The Monte Real closes in Baiona one of the most disputed editions of the Prince of Asturias Trophy

  • The queen event of the Monte Real Club de Yates managed to successfully complete the planned test program this year, maintaining a close fight until the end in practically all the participating classes
  • After three intense days of regatta in Baiona, Magical, Cachete, Deep Blue 2.0, Chispa Nejra, Lacazán, Okofen and Tutatis Gestilar are the winners of the thirty-fifth edition of the Príncipe de Asturias
  • The awards ceremony, which was held at the club in Baiona, put the finishing touch to the most anticipated event of the cruise season in Galicia

The Prince of Asturias Trophy put an end to its thirty-fifth edition this Sunday, and it did so by fulfilling the scheduled test program in each and every one of the participating categories. The event organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Naval School of Marín with the sponsorship of Abanca thus closes with great success one of the most anticipated editions after a reduced regatta season due to Covid 19. The final victory this time went to Magical, Cachete, Deep Blue 2.0, Chispa Nejra, Lacazán, Okofen and Tutatis Gestilar.

Award ceremony of the Prince of Asturias Trophy – Photo Lalo R Villar

Nacexa-class ORC 2

In the Nacexa ORC 2 category, which this Sunday started the final day with up to six teams fighting for the top positions, Julio Rodríguez’s Magical, who sails with Gonzalo Araújo as tactician and under the banner of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, sealed the final triumph in Baiona waters. This is also the second victory for Rodríguez’s team at Monte Real in the year of its debut .

Behind, the second place in the general was for the April Oils of Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal. The boat from Vigo went from less to more during the three days of regatta until achieving the second definitive position with a point advantage over the third classified, the also Vigo Pairo 8. The team led by Luis Bugallo improved its results day by day until it managed to get on the podium on the final day of the thirty-fifth edition of the Príncipe de Asturias.

Magical crew winner of the ORC 2 class and the Juan Sebastian Elcano Award – Photo Lalo R Villar

Class Oils April ORC 3

In Aceites Abril ORC 3 there were no changes after the dispute of the fifth and sixth races and Fran Edreira’s Cachete was proclaimed the definitive seller this afternoon in its category. The Club Marítimo La Penela boat accumulated five partial victories in its locker and a third in the six races completed.

Second place was finally occupied by José Luis Alonso’s Antelope-Kahaway (Bahía de Gijón), four points behind Edreira’s boat and with a wide advantage of fourteen over Rui Amorín’s Milaneza, from Clube de Vela Atlántico, which was third in the final classification.

Fran Edreira’s Cheek, winner of the April Oils class ORC 3- Photo Lalo R Villar

Autesa ORC 4 class

In the Autesa ORC 4 division, Deep Blue 2.0 owned by Vicente Cid of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo achieved the most comfortable victory of the edition with a whopping fifteen points over the second classified boat, the local Unus owned by Luis García Trigo. Third place was occupied by La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez Silva, representing the Club Náutico Castrelo de Miño.

Deep Blue winner of Volvo Autesa ORC 4 – Photo Lalo R Villar

Gadis ORC 5 and SH Robotics ORC Open classes

In Gadis ORC 5, José Rey’s Chispa Nejra, who sails under the banner of the Club Náutico de Beluso, did not forgive and scored the partial victory again, thus proclaiming himself the winner of the Prince of Asturias Trophy ahead of Iñaki Carbajo’s Santiago Roma Rías Baixas , also from the Nautical Club of Beluso. Those from Carbajo, who were third yesterday, today managed to climb to the second final position, tying on points with the third-placed team, Carlos Lourido’s Travesío La Riviere Conservas, who haggles for the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo.

The crew of the Chispa Nejra winner of the Gadis ORC 5 class – Photo Lalo R Villar

In the SH Robotics Open, Ignacio Pedrosa’s Lacazán (CN Sada) ousted the provisional leader by scoring the victory of the day and became the winner of the Baionesa event in his category. Second was finally the Albarellos of the Monte Real Club de Yates, which sails with Fernando Rey at the helm, and third was the Salseiro C of Manuel Blanco of the Real Club Náutico de La Coruña.

