ABANCA WEEK-SPANISH FINN CHAMPIONSHIP
– The weather conditions on Monday in the bay of Coruña made it impossible for more tests to be held, so the final general with the six races on Saturday and Sunday was considered good.
-The podium of the Open Semana Abanca, with the three Olympic Finnists from Argentina, Venezuela and Japan, which was made up of Facundo Olezza (Argentina), Fernández Vasco (Spain) and Andres Lage (Venezuela)
-The podium of the Spanish Championship, reserved for Spanish Finnists, thus remained Fernández Vasco (Galicia), David Terol (Catalonia) and Paco Castañer (Catalonia)
– The next act of the Week Abanca the Divino Rei de Cruceros Regatta organized by the Sada Nautical Club
OLEZZA WINS THE ABANCA WEEK OPEN AND VASCO THE FINN NATIONAL
Facundo Olezza from Club de Vela Barlovento de Buenos Aires, one of the great favorites to win the gold medal in Tokyo 2021, was proclaimed on Monday afternoon the absolute winner of the Abanca Open Week of the Finn Olympic Class in which he added his participations by victories. In the Spanish Championship reserved only for national Finnists, the Galician from the Real Club Náutico de La Coruña Miguel Fernández Vasco was proclaimed the new Spanish champion, a title to which he adds his two Spanish Cups.
The Argentine made a series of six out of six, clearly demonstrating his potential … which for many will be worth to be gold in Tokyo in the Finn class … or at least silver. In Galician waters, he made two strokes that mark style: the first one that went out of line in one of the sleeves, managed to return among the tangle of rivals to resume the start, losing several minutes … and reaching the head of the fleet again. This happened on Saturday in what was the first regatta of the Championship.
Already on Sunday in what was the fourth round of the event, together with the leading group he fell into a “well” in the bay of A Coruña … in the area of the oil tanker dock … reaching the windward mark in twelfth place. This problem was not valid either to separate him from the first place, which he reached in the last stern … it is a rod of another dimension and that is how all his rivals recognized it.
The second in discord was always Miguel Fernández Vasco. The man from A Coruña who was the trusted proel of the great Chuny Bermúdez in the Star World Cup, in which they had been no less than seventh classified, was immense. He accumulated second and third, beating all the Spanish and being only surpassed by the Argentine. The Venezuelan Olympian Andrés Lage, who will also be in Japan, had to settle for getting bronze … the other foreign Olympian, Japan’s Fujimura … was at a high level, but he stayed in fifth place, as the Catalan David Terol from Club Marítimo of Torredembarra de Tarragona, snatched the fourth place.
In the list of the Spanish Championship, and after Vasco and Terol… another Catalan, but from Girona, from the Club Nàutic de Llanfranc completed the hatred: Paco Castañer. Antonio Parra was fourth and Roque Terol from Barcelona was fifth, from the Hospitalet Club. It should be noted that patterns such as Rivero, Nieto and Jesús Pintos were also in good shape, who slipped into the first places.
Yesterday afternoon, the awards ceremony was held at the sports facilities of the Real Club Náutico de La Coruña, in which the new Finn champion of Spain, Miguel Fernández Vasco, received, in addition to his title, the appointment of Commodore of the Week Abanca, given to him by the Councilor for Sports of La Coruña… Mónica Martínez. The next act of which is a benchmark in Spain at the level of multi-nautical event, will be in the beautiful estuaries of Ares and Sada, the Divino Rei de Cruceros Regatta organized by the Sada Nautical Club will bring together more than 40 cruise ships next weekend , in what is the largest regatta in northern Galicia of the season.
ABANCA WEEK OPEN FINN
FINAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1º FACUNDO OLEZZA (CVB Buenos Aires) (ARGENTINA)
2nd MIGUEL F. VASCO (RCN La Coruña) (SPAIN)
3rd ANDRES LAGE (RCN Valencia) (VENEZUELA)
4th DAVID TEROL (CM Torredembarra) (SPAIN)
5th YUJI FUJIMURA (Enoshima YC) (JAPAN)
FINN SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP TEN)
1º MIGUEL F. VASCO (RCN La Coruña)
2nd DAVID TEROL (CM Torredembarra)
3rd PACO CASTAÑER (CN Llanfranc)
4th ANTONIO PARRA (RCN La Coruña)
5th ROQUE TEROL (CN Hospitalet)