King Juan Carlos I will compete in the 31st Prince of Asturias Trophy

The monarch emeritus will race this weekend in the 6m class aboard José Cusí’s Gallant, a 1947 sailboat considered a true jewel of the sea

· The trophy organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Escuela Naval Militar de Marín will bring together more than 550 sailors and will include the competition ¡HELLO! Ladies Cup

· The Olympic athlete Támara Echegoyen will collect one of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards that will be delivered on Saturday in Baiona

King Juan Carlos I will participate this year in the 31st Prince of Asturias Trophy, which will be held on September 2, 3 and 4 in the Vigo estuary and Bay of Baiona. The emeritus monarch will compete in the 6m class aboard the Gallant, owned by owner José Cusí, a 1947 sailboat considered by sailing enthusiasts to be a “true jewel of the sea”, with a track record that highlights a World Championship and a European Championship.

Don Juan Carlos will be accompanied by his friend and usual sailing companion, the Galician Pedro Campos, who will act as a tactician on board the boat. They will be two of the more than 550 sailors who are expected to compete this year in the thirty-first edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona and the Escuela Naval Militar de Marín with the sponsorship of Storax, Terras Gauda , HI THERE! and Galician Sports and the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Galician Sailing Federation.

In the regatta program there are three days of tests, in which boats from different divisions of ORCs, classics, 6m and one-design J80s and Figaros will compete, the latter exclusively in the ¡HOLA! Ladies Cup. The first honk will be heard at five minutes to four on Friday the 2nd for the first race of the ORCs, a coastal one that will be held at the Cíes Islands anchorage. The J80s and the Figaros of the competition HELLO! Ladies Cup will sail inside the Bay of Baiona starting at twenty-five past four.

On Saturday, September 3, the Open, the Classics and the 6m will also take to the water, among which King Juan Carlos I will compete. His date on the water with a coastal regatta is from twelve twenty-five, half an hour after start the windward/leeward courses designed by the race committee for the ORCs, J80s and HELLO! Ladies Cup.

On Sunday the 4th, the last day of the 31st Prince of Asturias Trophy, all the boats will compete at the same time, starting at five minutes to twelve. The awards ceremony for the winners, at six in the afternoon at the Monte Real Yacht Club, will put an end to a new edition of one of the most prestigious regattas on the Spanish nautical scene.

In 2016, the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy is also the Spanish Cruise Championship, the second round of the Xunta President Trophy, and the third and last round of the IV Atlantic Cruise Circuit. In Baiona, the Conde de Barcelona Trophy will also be awarded, which rewards the best Portuguese boat. This year, as a novelty, the special Mary Woodward award will also be given to the best boat in the J80 class.

In addition to the traditional sports events, the trophy will include other parallel activities such as breakfasts, radio programs, dinners, parties and even fireworks. An extensive program of events held thanks to the sponsorship of Storax, Terras Gauda, HELLO! and Galician Sport, and the collaboration of numerous firms such as Coca Cola, April Oils, Gadis and Solventis, among many others.

The Prince of Asturias Trophy was presented this morning at a press conference attended by the General Secretary for Sports of the Xunta de Galicia, José Ramón Lete; the President of the Naval Regatta Commission of the Naval Military School of Marín, Vicente Rubio; the General Director of Bodegas Terras Gauda, Enrique Costas; the Councilor for Sports of Baiona, María Jesús Martíns; and the President of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde.

The competition HELLO! Ladies Cup will bring together the best female crews in Baiona

The competition HELLO! Ladies Cup 2016 is an exclusively female regatta that will bring together in Galician waters the best patron saints from Spain and Portugal, who will compete during the Prince of Asturias Trophy under equal conditions, with crews with the same number of sailors and in 6 identical one-design boats, of the Beneteau First Fígaro type, owned by Monte Real.

Among the participants will be Amparo Mollá and Nada Pahor, from the Madrid Sailing Federation; Conchi de Pedro, from the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante; Paloma Gil, from the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, the Portuguese Marta Ramada, with the BBDouro We Do Sailing team; and Genoveva Pereiro leading the women’s team of the Monte Real Club de Yates.

The Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards, an appointment with the best of nautical

Coinciding with the Prince of Asturias Trophy, the Monte Real Yacht Club will host, on the night of Saturday, September 3, the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards ceremony, awards that distinguish those people and institutions that , throughout the year, worked to promote and promote the world of sailing from different areas.