Lacazán, winner of SH Robotics ORC Open – Photo Lalo R Villar

Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup classes

In the Solventis J80 category, the third and last day served for Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen to sentence the regatta to the top of the general classification. The Monte Real representative team had enough of two thirds and one fifth in the last three races to take victory with a one-point advantage over the second-placed team, Ignacio Camino’s Solintal of the Real Club Marítimo de Santander. In third place was occupied in this category by the crew of the Club Nautic S’Arenal, Dr. Chacartegui de Javier Chacartegui. The three teams stood out among the largest fleet in the regatta by achieving a wide advantage of more than fifteen points over the rest of the participants.

Javier and Jaime de la Gándara from Okofen winner of the J80 and the award for the best J80 of the season – Photo Lalo R Villar

In the Gestilar Ladies Cup class, the Tutatis Gestilar of the Real Club Náutico Puerto Pollensa with Pilar Casares at the helm managed to sentence the lead with a third and a first, definitively claiming victory in the event in Baiona. Behind, second place overall went to Marina Burriananova’s team, Sara Carmo’s Serralleiras, and Carmen Galdós’s Bouvento Gestilar (RCM Abra – RCS) finished in third place, thus assaulting the position it held until yesterday. the Erizana Gestilar by Marta Ramada (BB Douro).

Pilar Casares and her crew collecting the grand prize of the Gestilar Ladies Cup – Photo Lalo R Villar

The awards ceremony closes the 35th Prince of Asturias Trophy

The awards ceremony for the 35th Prince of Asturias Trophy put an end to a new edition of one of the most important events of the cruise season, reduced this year by the Covid 19 pandemic.

In addition to awarding the winners of the respective categories, during the trophy ceremony, the club also presented the Juan Sebastián Elcano special prize for the best boat in ORC 2 to 4, which went to Julio Rodríguez’s Magical; the Count of Barcelona Juan de Borbón award for the best ship with a Portuguese crew, which went to Yess Too by Rui Ramada; and the special Mary Woodward trophy for the best J80 of the season, for Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen. In addition, the boat in which the students of the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School sail received a special mention at the closing ceremony.

The awards ceremony was chaired by José Luis Álvarez, president of the MRCYB, and Ignacio Cuartero, Commander and Director of the Naval School, and was attended by Gabriel González, Director of the ABANCA Commercial Network; Enrique Costas, General Manager of Terras Gauda; Javier García Valcárcel, president of Gestilar; Pablo Moro, managing partner of Solventis; Francisco Plaza, director of the Parador de Baiona; Francisco Javier Sumay, manager of SH Robotics; Joaquín Martínez, Manager of Volvo Autesa; Jorge Pérez Oil Channel April; Pablo Abejas, CEO of Nacexa; Manuel Villaverde, president of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation; Gorka Gómez, Deputy for Sports; Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, Commodore of Monte Real; Daniel Benavides, Head of the Provincial Sports Service, and Carlos Gómez, Mayor of Baiona.

This thirty-fifth edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy was sponsored by ABANCA and had the collaboration of firms such as Bodegas Terras Gauda (sponsor of the National Sailing Awards), Gestilar (sponsor of the Ladies Cup), Solitium, TuyPan, Coca Cola, Martin Miller, Gadis, Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Nacexa, HOLA, Paradores, Vanguard, April Oils, Foxy, Onda Cero, Helly Hansen, Tac Tic and SH Robotics. The competition also had the support of the Xunta de Galicia, the Provincial Council of Pontevedra, the council of Baiona and the Royal Spanish and Galician Sailing Federations.

