Bummed out about the America’s Cup and its questionable status for 2009? If you need a competitive sailing kick, then this weekend you’re in luck.
From the 10th to 13th of July, the waters of Valencia are playing host to the Trofeo S.M. La Reina Rolex Cup. According to a site that probably knows a lot more about sailing than we do:
A year after the end of the 32nd America’s Cup, Valencia’s waters will once again be the host of top-notch sailing during the Trofeo de la Reina Rolex Cup, the third event of the 2008 Quebramar GP42 Cup. Everything is at stake in this event and practically any of the 8 participating teams can grab the top spot or get a place on the podium. Two new Spanish entries, Caser-Quum and Fermax, promise to make racing tighter and more exciting. (source bymnews.com)
So, while it’s not nearly as important as the America’s Cup, this does seem like a good chance to watch a high-quality regatta, probably at a fraction of the price. Does anyone have details about how best to view the sailing? Until I know more, my advice would be to just go down to the America’s Cup port, and try to ask someone there.