The Okofen of Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández, Galician cruiserweight champion A Dos in the MRW Trophy in Baiona

  • De la Gándara and Fernández won the regional title after winning with total authority in the championship held today Saturday under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club.
  • In addition to the Galician title, the event put the MRW Trophy at stake with victory for Okofen in ORC 1, Alechu Retolaza and Roy Alonso’s Tutatis in ORC 2 and José Luis Pérez and Miguel Larrán’s Maija in J80.
  • The event in Baiona also paid tribute for the sixth year to Don Rafael Olmedo, president of Monte Real for more than four decades, and marked the restart of the regatta calendar in Galicia.
The fleet arriving at Carallones – Photo © Clara Giraldo

Great day of competition in the waters of Baiona. The Monte Real Club de Yates today launched the Galician regatta calendar after the break due to the health crisis, putting the Galician A Dos Cruise Championship into play, a test that is part of the MRW Trophy and in which thirty of Equipements. The Okofen of Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández has been the winner of the event and has become the new Galician champion of the class.

As predicted by the weather reports, the day dawned very cloudy, with light rain and light winds early in the morning that increased as the day progressed, reaching an average intensity of 18 knots and with peaks of more than 25 at the height of Cíes, conditions that decreased again in the middle of the afternoon for the final leg of the regatta.

The fleet sailing towards the La Negra buoy – Photo © Clara Giraldo

Thus, after a few minutes of waiting around the scheduled time for the wind to finish picking up in the Bay of Baiona, the Regatta Committee honked the start at 11:15 a.m. for a route that would take the fleet to the mark del Camouco –previously passing Carallones, La Negra and Cíes- and turning south to take the finish line located finally in front of the Cíes Islands. In total, 28.8 miles of course for a highly disputed edition in which the fleet had to make a maximum effort from the first section and until the end of the regatta.

Okofen, Galician champion of A Dos – Photo © Clara Giraldo

The first to cross the finish line was Ignacio Sánchez and Pablo Franco’s Txole (MRCYB) at the stroke of 4:00 p.m., although on this occasion the victory was finally won by Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen and Diego Fernández with an advantage of up to fifteen minutes over the second classified and twenty over the third. With this result, de la Gándara and Fernández were proclaimed winners with full authority of the Galician Cruiser Championship A Dos ahead of ¡Ay Carmela! from Juan Martínez and Ignacio Correa (CM Liceo de Bouzas), who was second, and from Orión with Javier Pérez and Esteban Gañete (MRCYB), who closed the podium in third place.

In addition to the regional title, the event in Baiona decided the winners of the MRW Trophy in the ORC 1, ORC 2 and J80 categories. Victory in the one-design category, which was undoubtedly one of the closest of the event with just two minutes difference between the first three teams, went to José Luis Pérez and Miguel Larrán’s Maija ahead of Nano Yáñez’s Cansino and Manuel Fernández and del Picacho de Margarita Cameselle and Alberto García, second and third respectively in the general of J80. The three teams representing Monte Real.

Tutatis, winner of the MRW Trophy in ORC 2 – Photo © Clara Giraldo

In ORC 1, meanwhile, the podium remains the same as for the Galician Championship with Okofen in the lead, followed by ¡Ay Carmela! and Orión, while in ORC 2 the win went to Tutatis led by Alechu Retolaza and Roy Alonso (MRCYB) with a notable advantage of over seven minutes over Silleiro led by Bruno Gago and César Conde (MRCYB), who were seconds. Third place on this occasion went to the team from the Club Náutico de Boiro, the Piko Norte of José Manuel Castro and Lucas Piñeiro.

Maija, winner of the MRW Trophy in J80 – Photo © Clara Giraldo

After the regatta, the awards ceremony will be held on the terrace of Monte Real at 8:00 p.m. and will be attended by Manuel Villaverde, president of the RFGV; Carlos Gómez, mayor of Baiona; Marta Iglesias, delegate of the Xunta de Galicia; Gorka Gómez on behalf of the Pontevedra Provincial Council; Mauro Olmedo; José Luis Álvarez, president of the MRCYB; Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, Commodore of the MRCYB and Santos Almeida representing MRW, main sponsor of the regatta.