FINAL CLASSIFICATION

35th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

Monte Real Yacht Club Naval Military School

NACEX CLASS ORC 2

  1. Magical Julio Rodríguez RCN Vigo 16.5 points
  2. April oils Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal RCN Vigo 20 points
  3. Pairo 8 Luis Bugallo RCN Vigo 21 points

CLASS OILS APRIL ORC 3

  1. Cachete Fran Edreira CM La Penela 8 points
  2. Antelope-Kahaway José Luis Alonso Bay of Gijón 12 points
  3. Milaneza Rui Amorín Atlantic Sailing 26 points

VOLVO AUTESA ORC CLASS 4

  1. Deep Blue 2.0 Vicente Cid RCN Vigo 7 points
  2. Unus Luis García Trigo MRCYB 22 points
  3. La Burla Negra · Juan José Martínez · CN Castrelo de Miño · 27 points

GADIS ORC 5

  1. Spark Nejra José Rey CN Beluso 2 points
  2. Santiago Roma Rías Baixas Iñaki Carbajo CN Beluso 5 points
  3. Crossing La Riviere · Carlos Lourido · RCN Sanxenxo · 5 points

SH ROBOTICS ORC OPEN

  1. Lacazán Ignacio Pedrosa CN Sada 3 points
  2. Albarellos · Fernando Rey · MRCYB · 4 point
  3. Salseiro C Manuel Blanco González RCN Coruña 6 points

SOLVENTIS J80 CLASS

  1. Okofen · Javier de la Gándara · MRCYB · 14 points
  2. Solintal Ignacio Camino RCM Santander 15 points
  3. Chacartegui Javier Chacartegui CN Arenal 22 points

MANAGING LADIES CUP

  1. Tutatis Gestilar · Pilar Casares · RCN Puerto Pollensa · 7 points
  2. Serralleiras Gestilar · Sara Carmo · Marina Burriananova · 13 points
  3. Bouvento Gestilar · Carmen Galdós · RCM Abra – RCS · 14 points

JUAN SEBASTIÁN ELCANO SPECIAL AWARD FOR THE BEST ORC BOAT 2 TO 4

Magical · Julio Rodríguez · RCN Vigo

COUNT OF BARCELONA DON JUAN DE BORBÓN SPECIAL AWARD FOR THE BEST BOAT WITH A PORTUGUESE CREW

Yess Too Rui Ramada MRCYB

MERY WOODWARD SPECIAL AWARD FOR THE BEST J80 BOAT OF THE SEASON

Okofen · Javier de la Gándara · MRCYB

 

Luxury premiere at the 35th Prince of Asturias Trophy

  • The Bay of Baiona today inaugurated the thirty-fifth edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy with the dispute over the first tests for five of the seven participating categories
  • Magical in Nacexa ORC 2, Cachete in Oils Abril ORC 3 and Deep Blue 2.0 in Volvo Autesa ORC are placed at the head of the three categories that have competed today in compensated time
  • In the Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup classes, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen and Marta Ramada’s Erizana lead the general
  • Tomorrow, Saturday, the Gadis ORC 5 and SH Robotics Open divisions will be launched and the prestigious Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards will be awarded at the end of the day

Great start in Baiona of the most awaited event of the cruise season. Organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona and the Naval Military School with the sponsorship of ABANCA, the Prince of Asturias Trophy today inaugurated its thirty-fifth edition with the dispute of the first tests for the categories Nacexa ORC 2, April Oils ORC 3 , Autesa ORC 4 and the Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup monotypes. With two more days still to go, the first leaders of the competition are Magical, Cachete, Deep Blue 2.0, Okofen and Erizana.

The big ships provided spectacularity on the opening day – Photo Lalo R Villar

Although everything seemed to indicate that this would be a first day with light wind conditions, finally the Regatta Committee was able to start the competition in a timely manner with an average intensity of about twelve knots both in the ORC regatta field and in the one-design regatta field , being able to easily complete the testing program planned for today.

Thus, at 3:00 p.m. the ORC fleet began the first start procedure for its three divisions, with a windward-leeward format route and the start line located in front of the Estelas Islands.

