The Spanish sailor, Rafa Andarias, has achieved in the 2.4mR category the fifteenth place in the Para World Sailing Championship, the Adapted Sailing World Championship, which took place between 18 and September 22 at the mythical Lake Michigan, specifically in the American city of Sheboygan located in the state of Wisconsin with the participation of almost fifty participants in this category.
Rafa Andarias, the only Spanish representative in the 2.4mR class, went from less to more during the competition, which started in the twenty-ninth place and in the final day climbed to the top 15. This progression was due to the good performance of the Alicante in the second day in which he obtained a third place and a ninth as best partial.
The extreme prevailing wind conditions conditioned the planned development of the tests for the most important event in the world of adapted sailing. If during the first days there was a shortage of wind, on the penultimate day it was the winds above 35 knots (70km / h) that did not give a truce forcing the day to close in white. For this reason, only 6 of the 9 scheduled regattas were completed.
In this way the sailor of the Nautical Club of Jávea, Rafa Andarias, closes the year and once again achieves the Top 15 in the World Championship. It should be noted that with this last success, it is already six years remaining at the top of the world adapted sail. “It has been a great pride to compete in the World Cup with some sails manufactured by me in A-Sails de Xàbia and continue in the Top 15 worldwide another year” – said the Alicante.
Rafa Andarias, member of the National Adapted Sailing Team, has thus concluded the best season of his career with the triumph in the Spanish Championship and the Spanish Cup, the bronze medal in the World Cup, is number 5 of the World Ranking and this last Top 15 in the World Championship.