The XVII SURNE-57º Eskarra Trophy returned to the Biscayan waters of the Abra with the final victory of Maitena in the Regatta class, Also absolute winner, the Kenex V by Ignacio Giménez in Crucero I, the Marmotinha by Koldo Báez in Crucero II, the Symphony by Javier Onaindia in the non-certified class and the Fingolfin among the 80 monotypes.
In the Regatta class boats, Mikel Emaldi’s Maitena shone more than anyone else, who enjoyed sailing and conditions that benefited the Farr 45 of the Real Club Marítimo del Abra-Real Sporting Club, organizer of one of the most anticipated events in the Cantabrian Sea. In second position was the crew of Carlos Maidagan’s Despeinada, with Mauricio Guibert’s Akelarre third after the two rounds scheduled by the Committee for this class.
For his part, the Kenex V, from the Real Club Náutico de Laredo, clearly won in Crucero I, followed by Thelonius, Modark and Tchin Tchin, all three tied with 6 points. The best in Crucero II, just like a year ago, was Koldo Báez’s Marmotinha, from Orza, with Juan Carlos Estefanía’s Kohen in second place. Among the boats without a certificate, the Symphony of veteran skipper Javier Onaindia was first, with the Nexus second, the Ramper third and the Emilu fourth.
The overall overall Cruise-Regatta was led by Maitenawhose crew lifted the beautiful trophy at the awards ceremony, with Kenex V completing the podium, second, and Despeinada, third.
Among the ships of the J80 division, the Fingolfin was the most regular with their victory in the first race, after a good start, and then two second places in a tough fight with Biobizz and Fhimasa. In second place overall was classified just one point behind the winner, José Azqueta’s Biobizz, which won the second round, and third was Nicolás Viar’s Fhimasa Escuela de Vela José Luis de Ugarte, which scored a last leg, the one with the most miles, which ended with a beautiful triangle in the interior Abra with buoys near Portugalete and Algorta. Vissi finished fourth and Jet Set fifth. Afterwards, the Mandovi dalecandELA, the Obélix and the Ausart were classified.
One of the classic sailing events in the Cantabrian Sea was held from 1:30 p.m. on a cloudy day with a north-northwest wind of seven to thirteen knots and a little rain in the final stretch. This regatta also served to score points for the I Engels & Völkers Trophy. From this month of June that has just begun and until the end of September, several notable regattas take place in the Abra on the calendar of the Real Club Marítimo del Abra-Real Sporting Club. And one of the most relevant tests for cruisers and boats of the J80 class, such as the XVII SURNE Regatta-57º Eskarra Trophy, warned that the leading sailing competitions are held in the Abra.