El Maija, winner of the AXA J80 Autumn League

 

· The crew made up of José Luis Pérez, Roberto Simón, Miguel Larrán and Javier Pérez won the one-design league organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club

· The regularity of results obtained in the twelve regattas held in the four days of the championship allowed Maija to always stay in the lead and take the final victory

· El Cansino skippered by Fernando Yáñez and Santiago Estévez’s Spaco won silver and bronze

 

On the last day of the AXA J80 Autumn League, everyone came out to win – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Maija of José Luis Pérez, Roberto Simón, Miguel Larrán and Javier Pérez won this afternoon in Baiona the latest edition of the AXA J80 Autumn League, held since last October in the Bay of Baiona.

The regularity of results that the Monte Real monotype achieved in the twelve races held over four days allowed it to always stay in the top positions and take the final victory.

José Luis Pérez skippered the Maija in all the days – Photo © Rosana Calvo-

They started seconds behind Namasté after the first round, but once they got to the top spot, there was no crew capable of bringing them down from the top. They achieved the leadership on the second day, revalidated it on the third and reached the final with clear aspirations to the title.

This Saturday they also came out convinced, and their rivals could do little to snatch the announced victory from them. The Maija maintained the regularity for which it was characterized throughout the league and signed two third and fourth in the sets.

El Cansino by Fernando Yáñez had to settle for silver in the competition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

He finished the league with 22 points, 11 behind Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino who, with 33 points, finished second. The bronze medal in the competition, with 36 points, went to Santiago Estévez’s Spaco .

Santiago Estevez’s Spaco came third – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The New Moon by Juan Luis Tuero and the Namasté by Luis de Mira were fourth and fifth respectively, with 39 and 42 points; and completed the classification Pazo de Cea de María Campos, who today won the third test held; the Miúdo by Nico Domínguez, with a crew of students from the MRCYB Sailing School; the Jaime Barreiro’s Petrilla , who with Javier de la Gándara on board was able to secure first place today in one task; the Mondo by Bernardo Macedo; the SND Cormorant by Francisco Martínez; the Ferralemes by Jaime García and the Oh Carmela by Juan Martínez Pazó.

The J80 once again left beautiful prints in the bay of Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Once the competition in the water was over, the Monte Real Club de Yates, organizer of the championship, hosted the awards ceremony for the winners. The winners of the last edition of the one-design league received their trophies at a dinner attended by the entire fleet, members of the club’s board of directors and representatives of AXA, sponsor of the championship.

The Parador de Baiona, exceptional witness of the AXA J80 Autumn League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Putting an end to the Autumn League, Monte Real closes the 2019 sports season, in which it organized a total of 11 competitions, two of them special and exclusive for the J80 class. In 2020, the monotypes will once again have a special role, with their participation in the Winter League starting next January being the ones in charge of inaugurating the calendar.

AXA J80 Autumn League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

FINAL OVERALL CLASSIFICATION
AXA J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB

1) MAIJA · JOSE LUIS PÉREZ VÁZQUEZ · 22 POINTS
2) TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 33 POINTS
3) SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 36 POINTS
4) NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO 39 POINTS
5) NAMASTE LUIS DE MIRA 42 POINTS

 

FINAL CLASSIFICATION LEAGUE AUTUMN AXA J80

 

Decisive assault on the AXA J80 Autumn League

· This Saturday the fourth and final round of the AXA J80 Autumn League will be held in Baiona to decide its winners

· The crew of the Maija led by José Luis Pérez is the one that reaches the final with the most ballots in hand for the final victory

·Once the last three tests in the water are finished, Monte Real will hold a dinner for the fleet and the delivery of trophies

 

This Saturday the fourth and final round of the AXA J80 Autumn League will be held in Baiona, which has been held since last October in the waters of the Bay of Baiona under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and sponsored by AXA Insurance.

At the decisive assault, the Maija crew, led by José Luis Pérez, is the one that arrives with the most ballots in hand to win the final victory. It has been, without a doubt, the most regular J80 in the entire fleet, and its good results have allowed it to finish as leader in two of the three days held so far.

At a distance of 5 points from its most direct rival and with the more than possible entry into play of a discard if the three scheduled tests are held, Maija should not have it very difficult to achieve championship gold.

