The Finnish Janne Laine he became the great protagonist of the beginning of the Spanish Cup of the 2.4 mR adapted sailing class, competition organized by the Royal Yacht Club of Gran Canaria that is framed within the International Carnival Regatta.
The first day of the competition was marked by the domain of Nordic sailors. If the Finnish competitor achieved the victory in the three races held yesterday in the bay of the capital of Gran Canaria, the remaining two places on the provisional podium occupy them two Swedish athletes, Hans Asklund and Sven Asklund, second and third respectively in the table.
The Catalan Jordi Cargol, fourth, is the first national representative in the ranking after the opening day of testing. He commented as soon as the superiority shown by the leader came ashore: “The Finn is very strong. He has the boat very well tuned and it has been difficult for me to adapt to the long wave of this area, more accentuated as the race course is located at the height of the Cathedral. “
Refering to Canarian representation, Julián Fernández, of the Nautical RC of Gran Canaria, is fifth in the provisional classification. The island sailor returns to sail in this type of boat after a disconnection season, something that he noticed during the first day when it cost him a lot to trim the boat in the maneuvers.
“I have noticed that despite starting the tests well, during the development of them I was losing speed. The day was not easy, with many changes in the direction and intensity of the wind, with more pressure on the right of the field of I have had to be very attentive to replace the lack of tuning of this ship based on a lot of tactics and concentration, “Fernandez said.
Seventh is José Guerra, his clubmate, had a good start by scoring a seventh and a fifth in the first two races, but the Swedish Pekka Seitola took advantage of the break suffered by the grancanario in the last manga – he divided the piano piece from where most fit of the ends of this monotype – to sneak into sixth position, with Guerra next.
For its part, Javier Ugarte, also representative of the RC Nautico de Gran Canaria, figure of the eighth moment in the ranking, closing the top ten of the same the Finnish Anna-Lisa Oxby (ninth) and the Swedish Thomas Hogenes (tenth).
This Saturday other attempts will be made three new tests of the Spanish Cup 2.4 mR, integrated into the Carnival Regatta. The carnival date It also starts for the rest of the classes: Radial Laser, 420, Snipe, F18, Hansa 303, and Techno.