I am making use of Iberdrola’s new blog to address you personally and give you an outline of how the season is unfolding for the Iberdrola Team in Europe and Latin America: our activities, where we are now and what our objectives are for 2012.
As many of you know, last year we rejoined the regatta circuit with our new Soto 40 craft, which, with a budget adjusted to the current climate, allows us to continue competing and transmitting the values of teamwork, hard work and leadership. Our objective last year was to win the Audi MedCup Circuit and that is what we did.
Therefore, this year we are the ones that the rest of the circuit participants want to beat. 2012 will be more difficult for this reason but we have the right team in place and the right sponsor not only to make us the football champions of Europe but also sailing champions. And this is our objective: to win the Soto 40 European Championship! The Championship is made up of five events: Barcelona, Sardinia, the Copa del Rey in Palma, Sotogrande (Cádiz) and the finals in Valencia (our home base). If we win this circuit, we will go on to defend our position as European leaders in the World Championship in Chile in January 2013.
We came third in Barcelona and we were the winners in Italy. We recently competed for the first time against the best fleet in the world in Brazil, in what could be called a pre world championship, where we achieved third place in a new regatta circuit and with a hired boat. In Europe, we are currently second, only half a point below the British boat, and our aim is to win the Copa del Rey to become leader of the circuit. We have the right team to achieve this and the victory of the Spanish football team gives us even more motivation to bring success to our mutual sponsor.
We won the 2007 and 2009 Copa del Rey races Desafío Español and now we have the chance to win as the Iberdrola Team. Follow our progress in Spain’s biggest sailing event from 16 – 21 July. We will be competing against eight boats of five different nationalities in our category. We are extremely motivated and we want to make your holidays happier. So, let’s go get them!