MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dear friends and friends:

Near the end of the year, I would like to convey to you on behalf of the Board of Directors our most cordial Christmas greetings and our best wishes for the coming year 2020.

It has been a year during which we have been able to carry out, once again, our intense calendar of regattas and social events that continue to make Monte Real a benchmark in the world of sailing.

All this would not be possible without the commitment of our sailors who, from the smallest to the most experienced, have kept our club’s flag at the top. To all of them, our recognition and sincere thanks.

Our gratitude, also, to the sponsors and institutions that, once again, with their collaboration and support, have made it possible to carry out our most emblematic regattas. And to the media, always ready to transfer to society such an extraordinary sport as sailing.

I would not like to stop thanking all the collaborators and workers of the club for their effort and constant commitment. A team that we are really proud of.

Finally, our most affectionate and endearing memories, for the families of those friends who have left us throughout the year.

Merry Christmas to all!

 

Jose Luis Alvarez
President MRCYB

 

The Baiona City Council collaborates with the MRCYB Sailing School

 

The council of Baiona has just awarded the Monte Real Yacht Club a grant of 1,000 euros to promote its Sailing School.

The aid is part of the 2019 call for subsidies to carry out sports activities in Baiona, which aims to finance the expenses incurred by the operation of municipal sports entities and their sports activity during the season.

With this contribution, the Baiona City Council maintains its commitment to the Monte Real Yacht Club Sailing School, with which it has been collaborating for years in different ways.

The 1,000 euros that the Baiona club will receive from the municipal coffers will be allocated to the different sections of the School, which has divided its activity into Dinghy Sailing, Sailing Cruisers and Adapted Sailing for people with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: Spanish Sailing League

The Real Club Náutico de Arrecife wins the Spanish Sailing League in Baiona

· The crew of the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife led by Leonardo “Nete” Armas won the first phase of the Spanish Sailing League – State Lotteries and Bets Trophy held in Baiona

· The RCN team from A Coruña skippered by Miguel Fernández came second and the bronze in the competition went to the RCN team from Gran Canaria with Onán Barreiros at the helm

· The Spanish Sailing League will continue next February in Mallorca with the holding of a second and final test phase from which the Spanish representative for the European League will emerge

The crew of the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife led by Leonardo “Nete” Armas won, this afternoon in Galicia, the first phase of the Spanish Sailing League – State Lottery and Betting Trophy, which is held in Baiona (Rías Baixas ) under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club.

With 24 points in the final general classification, the team from Lanzarote achieved a more than deserved victory after having been in the lead since the beginning of the competition. Three first places in the three rounds played since last Friday in the bay of Baiona. In total, 20 tests, in which those from Arrecife participated in 12 and managed to sign six first and two second places.

They were, without a doubt, the most regular crew and the one that made the fewest mistakes on the water, and that was precisely the key that allowed them to win the final victory. At the head of the team, the world runner-up and winner of several King’s Cups, “Nete” Armas, who surrounded himself with his usual sailing companions, such as Ricardo Terrades, Tomás Fuentes, Gonzalo Morales and Fátima Diz.

Ricardo Terrades and Fátima Diz collected the prize for the winner of the RCN Arrecife – Photo María Muiña

After finishing the competition, the skipper and team leader was very satisfied with the good work done by his crew during the three days of testing. “We are -said Nete Armas- a group of friends who usually sail together, who know each other well and who have not been bad at sailing on the Figaros del Monte Real. And all that together is what has allowed us to be champions of this first phase and continue fighting for the goal of representing Spain in Europe”.

The silver of this first phase of the Spanish Sailing League stayed in Galicia, at the hands of Miguel Fernández and the crew of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña (27.5 points), formed by Jaime Araujo, Irene Rodríguez and Pablo González.

Miguel Fernández led the RCN A Coruña crew to the silver medal in the competition – Photo © María Muiña

The bronze medal also went to the Canary Islands at the hands of the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, led by the Olympian and 420 world champion, Onán Barreiros, and completed by María Caba, Guiomar Bonilla, Alejandro Cantero and Luis Miguel Hernández.

The RCN Gran Canaria team took the bronze in this stage of the Spanish Sailing League – Photo © María Muiña

In the end, the team from the Monte Real Club de Yates, organizer of the competition, could not enter the winners’ podium, but finished at the gates with a more than creditable fourth place.

In the awards ceremony for the winners, held this afternoon in Baiona, the president of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the provincial head of Sports of the Xunta de Galicia, Daniel Benavides; and the Provincial Deputy for Sports, Gorka Gómez.

