NOTICE OF RACE 36th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

36th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY
ORC CRUISES J80 FIGAROS

PRESIDENT OF THE XUNTA TROPHY
COUNT OF BARCELONA TROPHY
25th GESTILAR LADIES CUP
J80 MONOTYPES

The 36th Prince of Asturias Trophy will be held in the waters of the bay of Baiona and the Vigo estuary on September 3, 4 and 5, 2021, under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Naval Regatta Commission of the Naval School Marine Military.

>> REGISTRATION: https://www.mrcyb.es/inscripcion-regata-principe-de-asturias-2021/

1/ RULES

1.1. The regatta will be governed by:

a) The regatta rules as defined in the World Sailing (WS) Racing Rules of Sailing (RRV).

b) Technical Cruise Regulations and their Annexes in force.

c) Regulation of measurement, habitability and equipment of the ORC and IMS rules.

d) Regulation of the ORC rating system.

and)[DP] J80 Class Monotype Regulations and their special adaptations of the J80 Galicia Fleet.

F)[DP] MRCYB Regulations for Monotype Figaro and Ladies Cup.

g) Special rules for offshore regattas (OSR) of WS, Category 4 (ORC) reduced, and the particular ones for J80 Galicia and Fígaros zone of the MRCYB.

h) In the rules that govern this regatta, the notification[NP] refers to the fact that an infraction of this rule will not be a reason for protests between boats (modifies RRS 60.1(a)).

i) Special rules of the RFGV and SDX (General Secretariat for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia) for COVID19 prevention. [NP] [DP] (Annex I to this AR).

j) In the rules that govern this regatta, the notification[SP] “standard penalty” the Race Committee, or by the Protest Committee may apply a penalty without a hearing (modifies rule 63.1 and A5 of the RRS). k) Between 9:00 p.m. each day and 8:00 a.m. the following day, part B of the International Regulations to prevent collisions at sea will apply, replacing Part 2 of the 2021 Sailing Regattas Regulations. – 2024.

1.2. The official language of the regatta will be Spanish.

2/ ELIGIBILITY

2.1 Participants must meet the eligibility conditions reflected in Regulation 19 of the WS and in the prescriptions of the RFEV.

2.2 Participants of nationality or with legal residence in Spain or who compete in boats attached to a Spanish club, must be in possession of the sports federation license for the year 2021. For foreign athletes who do not have a federative license or athlete medical insurance that insures them in case of an accident, they must prove that they have accident and illness insurance valid in Spain.

3/ ADVERTISING [NP][DP]

3.1 Participants may display advertising in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 20 of the WS.

3.2 In accordance with WS Regulation 20, participants may be required to display advertising on the forward 20% of the hull on each side of the boat and on the sides of the boom, as well as possible advertising pennants on the backstay of each boat. All this will be provided at the regatta office once your registration is confirmed. Modifications to the stickers provided by the Organizing Committee are not allowed. If it occurs, the Regatta Committee may decree the penalties it deems appropriate.

3.3 The Monte Real Club de Yates reserves the right to demand the elimination or substitution of any type of publicity, message or image displayed during the celebration of the event of the boats or the equipment of their crew members, which does not comply with the moral and ethical standards of general acceptance (Regulation 20 of the WS) or contravene the interests of the organizing club. This includes the celebration of the tests in the regatta field, in the club’s facilities or while it is available to the Regatta Committee.

* The owner or skipper of the boat with advertising will be asked to indicate or show the type of advertising that will be displayed during the regatta, for the approval of the Organizing Committee.

4/ PARTICIPATION

4.1 Participation in this Regatta is limited in ORC to cruisers with a single hull, with a length greater than 7.00 meters, with an ORC or ORC club certificate valid for 2021 and with a GPH of less than 780 s/mile, and must have a declaration complete set of sails, including your spinnaker or gennaker. Whoever does not have it declared, may participate, but will be penalized with 25% of the real time he does in the regatta; as well as the ORC called Open by the organization. Monotypes J80 and Monotypes Fígaro of the MRCYB (the female crews invited by the organization for the Ladies Cup trophy) will race in real time.

4.2 The skippers of the boats must be of legal age.
In case of taking a minor as a crew member, they must have the corresponding written authorization from the parents or guardians.
The responsibility of the minor during the regatta corresponds to the skipper of the boat where he is embarked.

4.3 The following groups and classes are established:

(*) In the OPEN CLASS, only those boats that due to their GPH are obliged to go in other classes, but that do not have a minimum competitive capacity, as well as vintage boats, especially slow designs, etc., may participate.

For those boats that due to their performance can compete in this class, but are more modern models or with materials and elements of high modulus, carbon, etc., the Organizing and Regatta Committee may classify it at its sole discretion in a class called OPEN EXTRA.

In any case, the Regatta Committee and Organizing Committee will have the power to include, at its discretion, in the OPEN and OPEN EXTRA Group the boats it deems appropriate.

4.4 The Organizing and Regatta Committee reserves the right to admit the inscriptions, as well as to group the boats in the corresponding class or group.

4.5 To form a class or group, a minimum of FIVE boats must register in it.

5/ REGISTRATION

5.1 In this edition and as a preventive measure due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by Covid19, the maximum number of participating boats will be 70.

Registrations will be formalized in two ways:

– ONLINE (recommended): through the form located on the MRCYB website
https://www.mrcyb.es/inscripcion-regata-principe-de-asturias-2021/

– TRADITIONAL: covering the form posted on the web in the regatta section and sending it by email.

Additionally, to formalize the registration, a photocopy of the valid measurement certificate 2021 and proof of payment of registration fees must be sent by email, before September 2 at 12:00 p.m. to:

Mount Royal Yacht Club
Parador Enclosure s/n
36300 Bayonne
phone + 34 986 385 000
regatas@mrcyb.com

Not admitting any registration made after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

5.1.1 The registration fees will be the following:

5.1.2 Payment of registration fees will be made in cash or by bank transfer to the name of Monte Real Club de Yates to the account:

ABANCA
BAIONA Branch
Account number: 2080-0559-23-3040003658
SWIFT: CAGLEMXXX IBAN: ES92

It will be necessary to present the receipt of the transaction, together with the registration form, including the name of the boat or sail number, at the club’s offices or by email to regatas@mrcyb.com.

5.2 Registration and confirmation of registration.

5.2.1 The owner or person in charge of each boat must register and personally sign the registration form at the Regatta Office before 8:00 p.m. on September 2, 2021 (ORC, J80 and Ladies Cup) or on September 3, 2021. September 2021 before 8:00 p.m. (ORC 4, 5 and Open). Entries of boats that have made requests to the RFEV for the issuance or modification of their rating certificate after 6:00 p.m. the day before the start of the first race will not be accepted (except for a justified cause approved by the regatta committee).

5.2.2 The registration is conditioned to the presentation before the appointed time of the following documents:

a) Valid measurement certificate.

b) ORC habitability certificate (if applicable).

c) Current insurance policy, which covers civil liability (damage to third parties and property) or extension of coverage of civil liability and damage to third parties up to a minimum amount of 330,556.66 euros.

d) In case of displaying advertising, corresponding federal authorization. e) Federation athlete license, federation certificate (MANDATORY to submit along with the registration form).

6/ SPORTS PROGRAM

6.1 The sports program of the event is as follows:

7/ NUMBER OF EVENTS AND ROUTE

7.1 The trophy consists of a maximum of:
– 6 tests for ORC 0-1-2-3-4 and Ladies Cup.
– 9 tests for J80.
– 2 tests for ORC 5, Open and Open Extra.
The trophy will be valid when at least one test is completed in the corresponding group.

7.2 The Sailing Instructions will detail the courses to be sailed.

8/ CLASSIFICATIONS

8.1 There will be a classification for each of the groups formed.

8.2 The classifications for the ORC groups or classes, specified in the Sailing Instructions.

8.3 J80 and Ladies Cup will qualify in real time.

9/ SCORE

Appendix A and the downward scoring system described in the RRS will apply.

10/ INSPECTION AND MEASUREMENT. [DP][SP]

10.1 Security and measurement controls may be carried out daily by the Technical Committee.

10.2 The responsibility of attending this regatta having previously updated its Measurement Certificate, measuring the material with which it is intended to participate, is exclusively the registered skipper.

10.3 In no class may the number of crew members on board be changed during the regatta.

10.4 Points 102.3 and 200.1.b of the ORC, minimum crew weight, will apply in this regatta.

11/ SAFETY [NP] [DP]

11.1 All boats must be equipped with a VHF radio with channels 16, 69, 71 and 72.

11.2 It will be the responsibility of the owner or skipper of each boat to comply with the legal regulations established for recreational boats, both in general and in particular for their government, dispatch and security.

