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  • 27 October, 2020

Vuelta a España Reto Pelayo Vida 2020

Vuelta a España Reto Pelayo Vida 2020

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The Real Club Náutico de Barcelona has been the final stage of this challenge where family members waited with flags and banners to receive the 5 fighters of this edition, who have shown during these 12 days that with effort, perseverance and teamwork any challenge can be achieved.
The Reto Pelayo Vida 2020 , in its sixth edition, has come to an end after 12 days in which 5 brave women survivors of cancer have starred in a great adventure traveling through Spain linking the ports of Bilbao and Barcelona, ​​and making stops in the cities from Cádiz, Málaga and Valencia, aboard a 72 foot sailboat, sailing 1,530 nautical miles along the Cantabrian Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea to send a message of optimism, being an example that cancer can be cured and then of cancer there is a lot of life.
1,530 nautical miles, 4 stages, 6 ports, 2 seas and an ocean, is what they have traveled, María Aldama, from Barakaldo; Nuria Gómez Masiá, from Teruel; Marián Caliz, from Elche; Lorena Madrid, from Cartagena and Fátima Domínguez, from Cádiz, the 5 expeditionaries of this sixth edition of the Pelayo Vida Challenge 2020, which has included Ángela Pumariega, a gold medal in the Olympic Games. From London 2012 as director of the expedition, who decided in Valencia to leave control of the Volvo70 boat to the five sailors to put into practice everything they learned from the beginning of the expedition and that these 5 heroines would rise with the deserved achievement of the Challenge.
After a last stage, from Valencia, perhaps the hardest for these 5 brave ones, as they are the ones who during the final stretch of the challenge have shown with their feat that challenges do come true, putting themselves to the test before a demanding final exam. “This final stage between Valencia and Barcelona was a kind of final exam of what was learned in the previous four stages. We have left it to the girls to decide the course, type of sails, navigation strategy, etc., and without a doubt they have passed with an A ”has declared Pumariega.
The Green Dragon boat will remain at the RCNB facilities for the next two weeks.

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