Countdown for the 200 miles a2 of Altea
13 February 2018
than twenty days before the race begins, there are already
twenty-five boats registered in the 32nd edition of the 200 miles a2
of the Altea Yacht Club, one of the oldest nautical events in the
national regatta calendar that will be held on 2-4 March 3 2018. It
is a top-level sailing regatta that has become a benchmark for
sailors from all over the country and has the best a2 (double
handed) specialists in Spain.
The nautical adventure that awaits is a 200-mile double-handed race that is especially hard in the winter regatta as it will be on a course that separates the Levantine coast of Altea and the Balearic island of Ibiza, an important navigational challenge with only two crew members.
This year, the 200 miles a2 return will also be the Singlehanded Championship a2, bringing together the best sailors nationwide and also promises to be a great sailing show again.
The participating boats will be scored using the ORC system of the Offshore Racing Congress, an international time allownance system that varies depending on the characteristics of each boat. Entries can be made online through the form that can be found on the race website.
This year the organization returns to launch the 24-hour Challenge, which urges the participants to beat the current record by dropping the 25-hour mark of the race. In addition, the Challenge will also allow participation to be open to vessels that due to their technical characteristics can not have an ORC measurement certificate but still wish to participate in the competition.
For this edition, the Altea Yacht Club will award prizes to the three best corrected times: two ingots of a kilo of silver for first place, 2 ingots of half a kilo of silver for second place and 2 ingots of a quarter of a kilo of silver for third place.
For the third consecutive year the Trophy for Clubs will be awarded, an award that rewards the club whose team obtains the best results. To qualify for this trophy the club must be represented by a minimum of three boats. The prize will be taken by the team with the lowest score obtained after the sum of the points of the three boats that achieve the best results.
The race can be followed in real time on the Internet through the race website. All the participating boats will have installed a GPS system in order to be tracked via satellite. The competition can also be followed from mobile devices in the apps TracTrac for Android and for IOS.