Some thirty boats will compete this Saturday for the Galician Championship of A Dos

 

· The Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Vigo are the clubs with the highest number of applicants for the regional title, to which crews from Bouzas, Portosín, Canido, Punta Lagoa and Sada also compete.

· In addition to the general prizes for Galician Champions of A Two, awards will be given to the best female and mixed teams for which 8 teams of the total of 30 that will participate in the test are registered

· The Galician A Dos Championship is held within the framework of the MRW Trophy and will be the eighth edition of the Rafael Olmedo Memorial

The Galician A Dos Championship will be held this Saturday in the Rías Baixas – Photo Clara Giraldo

Some thirty boats will compete this Saturday in the Rías Baixas for the Galician A Dos Championship, which will crown the best crews in a reduced format in Galicia. The Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Vigo are the clubs with the highest number of applicants for the regional title, to which teams from Bouzas, Portosín, Canido, Punta Lagoa and Sada also compete.

All the candidates for victory, in boats manned by two sailors, will face a round trip of more than 35 miles between Baiona and the island of Ons, which will start at eleven in the morning and end well into the afternoon. , with a forecast of northerly component winds that will move between 7 and 14 knots.

The competition, sponsored by MRW, will be divided into two different classes: ORC, which will qualify after applying time compensation; and J80, which will compete in real time. And within each of them several categories will be established.

In ORC there will be, in addition to the general, there will be a mixed category, in which the teams formed by Carolina Martínez and Miguel Ángel Fernández (CN Sada), Elena Raga and Miguel Sterner (MRCYB), Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure (RCN Vigo), and José Luis Ríos and María Jesús Montes (RCN Vigo).

In the general classification of this class, almost 20 teams will enter the fray, including, among others, the crews formed by Jean Claude Sarrade and André Amorín, who won the title of Galician champions in 2017; or that of the vice president and sports director of Monte Real, Alejandro Retolaza and Roy Alonso, who already participated in previous years with good results.

In J80 there will be no mixed category but there will be a female category, with four crews competing for the title of Galician Champions of A Two. They are the teams of Marta Ramada and Ana Sardiña, Africa Alonso and Carolina Terrón, Hilda Martín and Dunia Reino, and Rebeca González and Helena Benito. Although made up of sailors from different clubs, they will all race through the Monte Real Club de Yates.

A large part of the Monte Real eight-meter fleet will come into play in the general classification of this class, which continues to prepare for the Spanish Championship of the class that the club will hold in September; and for the 2023 World Cup, which will also be held in Baiona. They will be, among others, Cansino by Fernando Yáñez and Manuel Fernández; the Namasté by Luis de Mira and Susana Baena; or the Spaco by Javier Martínez Valente and Alberto Diz.

The Galician Two-Handed Championship, organized by Monte Real by delegation of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation, is part of the MRW Trophy and will also be the eighth edition of the Rafael Olmedo Memorial, with which Monte Real honors the one who was its president for more than 40 years. The competition (which will start at eleven in the morning with the regatta and will end at eight in the afternoon with the awards ceremony) can be followed live on the Monte Real website (www.mrcyb.es) thanks to a virtual reality system.