Some twenty boats will line up at the start of the first day of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy in the waters of the Bay of Baiona, at 11 am tomorrow, Thursday, when the Committee will sound the honk of the Top that will mark the start of the race long, with 96 miles of travel ahead in its entirety.
After the registration closes and with all the documentation in order, the verifications carried out by the Regatta Office and the Measurement team, twenty will be the sailboats that face the first great coastal route of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, the ascent to the Carrumeiro Chico, in the Ensenada de Finisterre, and its subsequent return, an anchored finish line with the Main Officer’s boat, in the vicinity of the South Island of Cíes, on its inland slope.
The fleet, whose departure will be joint, will be divided into three large Groups: ORC 0-1, ORC 2 and ORC 3. In the first of them there will be names of the stature of Aceites Abril, from Ourense, by the Pérez-Canal brothers; the mythical Pairo 8, by José Luís Freire, whose helm will be run by one of its most qualified employers, Marga Cameselle from Vigo; the Castrosua, by Willy Alonso, also from Oliva; Siradella and Arroutado 2, from Porto, by Francisco Álvarez and José Manuel Pérez, respectively; Salseiro, by Manuel Blanco from A Coruña; or the Sailway, by Rubén Santiago from Vigo, assembled by Laura Moya from Seville.
In this Division we find two titans that are going to give a lot of play, the Great Jotiti, by Miguel Jauregui; and the Cenor&Electrolux, by Martín Bermúdez, the first with a grímpola from the Bayonne Yacht Club and the second from Vilagarcia, the Real Club de Regatas de Galicia.
In Group Two stand out the Codaste, by Roberto Fontán, whose rod will fall under the responsibility of an experienced skipper like Nacho Campos; the Bosch Communication Center, of the Moya Andalusian team, sailed by Ramón Ojea under the tutelage of Marítimo de Canido; Food from Zamora, by Juan Carlos de Ana from Zamora, who enlists on board the recent bronze medalist in the Junior category of the Vaurien World Cup, Alex González from Vigo; or the Cachete, by the sadense Francisco Edreira, among others.
Finally, in ORC 3 they have registered their participation the Portuguese Margem do Azul, by Frederico Lopes; El Enxuto, by Pablo Conde from Combarrense; or Luna Nueva, by Asturian Juan Luís Tuero.
The weather will be the key factor in this first long test of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, with a forecast of medium winds in intensity and changing direction, on a day in which, in all probability, rain will make its appearance along the route .
The Conde de Gondomar Trophy is organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne and has the collaboration of Turismo de Galicia, Turismo Rías Baixas, Martín Códax, Swiss Jewelry, El Corte Inglés, Nea, Coca Cola, Nordés and the Royal Federations. Spanish and Galician Sailing.