A new edition of the Monte Real Repsol Trophy is in contention

The traditional spring regatta of the Baiona club celebrates its forty-second edition in 2019, sponsored for yet another year by Repsol

· The Vigo estuary will host the competition on May 1, 4 and 5 with different regattas in the bay of Baiona and the vicinity of the Cíes Islands

· 25 sailboats have already announced their participation in one of the most important races of the regatta season in Galicia

· After having been the J80 Spanish Championship in 2018, this year the Repsol Trophy will include the dispute of the J80 Luso Galaica Cup

Some of the prizes that will be distributed among the winners of the Repsol Trophy that will be held on May 1, 4 and 5 – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Starting tomorrow, the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona is running a new edition of the Repsol Trophy, which this year will also be the J80 Luso Galaica Cup and will be held for three days in the Vigo estuary, with various regattas inside of the Bay of Baiona and the anchorage of the Cíes Islands.

The Baiona club officially presented the competition this morning at a press conference attended by the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal; the person in charge of Marine and Fishing of Repsol, Inés González; and the president and vice president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez and Alejandro Retolaza.

The event detailed the characteristics of what is considered one of the most important tests of the heavy sailing season in Galicia, and in which 25 crews from different parts of the country have already announced their participation.

In front of the starting line there will be boats such as the Santorum & Martinez Group of the Club Náutico Deportivo de Riveira, with Javier Durán at the wheel; Jean Claude Sarrade’s Fend la Bise, which will race once again at the Monte Real Club de Yates; Nahela from Club Deportivo Alagua de A Guarda, recent winner of the Comunica Trophy; or the Starfighter by Julio Rodríguez, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo.

In addition, in 2019 the winners of the previous edition will repeat, which were Ramón Ojea’s Bosch Service Solutions, winner in the cruiser-regatta class and in the general classification; and the Balea Dous de Rodeira, with Luis Pérez at the controls, winner of the cruiser class. Elena Raga, from Madrid, who won the Figaro class in 2018, will also return to Baiona.

In the J80 class, the fleet of boats of the Monte Real Club de Yates will be, once again, the most outstanding, with the presence, among others, of the two monotypes that have won the most recent competitions held in Galicia: the Okofen de Javier de la Gándara and El Cansino by Fernando Yáñez.

Five races in three days of racing

The Repsol Trophy of this 2019 includes in its program five tests divided into the three days that the competition will last.

The first day, tomorrow, Wednesday, the May Day holiday, will include a coastal route starting in the interior of the Bay of Baiona and passing in front of different sandy areas to the Tofiño Lighthouse, in the vicinity of the Galician Sea Museum, turning in the area to return back to the interior of the bay, where the finish line will be placed.

The competition will continue on the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May, with two stages that, although they will be completely defined based on the day’s weather forecasts, are expected to be a windward/leeward and a coastal route on Saturday , and two windward/leeward runs on Sunday. They will be the definitive tests in which the winners’ podiums will be defined and will be held in the vicinity of the Cíes Islands.

In dispute the J80 Luso Galaica Cup

After having been the Spanish J80 Championship in 2018, the 2019 Repsol Trophy will host the J80 Luso Galaica Cup, in which the different J80 participants will measure their strength. The cup will have as its program the same tests planned for the rest of the fleet, including two coastal tours of the Vigo estuary and several poles at the Cíes anchorage. The difference with the cruisers will be that, as usual, the J80, identical to each other, will compete in real time.

Official presentation of the Repsol Trophy – 42º Spring Regatta this morning at the Monte Real Yacht Club – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The 42 years of a unique event in Galicia

Few events are more long-lived in Galicia than the Monte Real Yacht Club Spring Regatta, which has been held with great success for more than 40 years” . This was highlighted this morning at the official presentation by the president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez, who thanked Repsol for the support it has given the club over all these years.