 

WINNER OF THE GALICIAN SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP AND TWO

Okofen · Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández (MRCYB)

MRW TROPHY PODIUM

ORC-CLASS 1

  1. Okofen · Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández (MRCYB)
  2. Ay Carmela! · Juan Martínez and Ignacio Correa (CM Liceo de Bouzas)
  3. Orion Javier Pérez and Esteban Gañete (MRCYB)

ORC-CLASS 2

  1. Tutatis Alejandro Retolaza and Roy Alonso (MRCYB)
  2. Silleiro · Bruno Gago and César Conde (MRCYB)
  3. Piko Norte · José Manuel Castro and Lucas Piñeiro (CN Boiro)

J80 CLASS

  1. Maija José Luis Pérez and Miguel Larrán (MRCYB)
  2. Cansino · Nano Yáñez and Manuel Fernández (MRCYB)
  3. Picacho Margarita Cameselle and Alberto García (MRCYB)

WINNER OF THE VI RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL

Okofen · Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández (MRCYB)

Everything ready in Baiona to compete tomorrow in the MRW Trophy for cruise ships A Dos

  • The test will define the new Galician champion of the class and will inaugurate the regatta season in Galicia after the break caused by the Covid-19 health crisis.
  • A total of 31 teams have confirmed their participation in what is already one of the most anticipated events of the season.

Everything is ready so that tomorrow, Saturday, June 27, the MRW Trophy will be held in Baiona, an event that will put the Galician Two-Handed Championship at stake and that will mean the return to competition sailing in Galicia after the break caused by the health crisis. The pace of work at the Monte Real Club de Yates is already at its most intense this afternoon with security checks, formalization of registrations, the skippers’ meeting scheduled for 8:00 p.m. and the final preparations for tomorrow’s race one of the most anticipated regattas of the season.

In total there will be 31 teams that will be at the starting line representing the Monte Real Club de Yates, Real Club Náutico de Vigo, Club Náutico Punta Lagoa, Club Náutico Portonovo and the Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas, with the local club having more boats in contention. Each and every one of them must initially complete a route of approximately 35.5 miles and the weather reports point to a perfect day with winds between 12 and 15 knots of intensity.

The start of the regatta is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and the first to complete the course could start crossing the finish line at around 4:30 p.m. Everything will depend on how the day unfolds, although the Race Committee could decide to shorten the last miles of the course in case the wind dropped towards the end of the afternoon.

Once the regatta is over, the awards ceremony will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the Baiona club, putting an end to a new edition of the Galician Two-Handed Championship, the ninth consecutive organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona and that also pays homage to Don Rafael Olmedo.

Follow the regatta live

The MRW Trophy inaugurates the return to competition in Baiona

  • The event, which will bring the Galician A Dos Cruise Championship into play, will bring together a powerful fleet of more than 30 ships to compete in the first event on the calendar after the break caused by the Covid-19 health crisis.
  • Starting and finishing in the Bay of Baiona, the fleet will have to complete a route of about 35.5 miles in total.
  • In addition to deciding the new regional champion of the class, the test will pay tribute to the president of Monte Real for more than 40 years, Don Rafael Olmedo, and will score points for the Rías Baixas A Dos Circuit.

Competition sailing is back in Galicia and the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona will be in charge of inaugurating the regatta calendar after the break caused by the Covid-19 health crisis. This coming Saturday, June 27, the club from Baiona will celebrate the MRW Trophy, a test that will put the Galician A Dos Cruiser Championship at stake and will pay tribute to Don Rafael Olmedo, who was president of Monte Real for more than 40 years. The event hopes to exceed the figure of thirty boats fighting to win the regional title of the 2020 season, which will also score points for the Rías Baixas A Dos Circuit.

The test will officially begin on Friday with the safety checks, registration confirmation and the skippers’ meeting convened for 8:00 p.m. Already on Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., the Regatta Committee will give the starting honk in the bay of Baiona for a route of approximately 35.5 miles, which will take the fleet to the Camouco beacon passing through those of Carallones , La Negra and Cíes before heading back to the bay. Although everything will depend on the wind conditions, everything indicates that the regatta will last until late in the afternoon.

