Maverta overall winner Trofeo SM La Reina
2 July 2018
XX edition of Trofeo SM La Reina was marked by its high level of the
participating fleet and the good weather conditions that allowed to
complete the planned program of 6 races for all classes except the
Open class, which made three coastal trips in the south, today's
being 12.8 miles to El Perelló. Pedro Gil’s Maverta put in a
brilliant performance with victories in all races, taking home the
title of absolute winner of the SM La Reina Trophy.
Today's final day once again featured an east-east wind of 12 knots, somewhat less than the first two days but enough to produce a suitable conclusion to three intense days of competition in the waters of the Real Club Náutico de Valencia.
José María Meseguer’s Murcia, from CN Portman, who was third in today’s race, has been proclaimed winner in class ORC 1 in part due to the disqualification of the series leader, Rafael Carbonell’s Rats on Fire, in the second race yesterday. The penalty cost Carbonell victory in the class, who today added a new first to their scorecard to finish second in the class with Alberto de Castro’s new Swan 45 Brujo taking home the bronze. The Swan 42’s, which in addition to competing in the ORC 1 class also competed as one-designs, had as their winner Pite Finis’s Dralion of the Dusseldorfer Club, while the best of the Swans was Pez de Abril.
José María Meseguer, owner and skipper of Pez de Abril, commented on the good conditions of the regatta: "We had wind every day, the program was fulfilled and it was a fun race with a lot of level, a lot of competition, very healthy and very fun."
The crew of Pedro Gil’s Maverta from RCN Torrevieja, was unbeatable, maintaining the lead throughout each race and winning class ORC 2 the absolute victory. "We are very happy, our intention was to leave the title here in the Community. The fleet is very even, it depends on how you make the starts, it is very competitive. We have tuned the boat to be very fast, although we need to optimize some details to compete at the Copa del Rey with full performance," said Pedro Gil, owner of the winning boat.
The good performance of Sinergia Racing Group, skippered by Javier Coello, had them not finish worse than third in any race, but this was not enough this year to take victory and so they secured second place in this class. This was one position above the runner-up of last year, Alexandre Laplaza’s L'Immens of RCN Barcelona, who was third.
For its part, the best of the First 40.7’s, a category that also received an award in this edition of the event, was Javier de Tomás’s Genio 4 of RCN Valencia.
Joan Cabrer’s Airlan-Aermec from Mallorca, who started with a narrow margin of two points ahead of the next qualifier before starting the last race of the regatta, managed to prevail today and take victory in the ORC 3 class, followed by María José Vila Valero’s Alicante-based Tanit IV - Medilevel, who never dropped below third place in any of the races, with Federico Linares’s Brujo from RCN Cádiz, completing the podium with a good performance in a second place finish today.
"We are very happy to win after three days," said Teo Mateu, skipper of Airlan - Aermec. "Today we were leading with two points advantage and the mission was to control our opponents. We achieved this at the start and prevented them from escaping so we managed to win. "
Gonzalo Calvo’s Saona from RCN Valencia, which was last year’s winner in ORC4 class, was also the leader throughout the competition this year with four first places and two seconds. Second place was earned by Antonio Gadea’s Ardora III of RCN Denia and third place for Manuel Petrel and Maxi Cruz’s Enriaero - Puerto de Indias of CN Punta Umbría, tied in points with the second.
"For three days we had a good wind, quite stable and it has been very fun. Luckily we have made good decisions, and it has gone well. There has been good organization, good atmosphere and we have had a great time, "said Gonzalo Calvo of Saona.