Presented at FITUR the World J80 BAIONA 2023

 

· Authorities of the Xunta de Galicia and directors of the Monte Real Club de Yates presented this Friday at FITUR the WORLD CUP J80 BAIONA 2023

· After passing through Denmark (2021) and the United States (2022), the J80 world championship arrives in Spain to be held for the first time in Galicia

· Scheduled for the week of September 18 to 24, it will be one of the most important nautical events to be held throughout this year

· The best J80 sailors in the world will compete in this great international event in 80 sailboats coming from different countries of the 5 continents

This Friday the most important nautical event to be held in Galicia and one of the most important in Spain throughout this year was presented at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR): the MUNDIAL J80 BAIONA 2023.
Under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates, the Galician Rías Baixas will bring together, from September 18 to 24, the best J80 sailors in the world, who will compete in this great international event in 80 sailboats from different countries of the 5 continents .

After passing through Denmark (2021) and the United States (2022), this will be the first time that the world championship of the class will come to Galicia, a community that has been betting on these one-designs for years, with one of the most important fleets of Spain.

The president of the MRCYB José Luis Álvarez presents the World J80 Baiona 2023 at FITUR – Photo Rosana Calvo

In the presentation of the event, the president of the Monte Real Club de Yates, José Luis Álvarez, said he felt a mixture of pride and responsibility after having been chosen to organize “such a prestigious event, which will put the focus of the sailing world in Galicia he said . “We will once again demonstrate our club’s ability to organize major events and Galicia’s potential to host top-level sports competitions, offering visitors a unique environment,” he assured.

The second vice president of the Xunta spoke of the World Cup as the nautical sports event of the year in Galicia – Photo Rosana Calvo

The second vice president of the Xunta de Galicia, Diego Calvo, highlighted in his speech the importance of Galicia having this competition for the first time. “Baiona will become the world epicenter of sailing next September and we will have a unique opportunity to project tourism in the community and the capacity of Galicia to host top-level sporting events,” said Diego Calvo. With regard to nautical tourism, he valued “the unbeatable conditions for navigation and to have competitions like this world championship” .

The tourist promotion of Galicia that will be carried out to the whole world through this event together with the deseasonalization of tourism and boosting the economy of the area were some of the aspects in which the Director of Tourism of Galicia, Nava Castro, had an impact. when talking about the J80 World Cup that will be held in Baiona.

Speech by the Director of Tourism of Galicia Nava Castro – Photo Rosana Calvo

“Our community is closely linked to the world of sailing, since we have been holding numerous competitions for many years, so holding a World Cup in our waters is the culmination of all the efforts made by both the Galician government and the yacht clubs. and the different actors in the sector”concluded Nava Castro.

MRCYB Commodore Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui explained some details of the World Cup – Photo Rosana Calvo

The J80 Baiona 2023 World Cup arrives at the Monte Real Club de Yates just one year after hosting the prestigious 52 SUPER SERIES. “Despite the notable differences between one fleet and the other, and one competition and the other, there are several links between the two that we particularly like -says the MRCYB commodore, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui-, and it is that they are one-designs that compete in real time and with short and intense tracks, in which the tests acquire great emotion and are disputed with great rivalry. The show is guaranteed”.

Authorities at the presentation of the J80 World Cup Baiona 2023 at FITUR – Photo Rosana Calvo

This morning’s staging at the Galicia FITUR stand included the projection of a promotional video for the event and the announcement of the launch of the specific website for the World Cup:

https://www.j80worldsbaiona2023.com/

 

It was the starting signal for an appointment that will be presented shortly at the Monte Real Club de Yates, in a call in which all the details of this great nautical event will be announced.

J80 Baiona 2023 World Presentation at FITUR – Photo Rosana Calvo

In addition to the vice president of the Xunta de Galicia and the director of Tourism of Galicia, who took part in the presentation, numerous authorities were present at the event such as the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and some athletes also attended, such as the Spanish champion of the J80 class, Javier Aguado.

A large number of people attended the presentation of the J80 World Cup at FITUR – Photo Rosana Calvo

>> IMAGE GALLERY PRESENTATION OF THE J80 BAIONA WORLD CUP 2023 AT FITUR

 

 

WORLD J80 BAIONA 2023
Mount Royal Yacht Club
Baiona Rías Baixas Galicia
18 – 24 September 2023
https://www.j80worldsbaiona2023.com/
secretaria@mrcyb.com · 986 385 000

 

 

 

 

 

High tension in the Autumn League Gestilar J80

 

· Several unexpected conditions made the third day of the Monte Real one-design championship one of the most exciting so far

· After not having participated in the first two stages, the Marías of the Portuguese Manel Cunha joined the competition this Saturday, beating the rest of the fleet in the two tests held

· An off-line in the second test of the day caused Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto to lose the leadership, which was relegated to second position behind Alberto García’s Solventis Ribadeo

· In addition to the arrival of Marías and the disqualifications for being out of line, the entry into play of a discard further adjusted the table of a league that announces excitement until the end

The Marías of the Portuguese Manel Cunha made a spectacular entrance in competition – Photo Roy Alonso

High tension in the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, with a very close table of results after the celebration, this Saturday in the Rías Baixas, of the penultimate round. Several unexpected conditions made the third of the five stages of the one-design championship organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates one of the most exciting to date.

One of the surprises of the day was given by the Marías of the Portuguese Manel Cunha, who after not having participated in the first two days, made a stellar entry into the competition, winning the two tests held this Saturday. The Portuguese crew was full of victories, but with its scarcity of races disputed it will be difficult to access the podium positions from the 18th position it currently occupies.

Less surprising was the climb to the top of the standings for Solventis Ribadeo, who after his great performance on the previous day with Malalo Bermúdez at the helm, this Saturday, with Alberto García leading the team, managed to maintain his good work and his streak in the results. He signed two second places that allow him to hang, temporarily, the gold of the competition.

Alberto García’s Solventis Ribadeo was placed at the top of the table – Photo Roy Alonso

Worse luck was experienced by one of the favorites to win the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto. The current champion of Spain in the class made an out of line and lost the lead he had had since the first day, being relegated to second position behind Solventis.

After first place for Solventis with 13 points and second for Alboroto with 15 points, Bica de Chisco Catalán appears in third position with 17 points, which once again changed its crew, this time with Laureano. and Jaime Wizner on board, who were also joined by Jesús González-Llanos.

Fernando Yáñez’s El Cansino, in fourth position, is the boat that has the best chance of fighting for one of the honorary positions in the two days remaining before the end of the league. With two third places in the tests held this Saturday and after eliminating his worst result thanks to discarding, he is left with 22 points, quite close to the first three classified and far from the rest.

Below, a margin of just 5 points, between 32 and 36 points, are grouped by Andrés Gómez’s Waikiki; the Pezoas by Nicolás Ángel Álvarez; the I3D Atlántico by Guillermo Blanco and the Mondo by Bernardo Macedo.

The Gestilar J80 Autumn League is getting more and more exciting – Photo Rosana Calvo

These are the new figures in the boxes of a competition that is getting more and more exciting. The Gestilar J80 Autumn League returns to the waters of Baiona Bay on December 3 to put into play the fourth and penultimate of the five stages that the competition includes in this 2022. Three new tests on the program and three new opportunities for the crews to demonstrate their aspirations towards the achievement of the autumn title.


PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 10) GESTILAR J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE
After the celebration of the 3rd day (total: 6 tests) and with two more pending to play

1. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO ALBERTO GARCÍA MRCYB 13 POINTS
2. RIOT · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB · 15 POINTS
3. BICA · CATALAN CHISCO · MRCYB · 17 POINTS
4. TIRED FERNANDO YÁÑEZ MRCYB 22 POINTS
5. WAIKIKI ANDRÉS GÓMEZ MRCYB 32 POINTS
6. PEZOAS · NINCOLAS ÁNGEL ÁLVAREZ · CM DE REDES · 33 POINTS
7. I3D ATLÁNTICO GUILLERMO BLANCO RCN A CORUÑA 36 POINTS
8. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO MRCYB 36 POINTS
9. NAMASTÉ LUIS DE MIRA MRCYB 45 POINTS
10. SPACO · SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ · MRCYB · 47 POINTS

 

The J80 face a decisive day in the Gestilar Autumn League this Saturday

 

· The one-design competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates crosses the equator with the celebration of the third of the five planned stages

· Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Francisco “Chisco” Catalán’s Bica lead the standings separated by just two points

· If the weather allows two of the three tests scheduled for this Saturday to be played, the crews will be able to eliminate their worst result from the table

Three new tests this Saturday in the J80 Autumn League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The J80 that this autumn will be played in the Rías Baixas in the Gestilar League of the Monte Real Club de Yates will live this Saturday a decisive day at the equator crossing of the competition, which will put into play, starting at three in the afternoon, the third of the five stages that make up the one-design championship.

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Francisco “Chisco” Catalán’s Bica lead the standings separated by just two points (they have 11 and 13 respectively). A little further down, in a range of seven points, are grouped together by Malalo Bermúdez’s Solventis Ribadeo (19 points), Real Club Náutico de A Coruña’s I3D Atlántico, led by Guillermo Blanco (24 points) and Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino ( 26 points).

Four crews from Baiona and one from A Coruña make up the Top 5 of a league in which 23 boats are playing for the title, most of them belonging to the J80 fleet of the Monte Real Club de Yates, and others from such diverse origins such as the Grupo Bazán Club (Ferrol), the We Do Sailing Club (Porto), the RCN A Coruña, the CN Portonovo or the Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas.

23 crews participate in the Gestilar J80 Autumn League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After holding three races on the first day and one on the second, the race committee, headed by Carlos Villar, is confident that they will be able to start three new rounds this Saturday, which would be the fifth, sixth and seventh of the competition. From the sixth, the long-awaited discard will come into play, which allows the crews to eliminate their worst result from the table.

If this happens, the teams that will benefit the most from the discard will be those that remained more or less constant in their positions, making very few mistakes. The clearest case is that of the first two classified: Alboroto and Bica, who finished all the previous tests in first and second position except on one occasion.

Those of Ameneiro arrive at this third stage with almost perfect partials of 1-1-1-8; and the Chisco Catalán crew has 2-2-7-2 on their markers. Both share a very weak result from which they will be able to get rid of in the discard and thus separate themselves from their most direct rivals, who did not manage to be so constant in their positions.

Another of the movements that usually occurs when a discard comes into play is the grouping, in the center of the table, of a good number of boats that are close in scores, offering greater excitement to the competition.

In principle, the weather forecasts for this Saturday are quite propitious, with a southerly component wind that will blow with sufficient intensity to allow the planned events to be held.

 

PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 10) GESTILAR J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE

1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB · 11 POINTS
2. BICA FRANCISCO “CHISCO” CATALAN MRCYB 13 POINTS
3. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO · MALALO BERMÚDEZ · MRCYB · 19 POINTS
4. I3D ATLANTIC · GUILLERMO BLANCO · RCN A CORUÑA · 24 POINTS
5. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB · 26 POINTS
6. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO MRCYB 33 POINTS
7. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB · 38 POINTS
8. SPACO · JAVIER MARTÍNEZ VALENTE · MRCYB · 42 POINTS
9. WAIKIKI ANDRÉS GÓMEZ MRCYB 44 POINTS
10. PEZOAS NICOLÁS ÁNGEL ÁLVAREZ CM OF NETWORKS 45 POINTS

The Monte Real Club de Yates is distinguished with the sports nautical merit cross

The Spanish Maritime Sports League has awarded the Baionese club this decoration for its “exemplary professional career”

“Commitment, tenacity, leadership and exemplary work for society” were some of the aspects valued

The president of the club, José Luis Álvarez, was in charge of collecting the cross at a seafood meal held at the Casino Principal in Guadalajara

The president of the MRCYB José Luis Álvarez poses after receiving the medal from the president of the FELAN José Carlos Tamayo

The Monte Real Club de Yates has just been distinguished with the cross of sports nautical merit awarded annually by the Spanish Maritime Sports League (Spanish Federation of Naval Leagues). “Commitment, tenacity, leadership and exemplary work for society” were some of the aspects valued when granting the Baionese club this distinction, which rewards, according to the opinion, a “exemplary career path”.

This new recognition comes to Monte Real Club de Yates in one of the most prolific years of recent decades, in which it not only hosted the prestigious TP52 SUPER SERIES, but was also responsible for organizing the J80 Spanish Championship, the Spanish Cruise Championship and the Final of the Women’s National Sailing League, in addition to all the regattas included in its usual sports calendar, among which the Prince of Asturias Trophy stands out, with the National Sailing Awards; and the Count of Gondomar Trophy.

Its inclusive and adapted sailing activities (for women victims of sexist violence, people with functional diversity, children in care and children with behavioral problems) and its “Vela en feminine” project that has been seeking to promote women in the world for years of sailing, were other aspects valued when granting the club this recognition.

The president of the MRCYB José Luis Álvarez with some of the authorities attending the event

The president of the MRCYB, José Luis Álvarez, was in charge of collecting the distinction, this weekend, at a seafaring fellowship meal held at the Principal Casino in Guadalajara. The act, led by the President of the FELAN (Spanish Federation of Naval Leagues), José Carlos Tamayo, included the singing of Salve Marinera and a toast to His Majesty King Felipe VI, honorary president of Monte Real.

Commemorative plaque delivered by the FELAN to the MRCYB

In addition to the nautical merit cross, José Luis Álvarez also collected diplomas and recognition pins for the rest of the Board of Directors of Monte Real, which includes Alejandro Retolaza (vice president), Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui (commodore), Francisco Pino (vice commodore), César Fernández-Casqueiro (secretary), Fernando Yáñez (treasurer), Miguel Font (member of facilities and projects), Margarita Cameselle (member of sporting events) and Genoveva Pereiro (member of foreign relations).

The decoration received by the club from Baiona is a golden Latin Cross, enameled in white, which bears in the center the circular shield of the Spanish Maritime League on a blue background and on its upper part some oak leaves that link it with a colored ribbon. Crimson red.

Malalo Bermúdez’s Solventis gives the surprise in the Gestilar J80 Autumn League

 

· The Solventis Ribadeo crew led by Malalo Bermúdez de Castro was the best in the second phase of the Monte Real one-design league

· The sailboat won convincingly in the only test that could be disputed and managed to rise from fifth to third place in the classification with 19 points

· Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto remains in the lead with 11 points and Chisco Catalán’s Bica follows closely with 13 points

· The day began with a minute of silence for the recent death of MRCYB members Gonzalo Romero and Chema Retolaza

The Solventis alone in front of the Parador Nacional de Baiona- Photo © Rosana Calvo

Solventis Ribadeo, led by Malalo Bermúdez de Castro, gave the surprise this Saturday in the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, winning convincingly in the only race played. The good work of the renowned skipper from A Coruña, who was supported by Alberto García in tactics, and Eduardo Mosquera and Lorena Freitas completing the crew; it earned the team to rise from fifth to third position, closing the gap with respect to the leader, from whom they are now separated by 8 points.

Malalo Bermúdez’s Solventis was the winner of the second stage – Photo © Rosana Calvo

At the head of the one-design league remains the Alboroto of Juan Carlos Ameneiro, whose triplet of first places he achieved the previous day allowed him to compensate for the eighth place he signed this Saturday in Baiona, in a very weak stage for what It is usual for this team, champion of Spain in the J80 class.

