Atlantic Gate Rally closes its first edition with a great awards party at the legendary One Sailors Bar in Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca (Lanzarote).
The classic prototype of Rafael Serratosa, Thalatta was crowned as winner of the Corinthians Class in Atlantic Gate Rally 2o15. He also picked up three other awards, the Portbooker Trophy, which is the recognition for the first boat as real time to perform the stage from Sotogrande to Marina Rubicon, the winner of the third stage and the first place in this 3rd leg as full crew.
The Ojamarac of Jose Bejarano (Dufour 34) finished in second place in the complete race and also in the third leg. However Bejarano and Alvaro are the champions as reduced crew.
The third place in complete AGR 2015 went to the Limbo 2 (XP44) of Miguel Angel Fernandez while the third position in the 3rd leg Sotogrande - Marina Rubicon was to the Canarian skipper Fernando Jimenez who sailed on Amancay (Sun Odyssey 39I).
The King of Cool (Sun Odyssey 509) skippered by David Leon received all the trophies in Promotion Division, the amateur class.
During the awards ceremony, Olga Caraballo, Councillor for Tourism in Yaiza, congratulated the sailors for their participation and confessed, after hearing testimony from some participants that "it is a pleasure to welcome you at home." Caraballo invited everyone to repeat next year in the rally which "helps to position Yaiza as a nautical tourist destination."
Marina Rubicon manager Rafael Lasso, thanked everyone for their presence and congratulated the organization because "although we started late with the idea, in fact, barely a few months ago, has achieved a very good rally which will continue to grow in the coming years".
The valuation of the organizing team of Atlantic Gate Rally is very positive. According to Antonio Escribano, director of AGR, "the sailors have done a great rally in the sea and have also enjoyed activities on land, with the support of all local institutions, such as Yaiza City Hall and Lanzarote Tourism".
Especially emotive was the tribute of the Trocha crew with his skipper, Carlos Montes. The sailors gave him a gift and an Atlantic Gate Rally flag signed by all of them in gratitude for his work aboard the Sun Odyssey 509.
CLASIFICACIÓN GENERAL ATLANTIC GATE RALLY 2015
1º GENERAL DIVISIÓN PROMOCIÓN The King of Cool (Sun Odyssey 509) de David León.
1º GENERAL DIVISIÓN CORINTHIANS Thalatta (prototipo clásico), de Rafael Serratosa.
2º GENERAL DIVISIÓN CORINTHIANS Ojamrac (Dufour 34), de José Bejarano.
3º GENERAL DIVISIÓN CORINTHIANS Limbo 2 (XP44), de Miguel Angel García.
CLASIFICACIÓN ETAPA 3 SOTOGRANDE – MARINA RUBICON
1º DIVISIÓN CORINTHIANS Thalatta (prototipo clásico), de Rafael Serratosa.
2º DIVISIÓN CORINTHIANS Ojamarac (Dufour 34), de José Bejarano.
3º DIVISIÓN CORINTHIANS Amancay (Sun Odissey 39I), de Fernando Jiménez.
1º DIVISIÓN PROMOCIÓN The King of Cool (Sun Odyssey 509) de David León.
1º CLASIFICADO TIEMPO REAL Premio Portbooker
THALATTA (prototipo clásico), de Rafael Serratosa.
1º TRIPULACIÓN REDUCIDA Ojamarac
2º TRIPULACIÓN REDUCIDA Amancay
1º TRIPULACION COMPLETA Thalatta
2º TRIPULACION COMPLETA Blueder