With the participation of 17 boats from the Dominican boat fleet, the Casa de Campo Regatta 2009 Presidente Cup started on Friday march 13th and ended Sunday March 15th. The event was divided in three Classes: Class A, competing for the Presidente Cup; Class B & C competing for the trophies from each category: Spinnaker/ Gennaker & Non-Spinnaker/ Non-Gennaker respectively.
In Class A, the first prize winner was the boat Let’s Ride with its captain Joan Rodriguez; meanwhile, in second place the winner was the boat Celtic X of Jose M. Rodriguez. The third position was held by the team Alante of Igor Bordas.
In Class B (Spinnaker/Gennaker) the first position belonged to Eduardo Verdeja and his team. The second place was conquered by the boat Jerliza and Captain Tamy Flaquer, while the third prize was for the boat Orion of Sven Holmbom.
In Class C (Non-Spinnaker/Non Gennaker), the first place winner was Hector Duval and his boat Shiraz; in second place the boat Cecile of Ramon Prieto was the winner, while in third place the boat Lone Star of Frank Langeard was declared the winner.
The Award ceremony was held in the Plaza Portofino of the Marina Casa de Campo. The trophies were given by the Committee of Race, represented by Andres Santana from the Federacion Dominicana de Vela (FDV); executives from Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana (Presidente Beer, main sponsor of the event) and Listin Diario (Dominican Republic’s main newspaper and sponsor of the event). Gianfranco Fini, Commodore of Casa de Campo Yacht Club, Rafid Ynirio, Secretary of the club and Franco Pistone, Director of the Casa de Campo Sailing School all also participated.
“We appreciate in a big way the support received by the main sponsors of this event, Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana with its brand Presidente Beer, Listin Diario, Ritmo Social, Central Romana Corporation, Casa de Campo Hotel & Resort and Costa Sur Dominicana. We would also like to thank Naked Fish Pub & Grill restaurant, Producciones Arco Iris, Agua Santa Clara, Le Botti Rio Marina restaurant, CasaLife magazine, Silgon, Casa de Campo Sailing School and the Federacion Dominicana de Vela (FDV)”, said Gianfranco Fini, Commodore and host of the III Casa de Campo Regatta Presidente Cup 2009.
Submitted by Casa de Campo Yacht Club