Friday, September 22, 2023

The ‘Soho Caixabank Theatre’ wins the Copa del Rey Mapfre again

This Saturday the 41st edition of the Copa del Rey Mapfre with excellent results for the fleet from Malaga that participated in the best regatta in the Mediterranean. The Andalusian harvest has in the ‘Soho Caixabank Theater by Javier Banderas with Dani Cuevas as skipper, at absolute winner of the ORC 2 class after winning all the tests. Impressive performance of the Andalusian crew to govern a competitive boat that flies the flag of Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena, which they handled in the best possible way against variable conditions and the best rivals.

The truth is that he was one of the great protagonists of the day in the Balearic capital, because revalidated the title won in 2021 and 2022 finishing the regatta undefeated. Two new victories this Saturday allowed him to finish the final series -after winning all the rounds of the previous series as well- with an immaculate score of six points, thirteen more than his immediate pursuers.

“I had never managed to win the Cup with everything first and we are very happy because we have sailed very well. We have done 11 sleeves and 11 first. In the last regatta we had to go from behind to win by eight seconds. It has been a very beautiful and highly contested Copa del Rey, even if it seems not”, said the Malaga sailor javier banderas.

The people from Málaga are fair winners and their only stumbling block was Basilio Marquínez’s ‘Seabery Dralion’, also from Andalusia, who finished runner-up, tied with Pedro Gil’s Maverta.

He ‘Patakin’ by Luis Albert Solana It did not give rise to surprises either and became the new champion of the Herbalife J70 class, as well as the absolute winner among the classes that compete in real time. those of the Royal Yacht Club of Palma they achieved first and second place, and surpassed Luis Bugallo’s ‘Usana-Les Roches’ by five points in the final standings. The ‘Hang Ten’ of Mon Cañellas, current Spanish champion and winner of the second round of the day, climbed into the third drawer.

The other news was in the first podium for King Don Felipe. The ship of the Spanish Navy ‘Aifos’ finished its participation in the Copa del Rey Mapfre in second place of the ORC 1 class, in which the “Palibex-Elena Nova” prevailed, and climbed the podium for the first time with King Felipe VI at the helm in the hard-fought decisive day that crowned the eight winners of the regatta held at the Palm Bay.


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