The Real Club Náutico de Valencia closed this past weekend its emblematic RCN Valencia Dinghy Sailing Trophy, a regatta organized jointly with the Hispano Francés Windsurf Club. An appointment that was scoring and valid to configure some of the FVCV teams in the national champions and that should have been closed last April, although it was postponed due to weather.
More than 200 sailors gathered at the RCNV Regatta Base representing the Bic Techno, iQFoil, Raceboard, 420, 29er, ILCA, Europa and Snipe classes, with the ILCA 4 being the ones with the highest number of participants in the Valencian meeting with 41 ships. The Snipe fleet, with the Gran Trofeo Valencia and Memorial Bilu at stake, had a very high participation with 24 boats. All the classes had the incentive of being a valid regatta for the regional championship, which is why it had the participation of many sailors from various parts of the Valencian Community, to which representatives from the Region of Murcia and the Community of Madrid were added as they were open.
The favorites met in the Gulf of Valencia. In the class that was Olympic, Europe, with ample representation from the Torrevieja and El Masnou clubs, the final victory went to José Mª Alcañiz. In 420 the Javiense tandem formed by Lucy Crosbie and Arantxa Reix (CN Jávea) won absolute victory, in addition to the trophy in women. With regard to another of the double classes: 29er, Sara and Isabel Momplet (RCN Valencia) took first double, by achieving first place in the general classification and first in the female category.
The third double class in Valencia, Snipe, the current European master champion: Agustín Zabalua, with Belén Olivas in the crew and both sailing for the RCN of Valencia took the final victory. The podium was completed with Mariano Arroyo and Jovi Marza and bronze for the Argentine Miguel Costa (YC Olivos) and the Spanish Carlos Botella (RCN de Valencia). As for the regional championship and together with the title of Zabalua and Olivas, the silver went to Mariano Arroyo and Jovi Marzal, while the bronze went to José Antonio Medina and Alejandro de Castro.
In tables, the wind conditions did not allow the iQFoil to navigate, leaving the trophy deserted. The ones that were able to navigate were Raceboard and Bic Techno. Rafael Ros (EV Seasurf Patrol) was the winner of the first class, while in the second Andrea Sira Martínez (CR Madrid) and Pablo Momparler (CN Jávea) kept the Valencian trophy in the SUB15 category. Pau Hernández (RCN Valencia) and Diana Zafrilla (CW Hispano Francés) did the same in the SUB17 and Tomás Mossel and Natalia Blanquer, both from the CW Hispano Francés, in Techno Plus.
The title chapter closes with the ILCA fleet. Among the youngest Silvia Ruíz (CN Mar Menor) and Enrique Ferrando (RCN de Valencia) were the champions in ILCA 4, while in category ILCA 6 Ángel Andugar (CN Campello) and Carlos Sánchez-Rodrigo (RCN Valencia) took the gold as did the Argentine Andrés Cloos (YC Olivos).
The award ceremony was attended by Marilo Brotons, president of the CW Hispano Francés, accompanied by Marisa Arlandis, president of the RCN de Valencia, accompanied by Jovi Marzal, fleet captain Snipe RCNV, Carlos Dorado and Josele Marín.