De la Gándara leads Okofen to victory in the AXA J80 Autumn League

  • The historic sailor from Vigo returned on the last day of the trophy to snatch the podium from Cansino de Nano Yáñez who was leading the standings and had to settle for second place
  • Enrique Porto’s Ferralemes was the best boat in the last three races held this afternoon in Baiona and got onto the championship podium with a meritorious third place
  • The Monte Real Club de Yates thus puts an end to its 2017 sports season and is now preparing for 2018 in which it will organize the Spanish J80 Championship

 

Baiona, November 25, 2017.- Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen signed this afternoon in Baiona the closing of a spectacular regatta season with victory in the AXA J80 Autumn League, a triumph that adds to those achieved this year in the Winter League, the Conde de Gondomar and the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, in which it also won the title of best J80 boat of the season.

At 58 years old, the historic sailor from Vigo continues to show that what he had, he retained, and that on the water, aboard a J80, there are very few skippers capable of facing him. In this last edition of the autumn one-design league, the commodore of Monte Real, Nano Yáñez, tried it, who managed to overtake Okofen on the penultimate day, but finally had to settle for a meritorious second place.

Okofen and Cansino were, without a doubt, the two standout yachts in the AXA J80 Autumn League, a competition that finished just one point behind each other, taking gold and silver respectively. Enrique Porto’s Ferralemes, the best boat in the last three races held this afternoon in Baiona, maintained the third position that it had held since the previous stage and won bronze in the league.

El Marías – Houses of the Roof by Manuel María Cunha; Luis de Mira’s Namasté , skippered today by Javier Torroja, and Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva were fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. complete the ranking of Meltemi by Guillermo Blanco, the Pazo de Cea de María Campos, which had Willy Camaño today at the cane; the Miudo by Storax crewed by coaches and students from the Monte Real Sailing School; the Mondo by Bernardo Macedo; the Cormorant II by Yago González-Robatto; Diego Carral ‘s Gallery and the SND Cormorant by Francisco J. Martínez.

After the dispute in the water, the facilities of the Monte Real Club de Yates, the organizing club of the championship, hosted the awards ceremony for the winners. A fraternization dinner was held, attended by the participating crews, members of the club’s board of directors and representatives of AXA Seguros, sponsor of the competition, with the director of the AXA Foundation, Josep Alfonso, at the head.

With the AXA J80 Autumn League, the Monte Real Club de Yates puts an end to its 2017 sports season, which included the celebration of 11 trophies, two of them specific to the J80 class. The monotypes, in charge of closing the current year, will once again play a major role in 2018, opening the season with the Winter League and with the celebration of the Spanish Championship of the class, which Monte Real will organize, by delegation of the Spanish Sailing Federation, from April 27 to May 1.

FINAL CLASSIFICATION AXA J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE

  1. OKOFEN Javier de la Gandara 14 points
  2. TIRED · Fernándo Yáñez · 15 points
  3. FERRALEMES Enrique Porto 17 points

 

  1. MARIAS – CASAS DO TELHADO · Manuel María Cunha · 24 points
  2. NAMASTE Luis de Mira 31 points
  3. NEW MOON Juan Luis Tuero 31 points
  4. MELTEMI Guillermo Blanco 41 points
  5. CEA PAZO María Campos 43 points
  6. MIUDO BY STORAX · Carlos Hernández · 45 points
  7. MONDO · Bernardo Macedo · 54 points
  8. CORMORAN II Yago González-Robatto 54 points
  9. LA GALERA Diego Carral 60 points
  10. SND CORMORAN Francisco Martínez 76 points

 

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Baiona crowns the winners of the AXA J80 Autumn League

  • The last three regattas to be held this Saturday in Baiona will reveal the names of the winners of the autumn competition at Monte Real Club de Yates
  • The Cansino of the commodore of the Baionese club Nano Yáñez, the Okofen of Javier de la Gándara and the Ferralemes of Enrique Porto are leaders in the classification
  • The awards ceremony will be held once the dispute on the water is over as part of a fraternization dinner attended by the entire J80 fleet.

Baiona crowns this Saturday the winners of the AXA J80 Autumn League, the one-design competition that has been held since last October in the bay of Baiona under the organization Monte Real Club de Yates and the sponsorship of AXA Seguros.

After the previous three days, tomorrow the fourth and final stage will be held, with a final program of three windward-leeward routes starting at three in the afternoon.

