The sailing vessel Focus II, sponsored by GNC Pro-Performance and skippered by Captain Tony Torres and Lisa Andersoon de Torres, took the first place and was named Champion of the Second Regatta Circuit – Catalina Santo Domingo 2010.
Focus II is a 34′ Jeanneau Sunrise. Crew members were Lisa Andersoon de Torres, Miriam Torres, German Julia, Natalia Santana, Soraya Hazoury, with others in different races who practiced skills during weekends to compete as part of the seven-member crew.
The four-regatta series during the 2010 was placed in different race locations and with different race courses. The first was the Casa de Campo Regatta – Presidente Cup in La Romana, February 26 to 28. The second ADVELCO Regatta was also in Casa de Campo, La Romana area. The third was ABORDO Regatta from La Romana to Boca Chica, and the last was the Marina de Guerra Regatta in Santo Domingo City the 14th of April.
The two first events were in a two leg upwind-downwind course between buoys. The third event was a long distance race of 43 nautical miles. The last was a triangle race mixed with an upwind-downwind course to finish the distance of 12 nautical miles.
The official results from ADVELCO Sailing Federation placed the Focus II sponsored by GNC-Pro-Performance in first with only 13 points, overtaking the Spanish crew of the Acrobat with 19 points. In third place was Amor Chiquito from Felix Payano with 20 points, and in fourth, Alex Quer from Niob Sexto, also from Spain with 22. The rest of the boats were far behind those. Eleven boats also competed in the B Class, Cruising-Spinaker.
Report submitted by 2nd Regatta Circuit – Catalina Santo Domingo 2010.