The Count of Gondomar on stage from July 25 to 28

The Conde de Gondomar Trophy is the next big sporting event for the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona, a regatta that reaches its XXXVIII edition in top form. Converted from its beginnings into a sporting challenge, it mixes adventure with the scenic routes of the Galician coast, tracing a total of 140 nautical miles, between coastal tests and a windward-leeward course on the last day.

Aimed at Cruisers with ORC Certificate, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy creates this year a new Maxi-Open Class for boats with or without ORC Certificate that participate solely in order to establish an Absolute Open record in the Baiona – Carrumeiro Chico – Baiona Stage. . This provision included in the announcement of the regatta is established from at least one boat registered in it.

The first honk will be given next Thursday, July 25 at 11 in the morning, with the fleet tackling its first great challenge, the ascent to the Finisterre cove to double the mythical Carrumeiro Chico Lighthouse, located at the entrance to the Ria de Corcubión, bypassing the Lobeiras Islands upon arrival, made up of several islets separated by a kilometer and a half, the best known being Lobeira Chica and Grande.

The turn in Carrumeiro will also have to be taken with great caution, due to the wide diameter of its base, beginning from there the way back to Baiona and in which the sailboats will have covered a distance of 90 miles.

The second race will be held on Saturday the 27th, departing at 12 noon for the Onza and Ons Islands, tracing the well-known course of the 9th, that is, sailing between the Costa de la Vela and the Cíes Islands, to take the the entrance to the Ría de Pontevedra along its outer contour, returning along the same route of ascent. The maritime linear distance is 40 miles.

The final day will take place on Sunday, July 28 at 12 noon as well. This day is reserved for a technical task mounted to the wind, that is, the classic windward-leeward, with a route that, depending on the weather conditions, will be adjusted in distance, even though the forecast is 8 miles, arranged in two beats and two sterns, 2 miles each.

The Conde de Gondomar Trophy is one of the great sporting events organized in Galicia by the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne, thanks to the collaboration of Turismo de Galicia, Turismo Rías Baixas, Martín Códax, Swiss Jewelry, El Corte Inglés, Nea, Coca Cola, Nordés and Morfisa.


After another hard day, the crew of Flota Vaurien Galicia – MRCYB continues to lead the general classification of Turismo Rias Baixas Worlds.

With the end of yesterday’s session, Nacho Campos and Gonzalo Martinez continue as leaders for another day, but with a tighter classification, with a difference of 3 points between the top three positions.

Today, Thursday, they have a well-deserved day of rest, to face the final stretch of the competition with full conditions.


The crew formed by Nacho Campos and Gonzalo Martinez (Flota Vaurien Galicia- MRCYB) brilliantly leads the Turismo Rias Baixas Worlds of the Vaurien Class.

This crew commands the general classification with an advantage of 6 points, over the second, who are tied on points with the third.

Today, the 17th, they have the third day, in which we hope they will consolidate their leadership.

Elcano shines in Baiona on a historic day that promotes the candidacy for UNESCO

Historic day lived today in the Villa de Baiona la Real, with the visit of the flagship of the Spanish Navy, the Juan Sebastián de Elcano, which after its 86 years of history landed for the first time in the town of Val Miñor.

At 8 in the morning, as scheduled from the Vigo Naval Command, the brigantine-schooner anchored inside the bay of Baiona, initially with the bow facing towards Baiona, to slowly stand to one side led by the gentle current.

At 10 in the morning the boats began from the facilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club in Bayonne and from the new America Maritime Station, moving together more than a thousand people who have had the opportunity to get on board the mythical boat or sail nearby thanks to the collaboration of the shipping company Mar de Ons.

The first to enroll were the students of the Municipal School of Sailing and Monte Real, followed by those of the Juan María special education center. Associations, social groups of Baiona and people registered by order of request have made up the bulk of those who have had the opportunity to learn about the history of a sailboat that has been sailing the seas of the world since 1927.

One of the key moments of the day was the official reception that the Municipal Corporation of Baiona offered to the Commander, Officers and Midshipmen of the Juan Sebastián de Elcano, an act that was attended by the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization Taleb Rifai , the Director of Tourism of the Xunta de Galicia, María Nava Castro, the president of Portos de Galicia, José Juan Durán; the Subdelegate of the Government Antonio Coello; the Naval Commander of Vigo, José Ángel Chans; and the Commander-in-Chief of the Military Naval School of Marín, Juan Luís Sobrino, among other authorities, with the town councilor Jesús Vázquez Almuiña opening the speeches.

Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, Commander of Elcano, expressed his great satisfaction for the day that the training ship and its officers were experiencing in Baiona, reiterating his strong support for the UNESCO candidacy to be recognized as a World Heritage Site together with Santa Fe of Granada and Palos de la Frontera, as Colombian Towns of Spain.

For Rifai, the happy coincidence of his journey through the Rías Baixas accompanied by Nava Castro and the visit of Elcano was a great surprise, praising at the same time the geographical conditions of the Villa de Baiona.

At eight o’clock in the afternoon, the Juan Sebastián de Elcano began with the departure maneuvers, hoisting gear that caused a great sensation to the followers who from more than a hundred boats accompanied the ship on its departure. The Monte Boi promenade, as well as the Parador Nacional de Turismo, were overflowing with an expectant public at the presence of the mythical sailboat.

Before setting course for Marín, Fernández de Córdoba left in the air a phrase of wide significance: “That in our next visit the Villa de Baiona will be a UNESCO World Heritage Site”.

The Juan Sebastián de Elcano will anchor in the Bay of Baiona next Friday, July 12

The brigantine-schooner Juan Sebastián de Elcano sails towards Galician waters, with a first destination indicated in the Bay of Baiona, where it will anchor in the early hours of the morning of next Friday, July 12.

The mission of the ship, flagship of the Spanish Navy, is its resolute support for the Villa de Baiona in its candidacy before UNESCO to be recognized as a World Heritage Site, together with Santa Fe de Granada and Palos de la Frontera, the Peoples Columbians from Spain, strategic enclaves in the discovery of the New World.

The Baiona city council, promoter of the initiative, together with the Spanish Navy, will carry out a series of official acts for this reason, which include a reception by the Baiona municipal government and a series of scheduled visits aboard the Spanish ship.

The Baiona City Council, the Vigo Command and the Captaincy are preparing a maritime concentration around the Juan Sebastián de Elcano, scheduled for 8:00 p.m. next Friday, July 12, minutes before the large sailboat weighs anchor and sets course for Marín.

Pending the last meeting with the institutions that coordinate the arrival of the Spanish sailboat, the Council of Baiona expresses its enormous satisfaction for the support of the Spanish Navy for the candidacy, showing from the first moment an extraordinary and determined support

Gonzalo and Rosalia Martínez, from Monte Real, took the Baitra Trophy of the Cadet class

The members of the Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne won with authority. Juan Alonso and Ernesto Troncoso were second and Kevin Figueras and Luís Sampedro maintained third place

The members of the Monte Real Sailing School, Gonzalo and Rosalía Martínez, finally won the Baitra Trophy for the Cadet class, which was organized this weekend by the Bayonne Yacht Club, with the collaboration of Effects Naval Jesús Betanzos, Novagalicia Banco, the Territorial Secretariat of the Cadet class and the Galician Sailing Federation.

Second and last day that was complicated in terms of weather. However, the same thin layer of fog that yesterday carried a soft northwest, once again saved the sports program of the Baitra Trophy, carrying a mere 6 knots of average wind that tasted like glory for the Committee, attentive at all times to the roles of the component, setting up a first regatta field in the Estelas area, where it would validate a task, to anchor the course of the next two tests in the same maritime area as yesterday, Saturday, that is, in the vicinity of Monte Real.

A heat could be ruled out, and the Martínez brothers, Gonzalo and Rosalía, eliminated a third from the list, which was their worst result, closing the general with 6 points, that is, four first and one second, ratifying an excellent state of form, dominating the Baitra Trophy from start to finish.

Second were the members of the Punta Lagoa Yacht Club regatta team, Juan Alonso and Ernesto Troncoso, with 13 points, and with just one more, Kevin Figueras and Luís Sampedro, who held third position from the first day.

The success of Gonzalo and Rosalía Martínez ratify the good moment of the Yacht Club Sailing School, which is making a serious commitment to the training of the youngest sailors.

At five in the afternoon the awards ceremony was held, an act attended by Vicente González, representing Baitra Naval Accessories; María Jesús Martíns, Sports Councilor of the Baiona Council; and Alejandro Retolaza, Vice Commodore of Monte Real.


