98 TEAMS FACE OFF AT COPA DE ESPANA
An impressive line-up of ninety-eight teams contested a qualification and final series in a fight to the end at the 2017 Coa de Espana in the Bay of Cadiz.
Hosted at Club Nautico Puerto Sherry, teams from Germany, Portugal and Switzerland joined the host country teams from Spain. A six-race opening series, decided the teams advancing to gold and silver fleets for the final series. Ultimately, the weather did not play ball with just 2 final races for the gold fleet and one for the silver fleet.
Elias Aretz/Pablo Garcia (ESP) raced a consistent scorecard, counting four race victories including a critical win in the final race, to claim the Copa de Espana title by 3 points over the second placed team and top girls Laura Akrich/Clara Llabres (ESP). Third to Pablo Flethes/Manuel Paez (ESP), who also picked up the top placed U19 men's prize.
The top placed U19 women's team were Julia Minanan/Silvia Sebastiao (ESP) in ninth overall.