Paralympic sailor brings bronze back to the Marina Alta

Paralympic sailor brings bronze back to the Marina Alta
WELL DONE: Rafa Andarias Photo credit Facebook

PARALYMPIC sailor Rafa Andarias won the bronze medal in the Spanish Sailing Cup 2.4m recently.

Andarias longed to win the gold medal, as he did in 2012 and 2014 in the 12-boat competition that took place in Almerian waters.

The Javea born debutante is known as a great connoisseur of the Costa Blanca waters where he has been sailing for more than 15 years.

Andarias, who suffers from a disability in his lower limbs, has two paralympic campaigns behind him and is currently No. 9 in the world.

The member of Club Nautico de Javea finished fourth in the first regatta that took place last Friday, and eighth, third and first in the following day’s regattas.

In Sunday’s definitive regattas, Andarias finished second twice and was awarded with the bronze medal at the ceremony later that day.

Speaking of his achievement he told the Spanish press: “I have competed to a good level, it was an unknown race course and to achieve a bronze here is a success.”

Speaking of the upcoming Spanish Championship in Cadiz, he said:”Now comes the important part of the season and achieving the gold medal in Caidz would be the best way to close the year.”

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