Galicia and Portugal join again in the IV Atlantic Cruise Circuit

· The competition is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates, Douro Marina Sailing Academy BB Douro and the Clube Naval de Cascais

· The aspiring winners must complete three top-level regattas: the Prince of Asturias Trophy, the Cascais Vela 2016 and the Mateus Rosé Sailing Cup

Next weekend the Atlantic Cruise Circuit returns, one of the largest nautical events in Portugal and northern Spain, created four years ago with the aim of strengthening, through sailing, sports, tourism and cultural relations between Galicia and Portugal.

The competition will begin with the Mateus Rosé Sailing Cup, organized once again by the Douro Marina Sailing Academy BBDouro. There will be two days of tests, on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, in the Portuguese town of Vila Nova de Gaia.

Once this first stage is over, the ORC cruise crews will not see each other again until Cascais Vela 2016. This second appointment of the circuit, organized by the Clube Naval de Cascais, is marked on the calendar on August 26, 27 and 28.

The Prince of Asturias Trophy, of the Monte Real Club de Yates, which celebrates its thirty-first edition this year, is the last of the tests that score points for the Atlantic Cruise Circuit.

The competition will be held from September 2 to 4 in the town of Baiona, and at the end the winning crew will be awarded the silver goblet that symbolizes victory in the competition. The winning club will be in charge of guarding the trophy until the next edition, when it will be put back into play.