Fernando Yáñez’s “Cansino” rises to the top of the AXA J80 Autumn League

  • The sailboat skippered by the commodore of the Monte Real Club de Yates completed two good tests this Sunday in Baiona and is placed at the head of the trophy
  • Manuel María Cunha’s Marías-Casas do Telhado and Luis de Mira’s Namasté were the winners of the heats disputed this afternoon in the bay
  • Okofen, who were leading the general standings, noted the absence of Javier de la Gándara, who did not dribble this Sunday and fell to second position.

The commodore of the Monte Real Club de Yates, Fernando Yáñez, managed to lift Cansino this Sunday to the top of the general classification of the AXA J80 Autumn League, which experienced its penultimate test day today in Baiona.

After signing two second places in the two disputed regattas, Yáñez’s boat managed to overtake Okofen , which had been in the lead from previous days, but this afternoon noted the absence of its leader, the historic Javier de la Gándara. Accustomed to achieving first positions, Okofen could only sign a fourth and fifth place today and was relegated to the second drawer of the provisional podium.

The winners of the third and penultimate round of the AXA J80 Autumn League were Marías-Casas do Telhado , owned by Manuel María Cunha; and the Namaste by Luis de Mira. They were the first to cross the finish line on the two windward-leeward courses that the regatta committee was able to start on a very complicated afternoon due to the low wind that was recorded in the bay of Baiona.

Thus, and waiting for what happens on the last day of testing, Cansino , Okofen and Ferralemes would take the gold, silver and bronze of the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of AXA Seguros.

In fourth position, just three points from getting on the podium, is Namasté , followed by Marías , Meltemi , and Luna Nueva . Pazo de Cea , Mondo , La Galera and Cormoran II follow in the classification followed by Miudo by Storax and SND Cormorán , with one less test than the rest of the boats.

The AXA J80 Autumn League will end on November 25 with the last day of testing, for which three new windward-leeward tasks are planned in the Bay of Baiona. Once the competition is over, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, putting an end to their 2017 sports season.