Álvaro del Busto, from the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria is the new leader of the International AECIO Trophy, in which 170 participants from 5 countries and 6 regional governments are involved .
Yesterday, December 28 the second day was disputed with three tests in the Bay City. Steady northeast wind around 12 knots in the first two tests to climb to 18 knots in the third and last.
Álvaro del Busto scored a first , second and sixth in the three tests that goes into the lead with 12 points. Álvaro Valido is second , also of Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria. The best foreign remains the Finnish Elijah Odrischinsky, remaining in third place with 19 points.

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Very nice Opening Ceremony of the International Aecio Trophy at the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria where President D.Oscar Bergasa addressed some warm words of welcome to the sailors of the Optimist Class.
Later they were offered a snack organized by the parents and it was a success as always.

The sailor of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, Santi Ceballos and Alicia Aranaz from the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife were winners of the AECIO Trophy for beginners that RCNGC organized December 21-22.

With very unequal conditions between the two days of competition, the Race Committee of the two areas had a total of 4 races (3 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday).

Regarding Group C, the sailors could make the three scheduled races, in which the sailor Santi Ceballos made some great sets ( 2 – 1 – 1 – 1). He was followed by Pablo Quintana from the Sailing School Juan Carlos I. The podium was completed with the sailor from the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife, Mario Trujillo.

In relation to the “Arco Iris” Group and with the same number of races as above, the sailor of the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife Alicia Aranaz gave no options to her rivals and won the championship with a brilliant navigation ( 1 – 3 – 2 – 1) making very good rounds during the weekend . Second one was the sailor from the Sailing School Juan Carlos I, Pablo Torres and third was Sergio Armas also from the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife.

The Canary Olympic Sailing Week – El Corte Inglés Trophy puts the final touch after four days of competition in a spectacular day of races in the bay of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with winds up to 18 knots. The participant sailors, among them medalist and Olympic diplomas, world and European champions and first-level sportspersons, clarified the final winners of the race.

The duo of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria Onán Barreiros and Juan Curbelo were proclaimed champions in the 470 Male class after a brilliant last race. The Canarians did not do very well the first day with a 15th and 17th places, which they were able to eliminate after 10 races. From then on, they got places up to the 10th. The Germans Wagner/Baldewein and Gerz/Szymansky completed the podium.

The British Mills/Clark finish the competition with another 3 first places, having won 9 out of the 10 races disputes and prevailing over the Russians Kirliuk/Dmitrieva and the Italians Komatar/Carraro.

The Polish Jonas Stelmaszyk was the winner in Laser Standard, 3 points ahead of his biggest rival during the whole competition, the Italian Marco Gallo. The third place was for the Spanish Jesús Rogel.

The Finnish Tuula Tenkanen, world silver in 2013, was the winner in Laser Radial Female ahead of the Danish Anne Marie Rindon, who could not win because of a penalty, and the local sailor of the RCNGC, Martina Reino.

In Laser Radial Male the title was for the Spanish Kevin Cabrera, who, with three first places during the last day, overcame the also Spanish Joel Rodríguez and Francisco González, second and third places respectively.

In the new Olympic class Nacra 17 the Danish Adreasen/Christensen prevailed, with 8 points ahead the Germans Lenz/Susann, and the also Germans Sach/Bleich with 9 points.

The German crews took the podium in Catamaran F18, Shuetz/Odefey first, Friedrichsen/Kuehl second and third place for the duo Maurer/Oldenburg.

The Spanish Olympian in London 2012 Iván Pastor, from Alicante, prevailed in RS:X Male over the Dutch Badloe and the Portuguese Rodrigues, who took out of the podium the other Spanish teammate, Juanma Moreno.

The German Moana Delle confirmed her leadership during the whole competition by winning in RS:X female. The French Eugenie Ricard and the Spanish Blanca Carracedo completed the podium.

-This Sunday, the 8th of December, the champions of the 7 Olympic classes and the 2 international classes disputed in Grancanarian waters will be announced.

The third day of the XV Canary Olympic Sailing Week – El Corte Inglés Trophy, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, offered a great show and an interesting fight of the sailors of the 7 Olympic classes and the 2 international ones which bring together first-level international sailors in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria waters.

After completed the 5 races in all the classes, eliminations have begun and the places have started to be defined for this Sunday, a thrilling day with all the titles in play.

