· The April oils of Jorge Pérez Canal prevailed in the ORC 1 class, the Bosch Service Solutions won in ORC 2 and La Burla Negra took the victory of the ORC 3
· The Luna Nueva of Juan Luis Tuero leads the provisional classification of the J80 and the Tutatis skippered by Carlos Hernández heads the Figaro class
· The competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of AXA Seguros will end next Saturday, April 16, in Baiona
Exciting first day of the AXA Trophy organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of AXA Seguros. Perfect conditions for navigation, with good sea and a wind of about 8 knots on average and peaks of up to 14, allowed the crews to give their best in the water and complete the almost 15 miles established by the coastal route between Vigo and Baiona marked in the competition program.
In the ORC 1 class, of the largest ships, there were two that stood out above the rest. They were the Fifty from the Monte Real Club de Yates, skippered by the Portuguese Rui Ramada, and the Aceites Abril, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, with Jorge Pérez Canal at the helm. Although the Portuguese team remained in the lead during practically the entire route and crossed the finish line first, the compensation of times made the winner to Aceites Abril, who leads the classification. The third position, after Fifty, is occupied by Julio Rodríguez’s Starfighter, from Náutico de Vigo; and the fourth provisional is for Dom Pedro de Javier Santander, with a pendant from the organizing club.
In ORC 2, the crew of the Bosch Service Solutions, from the Club Marítimo de Canido, with Diego Fernández at the helm, carried out a magnificent regatta and became provisional leader of their class. He left the silver for Javier Montenegro’s Marara 4, from the Rías Baixas Club. The Altamar Diez of Juan González, of the Punta Lagoa Yacht Club, the Ziralla Primero, of the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, and the Cormoran 05 of José de la Gándara, of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, close the classification.
La Burla Negra, by Juan José Martínez, from the yachtsman from Vigo, was the winner of the day in the ORC3 class, winning over Fend la Bise, by Jean Claude Sarrade, and Unus by Luis García Trigo, both from Monte Real, They came in second and third position. The rest of the places were shared by Frederico Lopes’ Margem do Azul, Santiago Gómez’s Droppy Uno and Alberto Manuel de Sousa’s Don Pansa.
In the J80 class, the Luna Nueva of Juan Luis Tuero, the Virazón of Miguel Lago and the Miudo of Francisca Barros, a trio of boats from the Monte Real Club de Yates, occupy the provisional podium after the first day. Completing the classification of monotypes are the Alumisel by Willy Caamaño, the Pazo de Cea by María Campos, the Namasté by Luis de Mira and the Ferralemes by Alberto Martín.
This year the Figaro class also had a place in the AXA Trophy, in which the Tutatis won, with a crew made up entirely of students from the Monte Real Club de Yates regatta team, led by Carlos Hernández, one of its coaches. In second position was Genoveva Pereiro’s Bouvento, and third and fourth place went to Víctor Calviño’s Serralleiras and Santiago Meygide’s Silleiro.
The competition, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of AXA Seguros and the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo and the Galician Sailing Federation, will end next Saturday the 16th with the last tests. The participating sailboats will compete for the trophy podium in several windward-leeward courses located in the bay of Baiona. The regattas will begin at two in the afternoon and, once they are over, the award ceremony for the winners will be held at the Monte Real facilities.