Monday, November 29

About thirty boats from Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Princesa de Asturias


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High-level sporting event for the Cruise class. Tomorrow Friday, about thirty boats will outline their participation, with the confirmation of registrations and meeting of skippers, where they will be aware of the technical conditions of the 4 regattas scheduled for the ORC class (divisions 1 to 5) and 3 tests in the class AND.

For this 31st edition, the registration list has around thirty participants representing the Marítimo Varadero clubs, Real Club Náutico de Tenerife, Real Club Náutico de Arrecife, Juan Carlos I Sailing School, Club de Mar Radazul and the organizer Real Club Náutico of Gran Canaria.

This event is an incentive for the cruise class of the islands, because after the cancellation last year due to the health regulations derived from the Covid19 pandemic, this year the yacht clubs of Gran Canaria and Tenerife have agreed to join forces, to offer a prize in cash to the winners. The Canary Islands Trophy is endowed with 10,000 euros and will be distributed among the winners of the different categories that participate in the Princess of Asturias Trophies this weekend and Infantas of Spain, at the end of October in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The best boats of the archipelago will measure forces during the next two days in the waters of the bay of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In the list of entries, the participation of the winners in the last edition played in 2019 Butxaca, Chance V, Folelé and Tamarán Uno has been confirmed.

Tomorrow Saturday, the nautical family of the cruise class will observe a minute of silence before the start of the first test as a tribute to the national coach Manuel Pazos Días, who died last August. Part of the quarry of the dinghy sailing regatta team also plans this event, which will take place at the Insular Sports Center on Avenida Marítima de Las Palmas, for those who want to accompany family and friends from this renowned professional, who has contributed so much to the achievements of Spanish nautical sport.

This trophy is also a qualifier for the Canarian Zone Cruises Class of Spain Cup and is part of the events of the V Centenary of the First World Tour. On this occasion, the Princess of Asturias Cruise will have the support of the Sports Directorate of the Government of the Canary Islands, the Insular Sports Institute and the Municipal Sports Institute from the city council. Armas-Transmediterránea, Las Palmas Ports, Canarian and Insular Sailing Federations, Maritime Captaincy and Royal Spanish Sailing Federation also lend their collaboration.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for next Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the facilities of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, where the first three classified from the different divisions will be awarded in the ORC class and E class.

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