Among those registered, a whole cast of high-level teams and sailors who promise to put on a show on the regatta field. Names like the Pairo with Luis Bugallo at the cane; the Oh Carmela! of Juan Martínez, current Galician runner-up in the class, or the Bon III of Víctor Carrión, who took the bronze in the last edition of the championship, will be some of those who fight for the precious Galician title.

The J80 fleet will not be missing either, although they usually compete in real time, they will be able to choose in this test to do it in compensated time to fight for the Galician title. Javier de la Gándara’s “Okofen” and Nano Yáñez’s “Cansino”, winner of the last edition in its class, are among the monotypes registered to date.

This is the ninth consecutive year that the Royal Galician Sailing Federation has delegated the organization of one of the most demanding regattas of the season to the club from Baiona and, as usual, the event can be followed in real time via mobile or computer on the website of the Monte Real Yacht Club.

Once the regatta is over, the awards ceremony will be held at 8:00 p.m. on the club’s terrace.

The appointment, how could it be otherwise, will have all the security and prevention measures set by the General Secretariat for Sport and the RFGV to minimize the chances of contagion from Covid-19.

Monte Real adapts its summer sailing courses to the new health situation after COVID-19

· The Monte Real Club de Yates reopens its sailing school this summer adopting special hygiene, health and safety protocols due to COVID-19

· Its summer campaign includes proposals so that children and adults can learn to sail and enjoy the sea in the Rías Baixas

· The Baionese club offers dinghy and cruising sailing courses, courses to learn to sail in one day, sailing activities at sunset or to the Cíes Islands

· Although the courses and activities will not start until June 29, the registration period is now open and you can request a place or information at the club

The Monte Real Club de Yates will reopen its Sailing School this summer adopting special hygiene, health and safety protocols due to COVID-19. Although sailing is a low-risk sport, with hardly any physical contact and always practiced outdoors, the Baionese club has preferred to implement specific measures with the aim of guaranteeing the peace of mind of its users.

All coaches will be tested for COVID-19, and both they and the students will have to pass a temperature check at the entrance of the club; they will have to wear a mask whenever they are not in the water; after each use, all boats and materials will be disinfected; the boats will be distributed with the required separation; and the theoretical activities will be carried out abroad. It is also planned to promote personal hygiene measures such as hand washing, and the club’s facilities will be systematically disinfected.

Another of the measures to be applied involves a significant reduction in the ratio of students per boat and course, so places will be very limited and will be awarded in strict order of enrollment. Although the courses and activities will not start until June 29, the registration period is now open and you can request a place or information at the club.

The Monte Real summer campaign includes proposals so that children and adults can learn to sail and enjoy the sea in the Rías Baixas during the months of July, August and September. The Baionese club offers dinghy and cruising sailing courses, courses to learn to sail in one day, and sailing activities at sunset or to the Cíes Islands.

For the youngest members of the household, aged between 7 and 16, the Baionese club organizes Weekly light sailing courses , in the morning or afternoon, so that children can have a first contact with sailing or improve their technique with different types of boats if they already know how to sail.

For those over 16 years of age, Monte Real offers weekly cruising sailing courses , also with the option to choose a morning or afternoon schedule. Always accompanied by a coach from the club, with these courses the students learn to sail in the calm waters of the bay of Baiona and end up going out to the open sea to perfect their knowledge on board the sailboat.

And for those who want to learn to sail but do not have a week to attend the course, Monte Real also offers Courses to learn to sail in one day . During a day, from morning to afternoon, the participants will be able to learn the basic maneuvers to handle a boat.

Sailing to the Cíes Islands or at sunset are other proposals from the Monte Real Yacht Club for this summer , aimed above all at families or groups of friends who want to enjoy sailing while learning sailing concepts.

In the case of Sailing to the Cíes Islands, it is a one-day activity, from eleven in the morning to seven in the evening, which includes a sailing trip to the archipelago during which you learn to sail and disembark on the island to eat and have a guided visit to the natural park.

Between July and September there is also the possibility of Sunset Sailing , an activity with which to discover the keys to handling a sailing vessel as the day falls.