The crew of the Cansino , skippered by the commodore of the Monte Real Yacht Club, Nano Yáñez, is in the lead after having snatched the leadership from Okofen , who suffered on the last day due to the absence of their leader Javier de la Gándara.

Both sailboats, separated by three points in the general classification, will compete for the top drawers with Enrique Porto’s Ferralemes , who is just two points behind them.

We must not lose sight of Luis de Mira’s Namasté and Manuel María Cunha’s Marías-Casas do Telhado on the water either, who stood out in the last regattas in Baiona and are clear contenders for one of the positions on the winners’ podium. .

They are followed in the classification, although at a greater distance, by the Meltemi , the Luna Nueva , the Pazo de Cea , the Mondo , La Galera and the Cormoran II . The Miudo by Storax and the SND Cormorán close the list, with a race less disputed than the rest of the boats.

The last tests of the AXA J80 Autumn League will begin at three in the afternoon in the bay of Baiona, and if the forecasts are met, the wind will not be an impediment to its celebration, since it will blow quite strongly.

Once the competition in the water is over, the facilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club will host the awards ceremony for the winners, within the framework of a fellowship dinner in which sailors and sponsors will participate.

 

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Eolo leaves the first day of the AXA J80 Autumn League without regatta

· The lack of wind forced the suspension of the first day of the one-design competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates

· The J80 fleet convened in the bay of Baiona will return to the water on October 28 in the second of the four days scheduled in the championship

· The next event will coincide with the celebration in Baiona of the European nautical tourism summit Galicia Atlantic Destination

Baiona, October 14, 2017.- Eolo was the undisputed protagonist of the first day of the AXA J80 Autumn League, which was going to be held this afternoon in Baiona but finally had to be canceled due to the lack of wind in the bay. .

The weather forecasts were fulfilled and after staying afloat for more than two hours, and given the impossibility of establishing a regatta field with the minimum conditions to compete in the competition, the regatta committee decided to send the sailboats back to port.

The participating monotypes, including a large part of the J80 fleet of the Monte Real Club de Yates, will return to the water next Saturday, October 28, for the second of the four scheduled days in the championship.

The event will coincide with the celebration in Baiona of the Galicia Atlantic Destination European nautical tourism summit , an event that will address the current and future challenges of nautical tourism, paying special attention to the situation in Galicia.

Promoted by the Xunta de Galicia through the Galician Tourism Agency, Portos de Galicia and the Monte Real Yacht Club, the The summit will be held on October 27 and 28, and it will be attended by representatives of the main nautical clubs and associations in Europe, as well as journalists from different countries.

The regattas return to Baiona thanks to the AXA J80 Autumn League

· The J80 one-design competition will put an end to the 2017 sailing season at Monte Real Club de Yates

· The league organized by the club from Baiona and sponsored by AXA Seguros will be played over four days during the months of October and November

· The first tests will be held next Saturday, October 14, starting at three in the afternoon in the Bay of Baiona

Baiona, October 12, 2017.- The regattas return to Baiona this weekend thanks to the AXA J80 Autumn League, a competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and sponsored by AXA Seguros with which the Baiona club puts the end of its season sailing of 2017.

The trophy, intended exclusively for the J80 monotypes, will be played in a league format over four days, on October 14 and 28 and November 12 and 25. Sailing as a fleet and competing in real time, the participating sailboats will compete in a maximum of three tests per day. They will be windward/leeward courses, with two beats and two sterns, which the jacks must complete in a maximum of 75 minutes, and crossing the finish line within 10 minutes of the entry of the first boat, so as not to be disqualified.

All the regattas will be held inside the bay of Baiona, animating the autumn weekends of the residents and visitors of the Galician fishing village, who will be able to enjoy the sailboat competition from the surrounding promenades, sandbanks and mountains.

Among the participants will be the three boats that managed to get on the podium in the previous edition. We will see Okofen, led and skippered by Javier de la Gándara, who won the victory last year together with Diego Fernández, Hugo Ferreiro and Jaime de la Gándara. Luis de Mira’s Namasté and Francisca Barros’s Miudo, who finished second and third in 2016, will also fight for the title. The fleet will be completed by other J80s from the Monte Real Club de Yates and several more one-designs from Coruña and Vigo.

Once the competition is over with the celebration of the last day on November 25, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host in its facilities the awards ceremony for the winners of the AXA J80 Autumn League, within the framework of a dinner at which will be attended by all the sailors and members of the regatta committee, as well as those responsible for the club and AXA Seguros, the company that sponsors the trophy.

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