Alex Pella will sail from Santander to Baiona to collect his award for Best Oceanic Sailor of 2013

· The Catalan sailor will arrive at the Monte Real Club de Yates aboard the Tales II, with which he will compete in the Route du Rhum 2014

· The boat, a state-of-the-art CLASS 40, was designed by some of the best naval engineers in Spain, with the advice of Alex Pella himself

· The arrival of the sailor will coincide with the first tests of the XXIX Prince of Asturias Trophy, which begins tomorrow, Friday

Catalan sailor Alex Pella will sail from Santander to Baiona to collect his award for Best Oceanic Sailor of 2013 at the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards gala.

Pella will arrive at the Monte Real Club de Yates aboard the Tales II, with which she will compete next November in the Route du Rhum 2014, a solo journey of more than 3,000 miles.

The boat, a CLASS 40 owned by Gonzalo Botín from Santander, was designed and built by some of the best naval engineers in Spain, and served Pella to achieve, during the past season (the first on board that boat), two seconds positions in the mythical Fasnet Race and in the Transat Jacques Vabre.

The arrival of the Catalan sailor tomorrow afternoon at the Baiona club will coincide with the first tests of the XXIX Prince of Asturias Trophy, in which the ORCs, the J80s and Ladies will compete several windward/leeward. The appointment, starting at 15:55 in the waters of the Vigo estuary.