DIESCH/AUTENRIETH AND PORET/HAUTEFAYE ABSOLUTE WINNERS AT 42ND PALAMOS CHRISTMAS RACE22 Dec 2017
Changeable winds on final day in Palamós.
German team Simon Diesch and Philipp Autenrieth have been the absolute winners of the 42 Palamós-Christmas Race and have engraved their name on the Manuel Albalat Trophy. Diesch is the son of Montreal 76 FD Olympic champion who suggested in 1974 in Palamós the creation of what today is the Christmas Race. The Diputació de Girona to the Youth winner has been awarded to Pere Ponsetí, Laser Radial Men Champion.
Simon Diesch and Philipp Autenrieth have claimed victory in the 470 men followed by Spanish team Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodríguez. Third place overall was for South African sailors Asenathi Jim and Alexander Ham.
In the 470 women fleet, French team Jennifer Poret and Camille Hautefaye arrived as leaders to the Medal Race and also won this final race confirming the top place in the overall standings. Second place was for Spanish team Bàrbara Cornudella and Sara an third place was for Germany with team Luise and Helena Wanser.
Source: Palamos Christmas Race