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17 boats from the Dominican boat fleet took part in the 3rd International Regatta Presidente Cup 2009, which was held in the Casa de Campo Marina. The regatta started on Friday March 13th and ended on Sunday March 15th.
The celebration of this acclaimed regatta started with a Welcome Cocktail party in the Casa de Campo Yacht Club, before racing began on the Saturday morning. Following a successful day’s racing in the stunning Caribbean sunshine, competitors enjoyed cocktails and snacks at Le Botti Rio Marina Restaurant. The racing concluded on Sunday with the Regatta around Catolina Island and the end of a fabulous event celebrated over cocktails and snacks in the Naked Fish restaurant followed by the Award ceremony and music festival held in Casa de Campo’s beautiful Plaza Portofino at the Marina.
The racing area, which is visible from Casa de Campo’s beach, Playa Minitas, is just 10 minutes from the Casa de Campo Marina, and has 132 nautical miles. To the East of the course lies the small fishing town of Bayahibe, Isla Saona and beautiful natural beaches such as Palmilla, while Isla Catalina lies to the West. The actual racing took place around laid marks located off the coast in front of the Casa de Campo Marina and also around Catalina Island.
The event was divided into three Classes: Class A, competing for the Presidente Cup; Class B & C competing for the trophies from each category: Spinnaker/ Gennaker & Non-Spinnaker/ Non-Gennaker respectively.
Final Scorings In Class A
- First Prize – The boat ‘Let’s Ride‘ with Captain Joan Rodriguez
- Second Prize – The boat ‘Celtic X‘ with Captain Jose M.Rodriguez
- Third Prize – The boat ‘Alante‘ with Captain Igor Bordas
Final Scorings In Class B (Spinnaker/Gennaker)
- First Prize – The boat ‘J24‘ with Captain Eduardo Verdeja
- Second Prize – The boat ‘Jerliza‘ with Captain Tamy Flaquer
- Third Prize – The boat ‘Orion‘ with Captain Sven Holmbom
Final Scorings In Class B (Non-Spinnaker/Non Gennaker)
- First Prize – The boat ‘Shiraz‘ with Captain Hector Duval
- Second Prize – The boat ‘Cecile‘ with Captain Ramon Prieto
- Third Prize – The boat ‘Lone Star‘ with Captain Frank Langeard
For full result details, visit the Official Casa de Campo Regatta Website.
The trophies were given by the Committee of Race, represented by Andres Santana from the Federacion Dominicana de Vela (FDV); Executives from Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana (Presidente Beer, main sponsor of the event) and Listin Diario (the Dominican Republic’s main newspaper and sponsor of the event), as well as Mr. Gianfranco Fini, Commodore of Casa de Campo Yacht Club, Rafid Ynirio, Secretary of Casa de Campo Yacht Club and Franco Pistone, Director of the Casa de Campo Sailing School.
This event was sponsered by Presidente Beer, Listin Diario, Ritmo Social, Central Romana Corporation, Casa de Campo Hotel & Resort, Costasur Dominicana, Naked Fish Pub & Grill restaurant, Producciones Arcoiris, Agua Santa Clara, Le Botti Rio Marina restaurant, CasaLife Magazine, Silgon, Inc.,, the Casa de Campo Sailing School and the Federacion Dominicana de Vela.
For additional event coverage, please visit:
- The official Marina Casa de Campo Website
Covertura en Español
Also, don’t miss exciting coverage of this event in the 2009 June/July issue of CasaLife Magazine, Casa de Campo’s exclusive resort and resident Magazine.