At 11:35, after the traditional breakfast the Club offers all the crews, the regatta committee commenced the procedures for the start of the three classes participating in the 9th Edition of the Club Náutico Marina Internacional Trophy, with the collaboration of the provincial Tourist Board of Alicante, Costa Blanca.
The first to set off was the ORC Promotioón Class, followed by the ORC A and B class, with a southerly wind of around 6 to 7 knots, increasing in intensity to 13 knots throughout the 12.5 nautical mile course.
The course ran around Torrevieja bay with the 30 vessels heading towards a buoy located near Cabo Roig then returning to Torrevieja Port where the arrival of the Promotion class took place.
The ORC A and B classes headed towards a buoy off Cabo Cervera and returned back to the Port to complete the 12.5 nautical miles.
A fast regatta due to the speed of the wind on a very hot summer’s Saturday in Torrevieja. The participants enjoyed a great day’s sailing with the goal of taking home the prestigious Club Náutico Marina Internacional Trophy.
Eight high-level boats set out on this summer Saturday, the boat CAF from the RCN Torrevieja with Rosendo Zaragoza at the helm was always close in real time to FANDANGO 300 from the CN Portmán, skippered by Javier Sabiote, who stayed ahead in real time from start to finish of the regatta. Once the times had been corrected the skipper from Torrevieja was declared the winner and the participant from Cartagena took second place.
Third place on the podium went to TRABUCO skippered by Francisco Martínez Torregrosa from the RCN Torrevieja with two third places.
The largest group with 12 vessels was where the battle was toughest as they all managed to finish with very little distance between them.
PULPO NEGRO from the CN Marina Internacional with Eduardo Gil at the helm was the final winner with 2 and 1 in the general classification and the boat Piston Broke, skippered by John Wright from England, came second under the flag of the RCN Torrevieja, making it a tough battle for the winner with his J-80.
Third place on the podium went to the local boat O´Marylou skippered by Jesús de Miguel Vallés with two third places.
The most family-friendly with ten crew members battled it out right from the start to win the prestigious Marina Internacional Trophy. The group sailed just 7.2 nautical miles and the fastest boat in both real and corrected time was SOGAI from the CN Marina Internacional, skippered by Nelson Crespo. The others on the podium were Tumbaito I from the RCN Torrevieja and England’s Stephen Rodwell, under the flag of the CN Villa de San Pedro.
At 21:30 the traditional skippers’ dinner and Trophy presentation ceremony were held, livened up with music and drinks until the early hours.
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