Club Náutico Jávea triumphs in Optimist B Autonomous Team Championships

With Marc Puig, Tomás Carbonell, Conor Woods, Blanca Díaz and Fernando Puig as coach

Wednesday 18th January 2023
Mike Smith

Young sailors from Club Nautico de Jávea triumphed in the Optimist B Autonomous Team Championships which were held last weekend the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante as part of the celebrations marking the departure of the yachts participating in the infamous Ocean Race from the port of Alicante.

The CN Jávea team, led by coach Fernando Puig, featured Marc Puig, Tomas Carbonell, Conor Woods and Blanca Díaz, who managed to finish top of the pile with five victories from a series of Round Robin races.

A total of eight yacht clubs entered their Optimist fleets into the championships: Real Club Náutico de Dénia, Real Club Náutico de Valencia (with two teams), Real Club Náutico de Torrevieja, Real Club de Regatas de Alicante (with two teams) and Club Náutico El Campello.

Joining the CN Jávea team on the podium was that of Real Club Náutico de Dénia in second place and Real Club Náutico de Valencia 1 in third spot.

What is The Ocean Race?

It has often been described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, alongside the Olympic Games and America’s Cup.

As the official website explains: “The race’s concept is simple: it’s a round-the-clock pursuit of competitive edge and the ultimate ocean marathon, pitting the sport’s best sailors against each other across the world’s toughest waters”. 

Related Link: The Ocean Race – Official Website