Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen wins its fifth J80 Winter League

 

The sailboat led by the historic sailor from Vigo and crewed by Diego Fernández and Jaime Gándara added a new title this Saturday (the fourth in a row) to those achieved in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021

· El Alboroto by Juan Carlos Ameneiro and El Cansino by Alejandra Suárez won silver and bronze in a competition in which Spaco by Santiago Estévez and Marías by Manel Cunha closed the group of the 5 best

· The J80 Winter League held during these first months of the year in Baiona thanks to the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales once again highlighted the good health enjoyed by the 8 meters in Galicia

· With the closing of the one-design championship at the Monte Real Yacht Club, they are now preparing to open the cruise season that will begin this April with the celebration of the Comunica Trophy and the Repsol Trophy

Okofen won their fifth Winter League in Baiona this Saturday – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen once again demonstrated this Saturday why it is one of the best J80s in Galicia after winning, once again, the Winter League that the Monte Real Club de Yates organizes for the 8-meter monotypes.

The sailboat led by the historic sailor from Vigo and with Diego Fernández and Jaime Gándara as base crew, who were joined by different sailors in the different days, added its fifth title in the competition (the fourth consecutive) after those achieved in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

He did it with a final balance of 14 points derived from almost perfect partials (1-2-1-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-1), from discarding his two worst results from the classification (a 4th place and one offline) and to beat the second and third classified by 12 and 29 points.

In addition to Javier de la Gándara, his son Jaime and Diego Fernández are regulars at Okofen – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The general director of Baitra Accesorios Navales, Juan Carlos González, was in charge, as sponsor of the event, of delivering the trophy to a team that will surely be talked about in the remainder of the regatta season, not only in the J80 leagues but also in the other competitions in which the 8 meters participate with their own class.

Javier and Jaime de la Gándara, from Okofen, collecting their prizes for winners of the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Yago Crespo

After collecting his award, Javier de la Gándara was very satisfied with having achieved this fifth league victory, and if he did so, he said, “in a competition in which it is increasingly difficult to win because -as he assured- the quality of the crews has increased a lot and there are teams that sail very well” . For the sailor it was a “very complete league, with many tests and very good wind “, which allowed them to enjoy sailing.

The awards ceremony and subsequent fellowship dinner put an end to a day in which the nerves in the water were especially noticeable. Everyone wanted to adjust their positions as much as possible and improve their results for the final classification and they ended up forcing a general call in the first race and a couple of off-lines in the other two races.

With a north wind that blew with good intensity and a regatta field located between the Virgen de la Roca and las Estelas, the first two races were for Okofen and the third and last for Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto, who finished second. overall and took the Winter League silver with 22 points.

The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro, second classified Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Yago Crespo

Manel Cunha’s Marías, who had all the ballots to close the winners’ podium, did not go out to compete this Saturday, and that caused him to lose all his options to hang a medal. He left Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino free to climb into the third drawer and hang the bronze with 43 points.

El Cansino by Alejandra Suarez finished third in the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Yago Crespo

The group of the five best in the one design league was closed by Spaco de Santiago Estévez, fourth with 59 points; and the Portuguese Marías, fifth with 69. The trophies were delivered, in addition to the CEO of Baitra, Juan Carlos González; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and the deputy for Economic Promotion of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Raquel Giráldez.

The Baitra J80 Winter League held during these first four months of the year in Baiona once again revealed the good health enjoyed by the 8 meters in Galicia. A state that is not only reflected in the progressive increase in units but also in the improvement that led to the arrival of coach Carlos Llamas among the crews to prepare the teams for the Spanish Championship and the World Cup that Baiona will host this year and the next. .

With the closing of the one-design league, the Monte Real Yacht Club is now preparing to launch its cruise season, which will begin this month of April with the celebration, on the 23rd, of the Comunica Trophy; and the Repsol Trophy on April 29 and 30 and May 1. The registration period for both competitions is now open through the club’s website.

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE
Mount Royal Yacht Club
Final overall ranking Top 5

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 14 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 22 POINTS
3. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · 43 POINTS
4. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 59 POINTS
5. MARÍAS MANEL CUNHA 69 POINTS
…up to 20 qualifiers.

 

Okofen, unstoppable, about to win the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

· The sailboat led by Javier de la Gándara signed two new victories this Sunday in the penultimate stage of the one-design championship

With 8 points away from their most direct rival, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Fuss, the Okofen crew is close to victory in the J80 Winter League

· On April 2, the competition will be resolved with the last three tests and the delivery of prizes to the winners

The sailboat led by Javier de la Gándara signed two new victories this Sunday – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Okofen was convincing this Sunday in the waters of Baiona in the penultimate day of the J80 Winter League, which the Monte Real Club de Yates has been organizing since last January with the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales.

