José Luis Álvarez, new president of the Monte Real Yacht Club

Álvarez’s candidacy prevailed over Javier de la Gándara’s in the elections held this Friday at the Baion club

· The businessman from Vigo, already retired, intends to follow in the footsteps of the club’s historic president for more than 40 years, Don Rafael Olmedo Limeses

· José Luis Álvarez will work hand in hand with a team that includes a large part of the previous board of directors and two new additions

The retired businessman from Vigo, José Luis Álvarez, has become the new president of the Monte Real Club de Yates after beating Javier de la Gándara in the elections held this afternoon at the club in Baiona.

Álvarez’s candidacy obtained 328 votes out of a total of 604 that were cast and considered valid in the elections, while De la Gándara’s candidacy received 274. There were two blank votes.

Thus, José Luis Álvarez is, as of today, the new president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, a club that he will direct with Alejandro Retolaza as his right-hand man, who remains in the position of vice president.

Fernándo Yáñez and Genoveva Pereiro are the new commodore and vice-commodore, and Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui already holds the position of treasurer. The new Board of Directors of Monte Real is completed by Carlos Monclús as secretary and Rui Ramada as director.