12/ PRIZES

The full list of prizes will be displayed at the TOA during the regatta. As a minimum, prizes will be awarded to the best classified in each of the groups ORC, Open, J80 class, and the Ladies Cup Trophy to the winning female crew in the figaro class, the Conde de Barcelona Trophy to the best classified Portuguese crew in ORC according to the trophy rules

(*) The number of prizes for each class will depend on the number of registered in each of them.

(**) The Regulations of the different Trophies will also be available to the participants on the website of the Monte Real Club de Yates in its section on the Príncipe de Asturias regatta.

13/ IMAGE RIGHTS

The image rights of the event belong exclusively to the Monte Real Club de Yates.

During all the days of regatta and in the social events there will be photographic and television coverage.

14/ LOCAL MARINE REGULATIONS

Royal Decree 62/2008 establishes the conditions of maritime safety, navigation and human life at sea applicable to nautical-sports events.

Participants are warned, before the start of the tests, that the boats can only participate if they are legally dispatched to navigate the waters through which the test will take place, and if their skippers have sufficient qualifications for their government.

Participants must declare, adequately in advance of the start of the race, the insurance taken out, if applicable, including the risks covered and the limits of liability in accordance with the Notice of Race, being covered for participation in races nautical-sports.

15/ RESPONSIBILITY

All those who participate in this regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility.

Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4, DECISION TO RACE, of Part 1 of the RRS which states:

“It is the exclusive responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a test or continue in a regatta”

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BERTHS

The boats whose registration is accepted in this regatta will have a reserved and free mooring or anchoring place (mooring under the sole responsibility of the owner or skipper) during the celebration of the event, from August 30 to September 12.

See attached map, which indicates the area reserved for participants.

The Monte Real Club de Yates reserves the right to assign berths to the boats in strict order of registration, depending on their size and draft.

 

RESERVED AREA FOR THE DOCKING OF PARTICIPANTS

 

Contact the crew on VHF 71 before docking.

SOCIAL EVENTS AND AWARDS DELIVERY

The award ceremony for the 36th PRÍNCIPE DE ASTURIAS TROPHY will take place at the club’s facilities on September 5, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Any other social event scheduled during the days of the tests will be published on the Official Notice Board (TOA) and on the club’s website in the regatta section.

All ceremonies will be subject to the COVID regulations that mark us during the celebration of the Prince of Asturias.

 

ANNEX I

COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR THE REGATTA [NP] [DP]

A : MEASURES COMMON TO THE WHOLE ACTIVITY:

 

A1) Interpersonal separation of 1.5m and/or the use of physical protection measures are established as fundamental measures, as established by the regulations, in addition to constant hand washing.

A2) Before attending the activity, participants must undergo a SELF-TEST to confirm symptoms. Do I have a fever, cough or shortness of breath?

A3) All participants must bring their own mask and their own hydroalcoholic gel for all activities.

A4) All participants who have any symptoms of COVID19 or have been in contact with someone infected, will not be able to access the facilities or carry out activities. In addition, they must immediately notify the technical manager of the facility or competition.

A5) It will be mandatory to wash hands at all entrances to the facilities with hydroalcoholic gel or soap, for at least 40 seconds and constantly, before and after each activity that is carried out.

A6) It will not be allowed to share food or drinks between participants, users and/or staff.

A7) All coaches and assistance personnel in water must carry an FFP2 mask and their own bottle of hydroalcoholic gel.

A8) The use of changing rooms is not recommended and they will be used only when necessary. Personal items will not be allowed in the changing rooms. Showers may not be used.

A9) The use of a mask will be mandatory at all times.

A10) In navigation situations in which the safety distance cannot be maintained, a mask will be used whenever conditions allow it and its use is not incompatible with the activity. In case of harsh sea, wind and/or rain conditions, the rain suit will be used to cover the nose and mouth. In addition, before sailing, special attention should be paid to the rest of the measures to minimize the risk of contagion:
– Take temperature prior to activity.
– Frequent hand washing.
– Do not exchange positions on the boats during the same day of activity.
– Disinfection of shared material.

 

B : OWN MEASURES FOR CRUISE SHIPS AND MONOTYPES ADDED TO THE COMMON MEASURES:

 

B1) Use of masks and safety distance of 1.5 m. during the actions of lowering and raising boats.

B2) Keep the crews in their own boat whenever they are on the jetty.

B3) Maintain a constant safety distance of 1.5m interpersonally when circulating or being on the slipway and pontoon.

B4) Use of a mask during transits through the pontoon.

B5) Use of a mask in all interior areas of the club.

B6) Hand washing with hydroalcoholic gel in all accesses.

B7) Carry hydrogel on board for constant hand washing of the crew.

B8) Daily disinfection of the ship.

B9) Obligation to use a bottle of water for each crew member. Do not share bottle

B10) Obligation for each athlete to carry their own supplies on board. Do not share food.

B11) Carry a minimum of 5 masks on board to be able to replace those that are damaged.

PROTOCOL:

http://www.fgvela.es/media/documentos/PROTOCOLO_FISICOVID-DXTGALEGO.pdf

PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT TABLES:

http://www.fgvela.es/media/documentos/ANEXO_II_-_TABLAS_FISICOVID_RFGVELA.pdf

 

RESPONSIBLE DECLARATION TO BE ADDED TO THE REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM FOR THIS RACE – MANDATORY ACCORDING TO THE COVID 19 PROTOCOL RULE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN THE EVENT

 

Mr / Ms ………………………………………. ……………………… with DNI / NIE number …………………………. ………
Skipper / Owner of the Boat ……………………………………………… with Sail number: ………………………………

To participate in the 36th PRINCIPE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona and held in the Vigo estuary and Baiona Bay from September 3 to 5, 2021,

I REQUEST to be able to participate in the indicated Regatta, for which, I have read in detail the information provided by the organization itself and I accept the conditions of participation and express our commitment to the personal hygiene and prevention measures of the protocol of the organization and the RFGV .

AND DECLARES that:

● Both he and the crew members of his boat who appear on the registration form know the protocol for returning to the sporting activity of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation and their commitment exhaustively.
● All of them will access the facilities with the recommended protection measures and will use them whenever the sport allows it, complying with the rules of use of the facilities established in the protocol for each of the spaces.
● Despite the existence of a return to activity protocol, I am aware of the risks involved in playing sports indoors in the current pandemic situation.
● Likewise, I declare that IN THE LAST 15 DAYS WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY OF THE CREW:
o Suffered from any symptoms of Covid:
▪ Fever.
▪ Tiredness.
▪ Dry cough.
▪ Difficulty breathing.
Nor have we been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
● We will immediately notify the Management of the Organizing Entity if any of the above circumstances occurs or is positive for Covid-19, so that the appropriate measures can be taken.
The signature certifies compliance with and acceptance of the rules of the protocol established by the Royal Galician Sailing Federation and the Organizing Club.

In ……………………….., on ……… of ………………………. from 2021

Signed:

April Oils wins its fifth Conde de Gondomar Trophy

· The team led by Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal achieves its fifth victory in the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell del Monte Real Club de Yates Grand Prix

· The Real Club Náutico de Vigo signed fully in the competition with three boats on the podium of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy (Aceites Abril, Pairo Marnatura and Magical) and the real-time victory of Magical on the Carrumeiro climb

· The Deep Blue 2.1 revalidated the title of winner of the Erizana Trophy in the ORC class, in the Open it won the Ladeira and in J80 and Fígaros the victories went to Ifaclinic and Ladeira

· After the celebration of the Count of Gondomar, the Monte Real Yacht Club is now preparing for its next major competition: the Prince of Asturias Trophy to be held on September 3, 4 and 5

 

The Aceites Abril, skippered by Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal, won the forty-sixth edition of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix after sealing a perfect weekend that allowed the Real Club Náutico de Vigo team to add their fifth victory in the emblematic regatta with an advantage of five points over the second classified.

The April oils celebrating their victory in the water – Photo Jacobo Bastos

The third and last day held this Sunday dawned grey, with some rain and hardly any wind both in the Bay of Baiona and in the regatta course located in front of the Cíes Islands. With a first postponement on land of up to two hours over the scheduled time -12 noon- the Regatta Committee made the decision to take the fleet out into the water after one in the afternoon with the aim of trying to complete at least one leg .

Finally, at the edge of the deadline and with about five knots of wind from the northwest, the participants heard the starting gun of the only windward-leeward format test that could be held. A regatta in which Eolo did not make it easy for the participants, with roles and a drop in intensity in the final stretch that forced the Committee to shorten the sleeve.

Among the ORC teams that competed for the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, the last regatta was awarded to Aceites Abril, who also won the great general victory, becoming the brand new winner of the event.

The April Oils collecting the prize of its fifth Count of Gondomar – Photo Clara Giraldo

With this victory, the team led by brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal now has a total of five wins at the Conde de Gondomar, beating Paz Andrade’s Ardora, Willy Alonso’s Castrosúa and Julio Martínez Gil’s Alaxe, and remaining just one title away from the team that holds the highest number of awards so far, José Luis Freire’s Pairo.

