The Comunica Trophy unfolds and will depart from Combarro and Vigo towards Baiona

 

· The Monte Real Club de Yates adds this year a new race starting in the Pontevedra estuary to the trophy with which it inaugurates the cruise season

· The participating sailboats will be able to choose the starting point from Combarro or Vigo and will converge in Baiona as the end point of the route

· The one-day regatta will be held on Saturday from noon and the awards ceremony will be held in the afternoon at Monte Real

Part of the fleet of the last edition of the Comunica Trophy in Vigo – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates its 2022 cruise season this Saturday with the Comunica Trophy, which this year is split to include two different regattas, one from the Pontevedra estuary and the other from the Vigo estuary.

The participating boats will be able to choose between Combarro and Vigo as the starting point, but both options will converge at an intermediate point of the route and will coincide in the arrival, which will be located in the same place for the entire fleet.

The earliest test will be Combarro – Baiona, with departure scheduled for twelve noon near the Marina Combarro, which collaborates with Monte Real in organizing the event. From the coast of the picturesque town of Pontevedra, the sailboats will have a route of about 22 nautical miles ahead of them.

The sailboats that choose Vigo as a starting point will do less travel, for which it is estimated that it will be approximately 15 miles of journey. This test design, scheduled to leave at two in the afternoon from the vicinity of the port of Vigo, is the one that has traditionally been disputed thanks to the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo.

If the regatta committee’s calculations are met, there will come a point where the sailboats coming through the Pontevedra estuary and those sailing through the Vigo estuary will group together, predictably around the Cíes Islands area. From there, the fleet will head to the same finish, near Baiona, and it will be at the Monte Real Club de Yates where the awards ceremony will be held starting at seven in the afternoon.

The Vigo and Pontevedra estuaries will be the scene this year of the Comunica Trophy – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Cruisers, Open class sailboats, and J80 and Figaros monotypes may participate in the regatta. If there are enough registered (there must be a minimum of 6 to form a class), an A2 category will also be created for those teams formed only by a skipper and a crew member.

In the last edition, in which more than 40 boats from Spain and Portugal participated, the winners were Rui Ramada’s Yess Racing (ORC 1-2), Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue (ORC 3-4), Víctor’s Nahela Manuel Álvarez (ORC Open) and the Bon III of Víctor Carrión and Horacio Pequeno (A2). In monotypes, the victory of the Fígaros went to Serralleiras de Paula Rey and in J80 it was won by Maija de José Luis Pérez.

Portuguese Rui Ramada’s Yess Racing was one of the winners of the last edition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

COMUNICA TROPHY APRIL 23, 2022

12:00 – Start of the COMBARRO regatta – BAIONA (22 miles)
14:00 – Departure regatta VIGO – BAIONA (15 miles)
19:00 – Awards ceremony at the Monte Real Yacht Club (Baiona)

 

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen wins its fifth J80 Winter League

 

The sailboat led by the historic sailor from Vigo and crewed by Diego Fernández and Jaime Gándara added a new title this Saturday (the fourth in a row) to those achieved in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021

· El Alboroto by Juan Carlos Ameneiro and El Cansino by Alejandra Suárez won silver and bronze in a competition in which Spaco by Santiago Estévez and Marías by Manel Cunha closed the group of the 5 best

· The J80 Winter League held during these first months of the year in Baiona thanks to the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales once again highlighted the good health enjoyed by the 8 meters in Galicia

· With the closing of the one-design championship at the Monte Real Yacht Club, they are now preparing to open the cruise season that will begin this April with the celebration of the Comunica Trophy and the Repsol Trophy

Okofen won their fifth Winter League in Baiona this Saturday – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen once again demonstrated this Saturday why it is one of the best J80s in Galicia after winning, once again, the Winter League that the Monte Real Club de Yates organizes for the 8-meter monotypes.

The sailboat led by the historic sailor from Vigo and with Diego Fernández and Jaime Gándara as base crew, who were joined by different sailors in the different days, added its fifth title in the competition (the fourth consecutive) after those achieved in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

He did it with a final balance of 14 points derived from almost perfect partials (1-2-1-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-1), from discarding his two worst results from the classification (a 4th place and one offline) and to beat the second and third classified by 12 and 29 points.

In addition to Javier de la Gándara, his son Jaime and Diego Fernández are regulars at Okofen – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The general director of Baitra Accesorios Navales, Juan Carlos González, was in charge, as sponsor of the event, of delivering the trophy to a team that will surely be talked about in the remainder of the regatta season, not only in the J80 leagues but also in the other competitions in which the 8 meters participate with their own class.

Javier and Jaime de la Gándara, from Okofen, collecting their prizes for winners of the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Yago Crespo

After collecting his award, Javier de la Gándara was very satisfied with having achieved this fifth league victory, and if he did so, he said, “in a competition in which it is increasingly difficult to win because -as he assured- the quality of the crews has increased a lot and there are teams that sail very well” . For the sailor it was a “very complete league, with many tests and very good wind “, which allowed them to enjoy sailing.

The awards ceremony and subsequent fellowship dinner put an end to a day in which the nerves in the water were especially noticeable. Everyone wanted to adjust their positions as much as possible and improve their results for the final classification and they ended up forcing a general call in the first race and a couple of off-lines in the other two races.

With a north wind that blew with good intensity and a regatta field located between the Virgen de la Roca and las Estelas, the first two races were for Okofen and the third and last for Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto, who finished second. overall and took the Winter League silver with 22 points.

