News Stylish win to Tomas Barreto/Joao Prieto at Torneio de Vela do Carnaval

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Stylish win to Tomas Barreto/Joao Prieto at Torneio de Vela do Carnaval

Feb 2016

They opened the 7-race series with a win, and from thereon Tomas Barreto/Joao Prieto didn't take their foot off the pedal, storming to a safe 7 point victory.

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42nd Torneio de Vela do Carnaval / National Qualifying Regatta 2

Even in the final race, despite their closest rivals Rita Lopes/Pedro Cruz pulling a win out of their bag, it was not enough to catch Barreto/Brito, whose third place was more than sufficent a safety margin.

Hosted at Clube Internacional da Marina de Vilamoura from 6-8 February, the 42nd Torneio de Vela do Carnaval was also event 2 of the National Qualifying Regatta series, results from which count towards national team selection.

Barreto/Prieto's worst score was a 7th, which was discarded, making their scoreline a list of top four finishes, which no other team could match. There was marked separation between the top three teams, with Lopes/Cruz finishing in second on 21 points and third placed Francisco Maia/Rui Oliveira 10 points behind on a 31 point total.

Forty-six teams from Portugal and Spain descended on the renowned venue at Vilamoura for the three days of racing.

Up next on Portuguese 420 racing calendar is the 2016 Portuguese 420 Junior National and National Championships from 30 March-2 April hosted at Clube Naútico da Figueira da Foz.