El Cansino , skippered by Fernando Yáñez, is the J80 that has the best chance of stopping him. It is one of the J80 that has done the best throughout the Monte Real league and another contender for the title.

In the triad of possible winners, we must also fit the Luna Nueva of the Asturian Juan Luis Tuero, who has managed to sign, so far this championship, several victories in the different tests. It is, without a doubt, another of the boats to take into account for the final day.

A little further down the ranking are Luis de Mira’s Namasté and Santiago Estévez’s Spaco . Both have managed to stay in the “Top 5” for several days and their aspiration in these last races will be to sign the best possible results to sneak into the winners’ podium.

The final of the AXA J80 Autumn League will begin, as usual, at three in the afternoon inside the Bay of Baiona. The forecast is to dispute three regattas and, once the competition is over on the water, continue the closing of the league on land, with the celebration of a dinner and the delivery of prizes to the winners.

José Luis Álvarez will continue to lead the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona

 

· The current president of Monte Real has been re-elected to continue four more years at the helm of the historic club from Baiona

· Álvarez will be the visible head of a Board made up of nine members (7 men and 2 women) with two new additions

· The entrepreneur and businessman Francisco Pino and the renowned sailor from Vigo Marga Cameselle join the Monte Real management team

· The open electoral process in the club will conclude tomorrow, Friday, with the celebration of a members’ assembly starting at 5 in the afternoon

 

José Luis Álvarez from Vigo will continue to lead the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona for four more years after being re-elected president of the historic Baiona club.

Álvarez’s, who has held the presidency of Monte Real since November 2015, was the only candidacy presented in the last open electoral process at the club, which will culminate tomorrow, Friday, November 29, with the holding of a members’ assembly at 5 a.m. the afternoon . It will be a meeting in which the management team, already officially proclaimed, will present its project for the future and will submit to the turn of prayers and questions that the partners may ask.

The new board that will lead Monte Real for the next four years is based on continuity, although it incorporates some changes in certain positions and a couple of new faces. José Luis Álvarez ‘s right-hand man will continue to be Alejandro Retolaza , who remains in the position of vice president.

The post of commodore, which had been held by Fernando Yáñez, passed into the hands of Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui ; and in the position of vice-commodore appears the first of the new additions to the new board, the entrepreneur and businessman Francisco Pino , who replaces Genoveva Pereiro. César Fernández-Casqueiro remains in charge of the secretariat and the treasury is now the responsibility of former Commodore Fernando Yáñez .

In the board of directors of Monte Real there are, in addition, three members: Miguel Font , of installations and projects; Genoveva Pereiro , from foreign relations; and Margarita Cameselle , from sporting events. The renowned sailor from Vigo is the second new addition, along with Francisco Pino, to the Monte Real management team.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB

• His Majesty King Felipe VI · PRESIDENT OF HONOR
• Mr. José Luis Álvarez Vázquez CHAIRMAN
• Mr. Alejandro Retolaza Vázquez-Viso VICE CHAIRMAN
• Mr. Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui COMMODOR
• Mr. Francisco Pino Martins · VICE COMMODOR
• Mr. César Fernández-Casqueiro Domínguez · SECRETARY
• Mr. Fernando Yáñez Fernández · TREASURER
• Mr. Miguel Font Rosell · MEMBER OF FACILITIES AND PROJECTS
• Mrs. Margarita Cameselle Álvarez VOCAL FOR SPORTS EVENTS
• Mrs. Mª Genoveva Pereiro Álvarez MEMBER OF FOREIGN RELATIONS

NOTICE OF RACE · SPANISH SAILING LEAGUE

SPANISH SAILING LEAGUE
STATE LOTTERIES AND BETTING TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club December 13, 14 and 15, 2019

 

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. The Spanish Sailing League (LEV) – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy is a national competition between Clubs.
1.2. Each event is sailed on Figaros and Bavaria B One Class one-design boats provided by the Organizing Authority.
1.3. The League is made up of two events of three days each in which fleet trials will be sailed with direct judgment at sea. The tests will be short between the representatives of each Club, which will sail against each other.

2. ORGANIZING AUTHORITY

2.1. The Spanish Sailing League – State Lotteries and Betting Trophy is organized by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, the Monte Real Yacht Club of Baiona and the Arenal Yacht Club and is sponsored by the State Lotteries and Betting State Society.
2.2. The venues and dates of each day are: Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona from December 13 to 15 and Club Náutico Arenal from February 14 to 16, 2020.

