Santander on the north coast of Spain, has hosted the first 2K event on the mainland. Las Palmas in the Canaries started the action in 2014, so this is a great step forward.

Racing was in J80’s in the harbour of Santander just off the famous Duna.

Some brilliantly tight racing over 3 days, great parties and an evening exploring the Tapas bars in this brilliant city.

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda won a tight final against the Royal Yacht Squadron while in third place was the local team from Real Club Maritimo Santander.

The locals who are all quite new to the game are keen to do a lot more with plans for training and hosting more events in Santander and elsewhere in this space.