At Casa de Campo Marina February 27 and 28, the fourth Presidente Cup was celebrated with participation by more than 22 sailboats. Once again sponsored by the Cervecería Nacional Dominicana, with its brand Presidente, and under the organization of Casa de Campo Yacht Club, this regatta officially became international due to the participation of three Spanish sailboats, Acrobat, Selene III and Niob Sexto Cheyenne. This was possible thanks to the invitation from the Association of Sailboats of Oceanic Competition (ADVELCO) after comprising in the Atlantic Grand Prix.
Sailors competed in four categories to race a circuit around marked buoys in front of the Casa de Campo Marina and a final regatta around Catalina Island.
The winner was the sailboat Celtic X owned by José Manuel Rodríguez in category A Racing. Other winners in the same category were the J24 Black Sheep by Joan Rodríguez, second, and the J24 Bombacha by Alberto Abreu, third. In category B Spinnaker Cruising, first place went to the Acrobat by Amador Magrave (Spain), second to Ploter One from Josué Martí and third to Niob Sexto Cheyenne from Alex Quer (Spain).
In category C Non-Spinnaker Cruising, the winner was Cecile by Ramón Prieto, with Shiraz by Héctor Duval second and Elizabeth by Mario Ariza third. Finally, in category D Catamarans, first prize was earned by the catamaran Cuco from Ernesto Armenteros and second by the Correcaminos from Nicolás Droulers.
Two of the participating teams have been selected as national representatives in the XXI Centro American and Caribbean Olympics to take place from July 17 to August 1, 2010 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
The Presidente Cup is available at www.t2p.tv, where you can watch the event that kick starts the beginning of the "II Catalina – Santo Domingo Circuit 2010" organized by the ADVELCO.
The Presidente Cup also had the sponsorship of Central Romana Corporation, Costa Sur Dominicana, Hotel Casa de Campo, Casa de Campo Yacht Club's Sailing School and others. Notable also was the work of the Dominican Sailboats Federation, which took charge of the technical direction with Mr. Andrés Santana, as well as the support of the ADVELCO with its president, Architect Héctor Duval.
Located at latitude 18 degrees 23.9 north and longitude 68 degrees, 54.2 west, the Casa de Campo Marina is at the mouth of the Chavón River. The Casa de Campo Yacht Club (CCYC) features a new sailing school with four J/24 boats.
Report submitted by Casa de Campo Yacht Club