Undoubtely, this Saturday has been till now the day with the better windy conditions, with an intensity between 8 and 12 knots southeast.

In 470 Male the last day is expected to be thrilling, since the first 3 qualified are separated only by 3 points. The Russians Chans/Goretyi are the new leaders with 24, followed by the Italians Desiderato/Trani, with 26; and from the former leaders the Germans Gerz/Szymansky, with 27 points.

Only a downfall will deprive the British Mills/Clark of winning a new competition in Gran Canaria. With 3 first places in the races disputed on Saturday and with 6 victories in 7 races in the general one, they go 12 points ahead from the second qualified, the Russians Kirliuk/Dmitrieva; and with 17 points from the Italians Komatar/Carraro, who are in the third place.

The Polish Jonasz Stelmaszyk, with 12 points in the six races disputed, is the new leader in Laser Standard, after stealing this privileged place from the Italian Marco Gallo, leader the two first days. The Lithuanian Karolis Januliones goes third.

Canarian dominance in Laser Radial

Three Canarians, Kevin Cabrera from Tenerife (14 points), Francisco González from La Palmas (15), both from the Náutico de Tenerife, and the local from the RCNGC, Joel Rodríguez (20), go first places in the qualification of Laser Radial Male and they will play hard for the title the last day, separated only by 6 points.

On the other hand, once the eliminations have been applied, the sailor of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria Martina Reino, goes ahead in Laser Radial Female with 15 points, overtaking the Finnish Mikkola and Tenkannen in 3 and 11 points, respectively.

In RS:X Male, the Spanish Olympian in London 2012 Iván Pastor, is almost about to win the title with 7 points on his side, thanks to his excellent races up to now (1st, 3rd and 1st). The Spanish Juanma Moreno gets the second place, while the third one goes to the Portuguese Joao Rodrigues.

The German Moana Delle has also put on track her victory in RS:X Female, who, with a DNF and two first places, goes three points ahead the French Eugenie Ricard and 7 ahead the Spanish Blanca Carracedo, in the third place.

The title in Nacra 17 class will be fought by the Danish Adreasen/Christensen, who score 7 points, and by the Germans Lenz/Susann, who aspire to be winners the last day of the races with 8 points.

In F18, the duo Schuetz/Odefey go first with 10 points, followed by Raisanen/Sach, with 11, and Friedrichsen/Kuehl, third with 12 points.

The British 470 class sailor, silver medal in London 2012 Olympic Games, is one of the attractions of the XV Canary Olympic Sailing Week – El Corte Inglés Trophy, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria. She also got the gold medal together with her team mate Saskia Clark in Barcelona World Championship last year, and now she is making the most of her stay in Gran Canaria to keep on training for the next season.

Hannah perfectly knows the field of regattas in Gran Canaria, where she was world champion in Optimist in 2003 and got the same world title in 420 in 2006.

-What do you expect from your participation in the Canary Olympic Week?

-Our intention is to sail the best we can in incredible conditions. Saskia and I feel like enjoying in Gran Canaria again, where we have always obtained good results and, more importantly, we have trained and compete with guarantees.

-What do you focus on when you are in the water?

-Undoubtedly, the most important is to read the situation when sailing.

-Do you consider Gran Canaria a good place to train during winter?

-Absolutely, I’m convinced. It’s an incredible and fantastic place which meets the best conditions to train and sail during this season, when our countries are frozen (laughter). We feel very well here.

-Saskia Clark and you got the Olympic silver at home, in London, representing the British team. What will be your next challenge?

-We have to continue training to obtein a gold medal one day.

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This Saturday we will be able to see the first eliminations and glimpse the places for the last race on Sunday.

Good day of regattas in the second day of the Canary Olympic Sailing Week – El Corte Inglés Trophy in the bay of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, showing to be one of the main winter training areas and meeting point of olympic medallist, world and European champions and first level international sailors, who are offering a great level these two first days of competition.

Today two races have been held in the 7 Olympic classes and two international ones which are being disputed until Sunday, the 9th of December in the Grancanarian capital. The wind, from 5 to 8 knots southeast, allowed us to see some of the best sailors of Europe in Gran Canaria. With 4 races disputed in most of the classes, the change of leadership has been the prevailing trend today.