The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro, second classified Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Yago Crespo

Manel Cunha’s Marías, who had all the ballots to close the winners’ podium, did not go out to compete this Saturday, and that caused him to lose all his options to hang a medal. He left Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino free to climb into the third drawer and hang the bronze with 43 points.

El Cansino by Alejandra Suarez finished third in the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Yago Crespo

The group of the five best in the one design league was closed by Spaco de Santiago Estévez, fourth with 59 points; and the Portuguese Marías, fifth with 69. The trophies were delivered, in addition to the CEO of Baitra, Juan Carlos González; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and the deputy for Economic Promotion of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Raquel Giráldez.

The Baitra J80 Winter League held during these first four months of the year in Baiona once again revealed the good health enjoyed by the 8 meters in Galicia. A state that is not only reflected in the progressive increase in units but also in the improvement that led to the arrival of coach Carlos Llamas among the crews to prepare the teams for the Spanish Championship and the World Cup that Baiona will host this year and the next. .

With the closing of the one-design league, the Monte Real Yacht Club is now preparing to launch its cruise season, which will begin this month of April with the celebration, on the 23rd, of the Comunica Trophy; and the Repsol Trophy on April 29 and 30 and May 1. The registration period for both competitions is now open through the club’s website.

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE
Mount Royal Yacht Club
Final overall ranking Top 5

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 14 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 22 POINTS
3. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · 43 POINTS
4. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 59 POINTS
5. MARÍAS MANEL CUNHA 69 POINTS
…up to 20 qualifiers.

 

The J80, ready for the outcome

 

· This Saturday is the sixth and last day of the Baitra J80 Winter League that the Monte Real Club de Yates organized for the Galician 8-meter fleet

· Except for last-minute surprises, everything points to victory going to Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, who lead the standings with 12 points

· The rest of the podium will be disputed between Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Manel Cunha’s Marías, second and third separated by 7 points

The Baitra J80 Winter League is decided this weekend in Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Galician J80 fleet will compete this Saturday in Baiona for the final of the Baitra J80 Winter League, a competition that, after having lived through five previous stages, will be resolved with a sixth and final day of tests.

Starting at three in the afternoon, the twenty monotypes that have competed in the league since last January will face the last three rounds of the championship, three double-upwind and double-down sleeves that will put an end to the classification.

Except for last-minute surprises that involve a bump for the crew led by Javier de la Gándara from Vigo, Okofen will win the competition. With some partials of 1-2-1-3-1-1-4-1-1-1 in the previous days, the sailboat took all the ballots for the final victory. With 12 points, the 8 and 15 points ahead of the second and third classified will allow him to arrive without too many nerves at Saturday’s regattas.

The Alboroto and the Marías will fight for silver and bronze in the one-design championship – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The uncertainty of the podium appears in the rest of the positions, which are provisionally occupied by Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto, in second place with 20 points; and Manel Cunha’s Marías, third with 27. Although the Alboroto has been more consistent than the Marías throughout the season, entering the top three in all tests except one; the truth is that the advantage over the Portuguese sailboat is not too wide and he will have to make an effort to secure silver.

The excitement of the final will undoubtedly be in seeing how that podium closes on a day in which it is also planned that a new discard will come into play. The possibility of eliminating, for the second time, their worst result from the table, will make the crews dance in the classification.

For the sixth and final day of testing, three windward-leeward tasks are planned – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Once the competition in the water is over, the Monte Real Club de Yates will hold the award ceremony for the winners. It will be at half past eight in the afternoon at the club’s facilities and the event will be attended by the general director of Baitra Accesorios Navales, Juan Carlos González, sponsor of the league; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the deputy for Economic Promotion of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Raquel Giráldez and the vice-president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, Alejandro Retolaza.

Okofen, unstoppable, about to win the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

· The sailboat led by Javier de la Gándara signed two new victories this Sunday in the penultimate stage of the one-design championship

With 8 points away from their most direct rival, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Fuss, the Okofen crew is close to victory in the J80 Winter League

· On April 2, the competition will be resolved with the last three tests and the delivery of prizes to the winners

The sailboat led by Javier de la Gándara signed two new victories this Sunday – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Okofen was convincing this Sunday in the waters of Baiona in the penultimate day of the J80 Winter League, which the Monte Real Club de Yates has been organizing since last January with the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales.

The crew led by Javier de la Gándara signed two solid victories in the two races held and set the bar even higher for their most direct competitors, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Manel Cunha’s Marías, who are second and third respectively. .

There were no changes in the provisional podium in terms of positions, but there were changes in the score that separates the three candidates to win the championship, which is now much wider. The 12 points that Okofen has allow them to already dream of the laurels of the league, by taking an 8-point advantage over Alboroto, which has 20; and 15 to Marías, with 27.

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s El Alboroto remains solid in second position – Photo © Rosana Calvo

As had happened on Saturday, the regattas this Sunday were also very complicated by the wind. A first test was started that had to be canceled on the first beat. After changing the regatta course, the fleet was able to sail a sleeve that ended up shortened but that allowed the day’s scoring to open. Okofen, Spaco and Cansino got the best score. In the second and last test of the day, which could be played in its entirety, Okofen repeated victory and Alboroto and Marías entered behind them.

