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The Náutico de Valencia will host more than 70 boats from 9 countries in the Queen’s Trophy




The XXIII SM La Reina Trophy – Homage to the Navy Regatta – XXXIV Almirante Marcial Sánchez-Barcaíztegui Cup, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Valencia, presented the 2022 edition this Wednesday at the facilities of the Valencian nautical entity. The international regatta will take place between July 1 and 3 at the Manel Casanova course and will be the prelude to the Swan One Design World Cup and the Nations League. The event was attended by the Navy, the deputy director general of Sport of the GVA, Joan Carles Cuenca, sailors, members of the Board of Directors and the Regatta Commission and the media.

The emblematic Mediterranean test will feature seventy high-level boats, which will sail in the Varadero Valencia ORC 0-1 classes with 8 units; the Mercedes Valdisa ORC 2 class with 8 other vessels; the Royal Bliss ORC 3 class, in which 12 boats will race; the Sportnautic ORC 4 class, with another 8; the Sailing Project J80 class, in which 7 units are registered; the UPV Promotion class, which will have 20; and class AQ Turianova OPEN, which will concentrate 9 boats that will enter the fray.

You can click here to see all the participating boats.

Boats from nine countries will participate in the XXIII SM La Reina Trophy – Homage to the Navy Regatta – XXXIV Almirante Marcial Sánchez-Barcaíztegui Cup, including Spain, Switzerland, Great Britain, the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Portugal. This will mean that the RCNV will host more than 800 sailors, including figures who are a reference in the Olympic, World and European Games and events of great international significance such as Luis Martínez Doreste, Natalia Vía Dufresne or José María ‘Pichu’ Torcida.

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“Organizing this regatta is a great challenge for everyone. Having the responsibility of reaching such high minimum requirements obliges us, but above all it motivates us. Leading this team is a great pride: it has always been my club and my home”expressed the president of the RCNV, Marisa Arlandis.

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She added: “Our history in defense and development of this sport, the merits of our athletes and the continuity of support give us the security that teams and brands need to commit to us for the future.”

“Our great value is people. Without the teams that we have and that are our competitive advantage, this regatta would not be possible. They work tirelessly for a common goal, which is above all to ensure that athletes enjoy themselves to the full both at sea and on land. They work tirelessly, each one, in their field, to meet the technical, sporting and social expectations that are required in a competition like this”Arlandis explained, while underlining the work of the Board of Directors and the Regatta Commission.

Arlandis also stressed that it is a solidarity regatta and, in this sense, he announced that the donation for this edition will go to the Ronald McDonald House, which is dedicated to supporting families with long-term sick children. It opened its doors on May 20, 2013, located in La Fe, and offers free accommodation to families who travel to Valencia for their child to receive medical treatment.

Rafel Chirivella, Marisa Arlandis and Joan Carles Cuenca
Rafel Chirivella, Marisa Arlandis and Joan Carles Cuenca – Joseph Jordan

On the other hand, the regatta director, Rafel Chirivella, reported that “The organization of a regatta of this magnitude requires special attention as it has an international jury made up of a measurement team with great professionals, Regatta Officials, markers, office staff, accredited media”.

“The participants are divided into eight separate classes in various regatta fields, there will be more than 70 boats with about 800 sailors and, as always, with the uncertainty of the weather conditions, attention to sailors, sponsors, invited authorities and of course the Navy. . Personally, as director of the regatta, I will not tire of publicly thanking the Commodore of the Regatta, Admiral Jaime Rodríguez Toubes, for his unconditional support of the Real Club Náutico de Valencia and our SM la Reina Trophy”, Chirivella added.

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For the development of the regatta, a maximum of seven tests are scheduled for the ORC 0 and 1, 2, 3 and 4 classes, while the J80 class will carry out a maximum of 9 tests and the ORC Open and Promotion class a maximum of 3 tests .

Miguel Ángel Roselló, Communication Award

The journalist Miguel Ángel Roselló will be awarded the Nautical Communication Award, granted by the Real Club Náutico de Valencia, next Saturday, July 2, during the dinner for shipowners and sailors of the XXIII SM La Reina Trophy – Homage to the Navy Regatta – XXXIV Cup Admiral Marcial Sánchez-Barcaíztegui.

Roselló will be the fourth journalist to receive it since the promotion of said recognition in 2018 to value the work of communication professionals in the field of nautical. Roselló will follow the line of winners after Pedro Sardina (2018), Enrique Curt (2019) and Josep Margalef (2021).

The prize consists of a scale replica of the SM La Reina Trophy. It is delivered annually and is awarded by a jury in which people related to the world of sailing participate, a representation of the RCN Valencia and is chaired by the dean journalist of the Spanish nautical press, Pedro Sardina.

You’ll never sail alone

The XXIII SM La Reina Trophy – Homage to the Navy Regatta – XXXIV Almirante Marcial Sánchez-Barcaíztegui Cup is organized by the Real Club Náutico de Valencia (RCNV) by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV) with the collaboration of the Federation Sailing of the Valencian Community (FVCV) and the Spanish Navy. The regatta is part, as an International Regatta, of the Official Calendar of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and of the “V Centenary of the expedition of the first round the world” circuit. The SM La Reina Trophy is scored for the Mediterranean Sailing Circuit and for the Cruise League of the Valencian Community. In addition, it will be the prelude to the celebration of the Swan World Cup.

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For the development of a regatta of this magnitude, fellow travelers are also essential. This benchmark nautical event has the institutional support of the Royal House, the Higher Sports Council, the Generalitat Valenciana, the Valencia City Council and its Municipal Sports Foundation and the Valencia Provincial Council and its Sports area, as well as World Sailing, the Sailing Federation of the Valencian Community, ORC,, the V Centenary of the First Round the World, Aemet and the Red Cross. And in the private sector, Varadero Valencia, Mercedes-Benz Valdisa, AQ Acentor, Coca-Cola, Royal Bliss, Sportnautica, Universitat Politècnica de València and Sailing Project are with us.

Prelude to the Swan World Cup

The XXIII SM La Reina Trophy – XXXIV Sánchez-Barcaiztegui Martial Cup will be the prelude to the Swan One Design World Cup and the Nations League, of which the Real Club Náutico de Valencia will host in 2022, with the regattas being held between July 5 and 9. Thus, the Gulf of Valencia will host the elite of world sailing cruisers, hand in hand with the Finnish Swan shipyard. The Club Swan 50, Swan 45 Club Swan 42 and the new Club Swan 36 classes will compete in Valencian waters.

In fact, some of the participating boats will be part of the fleet of the Trophy of SM La Reina. The program for the Swan fleet of the Swan One Design World Championship and Nations League will begin on Monday, July 4, giving way to the official training regatta on Tuesday. The competition, with four days of regattas, will take place from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 July.

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