Returns to the Open Cup Gypsy classic boats and vintage


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The classic Cup Gypsy returns to the waters of vizcaya in the Open in a few times, very strange. After celebrating a few days in Getxo the Regatta Basque Coast-Trophy Whale Gold, the Real Club Marítimo del Abra-Real Sporting Club will now comes the time of a historical event that dates from 1904 and it is the nautic show of the country’s oldest. More than twenty crews take part in another edition of the Cup Gypsy-to-ship Classic and Vintage and Spirit of Tradition, as well as for ships of the class CRF and monotypes J80. The test is held this Saturday and Sunday, with departures at 13 hours, and the distance of navigation, in each of the two days, will be between 8 and 12 miles depending on the wind conditions in this regatta was created 116 years ago by the Royal Sporting Club.

The waters of vizcaya in the Open have seen during previous years boats such as the ‘Artako’, ‘Asti V’, ‘Iris III’, ‘Saltillo’, ‘Arosa’, ‘Cantarepe’, ‘Bon Temps’, ‘Balenharri’, ‘Westward of Clynder’, ‘Paapsud’, ‘Skylark’… and many others with decades of sailing under their keels and are considered as jewels of the candle. The Cup Gypsy 2019 was won by the ‘Shere-Khan II’, a She 36, in the category of Classic boats, by the ‘Saltillo’ in the ships of Time, and by the ‘Piper’, a Jod 35, class Spirit of Tradition.

Classic and Vintage: The ships, according to its year of construction is entered in the Category Time (disposed of until the 31st of December of 1949) or in the Category Classic (launched between 1 January 1950 and 31 December 1975). In both categories supported the participation of Replicas, vessels designed in these periods, but thrown away after, as long as your building has been faithfully followed the original plans and have used the same techniques and materials used in the era in which they were designed.

Spirit of Tradition: this class is open to all boats built before 31 December 1990. The organization will be able to support the registration of other vessels not included in the categories described, but which bear a similarity, must accept the rating assigned to them.

As it happened in the Championship of Bizkaia and Regatta, Basque Coast-Trophy Whale of Gold already held in this month of July, in terms of the considerations for the dispute of sports competitions in a situation of surveillance by the COVID 19, participants must meet requirements in the entrance of the docks as the outlet temperature to the athletes. There will be two doctors, will save distances and use the masks out of the competition, both by athletes and by the members of the technical team. There shall be No social events in the Club, or the usual awarding of prizes.

History of the Cup Roma

His birth reflected the hospitality that the R. C. M. A.-R. S. C. always provides to its visitors. A cordial reception that they were able to verify, in those early years of the last century (1903), the gentlemen of the Count of Cartagena and José Quiñones de León, who were anchored his yacht ‘Gitana’ in the port are recorded. Such was his gratitude for the good treatment he received, which, in return, decided to create a race in tribute to all the sailors of the Club, whose first edition was held the following year. The Count of Cartagena and José Quiñones gave the race the name of his yacht, and thus was born the Copa Gypsy, a pioneer of the international races in our country.

now 116 years old, the spaniard Victoriano López Doriga became a partner in the Sporting to be able to participate in a regatta. And sail with your ship ‘Butterfly’, he managed to win it. At that already distant year of 1904, I was unaware that his name would go down in history as the first winner of the Cup Gypsy. After these 116 years, and has become the race’s oldest Real Club Marítimo Abra-Real Sporting Club, remains one of the trophies most prized of this entity. By then, the ships were paid five pesetas per enrollment in each of the five tests comprising the Cup Gypsy. After Lopez Doriga, was Julio Arteche which, in 1905, inscribed his name on the trophy. Then they did the Count of Zubiría, and the lords of Arteche. Until, in 1911, the winners of the Copa Gypsy saw as the victory of Alfonso XIII, who won this year aboard the ‘Giralda II’.