Behind Aceites Abril, second place went to José Luis Freire’s Pairo Marnatura, with the young Luis Bugallo at the controls; and the third position was taken by Julio Rodríguez’s Magical, who was also the real-time winner of the Carrumeiro stage. The boat from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo used a total of twelve hours and fifty-five minutes to cover the 94-mile route, remaining just over two minutes from the Pérez Canal after the compensation of times.

At the end of the test, Luis Pérez Canal was very happy with the victory. “My brother and I -he assured- We have been going up the Carrumeiro for 38 years with a crew of friends who have known each other forever. In fact, our team has been sailing together for an average of 30 years, which is a lifetime”. The Ourense patron highlighted the victory at the Conde as the first great victory of the season. “We are going to try to win all the races we can -he said- but the most important thing for us is to enjoy ourselves and have a good time” .

The April Oils of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the Erizana Trophy, in which the boats that did not go up to the Carrumeiro scored points, the second day caused a turnaround in the general with respect to the first stage. Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1 (RCN Vigo), who was second yesterday, scored a first today that allowed him to revalidate the ORC victory of the last edition. They were followed in the box by La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez (CN Castrelo de Miño) in second position and Nahela by Víctor Manuel Álvarez in third place overall.

Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue was the best in ORC of the Erizana Trophy – Photo Clara Giraldo

In the Open, Albarellos fell from the lead to second place in the table, giving victory to Ladeira de Elena Raga (MRCYB). Silleiro de Paula Rey (MRCYB) closed the podium.

Elena Raga and her crew won the ORC Open class – Photo Clara Giraldo

Less things changed for the J80 monotypes, among which Joao Allen’s Ifaclinic (MRCYB) was the most outstanding and managed to proclaim itself the winner ahead of Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto (MRCYB) and Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva, second and third respectively.

Joao Allen’s Ifaclinic won J80 – Photo Clara Giraldo

As for the Fígaros fleet, which also competed in the Open division, the best result was that of Ladeira, followed by Silleiro and Óscar Comesaña’s Bouvento, all representing Monte Real.

Ladeira won in the Figaro class – Photo Clara Giraldo

Lastly, within the Women’s Sailing project of the Baiona club to try to promote the role of women in the sport of sailing in Galicia, a prize was awarded to the best female crew in the competition, which went to Silleiro , led by Paula Rey.

Paula Rey and her crew were the best female crew – Photo Clara Giraldo

With the day already finished, the gardens of Monte Real welcomed the delivery of trophies to the winners of the edition. Those in charge of distributing the awards were the president of the club, José Luis Álvarez; the Provincial Deputy for Sports, Gorka Gómez; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and the Regional Director of Southern Galicia of Banco Sabadell, Adolfo García-Ciaño; and the Marketing Director of Zelnova Zeltia, Adrián Salgado, sponsors of the event.

In the 46th Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, the Diputación de Pontevedra, the Xunta de Galicia through Deporte Galego, Volvo Autesa, Terras Gauda and Martin Miller also collaborated.

After putting an end to the competition, the Monte Real Club de Yates is now preparing for its other great event of the season, the Prince of Asturias Trophy, which will be held on September 3, 4 and 5. It will include, as usual, the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards ceremony and, this year, the silver jubilee of the Ladies Cup, the women’s competition that celebrates its 25th anniversary.

 

46th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
GRAND PRIZE ZELNOVA ZELTIA BANK SABADELL
Monte Real Yacht Club (Baiona) July 23 – 25, 2021

 

WINNER OF THE 46th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
GRAND PRIZE ZELNOVA ZELTIA BANK SABADELL

APRIL OILS LUIS AND JORGE PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO

 

WINNER OF THE CARRUMEIRO CHICO STAGE IN REAL TIME
MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO

 

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

1. APRIL OILS · LUIS AND JORGE PÉREZ CANAL · RCN VIGO
2. PAIRO MARNATURA · LUIS BUGALLO · RNC VIGO
3. MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO

 

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

ORC-CLASS

1. DEEP BLUE 2.1 VICENTE CID RCN VIGO
2. THE BLACK MOCK · JUAN JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ · CASTRELO DE MIÑO NPP
3. NAHELA · VICTOR MANUEL ÁLVAREZ · ALAGUA CN

ORC OPEN CLASS

1. LADEIRA · ELENA RAGA · MRCYB
2. ALBARELLOS · FERNANDO REY · MRCYB
3. SILLEIRO PAULA REY MRCYB

J80 CLASS

1. IFACLINIC.COM JOAO ALLEN MRCYB
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB
3. NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO MRCYB

FIGARO CLASS

1. LADEIRA · ELENA RAGA · MRCYB
2. SILLEIRO PAULA REY MRCYB
3. BOUVENTO · OSCAR COMESAÑA · MRCYB

BEST FEMALE BOAT

SILLEIRO PAULA REY MRCYB

 

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Everything to decide on the final day of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy

 

· Alfonso Crespo’s Vertigo Sailing won the second stage of the Conde in the ORC category while Fernando Rey’s Albarellos won the Open

· Joao Allen’s Ifaclinic was the best in J80 scoring a comfortable victory in its class and Elena Raga’s Ladeira came first in the Figaro class

The Aceites Abril of Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal won the long regatta of the Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix held on Friday

· This Sunday the final day of the Count of Gondomar will be held, two windward-leeward tests and all the options open for the title contenders

The Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix will come to an end this Sunday with everything to be decided in the water. The competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates, in which about 40 boats compete, celebrated its second day this Saturday with a coastal race of about 30 miles in which Alfonso Crespo’s Vertigo Sailing ended up winning the ORC class. .

Vertigo Sailing by Alfonso Crespo – Photo © Rosana Calvo

At twelve o’clock in the morning, with a wind of about eight knots from the southwest, the Race Committee gave the start in front of the surroundings of Monte Real for the first group formed by the ORC fleet and the Figaros, while the J80 monotypes they heard the honk ten minutes later. Ahead, a route that would take the fleet to Camouco, in the Ons archipelago, previously passing through the Carallones, La Negra and Cíes beacons to set course back towards the finish line, located in front of Rodas beach. .

The fleet of the second stage of the 46th Conde de Gondomar Trophy heading to Ons – Photo © Rosana Calvo

It was a long and intense coastal regatta that was initially dominated by two Dufour 34s, Juan José Martínez’s La Burla Negra (CN Castrelo de Miño) and Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1 (RCN Vigo), but in which little by little and with a wind that was shifting more to the south, with several calms in between and a long haul back towards Cíes, it was finally Alfonso Crespo’s Vertigo Sailing (Vertigo Sailing Club) that achieved victory both in real time and in compensated in the ORC division. Behind those of Crespo, the second classified was the Nahela of Víctor Álvarez (CN Alagua) and third finally the Deep Blue 2.1.

The Albarellos of Fernando Rey del Monte Real Yacht Club – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the Open, Fernando Rey’s Albarellos (MRCYB) won with time compensation to become the leader in its category. They were followed in second and third position by Elena Raga’s Ladeira, from Monte Real; and the Silfo by José Garcí from the Bahía de Gijón, respectively.

Joao Allen’s Ifaclinic with Portuguese Snipe champion Miguel Leite on board – Photo © Rosana Calvo

As for the J80 fleet, in which a total of fifteen teams compete, the stage was more than close with a final victory for Joao Allen’s Ifaclinic, which has the Portuguese Snipe champion on board, Miguel Leite, and who was also second in real time behind Vértigo Sailing after starring in a great stage finish, achieving a comfortable advantage over the second classified, Cansino de Nano Yáñez and Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, who this time has Alejandra Suárez from Vigo at the grey hair. Third place went to the Luna Nueva of Juan Luis Tuero.

El Ladeira by Elena Raga – Photo © Rosana Calvo

And finally, among the Fígaros, who also scored in the Open, the first classified was Ladeira ahead of Silleiro, who was second; and Nicolás Jourdain’s Serralleiras, which occupies the third provisional position.

Meanwhile, the fleet that competed in the long regatta of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix enjoyed their rest day after a climb to Carrumeiro Chico that did not end until well into the morning and in which they finally won the April Oils of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal.

The RCN Vigo representative ship used 13 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 94-mile round trip between Baiona and the Corcubión rock. It entered at 00:16:20, just 6 seconds before Alberto Moro’s Solventis (00:16:26), who had been the first to reach Carrumeiro on the climb; and 21 minutes after Julio Rodríguez’s Magical, who was the first to cross the finish line at 23:55:01, and became the winner of the stage in real time.

