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Costa Blanca, Spain
MATador II a MAT 1070 racer/cruiser, co-owned by Barry McCrae and Chris de Boer, is once again entering the Trofeo Peñón de Ifach. This is the 35th edition of the regatta and the crew will be aiming to beat their achievement of 2nd place in ORC3 in last year’s regatta. It is a regatta of 2 legs starting at 10.00am on Thursday 23rd May from Calpe bay and finishing across the channel at Formentera, a race distance of approximately 65Nm. There is a rest day on the Friday and then the return leg starts at 10.00am from Formentera heading back to Calpe. Prizes are awarded for the outward leg and overall for the 2 legs. Full details of the regatta, with a list of entrants can be found at this link  All boats are fitted with trackers so you can follow the progress of the race in real time, the link for the tracker is here it will become live from the morning of the race, or you can come down to Calpe bay and watch the start of the race live, with 40 boats entered always a grand spectacle. Crew onboard include Karen McCrae, Chris Engels, Andrew Guilbert, Richard Pipkin and Mary McGrath
The CBYA wish the crew the best of luck

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