(2-6-2022). “We are in a bit of an emergency situation” has recognized the president of the Club Mar i Vent de Canet de Mar, Rafel Farrés, before the record of 113 registered for this Senior Sailing Skate Championship of Catalonia 2022 that will be held this weekend (from June 4 to 6) in said locality.
“We expected about ninety registered and, however, the registrations have skyrocketed, completely exceeding our expectations”, Rafel Farrés, president of the Club Mar i Vent de Canet de Mar, organizing entity of the 2022 Catalan Championship of skate, has acknowledged to CMDsport. senior candle.
The director has acknowledged with a certain irony that “we are in a state of some emergency and we are putting all the talent and desire to manage this historic participation”.
Certainly, the 113 sailors who are currently registered for this edition of the Catalan title constitute a completely historic figure, not only in the competition itself, but also in the history of the class, above all because, on this occasion, participation was it only and strictly adheres to senior sailing skates and is not included, as on other occasions, to junior skates.
Rafel Farrés has stated that, at this time, the entity has put all the ‘engines’ in motion to be able to manage the high number of participants. “I have spoken with the partners, I have asked for their help and they have assured me that they will be there during the championship to be able to help in whatever is necessary”.
The president of the Club Mar i Vent de Canet has also had to request more space on the beach from the City Council to accommodate all the boats, because, as has already been indicated, until now the magnitudes of the championship had been around 90 participants.
“We are even talking to the food providers. The number of registered people means having to order more supply than we had calculated and we are streamlining procedures and processes so that everything is ready when the time comes”, explained Rafel Farrés.
The president of the entity almost takes for granted that the number of participants could be around 120 sailors.
The unforeseen magnitudes of the championship have aroused the happiness of the head of the Club Mar i Vent Canet. “We are very excited and want everything to go well,” he said. After that, he added that “with these dimensions that the competition has acquired, we will try to ensure that everything develops as well as possible for everyone and that there are hardly any errors or failures”.
BOAT RECEPTION: BETTER ON FRIDAY
The president of the organizing club has made a special request to the participants. This refers to the transport of boats to Canet de Mar.
Farrés strongly urges the participants that, “if possible, try to bring the boat to Canet de Mar tomorrow, Friday, and not to leave it for Saturday because that day, we will probably be very busy as it is the first day of the Championship. and many aspects to coordinate”.
Rafael Farrés has assured that “we will organize ourselves so that the participants can unload their boats on Friday with the help of people from our entity”.
THE CURRENT CHAMPION WILL BE
One of the latest registrations received was that of last year’s first category Champion of Catalonia, Pere Crespo, from the Badalona Swimming Club. Crespo has declared to CMDsport that “in the end, I have been able to organize myself and I will be there”. Regarding his aspirations to revalidate the title, the sailor pointed out that “I don’t know if I will be able to revalidate it, but I will do everything I know to achieve it”.
With the almost last-minute registration of Pere Crespo, in this call for 2022, the championship has the presence of the two territorial champions of the past 2021, since the presence of the aforementioned Crespo is joined by that of the champion of Catalonia in the second category from last year, Oriol Martí, from Club Patí Vela Barcelona and that this 2022 will participate for the first time as a first-class sailor.
In this way, in the 2022 edition, the complete first category podium from last year will be present, that is, the champion, Pere Crespo; the runner-up, Pau Gratacós, from Club Mar i Vent Canet de Mar; and the third classified, Jordi Aránega, from Club Marítim Cubelles.
HIGH LEVEL IN FIRST
And to these must be added, in the first category, seven former Catalan champions, in addition to the aforementioned Pere Crespo and Pau Gratacós, such as: Albert Batlleriá, from the Badalona Swimming Club; Oriol Castellà, from the Sant Antoni Sailing Club; Adrià Gabarró, from the Badalona Swimming Club; Quim Esteba, from the Club Nàutic Tamariu; Peco Mulet, from the Badalona Swimming Club; Anna Pujol, from the Barcelona Swimming Club; and Josep Maria Robert, from the Club Nàutic Sitges.
And these are the participants who have already accumulated successes in this competition, but surely there will be other top sailors who come to the event with the intention of registering their names for the first time in the list of winners.
AND ALSO IN SECOND CATEGORY
And in the second category, the struggle will not be less intense. Sailors of this category from entities such as the Club Mar i Vent de Canet, the Club de Mar Calafell, the Club Marítim Altafulla, the Club Natació Badalona, the Club Natació Barcelona, the Patí Vela Barcelona…. They have been training with great dedication for the last two weeks.
Proof of this is enough that last Tuesday, I insist, last Tuesday, at noon on the Barcelona coast there was a social regatta in which up to 40 skaters took part! Neither the first nor the second wanted to miss out on the opportunity to train.