On behalf of the Monte Real Club de Yates, the organizing club, its president, José Luis Álvarez, participated in the delivery, and was very grateful to the RFEV for having chosen Baiona for the inauguration of this new competition. Álvarez wished the League much success and confirmed the presence, in future editions, of a crew from Monte Real.

Family photo with some of the participants in the Spanish Sailing League in Baiona – Photo © María Muiña

This first part of the Spanish Sailing League – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy will continue in two months with the holding of three new days of tests in Mallorca, organized by the Club Náutic S’Arenal. It will take place on February 14, 15 and 16, aboard Bavaria B One type sailboats, and the results of both competitions (Baiona and Mallorca) will reveal the Spanish representative for the Europa Sailing League, in which Spain will compete in 2020 for the first time.

 

The winning crew of the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife – Photo © María Muiña

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

FINAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 5)

1. ROYAL YACHT CLUB OF ARRECIFE (LANZAROTE) LEONARDO ARMAS 24 POINTS
2. ROYAL NAUTICAL CLUB OF A CORUÑA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · 27.5 POINTS
3. REAL CLUB NÁUTICO DE GRAN CANARIA · ONÁN BARREIROS · 30.82 POINTS
4. MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB (BAIONA) · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 39 POINTS
5. CAMPELLO NAUTICAL CLUB (ALICANTE) IVÁN MORENO 43.75 POINTS

 

>>> FINAL CLASSIFICATION SPANISH SAILING LEAGUE

 

The Canary Islands and Galicia continue the fight for the Spanish Sailing League

· The Spanish Sailing League – State Lottery and Betting Trophy crossed its equator this Saturday in Baiona and is now heading to the final stretch with the two teams from the Canary Islands and the team from A Coruña fighting for victory

· The RCN Arrecife crew, led by Leonardo “Nete” Armas, remains the leader of the league, stalked from second and third position by the teams from A Coruña and Gran Canaria

Today was without a doubt a complicated day due to the weather with showers that delayed the assembly of the field and the start of the tests and gusts of wind that caused some problems for the crews

· The competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation will conclude tomorrow, Sunday, with the final tests and the delivery of prizes to the winners

 

 

The Spanish Sailing League – State Lotteries and Betting Trophy entered its final stretch this Saturday in Baiona after holding the second day of tests, in which the crew of the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife, who had been leading the first round, managed to stay ahead.

Today was a full and complicated day in the bay of Baiona. Complete because the fleet was able to compete in the 10 planned races (which makes a total of 18) in the regatta programme; and complicated by the weather, which again left significant showers, which delayed the assembly of the regatta field and the start of the tests. Luckily, the wind did help the crews and added excitement to the day, blowing between 12 and 14 knots on average and gusts of up to 18-20 knots, and staying from the south, quite stable throughout the round.

Under these conditions, the crew of the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife managed to stay on top of the partial podium after signing two first and two second places in the races held today, and finishing the day with 24 in the provisional general classification.

The people of Lanzarote are leaders closely followed by the team from the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, skippered by Miguel Fernández, who today, as he did on the opening day, once again sealed two first places and stalks them from second position with 28.91 points.

There are also no changes in third place in the classification, in which the crew of the Real Club Náutico Gran Canaria remains, with 30.82 points. That tight separation of points between the top three classified will be what will guarantee, tomorrow, Sunday, the excitement ahead of the last round.

Outstanding was also the performance today of the home team. The crew of the Monte Real Club de Yates, led by Fernándo Yáñez, signed a first, three second and two third places, which allowed them to climb from sixth to fourth position, placing them just outside the podium.

The Spanish Sailing League – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy will conclude its passage through Baiona tomorrow, Sunday, with the celebration of the definitive tests on the water and the subsequent awarding of prizes to the winning crews. It will be, once again, a day of all against all in the last 10 heats of the windward-leeward type that will end up defining the winners’ podium.

The Monte Real Club de Yates, organizer of the competition by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, will put an end to the event by hosting the awards ceremony in its facilities, which will be attended by the president of the club, José Luis Álvarez; the president of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the provincial head of Sports of the Xunta de Galicia, Daniel Benavides; and the Provincial Deputy for Sports, Gorka Gómez. The delivery will start at half past four in the afternoon.

