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The RCN Gran Canaria will have 14 countries and an enrollment of over one hundred sailors

Rosa Padrón

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The last week of the year, specifically from December 26 to 29, the bay of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will have a new dinghy sailing show, with the youngest dinghy sailing athletes in this traditional competition, which has reached the thirty-sixth edition. Despite being framed within the Christmas holidays, Gran Canaria continues to be the destination of choice for those looking for an exceptional regatta course with weather conditions impossible to find in Europe in the winter months.

At the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria the flags of the Cayman Islands, Singapore, Denmark, Estonia, France, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Germany, the United Arab Emirates and Spain will fly. Our country will be represented by the autonomous communities of the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Murcia, the Basque Country, Galicia and the Canary Islands, estimating the enrollment, open until December 24, of 130 kids.

“For the first time we have the participation of the Cayman Islands and the presence of two world powers in Optimist such as Singapore and Thailand in this trophy with so much tradition is also incredibly satisfactory” highlights Ana Llaca, head of the class at the nautical Gran Canaria. “In this edition, Italian Alessandro Cirinei, recent winner of the Lanzarote Trophy, will also be on the starting line, leading a powerful Italian team. I am convinced that there will be a lot of competition between the fourteen countries “

This appointment is also important for the locals because of the proximity to the qualifying tests that will begin next January, for the configuration of the Canarian team that will represent us in the nationals in 2022. The AECIO Trophy is located within the CIOS circuit of the Canarian Sailing Federation. The competition will begin on December 26 with the registration of the participants and in the water on the 27, with the warning signal at 11 in the morning and the forecast to carry out 3 daily regattas, if the wind conditions allow it. allow.

This sporting event is sponsored by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria through the Insular Institute of Sports with the Gran Canaria European Island of Sports seal, the Government of the Canary Islands and the Municipal Sports Institute, as well as the collaboration of the Higher Sports Council, the Spanish, Canary, Insular and Latin Sailing Federations, AECIO Canarias, Puertos del Estado, Kalise, Tirma and Armas-Transmediterránea.

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