To receive more information or reserve a place in any of the activities , you can call 986 385 000 or 615 999 718 or write an email to secretaria@mrcyb.com.

 

One more year with a blue flag at the Monte Real Yacht Club

 

· The Monte Real Club de Yates is one of the marinas in Galicia recognized by the ADEAC with a blue flag in 2020

· The club thus consolidates a distinction that it has maintained, uninterruptedly except for one year, since 1988

· The environmental plan launched by the club includes actions related to water, waste, energy consumption, safety or health

· Monte Real currently has 5 environmental and tourist quality distinctions

Puerto Deportivo Baiona, Vigo, Galicia

Once again this year, the Monte Real Yacht Club has renewed its blue flag for the environmental care of its infrastructures, the quality of its waters and the excellence of its nautical services .

The Association of Environmental and Consumer Education (ADEAC) has included Monte Real in the list of marinas in Galicia that this year obtained the distinction of ‘ blue flag marina ‘.

The club thus consolidates a distinction that it has maintained , uninterruptedly except for one year, since 1988 , with a specific environmental program that includes actions related to water, waste, energy consumption, safety or health, among others. Actions.

Monte Real currently has 5 environmental and tourist quality distinctions :

1) BLUE FLAG – Since 1988
2) Q FOR QUALITY – Awarded to establishments that meet an international standard that evaluates criteria of quality, rigor and professionalism
3) SICTED – Tourism Quality Commitment Seal
4) QUALITY COAST – International award that distinguishes the coastal environmental quality of the area for sustainable tourism
5) GALICIA QUALITY SEAL – Distinction granted by the Xunta de Galicia that guarantees the quality of a facility as a benchmark for leisure and sports

 

 

Baiona will host the J80 class sailing World Championship in 2023

· The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona has been chosen to organize a world championship that will be held for the first time in Galicia

· The J80 are one of the most numerous and successful classes in Spanish sailing with 190 units, of which 130 compete in different parts of the country.

· Spain also has some of the best J80 sailors in the world, such as the five-time world champion Rayco Tabares

· That of 2023 will be the fourth World Cup that lands in Spain after the events held in Santander (2009), Sotogrande (2016) and Getxo (2019)

The Galician fishing village of Baiona will host the J80 class sailing World Championship in 2023. This was announced this morning at a press conference by the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, who was very proud that the club had been chosen to organize such a prestigious sporting event.

This will be the first time that the J80 world championship is held in Galicia, a community that has been betting on this class for years with the holding of numerous competitions and the progressive increase in the number of this type of 8-meter boats, which are 29 at present and they have their main fleets in Baiona and A Coruña.

With the year already set on the agenda but with the exact date of the event still to be determined, at the Monte Real Club de Yates they are already beginning to pave the way to guarantee the success of the world championship. Over the next two years, the club’s board of directors plan to launch a full test drive to further push the J80 forward and encourage more owners to join the class.

To its usual J80 Autumn and Winter Leagues, in which the Galician fleet mainly participates; Other regattas of national importance will be added, such as the Spanish Cup or the Spanish Championship, which Monte Real hopes to organize before 2023.

In short, it is about focusing our gaze on the ultimate goal of achieving a world championship with the greatest possible participation of boats from different countries in the world, following in the footsteps of the other J80 world championships previously held in Spain, in Santander (2009 ), Sotogrande (2016) and Getxo (2019).

The president of the MRCYB, José Luis Álvarez, was in charge of making the official announcement of the 2013 Baiona J80 World Championship – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The official presentation of the event was attended this morning in Baiona by the president and commodore of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez and Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the deputy for sports from the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Gorka Gómez; Guillermo Blanco representing the J80 Spain Class; and the president of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde. The General Secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia, José Ramón Lete Lasa, transmitted to the club his congratulations by telephone and his commitment to support the World Cup as he was unable to attend the presentation because he was preparing the protocols for returning to activity for a large part of the sports sector of the Galician community.

A great step to strengthen the “Spanish Navy”

This new world championship awarded to Spain will undoubtedly be a unique opportunity to consolidate a class that is currently one of the largest in the country, with some 190 units (of which 130 compete in different parts of Spain). and very active fleets in Galicia, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Andalusia, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.

