Eolo leaves the first day of the AXA J80 Autumn League without regatta

· The lack of wind forced the suspension of the first day of the one-design competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates

· The J80 fleet convened in the bay of Baiona will return to the water on October 28 in the second of the four days scheduled in the championship

· The next event will coincide with the celebration in Baiona of the European nautical tourism summit Galicia Atlantic Destination

Baiona, October 14, 2017.- Eolo was the undisputed protagonist of the first day of the AXA J80 Autumn League, which was going to be held this afternoon in Baiona but finally had to be canceled due to the lack of wind in the bay. .

The weather forecasts were fulfilled and after staying afloat for more than two hours, and given the impossibility of establishing a regatta field with the minimum conditions to compete in the competition, the regatta committee decided to send the sailboats back to port.

The participating monotypes, including a large part of the J80 fleet of the Monte Real Club de Yates, will return to the water next Saturday, October 28, for the second of the four scheduled days in the championship.

The event will coincide with the celebration in Baiona of the Galicia Atlantic Destination European nautical tourism summit , an event that will address the current and future challenges of nautical tourism, paying special attention to the situation in Galicia.

Promoted by the Xunta de Galicia through the Galician Tourism Agency, Portos de Galicia and the Monte Real Yacht Club, the The summit will be held on October 27 and 28, and it will be attended by representatives of the main nautical clubs and associations in Europe, as well as journalists from different countries.

The regattas return to Baiona thanks to the AXA J80 Autumn League

· The J80 one-design competition will put an end to the 2017 sailing season at Monte Real Club de Yates

· The league organized by the club from Baiona and sponsored by AXA Seguros will be played over four days during the months of October and November

· The first tests will be held next Saturday, October 14, starting at three in the afternoon in the Bay of Baiona

Baiona, October 12, 2017.- The regattas return to Baiona this weekend thanks to the AXA J80 Autumn League, a competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and sponsored by AXA Seguros with which the Baiona club puts the end of its season sailing of 2017.

The trophy, intended exclusively for the J80 monotypes, will be played in a league format over four days, on October 14 and 28 and November 12 and 25. Sailing as a fleet and competing in real time, the participating sailboats will compete in a maximum of three tests per day. They will be windward/leeward courses, with two beats and two sterns, which the jacks must complete in a maximum of 75 minutes, and crossing the finish line within 10 minutes of the entry of the first boat, so as not to be disqualified.

All the regattas will be held inside the bay of Baiona, animating the autumn weekends of the residents and visitors of the Galician fishing village, who will be able to enjoy the sailboat competition from the surrounding promenades, sandbanks and mountains.

Among the participants will be the three boats that managed to get on the podium in the previous edition. We will see Okofen, led and skippered by Javier de la Gándara, who won the victory last year together with Diego Fernández, Hugo Ferreiro and Jaime de la Gándara. Luis de Mira’s Namasté and Francisca Barros’s Miudo, who finished second and third in 2016, will also fight for the title. The fleet will be completed by other J80s from the Monte Real Club de Yates and several more one-designs from Coruña and Vigo.

Once the competition is over with the celebration of the last day on November 25, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host in its facilities the awards ceremony for the winners of the AXA J80 Autumn League, within the framework of a dinner at which will be attended by all the sailors and members of the regatta committee, as well as those responsible for the club and AXA Seguros, the company that sponsors the trophy.

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The third Solidarity Vertiathlon contributes more than 5,400 euros to bring the sea closer to people with disabilities

· The registrations of the 217 participants allowed more than 5,410 euros to be raised for the Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities in Monte Real

· The athletes Jacobo Crego and Aida García prevailed in the absolute categories of this solidarity competition, managing to revalidate the victory they achieved the previous year

· The third edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon held its tests this afternoon in the bay and several streets of Baiona with a large influx of athletes and the public

At the awards ceremony held at the Monte Real Club de Yates, the club announced that next year they will celebrate the fourth edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon

Baiona, September 16, 2017.- Baiona experienced this afternoon with great anticipation the celebration of the third edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon, a competition organized for charity and the main objective of raising funds for the Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club.

Several beaches and streets of the fishing village hosted the three sprint triathlon events that, from four in the afternoon and until after six, the more than 200 athletes who arrived from different parts of the country competed.

The fastest to complete the 750-meter swim, the 20-kilometre bike ride and the 5-kilometer run were the Vedra Olympic athletes, Jacobo Crego and Aida García, both achieving spectacular times.

They took one hour and one hour and thirteen minutes respectively to complete the entire course and managed to climb to the top of the overall category winners’ podium.

Aida García also achieved victory in the female veteran category, in which Andrés López, from the Vilagarcía Atenas Running Triathlon, took the top male prize.

In the junior category, the winners were María Lois, from the Arcade Infohouse Santiago; and Jorge González, sailing student at the Monte Real Yacht Club. And in cadet, Marta Rial and Marcos González, both from the Mar de Vigo Triathlon, prevailed.

In addition, prizes were awarded to the best classified registered in Baiona, who were Sandra Santodomingo and David Giraldez, from Baiona Athletics.

Once the distribution of prizes to the winners was finished, in which the Mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal, participated, among others; the provincial head of sports in Pontevedra, Daniel Benavides; and the president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez; One of the most anticipated moments of the day took place, the delivery of the check for 5,410 euros that will give a new impetus to adapted sailing in Galicia.

The director of MAPFRE, Luis Larramendi, was in charge of handing it over, to a standing ovation from the audience, to the vice president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, Alejandro Retolaza, one of the main promoters of the solidarity initiative, organized by the club itself with the collaboration of the Baiona City Council and the sponsorship of Verti Seguros. It was Retolaza himself who announced that at Monte Real they are going to get down to work to prepare the fourth edition of the Vertiathlon, which will be held in 2018 with the same objective, that of raising funds for the Adapted Sailing School of the club.

Created in 2012 under the slogan “Sailing for all”, the school’s main objective is to bring people with functional diversity closer to the sea, so that they can sail under equal conditions, in facilities without barriers and on board adapted boats. The work carried out since then has made her worthy, among other distinctions, of various recognitions both nationally and internationally.

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The most supportive triathlon returns

Baiona hosts this Saturday the third edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon that will raise funds for the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School for people with functional diversity

· More than 200 athletes have signed up to participate in a triathlon that will develop its swimming, cycling and running events in the waters of the bay and various streets of the fishing village

· The competition is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Baiona council with the collaboration of the Galician Triathlon Federation and the sponsorship of Verti Seguros

At the awards ceremony, all the participants will be raffled off with sneakers signed by Usain Bolt, a replica of the ones he wore when he left the slopes this summer

Baiona, September 14, 2017.- This Saturday, the Solidarity Vertiathlon returns to Baiona, a sports competition for social inclusion whose main objective is to raise funds for the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School, which makes it easier for people with functional diversity to approach the sea under equal conditions.