In 470 class male, change in qualification with the German couple Gerz/Szymansky as new leaders with 13 points, 4 less than the Russians Chans/Goretyi (17), and 10 ahead the third ones, the Italians Desiderato/Trani (23).

The British duo Mills/Clark continue unrivalled in 470 Female, with a 1st and 2nd places in the two races held today, with 5 points they go 9 points ahead the Russians Kiliuk/Dmitrieva, and 11 ahead the Frenchs Blandin/Mery de Bell.

The Italian Marco Gallo, with 11 points, still leads the Laser Standard class with just one point ahead the Polish Stelmaszyk in 4 races. The third place goes to the Spanish Jesús Rogel, who enters provisionally the podium with a 3rd and 10th place.

Change of leader in Laser Radial Male class, in which the Spanish Kevin Cabrera snatchs to his partner of Real Club Náutico Tenerife Francisco González (17) the first position with 13 points. Third place for the sailor Benjamin Vadnai and fourth for the local sailor Joel Rodríguez.

The Germans Kjakob/Brechlin are the new leaders in the Olympic class Nacra 17, thanks to the 1st and 2nd places today, which allow them to beat the Danish Adreasen/Christensen and their compatriots Sach/Bleich.

Schuetz/Odefey confirm their leadership in Catamaran F18, beating their compatriots Maurer/Oldenburg with a 2nd and 1st places in the two races, and the Grancanarian Carlos Loureiro and José Ponce, third place in the qualification with a 1st and 2nd places.

The RS:X surfboards have been able to dispute two races today. The Spanish Iván Pastor is the new leader of the class after prevailing in the two races held this Friday and getting a total of 7 points. The second place goes to the Dutch Kiran Badloe, with 10 points, and the third place is for the Portuguese Joao Rodrigues, with 12 points.

In the female category, the German Moana Delle still leads with 4 points, with a 2nd and 1st places today. Second place for the French Eugenie Ricard, with 5 points, and third the Spanish Blanca Carracedo, with 10 points.

Two races were disputed for Laser Radial class, Laser Standard and 470, and one for F18, Nacra 17 and RS:X. The wind flew 5 to 6 knots northeast.

The Canary Olympic Sailing Week – El Corte Inglés Trophy, organized by the Real Club Náutico of Gran Canaria (the Royal Yacht Club), started this Thursday, 5th of December with the dispute of the first part of the races in the different classes.

At 10.30, the Race Comittee gave the start signal to all the classes to leave to the two areas of the races located in the bay of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with the exception of RS:X.

The Canary duo formed by Rayco Tabares and Alfredo González leads brilliantly the 470 male after two excelent partials, in the 3rd and 2nd places, ahead by a point from the second ones, the Germans Gerz and Szymansky.

The British Hannah Mills, Olympic second place in 470 in London 2012, who knows very well the bay where she was world champion in Optimist 2003 and 420 in 2006, prevailed in the two races of 470 female showing her superiority. The Italians Komatar and Carraro (7+2) were second, and the Frechs Blandin and De Bell (2+7), third.

The Italian Marco Gallo and the Polish Jonasz Stelmaszyk lead the Laser Standard qualification tied with 3 points, after having won and got a second place each of them.

The Canarian Francisco González, with 6 points (2+4) is leader in Laser Radial Male, while the Canarian Kevin Cabrera gets the second place with one more point. Third place is for the Hungarian Banjamin Vadnai, who lost the leadership because of a sanction of 3 points.

On the other hand, in Laser Radial female, the Lithuanian Viktoria Andrulyte leads having won the two races. The Grancanarian Martina Reino competed very well with two third places and gets the third position in the general one, tied with the second one, the Finnish Monika Mikkola.

Both the male and female RS:X class disputed only one race. In the male category, the Balear yatchman Joan Carles won the race, followed by the British Joe Bennet and the Dutch Kiran Badloe. The German Moana Delle won the female category in a race in which the Spanish Pilar Lamadrid and Blanca Alabau could not take part due to illness.

In Catamaran F18 the Geman crews were masters. The duo Schuetz/Odefei got the first place, followed by their compatriots Maurer and Oldenburg. The victory in Nacra 17 was for the Germans Sach and Bleich, who won the sailing race in this class against the Danish Adreasen and Christensen.

The second day of races will take place on Friday the 6th of December, when the organization of the Canary Olympic Sailing Week – El Corte Inglés Trophy expects to continue with the racing programm.