On behalf of the energy company, sponsor of the event, the person in charge of Marine and Fishing, Inés González, was present, who predicted a great success for the competition and encouraged all the sailors to participate in the trophy.

The presentation was also attended by the head of the sports service of the province of Pontevedra, Daniel Benavides, who highlighted the boost that having these high-level competitions would mean for Galicia; the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal, who stressed the close relationship that Baiona always has with the sea; and the vice president of Monte Real, Alejandro Retolaza, who offered all the details of the trophy.

Dinners, concerts and tastings will complete the sports program

In addition to the water sports program, the 2019 Repsol Trophy includes several leisure activities for the participants, which they can enjoy at Monte Real once the tests are over. The club has prepared for them various seafood dinners, live music and tastings of Martin Miller Gin and Royal Bliss.

The president of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Repsol Marine and Fisheries manager presided over the presentation of the trophy – Photo © Rosana Calvo


Tuesday, April 30

12:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Confirmation of registrations and registration of participants

Wednesday, May 1st

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Presentation of documentation and delivery of Sailing Instructions

1:00 p.m. – Coastal route for all classes (departure in Baiona)

7:30 p.m. – Seafood dinner and tastings

Saturday, May 4

12:30 p.m. – Windward/Leeward in the Cíes Islands field or coastal route ending in the Baiona cove

7:30 p.m. – Seafood dinner and tastings

Sunday, May 5

12:00 noon – Windward/Leeward at the Regatta course near Cíes Islands

4:30 p.m. – Awards ceremony and later pincho



Follow the Repsol Trophy 2019 live

Don’t miss the latest edition of the Repsol Trophy · 42º Spring Regatta , which takes place on May 1, 4 and 5 in the bay of Baiona and the Vigo estuary.

Follow the tests live from here:

In this 2019 edition the following tests will be held:

Wednesday, May 1st

1:00 p.m. – Coastal tour all classes

Saturday, May 4

12:30 p.m. – Windward/Leeward all classes in the Cíes field and coastal route ending in the Baiona cove

Sunday, May 5

12:00 Windward/Leeward all Classes in Campo de Cíes




(Luso/Galaica Cup of one designs J80)



The REPSOL Trophy · Spring Regatta will be organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club (MRCYB) with the sponsorship of REPSOL.


It will be held in the waters of the Vigo estuary and the Bay of Baiona on May 1, 4 and 5, 2019.


3.1 The Regatta will be held in accordance with the provisions in force in the following regulations:

a) The “rules” as defined in the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 – 2020 (RRS).
b) The 2019 Cruise Technical Regulation and its annexes (RTC).
c) Respective regulations, with the adaptations made by the MRCYB for this regatta, of the J80 and Figaro one-design classes. [NP]
d) The IMS and ORC 2019 Regulations.
e) World Sailing special rules for offshore regattas, category 4 (ORC).
f) This Announcement of Race.
g) The Sailing Instructions, which may modify any of the previous sections.

3.2 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.

3.3 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] .

3.4 The penalty for infractions of the IR indicated as[SP] they will be fixed, without a hearing and imposed by the Regatta Committee in each test infringed during the day (modifies Rules 63.1 and A5 of the RRS).


4.1 Participation in this regatta is limited to boats with an ORC International or Club certificate valid for 2019, whose GPH is less than 770 s/mile, as well as the J80 and Figaro monotypes.

4.2 Groups and Classes.

An ORC group is established that will be divided into classes, as well as those of the different monotypes:

Cruise (*) ORC
J80 class J80 monotypes
Figaro Class (**) Figaro Monotypes

(*) In ORC, in view of the registrations made and as soon as their effective participation in the regatta is verified, the Regatta Committee and Organizing Committee will establish the classes and cuts of the same, seeking the greatest possible equity, not admitting claims about it.

(**) The Figaros, if they do not achieve the minimum number of 3 to compete as a one design, will race in ORC with an estimated GPH, no claims being accepted in this regard.