On this occasion, the winners are the Olympic athletes Támara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos, as the best women’s regatta team; the also Olympian Arturo Montes, as the best Paralympic athlete of the year; the Rats on Fire, as boat of the year and the canary Rayco Tabares as best skipper. ABANCA will receive the sponsor of the year award and MARCA the Mariano Aguado communication award.

An integrating boat for people with disabilities

For the second consecutive year, a team made up of people with some type of disability will participate in the Prince of Asturias Trophy. On this occasion they are a group of students from the Juan María de Nigrán Center for people with intellectual disabilities, who will sail in the regattas scheduled for the Open class aboard a boat provided by the Monte Real Yacht Club.

It is an initiative with which the Baiona club intends to continue with the integration work that, throughout the year, it develops through its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities, in which hundreds of people with disabilities have already sailed. disability throughout Galicia.

MARCA wins the National Sailing Award in the communication section

· The leading newspaper in Spain has been recognized for the dissemination it carries out throughout the year of the main nautical activities that take place in our country

The Unidad Editorial sports header will receive the Mariano Aguado Communication Award, one of the distinctions of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards

· The awards will be presented next Saturday, September 3 at a gala at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona, coinciding with the 31st Prince of Asturias Trophy

The newspaper MARCA has been honored with the Mariano Aguado Communication Award from the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards for the dissemination it carries out throughout the year of the main nautical activities that take place in Spain.

The jury that awards the awards wanted to recognize the work of the Unidad Editorial sports magazine to bring the competitions and all current sailing news to its more than two million three hundred thousand readers, according to data from the last EGM. They have also valued the long history of the newspaper, which since 1938 writes the history of Spanish sport.

Leader of the sports press in Spain, MARCA complements its dissemination of sailing news on paper, with broadcasts, since 2001, of Radio MARCA, from which it reaches more than four hundred twenty-three thousand listeners daily. A figure to which we must add the eleven million daily readers of its digital newspaper.

On September 3, those responsible for the newspaper will collect the Mariano Aguado Communication Award at the National Sailing Awards gala that will take place at the Monte Real Yacht Club in Bayonne, coinciding with the celebration of the 31st Prince of Asturias Trophy.

Together with MARCA, this year Támara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos will receive the rest of the awards as the best women’s regatta team and the also Olympian Arturo Montes as Paralympic athlete of the year. Rayco Tabares will collect the prize for the best skipper, the Rats on Fire for the best boat and ABANCA for the sponsor of the year.

The Olympians Támara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos will receive the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best female regatta team

The Galician and Cantabrian sailors will be honored for their spectacular career in the 49er women’s class, in which they are world champions and have an Olympic diploma

· This is the third Terras Gauda National Sailing Award received by Támara Echegoyen from Ourense after being recognized as navigator and best pre-Olympic team in 2011 and 2012

· The awards will be delivered on September 3 at eight in the afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona, coinciding with the Prince of Asturias Trophy

The athletes Támara Echegoyen (Ourense, 1984) and Berta Betanzos (Santander, 1988) will receive this year the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best female regatta team after their spectacular career in the 49erFX class, of which they are world champions and in which they have achieved an Olympic diploma at the Rio 2016 Games.

The evolution of the Galician-Cantabrian tandem since the team was formed four years ago has always been upward and plagued with success. In 2014 they were eighth in the world championship, in 2015 they managed to climb to sixth place, and this year, in addition to the bronze in the European, they finished first in the waters of Clearwater (United States), taking the world championship and setting sail Spanish on everyone’s lips.

This is how they reached the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where they finally stayed at the gates of the medal table, with a fourth place in the general behind the Brazilians, New Zealanders and Danes, who shared the metals. Támara and Berta brought home an Olympic diploma and the admiration of thousands of fans around the world, who have been able to recognize the great work of these two athletes and also of their coach, Pepe Lis from Buenos Aires.

The Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best female regatta team is the last –until now- of the awards given to the Echegoyen-Betanzos duo. They will pick him up next Saturday, September 3 at eight in the afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates, in a gala that will be held to coincide with the Prince of Asturias Trophy.

