· The Xekmatt of the Lisbon Naval Association skippered by José Carlos and Hugo Prista won the first edition of the ocean regatta between Galicia and Azores
· The Portuguese boat also took the record for the second stage of the competition by being the fastest to complete the route between Angra and Baiona
The Cleopatra of José Rafael Ribeiro of the Recreational Nautical Association and the Free Spirit of Juan Valdivia and Pablo Toja were second and third
· The Monte Real Yacht Club hosted the award ceremony tonight for the winners in a ceremony attended by nearly 200 people
Nearly 200 people attended the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race awards ceremony tonight at the Monte Real Club de Yates facilities, organized by the Baiona club and the Angra Iate Clube.
In this first edition of the oceanic regatta between Galicia and Azores, the victory went to the crew of the Xekmatt of the Lisbon Naval Association, skippered by José Carlos Prista from Cascal in the first stage and by Hugo Prista in the second.
In addition to winning the grand prize of the night, the Portuguese received the trophy for the winner of the second stage and the record for the Angra do Heroismo-Baiona crossing, for being the fastest to complete the 865 miles that separate the two points.
Triplet of awards for a crew of family and friends, all professionals from the sailing world, with more than ten years of experience in nautical competitions and a large number of successes in both national and international regattas.
Together with them, the other two protagonists of the awards ceremony were the Cleopatra of the Recreational Nautical Association and the Free Spirit of the Real Club Marítimo de Abra – Real Sporting Club, who achieved silver and bronze in both the second stage and of the general.
The prize for the best boat of the first stage was also awarded tonight in Baiona, which went to the hands of the crew of the Saint Maxime del Monte Real Club de Yates, with Miguel Lago at the helm.
The second edition of the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race will be held in 2018
The next edition of the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race will be held in 2018, or at least that is what they hope and what they are going to work for at the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Angra Iate Clube, organizers of this first edition.
In his speech tonight at the awards ceremony, the president of the Baiona club, José Luis Álvarez, assured that the competition more than demonstrated the quality that exists in the world of sailing, both in Spain and Portugal, and that That is why you have to continue betting on events of this type. “Today we are here -he said- to celebrate not the end of the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race, but the beginning of an adventure that we hope to continue in years to come”.
His counterpart from the Angra Iate Clube, Augusto Silva, insisted on the same idea, assuring that they will put all their effort, dedication and commitment into ensuring that this first edition continues over the years and becomes a benchmark for sailing. in Spain and Portugal.