The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro remains the leader – Photo © Rosana Calvo

With 11 points in her portfolio, the Alboroto continues to be the leader followed, yes, very closely, by the Bica de Chisco Catalán, one of the boats that is showing the most solidity in these first tests of the competition. He has 13 points derived from some pretty good runs, 2-2-7-2.

Bica de Chisco Catalán is second – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The rise of Solventis Ribadeo from fifth to third position, with 19 points, led to the fall of the following classifieds. Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico, which was third, is now fourth with 24 points; and Cansino de Nano Yáñez, who was fourth, moves to fifth position with 26 points.

At the second stern the wind began to drop – Photo © Rosana Calvo

It is the Top 5 of a competition that this Saturday saw its second stage in the bay of Baiona with a shortened programme, since the wind, which did not take long to disappear, only allowed the holding of one of the three tests scheduled on the programme. The leg, a double loop windward leeward course, was run with an average southwest of about 8 knots. Before beginning, the fleet observed a minute of silence as a sign of tribute for the recent death of the MRCYB members, Gonzalo Romero and Chema Retolaza.

Second day of the J80 Autumn League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Gestilar J80 Autumn League returns to the stage in 15 days, on November 26.

 


PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 10) GESTILAR J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE
After the celebration of the second day and with three more pending to dispute

1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB · 11 POINTS
2. BICA FRANCISCO “CHISCO” CATALAN MRCYB 13 POINTS
3. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO · MALALO BERMÚDEZ DE CASTRO · MRCYB · 19 POINTS
4. I3D ATLANTIC · GUILLERMO BLANCO · RCN A CORUÑA · 24 POINTS
5. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB · 26 POINTS
6. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO MRCYB 33 POINTS
7. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB · 38 POINTS
8. SPACO · JAVIER MARTÍNEZ VALENTE · MRCYB · 42 POINTS
9. WAIKIKI ANDRÉS GÓMEZ MRCYB 44 POINTS
10. PEZOAS NICOLÁS ÁNGEL ÁLVAREZ CM OF NETWORKS 45 POINTS

 

New Fall League Gestilar J80 Assault

 

The Monte Real Club de Yates autumn one-design championship celebrates its second day this Saturday in the bay of Baiona with Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto leading the table

· If the competition program is fulfilled and the three tests planned for this stage are held, the crews will be able to discard their worst result by further adjusting the classification

Weather forecasts announce good conditions for navigation with a southerly component wind of around 7 knots on average

The competitiveness between the crews is maximum – Photo © Rosana Calvo

New assault of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League this Saturday in Baiona. The Monte Real Club de Yates autumn one-design championship celebrates its second day with Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto leading the table.

The current Spanish champion of the class is leading the competition with perfect partials of 1-1-1, after having won with a full victories in the three races held on the opening day.

For this second stage, the program has scheduled the dispute of another three regattas, and if the conditions allow its celebration, the more than twenty crews of the J80 group will have the opportunity to make their first discard.

This possibility of eliminating the worst result of the table will surely adjust the classification even more, and will force the fleet to try to avoid any error, no matter how small, in the following days. In a 5-stage circuit, with 15 tasks and only 2 discards, any failure can be very expensive for the teams.

More than twenty J80 compete in the MRCYB autumn league – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Waiting to see what will happen this Saturday, in which the weather announces good conditions for navigation (winds from the south with an average of 7 knots and peaks of up to 12), the three boats that are in the lead are the Alboroto de Juan Carlos Ameneiro (MRCYB), Bica de Chisco Catalán (MRCYB) and Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico (RCN A CORUÑA).

Two other boats from the organizing club, Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino and Andrés Álvarez’s Solventis Ribadeo, will try to storm the provisional podium from fourth and fifth position.

Gestilar is the sponsor of this edition of the J80 Autumn League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 10) GESTILAR J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE
After the celebration of the first day and with four more pending to dispute

1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB
2. BICA FRANCISCO CATALAN MRCYB
3. I3D ATLANTIC · GUILLERMO BLANCO · RCN A CORUÑA
4. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB
5. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO ANDRÉS ÁLVAREZ MRCYB
6. MONDO · BERNARDO MACEDO · MRCYB
7. WAIKIKI ANDRES GOMEZ MRCYB
8. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB
9. FIBRACORUÑA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ VASCO · RCN CORUÑA
10. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB

 

All-Star Performance by Alboroto at the Gestilar J80 Fall League Premiere

 

· The current Spanish champion of the class led by Juan Carlos Ameneiro won the three races held on the first day of competition

Francisco “Chisco” Catalán’s Bica came second in the table ahead of Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico from A Coruña

· The Gestilar J80 Autumn League still has four more days to go on November 12 and 26 and December 3 and 17

The Gestilar J80 Autumn League was inaugurated today in Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Stellar performance by Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto at the premiere of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates in the bay of Baiona.

The sailboat, current champion of Spain in the class, won the three tests held on the first day of competition, making its objectives very clear in this autumn league, which are none other than to win the final victory and thus continue directing the preparation for the 2023 world cup.

The boat manned by Javier Aguado, Javier Lago and Antoni Xabier del Río, who replaced the usual team member Juan Lago in this inaugural stage, completed three very good races, succeeding in tactics, securing the edges, the first passing through the buoy with maneuvers clean and widening the distance with their rivals as soon as they found an opportunity.

The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro – Photo © Rosana Calvo

It did not make it easy for him, yes, the rest of the fleet that is competing for the championship, some crews that have been adding quality throughout the year thanks to the large number of competitions that have been held in Galicia, including the recent Championship of Spain disputed in Baiona.

The Bica de Chisco Catalán fought it all for the first position – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Ships such as Francisco “Chisco” Catalán’s Bica, Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico, Fernando “Nano” Yáñez’s Cansino, Andrés Álvarez’s Solventis Ribadeo or Bernardo Macedo’s Mondo sailed very close to each other at all times , and showed their nails and teeth in the three contested races, moving up and down positions at the slightest success or error of their rivals.

Most of the steps through the buoy were very tight – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Finally, the Bica de Chisco Catalán, accompanied on board by Gerardo Prego, Ramón Ojea and Álvaro García, was the one that managed to take second place; leaving third place for I3D Atlántico from Coruña led by Guillermo Blanco, Agustín Rubio and Manuel Vargas.

The Coruñeses of the I3D Atlántico are third in the table – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Cansino and Solventis Ribadeo completed the Top 5 of the classification after the celebration of this first day of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, in which another of the outstanding boats was the Waikiki, led by Andrés Gómez and crewed by sailors from the Magical Vigués.

With a new boat and this being the first time they had seen each other face to face with the regulars of the J80 races in Baiona, Gómez’s men completed three very good races and managed to place themselves in seventh position in the table behind Mondo, which was sixth.

The Waikiki premiered in Baiona with a very good performance – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The start of the autumn championship of the Monte Real Club de Yates was celebrated with 19 of the 23 boats registered in the water, and conditions that, although they were not very good at the beginning (with a shifty wind that forced to suspend a test already started change the location of the field), they did allow the three scheduled sleeves to be disputed.

Autumn League Gestilar J80 – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After the opening day, the J80 Autumn League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Gestilar, still has four more phases ahead of it, on November 12 and 26; and December 3 and 17.

