·The sailors, on board the Varador 2000, fourth in the absolute general classification
The sailors Carlos Manera and Bruno García aboard the mini Varador 2000 have classified in third position in series sailboats in the second edition of the Base Mini FNOB regatta, which was held last weekend over a total distance of 400 nautical miles. In the absolute general classification, the sailors have signed a very worthy fourth position.
Manera and García, who remained among the top seven finishers at all times during the first day of the regatta, began to climb positions on Saturday afternoon, placing third before sunset. During the night from Saturday to Sunday they surpassed the leader of the test until that moment, the Like Crazy of Fede Wasman and Diego Stefani.
After two exact days of regatta, the Varador 2000 was placed leader of the test, once the island of Tagomago was passed, almost at the equator of the route. On the section to Sa Ràpita, passing through the island of Cabrera and with the wind blowing through the fin, Waksman and Stefani asserted their highest speed by taking the lead until reaching Sa Ràpita in Mallorca. At that time, the regatta management decided that the fleet should spend the night in Sa Ràpita, due to unfavorable weather conditions.
After the stop in the Balearic Islands, Fede Waksman and Diego Stefani’s Like Crazy, was gaining positions again until the Dragonera pass, which he already crossed leading the fleet. Rudi Van Velzen and Mathieu Damerval’s proto Siren alternated positions with Like Crazy for a few hours, but from there, Waksman increased his advantage until he crossed the finish line in front of Marina Vela Barcelona.
After Like Crazy, Christian Kargl and Lisa Berger’s Candidate Sailing Team crossed the finish line in second position. In third place came the proto Siren, by Rudi Van Velzen and Mathieu Damerval, and in fourth place was Varador 2000 by Carlos Manera and Bruno Garcia.
In the Base Mini FNOB regatta, which is contested as a duo, Bruno García, a benchmark in Spanish sailing, was the companion of Carlos Manera. Garcia’s seniority and experience, together with Manera’s youth and energy, were decisive in this regatta.
Carlos Manera will participate with the mini Varador 2000 in the next edition of the Mini Transat, one of the most important solo transoceanic regattas in the world. The Mini Transat will depart from French Brittany next September and will cross the Atlantic to the island of Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean. Manera, who signed a second place in the Oil regatta held recently, is consolidated as one of the young promises of Spanish sailing.