Jean Claude Sarrade in Solitaires and Juan José and Hugo Martínez in A Dos, new Galician cruise champions

· Wearing a necklace from the Monte Real Club de Yates aboard the Fend la Bise, Jean Claude Sarrade was the winner of the championship in the solitaire category

· In the A Dos category, victory was won by La Burla Negra of the Club Náutico de Vigo, manned by Juan José and Hugo Martínez, also winners of the general

· The Galician Championship was organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club with the collaboration of the Baiona City Council and the Galician Sailing Federation

Baiona, June 19, 2016.- The Monte Real Club de Yates crowned the new Galician cruise champions this Sunday after the celebration, in the waters of the Rías Baixas, of the Galician Solitaire and Two-handed Championship, which was also the II Rafael Olmedo Memorial in honor of the historic president of the nautical baionés deceased last year.

The winner in the solo category was Jean Claude Sarrade, who completed the regatta of more than 52 miles, without any help on board, in just 8 hours and 23 minutes. Proof of his good work at the helm of the Fend la Bise del Monte Real Club de Yates was that he managed to beat many boats in the A Two category in the general classification, in which he finished eighth.

Seven places higher in that general ranking was La Burla Negra, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, who won the ciborium of the II Rafael Olmedo Memorial. Juan José and Hugo Martínez, skipper and crew member of the boat, collected the award from Rafa Olmedo, son of the former president of Monte Real for more than 40 years. In addition to that victory, the sailors from Vigo won in A Two -1 and also became the new Galician champions in the A Two category.

In real time, the leader of the test was, without any doubt, the U47 of José María Peinó and José María Pérez. The boat from the Real Club Náutico de Portosín led the regatta at all times, from the start in the bay of Baiona to the passage through the Ter in the Arousa estuary or the finish in front of the Islote dos Viños, in the Cíes archipelago. Peinó and Pérez set a record in the history of the competition by completing it in just 7 hours and 12 minutes.

Outstanding performance also by Luna Nueva of Juan Luis Tuero and Rogelio Torres, who once again demonstrated how good they are at coastal regattas. Wearing a Monte Real pendant, they won in the A Two – 1 category, and their clubmates, Enrique and Javier Porto, prevailed in the J80 class aboard the Ferralemes.

The Galician Solitaire and Two-Handed Championship – II Rafael Olmedo Memorial was held this weekend in the Rías Baixas with unbeatable weather conditions. Sun in the sky, good sea, and north-northwest winds of between 12 and 14 knots, which increased in intensity to 16 and reached, at times, peaks of 25. The fleet completed 30 miles upwind ascent to the Ter and 22 very fast descent with a spinnaker to the Islote dos Viños.

Once the competition was over, the Monte Real Club de Yates hosted this Sunday the awards ceremony for the winners, in which the president of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde, participated; the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal; the councilor for sports of Baiona, María Jesús Martíns; and the president and vice president of the organizing club, José Luis Álvarez and Alejandro Retolaza. In addition to the Galician champion plaques and the trophies of the rest of the winners, the winners received a Terras Gauda Magnum courtesy of Bodegas Terras Gauda.