|BARCELONA, SPAIN-(10-3-2006) The Federació Catalana de Vela (FCV) is preparing all the details so that next the 31 of March the XII be initiated edition of the Barcelona Olympic Sail Week, (BOSW), II edition of the PHARO Regatta, that a year will count more on the first figures of world-wide the Olympic’ sail, because many sailors have initiated their race to be in the Olympic Regatta of the Games of Beijing.
The PHARO Regatta is puntuable test for the Spanish preOlympic equipment of face the Olympic Games of the 2008. By second consecutive year the competition will be developed in the field of regattas of the Port Fòrum de Sant Adrià of the Besós (Barcelona) and the Hansgrohe company, that has mark PHARO, sponsors in east Barcelona sport event of sail of top-level.
Presentation the 28 of March
Next day 28 of March will become the official presentation of the regatta, in the building the El FAR of the Port of Barcelona. The PHARO Regatta is Trofeu Ciutat of Barcelona de Vela, and is one of the sport, developed events in Catalonia, catalogued of high international interest by the Secretary General of l'Esport of the Generalitat de Catalunya, along with other as emblematic sport tests as the Trofeu Conde de Godó of tennis, the Great Prix of Catalunya de F-1, etc.
To date, more than one hundred sailors they are enrolled, in II the PHARO Regatta, coming from Argentina, Austria, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Holland, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South African Republique, Swiss, Ukraine, United States and Spain.
The Spaniards will fight to score for the preOlympic equipment
For the Spanish preOlympic equipment this regatta is one of the puntuables tests of the selective program to comprise of the Olympic equipment of the Games of Beijing. The most numerous classes, as soon as inscriptions, with date of the day of today, are the Laser Standard class. Between the disobeyed Spaniards more than they participate in this class are the Catalan Alex Muscat, winner of the recent Copa of Spain, the alicantan Jesus Rogel and the canary island Javier Hernandez and Joaquin Blanco, all of them aspiring to score for the Games. In Laser Radial, also it is very important the representation of Spanish sailors, all of them aspiring to comprise of the Spanish Olympic equipment, like the carthaginians Lucia and Fátima Reyes, the canary Alicia Cebrián, or the Catalan Sílvia Roca.
Another very numerous class as far as representation is 470 masculine. The Spaniards, who fight for the score, are the canary island Gustavo Martínez/Dimas Wood, Onan Barreiro/Aaron Sarmiento, the Balearics Marc Patiño/Omar Joan, or the present champions of Catalonia of the class, Carles Calico/David Cornudella.
The fight between the Spaniards in 470 feminine will be centred between the Catalans Natàlia Via-Dufresne/Laia Tutzó; the Balearic islanders Marine Gallego/Florence van Vienen and Canary Islands Virginia Berta Betanzos.
Medals of Athens in the BOSW
In Finn class, emphasizes the participation of the silver medal in the Games of Athens 2004, the Andalusia Rafael Trujillo, to whom they accompanied one nourished representation by Spanish Finn, the Murcia Diego Fructuoso, or the santanderino Pablo Arrarte. In the class skiff to 49er, in principle is enrolled, if their commitments of the VOR allow it, the gold medal in Athens 2004, Iker Martínez/Xabi Fernandez.
Also they will be the canaries Alberto Padrón/Javier de la Plaza and other 49istas that are being prepared to comprise of preOlympic equipment like Federico Alonso/Arturo Alonso and Alejandro Domínguez/Guiomar Bonilla. In Tornado they honor the canaries Javier Padrón/AntonioCuevas and the Catalans Toni Rivas/Fabián Escude.
The week also is open to the rest of Olympic classes, among them the table windsurfing Olympic RS-X, where, in principle, the Spaniards are enrolled Jose Luis Piñana and Toni Colomer.