· The boat from the Marina Burriananova (Castellón) armed by Nuria Sánchez and skippered by the Olympian Natalia Vía-Dufresne won the Women’s National League of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation for the second consecutive year
· The crew won the victory after signing podiums in the four phases of a competition that ended with two first places (in Valencia and Galicia) and two second places (in the Basque Country and the Balearic Islands)
· The last stage of the women’s sailing circuit was held this weekend in Baiona under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and the sponsorship of the Isonor Group and was marked by the storm that affected Baiona
The Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team was crowned this Sunday in Baiona as the best women’s national team. The boat from the Marina Burriananova (Castellón), armed by Nuria Sánchez and skippered by the Olympian Natalia Vía-Dufresne, won the Women’s National Sailing League for the second consecutive year, which had its last stage this weekend at the Monte Real Club of Yachts within the framework of the Grupo Isonor Trophy.
The crew won the victory after signing podiums in the four phases of a competition that ended with two first places in Valencia and Galicia; and two second places in the Basque Country and the Balearic Islands. A victory achieved with a very comfortable margin of points with respect to its most direct rivals and the result of a very good racing season.
After being victorious, the owner of the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team, Nuria Sánchez, was very satisfied to have been able to revalidate the title of the previous edition. “The effort we have made throughout all this time with the “We want to make history” project has been rewarded with many successes like this one, victories that encourage us to continue working. The evolution and commitment of the girls has been very good and we have already set ourselves new goals for 2023”.
The team’s crew, in addition to the owner herself, includes the Olympian Natalia Via-Dufresne, María Torcida, Mar Gil, Carlota Hernández and Martina Ruigómez. Barely 11 years old, the latter, daughter of the outstanding sailor Carlos ‘Puro’ Ruigómez, is the clearest example of the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team’s commitment to promising young sailors in Spain.
“In the team we have always sought to include new crew members, of all ages. It is currently made up of half juniors and half seniors, and this mix of ages and experiences does nothing but enrich and strengthen it.”, says Nuria Sánchez, who not only defends exclusively female sailing, but also mixed teams, which she considers a very good opportunity to give women the boost they need in Spanish sailing.
“Despite all the advances that have been made from different areas, there is still a lot of work to be done so that the number of federative licenses for women continues to grow. And this is something we cannot do alone. We need help from men, we need them to support us and, above all, trust us”, assures the owner of the Dorsia Covirán, who is clear that “sailing in mixed teams in one-design competitions such as the J80, in which strength is not so important, will allow us women to continue growing hand in hand with men, and finally develop more all-female teams .”
The Final of the Women’s Sailing League that took place these days in Baiona was organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation. The tests, which were part of the Iberdrola Women’s Sailing Circuit, were held thanks to the sponsorship of the Isonor Group and with the collaboration of the Xunta de Galicia, the Pontevedra Provincial Council, the Baiona City Council and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.
Despite the fact that a total of six tests were planned in the program, three per day, the adverse weather conditions left in the Rías Baixas by the Beatrice storm, with a lot of rain and a very intense wind, only allowed the dispute of two sleeves on Saturday.
Both were won by Dorsia Covirán, who won the Isonor Trophy gold. The silver and bronze of this last phase went to the team from the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante, led by Berta Campos; and the Galician Pazo de Cea, by Rosario García, with a pendant from the Monte Real Yacht Club.
At the awards ceremony, which put an end to the competition, the participants, among other authorities, were the Minister of Equality of the Xunta de Galicia, María Jesús Lorenzana; the commercial director of Grupo Isonor, María Fraguas; and the head of sporting events at the Monte Real Club de Yates, Marga Cameselle.
Cameselle thanked the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation for having chosen Monte Real for the celebration of the last phase of the women’s circuit and highlighted the alignment of this initiative with the club’s “Sailing for Women” program.
“More than a quarter of a century ago ,” he said, we launched the Ladies Cup, a 100 percent female competition, and since then we have not stopped betting on women. We promote exclusively female teams and help them so that they can participate in state competitions; we created specific awards for women in our trophies; we take women victims of sexist violence out on the water… these are some of the things we have done and continue to do, and we still have many more to start”.
NATIONAL FEMALE SAILING LEAGUE
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 21 – 23 October 2022
NATIONAL FEMALE SAILING LEAGUE 2022
After the celebration of 4 phases: Basque Country · Valencia · Mallorca · Galicia
DORSIA COVIRÁN SAILING TEAM · NATALIA VÍA DUFRESNE · MARINA BURRIANANOVA (CASTELLÓN)
ISONOR TROPHY Last phase of the National Women’s Sailing League 2022
Final phase held at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona (October 21-23, 2022)
1. DORSIA COVIRÁN SAILING TEAM · NATALIA VÍA DUFRESNE · MARINA BURRIANANOVA (CASTELLÓN)
2. ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE · BERTA CAMPOS · ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE
3. CEA PAZO · ROSARIO GARCÍA ROYO · MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB (BAIONA)