The eighth edition of the Yuasa Regatta took place from July 1st to 3rd in the waters of Altea Bay. Seven boats competed in this regatta, fewer than the previous edition, but that didn’t make the competition any less tough and exciting.
The first day of the regatta was threatened by a strong wind forecast. On Friday morning, that forecast became a reality, but despite the strong wind blowing at around twenty knots, the committee raised the delta flag, and all the sailors set out. It didn’t take long to realize that the wind was too strong to sail, and to prevent any accidents, the committee decided to cancel the races for that day.
Thus, the regatta actually started the following day. As soon as the wind picked up, the seven boats hit the water to enjoy a sunny day with moderate winds that allowed for three races to be held. Right from the start, ESP-6, with Gines Romero and Alvaro Moreno, dominated the regatta, ending the day with three first-place finishes and a flawless record. The second and third positions were more fiercely contested, with ESP-1 and ESP-90 alternating between third and second place in all three races, finishing the day with only one point of difference.
With the leaderboard very tight and only three races completed, the regatta entered its final day, which was marked by challenging conditions due to the light wind. The team of ESP-17, Marco Sevila and Nacho Seguí, had a strong performance, starting the day with a first-place finish and then securing two second-place finishes, moving up to the fourth position and posing a threat to ESP-90 and ESP-1, who finished third and second, respectively.
ESP-6 was crowned the champion, followed by ESP-90 with Jose Pastor and Carlos Gastaldi, and in third place, Juan Ignacio Egea Moreno and Juan Ignacio Egea Aguado.
In conclusion, it was a perfect regatta, thanks to the Altea Yacht Club and GS-YUASA, with a variety of wind conditions that allowed for a fair and highly competitive competition.
Written by Juan Ignacio Egea Aguado ESP-1