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The Raid Rías Baixas for catamarans, Glass of Spain of long distance of this class, has gone to Saint-Tropez. Cedric and Laurent Bader, of the Yacht Club of Saint-Tropez, were imposed in a competition, the first of the official calendar of catamarans after the alarm state, which dominated from beginning to end with absolute authority.

“it Has been the first time that we have come to Vigo” , explained Cedric after the delivery of trophies, “and we’re very happy to be here. Has been perfect of conditions, between 6 and 20 knots to be able to haggle all day and it has been very interesting that there are a lot of island, three rias ‘gorgeous’ and the change of conditions to change from estuary to surf and train” , said in correct Spanish. Testers official Nacra Team will return to compete in September, but in Germany, and also four days.

On the final day, the fleet of fifteen units, was left with the urge to close the championship running because the fog cut out any possibility. Catamarans attempted to approach the estuary of vigo from Marin to try one last test, but at 3 in the afternoon, time limit to give the output, the race Committee had completed the raid with a test not qualified to enter the Yacht competing.

The titles (of the raid and of the Cup of Spain) had decided the previous day, in two races short (11,7 and 6 miles), because the fog on the island of Ons prevented to comply with the programmed route of about 27 miles between the estuaries of Arousa and Pontevedra. But “Chisco” Catalan and madrid Alexis Parcerisa I knew a little: they were going to fight until the last mile for the runner-up position, to throw a point. What were Arthur Boc-Ho and Laetitia Lefevre.

The crew from vigo, brilliant four days (it was the best boat iberian in the five tests, revealed in the national title at the andalusian Rafael Martín-Prat and Adriano Pattern (CM Puerto Sherry and the CN Puerto Sherry), rooms in general and runners-up of national long distance in Vigo 2020. Martin-Prat, national secretary of the class, defended the scepter of Puerto Sherry 2018, as this cup was not held last year.

For the Nautical vigo, organizer of this first regatta with the official title in Spanish in galician waters after the pandemic, the success is remarkable: “Chisco” has signed his third podium in a national competition for the past six years (runners-up of Spain with José Quiñones in Chipiona 2014, bronze in the National Port Sherry 2017). And each time the catamaran touched the ria vigo, the club goes up to the podium, as happened with the silver of the phenomenon called Martin Wizner and Sebastian Estevez in the national of 2018.

José Antonio Portela, president of the centenary club from vigo, called the event “outstanding”, congratulated “Chisco” Catalan for having brought to Vigo and, in addition, stated that “it was all very controlled because we have taken the limit of the measures of hygiene and security. That has given us security, we believe, that there will be no circumstance that would prohibit or complicate the following celebrations of regattas, the Rías Baixas now and the Week of the Atlantic dinghy sailing in October”.

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