Marías wins the first stage of the Baitra J80 Winter League


· The sailboat skippered by Manuel Marías was placed leader of the Monte Real one-design league sponsored by Baitra Accesorios Navales

· The low wind that did not exceed 5 knots only allowed one of the three tests planned for the opening day to be held

· The Baitra J80 Winter League will hold the second of the five scheduled days on March 20


The Marías, led by Manuel Marías, was the winner this Saturday in Baiona of the first stage of the Baitra J80 Winter League, the one-design winter competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates that will take place over five days until next month of May.

The Portuguese sailboat, with Tiago Morais, Marta Ramada, Vasco Tinoco and Antonio Marías completing the crew, managed to win the only test that could be disputed due to the wind, which blew with very little intensity, always below 5 knots, and it prevented to celebrate the three anticipated sleeves in the program.

The Marías started as one of the favorites in the pools and did not disappoint. The team of young Portuguese sailors proved to be very involved in the maneuvers and managed to outperform the rest of the fleet in the double course between buoys designed by the regatta committee for this inaugural stage.

Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva tried to beat the Portuguese but finally had to settle for second place and Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino came third in the provisional standings.

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, another of the J80 with clear aspirations to the title, did not have much luck on this first day and dropped to fourth position; followed by Santiago Estevez’s Spaco, who is fifth, and Rafael Blanco’s Due, from Portosín, who is sixth.

The second day of the Baitra J80 Winter League will be held on March 20.


Classification after the first day held on February 27



The SUPER SERIES will arrive in Baiona in 2022


· The COVID19 situation has led the organization to cancel the regattas scheduled for the start of the 2021 season (Saint Tropez, Baiona and Cascais)

· The organizers maintain their commitment to Galicia and announce the celebration of Baiona Sailing Week in 2022

· From the Monte Real Yacht Club they regret the decision of the 52 SUPER SERIES but are happy to be able to celebrate them next year in the framework of the Xacobeo


The 52 SUPER SERIES will finally arrive in Baiona in 2022. The organization of the circuit, one of the three most important nautical events in the world, has decided to cancel all the regattas scheduled for the start of the 2021 season, including those that were to be held in Galicia .

The situation derived from COVID19, the numerous restrictions that are still in force in numerous points and the great efforts necessary to guarantee a safe event in the midst of the pandemic are behind a decision that the Monte Real Club de Yates, which was going to host of the event next June, they greatly regret.

For the president of the historic Baion club, José Luis Álvarez, it is a shame not to be able to count on this prestigious circuit this year in Galicia, but he is confident – he said – that the COVID situation will improve in the coming months and allow the BAIONA to be held SAILING WEEK in 2022.

Álvarez said he understands the circumstances that have led the organization to make this decision and conveyed to the organizers the club’s commitment to the circuit. “In 2022 -said the president of Monte Real- We will be more prepared than ever to receive the SUPER SERIES and it will be an equally special edition, since it will coincide with the Xacobeo extended by COVID until next year”.

With high performance and great international prestige, the 52 SUPER SERIES are one of the three most important nautical events in the world, along with the America’s Cup and the World Sailing Tour. They are considered the “Formula 1 of the sea” and their impact reaches figures of up to two million euros of investment in local companies and services. The organization of each of the stages involves the movement of some 500 people, up to 12 megayachts and numerous support boats.

“The suspension of the Saint Tropez, Baiona and Cascais regattas has been a very difficult decision to make, but the circuit attracts teams from all over the world and there is still not enough certainty to ensure a safe and competitive event. In this changing situation, it is our obligation to minimize possible risks and with this new plan, travel and transportation are minimized and we ensure greater security” said the CEO of the 52 SUPER SERIES Agustín Zulueta.



The regattas return to Monte Real with the Baitra J80 Winter League


· The J80 one-design competition sponsored by Baitra Accesorios Navales inaugurates the sports calendar of the Baion club, which in this 2021 starts later than usual due to the COVID19 restrictions

· The first day will be played this Saturday from three in the afternoon in the waters of the Vigo estuary and four more stages are scheduled for March 20, April 10 and May 15 and 29

The Spanish Finn Champion Miguel Fernández Vasco and the Portuguese Snipe Champion Miguel Leite are two of the sailors who join the nearly 100 participants in two new sailboats


The Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates its 2021 sports calendar this Saturday with the Baitra J80 Winter League. The one-design competition reaches the water a month later than initially planned due to the COVID19 restrictions, which forced its start to be postponed on several occasions.

Finally, the green light given by the Xunta to regional sports competitions, the opening of a large part of the perimeter closures and the granting of permits for sports practice will allow the return to the water of the J80 Baioneses, who have not sailed since last month of November.

There will be nearly 100 sailors that we will see compete in the waters of the Vigo estuary in five days to be played until next May; the first this Saturday and the following on March 20, April 10 and May 15 and 29.

In addition to the regulars in the Monte Real one-design competition, on this occasion the Spanish champion of the Finn class, Miguel Fernández Vasco, will join the J80 league. The man from Coruña, with several national titles and numerous awards to his credit, will lead a crew made up of members of the regatta team from the Sailing School of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña aboard La Galera.

