A new breed of Olympic yacht club have been named in the run-up to the 2020 Games after the death of a wealthy former sailor who left a fortune in the Caribbean.
The yacht club has attracted controversy after a man was photographed at a club on the Costa del Sol in the summer of 2016 with a large red velvet dress and a gold medal for sailing.
He had a business relationship with former president Juan José María López Rodríguez, who died in 2010.
He was also a member of the Redneck Yachts Club, which is named after the club’s president and has a membership fee of $2,000.
The Redneck Club was founded by López Rodróguez in 2013, after he lost a business dispute with former presidents Lóxis and Juan José Rodrato.
Redneck Yacht Club founder and president Luis Rodrón, who was president of the Club from 2002 to 2013, is seen at a press conference on September 23, 2020.
The club’s name has drawn criticism as it has come under scrutiny after it was linked to the death and disappearance of former President Juan José Lózares Rodráguez on September 11, 2020, the day after the Olympic torch relay was launched.
The former president died on September 9, 2020 after falling off the boat, while the club has denied that he had any involvement in the death.
In June 2020, Lósares family accused the Red-neck Yacha Club of not complying with a court order to provide a copy of his passport, citing his political affiliations and the club was closed down in September.
The court ordered the club to produce documents proving that it had a valid business license.
On June 24, 2020 the club published a statement saying that it would not comply with the court order and that it did not have a valid license.
In response to the allegations, the club said: ‘We would like to say that we are fully committed to the Olympic spirit and will continue to be a club for everyone.’
We would also like to stress that we have never been charged with any crime in relation to our membership, and have not been linked to any of the alleged cases that have been reported.’
The club’s board was also contacted by the press.
Its secretary told the press that it was unable to respond due to the court’s orders.
López was seen wearing a red velvet-encrusted dress in a photo posted by the club on Instagram, with his gold medal on top of the dress.
The photo was taken in December 2016.
Rodrós family said the club had no connection to the club, adding that it should be opened up to other clubs in the Costa Del Sol.
‘This club is not part of our family,’ said Rodrís father Juan Luis Rodógás.
‘We have no connection with it.’
A spokesman for the club told the BBC: ‘It’s important to understand that it is not our club.
It is a group of friends.
It has nothing to do with our family.’
The Club was opened for business in 2018, but it closed down last year due to an insolvency issue.
‘We have been in contact with the Costa club.
We have no reason to doubt their integrity.’