Trofeo Princesa Sofia: working hard for Her Royal Highness

It was Britain's Olympic windsurfing bronze medallist Bryony Shaw who put in the most consistent performance on day 2 of the Princesa Sofia Regatta, an ISAF Sailing World Cup event, in Palma.

In taking the overall lead on aggregate after 4 races in the RS:X women's fleet in Palma, she has proved that she can get the better of the world beating Spanish dream team of Marina Alabau and Blanca Manchon on their home waters.

It was a long day for competitors and race management alike on this second day at the Princess Sofia Trophy, and patience paid when the light sea breezes finally kicked in after a postponement to the start of the day's racing.

Over in the RS:X Men's fleet, Shahar Zubari [ISR] was in his element. This light wind specialist put in an uncharacteristic 9th in the first race of the day but recovered to take the second in fine style giving him 3 bullets overall. He now shares the overall lead with Fabien Heidegger [ITA] who actually had a better day of it. These two are 7 points clear of Tom Ashley [NZL].

Racing on Tuesday looks set to be disrupted, with strong winds forecast across Palma Bay. The Princess Sofia Trophy concludes on Friday 2 April.

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