Samuel Beneyto qualifies for the Under-21 World Cup and Carla Lorenzo for the European

Carla Lorenzo poses smiling with the flag of the Canary Islands. / C7


CANARY ISLANDS7 the Gran Canarian palms.

Canarian sailors Samuel Beneyto (RCNGC) and Carla Lorenzo (RCNT) qualified last weekend to be part of the national teams that will represent Spain in international competitions.

Samuel Beneyto, sailor from the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, won his place in the U-21 World Championship of the ILCA 7 classes in the Spanish Championship of the modality that finished last Sunday in Águilas (Murcia). Beneyto, for whom this is his second season in this men's Olympic class, finished fourth in the Spanish under-21 at the Murcia event. The World Cup is held in Vilamoura (Portugal) in August, where she will coincide with Isabel Hernandez, a clubmate and current bronze medalist in the U21 European Championships of the ILCA 6 women's Olympic class.

For her part, Carla Lorenzo, an Optimist sailor from the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife, achieved her pass to the European Cup in the Spanish Cup of the class that was held this weekend in the bay of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Lorenzo finished fifth in the national ranking.

Ángel Granda is already in Lake Garda (Italy) to participate in the IQ FOIL European Championship. The flying board competition starts tomorrow. Granda, a sailor from the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, represented Spain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Almost at the end of the month, sailors Joaquín Blanco, Joel Rodríguez and Leopoldo Barreto, all from the RCNGC, will participate in the ILCA 7 class World Championship, which takes place in Mexico from May 21 to 28. Blanco participated in the Rio 2016 Olympics and Rodríguez in Tokyo 2020.

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