The crew led by Javier de la Gándara signed two solid victories in the two races held and set the bar even higher for their most direct competitors, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Manel Cunha’s Marías, who are second and third respectively. .

There were no changes in the provisional podium in terms of positions, but there were changes in the score that separates the three candidates to win the championship, which is now much wider. The 12 points that Okofen has allow them to already dream of the laurels of the league, by taking an 8-point advantage over Alboroto, which has 20; and 15 to Marías, with 27.

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s El Alboroto remains solid in second position – Photo © Rosana Calvo

As had happened on Saturday, the regattas this Sunday were also very complicated by the wind. A first test was started that had to be canceled on the first beat. After changing the regatta course, the fleet was able to sail a sleeve that ended up shortened but that allowed the day’s scoring to open. Okofen, Spaco and Cansino got the best score. In the second and last test of the day, which could be played in its entirety, Okofen repeated victory and Alboroto and Marías entered behind them.

With an off-line in the first test, Marías did not shine as well as expected today – Photo © Rosana Calvo

This being the case, and waiting for what happens on the last day, if Javier de la Gándara’s crew maintains the streak and the good work of the previous stages (in which they signed some partials of 1-2-1-3 -1-1-4-1-1-1), everything points to the final victory.

The crews that compete in the Monte Real one-design league will meet again on April 2, the day on which the sixth and final phase of the Baitra J80 Winter League is scheduled to be held.

That first Saturday of April, in addition to the competition being resolved, the Monte Real will deliver the prizes to the winners of the championship and will open the doors to the cruise competitions that will arrive in Baiona at the end of the month, with the celebration of the Comunica Trophy (April 23 ) and the Repsol Trophy (April 29 and 30 and May 1).

 

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
Top 5 after the fifth day of regattas and in the absence of a final stage

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 12 POINTS
2. BUZZ · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 20 POINTS
3. MARÍAS MANEL CUNHA 27 POINTS
4. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · 43 POINTS
5. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 58 POINTS

De la Gándara caresses the final victory

 

· Aboard Okofen, the skipper from Vigo has the best results in the Baitra J80 Winter League, which celebrates its last day in Baiona this Saturday

· De la Gándara and his crew reach the final stage in first position with 8 points followed by Alboroto with 12 points and Marías with 17 points

· The last three tests of the competition will be played from three in the afternoon and at half past eight the prizes will be awarded to the winners

Baitra J80 Winter League Fleet- Photo © Rosana Calvo

The sailor from Vigo Javier de la Gándara and his crew from Okofen caress the final victory of the Baitra J80 Winter League, as they reach the last day of the competition, which is held this Saturday in Baiona, as leaders.

De la Gándara, his sons Jaime and Javier, and Okofen regular Diego Fernández lead the provisional standings with 8 points and, except for big mistakes or unexpected surprises that prevent them from maintaining the good track record up to now, they have many ballots to take the final victory.

Jaime Gándara, Javier Gándara, Diego Fernández and Javier de la Gándara aboard the Okofen – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Albotoro, who was joined on several days by the Spanish J80 champion, Javier Aguado, could avoid his victory. It is another of the J80s that has managed to chain very good results in the six tests held so far and could storm the first position of the league, since it occupies second place just 4 points behind Okofen.

El Alboroto by Juan Carlos Ameneiro in a heads-up match with Marías by Manel María – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Somewhat more difficult to finish as leader will be for the Portuguese crew of the Marías, led by Manel María, who is third with 17 points, 9 behind the leader and 5 behind the second. It will be difficult for him to win the laurels but he will almost certainly be among the top finishers.

Closing the Top 5 of the Baitra J80 Winter League and with aspirations to be able to sneak into a podium position are Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino, with 22 points; and La Galera by Miguel Fernández, with 24 points.

After the suspension of the penultimate day due to bad weather conditions, the Baitra J80 Winter League will celebrate its final stage this Saturday from three in the afternoon. The regatta committee hopes to be able to start the three tests planned in the program, and the sailboats will be left without being able to apply a new discard (of their worst result) because the six tests necessary to do so will not be held.

Once the competition in the water is over, the facilities of the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, starting at half past seven. It will be attended by the general director of Baitra Accesorios Navales, Juan Carlos González, as sponsor of the event.