CLASS MORE ALIVE THAN EVER
The sail skate class is more alive than ever. Proof of this is this ‘Guinness’ record already harvested by the Club Mar i Vent Canet de Mar, which sets the bar so high that, likewise, this edition marks a before and after…
Or perhaps it is a starting point in which it is verified that the sailboat class acquires an even more consistent projection than the one it already has and that makes it gain even greater power of persuasion before the federative spheres and the Catalan sport.
LIST OF 113 REGISTERED
Below is the list of those registered so far in this Senior Sailing Skate Championship of Catalonia 2022 distributed by virtue of the club for which they will sail. The category in which they will compete is also specified.
Until now, there are 113 registered sailors, of which 55 are first category and the remaining 58, second category.
CALAFELL SEA CLUB
Xavier Casañas 2nd Federico Delclós 2nd Jordi Maré 1st Jaume Martí 2nd Jordi Sánchez 2nd
SITGES SEA CLUB
CLUB MAR I VENT
Alfredo Balcells 2nd Damià Bosch 2nd Josep Bosch 2nd Bernat Coll 2nd Rafel Farrés 1st Toni Franco 2nd Pau Gratacós 1st Jaume Infiesta 2nd Josep Maria Masriera 2nd Jan Mateu Armengol 2nd Jordi Mateu 1st Llorenç Mateu 1st Xavier Oliver Casas 1st Arnau Pou 2nd Remy Rondeau 2nd David Sainz 1st Xavier Vila 1st Jaume Vivó 2nd Arnau de White 2nd
ALTAFULLA MARITIME CLUB
Alex Ballesteros 2nd Jordi Dalmau 1st Carlos Giménez 1st Carlos Jiménez Lloveras 1st Roman Forns 2nd Eva Pellisé 2nd José Sánchez-Runde Gavaldá 1st José Sánchez-Runde Sánchez 1st Jordi Viladot 1st
CUBELLES MARITIME CLUB
Jordi Aránega 1st Oriol Castelló 1st Javier Gómez 2nd
EL PRAT MARITIME CLUB
MARITIME CLUB TORREDEMBARRA
José Aznar 1st Jesus Selma 1st Rafael Oliva Virgili 2nd
BADALONA SWIMMING CLUB
Albert Batllerià Clarós 1st Albert Batllerià Mitjans 2nd Ramon Castelltort 2nd Gregori Contreras 2nd Pere Crespo 1st Jordi Cunill 1st Adrià Gabarró 1st Jordi Giménez 1st Ferran Gubern 1st Enric Gusi 2nd Francesc Monés 2nd Peco Mulet 1st Xavier Recasens 2nd Jordi Servat 1st Gott Schuch
BARCELONA SWIMMING CLUB
Miquel Angel Alonso 2nd Guillermo Cortés 2nd Ricardo Domenech 1st Enric González 1st Albert Kirchner 2nd Anna Pujol 1st Rafael Perera 2nd Manel Sala Rovira 2nd
CLUB NÀUTIC CASTELLDEFELS
EL MASNOU YACHT CLUB
SEA PRIZE YACHT CLUB
Pau Delclos 2nd Esteban Verges 2nd
SANT POL DE MAR YACHT CLUB
José Félix Alonso-Cuevillas 1st Oriol Carrasco 1st Xavier Carrasco 1st Jorge Cirera 1st Xavier de Cambra 1st Sergi Pelfort 2nd
SITGES YACHT CLUB
Ricard Plaza 2nd Oriol Puig 1st Josep Maria Robert 1st
CLUB NÀUTIC TAMARIU
Jordi Bahr 1st Jaume Bellera 1st Sergio Canals 1st Jan Esteba 1st Quim Esteba 1st José Maria Ferrer 1st Tony García 1st Jaime Le Monier 2nd Dani Rodés 2nd
VILANOVA YACHT CLUB
Lluís Bourgeois 1st Josep Lluís Sanz 2nd
CLUB PATI VELA BARCELONA
Teo Aunés 2nd Adriana Barangé 2nd Anna Bordas 2nd Christian Guasch 2nd Betty Marco 2nd Oriol Martí 1st Víctor Morales 1st Jordi Narbona 2nd Joan Pedemonte 1st Clàudia Sambola 2nd Erik Schwarz 2nd Xavier Terrissé 2nd Eduard Valletbó 1st
CANDLE CLUB SANT ANTONI
Jaume Borras 2nd Oriol Castellà Ferreon 1st Carles Castells Muñoz 2nd Alex Depoorter 2nd Daniel Juscafresa 2nd Francesc Macias 2nd Manuel Marsiñach 2nd Jordi Martí 2nd Ruben Monreal 1st
VALENCIA PATI VELA