Organized jointly by the yacht club and the Baiona city council with the sponsorship of Verti Seguros and the collaboration of numerous brands and companies, the Solidarity Vertiathlon celebrates its third edition in 2017 with the participation of more than 200 athletes from different Galician points.

Next Saturday, starting at four in the afternoon, the participants will have to complete the three tests of a sprint triathlon that will be coordinated by the Galician Triathlon Federation. A swim between the beaches of A Barbeira and A Ribeira, in the urban center of Baiona, will be the first of the challenges, which will be followed by a 20-kilometre bike ride with several laps between the Baredo and Santa Marta roundabouts . The last race of the day will be a 5 kilometer race around the Parador Nacional.

At the official presentation of the Solidarity Vertiathlon, held this morning at a press conference in Baiona, the vice president of the Monte Real Club de Yates, Alejandro Retolaza, was very satisfied with the great reception that the event has once again received. “This is the third year in a row that we celebrate the Vertiathlon and we once again exceed the number of 200 people registered -he said- , 200 supportive athletes who will make it possible for many people with disabilities to continue enjoying the sea through our Adapted Sailing School”. The vice president of Monte Real also wanted to thank the support that the more than 100 volunteers registered for the organization tasks will give to the competition.

At the press conference held this morning in Baiona, the president of the Galician Triathlon Federation (FEGATRI), Óscar José Surís, also spoke, who in addition to explaining the details of the test, announced that on Saturday he will be in the Vertiathlon among the participants, trying to complete the three tests in the best possible time.

The Monte Real Adapted Sailing School, to which all the money raised will go, was the focus of the speech by the deputy delegate for tourism from the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Santos Héctor Rodríguez. He said that it is “an instrument that guarantees equal opportunities” and a “vehicle to show the most human values of sport.”

The inclusive aspect of the initiative was also the argument of the intervention of the delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo, Ignacio López Chaves, who took advantage of the occasion to praise the program “Amaromar”, another of the social inclusion actions that the regional government promotes in collaboration with Monte Real.

The presentation of the Vertiathlon was also attended by the territorial head of the Department of Social Policy, Marta Iglesias; the councilor for tourism in Baiona, Beatriz González; and the head of marketing for Begano-Coca Cola, María Troncoso.

The third Solidarity Vertiathlon will once again have the Olympian Susana Rodríguez Gacio as its godmother, and will raffle among the participants sneakers signed by Usain Bolt, a replica of the ones he wore when he said goodbye to the tracks this summer at the World Championships in Athletics held in London.

The boots of the eleven-time world champion and eight-time Olympic champion, created exclusively for his last race, will be raffled off during the award ceremony for the winners, which will begin at a quarter to seven at the Monte Real Club de Yates facilities.

Special traffic operation for Saturday

In order to guarantee the correct celebration of the third Solidarity Vertiathlon, the Baiona Local Police will cut off traffic on the 550 district road from the gas station roundabout to the Baredo roundabout, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at which time it is expected the end of the cycling test.

There will be, yes, alternative itineraries for drivers. Vehicles that want to enter or leave downtown Baiona can access via the EP-2202 (ascent to the Virgen de la Roca), by the EP-2201 (ascent to Baíña) and by the EP-2203 (Baredo); and those who want to go towards Oia or Vigo, can use the AG-57 ring road.

Two more changes that will take place during the Vertiathlon will affect the taxi rank, which will be moved to Brasil street, in front of the health center; and to the ATSA bus stop, which will be located in Puga and in the health center.

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER 32nd PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

A few days ago we said goodbye to the thirty-second edition of one of our most beloved competitions, the Prince of Asturias Trophy. We did it with great sadness, because we will have to wait another year to enjoy it again; but also with joy, because it has been a success and everything has turned out as we expected.

In this first “post-Príncipe” newsletter we are going to make a brief summary of what has happened these days, both in the Prince of Asturias Trophy and in the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards. And we also want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has made this great sailing festival possible.

It has been, without a doubt, a great edition, and we hope that all of you have enjoyed it.

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The III Solidarity Vertiathlon of Baiona looks for volunteers

· The Baiona City Council is looking for volunteers to collaborate in the organization of the third edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon that will be held on September 16

· The volunteers must be over 16 years old and will be in charge of different logistical tasks of the competition such as the attention to the athletes or the controls of the crossing points

· All the money raised with this solidarity test will go to the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club for people with functional diversity

Baiona, September 5, 2017.- The Baiona City Council is looking for volunteers to participate in the organization of the III Solidarity Vertiathlon, which will be held next Saturday, September 16, with the aim of collaborating with the Adapted School for people with functional diversity of the Monte Real Yacht Club.

The volunteers, who must be over 16 years old, will be in charge of various logistical tasks for the competition, such as attending to athletes, controlling crossing points, supplies or health care. All those people who want to collaborate can register from today at the Baiona sports pavilion, by calling 986 356 558. Your effort will be rewarded with a t-shirt and participation in the final party of the event.

The third edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon will once again be of the sprint type. Participants must swim 750 meters in the waters of the bay, pedal almost 20 kilometers through the streets of Baiona and run 5 kilometers around the Parador Nacional. Participating in this solidarity event, for which the registration period is still open, will cost 25 euros for federated athletes and 30 for non-federated athletes. The youngest athletes, from the cadet class, will be able to participate for free if they are federated and paying 6 euros if they are not.

All the money raised from registrations will go to the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School, where people with functional disabilities from different Galician associations sail throughout the year. More than 200 people participated in the last edition of the Vertiathlon and nearly 5,400 euros were raised. This year, among the participants, there will also be a draw for limited edition sneakers signed by Usain Bolt. They are a replica of those used by the eleven-time world champion in his farewell to the slopes this summer in London.

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Arrival of King Juan Carlos at Monte Real to participate in the final day of the Prince of Asturias Trophy

King Juan Carlos arrived this morning at the Monte Real Club de Yates to participate in the final day of the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy.

The emeritus monarch, who arrived accompanied by Pedro Campos, was received by the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, and the commanding director of the Naval Military School, José María Núñez Torrente.

 

 

The 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy concludes in Baiona

· King Juan Carlos presided this afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates at the awards ceremony for the winners after the last day of tests

· In the ORC competition, Pairo 8, Sum Innovation, Maracaná, Con Caalma and Jandrocho Team prevailed, and Blue Moon won in classics

· The Okofen and the Hello! placed on top of the Solventis J80 class podium and HELLO! Ladies Cup, and the Capriche won gold in the 6m classic class

The AXA Seguros boat manned by students from the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities received a special mention

Baiona, September 3, 2017.- This afternoon the thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Escuela Naval Militar, and held over the last three days, concluded in Baiona.