The April Oils of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The victory of Aceites Abril in the emblematic long stage places the Pérez Canal team closer to winning its fifth title, although everything will depend on what happens in the two Barlosotas scheduled for the final day. With these results, everything will be decided tomorrow on the third and final day of the regatta with two windward-leeward races scheduled from noon.

Once the competition is over, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the trophy ceremony for this forty-sixth edition of the trophy to crown the winners of each of the categories. The event will be attended by the president of the club, José Luis Álvarez; the Provincial Deputy for Sports, Gorka Gómez; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the Regional Director of Southern Galicia of Banco Sabadell, Adolfo García-Ciaño; and the Marketing Director of Zelnova Zeltia, Adrián Salgado.

 

46th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
GRAND PRIZE ZELNOVA ZELTIA BANK SABADELL
Monte Real Yacht Club (Baiona) July 23 – 25, 2021

 

WINNER OF THE CARRUMEIRO CHICO STAGE IN COMPENSATED TIME
APRIL OILS LUIS PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO 13:16:20

WINNER OF THE CARRUMEIRO CHICO STAGE IN REAL TIME
MAGICAL JULIO RODRÍGUEZ RCN VIGO 12:55:01

PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
(After the ascent to Carrumeiro)

1. APRIL OILS LUIS PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO 2 POINTS
2. MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO · 4 POINTS
3. PAIRO LUIS BUGALLO RCN VIGO 6 POINTS

PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF THE ERIZANA TROPHY
(After the round trip stage to Ons)

ORC-CLASS

1. VERTIGO SAILING ALFONSO CRESPO VERTIGO SAILING CLUB 1.5 POINTS
2. NAHELA VÍCTOR M. ÁLVAREZ ALAGUA CN 3 POINTS
3. DEEP BLUE 2.1 VICENTE CID RCN VIGO 4.5 POINTS

ORC OPEN CLASS

1. ALBARELLOS FERNANDO REY MRCYB 1.5 POINTS
2. LADEIRA ELENA RAGA MRCYB 3 POINTS
3. SILFO JOSÉ GARCÍ BAHÍA DE GIJÓN 4.5 POINTS

J80 CLASS

1. IFACLINIC JOAO ALLEN MRCYB 1.5 POINTS
2. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · 3 POINTS
3. NEW MOON JUAN L. TUERO 4.5 POINTS

FIGARO CLASS

1. LADEIRA ELENA RAGA MRCYB 1.5 POINTS
2. SILLEIRO PAULA REY MRCYB 3 POINTS

 

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April Oils wins the Carrumeiro Chico stage of the 46th Count of Gondomar

 

· The crew of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, led by Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal from Ourense, won the long regatta of the Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix

· Julio Rodríguez’s Magical from the Vigo yacht charter was the fastest boat to complete the 94-mile route to the Corcubión rock, but time compensation took away the final stage victory

· The boats that did not go out to compete yesterday on the opening day will compete this Saturday in a coastal regatta that will take them to the Ons archipelago, turning at the Camouco lighthouse

 

The Aceites Abril of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, led by the Ourense brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal, was the winner of the long regatta of the 46th Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, held this Friday in the Rías Baixas under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club.

The crew of the yacht from Vigo used 13 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 94-mile round trip between Baiona and the rock of Corcubión. It entered at 00:16:20, just 6 seconds before Alberto Moro’s Solventis (00:16:26), who had been the first to reach Carrumeiro on the climb; and 21 minutes after Julio Rodríguez’s Magical, who was the first to cross the finish line at 23:55:01, and became the winner of the stage in real time.

The April Oils led by the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Magical was the fastest, but the time compensation, which in the last edition of the Count of Gondomar had precisely given him the victory against Yess Too by Rui Ramada; On this occasion, he snatched the victory against the Aceites Abril team, with a long tradition on the Carrumeiro route.

The Pérez Canal brothers began to compete in the event when they were just 16 years old and, since then, they have not missed their appointment with the Corcubión rock. This latest victory places them even closer to the laurels of the 46th Count of Gondomar. If they achieve it, they would add their fifth victory in the Monte Real Club de Yates competition, after those achieved in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

The Solventis de Moro and Bermúdez, first to reach the Carrumeiro Chico

 

· The tandem Alberto Moro – Malalo Bermúdez worked perfectly aboard the Solventis and managed to be the fastest to reach the rock of Corcubión

· The crew of the Monte Real Club de Yates spent 5 hours and 50 minutes to cover half of the star stage of the 46th Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix

· The fleet sails back to Baiona at this time, where it is expected to arrive well into the early hours of the morning for the time compensation that will offer the final results of the race

Alberto Moro and Manuel “Malalo” Bermúdez de Castro’s Solventis was the first boat to reach the Carrumeiro Chico in the star event of the 46th Count of Gondomar – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, which premiered this Friday in Galicia.

The crew of the Monte Real Club de Yates signed a wonderful regatta and after leaving Baiona at eleven o’clock in the morning and sailing for five hours and fifty minutes, practically the entire route astern, pushed by a constant wind from the south, managed to reach the mythical rock of Corcubión ahead of the rest of the fleet.

The fleet of the Count of Gondomar approaching Carallones – Photo © Rosana Calvo

It was ten minutes to five in the afternoon and the owner of the Solventis, Alberto Moro, made a very satisfactory balance of the crossing, assuring that they were enjoying it like never before. “We have had sun, fog, a lot of fog, showers, very intense showers, the fleet has been quite together and the truth is that the wind has behaved very well, giving us an average of 18 – 20 knots -assured Moro-. We went up very fast and we hope that the wind does not drop too much on the way back”.

The fleet of boats that headed to Carrumeiro Chico – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Behind the Solventis, barely two minutes apart from each other, they passed through the Carrumeiro Chico on Magical by Julio Rodríguez (RCN Vigo), which tries to revalidate the victory achieved last year at the Conde de Gondomar; the April Oils of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal (RCN Vigo), who is looking for his fifth victory in the trophy after those achieved in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018; and the Corsair of Jorge Durán (CY Vilagarcía), who has not won the Count since 2015.

Julio Rodríguez’s Magical about to reach the clearance buoy – Photo © Rosana Calvo
The April Oils of Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal at the head of the fleet – Photo © Rosana Calvo
The Corsair by Jorge Durán – Photo © Rosana Calvo

With a little more distance, although not too much, they arrived at the Pairo-Marnatura by José Luis Freire (RCN Vigo), with Luis Bugallo at the controls; and the Marías of the Portuguese Manel María (MRCYB), the other two boats that formed the hard core of the fleet, sailing quite close to each other during practically the entire route.

José Luis Freire sailed aboard his Pairo Mar Natura with Luis Bugallo at the controls – Photo © Rosana Calvo
The Marías of the Portuguese Manel María – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The smallest boat of those participating in the inaugural test of the 46th Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, the First 31.7 Mar de Frades-Ronáutica Marinas , owned by Jorge Carneiro (Ro Yatchs), was the last to turn the Carrumeiro. He did it at six minutes past seven, eight hours after leaving Baiona.

The Sea of Frades Marine Ronautics- Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the absence of the rest of the tests, everything indicates that the inaugural stage of the Conde de Gondomar will be, once again, one of the most exciting. It will end when all the participating boats cross the finish line, something that is expected well into the early hours of the morning.

At this time (20:00), the 7 crews competing for the Carrumeiro Chico challenge are all still in contention with more or less hours of sailing ahead. The team that completes the test first will automatically become the winner in real time; and the marks of the rest of the participants will decide, after the compensation of times, the winner of the regatta in compensated time.

Both will surely be firm contenders to achieve absolute victory in the 46th Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, which will be resolved on Sunday with the final tests of the competition.
Before that, this Saturday, the rest of the boats (ORCs, J80 and Fígaros) registered in the Erizana Regatta (which does not include the Carrumeiro long test) will go out to compete. They will do so on a route that, predictably (depending on the weather), will involve a circumnavigation of the Ons archipelago. The departure time is set for noon and, as with the Carrumeiro test, it can also be followed live through the Monte Real Club de Yates website.

While the Carrumeiro test (approx. 100 miles) has a double scoring coefficient, the coefficient for the return to Ons (approx. 30 miles) will be 1.5 and the two technical tests on Sunday, of the windward-leeward type, will score with a coefficient of 1 each. The final results of the Carrumeiro and the poles will reveal the winner of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, and those of the Vuelta a Ons and the poles will decide the winner of the Erizana Trophy.

