Monte Real stars in two special programs on sailing

This morning we had at the Monte Real Club de Yates the team from the Radio Galega program Convivir Deportivo, directed and presented by Alfonso Pardo.

For two hours they recorded two specials on sailing that you can see and listen to very soon.

The first program, focused on adapted sailing, will be broadcast on RADIO GALEGA on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, from 12:00 to 13:00 .

The second program, in which we address the history of the club, its current situation and its future, will be broadcast a little later. We will keep you informed.

Don’t miss them!




Suspended the first day of the J80 Winter League

The lack of wind forced to suspend this afternoon the first day of the J80 class Winter League, which had its first tests scheduled for this Saturday.

The championship returns on February 9 with the second of the six planned days. A stage that, if the weather permits, will be the first scoring for the participating sailboats.

Live sports in Baiona

The Monte Real Club de Yates will be the protagonist, next Tuesday, January 29 , of a new edition of Radio Galega’s Convivir Deportivo , directed and presented by Alfonso Pardo , one of the radio’s historical figures in Galicia.

The club’s facilities will host the recording of two special programs that will address different issues related to the sport of sailing, nautical tourism, the history and current affairs of Monte Real, or sailing adapted for people with disabilities, among other issues.


In the first part of the program , which can be seen live in the club’s Ribeira Beach Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (access is free and free until capacity is reached), the president and vice president of Monte Real will participate, Jose Luis Alvarez and Alejandro Retolaza ; the Admiral Raphael Lawrence; the club manager, Oscar Calero ; and the sailing coach, David Fontan .

The mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal ; the president of the Baiona Fishermen’s Association, Susana González ; and the head of the port of Monte Real, Javier Álvarez .


In the second part of the program Starting at 12:30 , the program will focus on the adapted sailing for people with disabilities , delving into the activity carried out for more than six years at the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School, which, throughout the year, is attended by students from different centers in Galicia.

In addition to various directors and coaches of the club, the Baiona councilor for accessibility, Policarpo Vilar ; the director of Breakwater Boats, José Luis Pérez , promoter of the adapted boat 4ALL; the president of the Juan María de Nigrán Center, Jose Santoro; and the monitoring and volunteer of Asem Galicia, Almudena Covelo , among others.


Access to the recording of Convivir Deportivo at the Monte Real Club de Yates, on Tuesday, January 29 between 11:30 and 13:30 in the Ribeira Beach Room of the Monte Real Yacht Club, it is open and free of charge, and all those who wish to attend can do so until the capacity of the room is full.

The Monte Real Winter League is back


Next weekend begins a new edition of the championship with which the Galician J80 class opens the 2019 regatta calendar

· The AXA J80 Winter League will be held in the bay of Baiona every 15 days over six days between the months of January and April

· The one-design championship is the first of the 10 competitions that Monte Real has scheduled for this year



Next weekend the Winter League of the Monte Real Club de Yates returns to Baiona, with which the J80 class from Galicia inaugurates the 2019 regatta calendar. The competition, which is being held thanks to the support of AXA Seguros, will be held over six days between the months of January and April.

If the weather, which is usually complicated on these dates, allows the schedule to be met, the three tests set for each day will give the participants 18 opportunities to score points for the final classification, which will come out on April 6 , the winner of the competition.

In the previous edition of the J80 Winter League, the winner was Miudo, a Portuguese sailboat from the We Do Sailing club in which Francisca Barros and Afonso Leite, the youngest skippers in the competition, alternated at the tiller. Both were able to keep their crew in the top positions during practically all the tests and settled the championship on the last day.

On this occasion, the Miudo will be led by the Portuguese 420 vice-champion Marta Ramada, one of the most outstanding female sailors in Portugal, recent winner of the Ladies Cup.

The Portuguese will have to compete with great Galician sailing skippers such as Javier de la Gándara or Miguel Lago, who will lead the Okofen and Virazón crews; already regulars in the Monte Real competition such as the Asturian Juan Luis Tuero aboard the Luna Nueva, Luis de Mira leading the Namasté, Bernardo Macedo in the Mondo or Javier Martínez Valente in the Cunichán.

The Monte Real Club de Yates Winter League is sponsored this year by AXA Seguros, a company with which the club from Baiona has been collaborating for years in organizing various competitions.