For Támara Echegoyen, 32, from Ourense, this will be her third National Sailing Award, after those collected in 2011 together with Sofía Toro and Ángela Pumariega as the best pre-Olympic team of the year; and in 2012 as sailor of the year.

Arturo Montes, Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best Paralympic athlete of the year

The Sevillian sailor from the Real Club Marítimo de Punta Umbría has been distinguished with the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best Paralympic athlete of the year

· Montes is the current champion of Spain in the 2.4 mR and the head of the Spanish team in this class that will compete next September at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

· The sailor reaches the top of the Paralympic sport five years after a serious accident that left him in a coma for a month and caused him to lose a leg

· In addition to his sporting merits, he received the award for his work to promote the sport of sailing among people with disabilities through the IN Association

The Sevillian sailor Arturo Montes will receive this year the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best Paralympic athlete of the year after becoming the Spanish 2.4mR champion and becoming the head of the Spanish team in this class that will compete next September at the Games Rio 2016 Paralympics.

The athlete from the Real Club Marítimo y Tenis de Punta Umbría reaches the top of Paralympic sailing five years after being run over by a boat while swimming in the Portuguese Algarve, a serious accident that left him in a coma for a month and caused him to die. loss of a leg.

After a long and hard recovery, Montes returned to a sport with which he had already won the Copa del Rey and participated in the Barcelona World Race, but in a new class, the 2.4mR, to which he had to adapt. Little by little the victories followed one another and in this 2016, the Sevillian managed to fulfill one of his dreams, that of attending the Olympic Games representing a class that, for the first time, is not going as a guest, but on its own merits.

It has been a year, says Montes, “of many joys, but also of a lot of work and sacrifice , with very intense training in the high performance center of Puerto de Santa María, where I had to go 3 or 4 times a week driving for over an hour ”. Participation in the Olympic Games and the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award “are an impulse -he assures- to continue sailing and training with even more enthusiasm, and to encourage other people with disabilities to practice sport”.

Precisely his work to promote the sport of sailing among people with disabilities is another of the reasons that the jury of the National Sailing Awards has taken into account when awarding him the award. Arturo Montes founded the IN Association years ago to promote adapted sports, from which all kinds of people with different disabilities can approach and practice different sports, and even train to compete at the highest level.

The Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards will be presented on September 3 at the Monte Real Yacht Club in Bayonne, in a gala that Arturo Montes will not be able to attend because he will already be in Rio preparing to compete. The president of the Spanish Association of the 2.4mR class, Teresa Silva, will collect the award on her behalf.

The Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards distinguish ABANCA for its commitment to basic sailing

· Thousands of children have been able to start practicing water sports thanks to the support that ABANCA provides to numerous sailing schools, clubs, organizations and companies

· The promotion of sailing among the youngest has been for years one of the fundamental axes of the sponsorship strategy of the bank based in Galicia

· Directors of ABANCA will collect the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best sponsor of the year on September 3 at the Monte Real Yacht Club

ABANCA has been distinguished this year with the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best sponsor for its commitment to grassroots sailing through the support it provides to numerous sailing schools, clubs, organizations and companies related to nautical activity.

With this award, the jury that awards the awards wanted to recognize the work that the Galicia-based bank carries out to promote sailing and allow thousands of children to start practicing this sport every year.

As its original entities did for decades, ABANCA maintains a close relationship with sailing in all its aspects, based, according to the entity, on its educational, sporting and economic values.

In addition to supporting basic sailing, in the competitive section, ABANCA also supports sailing adapted for people with disabilities and the celebration in Galician waters of multiple regattas of different classes and levels, such as the ABANCA Sailing & Rowing Week, which in the 2015 edition achieved the distinction of Best Dinghy Sailing Regatta in Spain, or the Infanta Elena Regatta.

Likewise, ABANCA supports, from its function as a financial entity, different business projects related to the nautical sector, considering it an economic activity with great potential for generating employment and wealth.

The Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards will be presented on September 3 in Baiona, coinciding with the celebration of the Prince of Asturias Trophy of the Monte Real Yacht Club. ABANCA executives have already confirmed their attendance to collect the entity’s award for the best sponsor of the year.

