Barcelona crowns the new Spanish champions of Olympic Classes




The National Sailing Olympic Classes, held from September 1 to 5, says goodbye to Barcelona with the proclamation of Cristina Pujol as champion in ILCA 6, Joaquín Blanco in ILCA 7, María Bover and Pablo García in 470 mixed, Tomás Vieito in IQFoil men and Pilar Lamadrid in IQFoil women.

On the last day of competition, as well as throughout the week -except for the second day of regattas where no test could be held due to lack of wind- the hundred sailors housed in the BISC (Barcelona International Sailing Center) have enjoyed excellent conditions for competition, a garbí wind that oscillated between 12 and 14 knots.

At ILCA 6, the Catalan Cristina Pujol from CN Port d’Aro, Olympian in Tokyo and top favorite to win the championship, has not disappointed and has dominated the championship from start to finish. The Andalusian Ana Moncada, is proclaimed absolute runner-up and sub21 champion, the Canarian Martina Reino, of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, climbs to the third drawer of the podium. The U19 champion was the Balearic Gemma Llamas from Real Club Náutico Palma. It should be noted that the French Marie Burrie, has been the absolute winner of the regatta.

In ILCA 7, the Canarian and Olympian in Rio Joaquín Blanco, from the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, has also won the championship with authority. Leopoldo Barreto, from the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife, has been proclaimed absolute runner-up and U21 champion and the Catalan Ricard Castellví, from the Club Nàutic Cambrils, has been third.

In 470 mixed, the couple formed by the Balearic María Bover, from the Real Club Náutico de Palma, and by the Canarian Pablo García, Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, have been the absolute and sub24 champions, followed by Onán Barreiros and Zuleima Santana, from the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, seconds. The canaries Patricia Reino and Jaime Wizner, from the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, close the podium.

In men’s IQFoil, the Galician Tomás Vieito, from the Rodeira Nautical Club, has been the great dominator and has been proclaimed champion. The Balearic Bernat Tomás, from the Club Nàutic s’Arenal, hangs the absolute silver and the sub21 gold, while the Andalusian Fernando Lamadrid, from the Puerto Sherry Nautical Club, takes the bronze.

In women’s IQFoil, Pilar Lamadrid, from the Puerto Sherry Yacht Club, emphatically prevails over her competitors and is proclaimed champion. The Madrilenian of Aruban origin Nicole Nicole van der Velden is the runner-up and the Balearic Andrea Torres, from the Club Náutico s’Arenal, third place absolute and champion sub21. The Mexican Mariana Aguilar has been the runner-up of the regatta.

This championship has been the prelude to the ILCA 7 World Cup that the BISC will celebrate from November 4 to 10 and the ILCA Master World Cup that will be held from November 11 to 20, also in Barcelona.

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