The waters of the Bay of Mazarrón recently hosted Third Race “Mazarrón Bahia” where 27 sailing vessels of great length competed, although more than a dozen teams who had confirmed their attendance were unable to participate.Even so, “the competition was a success and has become an important date in the world of sailing.

Proof that the coming year we will continue to support the City Council to make it a national benchmark and promote the brand across the country “, as highlighted by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo.

The Mayor and Jose Hernandez, President of “Club de Regatas Mazarrón” who organized the test with the Consistory, made awards after the second leg of the course. The rainstorm that happened that morning didn´t prevent the sailors starting at 11 am, and were obliged to deliver maximum physical and technical expertise, thanks to strong gusts of wind that accompanied the storm. The strip on Saturday was much quieter since, after the initial rain in the morning, it enjoyed sunny and pleasant temperatures.

In regard to classification, the test was divided in to 3 categories. In the category Class 1 and Class RI RI 2, the winning boat was the “HMS Surprise” coming from the Real Club de Regatas (RCR) Cartagena and headed by Hector Lopez. Second place went to the boat “Carmen” also from Cartagena, while in third place was “Trabuco” from Real Club Nautico (RCN) of Torrevieja.

Class RI In category 3, the winning boat was “Black Octopus” led by Pedro Gil from RCN Torrevieja. In second place was “Queen II Trebol” from RCR Cartagena and third was the “Olympia” from Yacht Club (CN) Mar Menor. Finally, RI Class category 4, the first boat to cross the finish line was the “Saleroso” directed by Luis Carlos Martinez of CN Aguilas. The vessel “Aquamarine” also of CN Aguilas, took second place in this category and the “Aladroque IV” was the third-ranked RI 4, from Club de Regatas Mazrrón.

The meeting was also attended by personalities from Mazarron and Murcia, including Alberto Aguirre de Carcer who is Director of “La Verdad de Murcia”, Councillor for Sports, Andres Valera. Councillors of Tourism and Social Policy, Maria Celeste Soria and Mary Martinez, also attended the event and delivered several awards to representatives of the participating vessels. These include the recognition of the oldest sailor, Juan Garcia Lax, and most sportsmanship, Salvador Zamora Navarro.