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Carburo de Plata Solidarity Regatta – The Xth edition

Carburo de Plata - the Xth edition

Another year to enjoy the world of competitive sailing. On June 1, the 10th edition of the Carburo de Plata Solidarity Regatta begun. One more year will take place at the Yacht Port Cartagena facilities.

Friday afternoon, the 1st of june, were scheduled two windward-leeward regattas, on a circuit south of the island of Escombreras.

On Saturday the traditional coastal regatta of 22 nautical miles took place, starting at the Yacht Port Cartagena, the fleet heading to the beacon located in the Bay of Portmán, where the boats return after having a partial score, to the starting point, the Yacht Port of Cartagena.

On Sunday, the 3rd of june, another windward-leeward regatta trial, and the awards ceremony.

Organized by the Portmán Yacht Club, the ‘Carburo de plata’ regatta, is considered one of the most important events on the national calendar, ranking among the top five in the ranking of cruiser-class regattas.

This year the funds obtained went to the NUPA (Spanish Association to help children, adults and families affected by intestinal failure, multivisceral transplantation and parenteral nutrition).

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Carburo de Plata – the IXth edition 2017

Carburo de Plata - the IXth edition

This is my first year helping organize a regatta.

The three days event – that is always in the last weekend of may – is organized by the Club Náutico Portmán. I can almost hear your thoughts: ‘Portmán? Where is that?’ Well, Portmán is a small village on the north-western coast of the Mediteranean sea, south-east of Spain. It has a beach and the remains of what was once a gorgeous bay. (Long sory about greedy people; perhaps I will tell it some day.)

Back to the regatta… The Carburo de Plata Solidarity Regatta brings together more than 70 boats in the city of Cartagena each year. This port city has become the meeting point for sailing lovers due to its fantastic characteristics.

The climate, the natural environment and the ideal maritime conditions provide the necessary ingredients that guarantee the success of this sporting and solidarity event. In short, the Carburo de Plata Solidarity Regatta has become one of the most important sporting events in Spain.

Why solidarity?, you may ask. Well, because each year funds are being raised for solidarity causes.

This year’s beneficiary of funds: The Association for Rare Diseases and Other Serious Developmental Disorders, D’Genes.