3. RULES

3.1. The LEV will be governed by the rules, as defined in the Sailing Regattas Regulations.
3.2. World Sailing Addendum Q will apply. 3.3. [DP] The rules of use of the boats included in the sailing instructions
3.4. [DP] RRV 40 is modified in the sense that it will be applicable at all times while sailors are sailing or changing boats.
3.5. It is added to rule 41: “e) help to recover from the sea and embark a crew member, provided that this occurs in the approximate situation where he was rescued.

3.6. The decisions of the Protest Committee will be final in accordance with RRS 70.5(a).
3.7. In all the rules that the LEV governs, the notation[NP] refers to the fact that an infraction of that rule will not be a reason for protests between boats. This amends RRS 60.1(a).

4. ELIGIBILITY

4.1. Those Clubs affiliated with the RFEV and up to date with their obligations in 2019 may participate in the LEV.
4.2. Each Club may only register one team.
4.3. The teams will be made up of 4 or 5 crew members, one of whom must be of a different gender and the total weight of the crew dressed in swimwear may not exceed 350 kg.
4.4. All crew members who make up the team must have a federative license from the Club they represent.
4.5. All crew must be at least 16 years old. Minors must present an authorization from their legal guardian for their participation available on the League website, without which their participation will not be allowed.

5. ADVERTISING

5.1. Boats will only display advertising provided by the organizing authority in accordance with World Sailing regulation 20.4.2.
5.2. Participating Clubs may display advertising on the ground as long as they have the authorization of the Club hosting the event.

6. REGISTRATION

6.1. Registrations must be made by each participating Club through the League website http://ligavela.rfev.es before November 30, 2019, sending a copy of the bank transfer to: servicios@rfev.es
6.2. Registration fees are €600 per team (two events), transfer of the boat included, which will be paid by bank transfer to:

ROYAL SPANISH SAILING FEDERATION
IBAN: ES3820389301996000245127
Concept: LEV + Club Name

6.3. Registrations will be accepted in strict order of receipt. A registration will not be considered completed until payment of the registration fees is made.
6.4. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to accept entries received after the deadline established in section 5.1 of this Notice of Races.

7. CLUBS REGISTRATION

7.1. The person in charge of each team must register and personally sign the registration form at the Regatta Office before 09:30 a.m. on the first day of each day.
7.2. The registration is conditioned to the presentation, before the appointed time, of the following documents:
a) Signed Registration Sheet
b) RFEV 2019 Federative License of each crew member (2020 on the second day).
c) ID of each team member
d) Contact phone number
e) Proof of payment of registration fees
f) Crew Weigh-in

8. PROGRAM. VENUES AND TYPE OF BOATS

8.1. The event program is as follows:
8.2. The attention signal for the first test of each event is scheduled at 11:00. The first team meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. on the first day of testing
8.3. On the last day of each event, no warning signal will be given after 3:00 p.m.

9. SCORE. TROPHIES AND CLASSIFICATION

9.1. The scoring system of the Spanish Sailing League will be published on the regatta website once the registration period has closed.
9.2. Trophies will be awarded to the top three ranked clubs in the league. Other trophies will be published in the TOA of each venue.
9.3. The places that Spain has in the European Sailing League will be occupied by the first classified of this Spanish Sailing League-State Lotteries and Betting Trophy.

10. RACING INSTRUCTIONS

December 13 to 15 – MRCYB Tests – Figaros
February 14 to 16 – El Arenal CN Tests – Bavaria B One

10.1.The sailing instructions will be published at least from the day before the first race of each event on the regatta website.

11. PRESS, IMAGES AND SOUND [NP][DP]

11.1. The boats will carry on board image and/or sound recording devices as well as positioning systems when provided by the organizing authority.
11.2. All participants will be available to the LEV press team at the end of each test for interviews by any means.
11.3. By registering for this regatta, the participating Clubs and sailors assign to the organizing authority without any type of compensation in exchange the right in perpetuity to use and show any type of recording related to the event in any medium, photography, sound, video, etc.

12. SUPPORT BOATS

12.1. One support boat per team will have free mooring in the marinas of the host clubs during the days of competition.
12.2. All support boats must be clearly identified with the Club to which they belong.
12.3.[NP][DP] All persons aboard team support vessels may be required to wear life jackets while afloat, and all vessels must be provided with an operational VHF transmitter for each vessel.