With more than 80 boats in the running, the competition, one of the most prestigious on the Spanish nautical scene, managed to put on a show in the Rías Baixas despite the lack of wind that was the protagonist of the last two days and forced the suspension of some of the planned tests.

In the competition of the big boats, in which the very tight classification of the previous day announced a very exciting dispute, not even a test could be held. The wind appeared and disappeared, rolled continuously and could not stabilize at any time. Shortly before the deadline set for the end of the starts, the regatta committee decided to raise annulment, so the provisional podiums became definitive.

In the Óptica Studio ORC 1 class , the crew of the Pairo 8 , from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, led by the Olympian Jordi Xammar, was the winner of the trophy. He took the win beating José Carlos Prista ‘s Xekmatt, from the Lisbon Naval Association; and the April of Jorge and Luis Pérez Canal, of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, who were second and third respectively.

In the Aceites Abril ORC 2 class , the Prince’s grand prize went to Sanxenxo at the hands of Willy Alonso, who placed the Sum Innovation at the top of the classification. Delmar Conde’s Porto de Aveiro , from the Boca de Barra Yacht Club; and the Atlantic MBA of Rui Ramada, from Monte Real, completed the podium.

The Vigo and Baiona clubs took home the prizes for the Gadis ORC 3 class . For the nautical man from Vigo, the first went, in which Luis Suárez’s Maracaná engraved his name; and in Monte Real the second and third were left, by Luis Manuel García’s Unus and Jean Claude Sarrade’s Fend la Bise .

Luckier than ORC’s 1, 2 and 3 was the fleet of the Volvo Autesa ORC 4 and Martin Miller ORC Open classes, because although they took a long time to start, they were able to take advantage of a breeze to compete in a 7-mile coastal course on this last day.

Francisco Javier Rey’s Con Caalma , from the Monte Real Yacht Club; and Ay Carmela of Juan Martínez Pazó, from the Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas, won the Volvo Autesa ORC 4 class.

In the Martin Miller ORC Open class , the Jandrocho Team led by Roberto Reboredo, from San Adrián de Cobres, beat Bombastic led by César Fernández Casqueiro, from Monte Real; and the Villain of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, skippered by Luis Bodelón.

The podium of the Storax Clásicos class was made up as follows: Luis Molina’s Blue Moon (RCN Coruña) was the winner, and Carlos Romero’s Pingüino Uno (CM Canido) and José Manuel Cores’s Belisa (AGABACE) were second and third.

In the 6 meters dispute, the results were defined by the test held on Saturday, because although the fleet went out into the water and was able to start a task, the lack of wind forced the regatta to be suspended after the first stern.

In the competition of 6 meters classic the victory was taken by Capriche by Íñigo Echenique, from the Canido Maritime Club; and in the 6 meters he won the Maybe by Luis Martín Cabiedes, from the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, who also won the trophy of the 6m pool combined classification . El Bribón Movistar del Rey Juan Carlos, in which he sailed accompanied by Pedro Campos, came second.

In the Solventis J80 class , Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen , from Monte Real, started as the favorite and did not disappoint. He was the winner of this thirty-second edition of the Príncipe and also took home the Mary Woodward Special Award for the best J80 boat of the season. Among the rest of the fleet there were two other outstanding ships, the Marina Coruña – Coast by Pablo Martínez (RCN Coruña) and the Miudo de Francisca Barros (MRCYB), who in addition to acting as strong rivals of De la Gándara on the water, won the second and third prizes of the trophy.

King Juan Carlos was in charge of presenting the award to the winning crew of the HELLO! Ladies Cup, the exclusively female competition held within the framework of the Prince of Asturias Trophy and which brings together 36 of the best patron saints in Spain. The boat Hello! , from the BB Douro club, skippered by Marta Ramada climbed to the top of the podium, leaving the second position for the Monte Real Hello Fashion Monthly , skippered by Rosalía Martínez and with a crew of students from the organizing club’s Sailing School .

In the distribution of prizes, which was chaired by the King Emeritus, an honorable mention was also given to the ship AXA Seguros , crewed by students from the Juan María de Nigrán Center for people with intellectual disabilities. They are a group of boys who attend, throughout the year, the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School and who participated, for the third consecutive year, in the Prince of Asturias Trophy. The initiative has the support of the Ministry of Social Policy.

In addition, the Conde de Barcelona Don Juan de Borbón Prize was awarded to the best boat with a Portuguese crew , which was won by the Porto de Aveiro of the Club Náutico Boca de Barra, skippered by Delmar Conde.

FINAL CLASSIFICATION

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

OPTICAL CLASS STUDIO ORC 1

  1. PAIRO 8 JORDI XAMMAR RCN VIGO
  2. XEKMATT · JOSE CARLOS PRISTA · A.NAVAL LISBOA
  3. APRIL JORGE AND LUIS PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO

CLASS OILS APRIL ORC 2

  1. SUM INNOVATION WILLY ALONSO RCN SANXENXO
  2. PORTO DE AVEIRO · DELMAR CONDE · BOCA DE BARRA CN
  3. ATLANTIC MBA RUI RAMADA MRCYB

GADIS ORC 3 CLASS

  1. MARACANA I · LUIS SUAREZ · RCN VIGO
  2. UNUS LUIS MANUEL GARCIA MRCYB
  3. FEND LA BISE · JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE · MRCYB

VOLVO AUTESA ORC CLASS 4

  1. WITH CAALMA · FCO JAVIER REY · MRCYB
  2. AY CARMELA · JUAN MARTINEZ PAZÓ · LM BOUZAS

MARTIN MILLER ORC OPEN CLASS

  1. JANDROCHO TEAM ROBERTO REBOREDO SAN ADRIAN DE COBRE
  2. BOMBASTIC · CÉSAR FERNANDEZ CASQUEIRO · MRCYB
  3. VILLAIN LUIS BODELON RCN CORUÑA

CLASS STORAX CLASSICS

  1. BLUE MOON LUIS MOLINA RCN CORUÑA
  2. PENGUIN ONE CARLOS ROMERO CM CANIDO
  3. BELISA · JOSÉ MANUEL CORES · AGABACE

CLASS 6M

  1. MAYBE · LUIS MARTÍN CABIEDES · RCN SANXENXO
  2. MOVISTAR MOVISTAR SMD JUAN CARLOS RCN SANXENXO

6M CLASSIC CLASS

  1. CAPRICE IÑIGO ECHENIQUE CM CANIDO
  2. ALIBABA II · MIGUEL LAGO · ROYAL THAMES YACHT CLUB
  3. AIDA FRANCISCO BOTAS RCN CORUÑA

