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David Sales, Olivia Martínez and Fernando Echávarri, podium of the Juan Sebastián Elcano-V Centenario Trophy


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Unbeatable navigation conditions in the port of Santander to close the Trophy that pays tribute to the training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano and the V Centenario, with a strong wind that has delighted the very young athletes,

Among the Optimists, and with the wind conditions in the range of 20 knots as an appetizer of the day, the closing regattas left Gustavo del Castillo from the Canary Islands out of the game, who left the podium after puncturing the day, and gave way to David Sales as full leader followed by the female Olivia Martínez (winner of one of the tests of the day) and Fernando Echávarri, all of them from the U15 category. A podium resolved entirely by the Real Club Marítimo de Santander.

In the U13 category the victory falls to Juan del Pozo, 11th overall, while Laura Angulo is the first classified in U11 and 9th overall. The first female in the absolute category is Olivia Martínez, 2nd overall.

The 420 regattas have not left anyone indifferent either as the action on the water has been close until the finish line. Also disputing three races, the team of Ignacio and Miguel Albo have once again demonstrated their superiority by winning two of the three races and establishing themselves on the first step of the podium. Second overall were Javier Torcida and Juan Marcos, in a merciless fight with the team formed by the patron saint Candela Escobedo and her crew member Juan Salas, who won the bronze.

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In the male U17 category, victory goes to Javier Torcida and Juan Marcos, 2nd overall, while Candela Escobedo and Juan Salas are leaders in the U19 class, as well as second overall. The first female crew is made up of Alba Rebollo and Berta Ruiz, 15th in the general classification.

In addition, the International Sailing Week will close its seventh edition with the XXIII SAR Don Felipe de Borbón Cantabria Infinita Regatta, which will be held over two days over the weekend for the cruiser class in the open bay of Santander. A large fleet of 18 cruisers will compete with two windward-leeward events on Saturday, while a coastal course will be held on Sunday.

Many favorites among those registered, although the bets give prominence to relentless units such as Javier Gallo’s Yamamay, Emigdio Bedia’s Impredigital, Gustavo Arce’s Aizen or Cesar Obregón’s Blendio.

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