Thursday 3 March 2011

The 200 mile A2 Regatta is setting sail from Altea

On 4th March, the craft taking part in the 200 mile A2 Race will be setting sail from Altea. This is a 0 level Cruiser competition included on the Valencian Regional Sailing Federation's (FVCV) race calendar, which earns the participants points for the Spanish A2 Championship for RI cruisers. The XXV edition of this competition will be taking place in Mediterranean waters, specifically between Altea, Ibiza and Formentera, until 6th March.

For the first time, Mini 6.50 class craft will be taking part in the 200 Mile A2 race, organised every year by the Altea Sailing Club. The inclusion of these transoceanic boats will coincide on this occasion with the celebration of its XXV anniversary.

This race will be one of the main point-scoring competitions in the Spanish A2 Championship, RI Cruiser Class, and will also be the Spanish A2 Championship for the Mini 6.50 Class, so the winner of this second category will be proclaimed Spanish Champion 2011 in this class. Within the Mini class, there will be two sub-categories: one for Mini Series class and another for Mini Prototype class craft.

The participating boats will set off from the Altea Sailing Club heading towards Ibiza. The tough route followed by this regatta will test the technical and physical preparation of the two crew members on each boat. From there, the craft will sail around the island until they reach the strait of Los Freus around a buoy which they will pass on their starboard side in Savina de Formentera, before returning to Altea, their point of origin.

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