CLASS 6M COMBINED

  1. MAYBE · LUIS MARTÍN CABIEDES · RCN SANXENXO

SOLVENTIS J80 CLASS

  1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
  2. MIUDO FRANCISCA BARROS MRCYB
  3. MARINA CORUÑA – COAST PABLO MARTÍNEZ RCN CORUÑA

HELLO! LADIES CUP

  1. HELLO! · MARTA RAMADA · BB DOURO
  2. HELLO FASHION MONTHLY · ROSALÍA MARTINEZ · MRCYB

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King Juan Carlos arrives at the Monte Real Yacht Club to participate in the Prince of Asturias Trophy

Baiona, September 2, 2017.- His Majesty King Juan Carlos arrived in Baiona this morning to participate as a sailor in the thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, which is being held until Sunday in the Rías Baixas under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Military Naval School . The emeritus monarch arrived at the Baiona club after eleven o’clock in the morning accompanied by his friend and racing partner, Pedro Campo, and was received by the president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez, and the commander-in-chief of the Military Naval School, José Maria Nunez Torrente.

After holding a preparatory meeting with his team, Don Juan Carlos, he will go out on the water to compete in the first tests of the trophy starting at one. He will sail aboard the Bribón Movistar, an international 6-meter class sailboat, in its modern division, assembled by businessman José Álvarez, built in Galicia and launched in Sanxenxo last May. In addition to Pedro Campos, the crew is completed by Alberto Viejo, Alejandro Abascal and Roi Álvarez.

FOLLOW THE TERRAS GAUDA NATIONAL SAILING AWARDS GALA LIVE

Galician Television will broadcast this afternoon live, through its website, the delivery of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards, which are delivered at the Monte Real Yacht Club at 8:00 p.m.

It can be followed, starting at 7:55 p.m., through the following link :

http://www.crtvg.es/deportes/directo/gala-dos-premios-nacionais-de-vela-desde-baiona

The Maserati boat, the ABC de la Náutica supplement, Fernando Echávarri and Tara Pacheco, the Spanish Impulse, Xabi Fernández and the Naval Military School of Marín will be distinguished this year as the best of the season and will receive awards that continue to have as a trophy a reproduction of the Monte Real signal mast, which bears the name of its former president, Don Rafael Olmedo.

The 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy receives King Juan Carlos on the second day of competition

· The crew of the Bribón Movistar led by the emeritus monarch in the 6m class placed second in the 6m combined general

The very scarce and shifting wind made it difficult for sailboats to navigate both inside the Bay of Baiona and at the anchorage of the Cíes Islands.

· The changes produced in the classifications and the approach of positions in the general augur an exciting final day tomorrow, Sunday

· The 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy includes tonight the celebration in Baiona of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards gala

Baiona, September 2, 2017.- The thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Naval Military School of Marín, welcomed King Juan Carlos this Saturday, who traveled to Baiona to participate in the competition aboard the Bribón Movistar.

The emeritus monarch arrived at the Galician fishing village after eleven o’clock in the morning and, after being received by the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, and the commanding director of the Marín Military Naval School, José María Núñez Torrente; and hold a preparatory meeting with his team, he went out on the water to compete among the 6-meter fleet.

The regatta committee planned for them to hold two tests which, despite the light wind of just 6 knots, could be completed without too many problems. The sailboats sailed inside the bay and the public of the nearby promenades and sandbanks could enjoy the competition of these boats of great beauty. Iñigo Echenique’s Capriche won the 6m classics, beating Miguel Lago’s Alibabá II and Francisco Botas’s Aida, second and third respectively. In the 6m dispute, Luis Martín Cabiedes’ Maybe won, and Don Juan Carlos’s Bribón Movistar came second. These last two boats lead the combined general classification of 6m classic and modern.

In the Óptica Studio ORC 1 class, the Pairo 8 of the nautical company from Vigo, led by the Olympian Jordi Xammar, was today at the head of the general classification, which is extremely close, with three boats in the positions of honor tied at 5 points. Behind the Pairo are the Xekmatt of Jose Carlos Prista and the April of the brothers Jorge and Luis Pérez Canal.

In the Aceites Abril ORC 2 class, Willy Alonso’s Sum Innovation continues to lead ahead of Delmar Conde’s Porto de Aveiro and Rui Ramada’s Atlantic MBA.

The Maracaná I of Luis Suarez, of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, won today and continues to be the leader in the Gadis ORC 3 class. Second and third place in this classification go to Unus by Luis Manuel García and Fend la Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade.

In the Volvo Autesa ORC 4 class, the provisional podium is made up of three boats from Monte Real, Con Caalma, owned by Francisco Javier Rey; the Margem do Azul III by Andres Gomez and the Abal Abogados Lagar Pintos by Mariano Dios.

Roberto Reboredo’s Jandrocho Team, César Fernández Casqueiro’s Bombastic and Luis Bodelón’s Villano lead the standings for the Martin Miller ORC Open. And in the Storax Clásicos, the provisional gold, silver and bronze go to Blue Moon from Coruña, Pingüino Uno from Canido and Belisa from Agabace.

In the Solventis J80 class, which could only contest one test today and with many difficulties, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, from Monte Real Club de Yates, continues to lead. The Marina Coruña – Costa, owned by Pablo Martinez, placed the yacht from Coruña in second provisional position, and very close to him, separated by just two points, the Miudo del Monte Real, skippered by the Portuguese Francisca Barros, closes the provisional podium.

Portuguese accent also at the top of the ranking of the HELLO! Ladies Cup, led by Marta Ramada aboard the HELLO!. With 4 points, she is separated from the second and third classified, the girls from Hello Fashion Monthly from Monte Real and Hola.com from San Carles de la Rápita, who have 8 and 11 respectively.

Tomorrow, Sunday: third and last day and award ceremony for the winners

The 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy ends tomorrow, Sunday, with the third and last day of tests, in which the entire fleet will once again be in contention, with an identical program to today’s day. There will be poles for the largest boats in the Cíes anchorage and for the monotypes in the interior of the bay, where the 6 meters will also compete. The rest of the boats will take part in coastal routes through different points of the Rías Baixas.

If the weather permits, the race committee will give the start for everyone at twelve noon, with the aim that the tests can be completely finished around five. At six o’clock, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, which will be presided over by King Juan Carlos and will be attended by numerous authorities.

In addition to the competition prizes, the Conde de Barcelona Trophy will be awarded to the best Portuguese ship, the Mary Woodward special prize to the best ship in the Solventis J80 class, the prize for the 5th Atlantic Cruise Circuit, and the President of the Xunta Trophy, of which the Prince of Asturias Trophy is the second and penultimate test.

