Second journey of the Carnival Regatta and first of the Canary Islands Championship of 420 and 29er


The 140 registered sailors, of 9 nationalities had to work hard today in the bay of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The first two tests of this Saturday were disputed with little wind of northwest direction, of about five knots, with many roles and with a race course difficult for all of them. The sailors had to be very attentive to the pressure of the wind gusts. The ones who took advantage of these streaks and their roles made a difference.

When competitors started the third race the wind rose to 8 knots with flat sea and sun.

The 420 and 29er events of today and tomorrow are also part of the Canary Championship of these classes, qualifying for the Championship of Spain to be held in Vigo, for class 420 and in Ibiza for class 29er to be played in Easter.

In 420 the sailors Elías Aretz and Pablo García (RCNGC) dominate the provisional results very close to Wichy Hernández and Nahuel Rodríguez (RCNGC).

In  29er Andrés Barrio and Néstor Vega (RCNGC) have been placed in the first place, ahead of Alejandro Cantero and Jesus Garcia (RCNGC), within a short distance, after the three matches.

In Radial Laser, come back from the winner of the Miami Sailing World Cup, the Greek Vasileia Karachaliou who today was placed first after a very disputed sleeves with the Lithuanian Viktorija Andrulyte (RCNGC), that finishes second today. Both eliminated to Felipe Monje (RCNT) that in this day has obtained less punctuation than expected and occupies the third place.

On the other hand, in Laser 4.7, Andrea Machado (RCNGC) goes first, ahead of Nelly María González (RCNT) and Julio Jordán Bañón (RCNT), with fairly equal in water.

In the catamaran class the Germans were unbeatable, capturing the first four places. In first position Justus Wolf and Maximilian Said, followed by  Robert Schütz and Malte Nickels.

In  RS:X, Magüi Suárez (RCNGC) wins ahead of Luis Santa Maria (RCNGC) and Javier Rodríguez (RCNGC) and in Techno 293, Claudia Lorenzo (RCNGC) marked the difference followed by Eduardo Acevedo (RCNGC) and Raquel Calzada (RCNGC).

For adapted sailing classes, the performance of Daniel Llaca and Ana Díaz Llaca (RCNGC) in Acces 303 Doble and in 2.4 mR, the skill of the Finns Janne Laine who occupy the first place, in front of his compatriot Anti Kokkala that of Moment is in second position.

A competition that has tested the skill of the great sailors who meet in the two championships.

Tomorrow all classes will return to the water, to dispute the final day from 11:00 in the morning, which is predicted even more complicated because of  the weather.

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