 


PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 10) GESTILAR J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE
After the celebration of the first day and with four more pending to dispute

1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB
2. BICA FRANCISCO CATALAN MRCYB
3. I3D ATLANTIC · GUILLERMO BLANCO · RCN A CORUÑA
4. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB
5. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO ANDRÉS ÁLVAREZ MRCYB
6. MONDO · BERNARDO MACEDO · MRCYB
7. WAIKIKI ANDRES GOMEZ MRCYB
8. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB
9. FIBRACORUÑA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ VASCO · RCN CORUÑA
10. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB

 

 

The J80 fleet returns to Baiona to compete in the Autumn League

 

· One of the largest one-design fleets in Galicia will meet this weekend in the Rías Baixas to inaugurate the Gestilar J80 Autumn League

· More than 20 sailboats will be measured between the months of October and December in five days in which a total of 15 tests are scheduled

· Among the contenders for the league title are Alboroto and Namasté, champions of Spain in J80 in the general and mixed categories

The crews attend the event with the aim of starting to prepare their teams for the J80 World Championship to be held in Baiona in 2023

Baiona will be the setting for the one-design competition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Galician J80 fleet returns to Baiona this weekend to inaugurate the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, the competition with which the Monte Real Club de Yates closes its 2022 regatta season.

More than 20 one-design sailboats will be measured between the months of October and December in five days in which there are programs for a total of 15 tests, with a maximum of three per stage, on October 29, November 12 and 26, and 3 and December 17.

They may be, depending on the weather conditions and the decisions of the regatta committee, or windward-leeward races between buoys, or coastal courses. Regardless of the competition design chosen for each day, the tests will always start at three in the afternoon and the last start of each day must be given one hour before sunset.

The Alboroto current champion of Spain in J80 will participate in the competition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Among the participants we will see the current J80 Spanish champions in the general and mixed categories, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Luis de Mira’s Namasté. They will also enter the fray, among others, Cansino de Nano Yáñez, who in the previous edition of the league won the bronze medal; and the 2021 winner, the Marías from the Portuguese Cunha family, who will join the competition from December.

In addition to winning the Monte Real and Gestilar autumn championship, the crews attend the event with the aim of starting to define their teams and carry out the first joint training sessions ahead of the J80 World Championship to be held in Baiona in September. of 2023.

For the first day, this Saturday from three in the afternoon, the weather forecasts announce a lot of cloudiness, rain and southerly winds that will move around 7 knots on average with gusts that could exceed 15.

15 tests are scheduled in the competition program – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Dorsia Covirán is crowned in Baiona as the best women’s national team

 

· The boat from the Marina Burriananova (Castellón) armed by Nuria Sánchez and skippered by the Olympian Natalia Vía-Dufresne won the Women’s National League of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation for the second consecutive year

· The crew won the victory after signing podiums in the four phases of a competition that ended with two first places (in Valencia and Galicia) and two second places (in the Basque Country and the Balearic Islands)

· The last stage of the women’s sailing circuit was held this weekend in Baiona under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and the sponsorship of the Isonor Group and was marked by the storm that affected Baiona

The Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team was crowned this Sunday in Baiona as the best women’s national team. The boat from the Marina Burriananova (Castellón), armed by Nuria Sánchez and skippered by the Olympian Natalia Vía-Dufresne, won the Women’s National Sailing League for the second consecutive year, which had its last stage this weekend at the Monte Real Club of Yachts within the framework of the Grupo Isonor Trophy.

The crew won the victory after signing podiums in the four phases of a competition that ended with two first places in Valencia and Galicia; and two second places in the Basque Country and the Balearic Islands. A victory achieved with a very comfortable margin of points with respect to its most direct rivals and the result of a very good racing season.

Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team was the winner of the Isonor Trophy and the Women’s National Sailing League – Photo RFEV

After being victorious, the owner of the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team, Nuria Sánchez, was very satisfied to have been able to revalidate the title of the previous edition. “The effort we have made throughout all this time with the “We want to make history” project has been rewarded with many successes like this one, victories that encourage us to continue working. The evolution and commitment of the girls has been very good and we have already set ourselves new goals for 2023”.

The team’s crew, in addition to the owner herself, includes the Olympian Natalia Via-Dufresne, María Torcida, Mar Gil, Carlota Hernández and Martina Ruigómez. Barely 11 years old, the latter, daughter of the outstanding sailor Carlos ‘Puro’ Ruigómez, is the clearest example of the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team’s commitment to promising young sailors in Spain.

“In the team we have always sought to include new crew members, of all ages. It is currently made up of half juniors and half seniors, and this mix of ages and experiences does nothing but enrich and strengthen it.”, says Nuria Sánchez, who not only defends exclusively female sailing, but also mixed teams, which she considers a very good opportunity to give women the boost they need in Spanish sailing.

“Despite all the advances that have been made from different areas, there is still a lot of work to be done so that the number of federative licenses for women continues to grow. And this is something we cannot do alone. We need help from men, we need them to support us and, above all, trust us”, assures the owner of the Dorsia Covirán, who is clear that “sailing in mixed teams in one-design competitions such as the J80, in which strength is not so important, will allow us women to continue growing hand in hand with men, and finally develop more all-female teams .”

The Final of the Women’s Sailing League that took place these days in Baiona was organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation. The tests, which were part of the Iberdrola Women’s Sailing Circuit, were held thanks to the sponsorship of the Isonor Group and with the collaboration of the Xunta de Galicia, the Pontevedra Provincial Council, the Baiona City Council and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.

Despite the fact that a total of six tests were planned in the program, three per day, the adverse weather conditions left in the Rías Baixas by the Beatrice storm, with a lot of rain and a very intense wind, only allowed the dispute of two sleeves on Saturday.

Both were won by Dorsia Covirán, who won the Isonor Trophy gold. The silver and bronze of this last phase went to the team from the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante, led by Berta Campos; and the Galician Pazo de Cea, by Rosario García, with a pendant from the Monte Real Yacht Club.

The Real Club de Regatas de Alicante came second in the Isonor Trophy – Photo RFEV
The Pazo de Cea de Baiona took the bronze of the Isonor Trophy – Photo RFEV

At the awards ceremony, which put an end to the competition, the participants, among other authorities, were the Minister of Equality of the Xunta de Galicia, María Jesús Lorenzana; the commercial director of Grupo Isonor, María Fraguas; and the head of sporting events at the Monte Real Club de Yates, Marga Cameselle.

Cameselle thanked the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation for having chosen Monte Real for the celebration of the last phase of the women’s circuit and highlighted the alignment of this initiative with the club’s “Sailing for Women” program.

“More than a quarter of a century ago ,” he said, we launched the Ladies Cup, a 100 percent female competition, and since then we have not stopped betting on women. We promote exclusively female teams and help them so that they can participate in state competitions; we created specific awards for women in our trophies; we take women victims of sexist violence out on the water… these are some of the things we have done and continue to do, and we still have many more to start”.

Family photo of the National Women’s Sailing League – Photo RFEV

 


NATIONAL FEMALE SAILING LEAGUE
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 21 – 23 October 2022

NATIONAL FEMALE SAILING LEAGUE 2022
After the celebration of 4 phases: Basque Country · Valencia · Mallorca · Galicia

DORSIA COVIRÁN SAILING TEAM · NATALIA VÍA DUFRESNE · MARINA BURRIANANOVA (CASTELLÓN)

ISONOR TROPHY Last phase of the National Women’s Sailing League 2022
Final phase held at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona (October 21-23, 2022)

1. DORSIA COVIRÁN SAILING TEAM · NATALIA VÍA DUFRESNE · MARINA BURRIANANOVA (CASTELLÓN)
2. ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE · BERTA CAMPOS · ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE
3. CEA PAZO · ROSARIO GARCÍA ROYO · MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB (BAIONA)

 


 

 

The storm, protagonist of the final of the National Women’s Sailing League

 

· An orange alert with sustained winds above 30 knots and gusts of more than 40 delayed the premiere of the final of the National Women’s Sailing League for more than 5 hours, which is being held this weekend in Baiona

· A parenthesis of improvement in the weather allowed the holding of two tests in which the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team prevailed, armed by Nuria Sánchez and skippered by the Olympian Natalia Vía-Dufresne

· In the competition organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and sponsored by Grupo Isonor, 8 teams from different communities participate

· The regatta committee hopes to be able to hold new tests of this last phase of the Iberdrola Women’s Sailing Circuit this Sunday on a day in which the weather forecasts are somewhat more benevolent

An orange alert due to a storm with sustained winds above 30 knots and gusts of more than 40 conditioned the premiere of the final of the National Women’s Sailing League that is being held this weekend in Baiona, delaying its start for more than five hours.

