The competitors of the Real Club Náutico Torrevieja, Ascensión Roca de Togores and Vernon Cerdán, have started their training to achieve their Olympic dream 2013. A training which has as an aim to be selected for the pre-olympic team that will represent Spain in the class Nacra 17 in the following Olympic Games of Brasil.
The Nacra 17 is a sailing boat with a new design introduced by the ISAF for the Games of 2016 within the class of catamarans and the only one with a mixed crew.
Its extraordinary dimensions, compared with other sailing boats that they have manned, haven’t frightened them. It has a length of 5,25 m. and a beam of 2,59 m. Its sail is 16,25 m2 big. It reaches very high speeds with strong winds and certainly, it will attract the interest in this event.
Initially, and given that the sea conditions are better there, our sailors are going to train to the Mar Menor. They are training in the High Performance Centre (CAR) in San Javier. Their training is managed by Jose Antonio Antón, Sports Director of the RCNT.
For their initial training, they are using a boat very similar to the ‘Official’ one. This one has already been ordered to the shipyard, waiting to receive it in October of this year.
They train five days a week on the water, the 6th day is for physical training on the water as well, with just one day to rest. During a common day, they start early in the morning in the gym, with weights and aerobic exercise, and then, before going to the water, they tune up the boat.
The Real Club Náutico Torrevieja supports its competitors , as for example Ascensión Roca de Togores, Vernon Cerdán and Jesús Rogel, being proud of being one of the clubs with better results in our region and in Spain. With hard work, everything can be achieved. Good luck!!