The tandem Alberto Moro – Malalo Bermúdez worked perfectly at Solventis – Photo © Rosana Calvo

 

HOURS OF PASSAGE OF THE FLEET THROUGH THE CARRUMEIRO CHICO
46th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY GRAND PRIZE ZELNOVA ZELTIA BANCO SABADELL

1. SOLVENTIS ALBERTO MORO MRCYB 16:50:35
2. MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO · 16:54:45
3. APRIL OILS · LUIS AND JORGE PÉREZ CANAL · RCN VIGO · 16:54:45
4. CORSAIR · JORGE DURAN · 16:56:33
5. PAIRO MARNATURA · LUIS BUGALLO · 17:00:19
6. MARÍAS · MANEL MARÍAS · 17:08:53
7. MAR DE FRADES – MARINE RONAUTICS · JORGE CARNEIRO · 19:06:30

 

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The Count of Gondomar brings to the stage the great test of the Carrumeiro Chico

 

The 100-mile round-trip challenge between Baiona and Carrumeiro Chico inaugurates this Friday the forty-sixth edition of the competition

April, Pairo, Magical or Solventis oils are some of the contenders for victory in the star test of the Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix

· The departure will be given at 11 in the morning from the interior of the bay of Baiona and the end is not expected until well into the morning

The first round of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy is held this Friday from 11 a.m. – Photo José Ramón Louro

The forty-sixth edition of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates, brings to the stage this Friday on its opening day the great test of the Carrumeiro Chico, a regatta close to 100 miles considered as one of the most complex sailing crossings in Galicia.

Created in 1981 from an idea by Fernando García Tobío and in honor of Jesús Valverde, the race celebrates 40 years of life with more validity than ever, since there are many who aspire to achieve the record of the regatta, which has remained intact since 2011. That year, the Cenor & De Dietrich, a Farr 50 from the Real Club de Regatas Galicia led by Martín Bermúdez de la Puente, completed the journey in 11 hours, 56 minutes and 57 seconds, a mark that has not been broken since then.

Regardless of what happens in this edition, what is clear is that the Carrumeiro Chico test is quite a navigation challenge and one of the most exciting tests of the Spanish sailing season. The round trip regatta between Baiona and the lighthouse located in the Corcubión estuary will begin, if the weather permits, at 11 in the morning, with the start honk from inside the Bay of Baiona.

From then on, the sailboats that will dare with the test will head north along a route not marked in advance. The crews will be able to choose to sail closer to the land or more open towards the sea, outside the Cíes and Ons archipelagos.

In the last edition of the competition, the Portuguese skipper Rui Ramada and his crew, aboard the Swan 45 Yess Too, were the first to reach the Carrumeiro, eight hours after leaving Baiona. They were the fastest (they had already achieved it in 2019), but the time compensation gave the stage victory to Magical de Julio Rodríguez, who would also win the final victory of the Conde de Gondomar in 2020.

On this occasion, the Portuguese from Ramada will not go out on the water, but we will see the Magical from Vigo, trying to defend their title. In front of them, some of the most outstanding teams of the current Galician nautical scene, such as the Aceites Abril of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal; the Marías of the Portuguese Manel Marías; Alberto Moro’s Solventis, with Manuel “Malalo” Bermúdez de Castro at the wheel; the Sea of Frades Marine Ronautics by Jorge Carneiro; or Corsair by Jorge Durán, from Vilagarcía.

In this edition of the Count we will surely see again the classic hand in hand between Aceites Abril and Pairo – Photo José Ramón Louro

José Luis Freire’s Pairo, the owner and skipper with the highest number of wins at the Conde de Gondomar, will also enter the competition. Add a total of 6: three in the eighties (1983, 1984 and 1988) and another three in the first years of the new millennium (2003, 2007 and 2009). At the controls of his boat, one of his trusted men, the young Luis Bugallo, who has already completed the Carrumeiro stage with very good times on several occasions.

The 46th edition of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix will last for three days, from Friday to Sunday. The development of the first two stages (Carrumeiro test, on Friday 23; and Ons test, on Saturday 24), can be followed live through the Monte Real Club de Yates website , at the following link:

https://www.mrcyb.es/seguimiento-46-trofeo-conde-de-gondomar-gran-premio-zelnova-zeltia-banco-sabadell/

GRAND PRIZE ZELNOVA ZELTIA BANK SABADELL
46th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club 23, 24 and 25 July 2021

:::::::::::::::::::::::: THURSDAY, JULY 22 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

16:00 – 20:00> LAST PREPARATIONS AND PROCEDURES

20:00> MEETING OF PATRON

::::::::::::::::::::::::: FRIDAY, JULY 23 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

11:00> COUNT OF GONDOMAR REGATTA
(Baiona – Carrumeiro Chico – Baiona)

19:00> DINNER FOR THE SHIPS THAT ARE ARRIVING

::::::::::::::::::::::::: SATURDAY, JULY 24 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

12:00> Hedgehog Regatta
(Return to Ons / Baiona – Camouco – Baiona)

19:30> SEAFOOD DINNER

:::::::::::::::::::::::: SUNDAY, JULY 25 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

12:00> LAST RACES
(Tests windward – leeward at the Cíes anchorage)

18:30> AWARDS

Follow the tests of the 46th Conde de Gondomar Trophy live

 

LIVE FOLLOW-UP FIRST RACE 46th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY BAIONA – CARRUMEIRO – BAIONA

All those who want to follow live the evolution of the Carrumeiro Chico climb on the first day of the 46th Conde de Gondomar – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, on Friday, July 23, starting at 11:00 , can do so from here:


LIVE FOLLOW-UP SECOND RACE 46th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY BAIONA – ONS – BAIONA

On Saturday, July 24, starting at 12:00 , the second stage of the 46th Conde de Gondomar – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix will be held, and it can be followed live from here:

The Conde de Gondomar Trophy returns

 

· Between July 23 and 25, the forty-sixth edition of the high-altitude regatta par excellence in Galicia will be held, disputed without interruption since 1976

Some 40 boats will be measured in three days of regattas that will include two medium and long distance courses and two technical tests in the Rías Baixas

· One more year on the competition program is the mythical route between Baiona and Carrumeiro Chico, in Corcubión, close to 100 miles

· The nautical event enters the scene under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and with the sponsorship of the tandem Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell

 

In just three days, the forty-sixth edition of one of the longest-running and most charismatic regattas on the Spanish nautical scene will begin in Galicia, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, which the Monte Real Yacht Club is bringing to the stage in 2021 under the name of Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prize in honor of the tandem of sponsors.

From July 23 to 25, some of the best boats and the most outstanding skippers will participate in the deep-sea regatta par excellence in Galicia, a test that has not lost its pull over the years and that hopes to bring together some 40 boats in the Rías Baixas, attracted by a of the most exciting current sailing competitions and the oldest of the historic Monte Real.

At the official presentation of the trophy, held this Tuesday in Baiona, the president of the yacht club, José Luis Álvarez , predicted a great success for the event because “Its main attractions remain: the mythical ascent to the Carrumeiro Chico, its celebration around July 25 (Galicia’s big day) and the participation of some of the best crews in the country” . Álvarez also highlighted the alliance between the two large companies – Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell – which have come together to sponsor the competition “thus clearly expressing their commitment to the sport of sailing” .

After a previous day, the Thursday 22 , intended to finalize preparations, close registrations, make reviews and deliver instructions, the 46th Conde de Gondomar Trophy will begin on Friday 23rd , at eleven o’clock in the morning, with what is considered the great test of the competition, the mythical Baiona-Carrumeiro Chico-Baiona route, close to 100 miles away.

Although at first the possibility of introducing changes in the test between Baiona and the Carrumeiro Chico (dividing it into two stages with an intermediate stop in Portosín to make it more accessible to smaller boats), the club finally decided to meet the request of the shipowners who asked to keep the route intact. “What we were looking for with this possible modification -says the Commodore of Monte Real, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui- it was to open the event to more crews that could venture with a shorter distance regatta, but we were also clear that this would imply a loss of attractiveness for the star event of the competition; and after evaluating it in the club and consulting with skippers and owners, we decided to keep the traditional route”.

After the opening day and the navigation to the Carrumeiro (Conde de Gondomar Regatta), Saturday 24 will feature the Erizana Regatta, in which the rest of the sailboats will participate. It will start at 12 noon and, depending on the weather conditions, the crews will be able to race around the Ons archipelago (32 miles) or the Baiona-Camouco-Baiona route (29 miles).

On Sunday 25 , Galicia’s big day, the decisive stage of the competition will take place. Two windward-leeward technical tests at the Cíes Islands anchorage will decide the winners of the fortieth edition of the trophy, who will receive their awards at the awards ceremony scheduled that same day at half past six in the afternoon.

The event is expected to be attended by the CEO of Zelnova Zeltia , Pedro González, who this Wednesday, at the official presentation of the competition, thanked Monte Real for the opportunity to collaborate with the trophy “linking our corporate image with the values of sport and more specifically with those of sailing, highlighting teamwork, effort, tradition and competitiveness, all of them -he said- closely linked to our vision and way of understanding the business world in the Zelnova Zeltia Group” .

