After eight qualifying events on the Royal Yacht Club, sailor Joaquin Blanco Albalat, has qualified in the Gold group after finishing the qualifying heats .
Joaquín Blanco is part of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation Team that has moved to Muscat in Oman Arab Emirate , to compete in the World Championship of this Olympic class .
At the head of the overall standings right now, is the World sailing legend of the Brazilian Robert Scheidt, who after passing through the Star and an Olympic medal , has returned at 40 years to the Laser class .
The regattas have been physically very demanding, as is usual in the Laser class . The thermal wind generated by the heat of the desert , has ranged between 12-20 knots.
Joaquin Blanco whose best finish has been a 15 in the fifth set, is the 57 in general, but is likely to gain positions . For the next few days is expected less wind on the race course located in the vicinity of Al Mussanah Sports City.
The other part of Spanish team, Jesus Rogel has been unable to make the cut, a BFD on the first day and some prick did not allow him to be among the best.
These two sailors along with other class mates, who are in Oman, will have a new appointment in the Canary Olympic Sailing Week to be held in early December in our Club and that will be a qualifying race for the Spanish pre-Olympic team of this Class.