Lanzarote hosted the twelfth edition of the competition during three intense days of regattas
Sailing was once again the protagonist in Lanzarote, an island where this sporting discipline becomes a whole aquatic exhibition to the delight of the large number of fans who congregate in the vicinity of the event.
This was seen in these three days of competition with the twelfth edition of the “César Manrique Trophy – RCNA – Calero Marinas”. From August 17 to 19, Arrecife brought together the spectacular ORC 1 to 3 and 4 class boats, which left those peculiar and striking images on the horizon of Lanzarote, whose calendar marked by the patron saint festivities of the capital, added to the summer atmosphere and the exquisite weather conditions invited to achieve a new sporting success.
Lanzarote once again demonstrated the reason why it is among the best places on the planet to practice water sports. This characteristic weather that accompanies it throughout the year and that has earned the island of volcanoes the right to be considered a favorite training and preparation destination for professionals from all over the world, did not disappoint in this twelfth “César Manrique Trophy – RCNA – Calero Marinas”.
Thus, the first bet in the ORC 1 to 3 class was for Lanzarote Sailing Paradise, skippered by Ye Cabrera (RCN Arrecife), followed by Aureliano Negrín’s Muyay (RCNA) and Lucio Pérez’s Macaco (RCN Tenerife). Meanwhile in ORC 4, Joaquín Blanco’s Butxaca (RCN Gran Canaria), led the classification from the first regatta. We are talking about a debut in the competition in which Andrés Monje’s Maeña 9 (RCN Tenerife) also got off to a good start, as second, as did Francisco Curbelo’s Altamar 1 (RCN Arrecife), as third.
But everything was still to be decided with three more regattas still to be held. Thus, the windy conditions in Lanzarote turned the “César Manrique Trophy – RCNA – Calero Marinas” into a pure spectacle, forcing the crews to do their best in the remaining two days of competition.
It was then that, in ORCE 1 to 3, Lucio Pérez Aranaz’s Macaco (RNC Tenerife) ended up coming back to win a podium title accompanied by Muyay, after having achieved third place in the last regatta, while second place on Saturday went to Ye Cabera’s (RCN Arrecife) boat, the Lanzarote Sailing Paradise, to win bronze in the general classification.
In the ORC 4 to 4 class, the last classification would also correspond to the winners of the general table. The undisputed leader was Butxaca, with a great performance by the crew of Joaquín Blanco (RCNGC), with four wins to become champion. The silver medal went to Andrés Monje’s Maeña 9 (RCNT), and Francisco Curbelo’s Altamar 1 (RCNA) was third.
In addition, the Corinthian class also had its winners, with José A. Ramírez’s Poseidón (CR4 Vientos) in ORC 1 to 3, while Francisco Curbelo’s Altamar 1 (RCNA) did the same in ORC 4 to 5.
Thus closed one more edition of the “César Manrique Trophy – RCNA – Calero Marinas”, which once again had the support of all those fans and spectators who wanted to enjoy a top-level competition, whose exceptional atmosphere was also extended into the final culmination with the presentation of trophies that was enlivened with a neighborhood meal and musical performances with which the next celebration is now expected.