Aceites Abril prevails on the first day of the IX Winter Regatta – Generali Trophy

Rui Ramada’s Fifty and Ramón Ojea’s Bosch Communication Center ranked second and third in the ORC 1-2 class

· The competition will continue tomorrow, Sunday, with a windward/leeward technical test at the Cíes Islands anchorage starting at noon

The Aceites Abril, the sailboat owned by Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, won the first day of the IX Winter Regatta – Generali Trophy. The wind made it possible for her to sail fast and cover the 14.7-mile beam in just two hours.

At his side, at all times, sailed the Fifty del Monte Real, skippered by Rui Ramada. The two big boats quickly got away from the rest and kept up their dispute until Baiona, with the Aceites Abril finally winning by just one minute in real time and two in compensated time.

The Bosch Communication Center, by Ramón Ojea, from Canido, was third in this class with a narrow margin of difference.

In the ORC 3-4 category, the first position went to Plan B of Nuno Ribas, from CV Atlántico. In second place was the J80 Virazon by Miguel Lago and in third place the J80 Namaste by Luis de Mira, both from Monte Real.

The IX Winter Regatta-Generali Trophy continues tomorrow, Sunday, with several tests at the Cíes Islands anchorage starting at noon. They will be technical tasks, windward/leeward, in which the boats will have to complete a route between buoys. In the afternoon, starting at five o’clock, the prizes will be awarded to the winners at the headquarters of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayonne.