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Adam Alcantara qualifies for next year's Island Games
The last set of races for the Island Games Sailing qualifiers were held on Saturday 28th April and the final placings have now been decided. Twelve races were held and each competitor could discard their three worst scores.
In the Laser Standard class, it was a two way battle between Brian Brophy and Steve Lawson. Brian came on top this time with a final score of 9 points with nine 1st places, with Steve scoring 15 points with three 1sts and six 2nd placings. Des Rendell was third with a total of 27 points.
In the Laser Radial class Adam Alcantara, aged sixteen won the racing convincingly, with six 1st places and two second places . Sally Naldret came second with 16 points, with five 1sts, two 2nds and one 3rd place. Bernard Sheppard-Capurro was third with a total of 26 points.
The team for the 2013 Island Games sailing event is composed of Brian Brophy and Steve Lawson in the Laser Standard class and Adam Alcantara and Sally Naldret in the Laser Radial Class.
Adam Alcantara is the first youngster to have graduated from the RGYC sailing school and qualify for the Island Games sailing event. Adam has worked very hard during the last six years attending sailing lessons and competing at the Straits Games, local youth and senior races, M’Diq International regatta and in the Spanish regional sailing competitions. The latter has made a huge difference helping him to improve his sailing craft and win the Laser Radial qualifiers. Adam has made the most of the opportunities made available to him and we hope that his success will inspire other youngsters to take up competitive sailing.
Rafa Trujillo Villar, sailing legend from La Linea, gave a talk at the club on his sailing experiences.