The Xunta de Galicia and the Monte Real Yacht Club promote adapted sailing

· An agreement signed with the Xeral Secretariat for Sport will allow the Baiona club to consolidate and expand the activities of its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities

· Monte Real is the only club in Galicia that currently promotes this type of initiative at a supra-municipal level and seeks the full integration of the participants

· For the second consecutive year, a group of students from the club with different disabilities will sail under equal conditions in the Prince of Asturias Trophy that will be held next September

The Xunta de Galicia and the Monte Real Yacht Club will collaborate one more year to promote adapted sailing in Galicia. They will do so thanks to an agreement signed this morning between the Xeral Secretariat for Sports and the Baiona club, which provides for the expansion of the activities of its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities.

Currently, Monte Real is the only club in Galicia that organizes initiatives of this type at a supra-municipal level and seeks the full integration of the participants, among whom there are people with all kinds of disabilities, both physical and psychosocial, cognitive and sensory. . The club’s Adapted Sailing School is also the only one in the north of the peninsula that operates throughout the year.

At the signing of the agreement, the General Secretary for Sports of the Xunta de Galicia, José Ramón Lete, highlighted the fact that some of the school’s students will participate, for the second consecutive year, in the Prince of Asturias Trophy, which shows, he said, that total integration is one of the objectives of the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School.

From the Baionese club, both its president, José Luis Álvarez, and its vice president, Alejandro Retolaza, thanked the Xunta de Galicia for its support in continuing to bring the sea closer to people with disabilities and allowing all those who wish to sail with equal terms.

This was transmitted to the provincial head of the sports service of the Xunta de Galicia, Daniel Benavides, also present at the signing of the agreement. They also reminded him that on September 10 they will organize a new edition of the Vertiathlon, a solidarity triathlon with which they will raise funds for the club’s Adapted Sailing School.

The Rats on Fire and Rayco Tabares, Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards for the best boat and skipper of the year

Armed by the Catalan Rafael Carbonell, Rats on Fire has been one of the most outstanding references in cruise sailing for years after winning seven Conde de Godó Trophies and four Copas del Rey in addition to several Spanish and world championships.

· The very young Canarian skipper Rayco Tabares wrote his name this year in the history of sailing in Spain by having won his third world championship in the J80 class at just 32 years of age, a milestone that no other skipper had achieved so far

· The Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards will be presented on Saturday, September 3 in Baiona as part of the celebration of the 31st Prince of Asturias Trophy organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club

The Rats on Fire of the Catalan owner Rafael Carbonell and the Canarian sailor Rayco Tabares will be recognized next September in Baiona with the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards for the best boat and skipper of the year.

The prestigious awards, which the Monte Real Yacht Club has been handing out for 24 years, coinciding with the celebration of its historic The Prince of Asturias Trophy distinguishes those people and institutions that throughout the year stood out for their human and sporting values, as well as for their work in favor of the world of sailing.

In the case of Rats on Fire, the boat has been, for years, one of the most prominent references in cruising sailing, having won seven Conde de Godó Trophies and four Copas del Rey, in addition to several Spanish and world championships. .

At the head of this Swan 45 from the Club Náutico de Arenys de Mar is Rafael Carbonell, a Catalan shipowner who has been linked to the sea for more than half his life, with whom he admits he is in love. He says that he started sailing late, but that he knew how to surround himself with the best and was able to learn everything they were teaching him.

In 2007 he decided to take over the Rats on Fire and since then he has done nothing but reap success. “When we won the first Copa del Rey, we hardly believed it,” he says. and from then on other regattas and other victories have followed one another. We always put the maximum in the preparation of the boat and each test, and it seems that we do not do badly at all “.

Carbonell shows himself, always modestly, proud of his triumphs but, above all, of his crew, of whom he speaks wonders. He says that more than a team, they are already a family, “the Rats family” , and that part of the success they have achieved so far is due to the good relationship that exists between all of them, since they enjoy what they do enormously.

An outstanding member of that crew is Rayco Tabares, from the Canary Islands, who will receive the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best skipper. In 2016, the man from Lanzarote wrote his name in the history of sailing in Spain having achieved, at just 32 years of age, his third world championship in the J80 class, a milestone that no one had achieved so far.

Since he started sailing in Optimist at the age of 6, Tabares has touched practically all the clubs. He has sailed in Cadet, in Snipe, he has directed a 470 Olympic project, he has reached the top in J80 and, while he already thinks about sailing in new classes, he continues to score victories with great boats like Rats on Fire, with which he has won various Count of Godó and Copas del Rey.

