Milla Mojada, chess and water sports are enjoyed in Islantilla

During the last weeks we have continued with the frenetic pace of the summer, THAT HAS NOT FINISHED !, so much that we have not had time to publish results or chronicles of the last events. Now, with the relative calm that gives us September, we leave you notes of the last activities enjoyed in Islantilla.

On Friday the 26th of September the traditional XVI Milla Mojada Mancomunidad de Islantilla took place on our beach , a test that is developed by the sand of the beach next to our Atlantic that gives us a perfect low tide for the development of this activity. With around 250 participants and hundreds of spectators, Madicke Diop (FitTrainer 10 Isla Cristina) and Inmaculada Ropero won the overall victory. Participating athletes and visitors from all parts of Spain, as well as France and Portugal, from 2 years to 60. We leave a video of the test and a link to the classifications by categories.

On Saturday, August 27, on the Seafront promenade of Islantilla, it was the turn of the I Chess Open Night of Commonwealth of Islantilla belonging to the ‘I Night Circuit of Chess on the Beach’. More than 70 players of different ages faced each other during seven rounds in the face of the expectation of the large public that throughout the tournament was approaching to see the development of the different games.

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Participants in one of the first rounds

Players aged between 6 and over 70 were faced under the Swiss system that matches the players based on the results achieved, allowing the level of the matches to be homogeneous and finishing the best disputing the championship in the first tables.

After 7 rounds and around 6 hours of play the tournament ended with a victory of Rociana player Antonio Ramón Hernández for a better playoff against José Antonio Fernández de Brenes and Francisco Miguel Callejas of Tocina-Los Rosales, finishing all three with 6 points.

Locally the winner was Jesus Toscano with 5.5 points followed by Adolfo de La Rosa with the same points and Angel Zamudio with 5 points.

In addition to the overall winners, numerous prizes were awarded in different categories based on age and ELO score level.

With this tournament was closed the ‘I Circuit Night of Chess on the Beach’, competition that has also included the tournament in Islantilla, the tournaments played this summer in La Antilla, Isla Cristina and La Redondela.

The winners in this circuit, accounting for the three best results among the four tournaments played, have been at the general level: Antonio Ramon Hernandez, José Antonio Fernández and Enrique Biedma, and at the local level the winners have been Angel Zamudio, Jesus Toscano and Adolfo de La Pink.

On Saturday, September 3, one of the most anticipated activities of our program, the II Descent of Río Piedras in Kayak, arrived . Far from the competition, it was the turn to enjoy nature in a day marked by good weather and good company. Departing in the Port of El Terrón, the route took advantage of the last hour of low tide to sail towards the Arrow of New Umbria. A stop to take a swim in the Atlantic Ocean, crossing the dunes, while replenishing forces. The return to port was done with the tide stopped and waiting for it to begin to fill. After two hours and a half of the route, and not without the help of the tow boat, we arrived back to El Terrón. A day of sport in nature in which we could enjoy our environment and the company of our companions.

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Participants during the route

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Group photo during the rest stop in New Umbria

During this week we have launched the second part of the  II Family Nautical Program , with the children’s catamaran and windsurf courses as well as the catamaran rides that will be enjoyed until September 15 in the sailing schools of our beach. A total of 10 students take the catamaran and windsurf courses, and about 40 people will enjoy the catamaran rides. Visit site here http://www.seakayakermag.com/best-tandem-kayaks.

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