Sep 12, 2016

A-Class Spanish Nats 2016: Manuel Calavia Champ


All photos Gonzalo Redondo. -- The Spanish A-Class Nationals held this weekend at Club Nautic Calafell , Tarragona. Excellent fleet of 26 boats and plenty of talented sailors like Anton Paz, Fernando Echavarri and many other local great sailors now also sailing A-Cats.
2015 Champ, Manuel Calavia  (Exploder AD3/North) dominated the fleet with 5 bullets out of 9 races followed by Gustavo Doreste (Exploder A16) and Toni Ballester (Dna F1).
Micky Todd (Scheurer) finished 4th place.

Check Anton Paz (Pic #2) foiling upwind. Calavia reports he can get de AD3 foiling in around 5 knots and in 7knots he is full flying cruising mode. That is impressive and similar to what I witnsessed live at Punta Ala from Ashby & Mischa.

Manolo's AD3 with cassette castings, used for T rudders.  Calavia was 3rd at Punta Ala and many were hoping to see him racing at Medemblik but couldn´t attend on work compromises. His set for 2017 Worlds though, which will be held at Exploder's own waters at Sopot.

Top  12 below (26 A-Cats racing), full results here.

Pos sail Timonel Tot R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9
1 ESP 11 Manuel Calavia 11 3 x10 1 1 1 1 3 1 x9
2 ESP 1 Gustavo Doreste 31 x10 7 dns 5 3 5 1 8 2
3 ESP 75 Toni Ballester 32 7 2 3 x10 4 6 x9 9 1
4 ESP 7 Micky Todd 33 1 6 x10 3 9 x10 4 2 8
5 ESP 84 Santiago Nieto 34 x11 1 2 x18 2 7 8 7 7
6 ESP 92 Luis Martinez Doreste 41 15 dnf 8 2 5 2 5 4 dns
7 ESP 74 Abdon Ibañez 43 x17 3 11 x16 7 11 2 6 3
8 FRA7 Jean Louis Le Coq 47 2 9 7 4 10 x15 x16 5 10
9 ESP 52 Jose Antonio Lopez Becerra 55 x18 4 6 12 8 9 13 3 x16
10 ESP 32 Anton Paz Blanco 63 x20 5 4 x22 6 3 6 20 19
11 ESP 100 Kiko Espi Escriva 65 5 8 9 7 12 8 x19 16 dns
12 ESP 8 Fernando Echavarri 68 12 15 5 8 dns 4 12 x24 12

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