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Castellón welcomes the Olympic Kitesurf again


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This morning, with the representation of a group of athletes and national teams from Portugal, Mexico and Spain, the fifth stop of the Formula Kite Spain Series 2022 was presented by the Mayor and the Sports Councilor of Castelló, which in turn time it will be the Spanish Cup of this Olympic class.

An event that, as anticipated, has proven to be one of the most anticipated regattas of the season by athletes, confirming the participation of almost fifty sailors, many of them international, who continue to fight for a place in the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024.

As in previous editions, the Club Deportivo Eolo Castellón will act as host of the event with its strategic facilities on the Gurugú beach, with the technical collaboration of the Real Club Nautico de Castellón.

The mayor of Castelló, Amparo Marco, has stressed that the beaches of Castelló are hosting this sporting event for the fifth time. “An already traditional appointment that turns the Gurugú beach into an international focus of this specialty of nautical sport”, has pointed.

Marco has also stressed that the Formula Kite Spain Series 2022 “will once again value the local maritime environment and the beaches of Castelló”. “From the City Council we believe in the potential of sporting events that value our landscape environment and that are an opportunity for the revitalization of local tourism”, has highlighted.

For his part, the Councilor for Sports, Omar Braina, highlighted the importance of this year’s event. “For the fifth consecutive year, Castelló will host this competition in which national and international athletes from Portugal, Switzerland, Great Britain and the United States, among other countries, will meet”has pointed.

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Likewise, the director of the Formula Kite Spain Series, Sergio W. Smit, commented after the presentation “For the organization, returning to Castellón year after year is a guarantee. We know that this stop, already the only one in the Valencian Community, is highly appreciated by sailors. This year, the fact that it is the longest stop on the circuit has brought with it that Castellón will also host the Spanish Formula Kite Cup, making the event in Castellón even more important, if possible.The fact that this is the fifth time that we are in Castellón is the consequence of the excellent teamwork between the town hall, its mayor, the sports department and local clubs.”

FKSS Agenda 2022 Castellón and Spanish Cup

– Friday, July 1: formalization of inscriptions and first scoring regattas from 2:00 p.m.

– Saturday, July 2: regattas from 11 a.m.

– Sunday, July 3: regattas from 11 a.m. and awards ceremony at 5 p.m. after the day’s tests

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