PHOTOS AND VIDEO: 45th Count of Gondomar (2020)

An exciting 45th edition of the Count of Gondomar concludes

 

· The Magical of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, led by Julio Rodríguez, won the grand prize of the 45th Count of Gondomar – Banco Sabadell Trophy by winning the final general classification

The Yess Too of the Portuguese owner and skipper Rui Ramada once again won the prize for the fastest boat in the long stage of the Carrumeiro after completing the round trip to the mythical rock in first position

· In the Erizana Regatta, which was disputed by the sailboats that did not participate in the Carrumeiro test, the Deep Blue 2.0 of Vicente Cid of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo took victory in the ORC class.

· The Alboroto del Monte Real, led by Juan Ameneiro and with the Spanish champion Javier Aguado on board, was the clear winner of the J80 competition after signing three first places in the three tests held

· In the Figaro class, victory went to Patricio de Haz’s Serralleiras, which improved on the third place it had achieved on Saturday in the coastal class, winning the two windward-leeward races held this Sunday

· After the conclusion of the Count of Gondomar, the Monte Real Yacht Club is now preparing for the celebration of the Prince of Asturias Trophy on September 4, 5 and 6, which will again include the delivery of the National Sailing Awards

 

This Sunday concluded in Galicia a new and exciting edition of the Count of Gondomar – Banco Sabadell Trophy, disputed during the last three days in the waters of the Rías Baixas, scene of the 5 tests put into play.

In what was the forty-fifth edition of the most traditional competition of the Monte Real Club de Yates, the crews were able to sail in very good weather conditions which, added to the equality and quality of the fleet, allowed them to enjoy a great championship .

Start of one of the last two tests of the 45th Count of Gondomar – Photo José Ramón Louro

After the celebration of the first two coastal ones on Friday and Saturday, with the ascent to Carrumeiro Chico and Camouco; the final day on Sunday featured two windward-leeward regattas, double-lap for the smaller boats and triple-lap for the big ones. They were two very disputed tests but they did not change to a great extent the initial classification derived from the coastal routes.

The Magical winner of the 45th Count of Gondomar – Photo José Ramón Louro

The Magical of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, led by Julio Rodríguez, was the great winner of the 45th Conde de Gondomar – Banco Sabadell Trophy, winning the final general classification. With Gonzalo Araujo as tactician and a crew made up of experienced sailors, the skipper from Vigo managed to rewrite his name in the Conde’s history of winners, who had already won in 2001 with the Starfisher.

The Magical was the winner of the Conde de Gondomar Regatta, which included the climb to Carrumeiro and the two barlosotas on Sunday; and left the Aceites Abril one more year on the verge of victory, just as it had happened in 2019. The boat of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal, of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo; obtained a meritorious second position and left the third position to the Arroutado of José Manuel Pérez, from the Real Club Náutico de Portosín, who completed three very good tests taking Javier la Gándara as tactician.

El Magical, by Julio Rodríguez, overall winner – Photo Clara Giraldo

Another of the sailboats that aspired to the podium in this Count of Gondomar, the Yess Too of the Monte Real Club de Yates, of the Portuguese owner and skipper Rui Ramada, withdrawn from the competition on Sunday due to problems with the boat, had to settle for being the winner in real time of the long test of the competition, being the fastest to complete the round trip to the mythical rock.

The Deep Blue winner of the Erizana Regatta- Photo José Ramón Louro

In the Erizana Regatta, made up of the climb to Camouco and two barlosotas, the winner among the ORCs was the Deep Blue 2.0 by Vicente Cid, wearing a necklace from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo. La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez, from the Club Náutico Castrelo de Miño; and the Fend la Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade, from the Monte Real Club de Yates; They were second and third respectively.

Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.0, winner in ORC of the Erizana Regatta – Photo Clara Giraldo

In the J80 one-design real-time competition, the clear winner of the competition, with a triplet, was the Alboroto del Monte Real Club de Yates, skippered by Juan Ameneiro and with the Spanish champion Javier Aguado on board. He signed some splendid results, with three victories in the three contested races.

The Rampage of Juan Ameneiro, winner in J80 – Photo Clara Giraldo

The Cansino by Fernando Yáñez managed to win the silver medal and the bronze was finally won by Santiago Estévez’s Spaco , who ousted Sergio Golpe’s Miudo from third place, who aspired to maintain third position on the last day but ultimately missed the podium.

Figaros fleet and J80 – Photo José Ramón Louro

The Fígaros del Monte Real Club de Yates also competed in this 45th Conde de Gondomar – Banco Sabadell Trophy, both in real time among themselves and in compensated with the ORCs. The final victory went to Serralleiras skippered by Patricio de Haz, followed in the classification by Leopoldo Llorente’s Bouvento and Agustín Marquina’s Tutatis . In a creditable fourth position was the Ladeira, manned by students from the MRCYB Sailing School, with coach David Fontán at the helm.

