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International Grand Prix Vila de Blanes 2012

Jan 2012

Four days of racing at the International Grand Prix Vila de Blanes, delivered 33 races across the 3 classes racing.

Racing fleets were 420, 29er and Europe – and 142 sailors from 12 different countries competed at this twelfth holding of the event.

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2012 International Grand Prix Vila de Blanes

Hosted by Club Vela Blanes in Spain from 2-5 January 2012, a mixed range of conditions were on offer. For the 420 event, the series delivered 11 races, two discards and a convincing series win from Guillaume Pirolielle/Valentin Sapin (FRA). The pair confirmed the leadership to take a deserved victory from a scoreline which included 7 races wins from 11 races.

Chasing hard were teammates Jennifer Poret/Laise Chever (FRA) who finished in second only 15 points behind. They made it hard for the winners until the last moment by pressing all the time during the closing two races. However, the tie in points in the final two races meant the overall score remained the same with Pirolielle/Sipan finishing 3 points ahead.

Thomas Ponthieu/Valentino Di Salvo finished third overall, with 33 points after two discards.

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Image: 420 Podium Teams © Alfred Farré