Botín and López-Marra lead the 49er European Championship

The second day of the European Championship of 49er, FX and Nacra 17 was closed with four Spanish teams in top-10 places and the crew formed by Botín and López-Marra leading the European classification of 49er. The competition, which takes place in waters of Weymouth, which was the venue for sailing in London 2012, started on Monday the 13th and will take place until next Sunday, May 19th, the day reserved for the celebration of the medal race.

Diego Botín and Iago López-Marra have proven to be at an optimum level of navigation and continue to lead the European classification of the 49er in addition to being second in the overall absolute. The Cantabrian duo Galician did not give many options to their rivals and registered a partial of 2 + 1 + 1 in the three rounds today and continues to just one point to lead the absolute classification.

On the other hand, the championship is not being so fruitful for the rest of the Spanish teams at the helm. The next best-ranked national crew in this class is formed by the brothers Federico and Arturo Alonso, who occupy the 49th place.

In 49er FX, Támara Echegoyen and Paula Barceló remain at the head of the Spanish fleet and are the fourth best European crew, in addition to being in the sixth general position. The day started very well for Echegoyen and Barceló with two third in the first day of the day but a mishap in the last test forced them to retire. The intention of the team is, for the moment, tomorrow to remain in competition.

On the other hand, Patricia Suárez and Nicole van der Velden occupy the tenth position of the general and are the seventh best European team. In the day today started with a fourth position followed by a sixth place but in the last test they added a 16 that, for now, becomes their discard. All in all, Suarez and van der Velden are within twenty points of the podium.

In the European Nacra 17, Tara Pacheco and Florian Trittel, the only Spanish team in the championship, finished the day in the fourth general and European position. Pacheco and Trittel started the day with a second place and ended it with a third, but in the middle race they recorded a DNS, a result that they discard.

European Finn
The second day of competition in the European Championship of Finn became the opening day after not having been able to play any test on Monday. The organization had to wait for the wind to start but finally managed to mount a race course in conditions and the fleet gathered in Athens, Greece, completed three rounds.

The Balearic Joan Cardona stood out as the best Spanish sailor and was premiered in the competition occupying the 11th position of the general classification, ninth European, and being the best Sub 23 regatta of the fleet. Cardona had a difficult start with some first results of 23 + 31 but he was second in the last regatta of the day, a result that catapulted him in the general classification.

The provisional result of Cardona places Spain as the fourth best country of the unclassified for Tokyo 2020, which would mean getting the place of nation to participate in the next Olympic Games.

The second best Spanish in the European Championship of Finn is being the Catalan Alex Muscat, who occupies the 22nd position of the absolute general. Muscat opened his locker with a set of 29 + 18 + 21.

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