News From Nesletter January 2010

The Centenary Trophy is awarded to a Christmas Race yachtsman

Alejandro Abascal receives the Centenary Trophy in recognition of his work as an ambassador of the Costa Brava during the Christmas Race in Palamós.

The 34th Christmas Race, an Olympic class regatta held annually in the waters of Palamós Bay, took place from 17th to 22nd December. This year, the Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona took part in the event to present the special Costa Brava Centenary award to a yachtsman who through his professional and personal achievements has served as an ambassador of the Costa Brava.

The award was presented by the Mayor of Palamós, Teresa Ferrés, and by Jordi Comas, representing the Patronat de Turisme, to Alejandro Abascal, Olympic champion in the 1980 Moscow Games in the Flying Dutchman category and currently the Director of Olympic Training of the Spanish Royal Sailing Federation.

The Christmas Race has been held since 1975 in Palamós Bay. For the last 34 years it has witnessed the Olympic training of a large number of yachtsmen of different nationalities and Federations and the quality and seriousness of the competition have made it a leading event in the world sailing calendar.

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