Andarias wins his fifth national title in Baiona

· The sailor from Jávea achieved victory in the Spanish Championship Class 2.4mR – Vitaldent Adapted Sailing Regatta organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club

· Borja Melgarejo was his main rival in the four races held this weekend in the bay of Baiona and finally came second overall

· Of the Galician sailors, Fran Piñeiro, from Club de Vela Escota, was the one who obtained the best results, achieving fourth place in the competition

Baiona, June 21, 2015.- At just 25 years old and with an enviable record of prizes, Rafa Andarias won his fifth national title this afternoon in Baiona by winning the 2.4mR Class Spanish Championship – Vitaldent Adapted Sailing Regatta, organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club.

The sailor from the Club Náutico de Jávea revalidated his title after the two days of competition held this weekend in the bay of Baiona and is much closer to fulfilling one of his dreams, that of participating in the Paralympic Games. After going as a reserve sailor to London 2012, where he was finally unable to go out on the water, the Valencian’s objective is now Rio 2016, where he hopes to be able to compete next year.

In the national championship this weekend, Andarias’s main rival was Sevillian Borja Melgarejo, from Club de Mar Puerto Sherry, who finally finished second in the general classification. Thanks to his silver in the trophy and the good results achieved on the circuit, he also qualified for the Melbourne World Cup.

The bronze went to Antonio Maestre, from the Real Club de Regatas de Cartagena, and the Galician Fran Piñeiro, who was about to sneak onto the winners’ podium, achieved a magnificent fourth place.

The Spanish Championship Class 2.4mR – Vitaldent Adapted Sailing Regatta was characterized by a lack of wind, which did not allow all the scheduled regattas to be carried out. In the two days of competition, a total of 4 tests were held, of which two had to be shortened after registering calms in the course of the route.