Saturday, October 16

The Codoñer brothers swept the 29er Spanish Championship

Las Palmas



The Codoñer brothers representing the Real Club Náutico de Valencia did not fail in any of the 14 races held. The Majorcan from CN S´Arenal Daniel Cardona walked winning four of the nine regattas. If there is a way to describe the triumph of these sailors, nothing better than the Latin phrase Veni, Vidi, Vici used by Roman general Julio César because they have been leaders throughout the championship.

Regarding the Codoñer brothers with a fifth place as the worst result, they take home the Absolute, U19 and U17 men’s titles. Not even the dreaded Canarian wave, so typical of the bay of Las Palmas, diminished the magnificent dominance that the boat has shown, with the average range of 8 to 15 knots in the N-NE direction, which has blown throughout the 4 competition days.

The Gran Canaria Paula and Isabel Laiseca win in the absolute female category in a championship where they had a discreet start, with the inconvenience of having to rule out a disqualified in the seventh regatta and the constant stalking that their teammates Lodos / Díaz a newly incorporated crew to the class, who were mature enough to make the most of the moments of less intensity of wind to win two events that have allowed them to be proclaimed champions of Spain in the U19 and U17 categories.

In this championship, where the top positions have had a very close score, it is worth highlighting the intense struggle between the Gran Canaria Álvaro Alonso / Guillermo Castellano and the Valencian Quicorras Urios / Filippo Binetti. The former were very close to the Codoñer brothers, but the inopportune breaks of the trapeze on two occasions, impaired the good results with which they started the championship.

The next nautical event that this double class faces will be the World Championship to be held in Valencia, from August 23 to 31.


Carrying out 4 first places in a championship with nine qualifying races and 129 participants is noteworthy. Daniel Cardona felt very calm sailing in the waters of Gran Canaria in conditions that were very favorable, as he declared on the finish line of the penultimate race, where he was already proclaimed the winner of this Spanish Cup with the last race yet to be held. The Valencian Joan Ravie from Club Náutico Campello could not close the gap, despite having an impeccable championship, being very regular.

Spectacular comeback of the representative of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria Sergio Carbajo who started the championship with a disqualified, resetting the spirits and pressing the accelerator from the halfway point of the event, which has allowed him to get third place on the podium in the U18 classification male. Claudia Adán del Náutico de Santa Pola has been the winner of the women’s U18 category, always fighting among the top ten places in the table, clicking only in the first regatta of the last day.

In the men’s U16 class, the Mallorcan Daniel Giménez wins the Spanish Cup title, while in the women’s class it is Adriana Castro from the Real Club Náutico de Torrevieja.

The 29er Spanish Championship and the ILCA4 Spanish Cup have had the support of the Government of the Canary Islands, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria through the Insular Sports Institute, the Capital City Council represented in the Municipal Sports Institute, as well as the collaboration of the Maritime Captaincy, Naviera Armas-Transmediterránea, the Canarian and Insular Sailing Federations, Vela Latina, Puerto de las Palmas and the Higher Sports Council.

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