MUSTO SKIFF ESP EUROCUP 2018 June 16-17 2018
Justo Martinez returns to dominate the EuroCup.
ESP EuroCup Leg
Venue : Club Náutico El Arenal
Report and photos from Mark Branagh
The Musto skiff euro cup this year saw 12 boats entered and was sailed in perfect conditions with our typical sunshine and sea breeze (local embat) of 10-14 knots.
This competitive fleet continues to grow and improve as all members can be seen out in Palma bay training on a weekly basis. The level is increasing year on year, 2018 seeing some new sailors to the fleet with previous Olympic back grounds.
On day one, Richard Sydenham (the Rookie) ... was the big surprise of the championship. only having sailed a Musto 4 times previously he finished the day lying in 3rd place overall.
The second day saw Joan Rossello take advantage of Justo's mistake in the last race, which gave him a win and elevated to the second place overall in the championship. Justo Martinez scored a cool 5 bullets out of the 6 races. The real battle was for second and third place. Nano Barcelo took advantage of opportunities on the second day after a disastrous first day, fighting until the last heat with the Harris brothers who were very competitive throughout the championship.
Ronald Konitzer scored well in the legends category, despite an injury that had kept him away from training throughout the winter.
After the competition, the trophies were handed out once again accompanied by a magnificent Paella offered by the Arenal Yacht Club.
Thanks to all the sailors who have participated and especially to those who move from Hamburg to participate with us in the eurocup.
We would also like to thank the club for the support it gives us and especially Miguel Alomar (RC) and his team.
Hopefully next year we can repeat and welcome the participation of sailors from other countries who, after the worlds here in Palma last year, already know this is the perfect Musto skiff sailing venue.