The Rías Baixas were the setting for the opening day of the Prince of Asturias Trophy – Photo Lalo R Villar

In the Nacexa ORC 2 category, the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy begins with a very tight overall with the first five boats separated by only four points. Julio Rodríguez’s Magical and Malalo Bermúdez de Castro’s Solventis shared the two partial victories at stake, although in the end it was Rodríguez’s who managed to lead the standings after scoring fourth place in the second round and scoring five points total.

Behind, and tied on points with the leader, second place is occupied by Rui Ramada’s Yess Too. The local team, one of the most consistent in the fleet on this first day, signed a second and third place in the two races held, achieving an advantage of only one point over Solventis, which is third with a fifth and a first .

They are closely followed in fourth and fifth position by Diego López’s Mirfak and José Manuel Pérez’s Arroutado, each accumulating a partial podium in their locker.

Sailing conditions were very good on the first day – Photo Lalo R Villar

For his part, Fran Edreira’s Cachete had no rival today in class oils April ORC 3 and took the win in the two races held, achieving a three-point lead over José Luis Alonso’s Antelope-Kahaway, who added a second and a third that allowed him to take second place overall on this first day of race.

In third place is Ramón Ojea’s Bosch Service Solution with eight points. After scoring a sixth in the first test of the day, Ojea’s men finished the day with a second place that allowed them to take the provisional third position.

In the Autesa ORC 4 category, leadership went to Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.0, who scored the two victories of the day both in compensated time and in real time to place himself at the top of the podium with a total of two points. Behind, Luis García’s Unus sealed two second places and placed second with a four-point advantage over the third-placed team, Luis Mª Pérez’s Balea Dous, who made his debut scoring a fifth and a third today.

In addition to the Prince of Asturias Trophy, these three ORC categories will also compete this weekend for the Juan Sebastián Elcano Award, which defines the best classified team of the three classes as a whole. At the moment, after the dispute on the first day, the Magical is at the top of the table with the same points as the second classified, Yess Too, and one over Solventis, who is third. Anything can happen in the general standings, and with two days to go and only three points difference between the top five finishers, the results could still turn around.

For their part, the one-designs also heard today the starting gun of the Prince of Asturias in very good conditions during the three tests in charge of defining the first leaders of the Solventis J80 and two for the Gestilar Ladies Cup fleet.

The J80 raced inside the Bay of Baiona – Photo Lalo R Villar

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen was the best in Solventis J80 , the largest fleet of the seven participating in this edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy. De la Gándara and his team added two first and one second and were placed at the top of the podium with three points of rent over Ignacio Camino’s Solintal, which is second with a fourth, a first and a second in their locker. Behind, with fourteen points, Ricardo Díaz-Munio’s Matraco completes the provisional podium with a sixth, a fifth and a third place in the three disputed races.

The Gestilar Ladies Cup put 36 sailors from Spain and Portugal into contention – Photo Lalo R Villar

The day was more even for the crews of the Gestilar Ladies Cup. While waiting for several protests to be resolved -the Committee was still resolving several at the time of writing this information-, the Fígaro skippered by Marta Ramada, the Erizana Gestilar, is currently in first position with a third and a partial victory and tied on points with the second classified team, Pilar Casares’s Tutatis Gestilar. Those from Casares scored two second places today, which allows them for the moment to obtain a three-point lead over Conchi de Pedro’s Silleiro Gestilar, who closed the drawer after scoring the first victory of the day and a sixth in the second and last chance.

Tomorrow, the second day with the entire fleet competing and the traditional presentation of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards

Tomorrow, Saturday, the second day of regattas in the bay with the entire fleet. Starting at 12:00 noon, the five categories that have been thrown into the water today will be joined by another two tomorrow: Gadis ORC 5 and SH Robotics ORC Open. It will be precisely the Open division that will have the participation of the Adapted Sailing boat, a team made up of sailors with functional diversity from the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School thanks to the support of the Department of Social Policy of the Xunta de Galicia.

