· The J80 led by Juan Carlos Ameneiro managed to climb to the top of the Monte Real Club de Yates one-design league podium this Saturday, which has been taking place in Baiona since last October
This victory is the perfect finishing touch for the crew to a spectacular season in which they became Spanish J80 Champions and managed to win the Conde de Gondomar, Repsol and Comunica trophies
· The sights of the crew that under the leadership of Ameneiro complete Javier Aguado, Javier Lago and Juan Lago are already set on the J80 World Championship to be held next year in Baiona
· Bruno Gago’s Solventis Ribadeo and Chisco Catalán’s Bica won the silver and bronze medals of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League with which the MRCYB closes its 2022 sports calendar
Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto won this Saturday the Gestilar J80 Autumn League that had been taking place since last October in Baiona Bay under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates.
He did it, moreover, forcefully, achieving two victories in the two tests held and being, once again, the best of the stage, something he had already achieved in four of the five days that included the one-design group, having only escaped the triumph of the third phase at the hands of Solventis Ribadeo.
The team that under the leadership of Ameneiro completes Javier Aguado, Javier Lago and Juan Lago, was undoubtedly the best in the championship. He ended up with partial scores of 1-1-1-8-4-2-2-1-1 and 21 points in the final standings; and received his award from the delegate of Gestilar in Galicia, Alfonso López; and the president of the Monte Real Club de Yates, José Luis Álvarez.
The award was the perfect finishing touch to a spectacular season. El Alboroto began 2022 with the disappointment that the Winter League escaped them at the hands of Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, but from second position, he made it very clear that this season he was going to wage war in the water. And so he did.
In April they won the Comunica Trophy, in May the Repsol Trophy, and in July the Conde de Gondomar Trophy. They were the appetizers of one of the key calls of the season for the J80 fleet, the Spanish Championship, in which they had all their sights set. They went all out and did not disappoint, becoming national class champions.
Now, with this new victory in the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, the Rampage closes 2022 with a more than positive annual balance. Its leader, Juan Carlos Ameneiro, was very satisfied for having more than met -he said- expectations. “We have been improving month by month and we have also done so within a fleet that is increasingly competitive. The truth is that it has been a very good year and we are very happy with the results”.
El Alboroto says goodbye to the year with the feeling of homework done, but already announces that, after the well-deserved rest from the impasse of the Christmas holidays, he will return with more enthusiasm if possible to the competitions. In their sights they have the great event of the 2023 J80 World Cup, which the Monte Real Club de Yates will organize in September in Baiona. It is the first world championship of the class to be held in Galicia and the Ameneiro crew hopes to achieve a great result.
“We have a very close team -says Ameneiro- with a very firm structure, which we have maintained and will continue to maintain without variations for the World Cup. The hard core is formed and now what interests us is to continue advancing in some aspect in which we can still give more of ourselves, such as sailing in stronger winds”.
Until then, Ameneiro’s men will continue to face off against the large J80 fleet that has been revealed in this latest edition of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, one of the most competitive in recent years.
After five days and ten events held, and after first place for Alboroto (21 points), the winners’ podium was completed by Solventis Ribadeo led by Bruno Gago, César Conde, Sebastián Hermida and Manuel Javier Álvarez (33 points); and Bica de Chisco Catalán, Laureano and Jaime Wizner and Jesús González-Llanos (48 points). They hung the silver and bronze and received their trophies from the Sports deputy of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Gorka Gómez; and the Councilor for Sports of Baiona, Andrea Pérez.
Fourth and fifth position went to Nano Yáñez’s Cansino (52 points) and Nicolás Ángel Álvarez’s Pezoas (77 points), the latter being the boat, together with Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico, in sixth position, the best Results were obtained from those who are not part of the Baiona J80 fleet, since they sail under the pennants of the Redes Maritime Club and the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña respectively.
Among the teams that failed to sneak into the podium or Top 5 positions, the Marías of the Portuguese Manel Cunha deserves special recognition, for which his late entry into the competition (he joined the league months after it started ), weighed him down to ninth position, despite having quasi-perfect partials of 1-1-1-1-2-2 in the tests he played.
Thus, with the closure of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, the Monte Real Club de Yates also closes its 2022 sports calendar, in which having brought the TP52 SUPER SERIES to Galicia, and celebrated the Championships of España de J80, cruisers and women’s sailing, were some of the most outstanding events, along with the traditional Conde de Gondomar, Príncipe de Asturias (and National Sailing Awards), Comunica and Repsol Trophy, Galician Championship of A Dos and the non-competitive Rías Baixas Route.
FINAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 10) GESTILAR J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE
After the dispute of 10 tests in 5 days from October to December
1. RIOT · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB · 21 POINTS
2. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO · BRUNO GAGO · MRCYB · 33 POINTS
3. BICA · CATALAN CHISCO · MRCYB · 48 POINTS
4. TIRED FERNANDO YÁÑEZ MRCYB 52 POINTS
5. PEZOAS NICOLÁS ÁNGEL ÁLVAREZ CM REDES 77 POINTS
6. I3D ATLÁNTICO GUILLERMO BLANCO RCN A CORUÑA 78 POINTS
7. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO MRCYB 79 POINTS
8. SPACO · SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ · MRCYB · 80 POINTS
9. MARÍAS · MANEL CUNHA · MRCYB · 86 POINTS
10. NAMASTÉ LUIS DE MIRA MRCYB 86 POINTS