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GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER THE SECOND DAY OF RACES

Saturday, September 2, 2017

OPTICAL CLASS STUDIO ORC 1

  1. PAIRO 8 JORDI XAMMAR RCN VIGO
  2. XEKMATT · JOSE CARLOS PRISTA · A.NAVAL LISBOA
  3. APRIL JORGE AND LUIS PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO

CLASS OILS APRIL ORC 2

  1. SUM INNOVATION WILLY ALONSO RCN SANXENXO
  2. PORTO DE AVEIRO · DELMAR CONDE · BOCA DE BARRA CN
  3. ATLANTIC MBA RUI RAMADA MRCYB

GADIS ORC 3 CLASS

  1. MARACANA I · LUIS SUAREZ · RCN VIGO
  2. UNUS · LUIS MANUEL GARCIA · RCN VIGO
  3. FEND LA BISE · JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE · MRCYB

VOLVO AUTESA ORC CLASS 4

  1. WITH CAALMA · FCO JAVIER REY · MRCYB
  2. MARGEM DO AZUL III ANDRES GÓMEZ MRCYB
  3. ABAL LAWYERS LAGAR PINTOS · MARIANO DIOS · MRCYB

MARTIN MILLER ORC OPEN CLASS

  1. JANDROCHO TEAM ROBERTO REBOREDO SAN ADRIAN DE COBRE
  2. BOMBASTIC · CÉSAR FERNANDEZ CASQUEIRO · MRCYB
  3. VILLAIN LUIS BODELON RCN CORUÑA

CLASS STORAX CLASSICS

  1. BLUE MOON LUIS MOLINA RCN CORUÑA
  2. PENGUIN ONE CARLOS ROMERO CM CANIDO
  3. BELISA · JOSÉ MANUEL CORES · AGABACE

CLASS 6M

  1. MAYBE LUIS MARTIN CABIEDES
  2. MOVISTAR MOVISTAR SMD JUAN CARLOS RCN SANXENXO

6M CLASSIC CLASS

  1. CAPRICHE · IÑIGO ECHENIQUE · CM CANIDO
  2. ALIBABA II · MIGUEL LAGO · ROYAL THAMES YACHT CLUB
  3. AIDA FRANCISCO BOTAS RCN CORUÑA

CLASS 6M COMBINED

  1. MAYBE · LUIS MARTÍN CABIEDES · RCN SANXENXO
  2. MOVISTAR MOVISTAR SMD JUAN CARLOS RCN SANXENXO
  3. CAPRICHE · IÑIGO ECHENIQUE · CM CANIDO

SOLVENTIS J80 CLASS

  1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
  2. MARINA CORUÑA – COAST PABLO MARTÍNEZ RCN CORUÑA
  3. MIUDO FRANCISCA BARROS MRCYB

HELLO! LADIES CUP

  1. HELLO! · MARTA RAMADA · BB DOURO
  2. HELLO FASHION MONTHLY · ROSALÍA MARTINEZ · MRCYB
  3. HOLA.COM · MAGDALENA CZERNIK · SAN CARLES DE LA RAPITA

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Baiona rewards the best in sailing at the Terras Gauda National Awards

· The Monte Real Yacht Club hosted tonight the presentation of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards, which it has been organizing for 25 years

· The Maserati ship, the ABC supplement of the Náutica, Fernando Echávarri and Tara Pacheco, the Spanish Impulse, Xabi Fernández and the Military Naval School of Marín received the prestigious awards this year

· The award ceremony was held within the framework of the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy in which King Juan Carlos competes in the 6 meter class

Baiona, September 2, 2017.- The most outstanding of the nautical world in Spain met once again in Baiona at the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards, awards created 25 years ago with the aim of recognizing the work of different people and institutions, as well as its human and sporting values.

The historic Monte Real Yacht Club hosted tonight, as part of the celebration of its 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy, the award ceremony for the Maserati boat, the ABC de la Náutica supplement, Fernándo Echávarri and Tara Pacheco , the Spanish Impulse, Xabi Fernández and the Naval Military School of Marín.

Fernando León, skipper of the Maserati, was in charge of collecting, from the hands of the sports delegate of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Consuelo Besada, the award given to the Puerto Portals boat, armed by Álvaro Irala, as the best ORC boat.

The Mariano Aguado Communication Award was won this year by the monthly supplement ABC de la Náutica , for the dissemination it has been carrying out, for more than a decade, of the main news related to sailing produced in Spain. The award was collected by its director, Pedro Sardina.

Fernándo Echávarri from Galicia and Tara Pacheco from the Canary Islands, winner of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the Best Olympic Team, could not be present in Baiona tonight due to their sporting commitments, and the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal, presented his award to Paco Pepe , first coach of the Galician athlete, who thanked the award on his behalf.

The Spanish Impulse by Iberostar was recognized as the best regatta team of the year for its performance representing Spain in the Youth America’s Cup, the youth version of the Copa América de Vela. From the “roosters” team, the Olympian Jordi Xammar and the Galician Luis Bugallo were present at the gala, who went up to collect the award accompanied by part of their sports team. The secretary for sports of the Xunta de Galicia, Marta Míguez, was in charge of handing it over.

The next prize of the night was collected by the MAPFRE skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race, Xabi Fernández from Gipuzkoa, winner of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best sailor of the year. The president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, congratulated him on having received an award that rewards, in a special way, his participation, as the only Spanish representative, in the latest edition of the America’s Cup.

And the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the institution of the year went in this edition to the Military Naval School of Marin, for the work it has carried out, for three centuries, in the scientific, humanistic, military and seafaring training of the officers of the Spanish Navy. The jury that awards the awards has also wanted to recognize with this award the fact that the School has become, throughout its history, one of the main generators of scientific knowledge in Spain, in matters as closely related to the nautical world as cartography, meteorology, geodesy, engineering, hydrography, oceanography or astronomy, among others. The Commander-in-Chief of the Naval Military School of Marín, José María Núñez Torrente, received the award from the president of Bodegas Terras Gauda, José María Fonseca Moretón, in the year that marks the 300th anniversary of his birth.

The National Sailing Awards gala ended with a great party at the Monte Real Club de Yates facilities, in which all the winners, authorities, and participants in the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy were able to enjoy a great night in Baiona, which included dinner, music and fireworks.

