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Marina del Este hosts a new edition of the Icon Marina Regatta

The Marina del Este Marina will be the headquarters of the II Icon Marina Sailing Regatta that will take place on days 14 and 15 March in the waters of Almuñécar and La Herradura. This regatta opens the calendar of competitions of large boats.

The Lieutenant Mayor, Juan José Ruiz Joya and the Councillor for Tourism, Daniel Barbero, accompanied by Manuel Raigón, director of the Marina del Este Marina; Daniel Cuevas Stollery, of the company Offshore Sailing Events Costa del Sol and Santiago Canales, on behalf of Top Management and ICON Marina's developer, have presented at the captaincy of the Marina del Este Marina, the II ICON Marina Regatta, to be held in the surroundings of the Marina del Este Marina on the weekend of the 14 and 15 March.

The director of marina Marina del Este, Manuel Raigon, was responsible for welcoming everyone and stated that "this regatta has the vocation to perpetuate itself in time". In this sense, he recalled that "one of the strategic lines of Marina del Mediterráneo is to develop the sport and what better than a sports regatta". Raigón thanked companies and people involved in the event and took the opportunity to invite everyone to enjoy the facilities of Marina del Este.

For its part, the deputy mayor, Juan José Ruiz Joya, after thanking the port and promoting companies for this initiative, explained that the ICON Marina Regatta, "will be held on a very special date as it is the gateway to the patron saint festivities of La Herradura". Ruiz Joya did not hesitate to state that "from the Mayor's Tenure and the Tourism Area we will support the organization so that this sporting event is a success as happened last year ".

The Councillor for Tourism, Daniel Barbero, stated that for the Tourism Area of Almuñécar-La Herradura "it is a very important event and more in a scenario like the Marina del Este that is a jewel and differentiating element that we have in La Herradura. This is a prestige test and we have had no hesitation in supporting it. We hope that the weather conditions will accompany and that the Herradura and Almuñécar will play to serve as another element of promotion".

Daniel Cuevas Stollery of the organizing company, Costa del Sol Nautical Events, explained that it will have 30 ships registered by invitation to participate in the II ICON Marina Regatta, explained the details and program that will have the regatta where boats from 9 To 18 Meters. On the first day there will be two departures from the ports of Malaga, at the 11 hours, and Motril, at the 12 hours, con llegada al puerto de Marina del Este y será una regata costera “muy exigente” que llenará la costa de barcos de crucero ORC. El domingo será la regata en la zona frente a San Cristóbal o en la bahía de La Herradura, dependiendo del viento. “El tramo de Málaga a Marina del Este tiene un total de 33 millas náuticas, mientras que el tramo de Motril a Marina del Este suma 10 millas náuticas, lo que tendrá el atractivo de escalonar en el tiempo la llegada de los participantes y conseguir un flujo continuo de regatistas y embarcaciones”, señaló.

El segundo día de regatas tendrá como objetivo revalidar los resultados de la primera jornada, enfrentando a las flotas que llegaron desde Motril y Málaga. Será una jornada divertida con una regata de unas 10 millas frente al Puerto de Marina del Este y según las condiciones meteorológicas y disfrutando también de la bahía de La Herradura, apunta el dosier técnico de los organizadores. Finalizando con la entrega de premios y reconocimientos.

Santiago Canales, representante promotor del evento con la empresa ICON Marina y Top gestión, tras agradecer el apoyo de Marina del Este y el recibido por parte del Ayuntamiento sexitano, manifestó que espera volver a vivir el éxito conseguido el año pasado.

El sistema ORC, es un hándicap internacional, basado en la medición de todas las partes de un barco a vela: casco, apéndices, aparejo, velas, estación propulsora, estabilidad y desplazamiento, todo ello acompañado de la declaración del armador en relación a la acomodación, crucetas, burdas, peso de tripulación, Etc , aunque se fundamenta sobre todo en la velocidad, traducido a segundos x millas, con relación a la intensidad del viento y ángulos de navegación.

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