The Serralleiras by Patricio de Haz, winner in Figaro – Photo Clara Giraldo

The president and commodore of the club, José Luis Álvarez and Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, participated in the awards ceremony held this afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates; the councilor of SabadellGallego, Juan Manuel Vieites; the director of Banco Sabadell’s Private Banking Galicia Sur, Pepe Celada; the director of large companies in Galicia Sur, Ramón Correa; and Adolfo García-Ciaño, regional director of Banco Sabadell. Also present were the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the tourism deputy of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Ana Laura Iglesias; and the territorial secretary of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo, Marta Iglesias.

With the award ceremony for the winners, the Monte Real Club de Yates put an end to a new edition of the Conde de Gondomar, its most traditional competition, and is now preparing to organize its other great sporting event of the year, the Prince of Asturias Trophy . The competition, the most important of the club and one of the three most important in Spain, will be held on September 4, 5 and 6, and will once again include the delivery of the National Sailing Awards, which is expected to be released at the end of August.

 

45th COUNT OF GONDOMAR BANCO SABADELL TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club (Baiona) July 24 – 26, 2020

WINNER OF THE 45TH COUNT OF GONDOMAR BANCO SABADELL TROPHY

MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO

WINNER OF THE CARRUMEIRO CHICO STAGE IN REAL TIME

YESS TOO · RUI RAMADA · MRCYB

WINNERS OF THE CONDE DE GONDOMAR RACE (Ascent to Carrumeiro + BarloSotas)

1. MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO · 5 POINTS
2. APRIL OILS · LUIS AND JORGE PÉREZ CANAL · 10 POINTS
3. ARROUTADO · JOSÉ MANUEL PÉREZ · RCN PORTOSÍN · 16 POINTS

WINNERS OF THE ERIZANA REGATTA (Ascent to Camouco + BarloSotas)

ORC-CLASS

1. DEEP BLUE 2.0 VICENTE CID RCN VIGO 4.5 POINTS
2. THE BLACK MOCK · JUAN JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ · CASTRELO DE MIÑO CN · 8 POINTS
3. FEND LA BISE · JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE · MRCYB · 12.5 POINTS

J80 CLASS

1. ALBOROTO · JUAN AMENEIRO · MRCYB · 3.5 POINTS
2. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB · 8 POINTS
3. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB 16 POINTS

FIGARO CLASS

1. SERRALLEIRAS PATRICIO DE HAZ MRCYB 5 POINTS
2. BOUVENTO LEOPOLDO LLORENTE MRCYB 8.5 POINTS
3. TUTATIS · AGUSTÍN MARQUINA · MRCYB · 8.5 POINTS

 

Magical and Deep Blue lead the final day of the Count of Gondomar

 

The Deep Blue 2.0 of Vicente Cid of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo was the winner of the second day held this Saturday in the Rías Baixas with a route of just over 27 miles between Baiona and the Camouco lighthouse in the Ons area

· In the J80 one-design competition, the Alboroto del Juan Ameneiro is leading with the Spanish champion Javier Aguado on board and the Bouvento de Leopoldo Llorente is the leader in the real-time classification of the Figaros

· Julio Rodríguez’s Magical from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo won the Carrumeiro Chico regatta after beating Yess Too in compensated time on the opening day of the 45th Conde de Gondomar – Banco Sabadell Trophy

· The competition organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club will conclude tomorrow, Sunday, with several windward-leeward tests at the Cíes anchorage and the award ceremony for the winners

Start of the second day of the 45th Conde de Gondomar – Banco Sabadell Trophy – Photo José Ramón Louro

The Dufour 34 Deep Blue 2.0 of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, led by Vicente Cid, was the winner this Saturday in Baiona of the second day of the 45th Count of Gondomar – Banco Sabadell Trophy, which is being held these days in the Rías Baixas under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club .

Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue – Photo José Ramón Louro

Despite the fact that the wind was harsh in the first few minutes, forcing a postponement that delayed the scheduled departure time by up to forty minutes, once the fleet left the Bay of Baiona heading for Camouco, everything unfolded with great agility. The ascent to Ons was very fast and the descent back, except for a momentary drop in the wind, was a true street runner.

Salseiro by Manuel Blanco (RCN A Coruña), Deep Blue by Vicente Cid (RCN Vigo), Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez (CN Castrelo), Fend la Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade (MRCYB) and Unus by Luis García Trigo (MRCYB) were the fastest throughout the race, always in the lead and well ahead of the rest of the fleet.