From twelve noon, when the tests were scheduled to start, until almost ten past five in the afternoon, when the first and only regatta of the day could finally start, the crews stayed on the ground watching Beatrice, the low pressure system that arrived in Galicia after the passage of the Armand storm, brought with it a maritime storm.

It took hours for the conditions to be conducive to sailing, but the passage of a downpour and the subsequent drop in wind intensity gave a respite to the event, opened a parenthesis of improvement in the weather and the regatta committee was able to set up a field with a quite boarded south wind and about 23 knots of intensity, with peaks of more than 30, even reaching 39 knots on some very specific occasion.

This is how the participating crews, from the Canary Islands, the Basque Country, the Valencian Community and Galicia, competed, competing in fleet and real time, two windward-leeward type tests between buoys.

The storm marked the start of the competition held in Baiona – Photo RFEV

The winner of both was the Dorsia Coviran Sailing Team, the boat built by Nuria Sánchez and led by the Olympian Natalia Vía-Dufresne who runs for the Marina Burriananova (Castellón).

In the first race, while the rest of the crews stayed more or less together throughout the navigation, the Valencian J80 was always in the lead, at a distance, marking power, and managed to be the first to cross the finish line. The second and third places were occupied by the boat from the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante, led by Berta Campos; and the canary Code Zero, by Simona Manfredini.

In the second and last regatta of the day, the victory was also for Dorsia, but the team did not have it so easy and had to fight harder for the victory due to the good performance of the Cantabrian Zona Norte de María Sánchez (RCM Santander), who finished second. ; and the Alicante team, which finished third.

Thus, after this first day, the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team, the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante and the Galician Pazo de Cea, with Rosario García at the helm, are first, second and third; and with two disputed tests, the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the sponsorship of Grupo Isonor, is already valid for scoring in the state circuit.

The start of the Sunday session is scheduled for eleven in the morning and it will be in the afternoon, at the edge of six, when the awards ceremony will be held for the winners, both of the Isonor de Baiona Trophy and of the Iberdrola Women’s Sailing Circuit (Abra-Alicante-Mallorca-Baiona). The event will be attended, among other authorities, by the Minister of Equality of the Xunta de Galicia, the general director and the commercial director of Grupo Isonor; and the delegate of Iberdrola in Galicia.

The intensity of the wind exceeded 30 knots on many occasions, even reaching 39 knots – Photo RFEV

FINAL OF THE WOMEN’S SAILING LEAGUE
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 21 – 23 October 2022

Classification of the ISONOR TROPHY after the first day

1. DORSIA COVIRÁN SAILING TEAM · NATALIA VÍA-DUFRESNE · MARINA BURRIANANOVA
2. ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE · BERTA CAMPOS · ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE
3. CEA PAZO · ROSARIO GARCÍA ROYO · MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
4. CODE ZERO · SIMONA MANFREDINI · CODE ZERO SPORTS CLUB
5. MIUDO MARTA RAMADA MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
6. NORTH ZONE MARÍA SÁNCHEZ ROYAL MARITIME CLUB OF SANTANDER
7. SND CORMORÁN AFRICA ALONSO MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
8. FHIMASA · SILVIA MARCE · REAL CLUB MARÍTIMO DEL ABRA – REAL SPORTING CLUB

 

Women’s sailing this weekend in Baiona

 

· After passing through Abra, Alicante and Palma de Mallorca, the Women’s National League promoted by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation arrives in Galicia to celebrate its final tests

On board J80 one-designs, competing in real time, crews made up entirely of women will compete for the title of best female crew in Spain for two days

· The regattas on Saturday from noon and on Sunday from eleven in the morning will be held in the bay of Baiona under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and with the sponsorship of Grupo Isonor

Baiona hosts this weekend the final of the National Women’s Sailing League – Isonor Trophy, a competition promoted by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation to promote the participation of women in regattas.

The Monte Real Club de Yates will be in charge of organizing the last tests of a circuit that, after passing through the Abra (Women’s Sailing Cup), Alicante (Tabarca Vela) and Palma de Mallorca (Copa del Rey MAPFRE), arrives in Galicia to decide the best female crew in Spain.

In the final, sponsored by the Isonor Group, teams made up entirely of women participate who, aboard J80 one-designs, will compete in a minimum of two and a maximum of six regattas inside the bay of Baiona. They will be routes between buoys, of the windward-leeward type, with double laps, which will score in real time and which will allow the crews to eliminate their worst result from the fourth race on.

Among the participants, the Galician autonomous community is the one with the largest number of representatives, with a total of three. Through Galicia run the Pazo de Cea, by Rosario García; the SND Cormorant, from Africa Alonso; and Miudo, by Marta Ramada.

From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria comes the Zero Code, led by Simona Manfredini; from Santander, the North Zone, by María Sánchez; from Alicante a crew from the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante, with Berta Campos at the head; and Silvia Marce’s Fhimasa team (RCM Abra RSC) is registered for the Basque Country.

At the starting line we will also see the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team, the Marina Burriananova team that, after putting up very good performances in the previous phases, is first in the general classification and is the one with the most ballots to end up the winner and win the League laurels. The crew arrives in Baiona led by Olympian Natalia Via-Dufresne.

The Final of the National Women’s Sailing League – Isonor Trophy, was officially presented this Friday in Baiona at a press conference in which the president of the Monte Real Club de Yates, José Luis Álvarez, highlighted the work done for years in Baiona to promote women in the world of sailing and what they will continue to do, he assured. “The female presence in the world of sailing needs and deserves -said Álvarez- continue to make its way, and this is something that will only be achieved if we are all committed to egalitarian sport. This National League is yet another attempt to give women the prominence that history owes them.”.

The commercial director of Grupo Isonor, María Fraguas, revealed that her company’s commitment to this initiative, of which it is a sponsor, is based on the identification of its brand with all the values of sport. “In Isonor we are proud -he said- to promote those activities in which we believe. We love sports in general and sailing in particular, and we are proud to be able to sponsor one of the main competitions in this sport at a national level, and to be able to do so, moreover, in the year in which we celebrate Isonor’s 25th anniversary. ”.

Accompanying Álvarez and Fraguas, in the presentation of the event were also the General Director of Grupo Isonor, Jorge González; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the councilor for sports of Baiona, Andrea Pérez; and the vice president and head of sporting events of the MRCYB, Alejandro Retolaza and Margarita Cameselle.

A meeting of patrons and several training regattas served, this Friday, as a preliminary preparation for a fleet that was able to make a first contact with the club, with its rivals to beat, and also with the Rías Baixas, which offered them a day typically autumnal, with some rain, clouds and a lot of wind, reaching over 25 knots at times.

A weather not very different from the one they will have during the tests on Saturday and Sunday, for which winds from the south are expected, always above 15 knots and with peaks that could approach 30, a lot of cloudiness and moments of punctual rain.

After the celebration of the two days of competition, on Sunday afternoon, at six, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, an act that will be attended, among other authorities, by the Regional Minister of Equality of the Xunta de Galicia, María Jesús Lorenzana.

The winning crews will receive, as an award, a pictorial work created specifically for the occasion by the artist Willy Ramos Castro. It is titled “Take air, fly and triumph”, it is made with mixed techniques of acrylic, oil and natural pigments on wood and symbolizes the symbiosis of women with the sea through sailing.

The Final of the Women’s Sailing League that is taking place these days in Baiona is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation. The tests, which are part of the Iberdrola Women’s Sailing Circuit, are held thanks to the sponsorship of the Isonor Group and the collaboration of the Xunta de Galicia, the Pontevedra Provincial Council, the Baiona City Council and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.