Spain also has some of the best J80 sailors in the world, such as the five-time world champion, Rayco Tabares from the Canary Islands; the Cantabrian Pablo Santurde, who currently holds the title after winning last year’s world championship in Getxo at the controls of the M&G Tressis; or the world runner-up in 2018, the Basque Iker Almandoz.

MRCYB commodore Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui explained the details of winning the J80 Baiona 2023 World Cup – Photo © Rosana Calvo

MRCYB’s commitment to the J80 class

The concession of the 2023 World Cup is an important accolade to the hard work of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona to promote the J80 class in Galicia, for which it has been betting since 2012.

At that time, the club offered very advantageous conditions to the shipowners for the acquisition and mooring of the boats. It also created two specific leagues exclusively for the competition of these monotypes and included specific regattas for them in the club’s major competitions, such as the Conde de Gondomar Trophy or the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy.

Six years after the appearance of the first J80 in Baiona, the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation granted the club the organization of the 2018 Spanish Championship. And just two years later, this new and great leap arrives, towards the 2023 World Cup. Prior to Baiona, the World Cup event will stop in Denmark (2021) and Newport – United States (2022).

Authorities attending the official presentation of the J80 Baiona 2023 World Championship – Photo © Rosana Calvo

DECLARATIONS

 

“In 2012 we brought the first J80 to Baiona, we facilitated the purchase of boats and moorings, we created specific competitions for them, we included them in our most important trophies and just six years later, in 2018, we were selected to host the Spanish Championship. They were the first fruits of a great effort that gave us the impetus to continue working and that today allows us to be here announcing that in 2023 we will host the most important competition in the class”

JOSE LUIS ÁLVAREZ President of the Monte Real Yacht Club

José Luis Álvarez, president of the MRCYB – Photo © Rosana Calvo

“We have three years ahead of us in which we hope to nurture the club’s calendar of high-level sports competitions such as the Cup or the Spanish Championship, among others, and thus, in this way, gradually increase the existing J80 fleet. in Galicia and encourage many more shipowners from all over Spain to sail in the J80 class, which is a boat that offers great emotions at sea”

IGNACIO SÁNCHEZ OTAEGUI Commodore of the Monte Real Yacht Club

Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, Commodore of the MRCYB – Photo © Rosana Calvo

“As mayor of Baiona I am very proud of the work done by the Monte Real Club de Yates during all these years. Bringing a world championship to our town is a luxury and of course the only ones who could achieve it were the directors and members of this club that gives us so much joy. My most sincere congratulations on this great success”

CARLOS GÓMEZ Mayor of Baiona

Carlos Gómez, Mayor of Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

“The Monte Real Club de Yates is synonymous with success when it organizes something and the union of Baiona with Monte Real Club de Yates is guaranteed success, so we have no doubt that it will be a unique world championship. From the Pontevedra Provincial Council we have been supporting sailing for a long time and we are going to support this event, especially at this time, in which it is very important not only to promote sport but also tourism, which is another aspect to highlight of this event”

GORKA GÓMEZ Deputy for Sports of the Pontevedra Provincial Council

Gorka Gómez, deputy for sports of the Pontevedra Provincial Council – Photo © Rosana Calvo

“What is presented here today is, without a doubt, very good news for everyone, a very important event not only for Galicia but for all of Spain. We are lucky that the World Cup will be held under the organization of a club with a great track record such as the Monte Real Club de Yates and in a unique place such as Baiona. From the Royal Galician Sailing Federation they will have our full support”

MANUEL VILLAVERDE President of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation

Manuel Villaverde, president of the RFGV – Photo © Rosana Calvo

“From the J80 Spain class we want to congratulate the Monte Real Club de Yate de Baiona because they have done an extraordinary job to achieve this World Cup. They have been given the prize for this championship because there was, without a doubt, very good willows. And that is also why we aspire and we are sure that we will achieve a World Cup at the highest level”

GUILLERMO BLANCO Representative of the J80 class Spain

Guillermo Blanco, representative of the J80 Spain class – © Rosana Calvo

 

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