Gonzalo and Rosalia Martínez defend their lead on the first day of the Baitra Trophy

Saturday, July 6, 2013.- The representatives of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona Gonzalo and Rosalía Martínez, defend from today the leadership in the Baitra Trophy of the Cadet class, which until tomorrow, Sunday, hosts their club as host of the sporting event, which in this edition will once again be qualifying regatta in the Galician ranking.

Under the organization of Monte Real, it has the collaboration of Effects Naval Jesús Betanzos, Novagalicia Banco, the Territorial Secretariat of the Cadet class and the Galician Sailing Federation.

The Baitra Trophy Committee has managed to carry out the three tasks scheduled for this first day of the regatta, a day in which the weather forecast did not guarantee sufficient wind intensity to give any start. However, a small mist installed in both mouths of the Ría de Vigo, carried a soft component from the northwest, with a needle heading between 300 and 310, which reached up to 8 knots on the beacon anemometer at the most highlights of the three validated sleeves.

There was a postponement on land, which lasted less than an hour, with the first Top in the water at around 3:30 p.m.

Great first day for the locals, the brothers Gonzalo and Rosalía Martínez, who finished the day with 4 points, the result of some excellent partials that were 1-2-1.

The second provisional place is for the members of the regatta team of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, Marcial Peralba and Carlos Silva, with 9 points, the third being for his teammates Kevin Figueras and Luís Sampedro, with another 9 points.

Tomorrow, Sunday, the Top is scheduled at 11:30 in the morning, with an award ceremony in the Yacht Club garden at five in the afternoon.

At the end, Effects Naval Jesús Betanzos, will give the participants vouchers redeemable for nautical material.

The Baitra Trophy brings together the best sailors in the Cadet class at the Yacht Club

Friday, July 5, 2013.- The Bayonne Yacht Club is once again an essential setting in the development of dinghy sailing, organizing, once again, a qualifying regatta for the Cadet class, under the patronage of Baitra.

The great Galician company of naval accessories bets, jointly with the Baionese club, for the promotion of children’s sailing, citing twenty boats of the modality in the waters of the bay, navigated by 40 young promises as it is a double category , being a qualifying regatta in the community ranking.

With the collaboration of Effects Naval Jesús Betanzos, Novagalicia Banco, the Territorial Secretariat of the Cadet class and the Galician Sailing Federation, the Baitra Trophy is celebrated this weekend, with 6 scheduled sleeves spread over two days. On Saturday the tests will start at 2:30 p.m., with the Top on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. The deadline for the Sunday day is set at 3:30 p.m., and the Committee cannot initiate any procedure after that time indicated in the announcement of the regatta.

Betanzos will give the participants in the Baitra Trophy, some vouchers for the purchase of nautical material.

The participating clubs are the Liceo Casino de Vilagarcía, the Club Náutico Punta Lagoa, the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, the Club Marítimo de Canido, the Club Náutico y Deportivo de Riveira, or the host itself, the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona. , among others.

The routes will be technical, with routes between buoys in a regatta area that may be, depending on the sea and wind conditions, anchored forming a triangle or windward-leeward.

The meteorological bonanza announces high temperatures, typical of the summer season, with a mild component that on Saturday will be from the northwest at the time of the Top of departure, and on Sunday from its opposite quadrant, that is, from the northeast shifting at mid-morning again towards the northwest. The expected average intensity is about 6-7 knots, and may increase due to the special characteristics of the Bay of Baiona, where the thermal caused by the heat could slightly increase its strength.

The Baitra Trophy is part of the plan to encourage and promote the athletes of the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne, nurturing its different regatta teams from the sailing school, which has an increasing number of new pupils.

Municipal Sailing School Closure 2013

This Saturday the closing ceremony of the 2012/2013 season of the school created thanks to the existing agreement between the Baiona City Council and the Monte Real Yacht Club took place in the Bay of Baiona and the Monte Real facilities.

After a day of sailing in the bay, an award ceremony was held, attended by the Councilor for Maritime Activities, Raúl Costas, who thanked the parents and the club for their perseverance and effort to continue this third year. from school.

The Yacht Club organized a new appointment of the El Corte Inglés de la Prensa Challenge

Friday, June 21, 2013.- The Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne organized a new appointment of the El Corte Inglés de la Prensa Challenge, which in this 2013 edition celebrated its 14th anniversary.