 


FINAL OF THE WOMEN’S SAILING LEAGUE
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 21 – 23 October 2022

Schedules

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21

10:00 Opening of the race office / Registration / Weigh-in
13:15 · Official presentation
14:30 · Meeting of employers
16:00 Training regatta

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER

10:00 Opening of the race office / Weigh-in
10:30 am Meeting of patrons
12:00 START OF THE TESTS

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER

11:00 START OF THE TESTS
18:00 AWARDS DELIVERY

Registered crews

1. CODE ZERO SIMONA MANFREDINI CODE ZERO SPORTS CLUB
2. CEA PAZO · ROSARIO GARCÍA ROYO · MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
3. SND CORMORÁN AFRICA ALONSO MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
4. NORTH AREA MARÍA SÁNCHEZ ROYAL MARITIME CLUB OF SANTANDER
5. MIUDO MARTA RAMADA MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
6. ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE · BERTA CAMPOS · ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE
7. DORSIA COVIRÁN SAILING TEAM · NATALIA VÍA-DUFRESNE · MARINA BURRIANANOVA
8. FHIMASA · SILVIA MARCE · REAL CLUB MARÍTIMO DEL ABRA – REAL SPORTING CLUB

 

The Asturian Bullbox, new Spanish Cruise Champion

The Valencian Team Tac, second, and the Balearic Alba III, third, close the national podium. The Spanish Cruise Championship – State Lotteries and Bets Trophy has brought together 18 crews from 12 autonomous communities at the Monte Real Yacht Club in Baiona

(Information and photo: RFEV)

The Asturian team Bullbox has won the title of best team in the Spanish Cruise Championship – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy that was held this weekend at the Monte Real Club de Yates in Baiona. During three days of competition, 18 teams from 12 regional federations have been put to the test in one-design regattas with direct arbitration. Emotion and equality have been the dominant tone, leaving the final victory in suspense until the last test.

“Are you sure, us?” asked the crew of the Bullbox with some astonishment as soon as the regatta had finished. Then, after the official confirmation, they burst into cheers and hugs. Thus concluded for this team a challenge that has been capital. “I still have a lot of adrenaline. They have been three very good days of regatta with a very competitive fleet; and the monotype format has enchanted us”, assured Sebastiano Nápoli, boss of the Bulbox.

The last day of competition was held, like the previous days, with a light wind that fluctuated between 5 and 7 knots. With these conditions, the group of finalists, made up of six teams, faced a series of three tests that began with the squares of the whole world to zero. Finally, the Bullbox took the victory, followed by the Valencian Team Tac, second, and with the Menorcan Alba III in third position.

Javier Sanz, president of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, has been very satisfied with the organization of this championship. “We wanted to offer the crews a festive final, an attractive and very competitive regatta for the national title and we have achieved this with the invaluable support of the Monte Real Club de Yates”. Sanz also wanted to value the “good work of the regatta teams as well as the regional federations and yacht clubs, the main promoters and supporters of sailing”.

For his part, José Luis Álvarez, president of the MRCY, has described this championship as “very positive”. “The formula proposed by the Federation has been a great success. I am sure that this will be a format that will come together in the long term”. Likewise, he has highlighted the importance for his club of having crews from so many autonomies come to visit its facilities and the regatta course that Baiona offers.

The award ceremony served to say goodbye to the crews and thank them for their participation in the competition. The event was attended by Oscar Martínez, first deputy mayor of Baiona, José Luis Álvarez, president of the MRCY, Manuel Villaverde, president of the RFGV and Javier Sanz, president of the RFEV. The members of the podium have been awarded with a plaque in recognition of their results and a bottle of Terras Gauda wine. In addition, all the crew members of the winning team have received a personalized watch from the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation.

The Spanish Cruise Championship – State Lottery and Betting Trophy has brought together more than 100 sailors from 18 teams representing 12 regional federations at the Monte Real Club de Yates in Baiona. The competition has been disputed in Figaro monotypes and with direct arbitration at sea. Throughout three days of competition, 23 tests have been completed after which the Bullbox, on behalf of the Sailing Federation of the Principality of Asturias, has won the title of best team in Spain.

 

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Six teams will meet in the final for the national cruise title

 

The Spanish Cruise Championship – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy will be decided between the teams Team Tac (Valencia), Butxaca (Canary Islands), Impredigital (Cantabria), Bullbox (Principality of Asturias), Lanzarote Paradise (Canary Islands) and Alba III ( Balearics)

(Information and photo: RFEV)

The 2022 Spanish cruise champion title has become a real challenge for the teams that are competing this weekend at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona. Tomorrow, Sunday, the decisive day of the Spanish Cruise Championship – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy, six of the 18 participating teams will play it all in a series of a maximum of three heats that they face with zero score.

Team Tac (Valencia), Butxaca (Canary Islands), Impredigital (Cantabria), Bullbox (Principality of Asturias), Lanzarote Paradise (Canary Islands) and Alba III (Balearic Islands) are the teams that tomorrow will be in this final series in which the podium will remain defined according to the results of the day, without taking into account today’s locker. For their part, the teams from groups two and three will compete in one final heat to close the final general classification of the competition.

This regatta has the peculiarity that the crews, who normally sail in their own boats and generally in compensated time, are sailing in identical units and in real time. In addition, as an added incentive is the arbitration and direct trial that is applied in this test.

David de María and Güiso Jordán are in charge of ensuring correct compliance with the regulations for regatta at sea and they do so by following the regatta very closely. “With this format there are no protests on the ground, only serious exceptions,” explains David de María. The regatta judge assures that “thus the tests are more dynamic and generate less tension in the competitors because once the sports day is over there are no hearings, protests or trials”.

Regarding the competition format and the commitment to make the teams change their boat for a one-design, de María is clear: “For the participants it is a great opportunity to meet and measure themselves with other boats; It seems to me a very appropriate format to end the season”.

The Spanish Cruise Championship – State Lottery and Betting Trophy is being played at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona with the participation of more than 100 sailors from 18 teams representing a total of 12 regional federations. These teams achieved the pass to the final for the national title thanks to the results obtained in the tests held in their community.

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Spanish sailing seeks the best cruise team

 

18 crews compete this weekend in the Spanish Cruise Championship – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Trophy

Butxaca (Canary Islands), Team Tac (Valencian Community) and Bullbox (Principality of Asturias), first leaders

(Information: RFEV – Photo: Victor Ramírez | What Studio)

The high level of competition on the water and the good atmosphere and camaraderie on land have been the dominant trend on the opening day of the Spanish Cruise Championship – State Lotteries and Betting Trophy.

An innovative event organized by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation that brings together 18 crews, more than 100 people, from 12 regional federations this weekend at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona. Butxaca (Canary Islands), Team Tac (Valencian Community) and Bullbox (Principality of Asturias) have been the best in their respective groups and are emerging as the main contenders for the national title.

The day began on land with the distribution of personalized lycras to the crews and the draw for the competition groups. Immediately afterwards, the first to compete were able to get on the one-design Figaro while the rest of the participants boarded a catamaran from which they have been able to follow the tests while waiting for their turn.

The three groups completed three tests each with a wind between 5 and 7 knots. In the first round, Joaquín Blanco’s Butxaca team from the Canary Islands won the rest of the fleet with solvency and won the passage to tomorrow’s preferred group together with Orión from Galicia.

In group 2 the victory went to the Valencian Team Tac, with Gustavo Gastaldi as skipper, while the second position, and also passed to the first group tomorrow, went to the Cantabrian Impredigital. Together with these four teams, the Asturian Bullbox, from Sabastiano Napoli, winner in their fleet, and the Basque Rat Pack, second, will also be in the group of leaders tomorrow.

