The Spanish Cruise Championship – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy will be decided between the teams Team Tac (Valencia), Butxaca (Canary Islands), Impredigital (Cantabria), Bullbox (Principality of Asturias), Lanzarote Paradise (Canary Islands) and Alba III ( Balearics)
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The 2022 Spanish cruise champion title has become a real challenge for the teams that are competing this weekend at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona. Tomorrow, Sunday, the decisive day of the Spanish Cruise Championship – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy, six of the 18 participating teams will play it all in a series of a maximum of three heats that they face with zero score.
Team Tac (Valencia), Butxaca (Canary Islands), Impredigital (Cantabria), Bullbox (Principality of Asturias), Lanzarote Paradise (Canary Islands) and Alba III (Balearic Islands) are the teams that tomorrow will be in this final series in which the podium will remain defined according to the results of the day, without taking into account today’s locker. For their part, the teams from groups two and three will compete in one final heat to close the final general classification of the competition.
This regatta has the peculiarity that the crews, who normally sail in their own boats and generally in compensated time, are sailing in identical units and in real time. In addition, as an added incentive is the arbitration and direct trial that is applied in this test.
David de María and Güiso Jordán are in charge of ensuring correct compliance with the regulations for regatta at sea and they do so by following the regatta very closely. “With this format there are no protests on the ground, only serious exceptions,” explains David de María. The regatta judge assures that “thus the tests are more dynamic and generate less tension in the competitors because once the sports day is over there are no hearings, protests or trials”.
Regarding the competition format and the commitment to make the teams change their boat for a one-design, de María is clear: “For the participants it is a great opportunity to meet and measure themselves with other boats; It seems to me a very appropriate format to end the season”.
The Spanish Cruise Championship – State Lottery and Betting Trophy is being played at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona with the participation of more than 100 sailors from 18 teams representing a total of 12 regional federations. These teams achieved the pass to the final for the national title thanks to the results obtained in the tests held in their community.
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