This sailor, skipper, tactician and coach now also adds a new distinction to his resume as an athlete, the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best skipper of the year, which he will collect on 3 September in Baiona as part of the celebration of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, in which he plans to sail.

24 years rewarding the best in the sailing world

The Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards are one of the most prestigious awards on the Spanish nautical scene. For 24 years, the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne has delivered them to those people and institutions that stand out for their human and sporting values, as well as for their work in favor of the world of sailing.

In the last edition, Chuny Bermúdez was awarded as the best ocean sailor and Álex Pella as the best solo ocean sailor. Astilleros Lago received an honorary award as pioneer of the Spanish nautical industry and Fundación Repsol was distinguished as the best sponsor of the year.

The Mariano Aguado communication award went to Juan Pablo Cadario, for his blog JuanpaNews; and Fifty, Movistar and Solventis won the prizes for the best boats in the ORC 0-1, ORC 2-3 and amateur team categories, respectively.

( Photos: 1 © Nico Martinez / 2 © Alfred Farré / 3 © María Muíña / 4 © María Muíña )

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR THE PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

· On September 2, 3 and 4, the thirty-first edition of one of the most important nautical competitions in Spain is celebrated in Galicia

· The Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne and the Military Naval Commission of Marin have just opened the registration period for crews who want to participate

In addition to the sporting events, the Prince of Asturias Trophy will include numerous parallel activities such as the delivery of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards

The countdown begins for the celebration of one of the most important nautical competitions in Spain, the Prince of Asturias Trophy, which in 2016 celebrates its thirty-first edition organized, once again, by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Naval Commission Marine Military.

The trophy will be held on September 2, 3 and 4, and the registration period has just opened for those crews who want to participate. They will be able to compete in it ORC cruisers, J80 and Figaros monotypes, classics and 6m.

The 31st Prince of Asturias Trophy will include the HELLO! Ladies Cup, which will bring together the best female cruising sailing crews. It will also qualify for the Spanish Cruise Championship ORC Zona Galicia, and score points for the IV Atlantic Cruise Circuit and the President Trophy of the Xunta de Galicia. It will also reward the best Portuguese crew in the Conde de Barcelona Trophy.

As in previous editions, the Prince of Asturias Trophy will include, in addition to the classic nautical events, numerous parallel activities, such as the delivery of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards, breakfasts, parties and fireworks.

Crews who wish to participate in the great sporting event of the Monte Real Yacht Club will be able to find all the information on its website and formalize their registration starting today. For those who register before August 28 there will be significant discounts.

>> SPECIAL DISCOUNTS for registrations made BEFORE AUGUST 28

>> FREE REGISTRATION for boats that have participated in the Winter Regatta-AXA Trophy, in the Spring Regatta-Repsol Trophy and in the Conde de Gondomar Trophy

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PRESS ACCREDITATIONS: Those journalists/cameramen/photographers who wish to be accredited to cover the 31st Prince of Asturias Trophy must send the duly completed accreditation request to prensa@mrcyb.com before August 31st.

II SOLIDARITY VERTIATHLON

There are already more than 130 people registered to participate, next Saturday, October 8, in the second edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon, a competition that will be held in the fishing village of Baiona, and that will serve to raise funds so that people with different disabilities can continue to practice sport under equal conditions.
In addition to this solidarity fund, the Vertiathlon is, without a doubt, a unique opportunity to enjoy an exciting event in an incomparable setting, since the routes will take place around the bay, the main streets and the surroundings of the Parador Nacional de Baiona, points all of spectacular beauty.
In the first edition of the Vertiathlon, 230 people participated, whose registrations allowed us to raise more than 5,700 euros, and this time we want to exceed those figures. If you have not yet registered, you can do so through the website of the Galician Triathlon Federation . What are you waiting for to sign up? Cheer up to participate!

Party partners MRCYB 2016

Next Friday, August 19, starting at 9:00 p.m., we will celebrate the members’ summer party at the club, with a cocktail dinner in the evening and live music until dawn.

All those who wish to attend must register before August 15 by calling 986 385 000 or writing an email to secretaria@mrcyb.com
We wait for you!

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