With 12/15 knots the two first races of the 30th edition of International AECIO Trophy for Optimist class were resolved. Max Rondeu (CN Arenys de Mar), Arnau Gelpí (CN Balís) and Ruben Naranjo (RCNGC) lead the regatta after an opening day that ultimately provided superb sailing conditions.
145 sailors from five countries competing in the regatta organized by the Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria and Canary Islands AECIO with the collaboration of Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, the Canarian Sailing Federation and the Sailing Federation from Gran Canaria.
The wind put up a fight on this day of haze. The 145 sailors waited nearly two hours on land, and finally at 13:30 hours a north wind rose that eventually provided a great day of sailing on the race course located in front of the neighborhood of San Cristobal, on the coast of Las Palmas.