62 boats from ten countries compete in the great Barcelona race
A total of 62 yachts from ten countries taking part in the 43rd Trophy Conde de Godo sailing, organized by the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona (RCNB) and is held from today until next Sunday in Barcelona coastal waters.
The competition brings cruise ships different models grouped into three categories (0-1 ORC, ORC ORC 2 and 3-4) depending on their length and features and J80 monotypes,
who dispute their regattas in real time.
Godo Sailing is the first race of the peninsular schedule for ORC cruises and has established itself as an international event with the presence of teams from the United States, Peru, Chile, France, Italy, UK, Switzerland, Finland and Russia, and Spain.
The five teams that won the titles at stake in the last edition racecourse return to Barcelona to defend: the Rats on Fire of CN Arenys de Mar (ORC 0), the US Extreme Ways (ORC 2), the Air Ian Aermec Mallorca (ORC 3), the Limit of Badalona Sailing Club (ORC 4) and the Nautica Watches of CN Balís (J80). In addition, Pep Soldevila, owner of the team is Tes Unno, who won last year in ORC 1 this year will defend siren winner aboard the Swan 45 Coratge.
None have it easy because many rivals come with a remarkable shooting, as the Fyord-Maverta of Pedro Gil and Jose Luis Maldonado, competing for the RCN Torrevieja and arriving unbeaten this season with aspirations of improving the second-place finish last year in ORC 3. also the J80 class, which will have its own race course near the hotel W, promises the ultimate thrill, as the Godo Trophy comes to be the continuation of the championship of Spain held a few days ago in Barcelona, organized also by RCNB. The winner, HM Hotels, runner-up, Rascal Movistar, and the third, Nautica Watches, will meet again bows amid a fleet that meets sailboats fourteen absolutely equal. The races include a total of eight tests in ORC and nine in J80.
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Barcelona stands as capital of luxury, a business that leaves almost 2,000 million
Barcelona continues as the ‘favorite’ luxury consumers, with 32% of sales, reported today at a press conference the president of the Spanish Association of Luxury, Cristina Martin.
The luxury sector in Spain reached in 2015 a turnover of 6,000 million euros, up 15% compared to 2014.
Bilbao has welcomed this morning in the presentation Bilbaína Society Association in a ceremony which was attended by the president of honor, Princess Béatrice d’Orléans, and in which also he participated the designer and member of the institution Teresa Busto .
The breakdown among the cities with the largest presence in this sector has not changed much over the previous year.
So Barcelona continues as ‘favorite’ city of the most affluent consumers, with 32% percent of sales, about 1,920 million if the calculation of the total, followed by Marbella, which accounts for 27% percent of the business is done . Madrid (16%), Ibiza (8.5%), Mallorca (6%), Bilbao (2.8%) and San Sebastian (1.5%) are the following preferred areas to buy.
Spain ranks fifth in the luxury market within the European Union, behind France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland.
“While most sectors have experienced declines in their levels of production and sales in the luxury sector remain and increase thanks to exports and tourists who visit us,”.
Products ‘gourmet’ and beauty offer the greatest sales volume in Spain, with 55% of the total business, and its turnover has increased by 4.8% over the previous year, stressed Martin.
Also, fashion and accessories, such as jewelry and leather goods, are two sectors that “increasingly become more weight in the luxury ‘made in Spain’ sector,” he stated.
With this call, which brought together eighteen of the sixty companies that make up the entity created in 2010, it has sought to publicize the association and the latest developments in the luxury sector.
The designer has opined that luxury is “excellence, to do the best, with love and effort, either bread or a bag”.
Courtesy Transfer Airport Barcelona