The sailor from Tenerife wins again the title in Galicia and is preparing for the Canarian Olympic Week in Gran Canaria.
Alicia Cebrián, from Tenerife, became last weekend the Spanish champion of Laser Radial class. The sailor from Real Club Náutico de Tenerife scored eight points in five regattas, in an event that took place in Ría de Arousa and was organized by Club Náutico Rianxo, the Spanish Sailing Federation and the Galician Federation.
The Laser Radial Spanish Championship was marked by the lack of wind, which forced the cancellation of two sailing days, with only five legs taking place. Cebrián took one first place, two seconds and a third and discarded her worst position, a sixth in the fourth leg.
Thus, Alicia Cebrián had a one point lead over Catalan Igansi López, from CN Salou, who led the under 19 ranking. Fátima Reyes, from CN Los Alcázarez, finished in third place overall, eight points behind the sailor from Tenerife.
Alicia Cebrián admitted after the championship that “I am really happy, because the racecourse was really complicated; we sailed in a ria, where the current influenced our sailing a lot, as it was near the mouth of a river. The high and low tide also made the championship complicated and the unstable wind (it shifted from 6 to 15 knots in no time) also made sailing difficult. For all of this, I am really happy”.
The sailor from Tenerife admitted that to win the national title again “was really difficult. I had to be very attentive to the wind shifts and the changes in the current, and I think that I managed to interpret them better than anyone else. I was very regular and it was thanks to this that I won the title.” Now, Cebrián will train hard in Santander and in Murcia for the Canarian Olympic Week that will take place in the month of December.