With an off-line in the first test, Marías did not shine as well as expected today – Photo © Rosana Calvo

This being the case, and waiting for what happens on the last day, if Javier de la Gándara’s crew maintains the streak and the good work of the previous stages (in which they signed some partials of 1-2-1-3 -1-1-4-1-1-1), everything points to the final victory.

The crews that compete in the Monte Real one-design league will meet again on April 2, the day on which the sixth and final phase of the Baitra J80 Winter League is scheduled to be held.

That first Saturday of April, in addition to the competition being resolved, the Monte Real will deliver the prizes to the winners of the championship and will open the doors to the cruise competitions that will arrive in Baiona at the end of the month, with the celebration of the Comunica Trophy (April 23 ) and the Repsol Trophy (April 29 and 30 and May 1).

 

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
Top 5 after the fifth day of regattas and in the absence of a final stage

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 12 POINTS
2. BUZZ · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 20 POINTS
3. MARÍAS MANEL CUNHA 27 POINTS
4. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · 43 POINTS
5. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 58 POINTS

De la Gándara continues to rule in the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

· The Okofen crew led by Javier de la Gándara remains leader of the Baitra J80 Winter League after the celebration of the fourth day

· Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Manel Cunha’s Marías hold the provisional silver and bronze with two stages remaining to finish the championship

· The Baitra J80 Winter League continues this Sunday with the fifth and penultimate phase and three tests scheduled starting at eleven in the morning

The fourth day of the Baitra J80 Winter League added two new tests to the classification – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The crew of the Okofen, skippered by Javier de la Gándara, remain leaders of the Baitra J80 Winter League of the Monte Real Club de Yates after the celebration, this Saturday, of the fourth stage of the competition.

The yacht, which finished the first round of the day with a fourth place, managed to come back in the second and cross the finish line first, which allowed it to continue at the head of a classification that it leads with 10 points.

With fifteen points, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Uproar remains in his wake, one of the outstanding teams on Saturday, in which he signed a brilliant first and third in the two contested races.

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Rampage was one of the strongest on today’s day – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Therefore, there were no changes in the provisional gold and silver positions, nor in the bronze position, which continues to be occupied by Marías of the Portuguese Manel Cunha, with 19 points. Already at a greater distance appear the fourth and fifth classified, Cansino, by Alejandra Suárez, with 34 points; and the Spaco de Santiago Estévez, with 44.

This Saturday’s were two regattas that the committee, with Miguel Cons at the helm, was able to put into play, not without some complication. After being forced to delay its start due to the wind, which could not be established; Once the tests had started, he had to make a change of route in the first round, shorten the second, and cancel the third, for which the wind was already completely insufficient.

In the first race, Ameneiro’s Alboroto sailed with flying colors and was the first to cross the finish line, with a certain advantage over the rest of the fleet. In second position came the Propspeed of Chisco Catalán, with the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal and Ramón Ojea completing the crew; and third place went to the Portuguese from Marías.

The Portuguese crew of the Marías is third in the provisional general classification – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Gándara’s Okofen entered fourth, signing their worst result to date, but in the second race they did not forgive and returned to the lead. He finished first and is still first in the standings. In this second round, Marías and Alboroto finished second and third, reaffirming themselves as the two strongest rivals to stand up to Okofen.

The Baitra J80 Winter League continues this Sunday with the fifth day of tests starting at eleven in the morning. At that time, the first of the three scheduled sleeves will be put into play for what will be the penultimate stage of the competition, which is scheduled to end on April 2.

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen signed their worst result to date today but remains in the lead – Photo © Rosana Calvo

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE
Top 5 after the fourth day of regattas

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 10 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 15 POINTS
3. MARÍAS MANEL CUNHA 19 POINTS
4. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · 34 POINTS
5. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 44 POINTS

 

Double shift for the J80 fleet

 

· The twenty J80 who have been taking part in the Baitra J80 Winter League in Baiona since last January return this weekend in a double day

· The eight-meter fleet will compete in the fourth stage of tests on Saturday from three in the afternoon and the fifth on Sunday from eleven in the morning

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen is in the lead with six points followed by Ameneiro’s Alboroto with eleven and Marías de Cunha with fourteen

Twenty J80 compete for the Baitra Winter League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The twenty J80 who have been taking part in the Baitra J80 Winter League in Baiona since last January return to the water this weekend in a double competition day. The eight-meter fleet will compete in the fourth and fifth stages of the championship on Saturday from three in the afternoon and on Sunday from eleven in the morning.

There will be two days of tests in which it is planned to put into play a total of six tasks (three per day) of the windward-leeward type, and in which, if test number 11 is completed, a new discard will come into play, which will once again offer crews the chance to remove their worst result from the standings.

With six races in two days of regatta and the possibility of a discard being applied, everything indicates that this weekend’s double day will be decisive in terms of shaping the final podium, since once this phase is over , only the last three tests will be held, scheduled for next April 2.

Until now, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen is the team that has been the most solid in the competition, with four first places and one second. He leads with 6 points followed by Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto (with 11 points) and Manel Cunha’s Marías (with 14 points), who close the provisional podium.

For the first day of Saturday, the forecasts announce a wind of between 7 and 11 knots from the south, with the possibility of shifting and falling in intensity as the hours progress.

The Baitra J80 Winter League returns this weekend with a double day – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Okofen strengthens its leadership in the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

· The sailboat led by Javier de la Gándara won two of the three races held this Saturday in Baiona and moved away from its most direct rivals

· The provisional podium remains unchanged from the previous day with Alboroto and Marías in second and third position

· The J80 fleet that participates in the Monte Real competition observed a minute of silence for the death of the mother of the club’s vice president

A fleet of 20 sailboats competes in the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Spectacular day that took place this Saturday in Baiona in the third stage of the Baitra J80 Winter League, with which the one-design championship organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates crossed the halfway point of the competition.

