The Spanish Cup returns to the starting line in Sanxenxo

Return to the starting line. The Spanish Sailing Cup series is already underway and the fleet of 6 meters The season kicks off this weekend in Sanxenxo. Up to 15 teams, with a high international influx (Swedish, Portuguese, British and Swiss stand out), meet with the sights set on the World Championship that will be in June, precisely also in Sanxenxo. The poster is luxurious. The great examples are the Olympic medalist in Tokyo Nico Rodríguez, who will go aboard the ‘Titia’, and the round-the-world racer Chuny Bermúdez, who will sail in the ‘Scoundrel One’. The current world and European champion, the ‘Rogue 500’ Pedro Campos does not miss the appointment.

Since 2017, the Spanish Cup series have been held over two days, but given the high international influence this year, the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo (host and organizer) decided extend the competition program of each series to three days to reach the month of June with more races disputed in the four possible regatta courses for the Xacobeo 6mR Worlds. The Pontevedra estuary provides a wide range of options and it is that in just a radius of six miles, the Regatta Committee, directed by the main officer, Alejandro Martín from Marine, can set up a regatta field depending on the direction of the wind to be established at all times, which allows a good capacity for improvisation in the face of a change in wind direction to move the fleet, for example, from the entrance to the estuary, in the vicinity of the island of Ons, to almost Marin if necessary.

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Sanxenxo is very popular with 6-meter sailors, which is why the ISMA (International Association of the 6-meter class) has granted, for the first time, that the same venue hosts a European (September 2021) and a World Cup in consecutive years. (June 2022). This weekend is the Xacobeo Trophy, which is the first scoring test of the 6 Meter Spanish Cup and the Spanish fleet will try to continue setting the pace.

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