4.3 To form a class, there must be a minimum of 5 registered (except in Figaros, which will be a minimum of 3).

4.4 One designs will only compete in their class and in real time.


5.1 Participants must comply with the eligibility conditions reflected in Regulation 19 of the World Sailing and the prescriptions of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation related to said regulation.

5.2 Participants of nationality or legal residence in Spain must be in possession of the athlete’s federation license for 2019.


6.1 Participants may display advertising, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 20 of World Sailing and the Advertising and Competition Regulations of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.

6.2 In accordance with World Sailing Regulation 20, participants may be required to display advertising on the forward 20% of the hull, on each side of the boat and on the sides of the boom, as well as possible advertising pennants on the backstay of each boat. All this would be provided at the MRCYB race office once your registration is confirmed.

6.3 Modifications to the stickers provided by the organizing committee are not allowed. Violation of this IR will entail a penalty of 2 places in the test.

6.4 The Monte Real Club de Yates reserves the right to demand the elimination or substitution of any type of publicity, message or image displayed during the celebration of the event of the boats or the equipment of their crew members, which does not comply with the moral and ethical standards of general acceptance (Regulation 20 of the World Sailing) or contravene the interests of the organizing club. This includes holding races on the regatta course, at the club’s facilities or while at the regatta committee’s disposal.

6.5 The owner or skipper of the boat with advertising will be asked to indicate or show the type of advertising that will be displayed during the celebration of the regatta, for the approval of the organizing committee.

6.6 The participating owners and crews grant their authorization to the MRCYB so that any photograph, image or video of people or boats taken during the days of the regatta may be published in any medium, such as television advertisements, editorial comments, information , advertising, etc


7.1 Entries will necessarily be formalized on the official form (it accompanies this document and/or is available at www.mrcyb.es).

7.2 The registration fees will be the following:

Class ORC – Discounted 50% (*) 40 euros – Rest 80 euros
Fígaros – Bonus 50% (*) 25 euros – Rest 50 euros
J80 – Discounted 50% (*) 30 euros – Rest 60 euros

(*) The 50% bonus will be applied only to those who have also participated in the COMUNICA TROPHY.

In addition, the participating boats in each and every one of the following regattas:

– Communicate Trophy
– Repsol Trophy
– Count of Gondomar Trophy

they will obtain free registration for the 34th Prince of Asturias Trophy.

7.3 The registration fees must be made in the name of the Monte Real Yacht Club by means of a transfer or payment made in the current account that is set out below (indicating the name of the boat):

Bayonne Branch
Account number: 2080-0559-23-3040003658

7.4 To be accepted, an application for registration must be submitted or submitted with the following documentation:

• Registration form duly completed and signed.
• Photocopy of the updated licenses of all the crew members of the ship.
• For foreign athletes who do not have a federative license or athlete’s medical insurance that insures them in the event of an accident, they must prove that they have insurance against accidents and illness valid in Spain.
• Valid and signed ORC measurement certificate (ORC fleet only).
• Certificate of payment of the annual fee of the Class Association (J80).
• Photocopy of civil liability insurance and damage to third parties for a minimum coverage of €336,556 and coverage for all crew members on board and policy extension for participation in non-professional regattas.
• List of security elements (depending on whether ORC or Monotype) duly covered and signed.

7.5 The application for registration must have the approval of the Organizing Committee of the Monte Real Club de Yates.

7.6 The documents will be sent or presented by hand within the established period in:

36300 BAIONA
EMAIL: secretaria@mrcyb.com
Phone: + 34 986 38 50 00

The documents for registration are available on our website: www.mrcyb.es

7.7 Final registration period
The final registration period for the regatta will be April 29, 2019. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to extend said period. If registrations are accepted after the deadline, the cost of these will be increased by 20%.

7.8 Registration of Participants
Each owner or skipper must register and personally sign the registration form at the MRCYB Regatta Office before 11:00 a.m. on May 1, 2019.

