Gold and silver for Spain at the 49er European championship- Madrid 2016

S’Arenal (Majorca), 30 March – Spanish double triumph at the 49er Europeans – Madrid 2016 with Gold for Iker Martinez {gallery}49erEuropeans{/gallery} and silver for brothers Federico & Arturo Alonso. The event, held at Club Nautic S’Arenal, in Majorca, enjoyed today a gripping ending that finally gave the opportunity to the Basque tandem to win their third European title- second consecutive one- and the first medal for the brothers from Asturias. Third place on the podium was for Ukrainian sailors Rodion Luka & Geogiy Leonchuk.

The top ten teams of the 49er Europeans – Madrid 2016 sailed today the Medal race, final race that cannot be discarded and scores double. The weather conditions in the bay of Palma on this final day underwent a radical change with respect to the previous days with East-Southeast wind from the land, constant changes of direction and speed (an average of nine knots) and smooth sea.


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