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
Provisional classification in the absence of the last day

 

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 8 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 12 POINTS
3. MARÍAS · MANUEL MARÍAS · 17 POINTS
4. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 22 POINTS
5. LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · 24 POINTS

6. MAIJA · JOSE LUIS PÉREZ · 34 POINTS
7. IFACLINIC.COM JOAO NUNO ALLEN 37 POINTS
8. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 37 POINTS
9. DUE · RAFAEL BLANCO · 43 POINTS
10. FERRALEMES · R. GARCIA · 44 POINTS
11. NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO 45 POINTS
12. SDN CORMORÁN · FRANCISCO J. MARTÍNEZ · 46 POINTS
13. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · 47 POINTS
14. PETRILLA JAIME BARREIRO 63 POINTS
15. CEA MANOR IAGO CARBALLO 77 POINTS
16. LUXOCONF JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE 78 POINTS
17. MIUDO IGNACIO SALGUEIRO 81 POINTS
18. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO 95 POINTS

 

The Baitra J80 Winter League enters its final stretch

 

· The one-design competition that the Monte Real Club de Yates has been organizing since January enters its final stretch with the dispute this Saturday of the penultimate day

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen is leading the standings after achieving three victories in the six races held to date

· Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Manel María’s Marías are in second and third position separated by 4 and 9 points behind Okofen

 

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen leads the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

 

The Baitra J80 Winter League that the Monte Real Club de Yates has organized in Baiona since last January enters its final stretch this Saturday with the dispute of the penultimate day of tests.

Starting at three in the afternoon, the 18 sailboats that aspire to the title of the one-design league will meet in the bay of Baiona to compete in three new regattas with which to continue defining positions for the end of the competition, scheduled for May 29.

This Saturday there will be three new tests between buoys, of the windward-leeward type with a double loop, in which Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen has proven to be the best so far. With partials of 4-3-1-1-2-1, the crew of the sailor from Vigo has been at the top of the classification for several days but without being able to relax too much, since there are several candidates to steal the lead.

From second place, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Rampage is another of the firm contenders for the title. In the last stage, being able to rule out his worst result (12 points), which had been penalizing him a lot in the table, allowed him to rise to the silver position, just 4 points behind the leader.

A little further down, in third position, with provisional bronze, is the Portuguese crew of the Marías, led by Manel Marías. They are separated by 9 points from Okofen, but the team is one of those that usually surprises, so a possible Portuguese victory cannot be ruled out yet.

Somewhat more unstable with the previous scores was Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino who, with very different partials, is in fourth position, closely followed, just 2 points apart, by La Galera from A Coruña, with Miguel Fernández Vasco in front.

The Baitra J80 Winter League is held in the Bay of Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

 

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
Classification after the third day held on April 10

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 8 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 12 POINTS
3. MARÍAS · MANUEL MARÍAS · 17 POINTS
4. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 22 POINTS
5. LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · 24 POINTS
6. MAIJA · JOSE LUIS PÉREZ · 34 POINTS
7. IFACLINIC.COM JOAO NUNO ALLEN 37 POINTS
8. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 37 POINTS
9. DUE · RAFAEL BLANCO · 43 POINTS
10. FERRALEMES · R. GARCIA · 44 POINTS
11. NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO 45 POINTS
12. SDN CORMORÁN · FRANCISCO J. MARTÍNEZ · 46 POINTS
13. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · 47 POINTS
14. PETRILLA JAIME BARREIRO 63 POINTS
15. CEA MANOR IAGO CARBALLO 77 POINTS
16. LUXOCONF JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE 78 POINTS
17. MIUDO IGNACIO SALGUEIRO 81 POINTS
18. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO 95 POINTS

 

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NOTICE OF RACE WINTER LEAGUE BAITRA J80

The BAITRA J80 Winter League will be held in the waters of the Bay of Baiona on February 27, March 20, April 10, May 15 and 29, 2021 , being organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates.

>> INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM

1. RULES

The regatta will be governed by:

to. The rules as defined in the WS Racing Rules of Sailing 2021–2024 (RRS).

b. J80 class monodesign regulations and their special adaptations of the J80 Galicia Fleet[NP][DP] .

c. Announcement and Instructions of Regatta.

d. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[NP] It will not be a reason for protests between ships. This modifies Rule 60.1(a) RRS.

and. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[DP] indicates that your penalty may be lighter than disqualification if the protest committee so decides. The abbreviation for the discretionary penalty imposed pursuant to this instruction shall be[DPI] .

F. The penalty for infractions of the IR indicated as[SP] they will be fixed, without hearing and imposed by the Race Committee, in the most recently completed race, applied as indicated in Rule 44.3 RRS (modifies Rules 63.1 and A5 of the RRS).

g. [NP] [DP] Annex A Security protocol in relation to COVID-19.

 

2. ADVERTISING [NP] [DP]

2.1. Participants may display advertising in accordance with the provisions of WS Regulation 20.

2.2. The Organization may require the participants to display the sponsor’s publicity in the form that is convenient and that will be provided to them before the regatta, not being able to manipulate or modify said material under any circumstances.

 

3. PARTICIPATION [NP] [DP]

3.1. Boats of the J80 class that comply with the regulations of point 1 and all the requirements demanded in point 4 of this AR may participate. As long as each and every one of them is not fulfilled, their registration as a participant in the Regatta will not be considered. Depending on the circumstances, the Organizing and Race Committee may grant a special extension in a particular way to the boat that requests it in writing.