Speech by Pedro Gonzalez General Director of Zelnova Zeltia – Photo Leticia Acero

The director general of SabadellGallego , Pablo Junceda, also had an impact on this idea, assuring that the Count of Gondomar unites “the culture of the sea, the commitment to teamwork and overcoming to win, values that are also committed to -said- at Banco Sabadell”. “We are a company, we support Galician companies and we are present in the social life of this land”Junceda concluded.

Speech by the General Manager of SabadellGallego Pablo Junceda – Photo Leticia Acero

Along with González and Junceda, as sponsors of the competition, the local, provincial and regional administrations were also represented at the official presentation of the event.

From Baiona, the deputy mayor of the fishing village, Óscar Martínez, thanked the work of Monte Real during this year and the previous one. “You are the representative of Baionese sport and you make Baiona cross our borders and reach an international level. We know that last year it was very difficult to maintain the activity, and you did it, and for that you deserve applause and that we thank you” , he said.

For the Deputy for Tourism of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Ana Laura Iglesias “We are proud that tests like this are held in our province, because they give us the opportunity to show how incredible our estuaries are, and everything that people can see, do and enjoy in them” .

The General Secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia said that “for the Xunta de Galicia the nautical sector is a strategic sector and, although it is deeply rooted in the essence of our people, we always talk about its great growth potential” . According to José Ramón Lete Lasa “The world of sailing is in excellent health, with 2,000 licenses and being one of the sports modalities that has given us the most success. Glad to hear it -he went on to say- that the Conde de Gondomar Trophy has been held uninterruptedly during these 46 editions, and the fact is that the sport of sailing is, without a doubt, a safe sport”.

Speech by the General Secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia, José Ramón Lete Lasa – Photo Leticia Acero

Although the registration period is not yet closed and several days ahead it is difficult to specify a final number of participants, from the organization they hope to have about 40 boats. Among them there will be a team of women from the Monte Real Club de Yates Women’s Sailing project, with which the club seeks to promote the presence of women in nautical competitions; and they will be, almost in all probability, the winners of the last edition.

in 2020, within the framework of a COVID scenario, the Count of Gondomar was celebrated with extensive security measures and the Magical by Julio Rodríguez, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo (grand prize of the trophy), took the laurels; Yess Too by Rui Ramada, from the Monte Real Club de Yates (winner of the Carrumeiro stage in real time); the Deep Blue 2.0 of Vicente Cid, of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo (gold in the Erizana Regatta); Juan Ameneiro’s Rampage (number one in the J80 class); and the Serralleiras of Patricio de Haz (leader among the Figaros).

GRAND PRIZE ZELNOVA ZELTIA BANK SABADELL
46th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club 23, 24 and 25 July 2021

 

:::::::::::::::::::::::: THURSDAY, JULY 22 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

16:00 – 20:00> LAST PREPARATIONS AND PROCEDURES

20:00> MEETING OF PATRON

::::::::::::::::::::::::: FRIDAY, JULY 23 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

11:00> COUNT OF GONDOMAR REGATTA
(Baiona – Carrumeiro Chico – Baiona)

19:00> DINNER FOR THE SHIPS THAT ARE ARRIVING

::::::::::::::::::::::::: SATURDAY, JULY 24 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

12:00> Hedgehog Regatta
(Return to Ons / Baiona – Camouco – Baiona)

19:30> SEAFOOD DINNER

:::::::::::::::::::::::: SUNDAY, JULY 25 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

12:00> LAST RACES
(Tests windward – leeward at the Cíes anchorage)

18:30> AWARDS

 

 

The I Rally Rías Baixas de Galicia departs from Baiona towards Compostela

 

· 25 boats left Baiona this Wednesday for Portosín on a journey that, after going through several ports and marinas, will end on Sunday with a section on foot to Santiago de Compostela to win the jubilee

· The navigation organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Portosín aims to offer sailing lovers the possibility of doing the Camino de Santiago knowing the Rías Baixas

· The towns of Baiona, Combarro, A Pobra do Caramiñal, Muros, Portosín; the estuaries of Vigo, Pontevedra, Arousa and Muros e Noia; the archipelagos of the Cíes, Ons and Sálvora; and Santiago de Compostela will be the crossing points of the rally

The Monte Real Club de Yates has been the starting port of the I Rías Baixas de Galicia Rally – Photo Francisco Pino

25 boats, mostly sailing but some also motorized, left Baiona this Wednesday for Porto do Son in the I Rally Rías Baixas de Galicia , a nautical journey organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Portosín to offer nautical lovers the possibility of completing the Camino de Santiago by sea.

The navigation, which will continue until next Sunday, aims to make known the charms of towns such as Baiona, Combarro, A Pobra do Caramiñal, Muros and Portosín; estuaries such as Vigo, Pontevedra, Arousa and Muros e Noia; or the archipelagos of Cíes, Ons and Sálvora. It is, in short, a group tour through the sea through some of the most outstanding tourist spots of the Galician Rías Baixas.

The Rías Baixas are the setting chosen for this maritime pilgrimage to Compostela – Baiona Tourism Photo

The four sailing stages, from this Wednesday to Saturday, will be about 25 miles long and will travel at an average of 4 knots, a relatively slow speed so that the participants can enjoy the route and the views without rushing.

After leaving Baiona, the sailboats will make a route this Wednesday through the interior of the Cíes Islands, they will eat in a sheltered area of the Pontevedra estuary, and will arrive at the Combarro marina late in the afternoon. They will spend the night there and on Thursday they will head to the Pobra do Caramiñal marina, after sailing through the Ons area and the Arousa estuary.

The next stop will be the Muros marina, which they will arrive at after having crossed the waters of the Sagres pass and the vicinity of the Corrubedo lighthouse. On Saturday the 10th, the last day of navigation, the planned route goes from Muros to the Real Club Náutico de Portosín, where the stages by sea will end.

But the rally does not end there. On Sunday the 11th, sailors who want to complete the Maritime Path of the Muros and Noia estuary and win the jubilee, will be able to go by bus to the final stretch of the route and walk the last 10 kilometers to the Galician capital. A distance that, added to the 100 nautical mile journey by sea, will allow them to obtain the Compostela.

The Commodore of the Monte Real Yacht Club, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, spoke at the skippers meeting – Photo Leticia Acero

The I Rally Rías Baixas de Galicia is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Portosín in collaboration with the marinas of Combarro, Muros and A Pobra do Caramiñal. It has the support of the Xunta de Galicia through Xacobeo 21-22.

 

REPORT: 46 years of high-altitude sailing on Monte Real

 

Created in 1976 by the Monte Real Club de Yates and disputed without interruption since then, the Conde de Gondomar has established itself over the years as one of the most charismatic regattas on the Spanish nautical scene, with a history full of great names in sailing in Galicia that should not be forgotten, and one of the most exciting tests of Atlantic sailing: the Baiona-Carrumeiro Chico-Baiona, almost 100 miles. In 2020 not even COVID19 could stop it and in 2021 it will celebrate its forty-sixth edition in Baiona under the name of Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix. It will be on July 23, 24 and 25.

Report by Rosana Calvo, head of communication at the MRCYB

 

Although the history of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy begins to be written in 1976, with the birth of the competition, we must go back several centuries to discover the true origin of its name, which arises from an alleged tribute to the figure of Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, first Count of Gondomar.

Son of the governor of Galicia, in military command of the Portuguese border and the Galician coast, Sarmiento was the key figure in the 5,000-man army who, despite being hastily recruited, managed to contain the attack that the most famous pirate of history, Francis Drake, was going to perpetrate against Baiona.

On October 8, 1585, the Count of Gondomar signed one of the most important chapters in the history of the Galician fishing village, forcing the withdrawal of the 30 ships and 1,500 men with which Drake intended to take over the town, and he was named “Governor of the war people of Baiona and the Castle of Monterreal” .

The Count of Gondomar was thus forever linked to the Monte Real peninsula, where the Parador Nacional is located today, which also bears his name; and the Monte Real Club de Yates, which in 1976 decided to baptize the Conde de Gondomar Trophy for a race that, over the years, would become the deep-sea regatta par excellence in Galicia.

Thus was born one of the most important competitions on the Spanish nautical scene, under the mandate of Rafael Olmedo Limeses as president of the club; and with Admiral Rafael Lorenzo (Commodore), Humberto Cervera “Piruchi” (sailing delegate) and Alfonso Paz Andrade, as key figures in its creation; along with Jesús Valverde, José Ramón Fontán, José de la Gándara and Rui Moreira.

On August 19 of that year, 29 boats accepted the challenge and set sail for the Cabo Silleiro area, where an Olympic triangle was scheduled to be held, but in the end it did not take place due to fog. The second of the three scheduled tests, a route between Baiona and Muros, was also suspended, this time due to lack of wind; and the premiere of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy was reduced to a single test that won the “Ardora” (Contention 33) by Alfonso Paz Andrade and Julio Babé, skippered by Gonzalo Romero.