The Salseiro of Manuel Blanco of the RCN A Coruña – Photo José Ramón Louro

The coruñeses of salseiro (Dehler 44), the first to reach Camouco at a quarter past three in the afternoon, two and a half hours after leaving Baiona, they crossed the finish line at 4:31 p.m., signing the just over 27-mile distance of the test in less than four hours.

They were the fastest to complete the distance but they did not achieve the first position in the classification affected by the compensation of times, which favored the Dufour 34 Deep Blue and Burla Negra, both from the nautical company from Vigo, first and second in the provisional classification.

In third position is the Fend la Bise of Jean Claude Sarrade, of the Monte Real Club de Yates, another of the sailboats that will reach the final day with the possibility of making a podium if it manages to embroider the barlosotas, which everything indicates that they will be very close.

The Rampage of Juan Ameneiro with the champion of Spain Javier Aguado on board – Photo José Ramón Louro

In the J80 competition, Juan Ameneiro’s Alboroto , with the Spanish champion Javier Aguado on board, was the fastest among the 8 meter one-designs, crossing the finish line at 16:48 and managing to beat the rest quite a few minutes. Cansino by Fernando Yáñez was in second place and Miudo by Sergio Golpe was third. They are all part of the regular J80 fleet of the Monte Real Club de Yates.

Most of the J80 and Fígaros fleet sailed closely together – Photo José Ramón Louro

In the real-time classification of the Figaros, who also compete in compensated with the ORCs, the provisional podium was made up of the Leopoldo Llorente’s Bouvento , who is in the lead, followed by Patricio de Haz’s Serralleiras and Agustín Marquina’s Tutatis, in second and third position respectively.

After the conclusion of this second day of the coastal route, only the last two tests of the competition remain to be held, which will be much more technical, with windward-leeward routes between buoys. They will be held tomorrow, Sunday, starting at noon at the Cíes Islands anchorage and the definitive final classification will come out of them.

Together with Deep Blue, winner of today’s regatta, he leads the outcome of this new edition of Julio Rodríguez’s Conde el Magical , winner of the first stage up to Carrumeiro Chico, held last Friday. The Swan 42 of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo took the lead after having managed to beat the Yess Too of the Portuguese Rui Ramada in corrected time, who was the winner in real time by just two minutes difference with the team from Vigo.

Julio Rodríguez’s Magical winner of the Carrumeiro stage – Photo José Ramón Louro

The skipper of the Magical, Julio Rodríguez, predicts a very disputed and exciting final, as he assures that the crossing to the Corcubión rock was. “We disputed a very tough regatta with very strong rivals, with a lot of wind and a lot of waves. It was the first one we did with the Magical, and it has proven to be a very fast boat that can defend well the high rating it has”, assured the leader of the Swan 42, who also explained that they were about to pass the Yess Too, but that a spy break when they were arriving in Cíes prevented them from overtaking the Portuguese.

Once the competition is over on Sunday morning, the Monte Real Club de Yates, organizer of the competition, will host the awards ceremony for the winners at its facilities. It will be attended by the president and commodore of the club, José Luis Álvarez and Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui; and various representatives of Banco Sabadell, sponsor of the event. José Manuel Vieites, director of SabadellGallego; Pepe Celada, director of Banco Sabadell’s Private Banking Galicia Sur; the director of large companies in Galicia Sur, Ramón Correa; and Adolfo García-Ciaño, regional director of Banco Sabadell.

The Salseiro and the Unus about to leave for Camouco – Photo José Ramón Louro

 

45th COUNT OF GONDOMAR BANCO SABADELL TROPHY
PROVISIONAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (PENDING THE FINAL DAY)

Hedgehog REGATTA SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2020

ORC

1. DEEP BLUE 2.0 VICENTE CID RCN VIGO
2. THE BLACK MOCK · JUAN JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ · CN CASTRELO
3. FEND LA BISE · JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE · MRCYB

J80

1. ALBOROTO · JUAN AMENEIRO · MRCYB
2. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB
3. MIUDO · SERGIO GOLPE · MRCYB

FIGAROS

1. BOUVENTO LEOPOLD LLORENTE MRCYB
2. SERRALLEIRAS PATRICIO DE HAZ MRCYB
3. TUTATIS · AGUSTIN MARQUINA · MRCYB

CONDE DE GONDOMAR REGATTA FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2020

1. MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO
2. YESS TOO · RUI RAMADA · MRCYB
3. APRIL OILS · LUIS AND JORGE PÉREZ CANAL · RCN VIGO

 

