· The crews of the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo once again prevailed in the classes of the largest boats
· The Marina Coruña skippered by Pablo Martinez stood out one more day in the J80 real-time competition
· The Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, sponsored by Storax and Terras Gauda, ends tomorrow, Sunday, with the third and last day of tests starting at noon
The Monte Real Club de Yates held this Saturday the second of the Prince of Asturias Trophy sessions with various windward-leeward events at the Cíes Islands anchorage and in the Bay of Baiona, for the ORCs, J80s and Fígaros; and a coastal regatta for the ORC 4, Open and classic.
After the fabulous first day played yesterday, Friday, in which the weather conditions were ideal for sailing, the regatta committee today had more difficulties to carry out the tests. Despite having to delay the departure of the boats to the water with a postponement, it was finally possible to complete several courses in each of the classes.
In the ORCs field, located outside the bay, the crews had to make an effort to complete the poles with a wind of just 7 knots, which only rose to 10 at specific times.
In the ORC 1 class, the Fifty del Monte Real Club de Yates once again demonstrated its power on the water. The Portuguese won both races played today and continue to lead the general standings, with Castrosúa and Pairo 8 in second and third position. The Aceites Abril of the Pérez Canal brothers and the Xekmatt of José Carlos Prista also gave a lot of battle on the water today and are in good positions to fight for a place on the podium.
In ORC 2, Pedro Campos’ Movistar, who was leading the first day, continues to lead the class. After two fabulous tests, he left Alberto Moro’s Solventis in second place and Julio Rodríguez’s Starfighter in third place.
In ORC 3, and with the last test stage still to go, which will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Plan B, led by Nuno Rivas, is in the lead, and today managed to win the two disputed routes. They are followed by Luis Suárez’s Maracaná Mediolanum and Jean Claude Sarrade’s Fend la Bise, tied on points.
The J80s competed today on two different race courses. The first test was held inside the bay, with a light wind of about 6 knots, but a prolonged calm forced the regatta committee to move the second part of the competition to a more external area, where the crews were able to complete other two tours.
One more day, the Marina Coruña, skippered by Pablo Martín, stood out from the rest, and consolidated in the first position of the general classification. In its wake, Willy Caamaño’s Mi Moneda and Enrique Porto’s Ferralemes.
In the Ladies Cup, the equality of boats and crews was once again noted. The overall is led by Amparo Mollá’s boat from the Madrilenian Sailing Federation, followed by the girls from the Monte Real Yacht Club, skippered by Genoveva Pereiro. The third place on the provisional podium is occupied by the Natural Ladies of Conchi de Pedro.
On this second day of the competition, the ORC 4, Open and Classics, who had not participated on the first day of testing, also took to the water. The classification of the first is led by Javier Rey’s QTalento Consultores, who left Arroás by José Manuel Pombar and Aeris by Mariano Dios in second and third position.
In the Clásicos competition, José Manuel Cores’ Belisa, Xosé Avelino’s Sara O and the Spanish Navy’s Arosa managed to win the top positions. They were first, second and third respectively after playing a coastal regatta.
That same competition model was that of the Open Class boats, in which the provisional podium is completed by Fernand Arteaga’s El Chao, Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue and Pablo de la Riva’s Travesío.
The thirtieth edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy ends tomorrow with the last tests of the competition. The awards ceremony will be held at six in the afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates facilities, and will be attended by local, provincial and regional authorities, as well as representatives of the organizing club and the Naval Military School of Marín. and the Spanish Sailing Federation.