It was the first of the four consecutive victories that the “Ardora” would chain in the first four editions of the Conde de Gondomar, taking among its crew sailing history in Galicia such as Fernando Massó or Gonzalo Romero.

Roll of Honor of the first winners of the Count of Gondomar

In 1980, the competition introduces changes to the layouts that had been initially designed, with a new 120-mile test between Baiona-Povoa de Varzim-Baiona, which is added to the Olympic triangle and an average regatta with a figure-nine route between the Cies and Ons Islands. The victory went to the Irish “Moonduster” (Swan 441), owned by Dennis Doyle, who had arrived in Galicia with the Lymington-Baiona regatta and decided to make his debut in the Conde as well.

In 1980, at the 5th Conde de Gondomar Trophy, the winner of the Conde was Irishman Dennis Doyle’s Moonduster – Photo Archive MRCYB

In 1981 a new modification in the routes takes place. From an idea by Fernando García Tobío (of the club’s Regatta Committee together with Alfonso Paz Andrade, Estanislao Durán and Jacobo Fontán) and in honor of Jesús Valverde, the Baiona – Carrumeiro Chico – Baiona was born, a historic race that continues until currently as one of the most exciting on the peninsular racing calendar.

The winner of that edition, and also of the following one (1982), was a boat from another of those historical sagas that emerged from Galician nautical: the “Vento” by Manuel Fernández, who many years later would receive the gold medal from the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, the highest award in Spanish sailing.

The VII Conde de Gondomar Trophy was held in 1982 with the victory of Vento de Manuel Fernández – Photo Archive MRCYB

After the victories of the “Ardora” and the “Vento” , the different Pairos of José Luis Freire begin to embroider their name on the honor roll of the Count of Gondomar. The “Pairo Tres” won for the first time in 1983, repeated in 1984, and the following models with the Freire the Conde competed for, all under the same name would give him another 4 more wins.

The Pairo III (which gave the first two victories of the Count to JL Freire) in a promotional image of the competition

Until now, José Luis Freire is the one who has achieved the greatest number of victories in the competition. Add a total of 6: three in the eighties (1983, 1984 and 1988) and another three in the first years of the new millennium (2003, 2007 and 2009). Currently, at 84 years old, “Tibu” continues to participate in the Conde (not only as an owner, but also aboard its boats) and, although he has not achieved any more victories, he is always among the favorites.

– The different Pairos of José Luis Freire (one of them in the foreground) are the ones that have won the Conde de Gondomar Trophy the most times – Photo Jacobo Bastos
Very protected with a mask and screen José Luis Freire participated at the age of 83 in the last edition of the Count of Gondomar held in 2020- Photo José Ramón Louro

Following in its wake we find “April Oils” by Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal; that add up to 4 victories, the same ones that Paz Andrade’s “Ardora”, “Castrosúa” led by Willy Alonso and Julio Martínez Gil’s “Alaxe” achieved in their day. The boat of the Ourense brothers has been the undisputed protagonist of the most recent years, taking the grand prize in 2013, and chaining three consecutive golds in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The April Oils of the Pérez Canal brothers are missing 2 victories to reach the record of the Pairo of José Luis Freire – Photo Archive MRCYB 2018
Willy Alonso (in the photo collecting the 2002 Count of Gondomar winner’s award) is one of the most successful skippers in the competition
Julio Martínez Gil’s Alaxe is one of the boats with the most victories in the history of the Count of Gondomar with a total of 4

In the last two years, the winners were the team of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, who in 2019 repeated with the “Yess Too” the triumph he had achieved in 2014 with the “Fifty ”; and the “Magical” by Julio Rodríguez, who in 2020 rewrote his name in the history of winners of the Count, who had already signed in 2001 with the “Starfisher” .

Nearly 40 boats participated in the last edition of the Count of Gondomar (held in 2020 in the framework of the COVID19 pandemic) – Photo José Ramón Louro
The Magical of the owner and skipper Julio Rodríguez was the winner of the last edition of the Count of Gondomar – Photo Clara Giraldo

Paz Andrade, Julio Babé, Gonzalo Romero, Manuel Fernández, José Luis Freire, Jaime Rodríguez Toubes, José María Lastra, Pedro Campos, Julio Martínez Gil, Gonzalo Araújo, Willy Alonso, Javier de la Gándara… are some of the most outstanding figures in the history of sailing in Spain who have passed (and continue to pass) the Conde de Gondomar Trophy.

Contested without interruption since 1976, the Monte Real Club de Yates competition has established itself as one of the most charismatic regattas in Spain and in 2021 it will celebrate its forty-sixth edition under the presidency of José Luis Álvarez. It will be held in Baiona on July 23, 24 and 25 under the name of Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix.

It will include, as has become a tradition, the historic test of the Carrumeiro Chico, about 100 miles away, whose record is held by “Cenor & De Dietrich” , a Farr 50 from the Real Club de Regatas Galicia, which in 2011 smashed the figures that the Basque sailboat “Zorongo” maintained since 1992. The crew from Arousa, led by Martín Bermúdez de la Puente, completed the ascent and descent to the Carrumeiro Chico from Baiona in just 11 hours, 56 minutes and 57 seconds, lowering the numbers achieved by the Basques 19 years earlier by more than 30 minutes.

One of the boats of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy turning the Carrumeiro Chico in 2008 – Photo H.Blein
The mythical lighthouse of Carrumeiro Chico (in the Corcubión estuary) where the sailboats must turn in the long stage of the Count of Gondomar

 

is a report by Rosana Calvo, head of communication at the MRCYB // THE PHOTOS included BELONG TO THE HISTORICAL ARCHIVE OF THE MRCYB

 

ROLL OF HONOR COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY

1976 ARDORA / Owner: A.Paz Andrade – J.Babé / Skipper: Gonzalo Romero

1977 ARDORA / Owner: A.Paz Andrade – J.Babé / Skipper: Gonzalo Romero

1978 ARDORA / Owner: A.Paz Andrade / Skipper: Fernando Massó

1979 ARDORA / Owner: A.Paz Andrade – J.Babé / Skipper: Gonzalo Romero

1980 MOONDUSTER / Owner: DNDoyle / Skipper: Denis Doyle

1981 VENTO / Owner: M.Fernández / Skipper: M. Fernández

1982 VENTO / Owner: M.Fernández / Skipper: M. Fernández

1983 PAIRO TRES / Owners: JLFreire / C.Freire / B.Logares/E.Durán / Skipper: JL Freire

1984 PAIRO TRES / Owners: JLFreire / C.Freire / B.Logares/E.Durán / Skipper: JL Freire

1985 CUTTY SARK / Skipper/owner: J. Lastra / J. Gándara

1986 KOCHAB / Owner: Armada Española / Skipper: Carlos Pardo

1987 XEITO – J&B / Owner: JM Piñeiro / Skipper: JM Piñeiro

1988 PAIRO CUATRO / Owner: JL Freire / C. Freire / B. Logares / Skipper: JL Freire

1989 PALACIO DE ORIENTE / Owner: JL Freire / C. Freire / Skipper: JL Freire

1990 COTE / Owner: Armada Española / Skipper: Jaime Rodríguez Toubes

1991 SONY / Owner: Castor Alonso / Skipper: Castor Alonso

1992 FARO FINO 3000 / Owner: Antonio Roquette / Skipper: Javier Gándara

1993 DEAR HENRY (IOR) / Owner/skipper: Jean Claude Sarrade // RABISCO (IMS) / Owner: Rafael Olmedo / Skipper: Rafael Olmedo Jr.

