05/6/13: NEB built boats around the world –
72' BELLA MENTE wins IRC Mini-Maxi class in Palma, Spain
After placing first in class and second in IRC overall sailing in the RORC 600 mile race around the Caribbean in early April, Hap Fauth’s state of the art Mini Maxi sailed from Antigua back to Palm Beach, FL. (1400 miles) to be loaded on a cargo ship headed for the Mediterranean.
Now, less than three weeks after arriving in Mallorca, Spain, Fauth and his pro team have added another class win to their growing list of awards on TEAM BELLA MENTE’s 2013 world tour of major regattas. Winning two of the first three races at the prestigious Gaastra Palma Vela Regatta, the NEB built BELLA MENTE held off a late charge from two of her Judel/Vrolijk & Co. designed rivals to remain at the top of the leader board after a week of hot competition.
Next stop for TEAM BELLA MENTE is the Rolex Giraglia Cup- San Tropez, France in early June. Stay tuned here to follow TEAM BELLA MENTE around Europe from race to race this season or click on www.BellaMenteRacing.com