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YUASA CUP 2023 5 (1)

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


Skipper for Worlds needed 5 (3)

Hi, my name is Javier Martínez Egea, and I am looking for a skipper to participate with me in this years Flying Dutchman World Championship in Altea in the month of September.
I am federated in the Nautical Club of Altea so I have sailed there for the past 4 years and I have good experience. I am a light crew, with a height of 1,80 cm and weight of 70kg, which is good for Altea’s wind conditions. Unluckily I don’t own a boat either, but anyone interested in competing with me please contact me to this number: 617608755

Spanish Cup in Altea 11.-13.09.2020 5 (3)

Save the date!

As we cannot sail the Worlds this year our spanish friends organized a great alternative. The SPANISH CUP will be sailed from 11th to 13th of September in Altea.

Details will be published as soon as we know more.

Regatta in Spain 0 (0)

Torrevieja Regatta 4.9 (7)

On February 14, 15 and 16, 2020 we were lucky enough to be able to compete again for the second consecutive year at the Olimpyc Week of the Valencian community in Torrevieja.

This year there have been a total of 15 ships, of three nationalities (English, German and Spanish).

The first day was somewhat frustrating and very complicated. With a wind that made it impossible to get out of the trapeze AT 3 TIMES of the regatta 3 sleeves were completed. The main protagonists of the day were undoubtedly Fran and Pepe (ESP-99) who, with their new racing car Er Taco, scored two first and one second. The GER-88 with two seconds and a third was the only one more regular. The rest of the fleet somewhat irregular.

On the second day the wind rises a little to the point of being able to go out to the trapeze and now. Once again Fran and Pepe (ESP-99) stay up with a first, a third and a second. The GER-88 follows him from afar and Gines and Alvarito (ESP-6) finally mark a first. In the rest nothing remarkable except the British who is first in the fifth sleeve.

The last day rises with a rather disgusting fog and mini bottles of cava courtesy of Tom and Meike (GER-112). Some German ships do not compete and after leaving the field the sun begins to appear with wind conditions of about 10 knots. After two seconds and ensure winning the race Fran and Pepe go to port victorious without contesting the last race. Ginés and Álvaro are first two in the last two races, climbing to the third final position and the GER-88 wins the eighth round to secure second place.

Great premiere of Fran and Pepe and fun weekend with very good vibes with the Germans. The FD Class appreciates the excellent organization of the Torrevieja Yacht Club with very good meals at the end of the races.

Picture from Real Club Nautico Torrevieja:

Text: Guzman Egea