Appointment with children’s sailing this weekend in Baiona

· The Monte Real Yacht Club celebrates the Baitra Children’s Sailing Trophy next weekend, in which some 70 boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 15 will compete

Arriving from the main clubs in the province of Pontevedra, the Optimist and Cadete sailors will compete in several technical tests in the Bay of Baiona

· The championship, sponsored by Baitra Accesorios Navales, seeks to give a new impetus to children’s sailing in Galicia

Baiona, May 5, 2015.- Young promises of Galician sailing will measure their strength next weekend in Baiona in the Baitra Children’s Sailing Trophy organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club with the sponsorship of Baitra Naval Accessories and the collaboration of Effects Naval Betanzos and the Baiona City Council .

About 70 boys and girls from the Optimist and Cadet classes from the main yacht clubs in the province of Pontevedra will participate in the championship, who will fight for victory in various technical tests. The Real Club Náutico de Vigo, the Maritime Club of Canido, the Club Náutico Rodeira (Cangas), the Liceo Casino de Vilagarcía and the organizing club will have representation.

The first day of the Baitra Trophy will be held on Saturday the 9th starting at half past two in the afternoon, and can be followed from around the Bay of Baiona. On Sunday the 10th, in the second round of tests, the starting horn will be heard at half past eleven in the morning. That same day, in the afternoon, once the competition is over, the award ceremony for the winners will be held at the Monte Real facilities.

A competition to promote sailing from the base

The Baitra Children’s Sailing Trophy is part of the plan to promote sailing from the base that the Monte Real Club de Yates has underway through its Sailing School, in which, throughout the year, initiation classes are taught , Optimist and Cadet for children of all ages. The Baionese club also has several regatta teams, with 30 boys who have already made the leap to competition and participate in regattas regularly.

The Optimist and Cadet classes

In the Baitra Children’s Sailing Trophy, two classes of boats will take to the water: Optimist and Cadet. While the Optimist is the most used boat to start in the world of sailing individually (due to its simplicity, stability and easy handling), the Cadete is the perfect boat to learn to work as a team. This is a class that allows young sailors to become familiar with the three main types of sails (jib, mainsail and spinnaker) somewhat more complex (which has the same types of sail as the big boats), and to do it with a companion, working like a crew.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

14:30> BEGINNING OF THE TESTS IN THE BAY OF BAIONA

SUNDAY, MAY 10

11:30> BEGINNING OF THE TESTS IN THE BAY OF BAIONA

16:30> AWARDS DELIVERY AT THE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB

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