Last weekend, the SUMA Autonomous Championship of Olympic Rowing was held in Alicante, which hosted athletes from the categories of children, cadet, youth, under 23 and absolute. Saturday was marked by heavy rain, which was not an impediment for all the races to be disputed, and on Sunday the weather gave a truce and offered a sun that illuminated a great rowing regatta.
A total of 116 teams, representing 8 different clubs rowed to offer a beautiful spectacle. The medal count was led by Club Remo Torrevieja, who won 6 golds; followed by the 5 wins achieved by Real Club Náutico Torrevieja and Real Club Regatas Alicante, in each case. In addition, the teams of Real Club Náutico Calpe and Club Deportivo de Mar Clot de L’Illot El Campello climbed to the top of the podium twice, while Club Náutico Santa Pola and Real Club Náutico Gandía won one race.
The first day was reserved for children and youth representatives. In the lower age category, six races were held, corresponding to the 1X, 2X and 4X categories. Club Remo Torrevieja was the most successful in this category with three victories, while Real Club Náutico Calpe won two races and Real Club Regatas Alicante dominated one. The three juvenile races, 1X in the men’s category and 2X in both sexes, had the seal of Real Club Náutico Torrevieja, winner of two golds, and Club Náutico Santa Pola, which added a victory.
Sunday’s day featured the departure of the cadet teams, in the 1X, 2X and 4X modalities. The three female victories sailed to the same city. Club Remo Torrevieja continued with its good line and added two triumphs, while Real Club Nautico Torrevieja was the winner in the modality of doubles. Regarding the three male races, Real Club Náutico Torrevieja won in two modalities and Real Club Náutico Gandía added a triumph.
The U23 category had two 1X races, female and male, which were won by representatives of Club Deportivo de Mar Clot de L’Illot El Campello and Real Club Regatas Alicante respectively. The absolute category, in which five races were disputed, was dominated by the three victories of Real Club Regatas Alicante. Club Remo Torrevieja and Club Deportivo de Mar Clot de L’Illot El Campello had one win each.
The competition of the Rowing Federation of the Valencian Community continues during the month of June, as next Saturday 12 is held in Torrevieja SUMA Autonomous Championship of Olympic Rowing in the fry category. A great opportunity to see the smallest row.
Report by 24/7 Valencia team