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"Wanted" wins the 17th Asturian Sailing Week




Ricardo Simal's "Wanted" was declared the winner of the seventeenth edition of the Asturian Sailing Week. The vessel won the second stage of the cruiser race, the windward-leeward race in the bay of Gijon. The race, in which 16 vessels took part in two groups, put an end to the competition, which was organised by the Luanco Maritime Club in and sponsored by the EDP Foundation and Liberbank.

In this last race, the fleet faced a north-easterly wind of between 8 and 10 knots and a strong swell of more than two and a half metres. In group one, "Wanted" secured its second consecutive victory in the competition, with a corrected time of 1 hour, 25 minutes and 47 seconds. Less than a minute later came Javier Fernández's "Universidad-Isastur", followed ten seconds later by Fernando Alonso's "Geiser". The overall classification did not undergo any changes with regard to this race. "Wanted" was declared the winner of Asturian Sailing Week this year, followed by "Universidad-Isastur" and "Geiser".

In group two, José Ángel García's "Silfo" repeated its victory, with a corrected time of 1 hour, 24 minutes and 44 seconds. Pedro Guerra's "ITA" was in second place (1:27: 30) and, in third, Juan Quevedo's "Leonidas" (1:29: 00). In the overall classification of group two, "Silfo" stood in first place, followed by "Leonidas" and "Xana Cuatro".

The Asturian Sailing Week, which runs along the central Asturian coast every year, consisted of four races. The first two, in pairs and reverse modes, featured the wind. If the first race was marked by the absence of wind, the second could not be contested as a result of its strength, which was more than 40 knots. The third race of the competition, the coastal race, ran between Candas, Luanco and Gijón. Ricardo Simal's "Wanted" claimed victory, with barely a minute and a half difference back to its pursuer, Fernando Alonso's "Geyser". The prize-giving ceremony was held on Sunday at the Luanco Maritime Museum.

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