The new Grand Soleil 44 wins the ORC World Championship
We're proud to announce that Grand Soleil 44 is the new ORC World Champion in class B. Huge congrats to the Catalin Trandafir's Grand Soleil 44 P Essentia44 for this great result.
The Gold medalists in Class B has been training intensely this year in both the Mediterranean and the Baltic to achieve this result. Their dominance of this class resulted in the largest lead in the event – 6 points.
Tactician Nacho Postigo explained: "We came together in March, raced and trained in Rome, then competed in the ORC Europeans in Capri, some more racing [in Italy], and raced in Valencia before coming here and preparing as well. We did well in the distance race, and this definitely helped the scores. The inshore races were tough, but we are pleased with how we came back with two wins today as icing on the cake."