Fabulous weather conditions, with sun, very good wind and some sea, allowed the three races on the program to be held, offered the fleet optimal conditions for navigation and put on a nice show in the Bay of Baiona, where many people They congregated for the Carnival.

El Cansino shone in the first race with Alejandra Suárez at the helm – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The day had two undisputed protagonists: Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino, who shone -and won- in the first test, completing the course in a very solid way, always in the lead and far from his rivals; and Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, who gave their rivals no respite in the second and third heats, and consolidated their leadership in the competition.

The application of a discard allowed him to eliminate his worst result (a third) and with a few partials of four first places and a second in the tests held so far, he remains in the lead with six points.

The Gándara team, in which his son Jaime and Diego Fernández continue to form the hard core, was joined this Saturday by another great sailor, Iago Carrera.

Okofen crossing the finish line in first position- Photo © Rosana Calvo

Therefore, Okofen remains the provisional winner of the competition and there were no changes in the rest of the positions, neither in the temporary podium nor in the Top 5.

The Portuguese Marías remains in third position – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After Okofen’s six points, quite grouped in second, third and fourth position, are Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto (with 11 points), Manel Cunha’s Marías (with 14 points) and Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino (with 16). points). Somewhat further apart (with 33 points), Spaco de Santiago Estévez appears in fifth place in the classification.

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s El Alboroto and Santiago Estevez’s Spaco in competition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Baitra J80 Winter League, which will return to the water with the fourth day on March 5, experienced a very special moment this Saturday when the fleet, before starting the tests, observed a minute of silence for the death of the mother of the Vice President of the club, Alejandro Retolaza.

Baitra J80 Winter League Fleet – Photo © Rosana Calvo

It was the emotional note of a day that also had its happiest and most fun part thanks to the crew of the Pazo de Cea, who sailed all the tests dressed as pirates and waving a pirate flag on their sailboat.

The pirate crew of the Pazo de Cea put the fun note on the carnival day – Photo © Rosana Calvo

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE
Top 5 after the third day of regattas

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 6 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 11 POINTS
3. MARÍAS · MANEL CUNHA 14 POINTS
4. CANSINO · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · 16 POINTS
5. SPACO · SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ · 33 POINTS

The J80 return to Baiona for the third round of the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

The winter one-design competition organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club celebrates this Saturday the third of the six scheduled days

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen is at the top of the classification followed by Alboroto and Marías who are second and third

· The tests for the 18 contenders for the title of winner will begin at three in the afternoon and the forecasts announce good wind for navigation

Las Estelas and Cíes, exceptional spectators in the J80 Winter League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Galician J80 return to Baiona this Saturday to play the third round of the J80 Winter League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Baitra. It is the third day on the program (the second effective after the cancellation of the first due to lack of wind) and everything indicates that the classification will begin to get exciting.

In the three tests held so far, the favorites began to take up positions and the three tests scheduled for this Saturday will serve to further define the classification, creating greater distances between the crews at the top and bottom of the table or further adjusting the head positions.

In addition, if the wind allows the celebration of the entire program (everything points to yes, because the forecast announces north component winds of about 9 knots and peaks of up to 14) and the sixth round is reached, a discard will come into play. , a move that will allow teams to remove their worst result from the standings.

Javier de la Gándara, Diego Fernández, Chisco Catalán and Jaime de la Gándara make up the crew of the Okofen – Photo © Rosana Calvo

So far, the three sailboats that occupy the positions of honor are separated by just two points from each other. They are Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen (4 points), Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto (6 points) and Manel Cunha’s Marías (8 points). In fourth and fifth position, somewhat further apart, we find Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino (15 points) and Santiago Estévez’s Spaco (17 points).

The regatera day for the 18 contenders for the one-design winter title will begin at three in the afternoon in the waters of the Bay of Baiona.

The J80 Winter League is organized by the MRCYB with the sponsorship of Baitra – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Baiona, exemplary in women’s sports

 

Today, our “Vela en feminine” project, with which we have been promoting the presence of women in the world of sailing for some time, is on the cover of La Voz de Galicia.

A great cover for women and for sailing… A cover that encourages us to continue working so that there are more and more women sailing and competing.

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De la Gándara leads the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen was placed at the head of the Baitra J80 Winter League this Saturday after winning two of the three contested races

· The Alboroto led by the former champion of Spain in the Javier Aguado class was on the verge of victory and occupies the second position

The Marías of the Portuguese Manel Cunha is third in a competition that still has four days left to know its final outcome

The Baitra J80 Winter League opened this Saturday with three tests – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Okofen of Javier de la Gándara from Vigo was placed at the head of the Baitra J80 Winter League this Saturday after winning two of the three tests with which the competition was inaugurated. The crew came with a thorn in their side after having missed the Autumn League and convincingly demonstrated why they are one of the best teams in the running and one of the clear contenders for the final victory.

Those of De la Gándara haggled with ease and managed to get, in many moments, a significant distance from the rest of the fleet. In fact, in the first heat they crossed the finish line with great comfort separated from the rest.

