Love Poland’ He has flown in La Larga, the PalmaVela prologue high altitude regatta organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma. Shortly after completing the 24 hours of this competition, The VO70 was the first boat in the fleet to cross the finish line located at the height of the Palma cathedral in real time. The boat, skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski and built in 2011 of 21.5 m. in length and who participated in the Volvo Ocean Race that year as “Puma”, has invested 24 hours, 38 minutes and 50 seconds in completing the 240 miles of La Larga for the IRC class. That is, an approximate average speed of 10 knots over the course.

‘I Love Poland’ is already waiting for the rest of the fleet, which is currently struggling with the prevailing low wind intensity that tests the mettle and patience of any participant, with speeds of around two and five knots. The bulk of the ORC 1 fleet, between 13 and 17 meters long, is advancing very slowly towards Cabrera, an island to the south of Majorca that they have to leave to starboard, with “Aviador”, “Caveman IV”, “Intrigue” and “X-Odessa” almost parallel at only one knot of speed.

Closer to the coast, and ready to pass between Mallorca and Cabrera are “Brujo” and “Smerit”, boats with only two crew members who compete in class A2 (0-3). His greatest pursuers are some 22 miles to his stern and have already passed the Isla del Aire, southeast of Menorca. The next boats to cross the finish line are expected to do so around midnightwhile the rest could end throughout the early morning and Monday morning.

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