The Levante Trophy 2023 already has its champions. The event organized by the Real Club Náutico de Valencia, scoring for the FVCV Autonomous Cup for the ILCA 6, 29er and 420, has brought together 200 sailors from the Valencian Community, Madrid, the Balearic Islands, the Region of Murcia and with Ireland giving the international touch to the regatta.
An edition that has been marked by the wind, although the Valencia event has shined once again for its excellent organizational level. Already on Saturday Eolo put the emphasis on the two regatta areas, greatly conditioning the program. A day that concluded with three tests for the Snipe, two for the 29er, 420, ILCA 6, Hobie Cat 16, Vaurien and Patín a Vela, while the ILCA 4 say goodbye to the Valencian event with one.
On the second day the wind was completely absent and after several hours of delay in the water, with the fleet ready to start, the committee hoisted 'Intelligence on A' and everyone ashore around 3:00 p.m. without being able to complete a test , validating yesterday's results to configure the podiums in the participating classes and in the respective categories of the ILCA fleet.
Along these lines and in terms of the double classes, starting with the 29er, the podium has been closed with Sara and Isa Momplet (RCN Valencia). Three partial victories have helped him win the title. Silver and bronze for Elena de Tomás and Obdulia Fernández de Ybarra and Mateo and Simón Codoñer, all from the host club.
Jávea has commanded the podium of the 420, although the gold travels to Alicante thanks to Joaquín Valero and Guillermo Rodríguez (RCR Alicante). It should be noted that the people from Alicante have added 4 points, the same as those achieved by Fernando Puig and Kevin Lenis (CN Jávea), while the mixed tandem from Jávea, with Lucy Crosbie and Carlos Carbonell, take the bronze with 7 points.
The podium has been very divided in the Vaurien class, although the victory remains at home thanks to the 4 points achieved by Carlos Francés and Susana Gil (RCN Valencia). The second was for Tim Corcorán and Pilar Perlines, who have added 5, while Eduardo Belosillo (CN Serranillos) and Esperanza Pérez (RCR Cartagena) are third on the podium with 10 points.
No surprises in the Snipe fleet, although the final result was conditioned by the absence of tests on this second day. RCN de Madrid, with Fabio Bruggioni and Andre Rosa, take the Levante Trophy. The money goes to Can Pastilla with Víctor Pérez and Luca Rosa. The bronze is distributed, with the crew formed by Joaquín Armengot (RCM Santander) and Jovi Marzal (RCN Valencia). The champions have added 7 points, 10 for the second crew and 11 for the third.
The podium in Hobie Cat 16 was as expected, even with that day less. Ana Tomás (CR Pobla Marina) and Marc Jovani (C Cullera Garbí) take first place with 6 points. Tono and Antonio Llabrés were one behind and Javier Milara and Javier Alcácer (CV Benicasim) were two behind the winners.
In individual class and with regard to Patín a Vela, with two tests completed, the podium is made up of Vicente Pastor (RCN Valencia), Sergi Mas (C Cullera Garbí), both finishing tied at 3 points, and the bronze goes to José Vives (RCN de Valencia) with 7 points in his locker.
The ILCA 6 Absolute Levante Trophy travels to Dénia. Jaume Castaño (RCN de Dénia) is first, while the silver and bronze goes to Pedro Adán (CN Santa Pola) and Guillem Balaguer (RCN Valencia). In women, the three podium places have gone to Ascen Roca (RCN Torrevieja), accompanied by Sheila Martínez (CN Campello) and Adriana Castro (RCN Torrevieja).
As for the categories, in the first of them: SUB21, Adriana Castro wins the trophy, followed by Claudia Adán (CN Santa Pola) and Elsa Rodado (FVRM). In the SUB19, Castro from Torrevieja repeats, silver for Murcia's Rodado and bronze for another sailor from the Region: Aitana Baeza (RCR Cartagena). The categories close with the U17s, and three podium places that have been shared by Rodado, Berta Ramón-Borja (RCR Alicante) and Irene de Tomás (RCN Valencia).
Regarding the ILCA 4, absolute dominance of the RCN of Valencia. Quique García takes first place, followed by Javier Bellver and Pablo Grin.
The closing ceremony and awarding of trophies was attended by Rafel Chirivella, vice-president of the Valencian Community Sailing Federation and Marisa Arlandis, president of the RCN of Valencia, accompanied by Chema Escudero, member of RCNV Sailing.