In total, 70 boats competing in one of the most anticipated events of the season.

Once the day is over, the Baiona club will host the prestigious Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards at 8:00 p.m., in which the most outstanding sailors and teams of last season will be awarded.

A detailed security protocol against Covid19 for the Prince of Asturias Trophy

As established by the protocols of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation and the Xunta de Galicia, Monte Real has made every effort this year to guarantee the safety of the participants, workers and collaborators of the Prince of Asturias, thus trying to avoid any risk of contagion of Covid19.

Temperature taking at the entrance, masks and hydroalcoholic gels available to all participants, disinfection of the facilities several times a day, specific personnel to control the rules and radio reminders of the obligation to use the mask are some of the measures that Monte Real has adopted to carry out the thirtieth edition of the regatta.

 

PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER DAY 1

35th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

Monte Real Yacht Club Naval Military School

NACEX CLASS ORC 2

  1. Magical Julio Rodríguez RCN Vigo 5 points
  2. Yess Too Rui Ramada MRCYB 5 points
  3. Solventis · Manuel Bermúdez de Castro · MRCYB · 6 points

CLASS OILS APRIL ORC 3

  1. Cachete Fran Edreira CM La Penela 2 points
  2. Antelope-Kahaway José Luis Alonso Bay of Gijón 5 points
  3. Bosch Service Solution Ramón Ojea CM Canido 8 points

VOLVO AUTESA ORC CLASS 4

  1. Deep Blue 2.0 Vicente Cid RCN Vigo 2 points
  2. Unus Luis García Trigo MRCYB 4 points
  3. Balea Dous · Luis Mª Pérez · RCN Rodeira · 8 points

SOLVENTIS J80 CLASS

  1. Okofen · Javier de la Gándara · MRCYB · 4 points
  2. Solintal Ignacio Camino RCM Santander 7 points
  3. Matraco · Ricardo Díaz-Munio · RCN Castro Urdiales · 14 points

GET LADIES CUP*

  1. Erizana Marta Ramada BB Douro 4 points
  2. Tutatis · Pilar Casares · RCN Puerto Pollensa · 4 points
  3. Silleiro Conchi de Pedro CN Ibiza 7 points

* At the time of writing this information, the Regatta Committee was still resolving several protests presented in the Gestilar Ladies Cup class, so the results of this first day could change.

JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO AWARD

  1. Magical Julio Rodríguez RCN Vigo 6 points
  2. Yess Too Rui Ramada MRCYB 6 points
  3. Solventis · Malalo Bermúdez de Castro · MRCYB · 7 points

The Okofen of Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández, Galician cruiserweight champion A Dos in the MRW Trophy in Baiona

  • De la Gándara and Fernández won the regional title after winning with total authority in the championship held today Saturday under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club.
  • In addition to the Galician title, the event put the MRW Trophy at stake with victory for Okofen in ORC 1, Alechu Retolaza and Roy Alonso’s Tutatis in ORC 2 and José Luis Pérez and Miguel Larrán’s Maija in J80.
  • The event in Baiona also paid tribute for the sixth year to Don Rafael Olmedo, president of Monte Real for more than four decades, and marked the restart of the regatta calendar in Galicia.
The fleet arriving at Carallones – Photo © Clara Giraldo

Great day of competition in the waters of Baiona. The Monte Real Club de Yates today launched the Galician regatta calendar after the break due to the health crisis, putting the Galician A Dos Cruise Championship into play, a test that is part of the MRW Trophy and in which thirty of Equipements. The Okofen of Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández has been the winner of the event and has become the new Galician champion of the class.

As predicted by the weather reports, the day dawned very cloudy, with light rain and light winds early in the morning that increased as the day progressed, reaching an average intensity of 18 knots and with peaks of more than 25 at the height of Cíes, conditions that decreased again in the middle of the afternoon for the final leg of the regatta.

