March 1, 2021

Canary Islands, in the places of honor of the National – The Province

Good feelings left the teams that defend the colors of the Canary Federation of Sailing at Spanish Championship for Teams of the Optimist class, which has as host the RC Náutico de Gran Canaria. The first working day of the event, that ends this Sunday, he left his two formations in honor posts of their respective groups.

In the A, the leader is Baleares tied to four points with Valencia and the Canarian team. At B, the local representative occupies the first place, equaled with the Balearic squad; third figure Valencia, to a point of both.

The opening day was long for the 48 participants of the six communities present in this edition. A Round Robin was held with a Thirty matches for the dozen participating teams. This same program is repeated this Saturday.

Around 11.00 the Delta flag was raised so that the ships were sailing to a racing field located very close to land and start the procedure of the first confrontation. With a Loose north wind, he sailed in the first measures with some instability, when rolling to the right until reaching a forty-turn to the left, raising the intensity to a limit of 10 knots. The courses were composed of a windward-leeward with unmarked.

In another vein, Spain yesterday improved its options to get the country seat for Tokyo 2020 thanks to the good results of its sailors in the second day of the World Standard Laser Championship which is being played in Sakaiminato, Japan.

The Gran Canaria Joaquín Blanco climbed to 24th place of the general and placed the selection in the sixth position in the ranking of nations not yet classified for the next Olympic Games.

On the other hand, Joel Rodríguez, also regatista of RC Náutico de Gran Canaria, occupies the place 48 of the provisional general classification of the worldlist appointment.

On the other hand, this Saturday kicks off in Portugal the 420 World Cup. The Gran Canaria sail is well represented: Julia de Juan-Carla Núñez, Onán Barreiros-Ana Santana, Patricia Reino-Isabel Laiseca and Paula Laiseca-Elena Barrio. Also participating are Alberto Morales and Miguel Bethencourt, from the Arrecife Boat Show.

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