The Euroflying Cup 2023 started last Thursday, March 16 in the waters of the bay of Altea. This international event that has more than 20 years of history brings together every year the best specialists of the Flying Dutchman light sailing class.
The test is organized by the Spanish Association of Flying Dutchman, the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, the Sailing Federation of the Valencian Community and the Nautical Club of Altea. The regatta also has the support of the Comunitat de l’Esport project of the Generalitat Valenciana, a program for the Promotion of Sports Activity.
For the three days of regatta a total of 9 races were scheduled, but due to the low wind only 4 tests have been completed, enough to erect this year’s winners. The wind has blown during the three days with intensities of between 5 and 6 knots, allowing two sleeves on Thursday and two on Friday.
The wind made it more complicated for the Race Committee on Saturday. The scarcity and the continuous wind roles left the day blank.
The sailors of the Real Club Náutico de Torrevieja, Francisco José Martínez and Jose Luis Ruiz, have positioned themselves throughout the race at the head of the classification, leaving impeccable results, four first in the four races disputed. The couple from Torrevieja has thus been proclaimed champions of this edition of the Euroflying Cup 2023.
His clubmates, Ginés Romero and Álvaro Moreno, followed them in the classification obtaining silver with two seconds as best partials. The third position was for a crew of the Club Náutico de Altea, formed by Marco Sevila and Roberto Sevila, father and son.
At 4:00 p.m. the trophy ceremony took place in the skipper room of the Club Náutico de Altea. The Bon Vent restaurant offered attendees a sweet snack and drinks. The event was attended; Eduardo Revert, member of the Sailing Federation of the Valencian Community, Enrique Egea, secretary of the Flying Dutcham class and José Rius, vice president of CN Altea.
Thus ends this first regatta that inaugurates the European circuit of the Flying Dutchman class. After this test in Altea the circuit will travel to ports in Italy, Austria, Germany and Croatia, where the fight between the best sailors of the Flying Dutchman class to win the European title will continue.