Another national champion, in this case of the Snipe class in Portugal, Miguel Leite, returns to Monte Real where he is often seen in the great cruiser competitions such as the Conde de Gondomar Trophy or the Príncipe de Asturias. Some time ago we could see him carrying the Miudo by Storax rod, also in the J80 league; and on this occasion another of the new additions to the Baiona J80 fleet will board Joao Nuno Allen’s

Also with a Portuguese accent, Manuel María Cunha’s Marías (with José Valentim Cunha, José María Cunha, Antonio María Cunha and Vasco Tinoco) will participate in the Baitra J80 Winter League; whom we will foreseeably see giving war to Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, aspiring to revalidate the title achieved in 2020. It is the boat that has the most titles in J80 del Monte Real leagues and will take Gándara’s sons Jaime and Javier, and Diego Fernández on board.

The crews that last year won silver and bronze in the winter one-design competition, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and José Luis Pérez’s Maija, also repeat in this new edition and will be, if they manage to maintain their good track record, two of the boats that we will surely see in the highest positions of the classification.

Juan José Lago and Javier Lago remain in the Alboroto de Juan Carlos Ameneiro, and another historical sailor in Galicia is added as a novelty, Miguel Lago, who for a long time sailed in J80 and who lately is common to see with the fleet of the 6 meters.

Completing the list of contenders to win the Baitra J80 Winter League are Santiago Estévez’s Spaco (with Pablo Franco, José Quiñones and Javier Martínez), Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino (with Manuel Fernández, Alejandra Suárez, Pilar Fernanda Amaro and Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui ), Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva (with Miguel Cidras, Rogelio Torres and Pedro Núñez), Rosario García’s Ferralemes (with Jaime García, Oswaldo Álvarez and Roberto Montero), Luis de Mira’s Namasté (with Susana Baena, Amparo Molla, Luis Gutierrez and Javier Torroja), the Pazo de Cea by Iago Carballo (with Rita Hernández, Cristina González, María González and Carolina Terrón) and the SND Cormorán by Francisco Javier Martínez (with Julio Hidalgo, Alfonso Otero, Miguel Alonso). The last to enter the competition are Jaime Barreiro’s Petrilla, Rafael Blanco’s Due and Bernardo Macedo’s Mondo.

This Saturday’s regatta day in Baiona, the inaugural stage of the Baitra J80 Winter League, will begin at three in the afternoon in the waters inside the bay. The weather forecast announces a sunny day with northerly winds that will move between 5 and 8 knots. The regatta committee, chaired by Carlos Villar, will try to start 3 tests of the windward leeward type.

Discounting for the 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week


Sixteen years after the milestone that marked the start of the Sailing Tour of the World from Vigo in 2005, Galicia will once again focus the world nautical scene with the celebration in Baiona, by the Monte Real Yacht Club, of the Baiona Sailing Week 2021 , a stop on the circuit of the prestigious 52 SUPERSERIES .

With high performance and great international prestige, the 52 SUPER SERIES are one of the three most important nautical events in the world , along with the America’s Cup and the Sailing Tour of the World, and next June they will stop in Baiona. We start discounting!


Monte Real will be the first club in Galicia to offer the prestigious RYA nautical courses


The courses of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are the most prestigious and recognized worldwide in the nautical world

· The programs that will be taught in Baiona will allow obtaining different official international qualifications

· Monte Real will also offer the possibility of obtaining the Navigation License, the PNB, the PER or the Skipper and Yacht Captain qualifications


The Monte Real Club de Yachts de Baiona will become this year the first yacht club in Galicia and the entire Spanish Bay of Biscay to offer in its facilities the prestigious courses of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), the most recognized worldwide within the nautical world.

They will be a series of training programs, mainly practical, in which students will be able to acquire different skills and knowledge related to navigation and thus obtain official certificates of competence valid for sailing in numerous countries around the world.

The Royal Yachting Association , based in the United Kingdom, is today the most prestigious international training organization, and obtaining one of its qualifications gives sailors the necessary certification to navigate foreign waters. It also facilitates procedures such as boat rental or the processing of nautical insurance in other countries.

Its training method is eminently practical, focused on real navigation, and a student-instructor ratio that does not exceed 5 to 1, which guarantees a more complete training and personalized attention. International certificates are also awarded through a demanding practical test with a qualified examiner on board.

Courses on “Competent crew” (course for crew members who want to go from being passengers to being active members of the crew, which is carried out on board a sailboat for 5 days, learning navigation techniques, and which enables them to navigate daytime crossings in familiar waters), “Day skipper” (course for aspiring skippers with experience in sailing equivalent to the PER qualification but more practical and in English, which enables day and night coastal navigation), “Coastal skipper” (course that requires a greater number of requirements to obtain the title and that provides theoretical knowledge equivalent to a yacht skipper, to navigate day and night voyages without losing sight of the coast) and that of “Yachtmaster offshore” (course for expert sailors who will be able to act as skippers in sailboats of up to 200gt and 150 miles from the coast),

The Baionese club will be able to offer these courses thanks to an agreement signed with the Julio Verne Náutica company, which will be in charge of providing training, both theoretical and practical, at the Monte Real facilities.

The process of homologation of the courses has suffered a delay due to the situation derived from COVID19, but it is expected to culminate in the near future and it will be this year when they begin to be taught in Baiona.

In addition to turning it into an RYA training center, the agreement signed with Julio Verne Náutica will also allow Monte Real to complement its training offer with the possibility of obtaining the Navigation license , the GNP , the PER , the extension of the powers of the PER or the qualifications of Skipper and Yachtsman .

Also, at the club’s Cruise Sailing School, new training will begin on route planning, meteorology, night navigation and watchkeeping, or electronic aids, among others . In all of them, as in the RYA courses and in obtaining the rest of the qualifications, Monte Real members will have priority access to the courses and special discounts on their prices.

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