All the action from Day 2 of Maxi Week at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

It was a slow start to day two of Maxi Week at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, as the race committee patiently waited again for stronger winds. After almost an hour and a half wait, the 46 maxi yachts were underway thanks to a light easterly wind.Galateia yacht at Maxi Week at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetThe leader going into day two was Alessandro Del Bono’s Capricorno who further assured her position by winning the Maxi 3 class ahead of Terry Hui’s Wally 77 Lyra, who won a number of accolades in the 2021 race. “We sailed a good one, we are quite happy with our sailing today,” said Capricorno’s tactician Flavio Favini. “This boat is good in the light, but you have to deal with your handicap,” he added.

Read: Light winds, speedy starts and a clear win: All the action from day 1 of Maxi Week at Les Voiles de Saint-TropezCapricorno yacht at Maxi Week at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetThe Maxi 2 class has been a battle for the top spot between the 100-foot competitors, including the trio of Wallycentos, as well as Leopard 3, Y3K and Rambler 88. Not to be outshone, the Maxi 72s, Cannonball, Jethou and North Star have also held their own with Dario Ferrari’s Cannonball giving the fleet a light wind racing masterclass.

North Star beat second-placed Cannonball by 2 minutes 52 seconds under IRC corrected time with Sir Peter Ogden's Jethou third, so for a second day the ex-Maxi 72s filled the Maxi 2 podium. Galateia yacht at Maxi Week at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetThe 100s saw David M. Leuschen’s Wallycento Galateia prevail over Magic Carpet Cubed and Tango. “We made a bit of a meal to start,” admitted Galateia tactician Kelvin Harrap who was also celebrating his birthday. “We got pressure and a lift on the first beat, which got us across Magic Carpet Cubed.”Spirit of Malouen X yacht at Maxi Week at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetThe Maxi 1 class saw Jean-Luc Petithuguenin’s Wally 107 Spirit of Malouen X come up on top with an impressive 17 minute win under IRC time from the Swan 115 Jasi. “Yesterday was a bad day for us, mostly because I made really big mistakes and wrong calls. Anyway, today we were able to sail properly and make the right calls, and we overcame yesterday’s mistakes,” said Spirit of Malouen X tactician Laurent Pagès.Maxi Week at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetToday (Thursday 6 October), is a layover day at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez with racing set to resume on Friday and Saturday. The forecast for both days is light but more promising than previous days.

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