Joaquín Blanco, one of the leaders of the day, has been satisfied with the organization of the Championship: “It is a fantastic idea from the federation; We have been waiting for something like this for a long time and it has been a success”. Likewise, the former Olympic sailor and now cruiser skipper and owner points out that in this regatta “almost all the autonomies are present and in addition to having a good time we are going to have a close championship”.

José Francisco Romero, skipper of the Nemox-Bnfix ship from Murcia, has also spoken in this regard: “The idea and the format seem interesting to me, the best that can be done”. As for today’s results, José, who will sail in Group 2 tomorrow, stressed that it takes time to adapt to this type of sailing and acknowledged that “there are teams that are very consistent and that’s why they manage to win.”

Tomorrow, Saturday October 8, the competition will resume by resetting the lockers and redistributing the groups. The first two of each of the groups will form group 1, the third and fourth group 2, and the fifth and sixth group 3. The same will happen for Sunday, where the final result of group one will constitute the podium of the Spanish Cruise Championship – Loterías y Apuestas del Estado 2022 Trophy.

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The 18 best cruising teams in Spain compete for the national title in Baiona

 

Tomorrow, Friday, the MRCYB will kick off the Spanish Cruise Championship – State Lottery and Betting Trophy

Finally there will be 18 teams that aspire to the title, representing 12 autonomous communities

(Information: RFEV – Photo: María Muiña)

Among the more than 2,500 cruise ships from all over Spain, this weekend there will be 18 teams that will compete for the national title at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona. The regatta will be held from Friday the 7th to Sunday the 9th in one-type boats, ensuring equality among the competitors and adding extra difficulty to the crews used to sailing their own boats.

These 18 teams have won the ticket for the Spanish Cruise Championship – State Lotteries and Betting Trophy after being selected by their respective territories based on the results obtained in the regional tests stipulated by each of them. In our country there are more than 10,000 people who sail in cruise classes and who participate weekly in the regattas organized by the nearly 400 Spanish yacht clubs and marinas.

After a season full of club regattas and regional events, 12 regional federations will be represented at the great Spanish cruising sailing event. Thus, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, the Valencian Community, Galicia, the Region of Murcia and the Basque Country will be represented by two crews; while Andalusia, the Autonomous City of Melilla, Castilla La Mancha, Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the Principality of Asturias will have a single representative.

All of them will sail in the Monte Real Club de Yates First Class Figaro Solo one-design fleet, a boat signed by Finot-Berret with a length of 9.14 meters and a beam of 3.25, with almost 140 square meters of sail area (major, Genoa and spinnaker). Its technical characteristics make it a perfect small cruiser to be manned by the six sailors that make up each team, providing the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in identical units sailing in real time. The crews will compete in one or another of the units that make up the MRCY fleet through a rigorous draw that will take place every day.

This new competition system with which to crown the best cruise team in Spain is a commitment to equality and an extra challenge for sailors, who are used to sailing their own boat and on many occasions in compensated time.

Today, Thursday 6, the crews have become familiar with the Figaros in a training session prior to the scoring regattas for the Spanish Cruiser Championship that will begin tomorrow, Friday. In order to give the regattas greater agility with equal opportunities for all participants, the 18 teams will be divided into three groups by lottery, without the two boats of a community being able to coincide in the same group.

After the series of regattas scheduled for the first day, 3 or 4 for each group depending on the wind and sea conditions, the provisional classification will allow the groups to be created for the second day of the Championship. The first two of each of the groups will form group 1, the third and fourth group 2, and the fifth and sixth group 3.

For the final and definitive series, on Sunday, October 9, those who occupy places five and six in each group will be relegated to the next group, and the first and second will be promoted. For group 1, the dispute of three regattas is planned, determining after them the first six positions of the final classification. The rest of the positions will be decided on a single heat for groups 2 and 3.

The Spanish Cruise Championship – State Lotteries and Betting Trophy was born under the organization of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and has the collaboration in this edition of the Galician Federation and Monte Real Yacht Club of Baiona. The regatta will take place from Friday the 7th to Sunday the 9th of October and it will be the first time that the national title has been disputed in this new format.

 

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Spanish Cruise Championship: sailing for everyone at a national level

17 boats from 12 communities participate this weekend in Baiona in the Spanish Cruise Championship for teams and autonomous communities, organized by the RFEV and sponsored by Loterías y Apuestas del Estado

The availability of Figaro boats provided by the MRCYB together with other participation facilities open this national cruise ship to amateur teams from all over the territory

(Information: RFEV)

More than 100 sailors, divided into 17 teams that will represent 12 autonomous communities, will meet that weekend (October 7 to 9) in the Spanish Cruise Championship – State Lotteries and Bets Trophy that will be held at Monte Royal Yacht Club of Baiona.

Organized by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation with the collaboration of the MRCYB and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation, this championship is committed to a structure that rewards participation in the territorial calendar and encourages competition among amateur crews. The different teams, proposed by each territorial federation, will enjoy a competition designed to promote and socialize cruising sailing in Spain.

Javier Sanz, president of the RFEV emphasizes the idea of “reward the effort and perseverance of the sailors who go sailing every week in their club”. “Being able to measure yourself against crews from all over Spain on equal terms is a unique opportunity that we hope will become the annual objective of any cruise team anywhere in our country”.

One of the novelties of the competition is that thanks to the sponsorship of Loterías y Apuestas del Estado and the financial support of the RFEV, the participants will not have to pay registration fees and their stay in Baiona will be covered by the organizers of the regatta. In addition, this Spanish Championship will have a parallel social offer, with a village dedicated to sailors in which food and drinks will be offered every night.

The note of color will be seen in the sea, where all the teams will wear custom lycras according to the autonomous community they represent. It should also be noted that the winner of the championship, in addition to the national title, will obtain recognition for the best autonomy in Spain for their territory.

The success of the proposal translates not only into a high participation in this first edition, 17 crews from 12 territorial ones, but also in the fact that these crews are made up of amateur sailors, teams that regularly sail in their club regattas and that have now the opportunity to measure your skills against others from different parts of Spain.

The regional federations represented by one or two teams in this Spanish Cruise Championship are: Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, the Autonomous City of Melilla, the Valencian Community, Castilla la Mancha, Catalonia, Galicia, the Balearic Islands, the Principality of Asturias, the Region of Murcia , Basque Country.

The action will begin next Friday and will last until Sunday, sailing in the fleet of Benetau Figaro monotype boats, one more incentive that emphasizes equal conditions for all, as well as ease of participation.

More information:

Luis Pomar | Communication Director RFEV | comunicacion@rfev.es
Macarena Lainez | RFEV Press Officer | press@rfev.es

The Monte Real welcomes the crew of the Pequod in Baiona on its Camino Azul

 

· The sailboat is about to become the first to complete the Camino Azul linking Antarctica with Santiago de Compostela

· On board the boat is the Argentine descendant of Galician Manuel Pardi who was received in Baiona by the president of Monte Real

The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona received this weekend a very special visit, that of the Pequod, a historic sailboat (the first with an Argentine flag that arrived in Antarctica in 1987) that is about to become the first to complete the Blue Way (of the ocean sea), a unique pilgrimage that connects Antarctica with Santiago de Compostela.

The captain of the Pequod, Manuel Pardi

On board the ship, whose name pays homage to the one immortalized by Herman Melville in Moby Dick, is Manuel Pardi Rial, an Argentine of Galician descent who left the Yacht Club Argentino in Buenos Aires on April 23 for the Antarctic continent.

The vice president of the club, Alejandro Retolaza, and the patron of the Pequod, exchanging necklaces

Wearing the Argentine, Brazilian, Portuguese and Spanish flags, and numerous pendants of the clubs through which it has passed, including now also that of the Monte Real Club de Yates, the Pequod also bears a message of “peace, faith, love, brotherhood among peoples and respect for the environment”, says Pardi, who encourages everyone to “pursue your dreams and connect with nature”.

