Spectacular end to Puerto Rico Regatta
Published on June 13th, 2016
San Juan, Puerto Rico (June 13, 2016) – After two full intense days of competition, blue skies and perfect weather conditions, close to 300 sailors from all ages performed to the best of their abilities at the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta (PRHIR) and the Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta, both held at Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajardo, which ended yesterday with great results.
The second and last day of the competition began just before 11:00 a.m. in the morning with another spectacular day, with more wind than the day before. Past two in the afternoon, vessels started to arrive at the marina, after the last races of the competition followed by the award ceremony. Winners received $10,000 throughout all the competing categories and custom-made trophies designed by Puerto Rican artist, Angel Lorenzana.
On Sunday the ‘kites’, which debuted this year at the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta, saw some action. Kites shared and competed against each other in the same court of the larger sailboats. Manuel “Kiko” Dalmau, one of the Foil Kite participants felt satisfied with the organization and the kites integration at the Regata.
Final results for the PRHIR were announced on Sunday afternoon at the ceremony held at the marina: “Dark Star” and captain Jonathan Lipuseck won first place in the CSA-Spinnaker class, while the IC-24 was won by “Orion” and his captain Fraíto Lugo, who also took the “Star Cup” award of the evening. For Jib and Main A class Edgar Hernández and his vessel “Yaredly del Mar” won first place, while “Nómada” from Luis Santos won first place in the Jib and Main B.
Captain Gil Godreau won the RAYA class with his vessel “Aguila IV”. Other categories included Hobie 16, won by multi gold winner medalist Enrique “Quique” Figueroa and partner Alexandra Lugo, followed by Heineken team/ duo Francisco “Faccio” Figueroa and Jolliam Berríos.
A total of 100 sailing vessels participated this year at the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta and Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta.
Report by Event Media