First leaders of the XIX Trofeo SM La Raina

 

1 july 2017

   
 

The XIX Trofeo SM La Reina - Regata Tribute to the Navy - XXX Admiral Marcial Sánchez - Barcáiztegui Cup has experienced today its opening day with good wind and two races for all classes except the Open class, which will be added tomorrow to the competition.

 he day began with a weather delay, after which the boats went to sea to begin racing, consisting of two trapezoids of eight miles in total. The good weather conditions allowed the fleet to leave punctually at 14:30 hours from the Toralla patrol of the Spanish Armada, an institution to which is paid homage to the race. The wind blew from the southeast with slight shifts and an average of 15 knots in the first race and 12 in the second.

 Porrón IX at the head in ORC 1 - Joyeria Sie7e
Doctor Senís won the first race of the day and was second in the second race, showing that he is ready to repeat the victory of the last edition. The Swan 45 is the current defending champion of the SM La Troina Trophy, which has his usual help from Axel Rodger and several members of Desafío Español who participated in the 32nd America's Cup on board. One of his main rivals, Rats on Fire, a Swan 45 under the command of Rayco Tabares, achieved third place in the first race and a victory in the second, standing in a threatening second general place only one point behind. Mallorca's Nadir by Pedro Vaquer completes the podium with a second and a fifth for seven points to his credit. Dominique Luna's Marina Greenwich and Audax Energy of Toni Guiu are placed behind them and tied on ten points. The tight classification anticipates a lot of excitement in the next few days. 

The Spanish Navy has not missed a year more to their regatta, but instead of coming with the usual TP52 Aifos they have come with the Farr 50 Sirius V, a boat that they have updated and tuned.
 Maverta dominates in ORC 2 - Varadero Valencia

The Torreverde Maverta - Defcom Seguridad proved to be unquestionable in this first day of competition, with two first places in the two events played, which makes clear that those of Pedro Gil are eager to make up for second place last year. One of his main rivals, L'Immens - Laplaza Assesors, of Alexandre Laplaza has been second in the two tests, which gives him the second position of the provisional general classification. With two third places in the two events, Alanis Tanit III - Medilevel owned by Mª José Vila Valero, would be third with a total of six points with the Cadiz Brujo in the fourth general place. Another favorite, the Kundaka-Elite Sails of Sinergia Racing Group has been forced to retire from the competition after breaking the rudder in the first heat.

Saona leader of ORC 3 - Citadel Gardens
The Gonzalo Calvo team has not given a truce to get two first places in the two events held which puts them at the top of the provisional ranking followed by Iberolimp - Alhambra, Jose Vicente Alhambra, who was third in the first and second in the Second and with the third place for Enriaero - Puerto de Indias, Manuel Petrel and Maxi Cruz of the CN Punta Umbria, with a second and a third and tied points with him.

 Quotes

 Carlos Rodríguez, L'Immens Laplaza Assesors
"We simply congratulate Maverta, because they have sailed much better than us and are clear deserving of the two victories, We have made maneuver mistakes, we are putting the boat to the point and we have not been up to it. We are evolving and we will try to learn from what has happened today. The race course is spectacular and has been tactically very funny, because with the intensity that has been has been synonymous and calm, gusts, great fun. "

 Jaime Rodríguez Toubes Nuñez, sailing admiral of the Spanish Navy and skipper of Sirius V
"The members of the Navy thank you very much for the affection and constancy of this club and of Valencia that continues with this regatta year after year to the Navy and SM La Reina. And let's wait another 30 years. "We are renovating the boat to update it and we want to see how it goes and get it ready. We have updated the maneuver."

 Stefano Masi, owner of the Ulika
"It's our first time in Valencia, but not the last one because it's amazing. It's been fun and exciting. The wind in Valencia is a bit crazy, so we do not know it and it is complicated to predict how it will be logically for the tacticians accustomed to this race course is easier."
 

   
 

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