7.9 Admission of Participants
The registration of a boat will not be accepted if, before the time indicated in section 7.8, it does not present the documents specified in 7.4 at the Regatta Office or does not have the approval of the Organizing Committee.


8.1 The program of the event is as follows:

Tuesday, April 30

12:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Confirmation of inscriptions and registration

Wednesday, May 1st

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Presentation of documentation and delivery of Sailing Instructions

1:00 p.m. – Coastal tour all classes (departure in Bayona cove)

7:30 p.m. -Seafood dinner and tastings

Saturday, May 4

12:30 p.m. – Windward/Leeward all classes in the Cíes field and/or coastal route ending in the Baiona cove

7:30 p.m. – Seafood dinner and tastings

Sunday, May 5, 12:00 p.m.

12:00 Windward/Leeward all Classes in Campo de Cíes

4:30 p.m. and awards ceremony and later pincho

8.2 On Sunday, May 5, no attention signal will be given later than 2:30 p.m. GPS time.
8.3 A maximum of 5 tests are scheduled for all classes. The regatta will be valid for classes that have held and scored at least one test.
8.4 The Sailing Instructions may introduce variations in the routes or in the scheduled program, depending on the circumstances that occur, mainly weather.


Measurements and daily checks of certificates and safety may be carried out by the measurement committee on regatta days.


10.1 The Low Score System Appendix A4 of the RRS will apply.

10.2 There will be no discards.


11.1 ORC rankings will be established according to one of the following compensation systems:

For cruise, compound route, and if not possible:
a) Applying the values specified in each certificate for Ocean PCS, if the wind is stable.
b) Offshore OSN, if there are large roles and oscillations in wind intensity.
All this always at the discretion of the regatta official, not admitting claims in this regard.

11.2 Class classifications will be established (provided that the provisions of points 4.2. and 4.3 are met).

11.3 One design classes will only qualify in real time.


12.1 The safety of the regatta is considered as Category 4, in accordance with the Special Rules of Regatta of the World Sailing (for one designs they will be specific to them).

12.2 The participants undertake to carry on board, under their responsibility, the updated regulatory documentation of the vessel, as well as the appropriate qualification for the management of the vessel and the navigation to be carried out.


The list of prizes will be exposed in the TOA, in view of the participants and registered, before the start of the 1st test.


The boats formally registered in this regatta that do not belong to the MRCYB fleet, will have a reserved mooring or anchoring place (mooring under the exclusive responsibility of the owner or skipper), free of charge at the MRCYB, during the days of the regatta and until Sunday. May 5th.


15.1 The Race Committee will use Channel 72 VHF for its communications during the celebration of the tests.

15.2 All participating boats must have an operational VHF radio receiver installed on board, equipped with at least VHF channels 09 (156.450Mhz), 16 (156.800Mhz) and 72 (156.610Mhz).


16.1 The award ceremony will take place on the terrace of the MRCYB, once the general classifications of the tests have been published on May 5, 2019 (approximately 4:30 p.m.).

16.2 Scheduled social events:

Wednesday, May 1st,

7:30 p.m. – Seafood dinner and Martin-Miller Gin & Royal Bliss tasting

Saturday, May 4,

7:30 p.m. – Seafood dinner and Martin-Miller Gin & Royal Bliss tasting

Sunday, May 5,

4:30 p.m. – Awards ceremony and later pincho


17.1 All boats participating in the regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility.

17.2 The Monte Real Club de Yates, the organizing authority or any other person or body involved in the organization of the event, rejects 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 participating in the tests covered by this Notice of Race.

17.3 Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4 DECISION TO RACE in part 1 of the RRS which states:

“It is the sole responsibility of a ship to decide whether to participate in a
test or if it continues in regatta”.