The Maija caresses the victory of the AXA J80 Autumn League

· The sailboat skippered by José Luis Pérez remains in the lead with one last day left to finish the competition

· Its most direct rivals from second and third position are Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino and Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva

· The AXA J80 Autumn League will conclude next Saturday with the celebration of the last tests and the awards ceremony

José Luis Pérez leads the crew of the Maija – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Maija caresses the victory of the AXA J80 Autumn League after consolidating the first position in the classification with one day to go before the end of the championship.

The sailboat, skippered by José Luis Pérez, signed a new victory this afternoon with a second and two third partials in the three contested races, managing to be, once again, the most regular of the entire J80 fleet.

The waves made navigation difficult for the J80 fleet this Saturday – Photo © Rosana Calvo

With 16 points in the provisional general classification, Maija is moving away from its rivals and is approaching the final victory, which will be decided in just one week.

El Cansino and Maija stuck in a maneuver – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Their most direct rivals, from second and third in the provisional standings, are Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino and Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva, who will reach the final with 21 and 28 points respectively.

Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva remains third with one game to go – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Although less regular than the Maija, the Yáñez and Tuero crews were once again among the best, each winning one of the disputed races.

They suffered, yes, notable drops in the score of certain tests and that lack of regularity, which today was the dominant trend in practically the entire fleet except in the case of Maija, is what keeps them away from the position of honor.

The J80 fleet leaves beautiful images in the Bay of Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The AXA J80 Autumn League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of AXA Seguros, will conclude next Saturday, November 30, with the celebration of the last three races in the bay of Baiona.

It will be, without a doubt, an exciting day since if at least two races of the three planned are held, a new discard will come into play, which could leave surprises in the final classification.

The AXA J80 Autumn League will be decided in a week – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Once the dispute in the water is over, that same day the awards ceremony will also be held for the winners. As has become a tradition, the trophies will be delivered within the framework of a dinner attended by the participating crews, as well as members of the regatta committee, the organization and sponsors.

AXA J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 5) AFTER THE THIRD DAY

1) MAIJA JOSE LUIS PÉREZ VÁZQUEZ 16 POINTS
2) TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 21 POINTS
3) NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO 28 POINTS
4) NAMASTE LUIS DE MIRA 32 POINTS
5) SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 33 POINTS

 

The AXA J80 Autumn League enters its final stretch

· The one-design competition organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club celebrates its penultimate day tomorrow, Saturday

· José Luis Pérez’s Maija is the leader followed closely by Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino and Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva

On the provisional podium, the top three finishers and contenders for the title are within a margin of just 6 points

José Luis Pérez leads Maija, at the head of the AXA J80 Autumn League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The AXA J80 Autumn League organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of AXA Seguros enters its final stretch tomorrow, Saturday, with the celebration of the penultimate day of tests.

Starting at three in the afternoon, the bay of Baiona will host the dispute of three new windward-leeward regattas in which the J80 fleet will try to sign its best results before the imminent end of the competition.

José Luis Pérez’s Maija, one of the most consistent J80s in the evolution of the league, is in the lead, closely followed by Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino and Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva. With 8, 10 and 12 points respectively, they make up a tight provisional podium separated by a margin of just 6 points.

In fourth and fifth position, at a greater distance, are Luis de Mira’s Namasté, with 18 points; and the Spaco de Santiago Estévez, with 22.

The penultimate stage of the AXA J80 Autumn League will take place, if the forecasts hold true, on a very cloudy day with a northwesterly wind between 10 and 14 knots, with a tendency to drift towards the west. At the head of the regatta committee, designing the course and controlling the evolution of the tests, will be Fernando Giraldo.

Monte Real brings protected minors closer to the sea

 

· The money raised from the celebration of the Solidarity Vertiathlon of Baiona and the support of the Xunta de Galicia has allowed the Baiona club to expand the number of activities of its Adapted Sailing School

· There are currently around 3,000 minors in Galicia who, for different reasons, have come under the protection of the services for minors of the Galician regional administration.

With this new initiative, Monte Real seeks to continue expanding a service that it has offered for years to people with disabilities, dependents, the elderly and students from special centers with serious behavioral problems.