The wind joins the sailboats on the first day of the Prince of Asturias Trophy

· The good weather of the Rías Baixas favored the sailing of the boats in the race that haggled with the sun and good wind giving a great show

· In the Optica Studio ORC 1 class the winner was the Mirfak of the Navy, in Aceites Abril ORC 2 the Sum Innovation of Sanxenxo prevailed and in the Gadis ORC 3 class the Maracana I of Vigo was the leader

· The fleet of the Solventis J80 class competed for three batons in the Bay of Baiona, which left a provisional podium led by Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen

· The sailors from the ¡HOLA! Ladies Cup taking the victory of the first day the team HELLO! led by Marta Ramada

· The 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy continues tomorrow Saturday with the second day of tests and the delivery of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards

Baiona, September 1, 2017.- The good weather of the Rías Baixas favored this Friday the sailing of the boats in contention on the first day of the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy, which is being held until Sunday in Baiona with the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Military Naval School as hosts .

With a northerly component wind that blew throughout the day with very good intensity, the crews were able to enjoy the maneuvers and this was noticeable on the water. An exciting coastal for the big boats and some hotly contested poles for the monotypes made lovers of good sailing enjoy themselves.

The exits of the classes in liza took place on time at the scheduled times. The ORCs left consecutively starting at three in the afternoon, and half an hour later the first honk of the monotypes was heard. While the former completed a roundtrip coastal route between the Bay of Baiona and Subrido, in the area of Cabo Home; the latter stayed inside the bay, competing in two windward/leeward tests.

In the Óptica Studio ORC 1 class, the first boat to complete the slightly more than 17-mile course was the Solventis. He finished the stage in two hours and eleven minutes but the time compensation made him fall to sixth position. In first place in the classification was placed the Mirfak of the Naval Regatta Commission of the Navy, skippered by Diego López; who left the second and third position of the provisional podium to April of the Pérez Canal brothers, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo; and the Xekmatt, of the Lisbon Naval Association, with José Carlos Prista at the controls.

In the Aceites Abril ORC 2 class, victory went to Sum Innovation from Sanxenxo, skippered by Guillermo Alonso. They are followed in the classification by the Cachete of the Club Náutico de Sada, led by Fran Edreira; and the Atlantic MBA of Rui Ramada, from the Monte Real Club de Yates.

The Maracaná I of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, with Luis Suárez leading the crew, was the winner in the Gadis ORC 3 class. The Fend la Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade, from the Monte Real Club de Yates; and the Unus of Luis Manuel García, of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, hold the provisional silver and bronze.

In the Solventis J80 class, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, from Monte Real, who started as favourite, came first in the standings, followed by Marina Coruña skippered by Pablo Martínez. The Miudo of the Portuguese Francisca Barros is third.

And in the HELLO! Ladies Cup, the victory of the day went to the Portuguese crew of the BBDouro, who sailed on the boat HELLO! under the guidance of Marta Ramada. The HELLO! Cristina García, from the Alicante Costa Blanca Nautical Club, came second and the third position went to the Hello Fashion Monthly from the Monte Real Yacht Club, skippered by Rosalía Martínez.

Tomorrow Saturday: second day and Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards

After the first day held this afternoon in Baiona, the thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy continues tomorrow, Saturday, with the entire fleet already in the water. The great boats and one designs that competed today will be joined by sailboats from the Volvo Autesa ORC 4, Storax Classics and Martin Miller ORC Open classes. In this last category, the inclusive boat of the AXA Foundation will sail, crewed by students from the Juan María de Nigrán Center for people with intellectual disabilities who attend the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School throughout the year.

The sailboats of the 6-meter class, the category in which the King Don Juan Carlos competes, will also haggle tomorrow Saturday. The emeritus monarch plans to arrive in Baiona at eleven in the morning to hold a preparatory meeting with his crew before going out on the water. Upon his arrival at the Monte Real Yacht Club, Don Juan Carlos will be received by the president of the Baiona club, José Luis Álvarez, and the commanding director of the Naval Military School, José María Núñez Torrente.

In addition to the planned activity on the water, with regattas from noon to afternoon at various points in the Rías Baixas, the Prince of Asturias Trophy also hosts tomorrow the presentation of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards. The gala will begin at eight in the evening and at the end, there will be a party that will include dinner, music and fireworks.

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32nd PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

CLASSIFICATION AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF RACES

Friday, September 1, 2017

OPTICAL CLASS STUDIO ORC 1

  1. MIRFAK DIEGO LOPEZ CNR ARMED
  2. APRIL JORGE AND LUIS PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO
  3. XEKMATT JOSE CARLOS PRISTA LISBOA NAVAL AREA

CLASS OILS APRIL ORC 2

  1. SUM INNOVATION WILLY ALONSO RCN SANXENXO
  2. CACHETE · FRAN EDREIRA · CN SADA
  3. ATLANTIC MBA RUI RAMADA MRCYB

GADIS ORC 3 CLASS

  1. MARACANA I · LUIS SUAREZ · RCN VIGO
  2. FEND LA BISE · JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE · MRCYB
  3. UNUS · LUIS MANUEL GARCIA · RCN VIGO

SOLVENTIS J80 CLASS

  1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
  2. MARINA CORUÑA · PABLO MARTÍNEZ · RCN CORUÑA
  3. MIUDO FRANCISCA BARROS MRCYB

HELLO! LADIES CUP

  1. HELLO! · MARTA RAMADA · BB DOURO
  2. HELLO! · CRISTINA GARCIA · CN ALICANTE COSTA BLANCA
  3. HELLO FASHION MONTHLY · ROSALÍA MARTINEZ · MRCYB

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The regatta HELLO! Ladies Cup opens this Friday the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy

· The women’s competition in which some of the best sailors on the peninsula participate will be held starting tomorrow, Friday, in the bay of Baiona

They will share the regatta field with the Solventis J80 class one-designs for which the regatta committee has several batons prepared

· On the first day of competition we will also see on the water the sailboats of the Óptica Studio ORC 1, Aceites Abril ORC 2 and Gadis ORC 3 classes.

· The thirty-second edition of the trophy organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Escuela Naval Militar de Marín will have more than 80 boats in contention

Baiona, August 31, 2017.- This Friday begins in the Rías Baixas the thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy which, under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Military Naval School of Marín, will bring together more than 80 boats in contention during the three days that the event lasts .

Among the first crews to hit the water are the sailors from the ¡HOLA! Ladies Cup, an exclusively female competition in which some of the best patron saints of the peninsula will compete for the podium.

Under equal conditions, with 6 identical boats and the same number of people on board, they will fight for victory in a regatta field located inside the bay of Baiona, in which the regatta committee designed several windward courses for them leeward.

Aboard the HELLO! The girls from the Alicante Costa Blanca Yacht Club will sail, skippered by Cristina García. At HOLA MADE IN USA, one of the teams from the Madrilenian Sailing Federation, led by the several-time Ladies Cup champion, Amparo Mollá, will come out to haggle. Also competing from Madrid, aboard HOLA FASHION, will be the team led by Teresa Martínez; and Marta Ramada’s girls have already arrived in Baiona from Portugal, who will try to win aboard the ¡HELLO!.