With the advice of guests of extraordinary sporting dimension such as the Olympic champion Antón Paz; the crew chief of the Spanish Copa América Iberdrola, Laureano Wizner; the two-time cruiser class champion Jesús Pintos, the reigning Spanish 420 champions, Pedro Martínez and Luís Bugallo; the Platu 25 world champion, Carlos Paz, and the patron of the Bosch Communication Center, Ramón Ojea.

With this premise and in the call promoted by El Corte Inglés, 25 journalists from different media, fields and sections, enrolled on board the sailboats of the Novagalicia Banco del Monte Real Cruise School.

The day was presented with a northwest, 10-12 knots in the 310, which was maintained during the three technical tasks and the coastal one.

It was set up windward 0.3 miles from the Committee, and during the first two tests it was sailed upwind and downwind only. In the third, with the rise of the wind, two ascents and two descents were traced. The first was won by Fígaro advised by Ramón Ojea. The second by Antón Paz. And the third by Laureano Wizner. The coastal one, which put an end to the day of competition, was developed taking as a passing reference the lighthouse of El Cabezo de San Juan and the maritime signaling buoy of El Emisario, inside the Bay of Baiona, a test that was awarded Ramón Ojea again.

After scoring points, Wizner’s team from Radio Televisao Portuguesa, led by Frederico Lopes, won the El Corte Inglés de la Prensa Challenge trophy, with Manuel Fernández, Rui Martíns, Paulo Gomes and Rui Castro on board.

The second place, and therefore as the first classified Spanish boat, was the Fígaro of Carlos Paz, with Mayka Esturao, of El Correo Gallego; Clemente Esmorís, Independent; and Xosé Piñeiro, from Radio Galega.

The bronze position was taken by the sailboat instructed by Ramón Ojea and Luís Bugallo, with Xosé Otero, from Radio ECCA; and Pepe Costas, from Baiona TV.

After the meal offered by the Yacht Club and El Corte Inglés, the awards ceremony was held, which was chaired by Rafael Olmedo, President of Monte Real; Pati Blanco, Director of Communication and External Relations of El Corte Inglés in Galicia; Carlos Soto, Vice President of the Yacht Club; and Rafael Barreras, member of its Board of Directors.

The Bayonne Yacht Club organizes El Desafío El Corte Inglés de la Prensa, with the initiative of bringing the sport of sailing closer to those whose mission is to talk about it, narrating and recounting the development of the regattas. This is a special way of making it known, forming part of it, with a first-person experience and from which they can draw their own conclusions.

The 1st Iberian Solitary Circuit ends

The 1st Iberian Solitary Circuit ends in Porto with the crossing event between Baiona and Porto held on Saturday June 15. In it, the Fertiberia de Jesus Pintos of the Club Nautico Malpica won solo and the Fifty of Rui Ramada and Pedro Paula of the Monte Real Club de Yates, in class A two.

Both were the winners of their respective classes in the Martín Códax regatta, the Galician solo championship and two, so both clearly won.

The awards ceremony will take place next weekend at the Marina Douro facilities in Gaia (Portugal).

Paco Llobet comes back on the second day and wins the Vitaldent Regatta of the Paralympic class

Sunday, June 16, 2013.- The sailor from the Club Náutico Arenys de Mar, Paco Llobet – Ibrerdrola/RFEV team – has carried out the Vitaldent Regatta with ease, organized jointly this weekend by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Alex Foundation, with the collaboration of the Department of Mobility of the Baiona City Council, the National Secretariat of 2.4 mR, the Spanish Paralympic Committee, the Galician Sailing Federation, Tourism of Galicia, Rías Baixas Tourism, Bodegas Terras Gauda and Madrid 2020 among others.

The sailing event, scoring in the Iberdrola Circuit of the class, has added 6 more tests to the credit of the global general classification, thanks to the excellent work carried out by its Committee, which has not had an easy time in this second Sunday shift, due to the constant roles of the component.

After the provisional leadership of the representative from Jávea, Rafael Andarías, the balance of the Vitaldent Regatta has tilted towards the good work of Paco Llobet, who after freeing himself in the discard of the fourth round of the DNF the day before, has managed to manage his income with 8 points, of which two were first places, and the rest 3 seconds.

Behind the Arenys sailor, Javier Contreras, from the Real Club Mediterráneo, was positioned with 16 points. Contreras closed his participation with a first in the last round of the Vitaldent Regatta.