Monte Real inaugurates its 2019 calendar

With the AXA J80 Winter League, the Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates its 2019 sports calendar, in which 10 competitions and several international events are scheduled. The visit of the Royal Cruising Club, a nautical meeting with the Irish Cruising Club, the ARC Portugal rally and the Pornic Baiona Regatta will put the international note on the events agenda.

The Conde de Gondomar Trophy, the Prince of Asturias Trophy, the delivery of the National Sailing Awards or the Galician Solitaire and Two-handed Championship are some of the events that will be held in Baiona, where the Comunica Trophy, the Trophy Repsol or the Baitra Trophy, among others.






The AXA J80 Winter League will be held in the waters of the Bay of Baiona on January 26, February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23 and April 6, 2019, being organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates.


The regatta will be governed by:

to. The rules as defined in the WS Racing Rules of Sailing 2017–2020 (RRV).
b. J80 class monodesign regulations and their special adaptations of the J80 Galicia Fleet[NP][DP] .
c. Announcement and Instructions of Regatta.
d. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[NP] It will not be a reason for protests between ships. This modifies Rule 60.1(a) RRS.
and. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[DP] indicates that your penalty may be lighter than disqualification if the protest committee so decides. The abbreviation for the discretionary penalty imposed pursuant to this instruction shall be[DPI] .
F. The penalty for infractions of the IR indicated as[SP] they will be fixed, without hearing and imposed by the Race Committee, in the most recently completed race, applied as indicated in Rule 44.3 RRS (modifies Rules 63.1 and A5 of the RRS).


2.1. Participants may display advertising in accordance with the provisions of WS Regulation 20.
2.2. The Organization may require the participants to display the sponsor’s publicity in the form that is convenient and that will be provided to them before the regatta, not being able to manipulate or modify said material under any circumstances.


3.1. Boats of the J80 class that comply with the regulations of point 1 and all the requirements demanded in point 4 of this AR may participate. As long as each and every one of them is not fulfilled, their registration as a participant in the Regatta will not be considered. Depending on the circumstances, the Organizing and Race Committee may grant a special extension in a particular way to the boat that requests it in writing.
3.2. Owners and skippers must be members of the National J80 Class Association and be registered at
3.3. Skippers who are not owners must be in possession of Sailor Classification Grade 1. See this link .


4.1. Registration will be mandatory, at a cost of €50 per boat, and the following documentation must be sent or presented before January 25 :
• Duly completed registration form.
• Updated boat insurance.
• 2019 federative licenses for all crew members.
• Proof of transfer of registration rights.
• Proof of payment of the J80 Class Association fee for 2019.

Submitted or presented in:

Mount Royal Yacht Club
Parador Enclosure, s/n, 36300 Baiona
phone + 34 986 385 000

And the transfer of registration rights made in:

. account: 2080-0559-23-3040003658

4.2. Registration and registration confirmation:
The owner or person in charge of each boat must register and personally sign the registration form at the Regatta Office before 1:00 p.m. on January 26, 2019 .


5.1. The competition will take place on the following days:

5.2. This program may be modified if circumstances so require (postponement to other dates due to suspension due to storms, etc., or modification of schedules according to forecast weather conditions or other causes).
5.3. Exit signals may be given up to 60 minutes before sunset each day.


6.1. It will be navigated in fleet format, in real time.
6.2. 18 tests are scheduled.
6.3. There will be no more than 3 tests per day.


7.1. The responsibility of attending this regatta having previously updated its Measurement Certificate, measuring the material with which it is intended to participate, is exclusively the registered skipper.

7.2. The number of crew members on board may be changed during the course of the regatta, but not on each day where it must end with the same number as the start.

7.3. The safety of this regatta will be considered as category 4 (reduced) in accordance with the Special Rules for High Seas Regatta of the WS and adapted to the particular regulations of the Galician J80 Fleet.

7.4. All boats will have to be equipped with a VHF radio with channels 16, 09, 71 and 72.

7.5. It will be the responsibility of the owner or skipper of each boat to comply with the legal regulations established for recreational boats, both in general and in particular for their government, dispatch and security.


8.1. The Low Score system described in Appendix A of the RRS will apply.

8.2. There will be one (1) discard from 6 or more races held; two (2) discards from 13 or more tests held and three (3) discards if the 18 scheduled tests are held.


Prizes will be awarded to at least the top 6 finishers at the dinner to be held on April 6 at 8:30 p.m. at the club.


