· Authorities of the Xunta de Galicia and directors of the Monte Real Club de Yates presented this Friday at FITUR the WORLD CUP J80 BAIONA 2023
· After passing through Denmark (2021) and the United States (2022), the J80 world championship arrives in Spain to be held for the first time in Galicia
· Scheduled for the week of September 18 to 24, it will be one of the most important nautical events to be held throughout this year
· The best J80 sailors in the world will compete in this great international event in 80 sailboats coming from different countries of the 5 continents
This Friday the most important nautical event to be held in Galicia and one of the most important in Spain throughout this year was presented at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR): the MUNDIAL J80 BAIONA 2023.
Under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates, the Galician Rías Baixas will bring together, from September 18 to 24, the best J80 sailors in the world, who will compete in this great international event in 80 sailboats from different countries of the 5 continents .
After passing through Denmark (2021) and the United States (2022), this will be the first time that the world championship of the class will come to Galicia, a community that has been betting on these one-designs for years, with one of the most important fleets of Spain.
In the presentation of the event, the president of the Monte Real Club de Yates, José Luis Álvarez, said he felt a mixture of pride and responsibility after having been chosen to organize “such a prestigious event, which will put the focus of the sailing world in Galicia he said . “We will once again demonstrate our club’s ability to organize major events and Galicia’s potential to host top-level sports competitions, offering visitors a unique environment,” he assured.
The second vice president of the Xunta de Galicia, Diego Calvo, highlighted in his speech the importance of Galicia having this competition for the first time. “Baiona will become the world epicenter of sailing next September and we will have a unique opportunity to project tourism in the community and the capacity of Galicia to host top-level sporting events,” said Diego Calvo. With regard to nautical tourism, he valued “the unbeatable conditions for navigation and to have competitions like this world championship” .
The tourist promotion of Galicia that will be carried out to the whole world through this event together with the deseasonalization of tourism and boosting the economy of the area were some of the aspects in which the Director of Tourism of Galicia, Nava Castro, had an impact. when talking about the J80 World Cup that will be held in Baiona.
“Our community is closely linked to the world of sailing, since we have been holding numerous competitions for many years, so holding a World Cup in our waters is the culmination of all the efforts made by both the Galician government and the yacht clubs. and the different actors in the sector”concluded Nava Castro.
The J80 Baiona 2023 World Cup arrives at the Monte Real Club de Yates just one year after hosting the prestigious 52 SUPER SERIES. “Despite the notable differences between one fleet and the other, and one competition and the other, there are several links between the two that we particularly like -says the MRCYB commodore, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui-, and it is that they are one-designs that compete in real time and with short and intense tracks, in which the tests acquire great emotion and are disputed with great rivalry. The show is guaranteed”.
This morning’s staging at the Galicia FITUR stand included the projection of a promotional video for the event and the announcement of the launch of the specific website for the World Cup:
It was the starting signal for an appointment that will be presented shortly at the Monte Real Club de Yates, in a call in which all the details of this great nautical event will be announced.
In addition to the vice president of the Xunta de Galicia and the director of Tourism of Galicia, who took part in the presentation, numerous authorities were present at the event such as the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and some athletes also attended, such as the Spanish champion of the J80 class, Javier Aguado.
WORLD J80 BAIONA 2023
Mount Royal Yacht Club
Baiona Rías Baixas Galicia
18 – 24 September 2023
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