Yess Too is once again the fastest on the climb to Carrumeiro Chico

The Portuguese sailboat Yess Too of the Monte Real Club de Yates was once again the fastest to reach and turn the Carrumeiro Chico in the inaugural stage of the 45th Conde de Gondomar – Banco Sabadell Trophy

· A stable and constant wind and the equality between many of the crews made the regatta a close race with practically the entire fleet quite grouped during the route to the rock of the Corcubión estuary

· The Carrumeiro stage will finish well into the morning and if the good conditions continue and Yess Too maintains the pace, it could break the record held by Cenor & De Dietrich

Departure towards Carrumeiro Chico in the 45th Conde de Gondomar Banco Sabadell Trophy – Photo José Ramón Louro

The Portuguese sailboat Yess Too was once again the fastest boat to reach the Carrumeiro Chico in the initial stage of the 45th Conde de Gondomar – Banco Sabadell Trophy, which opened this Friday with the longest and most exciting test of the competition.

The crew of the Swan 45, armed and skippered by Rui Ramada and wearing a necklace from the Monte Real Club de Yates, rounded the Corcubión rock at six minutes past seven in the afternoon, eight hours after leaving Baiona, and managed to repeat the feat achieved in the previous edition.

Images: Miguel Torrao

A stable and constant wind, always above 14 knots and with gusts of up to 25; and the great equality between many of the crews, made the regatta a very close and exciting race, with practically the entire fleet very grouped during the route to the rock of the Corcubión estuary.

The departure was punctual as planned and at eleven o’clock in the morning the 8 participating boats undertook the adventure, after passing through an unmarking buoy and the Carallones beacon.

Despite starting with an off-line and having to take a penalty, Julio Rodríguez’s Magical was able to pick up the pace and managed to be the fastest to cross those first two points of the course. Those from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo announced that they were willing to give battle in the regatta, and they did so throughout the race, always staying among the leading boats and managing to be the second to tack the Carrumeiro, 11 minutes after Yess too. The tactic of Gonzalo Araújo from Vigo was the plus that the Swan 42 crew had.

The Magical by Julio Rodríguez passing through Carallones – Photo José Ramón Louro

Passing through Carallones, one of the few controversies of the day was experienced, motivated by the proximity of the Arroutado and the Yess Too, who got too close in a maneuver. A few yells were exchanged but the incident finally came to nothing and they both continued north, never straying too far from the group, although they eventually opted for different strategies.

The Yess Too and the Arroutado passed Carallones very tight – Photo José Ramón Louro

While the Portuguese opened up more towards the sea, Portosin’s men, led by José Manuel Pérez and Javier de la Gándara acting as right-hand man, chose to stick closer to the coast. They went at a very good pace throughout the race, upwind easily, and managed to be the fourth to cross the Carrumeiro, 24 minutes after the first.

Javier de la Gándara sailed with José Manuel Pérez’s Arroutado – Photo José Ramón Louro

Ahead of them, in third position, is Aceites Abril , owned by the Pérez Canal brothers from Ourense, who managed to get 3 minutes out of the Sonenses and up to 20 minutes out of José Luis Freire’s Pairo VIII, their most direct rival in this type of competition. After turning the Carrumeiro, Luis Pérez Canal was very satisfied with the navigation carried out because, although they could not reach the rapid Swan, they did manage to keep their pulse, preventing them from getting too far away, which could benefit them in the compensation of final times.

The April Oils of the Pérez Canal brothers passing through Carallones – Photo José Ramón Louro

Manuel María Cunha’s Marías was the fifth ship to reach the turnaround point.

The Marías by Manuel María Cunha – Photo José Ramón Louro

He did so at seven forty in the afternoon, followed by Pairo VIII skippered by the young Luis Bugallo, who passed the Corcubión rock seven minutes later.

José Luis Freire once again climbed the Carrumeiro with his crew – Photo José Ramón Louro

Thus, at this time (20:30), of the boats that started the regatta, all but one are still in the running, with several hours of sailing ahead of them, and it is not expected that any of them will cross the finish line until the start the night. Once the winner is known in real time and the marks of the rest of the participants, the calculation of numbers will reveal the identity of the winner in compensated time, who will become a firm contender to achieve the absolute victory of the 45th Count of Gondomar – Banco Trophy Sabadell.

Tomorrow, Saturday, will be a rest day for them and the rest of the ORCs will take center stage in the competition, including the one designs J80 and Fígaros. For this group, which will compete in the Erizana Regatta, the regatta committee prepared the usual route back to Ons, turning the Camouco, a race that will leave at noon from the Bay of Baiona. In the afternoon, once the coastal one ends, the Monte Real Club de Yates will offer sailors a seafood dinner.