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen crossing the finish line first – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Somewhat more complicated was the second test, in which they gave prominence to Alboroto, led by the former Spanish champion of the class, Javier Aguado. The sailboat was the fastest to take the buoys and to reach the finish line, winning the heat and leaving Okofen in second place.

The Spanish J80 Champion Javier Aguado led the Alboroto today – Photo © Rosana Calvo

But the Gándara crew was not willing to let the long-awaited victory slip away and took advantage of the third and last test of the day to sentence the classification with another first place. And so, with partial 1-2-1, it was how Okofen won the first victory of the Winter League, which the Monte Real Club de Yates organizes until next April thanks to the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales .

Manel Cunha’s Marías scored a second and two thirds in today’s tests – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Along with the Okofen and the Alboroto, the other outstanding sailboat of the day was the Marías of the Portuguese Manel Cunha, who always remained very close to the first positions. They finished with results of 2-3-3 and third place in the provisional standings, but if they keep up their good work, they will undoubtedly be one of the crews to take into account in the coming days.

El Cansino is fourth in the standings – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Top-5 after this first day of competition is closed by Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino and Santiago Estévez’s Spaco, fourth and fifth respectively. The next appointment with the one-design winter league is on the 19th.

The Spaco occupies the fifth position – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Monte Real Club de Yates and the Xunta de Galicia promote a pioneering program of therapeutic navigation for women victims of gender violence

 

· The collaboration between the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Xunta de Galicia made it possible to launch the “Sailing against gender violence” program thanks to which 16 women and their children were able to sail in the bay of Baiona

· The activities carried out at the Sailing School of the Baiona club were aimed at reinforcing the confidence, self-esteem and decision-making capacity of these women

· The Minister of Equality of the Galician government, María Jesús Lorenzana, whose department financed this pioneering program in Galicia, recently visited the Monte Real facilities in Baiona

((For reasons of privacy and protection of the women who participate in the initiative, images of the activities carried out with them are not included in this news nor have they been distributed))

The president and vice-president of the MRCYB, José Luis Álvarez and Alejandro Retolaza accompanied the minister on her visit to the club – Photo Rosana Calvo

A total of 16 women victims of gender violence and 21 of their sons and daughters benefited, last year, from the program “Sailing against gender violence” , a pioneering program in Galicia promoted by the Monte Real Yacht Club and financed by the Xunta de Galicia through the Ministry of Equality.

The head of the regional department, María Jesús Lorenzana, recently visited the facilities of the Baion club to learn first-hand about the development, materials and infrastructure used in the activities, whose main objective was to strengthen confidence, self-esteem and decision-making capacity of these women.

The Minister of Equality of the Xunta de Galicia María Jesús Lorenzana next to one of the boats used in activities with women victims of gender-based violence – Photo Rosana Calvo

To achieve this, specific resources were designed that sought to reduce the emotional impact on the victims, minimize their state of anxiety, achieve the maximum development of their personal, intellectual, social and emotional capacities; strengthen their self-esteem and resistance to adversity; and promote empathy, active listening and healthy relationships.

The sports practice carried out on the boats of the Monte Real Club de Yates also contributed to improving their physical health and allowed the enjoyment of their sons and daughters, for whom specific independent activities were launched, mainly aimed at giving a break to mothers and the achievement of greater autonomy on the part of the little ones.

The activities were carried out for 6 months between May and October 2021 and users of the Comprehensive Recovery Center of Santiago (CRI) and the Emergency Center for Victims of Gender Violence of Vigo (CEMVI) participated.

SAILING IN FEMALE IN THE MRCYB

The initiative “Candle against gender violence” is part of the program “Vela en feminine” of the Monte Real Club de Yates, which seeks to encourage, promote and spread the presence of women in the world of sailing; and that also has the financial support of the Xunta de Galicia.

With the aim of favoring equality between men and women in nautical practice, the Baiona club sent female crews to participate in some of the most important trophies in Galicia and Spain; He managed to get the Royal Galician Sailing Federation to create women’s and mixed prizes in the Galician A Dos Championship, prepared a team for the Women’s National Circuit and organized the final of the Women’s National League.

 

 

 

The Galician J80 seek to open the Winter League scoreboard

 

· After the suspension of the opening day due to lack of wind, the J80 fleet entered in the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates seeks to debut this Saturday in Baiona

· The weather forecasts are quite good and if they do not suffer major changes for the start of the tests, they would allow the 17 sailboats in contention to inaugurate the classification

Part of the J80 fleet participating in the competition in front of the Parador de Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After the suspension of the opening day on January 22 due to lack of wind, the J80 fleet registered to participate in the Baitra J80 Winter League of the Monte Real Club de Yates will seek to debut this Saturday in Baiona.

The weather forecasts announce a northerly component wind with between 5 and 7 knots on average and peaks of up to 10; and, if they do not undergo major changes for the start of the tests, they would allow the 17 sailboats in contention to inaugurate the classification.

If everything goes according to plan, at three in the afternoon a regatta day will begin with three scheduled tests: three routes between buoys, of the windward-leeward type, with a double return.

In addition to competing in the heats, the crews will participate in informative briefings directed by the Olympic coach Carlos Llamas, who is in charge of preparing the Galician one-design fleet for the Spanish Championship and the World Championship of the class that will be held in Baiona on next September and in 2023.

