The Spanish 2.4mR Class Champion Rafa Andarias won the Vitaldent Adapted Sailing Championship held this weekend in Baiona

· The podium was completed by sailors from the Real Club Marítimo de Punta Umbría, Arturo Montes, and Borja Melgarejo

· The Galicians Fran Piñeiro and Antonio Eudoro, from the Escota Sailing Club in Vigo, placed fourth and sixth overall

· The championship, organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne, is included in the II Iberdrola Paralympic Sailing Circuit

The Spanish 2.4mR Class Champion Rafa Andarias won the Vitaldent Adapted Sailing Championship organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona and held this weekend in Baiona.

The young sailor, 24 years old, managed to win a competition that was very close from the start. Of the six contested races, all very close, Andarias achieved two first places.

Today’s was a perfect day for sailing, with ideal sea and wind conditions. An average of 14 knots facilitated the progress of the fleet, which completed the routes quite grouped. Proof of this is that in the last of the races all the sailboats reached the finish line in just 30 seconds.

Despite this equality between the sailors, Andarias managed to prevail and ratify the provisional victory achieved on Saturday, on the first day of competition. The second and third position of the general had a marked Andalusian accent, that of Arturo Montes and Borja Melgarejo, both from the Real Club Marítimo de Punta Umbría (Huelva). The Galicians Fran Piñeiro and Antonio Eudoro, from the Escota Sailing Club in Vigo, managed to achieve fourth and sixth place.

The award ceremony held this afternoon at Monte Real was attended by the Managing Director of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, Alberto Jofre. The 2.4mR Class Adapted Sailing Vitaldent Championship is included in the II Iberdrola Paralympic Sailing Circuit.