1994 CONSERVAS MIAU (IMS Regatta) Owner/skipper: José María Lastra // ALAXE (IMS Cruise) / Owner/ skipper: Julio Martínez Gil

1995 CONSERVAS MIAU (IMS Regatta) / Skipper: José María Lastra // GALICIA CALIDADE (IMS Cruiser) / Skipper: Alberto Viejo

1996 TERRAZOS RIEGO (IMS Regatta) / Skipper: Carlos Monclús // CUTTY SARK (IMS Cruise) / Skipper: Pablo Boiznet // ALAXE (IMS Amateur Cruise) / Owner: Julio Martínez Gil

1997 GALICIA CALIDADE (IMS Regatta) / Skipper: Pedro Campos // ALAXE (IMS Cruiser) / Skipper: Julio Martínez Gil

1998 PORTOS DE GALICIA (IMS Regatta) / Skipper: Javier de la Gándara // ARROUTADO (IMS Cruiser Regatta) / Skipper: José María Pérez // NORO (IMS Cruiser) / Skipper: Gonzalo Araújo

1999 PORTOS DE GALICIA (IMS B) / Skipper: Javier de la Gándara // ARROUTADO (IMS C) / Skipper: José M. Pérez

2000 TELEFÓNICA MOVISTAR (IMS B) / Skipper: Gonzalo Araújo // ALAXE (IMS C) / Skipper: Julio M. Gil

2001 STARFISHER (IMS – B) / Skipper: Julio Rodríguez

2002 TELEFONICA MOVISTAR (IMS 600) / Skipper: Guillermo Alonso // SALSEIRO (CRUISE) / Skipper: Manuel Blanco

2003 PAIRO IX / Skipper: Francisco Moret

2004 CASTROSÚA – CARSA (IMS 600) / Skipper: Guillermo Alonso

2005 CASTROSÚA – CARSA / Skipper: Guillermo Alonso

2006 SWISS NATIONAL INSURANCE / Patron: Javier de la Gándara

2007 PAIRO VIII / Patron: José Luis Freire

2008 CASTROSÚA – CARSA / Skipper: Guillermo Alonso

2009 PAIRO VIII / Skipper: Laureano Wizner

2010 SOLVENTIS / Patron: Manuel Bermúdez de Castro

2011 XPLOSION / Skipper: Carlos Mendonça

2012 CASTROSÚA / Skipper: Willy Alonso

2013 APRIL OILS / Patron: Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal

2014 FIFTY / Pattern: Rui Ramada

2015 CORSAIR VI / Skipper: Javier Durán

2016 APRIL OILS / Patron: Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal

2017 APRIL OILS / Patron: Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal

2018 APRIL OILS / Patron: Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal

2019 YESS TOO / Pattern: Rui Ramada

2020 MAGICAL / Patron: Julio Rodríguez

 

The communication director of the MRCYB, Rosana Calvo, distinguished with the Cardinal Points Medal

 

The communication manager of the Monte Real Yacht Club, Rosana Calvo Diéguez, has been honored this year with the venerable “Cardinal Points Medal” from the Spanish Federation of Naval Leagues and Associations (FELAN) . According to the diploma of recognition, the distinction is awarded based on “his extraordinary work in favor of our cultural, tourist and naval activities” .

Rosana Calvo has been the head of communication at the MRCYB since 2014. In addition to the information that is published on the club’s website, newsletters and social networks, it deals with the photography of the regattas, the conduct and protocol of events and relations with the media.

“The Monte Real Sailing School is one of the most complete in Spain”

 

Two years after the arrival of Roy Alonso at the Monte Real Club de Yates, the former Olympic coach of the Laser Radial class, coordinator of the Santander High Performance Specialized Center and technical director of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, we He talks about how the sports management of the Baionese club has changed.

New boats, new strategies and new actions that have already begun to give the expected results. The Monte Real Club de Yates Sailing School currently has 123 students in its different modalities of light sailing and cruising, most of them from Baiona and other points in the province of Pontevedra. It also provides services to numerous associations and entities of people with functional diversity, offering adapted sailing activities and courses to nearly 50 people throughout the year.

We would like to start this interview by looking back so that you can tell us how these last two years have been in Baiona, what balance do you make of the changes introduced in the Sailing School?

The assessment is very positive at all levels. When the possibility of being able to work at Monte Real came to me, the board of directors was always very proactive in the sport of sailing, and that was something that encouraged me a lot to take on this project. In addition, the coaching staff that the club had was very good, it was only necessary to redirect each one towards what they were really specific about; and with the new additions we were able to increase the technical capacity of the school in a very short time. Now we have a structured school with planning within each work group with the school’s students, which is giving us very good results.

One of the biggest changes to the School has been the introduction of a new type of ship, the Cyclone. Why the bet on this boat?

I was looking for a collective boat that was more complete than those currently being used in Galicia, and that could be used by both children and adults. And this boat had the features he was looking for. The important thing is that it was a fast, simple and easy-to-handle boat in which the closest thing to the boats that are later used when leaving a school could be taught. With this we get more fun and learning for the students, who leave more prepared for any type of boat.

From what I see, one of the objectives is still for children, the more the better, to come to the sea and enjoy the world of sailing, but the truth is that there are many who continue to think that it is an elitist sport. Is it possible to demystify this idea?

When a student enters a school, be it a child or an adult, they can come to enjoy and learn sailing or they can have the bug of the competition. When you only come to sail to learn and have fun, you only have the monthly expenses, which range between 50 and 65 euros, depending on age. Well, and then the clothes you buy to navigate comfortably, and here we already know that there are companies that sell sports brands at more affordable prices. When someone is bitten by the competition bug and wants to go further, there are two possibilities. The first is to buy a ship and the material, and here everything depends on how optimized it is. The example is very clear if we compare it with bicycles. To walk and play sports you have them from 200 euros, but if you want better material or something to compete, prices can easily exceed 6,000 euros. Well, the same thing happens with sailing. The second option is that you like to compete and do not have or do not want to spend that money. In this case, if you manage to enroll in a regatta boat that needs crew members, you will only have the cost of the federative license and the specific clothing.

Another problem is that many clubs have ended up becoming purely social entities with very little connection with the sea, mainly due to the lack of fans of their members. What is the situation of Monte Real with respect to this issue?

Unfortunately it is something that usually happens in yacht clubs. I believe that we are on the right track and every day there are more partners who are involved in the sport of sailing, through the school part with family members or helping in the progression of the school’s students. The club has invested in the last two years in sports material and work equipment and with this we have managed to involve the member more in the sport and we hope to continue advancing in this line. Today, the percentage of members in the Sailing School is 25 percent. The remaining 75 percent of the students are not members of the club, a figure that is also very important for us, because it implies opening Monte Real to the outside, to Baiona, to the province of Pontevedra and to anyone who wants to practice sailing with us. .

When you arrived at the club you said that “in Monte Real there is great potential dormant and it is my intention to awaken it and promote it, take advantage of the greatness of this historic club to lay the new foundations for a promising future”. How do you carry that goal?

I keep thinking the same thing and little by little we see that the evolution is very good. We are increasing the number of events and boats in the different competitions that we carry out and we achieve satisfaction on the part of the athlete who comes to the club to compete. And on the side of the school we have much more demand and a great activity both on weekends and on weekdays. Our desire is always to improve and we will continue in this line, because it fills us with satisfaction when both the sailor and the students are happy with all the activities carried out in the club.

What does the Monte Real Club de Yates currently offer to anyone who wants to sail?

We try to offer courses that people who want to enjoy them learn and enjoy sailing. In the annual courses we have light sailing and regatta teams for children. They are courses that are taught during the weekends for minors with very affordable prices, between 40 and 60 euros. In addition, we work with several associations of people with functional diversity, children in care and minors with behavioral problems. And for adults we have light sailing and cruising, both on weekends and during the week, with a price of 65 euros per month. In this group, in addition to teaching sailing, there are many night navigation dynamics, learning to anchor, dock, coastal navigation, etc. We also offer private classes, in case any student needs different schedules than those marked or if they have their own boat and want to learn more about it. And in summer we have much more recreational and leisure offer.

This year, as a novelty, you have also included PNB, PER, Skipper and Yachtsman courses in the school, and the well-known RYA (Royal Yachting Association) courses, for which you still have to wait for homologation. It will be, without a doubt, a great qualitative leap, what expectations do you have for this type of training?

So is. We signed an agreement to be able to carry out ENAL nautical qualifications, the national pleasure boat management titles; and also the famous RYA courses. We will also give courses on high-altitude navigation, handling electronics, and many other things. The truth is that we have one of the most complete schools in Spain.

With the launch of the RYA courses, Monte Real becomes the first club in Galicia and in the entire Cantabrian Sea to offer this type of training. Do you think that the rest of the Galician schools will end up offering them as well or is there not as much demand as it happens, for example, in the Mediterranean?

They are very specific courses, with a majority of foreign clientele, so an academy in the north of Spain should be more than enough. These qualifications are in greater demand in the Mediterranean because the yachts do require their crews to obtain the RYA qualifications. In Galicia at the moment we do not have so much tourist demand. If only.

How do you see the situation of sailing schools in Galicia?

I think there are clubs that are doing well and others that could improve. There are schools with very old material and thus it is difficult to offer something interesting. To make sailing an attractive sport, you have to renew materials, be up-to-date and offer variety.

And in that scenario that you just drew for us… where is the Monte Real School located? What is your situation compared to other schools?

I don’t like to compare myself with any school, but I do believe that at Monte Real we are moving towards a very complete and modern school. Every time we bring more boats and new products to make it more attractive and we also look for an environment of comfort and fun.

And now that we know a lot about what is being done and will be done at the MRCYB School, tell us why we should participate in one of your courses or activities?

I can give you several reasons. The first is that, for sailing, the Rías Baixas have perfect sea and wind conditions. On the other hand, the courses we teach have very affordable prices and that allow anyone who wants to sail to stay without doing it for money. And finally, we have such a wide variety of candle making products that you can get hooked on so many different things. I’m sure you like some.

 

It is an interview with Rosana Calvo, head of communication at the MRCYB

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