El Trofeo Repsol empieza a definir su clasificación tras la jornada inaugural

 

· El Bon III, el Deep Blue 2.1, el Nahela y el Salaño Dos se colocaron en cabeza de la clasificación provisional de las diferentes clases de ORC en la 45º Regata de Primavera – Trofeo Repsol

· En la clase J80 el regreso del Okofen de Javier de la Gándara tras unos meses en stand by y el sorpasso del Solventis Ribadeo de Manuel Jiménez fueron los aspectos más destacados de la primera etapa disputada este sábado

· La 45º Regata de Primavera supuso el estreno en competición del nuevo combustible 100% renovable, elaborado a base de residuos y con cero emisiones de Repsol, que surtió a las embarcaciones de apoyo de la regata

· The Repsol del Monte Real Trophy has two days ahead of it: the Sunday coastal return from Combarro to Baiona and the trapezes scheduled for Monday’s holiday in the area of the Cíes islands anchorage

 

The 45th Spring Regatta – Repsol Trophy began to define its classifications this Saturday after the first of the three days of competition that will be held in the Rías Baixas until next Monday under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona.

In this first stage, the route for the 50 participating boats was the little more than 23 miles that separate the Baionesa bay from the interior of the Pontevedra estuary, a route that the fastest boats completed in almost four and a half hours, on a cloudy day, with mist , some occasional showers and a wind not too intense but enough not to stall the fleet.

El Magical during the first day – Photo Clara Giraldo

The largest boats, grouped in the ORC 1-2-3 class , were the fastest to complete the slightly over 23-mile run between Baiona and Combarro. The Magical of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, skippered by Julio Rodríguez, crossed the finish line first after 4 hours and 22 minutes of sailing. The Swan 42 managed to win in real time against Yess Too owned by Rui Ramada (MRCYB) and Aceites Abril owned by the Pérez Canal brothers (RCN Vigo), both Swan 45s.

Bon III as it passes through Carallones – Photo Clara Giraldo

The three of them remained at the head of the fleet throughout the entire journey, with different strategies and different board choices but with very similar results. Behind them, two smaller boats, Víctor Carrión’s Bon III (CN Punta Lagoa) and Ramón Ojea’s Sailway (CM Canido) stood out for their good work in the regatta. Despite having less length, they did not lose sight of the largest at any time and this benefited them when the race committee compensated the times, allowing them to finish first and second respectively. The third box on the provisional podium is occupied by the Narval of José Antonio Portas (CN Vilagarcía).

In the ORC class 4 , one of the tightest, where a large part of the fleet sailed without achieving large margins over its closest rivals, took victory one of the crews who are regulars on the podiums of the competitions in the Rías Baixas, the Deep Blue of Vicente Cid (RCN Vigo). He achieved victory in the first stage, beating La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez (CN Castrelo de Miño) and Unus by Luis García Trigo (MRCYB) who, pending what happens in the next two days, hold the silver and the provisional bronze.

The fleet sailing towards Combarro with Cies in the background – Photo Clara Giraldo

The ORC 5 class dispute was resolved with the victory of Nahela, the guard boat skippered by Víctor Manuel Álvarez (CD Alagua). Two crews from the Morrazo area, Iñaki Carbajo’s Cinco Islas Albariño (CN Beluso) and Luis Pérez’s Balea Dous (RCN Rodeira) will fight to snatch the first position from the second and third place they achieved this Saturday.

In the A2 class , the couple formed by Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure, recent winners of the CdeC Trophy in the same category, once again showed their four-handed navigation skills, winning on this first day with Salaño Dos, from Real Vigo Yacht Club. Along with them, only one other boat finished the test, the Aquilón of Roberto Telle and Genoveva Pereiro, from the Monte Real Club de Yates.

Departure of the J80 fleet – Photo Clara Giraldo

In the J80 class , one of the news of the day was the return to competition, after a few months on standby, of Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen. With his usual crew, the skipper from Vigo showed that he had not lost steam, making it very difficult for Javier Aguado’s Alboroto, who started as favourite. Both maintained an intense one-on-one, very close throughout the entire course and at the head of the fleet. But in the last section, already towards the interior of the Pontevedra estuary, Solventis Ribadeo, owned by Manuel Jiménez, gave the surprise of the day. He picked up a great pace and passed them all, taking more and more distance from them. He finished first and took the stage victory ahead of Alboroto and Okofen, who came second and third respectively.

Solventis leads the J80 overall – Photo Clara Giraldo

This first day of the Monte Real Spring Regatta, which ended with a snack and a concert in Combarro, marked the debut in competition of Repsol’s new fuel , 100% renewable and with zero emissions. The support boats of the Bayonés club went out into the water with this fuel made from waste, with which the energy company seeks to reduce its carbon footprint. For Monte Real it was the first test of a fuel that the club hopes to be able to use in the J80 World Cup that it is organizing next September.

Before that, it will be used again this Sunday and Monday in the two days that remain for the Repsol Trophy. The Sunday stage will mean the return of the fleet to Baiona from Combarro. The start, if the weather allows it, will be given at twelve noon and the participants will have 23 miles ahead of them with a reverse route to that of the opening day. In the afternoon, once the race is over, the crews will be able to enjoy a seafood dinner in the Monte Real gardens before the final stage on Monday.


REPSOL 2023 TROPHY 45th SPRING REGATA
Provisional general classification after holding 1 test (Baiona – Combarro)

ORC CLASS 1-2-3

1. BON III VICTOR CARRIÓN PUNTA LAGOA NPP
2. SAILWAY · RAMÓN OJEA · CM CANIDO
3. NARVAL · JOSÉ ANTONIO PORTAS · CN VILAGARCÍA

ORC-CLASS 4

1. DEEP BLUE 2.1 VICENTE CID RCN VIGO
2. THE BLACK MOCK · JUAN JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ · CASTRELO DE MIÑO NPP
3. UNUS · LUIS GARCIA TRIGO · MRCYB

ORC-CLASS 5

1. NAHELA · VICTOR MANUEL ÁLVAREZ · CD ALAGUA
2. FIVE ISLANDS ALBARIÑO IÑAKI CARBAJO CN BELUSO
3. BALEA DOUS · LUIS PÉREZ · RCN RODEIRA

CLASS A2

1. SALAÑO TWO · JACOBO VECINO AND BRENDA MAURE · RCN VIGO
2. AQUILÓN · ROBERTO TELLE AND GENOVEVA PEREIRO · MRCYB

J80 CLASS

1. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO · MANUEL JIMENEZ · MRCYB
2. RIOT · JAVIER AGUADO · MRCYB
3. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB