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Kiboko Tres, Shambho and Aurelius win the Corinthian trophies.

Three coastal courses were raced between the islands of Ibiza and Formentera.

Ibiza – 01 October 2023

The third edition of the Ibiza JoySail closed with the victory of Moat (Performance), Dark Horse (Performance Cruising), Aurelius (World Cruising) and Svea (J Class), after the celebration of three races in Pitiusas waters, in a successful edition with record number of participants and where the fleet has enjoyed on the water and on land.

In this edition of the Ibiza JoySail, names of the level of Bouwe Bekking and Paul Westlake (Svea), Peter Holmberg and Francesco de Angelis (Topaz), Will Oxley and Mark Sadler (Jasi), Guillermo Parada (Moat), Andy Beadsworth and Bill Tripp (Prevail), Jesper Bank (All Smoke) among others. And Spaniards such as Pablo Arrarte (Jasi), Nacho Postigo and Javier de la Plaza (Topaz), Pachi Rivero (All Smoke) and Simbad Quiroga (Svea).

The Moat (Swan 115) is still the king of the Ibiza JoySail after having won the three editions of the superyacht regatta born in the year 2021 and where Juan Ball’s boat is one of the great references, which together with the Dark Horse (Swan 80) winner in Performance Cruising, are the only ones that have participated in all the editions of the Ibiza JoySail.

Juan Ball, one of the great ambassadors of the regatta, commented on his arrival at Marina Ibiza as a three-time Ibiza JoySail champion that “it is a regatta that we love, and since the project began three years ago we were invited to participate and since then we have been hand in hand”. In addition, this year the incentive for Moat has been to compete with Jasi, a sister boat: “We have been competing hand in hand with Jasi and this has been very productive for both parties”.

In Performance, the duel between the twin boats, Moat and Jasi, the latter making its debut in the Ibiza JoySail, was spectacular, with Moat finally taking the win after winning all three races, while Jasi was three seconds and All Smoke (SW-RP 90) was third, beating Kiboko Tres (SW 105) on the last day, which was fourth overall, but taking the Corinthian category champion prize was Kiboko Tres (SW 105).

In Performance Crusing, Dark Horse was the champion after demonstrating an incredible evolution in just three years, winning the Ibiza JoySail for the first time. The American Prevail was second and the Shambho (Y7 70), which was competing in its first regatta, was third, and won the Corinthian prize in its class.

In World Cruising, the Aurelius did a double, winning its class and the Corinthian prize. Second place went to the Scorpion of London (Baltic 151), the largest and most elegant boat, tied on points in third place was the Alarife 100 (Custom 99).

The anticyclone that affected the Mediterranean throughout the week meant that the record could not be set on the first day between Palma and Ibiza. In the waters of Ibiza and Formentera, despite the fact that the wind barely exceeded 6 knots on any of the four days, the Race Committee led by Gaspar Morey, Pablo Ferrer and Arianne Mainemare, was able to pull off a daily coastal race, in very complicated conditions, setting up three courses where the fleet had to do their best, and leaving Marina Ibiza with a very good feeling and with the desire to repeat.

RATINGS

Performance

  1. Moat, 3 points
  2. Jasi, 6 points
  3. All Smoke, 10 points
  4. Kiboko (C), 7 points

Performance Cruising

  1. Dark Horse, 3 points
  2. Prevail, 6 points
  3. Shambho (C), 9 points

World Cruising

  1. Aurelius (C), 4 points
  2. Scorpion of London, 7 points
  3. Alarife 100, 7 points

Clase J

  1. Svea, 3 points
  2. Topaz, 5 points