This Sunday, the Alicante Regatta Club hosts the penultimate regatta of the SUMA Mediterranean Fixed Bench League. It promises to be an exciting and social event, with almost 700 athletes competing, belonging to nineteen different clubs of the Rowing Federation of the Valencian Community. The Real Club de Regatas de Alicante (Alicante Regatta Club) offers an amazing quality of service and all the facilities required to host a successful day of rowing.
Fortunately for the athletes, the weather forecast is predicted to be a sunny day, meaning that the athletes will find good conditions and an ideal environment in order to excel their performance on the day. The regatta course will take place inside the port area, so that the public will be able to follow the development of the competition from different areas. The public are lucky in that they will simultaneously have a close up view of the race and have the stunning scenery of the Costa Blanca in the background.
In the event there will be seven different categories, and each course will vary depending on the category. The groups of children, cadets, veterans, and women who are breast cancer survivors, will row 700 metres with one tack included in the race. As for the junior and senior teams, the difficulty rises, as they will have to row 1,400 metres and complete three tacks. The absolute and veteran categories will be the most represented on the water, with 19 and 32 teams respectively.
The final two races
This race is the penultimate of the eleven races scheduled in the SUMA Mediterranean Fixed Bench 2023 League. In most categories, the battle for first place is very close, therefore the results of this Sunday will be conclusive for final results. The final regatta will take place the following weekend in Denia.
The twenty-one clubs participating in the X Regatta of the Mediterranean SUMA Fixed Bank League are Club Náutico Alicante Costa Blanca, Club Náutico Altea, Club Náutico Benidorm, Club Náutico Campello, Club Deportivo de Mar Clot de L’Illot El Campello, Club Náutico Santa Pola, Club Rem Denia, Real Club Náutico Denia, Club Rem Cía Gandía, Real Club Náutico Gandía, Club Remo Torrevieja, Real Club Náutico Torrevieja, Real Club Náutico Calpe, Real Club Náutico Valencia, Club de Remo Ciudad de Valencia, Real Club Regatas Alicante, Secció Esportiva Universitat d’Alacant, Club de Remo Carthago Boga-Santa Lucía, Club Náutico Santa Lucía and Club Remo Águilas. The latter two belong to the Murcian federation.
Lugar Muelle Poniente 3, 03003, Alicante
Report by Melissa McCrow
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