Ricardo Fernández, Mario Soares and Tiago Vecino lead the Baitra Championship

· The sailors of the Club Marítimo de Canido Ricardo Fernández and Mario Soares won in classes A and B

· In class C the classification is led by Tiago Vecino from the yacht club from Vigo and in Optimist Antonio de Cominges School from the Canido club

· The Baitra Children’s Sailing Championship ends tomorrow, Sunday, with the last tests and the awards ceremony for the winners at the Monte Real Club de Yates

The Club Marítimo de Canido and the Real Club Náutico de Vigo were the clubs that managed to get the most sailors into the provisional places of honor of the Baitra Children’s Sailing Championship, which this afternoon held its first tests in Baiona.

Despite the fact that the sailing conditions were not very good, due to the rain and a very shifty wind, the more than fifty sailors who participated in the trophy were able to complete two regattas in the waters of the bay. They made several routes between buoys, which the regatta committee marked with a more or less long distance according to the participating classes, determined by the age of the athletes.

In class A, from 11 to 15 years old, Ricardo Fernández, from the Club Marítimo de Canido, won. The young 12-year-old sailor did a fantastic job on the water, and his first two places in the two heats contested lifted him to first position. The provisional second place is for Africa Alonso, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo; and the third for Miguel Marques, from the We Do Sailing Club, from Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal).

In class B, the Club Marítimo de Canido managed to complete the podium. His sailors Mario Soares, Adriana Pérez and Paloma Pedrosa, all 12 years old, came in first, second and third position respectively.

There was more variety in the classification of class C, of sailors aged between 8 and 10 years. The provisional gold went to the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, led by Tiago Vecino. The silver is held by Andrés Barreiro, 10 years old, from the Monte Real Club de Yates; and Jorge Álvarez, from the Club Náutico de Ribeira, was in third position.

Boys and girls from Optimist School, who are just starting out in the world of competition, also sailed on today’s regatta day. As in class B, Canido once again dominated the positions of honor in this category. Waiting for what happens in the last tests, their sailors Antonio de Cominges, Rodrigo Pérez and Jorge Troncoso occupy the first, second and third place respectively.

The Baitra Children’s Sailing Championship continues tomorrow, Sunday, with the second and last day of tests, and the subsequent awards ceremony for the winners at the Monte Real Yacht Club facilities. An act that will be attended by the manager of Baitra, Juan Carlos González, as sponsor of the event. Also present will be the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal; the president of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde; and several directors of Monte Real as organizing club.