Spain’s Martinez and Pacheco win European Nacra 17 title

Published on July 12th, 2014

After starting the Nacra 17 European Championship in the worst possible way, a hole in their hull after a simple collision on the first day, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco ultimately topped the 71-boat fleet to take the title in La Grande Motte, France on July 7-12.

Representing a first success in the new Olympic chapter of the storied, supremely diverse career of the helm from Hondaribbia in Spain’s Basque country, and the former 470 champion Pacheco, the duo actually built the firm foundations of their success on Friday when they scored three back to back second places when all their main rivals failed to come close in terms of that level of consistency in strong wind conditions.

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