Through the Club Náutico de Sant Carles de la Rápita, and under the name of HOLA.COM, the crew headed by Magdalena Czernik will sail; and the Monte Real Club de Yates, organizer of the trophy, will also be represented in this competition, with a crew led by Rosalía Martínez and made up of the club’s deputy commodore, Genoveva Pereiro, and a group of students from the Sailing School. They will sail aboard the HELLO FASHION MONTHLY.

The tests of the HELLO! The Ladies Cup will start tomorrow, Friday, at 3:30 in the afternoon inside the Bay of Baiona, where the Solventis J80 class boats will also compete. Among the fleet of these one-designs we will see one of the favorites to win the trophy, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, who will in all probability give a lot of trouble to Pablo Martínez’s Marina Coruña. El Cansino by Fernando Yáñez, Luna Nueva by Juan Luis Tuero, Marías Casas do Telhado by José Valentín Cunha, Namasté by Luis de Mira or Virazón with Martín Wizner at the cane will be other jacks that will fight to win the winner cup.

On the opening day of this Prince of Asturias Trophy, the largest boats will also sail, from the Óptica Studio ORC 1, Aceites Abril ORC 2 and Gadis ORC 3 classes. For them there will be no poles but a coastal one, which will start from the Bay of Baiona and enter the Vigo estuary.

The Aceites Abril of the Pérez Canal brothers, the Pairo 8 skippered by the Olympian Jordi Xammar, the Xekmatt of the Portuguese José Carlos Prista or the Salseiro of Manuel Blanco are some of the boats that will compete in the Óptica Studio ORC 1 class, together with the Solventis, the Arroutado or the Siradella, among others.

In the Aceites Abril ORC 2 class, Pedro Campos’ SUM Innovation, recent winner of the SAR Infanta Elena regatta, is one of the loudest names to get on the podium. The Bosch Service Solution of Ramón Ojea, the Starfighter of Julio Rodríguez or the Porto Caro II of Carlos Morgado, other of the boats that will compete in the same class, will try to prevent it.

In the Gadis ORC class we will see, among others, the Fend la Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade, the Camping Ría de Arosa by José Manuel Pombar, the Bunda by the Solorzano brothers or the villain by Luis Bodelón.

In addition to the tests in the water, the first day of the Prince of Asturias Trophy will include the live broadcast, from the club, of a special radio program on Onda Cero, starting at noon.

Inclusive sailing in the Prince of Asturias Trophy by AXA Seguros

· A boat manned by students from the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club will participate in the competition under equal conditions

· The objective of this initiative is to continue with the work that the Baionese club carries out throughout the year to promote social inclusion

· The adapted boat is sponsored by AXA Seguros and has the collaboration of the Ministry of Social Policy of the Xunta de Galicia

Baiona, August 30, 2017.- A boat manned by students from the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club will once again participate in the Prince of Asturias Trophy, which is held in the Rías Baixas on September 1, 2 and 3.

This is the third consecutive year that Monte Real promotes an initiative whose main objective is to continue with the inclusion work that the club carries out throughout the year through its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities.

On this occasion, the boat will be crewed by students from the Juan María de Nigrán Center for people with intellectual disabilities, will race in the Martin Miller ORC Open class and will be sponsored by AXA Seguros.

“Disability is one of the pillars of AXA’s diversity policy, which is why being part of a trophy of this level with a 100% inclusive boat is a source of pride and satisfaction for us,” says Josep Alfonso, director of the AXA Foundation.

The adapted boat AXA Seguros will compete in the second and third days of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September. In addition to haggling in the competition, its crew members will participate in the rest of the events organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates, which include numerous activities such as breakfasts, award ceremonies, parties or live radio programs, among many others.

Baiona prepares for the Prince of Asturias Trophy, the great sailing event in Galicia

· The Galician fishing village will host over the weekend more than half a thousand sailors who will compete in the thirty-second edition of the trophy

Among the participants of the regatta organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Military Naval School of Marín, King Juan Carlos will be one more year

· The competition HELLO! Ladies Cup will bring together 36 of the best patrons and the AXA Seguros boat will be crewed by people with some type of disability

In addition to the sporting events, the Prince of Asturias Trophy will include several events on land such as the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards gala

Baiona, August 29, 2017.- The fishing village of Baiona is preparing for yet another year to host the Prince of Asturias Trophy next weekend. The great event with sailing in Galicia, which the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Military Naval School have organized continuously since 1986, celebrates its thirty-second edition this year with a program full of events, both sporting and recreational.

The competition, which was presented this morning at a press conference, will begin on Friday, September 1 at three in the afternoon with the first sports tests for the largest boats and one-designs. The Óptica Studio ORC 1, Aceites Abril ORC 2 and Gadis ORC 3 classes must complete a coastal route, while the one designs of the Solventis J80 class and the Figaros of the ¡HOLA! Ladies Cup will fight for the first victories on windward/leeward tracks.

After that initial day, Saturday September 2 will be when the entire fleet goes out on the water. For the ORCs, Solventis J80s and Figaros, the committee has prepared several poles, which will all start at the same time, twelve noon, although in different regatta fields. While some, the largest, will compete for victory at the Cíes Islands anchorage, the others will do so inside the bay. The Volvo Autesa ORC 4, Martin Miller ORC Open and Storax Classic classes will open the competition with a coastal course starting at half past twelve; and at one you will be able to see the start, from the bay of Baiona, of the ABANCA 6m class, in which this year King Juan Carlos repeats as sailor.

Once the tests in the water on Saturday are finished, the Prince of Asturias Trophy moves to the mainland, to celebrate, at eight o’clock in the afternoon at the Monte Real Yacht Club facilities, the award ceremony for the National Awards for Vela Terras Gauda, some awards that, for 25 years, recognize the best in the nautical world. After the gala, a seafood dinner and a great party with fireworks will be the end of the day.

The regatta flags will be hoisted again on Sunday from noon, both at the Cíes Islands anchorage and in the bay of Baiona, for the third and final stage of the competition, in which the test schedule for the second day.

The awards ceremony will be held that same afternoon, at six, in the village of Monte Real. In addition to the competition prizes, the Conde de Barcelona Trophy will be awarded to the best Portuguese boat, the Mary Woodward special prize to the best Solventis J80 class boat, and the President of the Xunta Trophy is about to be decided, of which the The Prince of Asturias Trophy is the second and penultimate test.

