Everything is ready for the Final of the Spanish Maritime Zones Cruise Championship that will be held this weekend at the Monte Real Club de Yates

· The Baionese club hosts a competition organized with the aim of promoting cruising sailing in Spain.

· The six contenders for the national title, including two Galician crews, will compete in identical boats loaned by Monte Real

· In the presentation of the event, the mayor of Baiona, Jesús Vázquez Almuiña, thanked the work of Monte Real for the tourist promotion of the town through the activities it promotes

In Baiona, everything is ready for the final of the Spanish Championship of Cruisers in Maritime Zones – Trophy of Colombian Peoples of Spain, which will be held this weekend at the Monte Real Club de Yates.

The Baionese club is hosting a competition organized by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation to promote cruising sailing in Spain. It is a high-level sporting event in which some of the best skippers and sailors on the national cruiser class circuit will be present.

Among the participants there are two boats with Galician crews, the Aceites Abril, owned by Luis Pérez Canal, and the Movistar, owned by Pedro Campos.

An important job for the promotion of tourism and sports

In the presentation of the final of the championship, this morning at the Baiona City Council, the mayor of the municipality, Jesús Vázquez Almuíña, highlighted the important work carried out by the Monte Real Yacht Club for the tourist and sports promotion of Baiona. An institution to which, he recalled, the municipal corporation awarded the town’s gold medal in 1996, and named its president, Mr. Rafael Olmedo Limeses, the favorite son.

The president of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, José Ángel Rodríguez, spared no words of praise for the club from Baiona, highlighting the quality of its facilities and the beauty of the enclave in which it is located.

The Provincial Sports Delegate of the Xunta de Galicia, Daniel Benavides, also attended the press conference to present the championship, who pointed out the importance of Monte Real for the promotion of sports in the region.

The vice-commodore of Monte Real, Alejandro Retolaza, who also participated in the event, was very grateful for the recognition of the different authorities, both national, regional and local. He assured that it is along these lines that the club will continue to work in the coming years.

Five champion crews and one guest

The Final of the Spanish Championship of Cruisers of Maritime Zones – Colombino Peoples Trophy is a title to which the five boats that were winners in the zone championships held, throughout this 2014, in different parts of Spain aspire.

Salem, by Carlos Marton, will be thrown into the sea; Icue IV, by Carlos Sáez; the Canarias Explosivo, by Lucio Pérez, and two Galician ships, the Aceites Abril, by Luis Pérez Canal, and the Movistar, by Pedro Campos.

These five crews will be joined by a sixth chosen by the host club. It will be formed by the team of the Olympic medalist Sandra Azón, recent winner of the Ladies Cup Trophy of the Monte Real Yacht Club.

A weekend of regattas

The tests of the Final of the Spanish Championship of Cruisers of Maritime Zones – Colombino Peoples Trophy will take place on the 15th and 16th in the waters of the Bay of Baiona.

The participating teams will compete on equal terms. They will go out to sea in identical boats, six First Class Fígaro loaned by the club from Baiona for the occasion.

The Regatta Committee forecasts are to hold a total of seven races: four on Saturday and three on Sunday. The tasks will be technical, with windward-leeward tests in which it will be easier to measure the skill of the crews.

Once the competition is over, the awards ceremony will be held. It will be on Sunday at three in the afternoon at the facilities of the Monte Real Club de Yates.