After passing through Baiona, where they were received by the president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez, the crew of the Pequod, which also includes Silvia Alicia Rodríguez, Pardi Rial’s wife, is about to complete an adventure that they began to plan in 2018, when a stone cross brought from Galicia to the Bonaire parish of San Ignacio de Loyola, inspired the couple to make the pilgrimage.

Once he completes his historic Camino Azul, Manuel Pardi’s intention is to stay in Spain for a while before returning to Argentina, whose arrival is scheduled for February of next year. Much of that time will be spent in Galicia, visiting relatives, since Pardi’s origins are here.

>>>> DISCOVER THE WHOLE STORY OF THE PEQUOD HERE

The Galician Alboroto de Juan Carlos Ameneiro, new champion of Spain of J80

 

· The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona team skippered by Juan Carlos Ameneiro completed a great competition and was proclaimed national champion of the class in the waters of the Vigo estuary

· In Galicia, the silver of the championship won by Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen and the bronze goes to Cantabria at the hands of Ignacio Camino’s Solintal from Santander.

· Luis de Mira’s Namasté is the new J80 Spanish Champion with mixed crew and the awards for best youth and female crew were shared by the Basques Fhimasa and Decoexsa respectively

With the Spanish Championship – Gestilar Trophy, the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona has already kicked off the J80 class World Championship that the club will organize in September 2023

The J80 fleet already has new Spanish champions of the class. This Sunday, the Monte Real Club de Yates put an end to the J80 Spanish Championship – Gestilar Trophy, which the club had been celebrating since last Friday, with almost 40 sailboats in contention and as a prelude to the World Cup that the Rías Baixas will host next year.

After three intense days of regatta and seven races completed, the Juan Carlos Ameneiro Rampage sentenced a national title for which they fought tooth and nail from the first race, against a fleet it was not easy at all and with several teams that were about to take the lead.

With his usual crew, made up of the world class champion Javier Aguado, Javier Lago and Juan José Lago, Ameneiro started the championship strongly, adding two seconds and one first with which he was at the top of the table. On Saturday they withstood the pressure of their rivals and on Sunday, after winning a protest in the last test for an off-line that they managed to appeal, they were definitively proclaimed champions of Spain in J80.

The rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro in the Spanish J80 Championship- Photo © Rosana Calvo

“We are very happy to have won this championship in front of so many good crews. We wanted to make a worthy participation in the national but we did not expect to be so high. In the end we have had a magnificent championship and at the last minute, with a claim for an off-line that we did not have, far from it, the committee decided it was convenient to make a repair and we have won it very tight with Okofen, which is a very worthy opponent and he has done a very good regatta too”Ameneiro said.

The Fuss of Juan Carlos Ameneiro (MRCYB), new Spanish champion of J80 – Photo © Clara Giraldo

Behind Alboroto, just four points away, Okofen, also from Monte Real Club de Yates, took the silver trophy and the runner-up position in Spain. The team made up of Javier de La Gándara, Diego Fernández, Pablo Franco and Jaime de La Gándara signed a very good national, going from less to more from the first day. He started from fifth position and even came close to winning, which finally eluded him, leaving him a more than worthy second position.

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen (MRCYB) took the championship silver – Photo © Clara Giraldo

The Cantabrian Solintal de Ignacio Camino (Real Club Marítimo de Santander) completed the podium in third position, not without having fought until the last minute for the title and after a weekend in which he never got off the podium . Armando Gutiérrez, Cristobal Piris and Abelardo Quevedo also haggled on the boat.

Ignacio Camino’s Solintal (RCM Santander), was third in the national J80 – Photo © Clara Giraldo

The event organized by Monte Real also decided the new champions of Spain with a mixed crew, a title that went to another local boat, the Luis de Mira Namasté. With Susana Baena, Amparo Molla, Luis Gutiérrez and Hilda Martín among their ranks, Namasté finished with partials of 3-13-3-13-8-23-7, in eighth place overall and as the first mixed team. A brilliant result that leaves Baiona with the second title up for grabs.

Luis de Mira’s Namasté (MRCYB) won the J80 Spanish Champion with mixed crew – Photo © Clara Giraldo

In addition to the national championship prizes, the Gestilar Trophy also gave awards to the best women’s and youth crews in the championship. The Decoexsa of the Real Club Náutico de San Sebastián, skippered by Olatz Muñoz and with a crew made up of Marta Lizarraga, Eva González, Patricia Alza, Gabriela Cruz and Carlota Gala, was the best boat manned exclusively by women.

Olatz Muñoz’s Decoexsa (RCM San Sebastián) received the honorable mention for the best female crew – Photo © Clara Giraldo

The special mention for the best youth crew went to another Basque team, Fhimasa del Real Club Marítimo del Abra-Real Sporting Club with a crew made up of Nicolás Viar Laorden, Perico Basterra, Manuel Rey-Baltar, Alba Ortega and Tomás Trueba. They also achieved a meritorious fifteenth position.

Nicolás Viar’s Fhimasa (RCM Abra) was the best youth crew – Photo © Clara Giraldo

With these results ends a very tight Spanish Championship in which the competitiveness between the crews led the fleet to fight every length, every start and every section of the route. A perfect rehearsal for next year’s World Cup, which will be held again in these waters and under the organization of the Baionese club.

“With any World Cup that is held in Spain we are delighted and that it is held in Baiona is a great place. Monte Real is a club that is dedicated to sailing and to organizing this type of championship, so it is a luxury to be here”, affirmed the president of the J80 class in Spain, Armando Gutiérrez.

The delivery of trophies, final point and prelude to the 2023 World Cup

With the regatta now over, Monte Real hosted the final trophy ceremony in the afternoon, a ceremony in which the winners of the Gestilar Trophy and the new J80 Spanish champions were crowned. The event was attended by José Luis Álvarez, president of the Monte Real Yacht Club; Javier García Valcárcel, president of Gestilar; Raúl Guerrero, CEO of Gestilar; Carlos Gómez, mayor of Baiona; and Daniel Benavides, provincial head of sports of the Xunta de Galicia.

For the president of the Monte Real Club de Yates, José Luis Álvarez, this J80 Spanish Championship is very important because “It is the starting point for the world championship that we will celebrate in Baiona next year, and because the Spanish crews have already been able to compete in Galician waters and test our regatta fields”. At the World Cup event, scheduled for September 2023, the manager of the Baiona club is confident of having a significant international presence and “that the Galician and Monte Real sailors end up in a good position “.

During the ceremony, Alboroto was also presented with the Trophy of the J80 Spain class. The person in charge of presenting the award was the president of the class, Armando Gutiérrez.

The fleet came out on the last day to give everything for the title – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The J80 Spanish Championship was organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Gestilar and Homes by Gestilar and the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation. It also had the support of the Xunta de Galicia, the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Pontevedra City Council; and from brands and companies such as Volvo Autesa, Martin Miller’s Gin or Terras Gauda, among others.

 


 

J80 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP GESTILAR TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 15 – 18 September 2022

Spanish Champion of J80 2022
ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB
Crew:
JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO
JAVIER AGUADO
XAVIER LAKE
JOHN JOSE LAKE

Top 5 Spanish J80 Championship 2022
1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB
2. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
3. SOLINTAL · IGNACIO CAMINO · RCM SANTANDER
4. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB
5. BIOBIZZ · JOSÉ AZQUETA · RCM ABRA CSR

Spanish champion of J80 with mixed crew 2022
NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB

Best Junior Crew
FHIMASA NICOLÁS VIAR LAORDEN RCM ABRA RSC

Honorable Mention for Best Female Crew
DECOEXSA · OLATZ MUÑOZ · RCN SAN SEBASTIAN

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