MRCYB April 2019

Repsol Trophy
· Baitra Children’s Sailing Trophy
5th Rafael Olmedo Memorial
Baitra Social League Final – MRCYB
Count of Gondomar Trophy
Prince of Asturias Trophy
· National Sailing Awards
· 5th Solidarity Vertiathlon
J80 Class Fall League

Nahela de A Guarda, champion of the Comunica Trophy


· El barco del Club Deportivo Alagua patroneado por Victor Manuel Álvarez se alzó este Sábado Santo con la victoria del Trofeo Comunica· El velero se impuso también en la clase ORC 1 y la victoria de la clase ORC 2 fue para el Abal Abogados/Lagar de Pintos/Fanautic· En la competición de los monotipos J80 se hizo con el oro el Cansino del Monte Real Club de Yates liderado por su comodoro Fernándo Yáñez· En la clase Fígaro la tripulación triunfadora fue la del Ladeira con la vicecomodoro del Monte Real Genoveva Pereiro a la cañaEl Trofeo Comunica del Monte Real Club de Yates cerró este sábado una nueva edición coronando como ganador al Nahela, del Club Deportivo Alagua de A Guarda , que resultó vencedor absoluto en la clasificación general, ganando también en la clase ORC 1.

La competición, disputada por primera vez en el marco de la Semana Santa, se desarrolló con unas muy buenas condiciones meteorológicas, típicamente estivales, con sol, sin apenas nubes, temperaturas elevadas y un viento del oeste-suroeste que se movió entre los 6 y los 10 nudos, lo que agilizó la navegación de los veleros rumbo a Baiona.

Tras escuchar el bocinazo de salida frente al muelle de transatlánticos de Vigo a las dos de la tarde y emprender una larga ceñida, de casi 9 millas rumbo a Baiona, la flota tomó las balizas de La Negra y Carallones, y cruzó finalmente la línea de llegada en el interior de la bahía baionesa.

Las previsiones meteorológicas, que anunciaban la entrada de viento del norte, le jugaron una mala pasada a los veleros que eligieron ese rumbo esperando un viento que finalmente no entró. Más suerte tuvieron los que enfrentaron la prueba por el sur, como el Nahela de A Guarda. Su patrón, Victor Manuel Álvarez, aseguró que se vieron favorecidos por la suerte y las buenas decisiones tomadas.

“Lo lógico era ir hacia el norte, por la previsión, pero vimos más presión hacia el sur y decidimos tomar ese rumbo, lo que nos permitió acertar. Tuvimos algún problema en el cambio de zona, para pasar de sur hacia Cíes, y ahí perdimos mucho tiempo, pero finalmente logramos ganar y estamos muy contentos de que nos beneficiase tanto la compensación de tiempos”, aseguró el patrón del Nahela tras finalizar la competición.

El barco del Club Deportivo Alagua se subió a lo más alto del podio de los de su clase y se llevó del Monte Real los trofeos al mejor de la general y ganador de ORC 1. La segunda y tercera posición de esa categoría fueron para el Starfighter de Julio Rodríguez, del Real Club Náutico de Vigo; y el Unus del Monte Real Club de Yates, patroneado por Luis García Trigo.

Un barco de esa clase, el Swan 45 del Monte Real Club de Yates Yess Too, patroneado por el portugués Rui Ramada, fue el más rápido de los 26 veleros participantes y completó las 11,9 millas de recorrido en apenas dos horas y siete minutos.

Los de Ramada se llevaron a casa el gran sabor de boca que les dejó el haber sido los más rápidos en completar el recorrido, pero la compensación de tiempos les impidió hacerse con el título de los de su clase, que finalmente se llevó el Nahela.

El Abal Abogados/Lagar de Pintos/Fanautic del Ro Yacht Club, patroneado por Mariano Dios, se hizo con el oro de la regata en la clase ORC 2. El Balea Dous de Luis Pérez (Real Club Náutico de Rodeira) y el Don Pansa de Alberto Sousa quedaron segundo y tercero.

