· The Náutico de Vigo boat was the first to turn the Carrumeiro Chico in the long stage of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Banco Sabadell Grand Prix
· The crew of Luis Pérez Canal had a tough fight for much of the regatta with Pairo 8, which passed the Corcubión estuary lighthouse second.
· The competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates continues on Sunday with the second day of tests and the entire fleet is already in the water
The Aceites Abril of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo was the first boat to tack the Carrumeiro Chico this afternoon in the long stage of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, which is also the Spanish High-Altitude Championship. It did so at 8:11 in the afternoon, closely followed by Pairo 8, which passed the lighthouse second just three minutes later.
Both boats maintained a hard fight throughout the climb to the Corcubión estuary from the start, at a quarter past eleven in the morning, in Baiona. After leaving behind the unmarking located inside the bay of Baiona, they sailed pushed by a good wind, of about 12 knots on average, with peaks of up to 20 knots in the Ons and Sálvora areas.
Both the Aceites Abril, skippered by Luis Pérez Canal with Pablo Iglesias alternating at the wheel, and the Pairo 8, led by Laureano Wizner, opted for the route outside the Cíes archipelago, as did other ships in the fleet such as the Great Snoop, of the Real Club Náutico de Palma. Inside sailed, among others, the Santorum & Martinez Group of the Club de Mar de Vilagarcía, third to turn the Carrumeiro at five minutes to nine, or the Fend la Bisse of the Monte Real Club de Yates.
The Conde de Gondomar Trophy continues on Sunday
After a short break on Saturday, in which the Monte Real Club de Yates will hold the awards ceremony for the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Banco Sabadell Grand Prix continues on Sunday with the second day of races , in which the entire fleet will participate.
The crews of the largest boats will face a route of about 30 miles, starting in Baiona and circumnavigating the Cíes and Ons archipelagos, and for the smaller sailboats a coastal regatta is planned, with a route to be determined by the committee regatta before starting.
On Monday, July 25, the Santiago Apóstol holiday, the competition ends, with several windward-leeward tests at the Cíes Islands anchorage in the morning, and the award ceremony for the winners in the afternoon. It will start at six o’clock in Baiona and will be attended by various representatives of Banco Sabadell, sponsor of the forty-first edition of the trophy.