Thousands of people challenge the wind and rain in the Race Village to enjoy the last day of the nautical event in the Alicante marina.
A thousand runners and dozens of boats take the start in the different land and sea sports events, respectively.
Water has been the true protagonist of the closing of Alicante Puerto de Encuentro. And not only because of the water that has fallen from the sky, but also because of the intense activity that has taken place on the regatta course of Alicante’s marina. The fourth day of the event has dawned under the storm, which has forced the suspension of some of the outdoor activities, among which have highlighted the land-based sports and visits to the big boats like Sar Mesana or the Nao Victoria. In spite of the bad weather, the hundreds of participants, almost a thousand, in the solidarity race organized in favor of the fight against cancer have gathered at the starting point to make the planned route that has run along the seafront of the city.
The gaming-sports offer has continued with total normality and as in previous days it has registered a massive influx of public. Video games have been, without a doubt, one of the great attractions of Alicante Puerto de Encuentro, as well as the shows offered by the most media-friendly youtubers of the moment in this area. On this last day, the finals of the IESports championship were also held, in which centres from ten autonomous communities participated. A competition that shows the educational side of this form of leisure that revolutionizes the concept of youth leisure in our country.
The morning show that has illustrated the classic of Beauty and the Beast, has brought together families on stage in Alicante Puerto de Encuentro. The music, a spectacular scenery and the dances of the actors have given life to this film that is well known by all and that in spite of the passage of time does not go out of fashion. After the musical performance, the visiting public of the Race Village has been able to enjoy a giant paella that has delighted all those present and has allowed them to regain strength to continue with their stay on the docks of the Alicante marina.
The nautical competitions have continued and have come to an end after two days in the Alicante bay. The 25 boats and 250 sailors set off for the second round of the Autonomous Sailing Cruise Championship. In the Optimist competition, the youngest challenged the rain and finished their challenges to show that they are the future of sailing and that despite the bad weather they are using their best tools to save the races that make up this competition.