· The Portuguese crew of the Fifty skippered by Rui Ramada achieved a very tight victory in the trophy organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates
· The regatta committee applied regulations to rule on the victory of the Portuguese after their tie on points with Bosch Service Solutions and Aceites Abril
· In the J80 class, Miudo de Francisca Barros won and Tutatis from the Monte Real regatta team won gold in the Figaro class.
Very tight victory for the Portuguese crew of the Fifty in the AXA Trophy organized by Monte Real Club de Yates. The team skippered by Rui Ramada finished the competition tied on points with Bosch Service Solutions and Aceites Abril, and the tiebreaker system included in the regulations gave victory to the Portuguese.
Gold then for those of the Monte Real Club de Yates, and silver and bronze, respectively, for the Bosch Service Solutions of Ramón Ojea, of the Club Marítimo de Canido; and the Aceites Abril of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, with Luis Pérez Canal at the wheel.
The final day of the AXA Trophy began this Saturday with a delay of thirty minutes over the scheduled time due to the wind, which took a long time to enter the bay of Baiona. The ORCs set off in a coastal regatta towards Borneira, passing through Carallones and La Negra. They made almost thirteen miles of travel with a wind of about 8 knots on average.
In ORC 1, the first position went to Rui Ramada’s Fifty, from Monte Real Club de Yates, followed by Aceites Abril from Real Club Náutico de Vigo, led by Luis Pérez Canal. The podium was completed by Julio Rodríguez’s Starfighter, also from the nautical company from Vigo.
In ORC 2, Bosch Service Solutions, with Ramón Ojea at the helm, won gold and left silver to Javier Montenegro’s Marara 4, which sailed for the Club Marítimo Rías Baixas.
In ORC 3, Jean Claude Sarrade, from the Monte Real Club de Yates, led his team to first place in the trophy; and Burla Negra, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, came second.
In the J80 one-design competition, the Portuguese crew of Francisca Barros’ Miudo managed to climb from the third position they had achieved in the first stage to the place of honour. He took the gold of the championship, leaving the silver and bronze to Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva and Gerardo Alonso’s Virazón, who finished the regatta tied on points.
In the Figaro class, Carlos Hernández’s Tutatis, with a crew of students from the Monte Real Club de Yates regatta team, managed to seal the victory achieved on the opening day. He did it by achieving two first places in the races held this Saturday. The second position of the monotypes went to Víctor Calviño’s Serralleiras, and Santiago Meygide’s Silleiro, tied on points with Serralleiras, achieved a meritorious third place.
Once the last tests of the competition were finished, the Monte Real Club de Yates hosted the awards ceremony for the winners, an act in which the territorial director of AXA Seguros, Mar Romero, participated. Also present was the councilor for tourism of Baiona, Beatriz González; Ramiro Paz, from Ramiro Paz y Asociados, as collaborator of the trophy; and the president and various directors of the organizing club.
With the AXA Trophy over, the Monte Real Yacht Club is now preparing its next major competition, the Spring Regatta – Repsol Trophy, which in 2016 celebrates its thirty-ninth edition. The appointment will be on April 30 and May 1 in the Vigo and Pontevedra estuaries, and the registration period is now open.
FINAL CLASSIFICATION OF THE AXA TROPHY
AXA TROPHY WINNER
>> FIFTY Monte Real Yacht Club
1st >> FIFTY Monte Real Yacht Club
2nd >> APRIL OILS Real Club Náutico de Vigo
1st >> BOSCH SERVICE SOLUTIONS Maritime Club of Canido
2nd >> MARARA 4 Rias Baixas Maritime Club
1st >> FEND LA BISE Monte Real Yacht Club
2nd >> THE BLACK MOCK Real Club Náutico de Vigo
1st >> MIUDO Monte Real Yacht Club
2nd >> NEW MOON Monte Real Yacht Club
3rd >> VIRAZÓN Monte Real Yacht Club
1st >> TUTATIS Monte Real Yacht Club
2nd >> SERRALLEIRAS Monte Real Yacht Club
3rd >> SILLEIRO Monte Real Yacht Club