Los monotipos J80, ajenos a la compensación de tiempos, compitieron en tiempo real y su disputa finalizó con el Cansino del Monte Real Club de Yates situado en lo más alto del podio. La tripulación liderada por el comodoro del club baionés, Fernándo Yáñez, dejó la plata y bronce del trofeo al Cunichán de José Luis Pérez y el Mondo de Bernardo Macedo.

En la clase Fígaro, el mejor de la flota fue el Ladeira de la vicecomodoro del Monte Real Genoveva Pereino. Logró imponerse en la jornada y hacerse con la victoria de los de su clase, seguido del Serralleiras de Alberto Iglesias. El Erizana de Javier Ortega completó podio con una merecida tercera posición.

En la entrega de trofeos, celebrada por la tarde en el Monte Real Club de Yates, estuvieron presentes, entre otros, el alcalde de Baiona, Ángel Rodal; el presidente del Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez; y el director ejecutivo de Comunica Comunicación Visual, Roberto Lira, como patrocinador del evento.



>>> Clasificaciones Trofeo Comunica


Cruise ships return to Baiona this Holy Saturday

· More than twenty boats will compete for the Comunica Trophy organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club

· The start will be given at two in the afternoon in front of the transatlantic pier in Vigo and the finish line will be placed inside the Bay of Baiona

· The awards ceremony for the winners will be held at seven in the afternoon at Monte Real


More than twenty boats will compete this Holy Saturday in the Vigo estuary for a new edition of the Comunica Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club.

The regatta committee, chaired by Fernando Giraldo, will start the race at two in the afternoon in front of the transatlantic dock in Vigo, from where the sailboats will begin a journey of about 15 miles that will take them to the outskirts of Baiona.

After turning at an unmarking mark, the fleet must comply with several obligatory steps, located at the La Negra, Subrido and Carallones marks, to finally reach the bay of Baiona, where the finish line will be installed.

Among the clubs that will compete in this new edition of the Comunica Trophy, are the Ro Yachts Club, represented by the Abal Lawyers-Lagar de Pintos-Fanautic de Mariano Dios; the Bouzas Maritime Lyceum, with the Salao by Juan Carlos Sigre; the Maritime Club of Canido, with the Bosch Service Solutions by Ramón Ojea; the Rías Baixas Maritime Club, with the Galopín by José Luis Mosquera; the Royal Nautical Club of Vigo, with La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez; the Monte Real Yacht Club, with the Yess Too by Rui Ramada; or the Nautical Club of Portonovo, represented by the Albarellos , by Fernando Rey.

After opening the season with the J80 Winter League, the Comunica Trophy is the first cruise competition on the Monte Real calendar, which has seven more competitions planned for 2019, including the famous Conde de Gondomar Trophy (in July) and the Prince of Asturias Trophy (in September).

The Comunica Trophy opens the cruise season of the Monte Real Yacht Club

· The Monte Real Yacht Club opens its cruise season this Holy Saturday with the celebration of the Comunica Trophy between Vigo and Baiona

· The participating sailboats, among which there will also be one-design Figaros and J80s, must complete a 15-mile coastal course

· The start of the regatta will take place in front of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, which collaborates in the organization of the Monte Real competition

The Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates its 2019 cruise season this Easter with the celebration, next Holy Saturday, of the Comunica Trophy, a coastal regatta between Vigo and Baiona that the participating sailboats will compete in starting at two in the afternoon .

It will be at that time that the regatta’s starting horn will be heard in front of the facilities of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, which once again collaborates with Monte Real in organizing the competition.

From Vigo to Baiona, the Comunica Trophy fleet will have to complete a 15-mile route in which, according to forecasts, a favorable wind will remain, some strong enough to allow them to complete the route without incident. The regatta will also be held on a fairly clear day, with pleasant temperatures between 18 and 20 degrees, and little sea.