· The MRCYB thus reaffirms its commitment to society and consolidates itself as one of the clubs with the greatest corporate social responsibility in Galicia

Last September, the Monte Real Club de Yates celebrated, together with the Baiona council and thanks to the sponsorship of Verti Seguros, a new edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon, a triathlon with which, for 5 years, the club has raised funds for its Adapted Sailing School.

In this 2019, the participation of 200 athletes and the collaboration of numerous brands and companies, made it possible to raise more than 6,000 euros, money that, added to the support provided by the Xunta de Galicia, has allowed the Baion club to promote new activities aimed at bringing the Marry people for whom it can lead to an improvement in their quality of life.

After launching adapted sailing courses for people with functional diversity from different associations in Galicia, taking users of nursing homes to sail through the “Amaromar” program and carrying out nautical outings with students from special education centers with behavioral problems, Monte Real is now expanding its activities with proposals for minors under the guardianship of the Xunta de Galicia.

There are currently around 3,000 boys and girls in Galicia who, for different reasons, most of them related to abandonment, abuse, lack of schooling or health care, have come under the protection of the services for minors of the Galician regional administration.

The initiative joins the extensive program of activities of the Sailing School – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Some of them have already benefited from this new initiative promoted by Monte Real, which allows them to go sailing in a group with specialized monitors. It is a proposal that seeks, mainly, to offer these children the possibility of enjoying a few hours of enjoyment and disconnection at sea, while learning aspects related to water sports.

In the last of the outings carried out with supervised minors, the boys and girls were able to visit different points in the bay of Baiona, discover how a boat works and learn basic navigation concepts.

With the launch of this activity, the Monte Real Yacht Club once again reaffirms its commitment to society and consolidates itself as one of the clubs with the greatest corporate social responsibility in Galicia.

The first outings are done with pneumatics so that they get used to the sea – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Maija snatches the leadership of the AXA J80 Autumn League from Namasté

· The crew led by José Luis Pérez knew how to read the sea and wind conditions recorded this afternoon very well and climbed to the top of the standings after the second stage of the league

· El Cansino by Fernando Yáñez was on the verge of becoming the leader despite having achieved the best results of the day with two first places and one second

Luis de Mira’s Namasté, which was at the head of the Monte Real league, fell to fourth position behind Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva, which is third

The AXA J80 Autumn League is held in the Bay of Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Maija snatched the leadership of the AXA J80 Autumn League this afternoon from Luis de Mira’s Namasté, who had been at the top of the standings since the opening day of the competition.

The crew, led by José Luis Pérez, knew how to read very well the sea and wind conditions that occurred this afternoon in Baiona, with a northwesterly wind almost north, of about 12 knots of intensity, and quite a lot of waves; and managed to prevail over the rest of the J80 who are competing for the one-design league.

Since the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates began with the sponsorship of AXA Seguros, the Maija is one of the most regular J80, also obtaining very good marks in all the tests.

In the 6 races held to date, José Luis Pérez’s men managed to cross the finish line always first or second, except on one occasion, when they finished sixth. The entry into play today of a discard allowed the crew to eliminate that bad result from the score and place themselves at the head of the provisional classification.

The Maija led by José Luis Pérez – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The other crew that is standing out above the rest in this AXA J80 Autumn League, although in a more irregular way than the Maija, is the Cansino, skippered by Commodore del Monte Real, Fernando Yáñez. In today’s session, after signing two first and a third, he managed to climb two steps in the classification, rising from fourth to second place.

El Cansino by Commodore Fernando Yáñez – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the third place on the provisional podium are Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva, who had already held the bronze position since the first day.

Luna Nueva remains third – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Luis de Mira’s Namasté, which came first, fell to fourth position; and in the fifth the Spaco de Santiago Estévez is maintained.

The AXA J80 Autumn League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of AXA Seguros, continues on November 23 with the third and penultimate day of tests, in which the one-designs with aspirations for the podium will have to make an effort to consolidate positions in the highest positions of the classification.

 

AXA J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 5) AFTER THE SECOND DAY

1) MAIJA JOSE LUIS PÉREZ VÁZQUEZ 8 POINTS
2) TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 10 POINTS
3) NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO 12 POINTS
4) NAMASTE LUIS DE MIRA 18 POINTS
5) SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 22 POINTS