Spain heads to the semi-finals of the Gran Canaria SSL Gold Cup


Spain moved closer to the semi-finals of the Gran Canaria SSL Gold Cup this Wednesday by winning again as the leader of its group, leading like Brazil, Great Britain and Hungary provisionally in the absence of the last day of the quarterfinals with double points.

With a southeast wind of between seven and nine knots of intensity, the event organized by the Star Sailors League and the Royal Canarian Sailing Federation completed up to six tests – the four that appeared in today’s program and the two that could not be carried out. play yesterday – and Spain shone again.

In Group 4, Luis Doreste’s team signed its second partial victory to remain at the top of the standings with three points ahead of Vasco Vascotto’s Italy. The Spanish crew, which has the Galician Chuny Bermúdez as skipper and yesterday stormed the overall lead, dominated from the beginning despite the fact that the Swiss team, led by Eric Monnin, did not make it easy for them.

“Today we have gone well, we have always kept Switzerland on the side we wanted, and Italy and Lithuania have been a little behind. The only thing we have done is defend against Switzerland. The regatta has been entertaining because we have had quite a bit of wind compared to the previous days,” explained Nano Negrín after returning to land.

Meanwhile, in Group 2 Hungary maintains the lead, after two sessions on the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria regatta course to recover the race that they could not complete on Tuesday due to lack of wind. Zsombor Berecz’s men added a first and a third, first by two points against Germany.

In addition, Brazil signed a double victory in Group 3 to take the lead, with 10 points to Australia’s 8. For its part, Great Britain finished as the leader in Group 1 with three out of three victories, 12 points to Malaysia’s 8.