On the first day the J80 could not even complete a test – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In this new edition of the Baitra J80 Winter League, the Okofen of Javier de la Gándara, winner of the winter league in 2021; Manel Marías’s Marías, who won the Autumn League; the Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro, who will lead this day by the former Spanish Champion of the Javier Aguado class; the Cansino by Alejandra Suárez, the Maija by Castor Alonso or the Spaco by Santiago Estévez, all from Monte Real; The Galera of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, the Due of the Real Club Náutico de Portosín, or the ¡Ay Carmela! by Juan Martínez Pazo, by Bouzas, among others.

The wind prevents the J80 from debuting in Baiona

 

· The lack of wind prevented the classification of the Baitra J80 Winter League from the Monte Real Club de Yates from opening this Saturday in Baiona

· The one-design fleet will return to the water next February 5 in the second of the six days scheduled in the competition

 

Start of the first test that could not be completed – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The lack of wind prevented the Galician J80 fleet from debuting this Saturday in the Baitra J80 Winter League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales.

Although the regatta committee managed to start the first of the three tests scheduled to open the competition, the sailboats were only able to complete one of the two laps that included the task.

The Baitra J80 Winter League is held in the Bay of Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the middle of the first lap the difficulties for the crews with roles and drops of wind in the offset area already began. Despite everything, most of the boats managed to go up to the next beacon area, but when they were about to start the second round, the situation became untenable and the committee decided to cancel the test.

The regatta was then put on standby waiting for the wind to enter with the direction and intensity necessary to resume the competition, but it was not possible and the fleet was forced to return to land without having been able to open markers.

The next appointment with the Baitra J80 Winter League is on February 5 with the second of the six days that will be in contention.

The J80 Winter League is organized by the MRCYB with the sponsorship of Baitra – Photo © Rosana Calvo

 

 

Monte Real opens the 2022 season with the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

· The winter league for 8-meter monotypes is the first event in the Monte Real Club de Yates regatta calendar, which this year includes 12 competitions distributed between January and December

Nearly twenty sailboats will compete from this Saturday until April 2, the six days that include the championship sponsored by Baitra Accesorios Navales

In addition to the regattas and with the sights set on the Spanish and World Championships, which will be organized by the MRCYB, the days of regatta will also include group preparation, boat preparation and strategy briefings

 

Nearly twenty sailboats will compete in the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates its 2022 sports calendar this Saturday with the celebration of the first day of the Baitra J80 Winter League. The 8-meter monotypes are once again the protagonists of a championship that will be held in six stages until next April.

With three races per day, the nearly twenty participating sailboats will compete in a total of 18 regattas, which may be of the windward-leeward type, with two upwind and two stern; or coastal, with routes to be determined each day of competition. In what all the days will coincide will be at the start time, at three in the afternoon; and in the location of the outlet, inside the Bay of Baiona.

In liza we will see about twenty boats, mainly from the Monte Real Club de Yates, which has the largest J80 fleet in Galicia; but also from Coruña (Miguel Fernández’s La Galera), Portosín (Rafael Blanco’s Due) and Bouzas (Juan Martínez Pazó’s ¡Ay Carmela!).

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen and Manel Cunha’s Marías, both from the MRCYB, will go out on the water ready to revalidate their champion titles from the previous editions of the Winter League and the Autumn League, respectively. They will be seen with other crews that usually end up either on the podium or just touching it, such as Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto, Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino, Castor Alonso’s Maija, Santiago Estévez’s Spaco, Bernardo Macedo’s Mondo or the Namaste by Luis de Mira.

The Baitra J80 Winter League will be held over 6 days from January to April – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In addition to the regattas, and with the sights set on the Spanish Championship of the class to be held in September in Baiona and the World Championship that Monte Real will organize in 2023, the regattas will include group training sessions, preparation of boats and strategy briefings before and after the competition. The goal is for the Galician fleet to arrive at the national and world events as prepared as possible.

Baitra repeats its sponsorship of the event for the second consecutive year, a company dedicated to the marketing and distribution of accessories and naval equipment aimed at the construction and repair of boats, both sports and professional.

The Baitra J80 Winter League will serve as preparation for the national and world championships organized by the MRCYB – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Baitra J80 Winter League is the first of the 12 competitions that Monte Real will organize this year in Baiona. The highlights of the season will arrive in May and September with the celebration of the 52 SUPER SERIES · Baiona Sailing Week and the Spanish J80 Championship. The Baionese club will also compete in the Galician A Dos Championship (June 11), the Final of the Women’s National Sailing League (October); and its four great classics: the Prince of Asturias Trophy (September 2-4) with the National Sailing Awards, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy (July 22-25), the Repsol Trophy (April 29-May 1) and the Comunica Trophy (April 23). The Monte Real sports calendar is completed with a Laser class qualifier (November 5-6), the J80 Autumn League (October-December) and a Route through the Rías Baixas (July 5-10).

 

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE

22 JANUARY · FIRST DAY
5 FEBRUARY SECOND DAY
FEBRUARY 19 THIRD DAY
MARCH 5 FOURTH DAY
MARCH 19 · FIFTH DAY
APRIL 2 FINAL DAY AND AWARDS DELIVERY

NOTICE OF RACE WINTER LEAGUE BAITRA J80

The Baitra J80 Winter League will be held in the waters of the Bay of Baiona on January 22, February 5 and 19, March 5 and 19 and April 2, organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

https://www.mrcyb.es/eventos/event/j80-winter-league-2/

1. RULES

The regatta will be governed by:
to. The rules as defined in the WS Racing Rules of Sailing 2021–2024 (RRS).
b. J80 class monodesign regulations and their special adaptations of the J80 Galicia Fleet[NP][DP] .
c. Announcement and Instructions of Regatta.
d. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[NP] It will not be a reason for protests between ships. This modifies Rule 60.1(a) RRS.
and. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[DP] indicates that your penalty may be lighter than disqualification if the protest committee so decides. The abbreviation for the discretionary penalty imposed pursuant to this instruction shall be[DPI] .
F. The penalty for infractions of the IR indicated as[SP] they will be fixed, without hearing and imposed by the Race Committee, in the most recently completed race, applied as indicated in Rule 44.3 RRS (modifies Rules 63.1 and A5 of the RRS).
g. [NP] [DP] Annex A Security protocol in relation to COVID-19.