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

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 5) AFTER THE SECOND DAY

1. ROYAL YACHT CLUB OF ARRECIFE (LANZAROTE) LEONARDO ARMAS 24 POINTS
2. ROYAL NAUTICAL CLUB OF A CORUÑA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · 28.91 POINTS
3. REAL CLUB NÁUTICO DE GRAN CANARIA · ONÁN BARREIROS · 30.82 POINTS
4. MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB (BAIONA) · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 37.09 POINTS
5. ROYAL NAUTICAL CLUB OF PALMA (MALLORCA) PEDRO MARÍ 40.98 POINTS

 

CLASSIFICATIONS SECOND DAY SPANISH SAILING LEAGUE

 

Great premiere in Galicia of the Spanish Sailing League

· The Bay of Baiona hosted this Friday the celebration of the opening day of the Spanish Sailing League – State Lotteries and Bets Trophy organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club

· The crew of the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife with Leonardo “Nete” Armas at the helm took the lead after beating their 9 rivals in the 8 races held with a round robin design.

The Real Club Náutico de A Coruña skippered by Miguel Fernández and the Real Club Náutico Gran Canaria team led by Onan Barreiros are second and third in the provisional general classification

· Tomorrow, Saturday, starting at eleven o’clock, the second day will be held with the same test system and all the crews back in the running aspiring to continue scoring for the final on Sunday

 

Great premiere in Galicia of the Spanish Sailing League – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy, which the Monte Real Club de Yates organizes these days in Baiona by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation.

The Rías Baixas received this Friday the fleet of 10 participants from the different Spanish clubs that aspire to become the national representative in the European Sailing League, a privilege that will be granted to the winner of this competition.

On the opening day, the crew of the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife (Lanzarote), with the world runner-up and winner of several editions of the Copa del Rey, Leonardo “net” Arms to the cane, he became the leader after beating his rivals in the tests played with a league design of all against all.

The people from Lanzarote participated in 6 of the 8 disputed races signing four first places, a second and a third. After finishing the round, “Nete” Armas was very satisfied with the great work done by his crew.

“They were ,” said Armas, Very intense and complicated tests, very short and with the boats very close together, but also very fun. The truth -he assured- is that we enjoyed them a lot and the boats (the Figaro Beneteau del Monte Real), which were in very good condition, were not bad at all”.

The Real Club Náutico de Arrecife team was, without a doubt, the best in the first round, and will reach the second phase with 9 points on the scoreboard, 3 behind their most direct rival, the team from Real Club Náutico de A Coruña , led by Miguel Fernández, who is second with 12 points.

In third position is the Real Club Náutico Gran Canarias of the Olympic and 420 world champion, Onán Barreiros, who with 14 points holds the provisional bronze.

This first day of the Spanish Sailing League – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy was held under conditions that were not as complicated as initially expected. The wind blew with an average of 10 knots and peaks of between 13 and 14, and remained flat for most of the tests, blowing from the south-southwest.

The 10 participating clubs competed under equal conditions, aboard the Figaro Beneteau del Monte Real Club de Yates. A total of 8 double-lap windward-leeward routes were completed with a little more than a mile in total, in fairly agile tests that allowed the rotation of the different clubs according to the established round robin system.

The regatera day ended on land with a seafood dinner attended by all the participating clubs and members of the committees and organization. Tomorrow, Saturday, if the forecasts are met, the competition will resume at 11 in the morning with an identical program of 10 technical tests in the Bay of Baiona.

The Spanish Sailing League – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy will end on Sunday with the celebration of the last regattas and the awarding of prizes to the winners.

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

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 5) AFTER THE FIRST DAY

1. ROYAL NAUTICAL CLUB ARRECIFE LEONARDO ARMAS 9 POINTS
2. REAL CLUB NAUTICO A CORUÑA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · 12 POINTS
3. REAL CLUB NAUTICO GRAN CANARIAS ONÁN BARREIROS 14 POINTS
4. CAMPELLO YACHT CLUB IVAN MORENO 19.5 POINTS
5. EL ARENAL YACHT CLUB AINA COLOM 19.5 POINTS

 

RESULTS FIRST ROUND SPANISH SAILING LEAGUE 2019

 

The Monte Real Yacht Club raises the curtain on the Spanish Sailing League

· Starting Friday, the historic Baiona club will host the inauguration of the new competition of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation

· Monte Real has been chosen to organize the first part of a regatta from which the Spanish representative for the European circuit will emerge

· In the 45 tests that will be held in the bay of Baiona until Sunday, 12 crews from different clubs in Spain will compete

· This first edition of the Spanish Sailing League is sponsored by Loterías y Apuestas del Estado

The vice president of the MRCYB, Alejandro Retolaza; and the president of the RFEV, Julia Casanueva, in the center of the table – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Monte Real Club de Yates has been the club chosen to inaugurate the Spanish Sailing League, a new competition promoted by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation with the sponsorship of Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, which will be held starting next Friday in Baiona .