The third position went to Andarías, who had 19 points, with conditions at sea and in the meteor that were not favorable today.

The Top time was brought forward, scheduled for 12 noon with the first honk at 11 in the morning. The three Sunday tests were navigated with a medium wind from the southwest, which hovered around the 200-220 needle course. The intensity was between 10 and 12 knots.

The technical route, similar to that of Saturday, that is, with Offset and Puerta, was increased by another half mile. They traced two beats and two sterns of 2.5 miles in its entirety.

The awards ceremony was held at half past five in the afternoon, with the presence of the mayor of the town of Baiona, Jesús Vázquez Almuiña, presided over by Rafael Olmedo, president of Monte Real, and who was accompanied by the president of the Real Spanish Sailing Federation, José Ángel Rodríguez; Iberdrola’s Delegate in Galicia, Francisco Silva; the president of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde; the Councilor for Mobility of Baiona, Policarpo Vilar; and the Commodore of the Yacht Club, Miguel Lago.

The next sporting event at Monte Real will be held this coming Friday, June 21, with the 2013 El Corte Inglés de la Prensa Challenge.

Rafa Andarías runs in the Vitaldent Regatta leading the general classification

Rafa Andarías, from the Club Náutico de Jávea, has been the sailor who has made the best use of the first day of the competition, adding two firsts to his credit in the first two races of the day, and a second in the third. Add 4 points. Behind the man from Alicante is Javier Contreras, from the Real Club del Mediterráneo, with 13 points, with a partial score of 2-5-6. And with 14, the representative of the Also Foundation, José Guerra, is in the bronze position, with a score of 4-7-3.

The first ranked Galician is Francisco Javier Piñeiro, sailor from the Vigo club Vela Escota, who occupies fourth place overall, tied on 14 points with third.

Tomorrow the Top will be given again at 12 noon, a honk to start with the intention of completing another three races and where the results could vary after completing the first test of the day, with the application of the official discard.

The Vitaldent Regatta counts towards the I Iberdrola Paralympic Sailing Circuit, with Baiona being the fourth event on the calendar.

The Vitaldent Regatta takes shape with the official training sessions of the 2.4 mR Paralympic Class

Friday, June 14, 2013.- Friday’s day in Baiona has served to fine-tune the twenty sailboats that these days will take part in the Vitaldent Regatta, an event with Paralympic sports organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Alex Foundation, with the collaboration of the Department of Mobility of the City Council of Baiona, the National Secretariat of 2.4 mR, the Spanish Paralympic Committee, the Galician Sailing Federation, Tourism of Galicia, Rías Baixas Tourism, Bodegas Terras Gauda and Madrid 2020 among others, being scored for the I Iberdrola Paralympic Sailing Circuit.

The director of paralympic preparation Alfred Buqueras, is these days in Baiona, accompanying the sailors in the sporting events that will make up the national ranking of the 2.4 mR class and from which the team that represents Spain in the different international meetings will come out.

The appointment in Baiona with the Vitaldent Regatta and the fourth round of the Iberdrola Circuit will mark the turning point in the Spanish ranking of the 2.4mR class ”, comments Buqueras. “The four sailors who will make up the Olympic preparation team for 2014 will begin to be profiled ”, concludes by saying the director of Paralympic Preparation.

After the celebration of the first three regattas (Valencia, Girona and Málaga) of the six that make up the Paralympic Circuit, the appointment with Vitaldent offers a first provisional podium, after passing the equator of it and with the first positions differentiated by only one point between them, in which Rafa Andarías, from the Jávea Yacht Club, rules with 6 points, followed by Paco Llovet, from the Arenys Yacht Club, with 7 points, closing the Murcian Antonio Maestre, with 8 points.

After the official training, sailors, coaches and the Vitaldent Regatta Committee participated in the reception that the Yacht Club offered at 8:00 p.m., an act of conviviality prior to the competition, which will start at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday with the Top to the first race of the day, a windward-leeward race set up in a field near Monte Real, and which can be seen from La Ladeira beach.

The VITALDENT Regatta hosts the Iberian Championship of the 2.4 mR Class

Tuesday, June 11, 2013.- The VITALDENT Regatta, declared by the Royal Spanish and Portuguese Sailing Federation the Iberian Championship of the 2.4 mR Class, will be held on June 14, 15 and 16.