 

2. ADVERTISING [NP] [DP]

2.1. Participants may display advertising in accordance with the provisions of WS Regulation 20.
2.2 The Organization may require the participants to display the sponsor’s publicity in the form that is convenient and that will be provided to them before the regatta, not being able to manipulate or modify said material under any circumstances.

3. PARTICIPATION [NP] [DP]

3.1 J80 class boats that comply with the regulations of point 1 and all the requirements demanded in point 4 of this AR may participate. As long as each and every one of them is not fulfilled, their registration as a participant in the Regatta will not be considered. Depending on the circumstances, the Organizing and Race Committee may grant a special extension in a particular way to the boat that requests it in writing.
3.2 Owners and skippers must be members of the J80 Class National Association and be registered at http://www.j80measurement.com.
3.3 Skippers who are not owners must be in possession of Sailor Classification Grade 1. See the following link:
https://members.sailing.org/classification/?unique=1442849722.9402&view=req_new_classification&nocache=1

4. REGISTRATION

4.1 Registration will be mandatory, at a cost of €50 per boat, and the following documentation must be sent or presented before January 22:
• Complete the registration through the MRCYB website:
https://www.mrcyb.es/events/event/j80-winter-league-2 /
• Updated boat insurance.
• Federal licenses of 2022 for all crew members.
• Proof of transfer of registration rights.

Submitted or presented in:

Mount Royal Yacht Club
Parador Enclosure, s/n, 36300 Baiona
Email: regatas@mrcyb.com
phone + 34 986 385 000

And the transfer of registration rights made in:

ABANCA
BAIONA Branch
. account: ES92 2080 0559 2330 4000 3658
SWIFT: CAGLESMMXXX

4.2 Registration and confirmation of registration:

The owner or person in charge of each boat must personally sign the declaration of responsibility regarding Covid-19 before 12:00 noon on January 22, 2022.

5. PROGRAM

5.1. The competition will take place on the following days:

5.2. This program may be modified if circumstances so require (postponement to other dates due to suspension due to storms, etc., or modification of schedules according to forecast weather conditions or other causes).

6. COMPETITION FORMAT

6.1. It will be navigated in fleet format, in real time.
6.2. 18 tests are scheduled.
6.3. There will be no more than 3 tests per day.

7. MEASUREMENT AND SAFETY [NP] [DP]

7.1 The responsibility of attending this regatta having previously updated its Measurement Certificate, measuring the material with which it is intended to participate, is exclusively the registered skipper.
7.2 The number of crew members on board may be changed during the course of the regatta, but not on each day where it must end with the same number as the start.
7.3 The safety of this regatta will be considered as category 4 (reduced) in accordance with the Special Rules for High Seas Regatta of the WS and adapted to the particular regulations of the Galician J80 Fleet.
7.4 All boats must be equipped with a VHF radio with channels 16, 09, 71 and 72.
7.5 It will be the responsibility of the owner or skipper of each boat to comply with the legal regulations established for recreational boats, both in general and in particular for their government, dispatch and security.

8. SCORING SYSTEM

8.1. The Low Score system described in Appendix A of the RRS will apply.
8.2. There will be one (1) discard from 6 or more races held and two (2) discards from 11 or more races held.

9. PRIZES
Prizes will be awarded to at least the top 3 classifieds, the award ceremony will take place on April 2 at 8:30 p.m. at the club.

10. LIABILITY

Participants in the Baitra J80 Winter League do so at their own risk and responsibility.
The MRCYB or any person or body involved in the organization of the event, reject any responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to people or things, both on land and at sea, as a result of participation in the tests covered by this race announcement.
Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 3, Decision to Race, of part 1 of the RRS, which states: “It is the sole responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a race or to continue racing”.

MRCYB

[NP][DP] ANNEX A

Security protocol in relation to COVID-19

to. Access to the regatta facilities is subject to the control of body temperature.
b. Participants and support people are required to wear a mask:
1º: At all times while in the Club facilities, except in the cases established by law.
2º: At all times while they are afloat, except in the cases provided by law.
3rd: when embarking on any Organization vessel: Regatta Committees, Referees and maintenance boats, etc. The masks must be thrown only in the containers provided for it, duly marked.
c. Participants and support people are obliged to respect the capacity and access shifts, where appropriate, to:
1º Changing rooms will remain closed.
2nd Bar, restaurant and social lounges.
d. Participants and support people are required to wash their hands frequently and, where appropriate, to use hydrogels when accessing rooms and closed areas.
and. Participants and support persons are required to use the one-way lanes when traveling within the facility.
F. All participants are recommended to download and activate the App Radar Covid19.