Participants in the AXA J80 Winter League do so at their own risk and responsibility.

The MRCYB or any person or body involved in the organization of the event, reject any responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to people or things, both on land and at sea, as a result of participation in the tests covered by this race announcement.

Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4, Decision to Race, of part 1 of the RRS, which states: “It is the sole responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a race or to continue racing”.






The Monte Real Yacht Club, a smoke-free port


· The Monte Real Yacht Club is officially a smoke-free port from this Friday after establishing the ban on smoking in its slipway and pontoons through which thousands of transits and athletes pass every year

· The Minister of Health of the Xunta de Galicia Jesús Vázquez Almuíña presented the president of the club José Luis Álvarez with the diploma that recognizes the participation of Monte Real in the Galician Network of Smoke-Free Ports

The club is thus ascribed to an initiative created in 2016 with an educational and social awareness purpose in which there is no surveillance or sanctions since what is sought is to achieve a personal commitment from society


The Monte Real Club de Yates is officially a smoke-free port from this Friday. This morning, the Minister of Health of the Xunta de Galicia, Jesús Vázquez Almuíña, presented the president of the entity, José Luis Álvarez, with a diploma that recognizes the participation of Monte Real in the Galician Network of Smoke-Free Ports.

The Baionese club thus joins the Portonovo Yacht Club, the Portosín Real Club Náutico and the Ribadeo Real Club Náutico in an initiative promoted with an educational and social awareness purpose, with the main objective that adults become figures exemplary and set an example with their attitudes, in this case without smoking, to the little ones.

The pontoon and slipway area of the port of the Monte Real Yacht Club, through which thousands of people pass each year between transits and athletes, thus becomes a healthy and sustainable environment in which, from today, you can not smoke. It is a personal commitment that the users of the club will have to assume, since there will be no surveillance or sanctions for those who fail to comply with the rule.

The Regional Minister of Health of the Xunta de Galicia presents the diploma to the president of Monte Real – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the delivery of the diploma to Monte Real, the Minister of Health of the Xunta de Galicia, Jesús Vázquez Almuíña, congratulated the club for continuing to be, once again -he said-, one of the pioneering clubs in Galicia at the time to promote initiatives and launch new proposals like this one. What it is about, Almuíña said, is to “make visible that tobacco smoke is not good and that excluding it from all public places will give everyone a better quality of life” .

The president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez, thanked the regional head for his visit to Baiona and promised to continue betting on the environment and health. “Every day ,” Álvarez said. We work so that everyone’s future is better and making our home a smoke-free space is taking another step in that direction” .

The president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, received the diploma on behalf of the club – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Baiona, Corcubión and Rianxo are the three municipalities in Galicia in which all their beaches have been declared “beaches without smoke”, but there are a total of 45 municipalities that have also joined the initiative, with a total of 79 smoke-free beaches. tobacco.

In the case of marinas, the Monte Real Club de Yates is the fourth to join the Galician Network of Smoke-Free Ports, of which the Portonovo Yacht Club, the Portosín Royal Yacht Club and the Royal Ribadeo Nautical Club.

The Monte Real Yacht Club is from today a smoke-free port – Photo © Rosana Calvo

“The Royal Mount – said the president of Portos de Galicia, José Juan Durán- It is the last port to join the network but there are still more than 40 that we want to join as well, so we have room to continue working in the line of excellence that we want for the nautical facilities of Galicia” .

The mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal, also took part in the act, who in 2018 received, for the second consecutive year, the gold award from the Smoke-free Beaches initiative of the Xunta de Galicia, after having declared all the beaches of the region tobacco-free. municipality. Baiona thus becomes, said the councilman, an exemplary place with measures ” that impact both the environment, by reducing the number of cigarette butts that end up in the sea, and health, by preventing people from breathing the smoke of smokers” .

10 competitions and several international events will mark the journey of the Monte Real Club de Yates in 2019

· The historic club from Baiona is once again among the most prolific yacht clubs in Spain by scheduling ten sports competitions for the new year

· The visit of the Royal Cruising Club, the nautical meeting with the Irish Cruising Club, the ARC Portugal rally and the Pornic Baiona regatta will put the international note on the calendar

· The Conde de Gondomar Trophy, the Prince of Asturias Trophy and the delivery of the National Sailing Awards will once again be the highlights of the program

· The Galician Solo and Two-handed Championship and the Spanish Height Championship will bring together the highlights of the Galician fleet in the Rías Baixas

· The J80 will be in charge of opening and closing the Monte Real sports calendar with the exclusive Winter and Autumn leagues for these monotypes

Ten sports competitions will mark the journey of the Monte Real Club de Yates in this 2019, a year in which the historic club from Baiona will once again be among the most prolific in Spain in the organization of regattas.

