Starting this Thursday, the Snipe Fleet of the Real Club Náutico de Cádiz celebrates the Spanish Cup for the class, a qualifying test for the World Cup that will take place next August in Cascais (Portugal). The test is also framed within the III Anniversary Trophy, with which the local fleet commemorates its refoundation 22 years ago.
The circumstance that the qualifying positions for the World Cup are in contention has allowed the main crews of Spain and Portugal to meet in the Bay. Thanks to this, Olympic gold winners, world, European and Spanish champions will be competing in Cádiz, which will give the regatta an extra component of spectacle and quality.
In the words of Rafael Ponce, President of the Real Club Náutico de Cádiz, “It is a pride to host a test of this magnitude and especially of the Snipe Class, historically so linked to this club and that gave us so much joy in the past. This Spanish Cup marks the line that we want to follow in the future as the venue for high-level nautical events in the city of Cádiz. We are very satisfied and grateful with the high number of entries and with the level of the crews”
The Spanish Snipe Cup - III Anniversary Trophy is organized by the Snipe Fleet of the Real Club Náutico de Cádiz, the Andalusian Sailing Federation, the Spanish Sailing Federation and the Spanish Association of the International Snipe Class. It has MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Junta de Andalucía as main sponsors, along with Tacti Audiovisual, Babblá Comunicación, Setrain, Mariscos Ortiz, Hispania Inmobiliaria, Sanchez Romero Carvajal, Coca Cola and Cruzcampo.
In addition, the Municipal Sports Institute of the Cádiz City Council, the Cádiz Provincial Council, SSG Sanitary Services, the Nautical Campus of the University of Cádiz, the Navy, the Public Company of Ports of Andalusia, Aleste Duarte and Torre Tavira collaborate.