The sports event with the Paralympic class is organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne and the Alex Foundation with the collaboration of the Department of Mobility of the Bayonne City Council, the National Secretariat of 2.4 mR, the Spanish Paralympic Committee, the Galician Federation de Vela, Turismo de Galicia, Turismo Rías Baixas, Bodegas Terras Gauda and Madrid 2020, among others, being eligible for the 1st Iberdrola Paralympic Sailing Circuit.

The presentation was held this morning at the Monte Real facilities, an act led by its president Rafael Olmedo and attended by the mayor of Baiona, Jesús Vázquez Almuiña; the president of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde; the Councilor for Mobility, Policarpo Vilar; the Delegate in Galicia of the Class 2.4 mR, Luís de Mira; and the Vice President of the Club, Alejandro Retolaza.

In its special sensitivity for adapted sailing, the Yacht Club hosts the Vitaldent Regatta as an icon of the actions that it has been exercising in this field for some years, with the integration of associations and foundations in the full development of social and sports activities aimed at disabled, both physical and intellectual.

With the experience acquired and with the encouragement and enthusiasm in starting up the future adapted sailing school, Monte Real hosts the VITALDENT regatta as one of the acts prior to the great sports project, currently counting and as a starting point with two boats of the own modality, which are added to the outstanding fleet of light sailing and cruisers of the Yacht Club.

The VITALDENT Regatta will open on Friday 14, with the official training tests, which will culminate with a coastal crossing through the interior of the Bay of Baiona in order to promote the coast and landscape of Galicia.

The two days of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 are reserved for competition, with a sports program that will start both days at 12:00, with a total of 6 tests, not being able to dispute more than three in each of them.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The 2.4 mR is a sailboat designed for the practice of adapted sailing. Its length is 4 meters and 35 centimeters. Its sail capacity is made up of a jib and a mainsail that carry 8 square meters of cloth or sails, and registers a weight of around 260 kg. Its handling can be manual or pedal and it is an incapable boat, even when the sea and wind conditions are hard.

Pintos in Solitaire and Ramada in A Dos win in the Martín Códax

Jesus Pintos aboard the Fertiberia, and with less than ten hours of regatta, he won the Martín Codax regatta alone. The fifty of Rui Ramada, from the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayonne takes the victory in A Two.

Seconds were El Turismo Rías Biaxas by Javier de la Gándara alone and El Mar de Frades by Juan Deben in A Dos.

Ay Carmela leads the provisional classification of the Martín Códax Trophy for Solitaires and A Dos

Ay Carmela de, Juan Martínez, from the Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas, is the provisional leader of the Martín Códax Trophy, a regatta on the Galician Solitaire and A Dos circuit, organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne in collaboration with Turismo de Galicia and Rias Baixas Tourism.

Menudeta, owned by Víctor Carrión in Group 1 and Mar de Frades, owned by Juan Debén, in Group 2, are the top of the list in the two divisions of A Dos, marking at the close of this edition all the boats a stable average speed which is between 3 and 5 knots.

The Committee delayed the departure for half an hour, originally scheduled for eleven o’clock in the morning. The Bay of Baiona had no wind and we had to look for it in the Carallones area.

At 11:24 am, the intelligence flag was lowered, indicating the end of the postponement in the water. And six minutes later, the thirty sailboats that made up the fleet of the Martín Códax Trophy crossed the imaginary starting line, anchored one mile from the well-known sea mark of Carallones. The component commanded the 210, that is, from the southwest, with 10 knots. An unmarking beacon was anchored, 0.6 miles from the PIN or starting buoy, with the sailboats grouped together, reaching the wind mark on both sides.

Clean tacks, without major compromises, leaving both Carallones and the La Negra buoy on the starboard side. Bow towards the Costa de la Vela with a tailwind, rising at times to 12 knots.

The Fifty, of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, never lost the head of the fleet in real time, taking the mark of El Ter, in the Ría de Arousa, after little more than four hours of navigation. Castrosua, by Willy Alonso, and Barlovento XVI, by Felipe Regojo, ruled from above. However, when applying the compensated times, the general classification varied substantially, mainly due to how grouped the fleet was. Ay Carmela, led by Juan Martínez, took the provisional lead when turning El Ter, not only in the Solitaires class, but also in the absolute combination of the Martín Códax Trophy.

Around half past eight in the afternoon, of the almighty Fifty, he was the first to cross the finish line anchored in the Viños area, at the height of the channel between the two Cies Islands.

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