3.2. Owners and skippers must be members of the National J80 Class Association and be registered at http://www.j80measurement.com.

3.3. Skippers who are not owners must be in possession of Sailor Classification Grade 1. See the following link:
https://members.sailing.org/classification/?unique=1442849722.9402&view=req_
new_classification&nocache=1

 

4. REGISTRATION

4.1. Registration will be mandatory, at a cost of €50 per boat, and the following documentation must be sent or presented before January 22:

• Duly completed registration form.
• Updated boat insurance.
• Federal licenses for 2021 for all crew members.
• Proof of transfer of registration rights.

Submitted or presented in:

Mount Royal Yacht Club
Recinto del Parador, s/n, 36300 Baiona E-mail: secretaria@mrcyb.com Tel. + 34 986 385 000

And the transfer of registration rights made in:
ABANCA

BAIONA Branch
. account: ES92 2080 0559 2330 4000 3658 SWIFT: CAGLESMMXXX

4.2. Registration and registration confirmation:

The owner or person in charge of each boat must register and personally sign the registration form at the Regatta Office before 11:00 a.m. on January 23, 2021.

February 27, March 20, April 10, May 15 and 29

5. PROGRAM

5.1. The competition will take place on the following days:

  • February 27 15:00 Coastal or windward-leeward courses
  • March 20 15:00 Coastal or windward-leeward courses
  • April 10 15:00 Coastal or windward-leeward courses
  • May 15 15:00 Coastal or windward-leeward courses
  • May 29 3:00 p.m. Coastal or windward-leeward tours / 8:30 p.m. Trophy ceremony and fellowship dinner

5.2. This program may be modified if circumstances so require (postponement to other dates due to suspension due to storms, etc., or modification of schedules according to forecast weather conditions or other causes).

5.3. Exit signals may be given up to 60 minutes before sunset each day.

 

6. COMPETITION FORMAT

6.1. It will be navigated in fleet format, in real time.

6.2. 15 tests are scheduled.

6.3. There will be no more than 3 tests per day.

 

7. MEASUREMENT AND SAFETY [NP] [DP]

7.1. The responsibility of attending this regatta having previously updated its Measurement Certificate, measuring the material with which it is intended to participate, is exclusively the registered skipper.

7.2. The number of crew members on board may be changed during the course of the regatta, but not on each day where it must end with the same number as the start.

7.3. The safety of this regatta will be considered as category 4 (reduced) in accordance with the Special Rules for High Seas Regatta of the WS and adapted to the particular regulations of the Galician J80 Fleet.

7.4. All boats will have to be equipped with a VHF radio with channels 16, 09, 71 and 72.

7.5. It will be the responsibility of the owner or skipper of each boat to comply with the legal regulations established for recreational boats, both in general and in particular for their government, dispatch and security.

 

8. SCORING SYSTEM

8.1. The Low Score system described in Appendix A of the RRS will apply.

8.2. There will be one (1) discard from 6 or more races held and two (2) discards from 11 or more races held.

 

9. PRIZES

Prizes will be awarded to at least the top 3 classifieds, the award ceremony will take place on May 29 at 8:00 p.m. at the club.

 

10. LIABILITY

Participants in the J80 Winter League do so at their own risk and responsibility.

The MRCYB or any person or body involved in the organization of the event, reject any responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to people or things, both on land and at sea, as a result of participation in the tests covered by this race announcement.

Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4, Decision to Race, of part 1 of the RRS, which states: “It is the sole responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a race or to continue racing”.

MRCYB

 

[NP][DP] Annex A

Security protocol in relation to COVID-19

to. Access to the regatta facilities is subject to the control of body temperature.

b. Participants and support people are required to wear a mask:

1º: At all times while in the Club facilities, except in the cases established by law.

2º: At all times while they are afloat, except in the cases provided by law.

3rd: when embarking on any Organization vessel: Regatta Committees, Referees and maintenance boats, etc. The masks must be thrown only in the containers provided for it, duly marked.

c. Participants and support people are obliged to respect the capacity and access shifts, where appropriate, to:

1st changing rooms and showers. It is strictly forbidden to deposit clothing and bags, these must be located in the places designated for it (lockers, etc.) avoiding common areas and must be removed from the venue every day at the end of the activity, as well as walking barefoot. Showers will remain closed.

2nd Bar, restaurant and social lounges.

d. Participants and support people are required to wash their hands frequently and, where appropriate, to use hydrogels when accessing rooms and closed areas.

and. Participants and support persons are required to use the one-way lanes when traveling within the facility.

F. All participants are recommended to download and activate the App Radar Covid19.

Link Android (Reviewed and Validated) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.gob.radarcovid&hl=es

Link APPLE (reviewed and validated)
https://apps.apple.com/es/app/radarcovid/id1520443509

 

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