· Pablo Conde’s Enxuto won the two races held today and placed the Galway Bay Sailing Club flag in first position in the ORC 4 class
· The crew of the Náutico Cormorán skippered by Rodrigo Alonso won the stage victory in the J80 category
· In the Figaro class, the Erizana del Monte Real Yacht Club won, skippered by Carlos Hernández and with a crew made up of students from his Sailing School
Baiona, July 25, 2015.- After the Storax Stage was held yesterday, Friday, the Rías Baixas hosted this Saturday the second day of tests for the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – SabadellGallego Grand Prix, a competition that the Monte Real Yacht Club has been organizing continuously for forty years.
In today’s stage, the ORC 4 class boats, and the J80 and Fígaros monotypes competed for a route that began at eleven in the morning in the Bay of Baiona and ended around half past four in the the Cies. The crews had to leave Carallones and La Negra behind to go up to Camouco, in Las Ons, and turn around to the finish line. In total, 28 miles of distance from which a double score came out: a first result based on the route of the climb and a second including the total distance.
In the ORC 4 class the victory went to Enxuto, from the Galway Bay Sailing Club. Skippered by Pablo Conde, the crew achieved victory in the two contested races and placed first overall in its category. Second and third place go to Margem do Azul III, from the Monte Real Club de Yates, with Frederico Lópes at the helm; and for the Rui Peixoto smoker, from the DFH Guimaraes.
The J80 one-design competition was, without a doubt, one of the most exciting parts of the regatta, due to how close it was. The boats competed in real time and sailed closely together for much of the course. Rodrigo Alonso’s Náutico Cormorán and Jacobo Vecino’s Mi Moneda fought hard for victory. The Mi Moneda, from the Monte Real Yacht Club, won the first test, and those from the Cormorant Club in the second. Finally the victory went to Rodrigo Alonso’s men, who left the provisional silver to Mi Moneda, and the bronze to Luna Nueva of Juan Luis Tuero, also from Monte Real.
In the Figaros category, the Erizana boat, skippered by Carlos Hernández, and with a crew made up of students from the Monte Real Sailing School, won both races and placed first. Second and third place went, respectively, to Genoveva Pereiro’s Bouvento and Victor Calviño’s Silleiro, both from the Baiona club.
Today’s stage was developed with ideal conditions for navigation, with sun, good sea and a wind of about 14 knots on average.
Tomorrow the podium of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy will be decided
The Conde de Gondomar Trophy – SabadellGallego Grand Prix ends tomorrow, Sunday, with the last two tests of the competition, which will be held from midday at the Cíes Islands anchorage. There will be two windward-leeward routes.
The expertise and good work of the sailors in the different maneuvers will determine the final result and define the general classification of the trophy. After a day of competition for the ORC 1, 2 and 3 classes and a second for the ORC 4 class and the J80 and Fígaros monotypes, all the boats will go to sea on the last day of the Count of Gondomar.
Once the regattas are over, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host, starting at six in the afternoon, the awards ceremony for the winners.
- Enxuto Pablo Conde Galway Bay Sailing Club
- Margem do Azul III Frederico Lopes Monte Real Yacht Club
- Iumar Rui Peixoto DFH Guimaraes
- Cormorant Yacht Club Rodrigo Alonso Cormorant Yacht Club
- My Coin Jacobo Vecino Monte Real Yacht Club
- New Moon Juan Luis Tuero Monte Real Yacht Club
- Erizana Ramón Palao Monte Real Yacht Club
- Bouvento Genoveva Pereiro Monte Real Yacht Club
- Silleiro Victor Calviño Monte Real Yacht Club