Jesús Pintos alone and Laureano Wizner and Alfonso Crespo in two, new Galician cruiser champions

· On board the Victoria, of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, Jesús Pintos, who started as the favourite, won the solo category

· Laureano Wizner and Alfonso Crespo, wearing a pendant from the Monte Real Club de Yates, won the category of two after completing a spectacular regatta

· At the awards ceremony held this morning at Monte Real, the family of Don Rafael Olmedo was present, to whom the championship was dedicated

Baiona, June 14, 2015.- The Monte Real Club de Yates delivered this morning in Baiona the trophies to the winners of the Galician Solitaire Championship and A Dos – I Rafael Olmedo Memorial, held this weekend in the Rías Baixas.

Sailing alone the more than 52 miles of the test, the sailor from the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, Jesús Pintos, who started as the favorite, emerged the winner, becoming the new Galician Solitary Champion. On board the Victoria, he successfully managed to overcome the complicated sea and wind conditions, which were about to capsize twice, and he led the regatta at all times.

In second and third position in the solo category were Fend la Bise, from the Monte Real Club de Yates, skippered by Jean Claude Sarrade; and the Smaku, from the Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas, with Alfonso Rodríguez at the cane.

In the A Two category, victory went to Mi Moneda, from the Monte Real Club de Yates, in which former America’s Cup sailor Laureano Wizner and Alfonso Crespo competed. They achieved the title of new Galician Champions of A Dos after completing a spectacular test, in which their passage through the Ter, in the Ría de Arousa, stood out five minutes before the rest of the participants.

The podium of the two-person category is completed by Virazón de Miguel Lago and Juan Lago, from the Monte Real Yacht Club; and the U47 of José María Peinó and José Manuel Pérez, of the Real Club Náutico de Portosín.

All wearing pendants from the Monte Real Club de Yates, the Mi Moneda, the Virazón and the Luna Nueva, achieved the top positions in the J80 class.

Once the competition was over, which was characterized by difficult sea and wind conditions, especially in the section between the Picamillo and the entrance to the Arousa estuary, the compensation of times raised the Mi Moneda of Laureano Wizner and Alfonso Crespo as absolute winner of the test. The silver of the trophy went to the Virazón of Miguel Lago and Juan Lago, and the bronze to the U47 of José María Peinó and José Manuel Pérez.

Present at the awards ceremony held this morning at the Monte Real Club de Yates were the widow and children of Don Rafael Olmedo Limeses, former president of the Baiona club, who died last February, to whom the championship was dedicated. Rafael Olmedo Jr. was in charge of delivering the award to the winner of the championship.

GENERAL RANKING

  1. My Coin · Laureano Wizner and Alfonso Crespo · Monte Real Yacht Club
  2. Virazón · Miguel Lago and Juan Lago · Monte Real Yacht Club
  3. U47 · José María Peinó and José Manuel Pérez · Real Club Náutico de Portosín

SOLITAIRE CLASSIFICATION

  1. Victory Jesús Pintos Royal Yacht Club of A Coruña
  2. Fend la Bise Jean Claude Sarrade Monte Real Yacht Club
  3. Smaku Alfonso Rodríguez Bouzas Maritime Lyceum

CLASSIFICATION TO TWO

  1. My Coin · Laureano Wizner and Alfonso Crespo · Monte Real Yacht Club
  2. Virazón · Miguel Lago and Juan Lago · Monte Real Yacht Club
  3. U47 · José María Peinó and José Manuel Pérez · Real Club Náutico de Portosín

J80 CLASSIFICATION

  1. My Coin · Laureano Wizner and Alfonso Crespo · Monte Real Yacht Club
  2. Virazón · Miguel Lago and Juan Lago · Monte Real Yacht Club
  3. New Moon · Juan Luis Tuero and Rogelio Torres · Monte Real Yacht Club

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