Spanish Cruise Championship: sailing for everyone at a national level

17 boats from 12 communities participate this weekend in Baiona in the Spanish Cruise Championship for teams and autonomous communities, organized by the RFEV and sponsored by Loterías y Apuestas del Estado

The availability of Figaro boats provided by the MRCYB together with other participation facilities open this national cruise ship to amateur teams from all over the territory

(Information: RFEV)

More than 100 sailors, divided into 17 teams that will represent 12 autonomous communities, will meet that weekend (October 7 to 9) in the Spanish Cruise Championship – State Lotteries and Bets Trophy that will be held at Monte Royal Yacht Club of Baiona.

Organized by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation with the collaboration of the MRCYB and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation, this championship is committed to a structure that rewards participation in the territorial calendar and encourages competition among amateur crews. The different teams, proposed by each territorial federation, will enjoy a competition designed to promote and socialize cruising sailing in Spain.

Javier Sanz, president of the RFEV emphasizes the idea of “reward the effort and perseverance of the sailors who go sailing every week in their club”. “Being able to measure yourself against crews from all over Spain on equal terms is a unique opportunity that we hope will become the annual objective of any cruise team anywhere in our country”.

One of the novelties of the competition is that thanks to the sponsorship of Loterías y Apuestas del Estado and the financial support of the RFEV, the participants will not have to pay registration fees and their stay in Baiona will be covered by the organizers of the regatta. In addition, this Spanish Championship will have a parallel social offer, with a village dedicated to sailors in which food and drinks will be offered every night.

The note of color will be seen in the sea, where all the teams will wear custom lycras according to the autonomous community they represent. It should also be noted that the winner of the championship, in addition to the national title, will obtain recognition for the best autonomy in Spain for their territory.

The success of the proposal translates not only into a high participation in this first edition, 17 crews from 12 territorial ones, but also in the fact that these crews are made up of amateur sailors, teams that regularly sail in their club regattas and that have now the opportunity to measure your skills against others from different parts of Spain.

The regional federations represented by one or two teams in this Spanish Cruise Championship are: Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, the Autonomous City of Melilla, the Valencian Community, Castilla la Mancha, Catalonia, Galicia, the Balearic Islands, the Principality of Asturias, the Region of Murcia , Basque Country.

The action will begin next Friday and will last until Sunday, sailing in the fleet of Benetau Figaro monotype boats, one more incentive that emphasizes equal conditions for all, as well as ease of participation.

More information:

Luis Pomar | Communication Director RFEV |
Macarena Lainez | RFEV Press Officer |