The 42 Trofeo Princesa Sofia MAPFRE, third event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup, started on Monday in Palma with grueling conditions, sun and clear blue sky.
Brothers Jesse and Zander Kirkland along with the rest of the 49ers Fleet were delayed waiting for the wind to ease with the Star Class Fleet.
In the end a thousand sailors took the start and filled the bay of Palma with sails.
Last of the water today, the 49ers waited for the wind to decrease before heading to sea. Dylan Fletcher and Alan Sign (GBR) took the honors with two wins. In the Yellow group, German team of Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel placed second and first, a small point from the top of the rankings.
The Kirkland’s ended the day in 52nd, they are competing on the Blue Course where they finished 20th in the first race and then 29th in the second race for the total of 49 points.