The fleet sailing towards the La Negra buoy – Photo © Clara Giraldo

Thus, after a few minutes of waiting around the scheduled time for the wind to finish picking up in the Bay of Baiona, the Regatta Committee honked the start at 11:15 a.m. for a route that would take the fleet to the mark del Camouco –previously passing Carallones, La Negra and Cíes- and turning south to take the finish line located finally in front of the Cíes Islands. In total, 28.8 miles of course for a highly disputed edition in which the fleet had to make a maximum effort from the first section and until the end of the regatta.

Okofen, Galician champion of A Dos – Photo © Clara Giraldo

The first to cross the finish line was Ignacio Sánchez and Pablo Franco’s Txole (MRCYB) at the stroke of 4:00 p.m., although on this occasion the victory was finally won by Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen and Diego Fernández with an advantage of up to fifteen minutes over the second classified and twenty over the third. With this result, de la Gándara and Fernández were proclaimed winners with full authority of the Galician Cruiser Championship A Dos ahead of ¡Ay Carmela! from Juan Martínez and Ignacio Correa (CM Liceo de Bouzas), who was second, and from Orión with Javier Pérez and Esteban Gañete (MRCYB), who closed the podium in third place.

In addition to the regional title, the event in Baiona decided the winners of the MRW Trophy in the ORC 1, ORC 2 and J80 categories. Victory in the one-design category, which was undoubtedly one of the closest of the event with just two minutes difference between the first three teams, went to José Luis Pérez and Miguel Larrán’s Maija ahead of Nano Yáñez’s Cansino and Manuel Fernández and del Picacho de Margarita Cameselle and Alberto García, second and third respectively in the general of J80. The three teams representing Monte Real.

Tutatis, winner of the MRW Trophy in ORC 2 – Photo © Clara Giraldo

In ORC 1, meanwhile, the podium remains the same as for the Galician Championship with Okofen in the lead, followed by ¡Ay Carmela! and Orión, while in ORC 2 the win went to Tutatis led by Alechu Retolaza and Roy Alonso (MRCYB) with a notable advantage of over seven minutes over Silleiro led by Bruno Gago and César Conde (MRCYB), who were seconds. Third place on this occasion went to the team from the Club Náutico de Boiro, the Piko Norte of José Manuel Castro and Lucas Piñeiro.

Maija, winner of the MRW Trophy in J80 – Photo © Clara Giraldo

After the regatta, the awards ceremony will be held on the terrace of Monte Real at 8:00 p.m. and will be attended by Manuel Villaverde, president of the RFGV; Carlos Gómez, mayor of Baiona; Marta Iglesias, delegate of the Xunta de Galicia; Gorka Gómez on behalf of the Pontevedra Provincial Council; Mauro Olmedo; José Luis Álvarez, president of the MRCYB; Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, Commodore of the MRCYB and Santos Almeida representing MRW, main sponsor of the regatta.

 

WINNER OF THE GALICIAN SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP AND TWO

Okofen · Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández (MRCYB)

MRW TROPHY PODIUM

ORC-CLASS 1

  1. Okofen · Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández (MRCYB)
  2. Ay Carmela! · Juan Martínez and Ignacio Correa (CM Liceo de Bouzas)
  3. Orion Javier Pérez and Esteban Gañete (MRCYB)

ORC-CLASS 2

  1. Tutatis Alejandro Retolaza and Roy Alonso (MRCYB)
  2. Silleiro · Bruno Gago and César Conde (MRCYB)
  3. Piko Norte · José Manuel Castro and Lucas Piñeiro (CN Boiro)

J80 CLASS

  1. Maija José Luis Pérez and Miguel Larrán (MRCYB)
  2. Cansino · Nano Yáñez and Manuel Fernández (MRCYB)
  3. Picacho Margarita Cameselle and Alberto García (MRCYB)

WINNER OF THE VI RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL

Okofen · Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández (MRCYB)