The J80 will be in charge of opening the sports calendar with the J80 Class Winter League that the club has been organizing for years exclusively for these monotypes with a great presence in Galicia. It will be played in six days during the first months of the year, starting on January 26 and ending on April 6.

The next appointment on the Monte Real calendar, the first for the cruisers, will be the Comunica Trophy , scheduled for April 20, coinciding with Easter. The regatta will be held in a single day and will once again have the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, from where the test will depart for Baiona.

The historic Repsol Trophy , one of the longest-running sailing trophies in Galicia, will celebrate its forty-second edition this year, once again coinciding with the May 1 long weekend. The traditional spring regatta of Monte Real will be held on May 1, 4 and 5 and it will have room for all types of sailboats.

In May the little ones will also meet in Baiona, to compete in the Baitra Children’s Sailing Trophy , scheduled for the 25th and 26th. Monte Real thus maintains its firm commitment to basic sailing, which it promotes through its Sailing School and the organization of specific championships for sailors who are just starting out in this sport.

The Galician Solitaire and A Dos Championship , which for the fifth consecutive year is called the Rafael Olmedo Memorial in memory of the historic president of Monte Real who died in 2015, will be in charge of opening the month of June. It will be held on day 1 with a route of about 30 miles for crews reduced to the maximum, with one or two sailors on board.

The students of the Sailing School of the club will have their main moment on the weekend of June 22 and 23 with the Final of the Baitra MRCYB Social League . The competition will mark the closing of the 2018-2019 season courses, which are attended throughout the year by numerous children of different ages.

In July comes the first highlight of the Monte Real sports calendar: the Conde de Gondomar Trophy , which once again becomes the Spanish Height Championship. The forty-fourth edition of the regatta will be held on July 25, 26, 27 and 28.

Ten years younger, thirty-four in total, he is celebrating the Prince of Asturias Trophy , the most important regatta currently being held in Galicia and one of the most prominent on the Spanish nautical scene. It is an unmissable event for all types of sailors who find in Baiona not only the opportunity to compete at the highest level, but also to enjoy a true sailing festival, with numerous leisure activities. This year the calendar has been marked for September 6, 7 and 8 and will include, as usual, the presentation of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards on the night of September 7.

And the last regatera appointment of Monte Real will be for the J80. The monotypes, in charge of opening the club’s calendar, will also put an end to it in the J80 Class Autumn League , scheduled for October 26, November 9, 23 and 30.

In addition to the strictly nautical competitions, the Monte Real will once again celebrate in 2019, on September 14, a new edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon , a triathlon that the club organizes with the aim of raising funds for its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities. .

A calendar with several international sections

In the 2019 calendar of the Monte Real Yacht Club there are also several international events, among which a visit by the fleet of the Royal Cruising Club , the most important cruise association in the United Kingdom, stands out. More than 100 associates in some 20 sailboats will dock in Baiona at the beginning of July to enjoy sailing along the Galician coast.

The Monte Real will also host, in 2019, the Irish Cruising Club Nautical Meeting . The prestigious group of Irish cruisers will meet at the Baionese club from July 11 to 13.

One month before, in June, the sailors of the twenty-fifth edition of the ARC Portugal , a rally promoted by the World Cruising Club, will stop at Monte Real; and also the participants in the Pornic Baiona regatta, which takes place from June 5 to 10.



January 26, February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, April 6, 2019
April 20, 2019
May 1, 4 and 5, 2019
May 25 and 26, 2019
June 1, 2019
June 6-11, 2019
arc portugal
June 22 and 23, 2019
2-5 July 2019
royal cruising club rally to galicia
6-9 July 2019
pornic regatta – baionne – la rochelle
10-14 July 2019
irish cruising club rally
July 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2019
September 6, 7 and 8, 2019
September 7, 2019
September 14, 2019
October 26, November 9, 23 and 30, 2019

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