Okofen and Miúdo fight to win the Winter League

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen continues to lead the standings after winning two of the three races held this Saturday in Baiona

· The Miúdo by Storax led by the Portuguese Francisca Barros won one of the tests and managed to close the gap with respect to the leader

· The coincidence of the regatera day with the afternoon of carnival left curious images in the water at the hands of the female crew of the Pazo de Cea

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen remains at the top of the J80 Class Winter League of the Monte Real Club de Yates after winning two of the three tests held this Saturday in the bay of Baiona.

The boat skippered by the historic sailor from Vigo only found a rival in Francisca Barros’ Miúdo by Storax, who managed to overcome it in one of the tests. That first place in one of the races, the two seconds he got in the rest of the race, and the discard that was applied after completing twelve tests, allowed the Portuguese to close the gap with the Okofen.

Ten points are what separate, after finishing this fourth day, the first and second classified in the one-design league. Okofen with ten points and Miúdo with twenty, would take, if they manage to maintain results, the gold and silver of the competition. The bronze would be somewhat more close, since dances continue to be produced in that position.

Miguel Lago’s Virazón, skippered by Javier Rey in the last two days, fell to fourth position this Saturday after Enrique Porto’s Ferralemes managed to snatch third place from the provisional podium. Despite everything, the separation between both boats is just three points, so we will have to wait for the next few days to see how the league evolves.

Fernándo Yáñez’s El Cansino, with José de la Gándara at the helm on this fourth day, remains in fifth position; and sixth place continues to be for Bernardo Macedo’s Mondo.

The female crew of the Pazo de Cea, led by María Campos, went up to the seventh drawer this Saturday. A team that also left the curious note of the day, going out to compete with feather headbands on their heads, filling the regatta with a carnival spirit.

The rest of the classification is completed by Namasté by Luis de Mira, Luna Nueva by Juan Luis Tuero, Marías by Manuel María Cunha, Alumisel by Willy Caamaño and Náutico Cormorán by Francisco Javier Martínez.

The J80 Class Winter League rests next weekend and resumes in March with the last two days of testing, on the 11th and 25th.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER THE FOURTH DAY

  1. Okofen – Javier de la Gandara (10 points)
  2. Miudo by Storax – Francisca Barros (20 points)
  3. Ferralemes – Enrique Porto (36 points)
  4. Virazón – Javier Rey (39 points)
  5. Tired – José de la Gándara (49 points)
  6. Mondo – Bernardo Macedo (57 points)
  7. Pazo de Cea – María Campos (70 points)
  8. Namasté – Luis de Mira (72 points)
  9. New Moon – Juan Luis Tuero (77 points)
  10. Marias – Manuel Maria Cunha (102 points)
  11. Alumisel – Willy Caamaño (109 points)
  12. Nautical Cormorant – Francisco Javier Martínez (111 points)

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