Link Android (Reviewed and Validated):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.gob.radarcovid&hl=es
Link APPLE (reviewed and validated):
https://apps.apple.com/es/app/radarcovid/id1520443509

 

The Monte Real Yacht Club will fill 2022 with competition, fun and spectacle

 

· The club from Baiona is preparing to launch a sports season with competition, fun and entertainment as the main ingredients

· The arrival next May in Baiona of the prestigious 52 SUPER SERIES will undoubtedly be the nautical event of the year in Galicia

· Monte Real will also organize the J80 Spanish Championship and the Galician Two-Handed Championship in 2022

· The club’s four classics also return: the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, the Repsol Trophy and the Comunica Trophy

Monte Real is the first club to bring the 52SS to Galicia – Photo © Nico Martínez

The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona is finalizing the details to start, in just a few days, its 2022 sports season, in which competition, fun and entertainment will be the main ingredients.

The most outstanding event on its calendar is, without a doubt, the celebration, next May, of the prestigious 52 SUPER SERIES , one of the most important nautical events in the world, considered the “Formula 1 of the sea” . From May 23 to 28, between 10 and 12 teams of more than 8 nationalities with sailors from 5 continents will compete in the Rías Baixas aboard unique boats with the most cutting-edge technology.

Another of the events that will focus the attention of sailing lovers in Galicia will be the Spanish Championship of the J80 class , which will be held in Baiona from September 15 to 18. The most important event of the 8 meters at a national level returns to Baiona four years after having been organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates, which owns the most important fleet of these monotypes in the northwest of the peninsula.

Baiona organized the Spanish J80 Championship in 2018 and will repeat it in 2022 – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The club chaired by José Luis Álvarez also repeats, in this case for the eleventh consecutive year, in the organization of the Galician A Two Championship , which on June 11 will bring together some of the most intrepid sailors in the community to prove their worth with crews reduced to the maximum.

In 2022, the club’s four great classics will also return: the Prince of Asturias Trophy , which will once again include the delivery of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards ; the Conde de Gondomar Trophy , with the legendary climb of almost 100 miles to Carrumeiro Chico; the Repsol Trophy , during the first weekend of May; and the Comunica Trophy , at the end of April.

The MRCYB sports calendar for 2022 includes 12 major events – Photo Lalo R Villar

There will also be 11 exclusive competition days for the J80, which will be divided into two leagues: the Baitra Winter League , from January to April; and the Fall League , from October to December.

After the successful participation of the previous edition, Monte Real will repeat the Route through the Rías Baixas , a non-competitive journey destined to travel the Camino de Santiago by sea and win the Jubilee. And this year, as a novelty, Monte Real will also organize a Laser class qualifier.

It will clearly be an intense year for the club from Baiona, in which, in addition to competition, fun and spectacle, there will also be a place for solidarity and social responsibility actions, most of them promoted through its School Sailing Adapted .

Monte Real will reaffirm, once again, its social commitment to people with disabilities, offering, throughout the year, courses and activities aimed at promoting their inclusion and allowing them to navigate under equal conditions. Since it was launched a decade ago, this section of the club has only grown, and what was initially limited to people with different disabilities (physical, sensory, intellectual or mental) has been extended to people elderly, children in care, children with behavior problems and women victims of gender violence.

The commitment to women will be another of the axes of the 2022 season of Monte Real, with various proposals to promote their participation in competitions and events. In addition, the club will once again organize the Final of the National Women’s Sailing League , which will be held next fall.

Light sailing and cruising courses within the framework of the MRCYB Sailing School , coaching and team building activities for groups and companies, and talks and clinics for sailors are other proposals offered by the Monte Real Yacht Club in what will be its first year as a member of the International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) , of which it has been a member since last December along with the 44 most prestigious clubs in the world.

 

January 22, February 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, April 2
BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE

April 23rd
COMMUNICATE TROPHY

April 29 and 30, May 1
REPSOL TROPHY

May 23 to 28
52 SUPER SERIES – BAIONA SAILING WEEK

11th of June
GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO

July 5 to 10
RÍAS BAIXAS ROUTE

July 22 to 25
COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY

September 2 to 4
PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

September 15 to 18
J80 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP

October 8 and 22, November 12 and 26, December 17
J80 FALL LEAGUE

November 5 and 6
LASER QUALIFYING RACE

Date yet to be determined
FINAL OF THE NATIONAL FEMALE SAILING LEAGUE

 

>>> DOWNLOAD THE MRCYB 2022 CALENDAR FROM HERE

MERRY CHRISTMAS !

 

Dear friends and friends:

A few days before the end of the year, I wish to send you, on behalf of the Board of Directors and all the workers of the Club, our best wishes for this Christmas and the coming Year 2022.

As you all know, it has been a better year, but not without difficulties due to the pandemic situation. A year that has allowed us, once again, to continue with our sports programs and carry out our most emblematic regattas. Unfortunately it has not been possible to recover social events, because health protocols have not allowed it.

I would like to thank once again all those who have made it possible for Monte Real to continue to be a benchmark for their good work. Of this we can feel proud.

To the sponsors, both institutional and private. To the sailors, they are always ready to compete. To the students of our sailing schools for their interest in getting to know and delving deeper into our sport. To the media that, with their help, make it possible for the sport of sailing to reach society in general.

Our memory, too, for those who have left us, and for the families who have lived through a year of difficulties and uncertainties, our most sincere affection.

Thank you all and Happy Holidays,

Jose Luis Alvarez

President of the MRCYB

 

 

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