For three days, from Friday the 13th to Sunday the 15th, 12 crews from different Spanish yacht clubs will compete in a sports program in which a total of 45 windward-leeward-type events are planned.

There will be multiple short-term regattas that the participating teams must complete with a maximum of 5 crew members aboard six identical boats, the six Beneteau Figaros that the Monte Real Club de Yachts Sailing School has.

Thus, under equal technical conditions, the crews will score points day by day, without being eliminated, in a general classification from which, once the entire test program has been completed, the winner of the competition in Baiona will emerge.
There will be a second phase to be held in the Balearic Islands and the team that wins both will be chosen to represent Spain on the international circuit.

Among the participating teams there are representatives of some of the places with the most nautical tradition in Spain. Two crews will arrive in Baiona from the Canary Islands, one from the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife (Lanzarote) and another from the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria .

Of the Mediterranean, Alicante will be the area with the greatest representation, since teams from three clubs will participate, the Real Club Náutico de Calpe , the Javea Náutico Club and the Campello Náutico Club .

Also present from the Mediterranean will be the Club Náutic El Balís (Barcelona), the Real Club Náutico de Valencia , the Real Club Náutico de Palma and the Club Náutico s’Arenal , organizer of the second part of the Spanish Sailing League.

The Basque Country will be represented by the Real Club Marítimo del Abra (Vizcaya) and two crews will compete for Galicia, one from the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña and the other from Monte Real Club de Yates . The Baionese club, in addition to organizing the tests, will compete with a team that will be in charge of leading Fernando Yáñez.

If the weather permits, the three days of testing will begin, each day, at 11 in the morning. On Friday, as it is the first day of racing, there will also be a preparatory meeting prior to the start. And on Sunday, the last day of competition, the awards ceremony will also be held, starting at half past four in the afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates.

With this new competition, the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation tries to give a new impetus to inter-club competitions in Spanish territory, from which teams can come out that represent Spain in other international competitions. An objective shared by Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, as sponsor of the event, and the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona as organizer of the first phase.

Official presentation of the Spanish Sailing League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

OFFICIAL PRESENTATION STATEMENTS

“For the Monte Real Club de Yates it is a great pride and satisfaction that the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation has chosen us to organize and inaugurate this Spanish Sailing League, to which we already wish many years of history and great successes”

Alejandro Retolaza Vice President of the Monte Real Yacht Club

“For two years we have been thinking about creating a club league. It was a great project that we had pending and this year we have managed to promote it thanks to the support of Loterías y Apuestas del Estado. It will be a great bet for another type of sailing and, above all, for the Spanish clubs, which will be the protagonists”

Julia Casanueva President of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation

“I want to thank the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona for hosting this regatta. Monte Real is a great club, the facilities are perfect, the setting is unparalleled and it’s better that they won’t be anywhere here. Galicia, of course, will not disappoint”

Manuel Villaverde President of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation

“We are in a province that, at the level of water sports, is a world power. From the Diputación we have been supporting the world of sailing for years because it values our estuaries, our environment and the good work of our clubs. We hope that this first edition continues and that Galicia can host future leagues”

Gorka Gómez Provincial Deputy for Sports

“We all congratulate ourselves on this good idea of making sailing comparable to other sports that have this type of league between clubs. Sailing is a strategic sport for this country and from the Xunta de Galicia we will always support it”

Daniel Benavides Provincial Head of the Sports Service

“For us, as a city council, having the Monte Real Club de Yates here is something that fills us with pride, because it is a clear benchmark in the world of sports, as has been seen once again here, when it was chosen to organize the this event. We are sure that it will be a complete success, because it is always like that when it bears the club’s signature”

Carlos Gómez Mayor of Baiona

 

Christmas discounts at the MRCYB Helly Hansen store

If you don’t know what to give this Christmas, at the Monte Real Yacht Club we make it very easy for you.

Until next January 12 we have all Helly Hansen products in our store with a discount of 15 percent *

Don’t miss them! Come visit us!

(*) Discount valid for both members and non-members , except for already discounted products.