The regatta, sponsored by the refit and comprehensive repair company for boats, closes the RCN Valencia season before Christmas.


The Real Club Náutico de Valencia has celebrated today the third and last test of the Varadero Valencia Trophy of cruise class, which this year celebrates five years remaining as a classic of the autumn calendar. The regatta, which closes the Valencian club season before the Christmas holidays, has ended with victory for M8 in ORC class 1 to 4, Tethys in Open Club class and Impulse in the category of 3 crew or less.

The trophy, which is sponsored by Varadero Valencia, a leading company in refit and comprehensive repair of boats, has been held on three Sunday days in the months of October, November and December with a varied range of routes: triangle, coastal route and windward - leeward for the final day.

The last test, held today, has had the weather on its side, with a stable west wind of between 8 and 10 knots of intensity that has allowed the program to be completed under bright sun and heat.

Unbeatable M8

In class ORC 1 to 4, the new M8 of the Francés brothers has not given a break, and has won the victory in today's test, which added to its first two places in the remaining sleeves, has allowed it to take home the trophy staying undefeated.

Issabela, by Carlos Momplet, another novelty in the RCN Valencia cruise fleet, made second place today, the same result as the other two races, which assured him silver. Complete the podium Majoche, by Alejandro Fliquete, with two third parties and a fourth achieved today.

Consistency is the victory

The regularity has undoubtedly been the key to the victory of Tetis, of Fernando San José Gil, who was second in the windward-leeward of today, but has managed to proclaim himself champion of the regatta with a first and a third in the other two tests.

Archer Dos, by Javier Navarro, winner of the second and third tests, was second in the general table after not completing the first test, held in October, with the consequent 7-point penalty. Antares, by Ernesto Collado, was third in the final classification.

Finalmente, en la categoría de tres tripulantes o menos, las victorias parciales en las dos primeras pruebas han dado la victoria general a Impulso, de Raúl García, de Marina Valencia, que era tercero hoy. El vencedor de la jornada en esta clase era Chatín de Francisco José Rubio, con un cuarto, un tercero y un primero, que le han proclamado subcampeón, seguido de Newkote, de Óscar Chulvi, un punto por detrás.

Ham raffle

Once on land, the classic sailors' meal and the trophy ceremony were held, in which two hams were raffled courtesy of Iberolimp SL. The delivery was attended by Alejandro Fliquete, president of RCN Valencia, Francisco Rubido, club secretary, Pedro Quiroga, sports director, and cruise ship captain Xavier Santamaría “El Tigre”.

During the event, the club wanted to show its gratitude to the members of the regatta committee and the beacons, for their effort in each test, by handing them a metope.