At the official presentation of the competition, this morning at a press conference, the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, took the opportunity to congratulate the Naval Military School of Marín, co-organizer of the trophy, for its 300 years of history, a congratulations that thanked the commander director of the School, José María Núñez Torrente.

Also present at the press conference were the president of Bodegas Terras Gauda, José María Fonseca Moretón; the territorial director of ABANCA in Vigo, Jorge Martínez; the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal; and the Deputy Delegate for Tourism of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Santos Héctor Rodríguez.

King Juan Carlos repeats in the ABANCA 6m class

King Juan Carlos will be one of the sailors participating in the thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy. It will do so aboard the Bribón Movistar , an international 6m class sailboat, in its modern division, built in Galicia following the design of the naval architects Juan Kouyoumdjian and Javier Cela. The boat, assembled by businessman José Álvarez and launched in Sanxenxo last May, will be the one with which the emeritus monarch will take part in the next 6m class world championship to be held at the end of September in Vancouver (Canada). In Baiona, Don Juan Carlos will sail accompanied by his friend Pedro Campos with the ABANCA 6m class fleet, on Saturday the 2nd starting at one in the afternoon and on Sunday the 3rd starting at noon.

Women’s sailing in the competition HELLO! Ladies Cup

In addition to all the women who will participate in the competition as part of the different crews, the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy will once again have a specific women’s sailing section: HELLO! Ladies Cup. Some of the best athletes from Spain and Portugal will compete in this regatta under equal conditions, with teams made up of 6 crew members in 6 identical boats, the Benetau First Fígaro del Monte Real. On the water, two teams from the Madrid Sailing Federation, led by Amparo Mollá and Teresa Martínez; one from Sant Carles de la Rápita, with Conchi de Pedro at the head; another from the Alicante Costa Brava Yacht Club, skippered by Cristina Ventura; and one from Portugal, from the BBDouro – We Do Sailing club, which repeats with Marta Ramada at the helm. A crew made up of students from its Sailing School, headed by Rosalía Martínez, will participate on behalf of the Monte Real Yacht Club.

AXA Seguros, the most inclusive ship

With the aim of continuing the work of inclusion that it carries out throughout the year through its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities, the Monte Real Club de Yates will once again take to the water in the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, for the third consecutive year, a ship with an integrating flag. On board the AXA Seguros boat, and accompanied by specialized trainers and monitors, a crew made up of students from the Juan María de Nigrán Center for people with intellectual disabilities will navigate. It is an initiative that has the support of the Ministry of Social Policy of the Xunta de Galicia.

The Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards

The most outstanding of the nautical world in Spain will meet again one more year in Baiona at the gala of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards, which will be held next Saturday, September 2 within the framework of the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy. The Maserati boat, the ABC de la Náutica supplement, Fernando Echávarri and Tara Pacheco, the Spanish Impulse, Xabi Fernández and the Naval Military School of Marín will be distinguished this year as the best of the season and will receive awards that continue to have as a trophy a reproduction of the Monte Real signal mast, which bears the name of its former president, Don Rafael Olmedo.

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Usain Bolt’s most supportive shoes

· A pair of shoes signed by the legendary athlete will help raise funds in the Solidarity Vertiathlon that will be held on September 16 in Baiona

The limited edition boots are a replica of those worn by the eleven-time world champion and eight-time Olympian in his farewell to the slopes this summer in London

· The shoes will be raffled among the participants of the triathlon organized to raise funds for the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities

Baiona, August 27, 2017.- The Solidarity Vertiathlon organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club to raise funds for its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities will have a very special claim in the 2017 edition, sneakers signed by Usain Bolt, a replica of the ones he used in his farewell to the tracks this summer at the World Championships in Athletics held in London.

The boots of the eleven-time world champion and eight Olympic champion will be raffled among all the participants of the triathlon that will be held on September 16 in Baiona. A test in which they must swim 750 meters in the waters of the bay, pedal almost 20 kilometers through the streets of the fishing village and run 5 kilometers around the historic National Parador.

The Bolt Legacy Spikes , as these limited edition shoes are called, were created exclusively for the athlete’s last race and their design summarizes much of the trajectory of ” the lightning bolt “. The right boot is purple and green, the colors of the school where Bolt started running; and it has engraved the word “Forever” and the Alpha symbol, representing the beginning of his career. The left boot, in gold, has the word “Fastest” engraved and the Omega symbol, representing the end. The tongue bears Usain’s signature and is embossed with his classic pose, as well as the flag of Jamaica, where he hails from.

The third edition of the Baiona Solidarity Vertiathlon will be held on September 16 and the registration period is now open. The amount that is collected with the inscriptions will go entirely to the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School, whose main objective is to bring people with any type of disability closer to the sea, so that they can sail under equal conditions, in facilities without barriers. and on board adapted boats.

More than 200 people from different parts of Galicia participated in the last edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon, which allowed them to raise, with their registration fees, nearly five thousand four hundred euros. The winners were Jacobo Crego, from the Vedra Olympian, in the men’s absolute category; and her clubmate, Aida García, in the women’s category.

Xabi Fernández, best sailor of the year

· The MAPFRE skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race was the only Spaniard to compete in the 35th America’s Cup as part of the crew of the Land Rover BAR

· In the list of winners of this 40-year-old from Gipuzkoa there are also two Olympic medals, three world championships, three Europeans, and five round the world

· Xabi Fernández will collect his Terras Gauda National Sailing Award on September 2 in Baiona at a gala organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club

Baiona, August 25, 2017.- MAPFRE’s skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race, Xabi Fernández from Gipuzkoa, will collect the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award on September 2 in Baiona, which recognizes him as the best sailor of the year. In addition to valuing his extensive and award-winning career as an athlete, the award especially rewards his participation, as the only Spanish representative, in the latest edition of the Copa América.

Fernández was part of the challenge mounted by England to win the Jar of the Hundred Guineas, the precious trophy of the most important sailing competition in the world, in which he battled aboard the Land Rover BAR built by Ben Ainslie. He took charge of the rigid sail, just as he had already done in the 2013 America’s Cup, in which he competed with the Italian Luna Rossa team.

These are two of the milestones in the record of this 40-year-old from Ibarra who, after scoring his first world title in the youth category of Vaurien in 1992, has not stopped adding lines. Two Olympic medals (gold in Athens 2014 and silver in Beijing 2008), three world championships, three European titles and five world tours are part of a sports curriculum in which a new line is now written, that of the National Sailing Award Terras Gauda to the best sailor of the year.

Fernández himself will be the one to pick it up on September 2 in Baiona, at a gala organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates as part of the celebration of the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy. And he will do so with his sights set on his next project, that of leading MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race that will start in Alicante next October.

(Photos © María Muiña)

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