Among the participating fleet are some of the winners of the previous edition, who will seek to revalidate victory. This is the case of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, who in 2018 won the victory of his class aboard the MBA Atlántico and who this time will participate at the controls of the Yess Too.

Another of the 2018 winners will also be among the participants, the Balea Dous of the Real Club Náutico de Rodeira, with the usual good work of Luis Pérez at the controls.

Another company that has also announced its participation in the competition is Ramón Ojea’s Bosch Service Solutions, from the Club Marítimo de Canido, who will return for the gold that escaped him the previous year, in which he had to make do with third place bronze. Among the J80, the winner of the last edition also repeats, which was Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva.

The registration period to participate in the Comunica Trophy is still open and anyone who wishes to compete can register until the day of the regatta itself. Registration is free and participating boats will also have a 50 percent discount on registration for the Repsol Trophy, which Monte Real organizes once again to coincide with the May 1 long weekend.

The Comunica Trophy is sponsored, for the third consecutive year, by Comunica Comunicación Visual, a firm that offers printing services, signs, industrial design, acrylic items… throughout Galicia from the municipality of A Guarda, where its main headquarters are located. Several of its managers and area managers will participate in the awards ceremony for the winners, which will be held on the same Saturday as the competition starting at seven in the afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates facilities.






Okofen are proclaimed winners of the J80 Winter League


· The sailboat skippered by Javier de la Gándara sentenced the championship organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates, which celebrated its last day today

Okofen thus recovers the title of the J80 winter league that it had achieved in 2017 and lost in 2018 at the hands of the Portuguese Miudo de Francisca Barros

· The Cansino of the Commodore of Monte Real Fernado Yáñez and the Miudo skippered by Carlos Hernández were second and third


Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen left its mark once again in the territory of the J80 in Galicia, where for years it has been, without a doubt, one of the most outstanding boats and with the most awards in its history.

After receiving the title of “Best J80 of the 2018 season” a few days ago, awarded by the Galician Sailing Federation, the crew of the Okofen collected this afternoon in Baiona a new award for their collection, the winner of the Winter League of J80.

It also did so forcefully, by managing to get a large margin from its most direct competitors. 8 points away from the second classified and 12 from the third placed him on the top of the podium of the championship organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates since last January.

Of the six days of competition scheduled in the sports program for the trophy, the weather only allowed three of them to be held, and Okofen took victory in two. He only gave his rivals a break on one of the days, in which El Cansino momentarily managed to steal the provisional podium.

It was precisely this boat, skippered by the commodore of the Monte Real Yacht Club, Fernando Yáñez, which finally took second place in the classification, with 15 points.

The third position, with 19 points, was occupied by Miudo de Carlos Hernández.

This Saturday’s session, which was held with a west-northwest wind of between 15 and 20 knots, left very mixed results, with surprising ups and downs in the different tests. This was the case of Okofen, which had signed all the results so far with first and second places, and today fell to sixth position in one of the tests; and other boats such as the Luna Nueva or the Mondo, which had not been able to sneak into the places of honor, and today achieved two second places.

Finally, after the gold, silver and bronze positions of Okofen, Cansino and Miudo, and the entry into play of a discard, Luis de Mira’s Namasté came fourth; Luna Nueva by Juan Luis Tuero, fifth; and Bernardo Macedo’s Mondo, sixth.

Seventh place went to Pazo de Cea skippered by María Campos, and Javier Martínez Valente’s Cunichán was eighth. Closing the classification, the Cormorán II, the Ferralemes and the Virazón, who could not compete in all the contested tests.

After the celebration of this last day this afternoon in Baiona and the subsequent award ceremony for the winners, the Monte Real Club de Yates put an end to what was the first competition of its 2019 sports season.

The next appointment on its regatta calendar is the Comunica Trophy, for which the club has already published the Notice of Regatta and opened the registration period. It will be held on April 20, coinciding with Easter, and will once again have the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, from where the race will take place.


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