Saturday, May 11, 2013.- With agility and speed, the almost two hundred boys and girls who from today take part in the first International Optimist Meeting organized jointly by the Baiona City Council and the Monte Real Yacht Club, with the collaboration of the Federation Gallega de Vela, the AGCIO (Galician International Class Optimist Association), Galician Sports of the Xunta de Galicia, Galicia Tourism, Pontevedra Provincial Council, Rías Baixas Tourism, Novagalicia Banco, Carrefour, Coca Cola, Camping Bayona Playa, Baitra, Paradores and Sailing Landscape.
And it is that the descent ramp installed in the Ribeira Beach allowed the maneuvers to be carried out very quickly, thanks also to the work of the volunteers who collaborate with the organization of the sporting event.
Two regatta fields were set up, one in the center of the Bay of Baiona itself, and the other protected by the entrance to the Yacht Club marina. In the first of them the gold and silver groups of the great fleet sailed, tracing a trapezoid between buoys to which a windward-leeward was incorporated for the former, being only its outline for the latter. They managed to complete up to four sleeves, thanks to the excellent weather conditions.
The prevailing component at noon was a wind of 330, that is, northwest, with peaks constantly maintained at 19 knots.
Martín Wizner, a member of the Real Club Náuico de Vigo regatta team, is the provisional leader in the large group of gold medalists, leading the way with 12 points, the overall result of his partials being 9-1-2-51. , the latter discarded after its application. He is followed by Jorge Barcia, from the Real Club Náutico de La Coruña, with 13 points (1-8-5-7), with Miguel Rodríguez, from the Liceo Casino de Vilagarcía, third, tied for Barcia points, as a result of the 2-10-8 table. -3.
In the Silver Group, it is Iago Formosol, from the Real Club Náutico de La Coruña, who takes the provisional lead with 10 points (10-7-1-2). Behind him is Nacho Salceda, from the Oza – O Puntal Maritime Club, with 13 points (1-12-11-1). And third place goes to Jacobo Delgado, from the nautical team from A Coruña, with 17 points (27-4-10-3).
The little ones from school covered a medium distance windward-leeward, highlighting the performance of the French Henri Rothenbuhler, Quentin Mocudet and Simon Leger, from Villa de Pornic, trained by Pierre Durand, who in this order make up the provisional podium in their modality . The first classified Spaniard is Carlos Trapero, in seventh place.
The Saturday session culminated with the celebration of a convivial dinner at Camping Bayona-Playa, at nine o’clock at night, with a raffle including gifts offered by the collaborators of the international meeting.
Tomorrow, Sunday, the Top Start is established at 11:30 in the morning, with the intention of the Committee to validate the other two remaining sleeves of the sports program, of the six that make it up.