This week a press conference was held by the Benalmádena City Council and Port Deportivo of Benalmádena where the Royal Federacion Española de Motonautica presented them with a Green Sport Flag.
It marked the first occasion that the flag was given to a venue by the Madrid based Federation as part of their commitment to the environment for 2022.
To meet the objective set for ecological sustainability the venue needs to meet a twelve-point target which covers a variety of areas such as the pre-event delivery and storage of race fuel through to the safe disposal of general waste material.
The Royal Federacion Española de Motonautica said
Over the past few months various meetings were held until we managed to solve all the points that mark the regulations for obtaining the flag. We thank the total collaboration of Port Deportivo de Benalmadena and the Benalmadena City Council for obtaining this distinction.
The plan now is that all the venues which host either Flyski, Circuit Racing, Aquatic Bikes and Offshore Racing in the Spanish Championship commit to ensure they also meet the twelve-point target and acquire the Green Sport Flag
Amongst those attending the press conference was the T850 Spanish Champion Paco Rios, who is set to race this weekend at the opening round of the 2022 UIM Pleasure Navigation World Championship in Benalmádena, Spain.
It’s great to be back here racing on the Costa del Sol. I watched my father Alfonso race offshore here and now this weekend he will help me in preparing my boat.
Racing gets under way on Saturday 23 April with Free Practice from 12:30 for an hour. Then the first heat of the 2022 World Championship commences at 16:30.