Taking place in Barcelona, this was a nice race meeting to geth the ESP team tuned up for the Worlds, and so far with 12 boats they form the second largest team, after the home GBR team, coming to the Worlds next month. Manuel Calavia reports.
From 18 to 20 of July the 'A' Class Trophy of Barcelona, I Memorial Santi Monjo, was held in the Barcelona International Sailing Center organized by the Catalonian Sailing Federation and the Royal Maritime Yacht Club of Barcelona. 8 'A' Class raced 9 races during 3 days of racing.
In about a month, the most beautiful people from the ‘A’ Cat world will be assembling in the English seaside holiday town of Weymouth. Specifically, at the 2012 Olympic venue of the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, a purpose built competition sailing venue on the shores of Portland Harbour. As befits an Olympic venue, it boasts all the facilities one would need and expect, and coupled with the superb flat water it promises much great sailing. Just ask our tame former GBR Olympic sailor Adam May, or the fastest sailor on Earth, Paul Larsen, both chose to live there for a
As a result of recent changes in the insurance world, a few countries are having difficulty getting insurance for travelling to this event. This looks set to become an issue on all furure international events too, so it's not just a GBR problem. However, if your insurance company is unable or unwilling to extend your insurance area cover for the Worlds, Noble Marine have kindly offered to insure you 3rd party for the period of the events.