05 de agosto de 2019
Jerome Baronnet’s Roark, outright winner of the 24th edition of El Gaitero Regatta
After five days of intense competition at the 24th edition of El Gaitero Regatta, Roark, which started out as firm favourite to win the El Gaitero trophy, was the fastest boat in Gijón on the final day’s racing held in Gijón Bay on Sunday, 4th August. The boat was first off the starting line, moving rapidly ahead of its immediate rivals, which were unable to keep pace. Baronnet and his crew were in the lead right from the start of the race, and easily won all three legs.
Runner-up at today’s Class I event was Javier Larrañaga on board Urbegi, who would also finish in the same position in the overall classification for this group. Carlos Maidagan’s La Despeinada, finished in the third place in this leg and overall.
In the remaining classes, Tchin, skippered by José Luis Ribed, came first in the race and the overall classification in Class II. The representative from the Abra-Real Sporting Club Royal Yacht Club came second in the overall classification, once again proving that he is one of the top skippers competing in El Gaitero regatta. Gustavo Arce’s Aizen, from the Santander Club, was runner-up on the day and also in the overall classification. Andarax Bi, with Josu Portularrume from Zumaia was third in the Gijón leg. In turn, Philippe Roy’s Falcon had to settle for third place in the Group II overall classification.
Another French boat, Dare Dare, from the Arcachon Yacht Club and skippered by Christophe Bru, came first in Class III, winning the last regatta and finishing in a well-deserved third place in the overall classification. Mario Ruiz de Villa’s Airan V came second on the day and third overall. Finally, Vincitur, with Ricardo Reguilon at the helm, was third in the race. Second place in the overall classification went to Lasai and Gonzalo Arnal.