ValenciaMar Sailing Week, Rum Runners defend the lead on Day 2

Valencia, Spain – The second day of the ValenciaMar Sailing week, which is the first event of the 2023 Algebris 69F Cup, took place today with seven boats racing in very light wind conditions ranging from 6 to 7 knots from the north-east. Unfortunately, the boats were never up on the foil due to the light wind.

Despite the challenging conditions, three races were sailed, with Katana (SUI), CER – Banque du LĂ©man (SUI), and Groupe Atlantic (FRA) each winning one race. The teams demonstrated their skills and perseverance in navigating the light winds, which made for a highly competitive day of racing.

The Rum Runners from Antigua maintained their overall lead in the ranking, with Katana and Groupe Atlantic following closely behind. With six more races scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, the competition promises to be fierce as teams battle for the ultimate prize.

The ValenciaMar Sailing week is the first event of the 2023 Algebris 69F Cup, which is an exciting new series of sailing events that brings together some of the world’s top sailors to compete in high-speed foiling boats.

Avant Garde, Gottifredi Maffioli, Harken, North Sails, Vakaros, QI Composites, Vela Mania, Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Acquaviva WT, Cantine di Verona

The 69F project is the result of the commitment and skills of athletes, engineers and communication entrepreneurs who believe in the future of sailing hydrofoil and its affirmation in the world of professional regattas as well as in the world of lifestyle and amateur sport.
The 69F team developed and built an innovative high-performance boat, they designed captivating and sustainable competition formats and a sailing academy to train future young flying sailors and to entertain everyone, from pros to amateurs, with the aim of providing the ultimate foiling experience.