· In his first participation in the Príncipe de Asturias, Nuno Neves’ Syone Panther from Portugal took victory both in the ABANCA ORC 1-2 class and in the overall overall, while Francisco Edreira’s Urbapaz revalidated the title and hung the gold in the Aceites Abril ORC 3-4 class
· In the Gadis ORC 5, Volvo Autesa Open 1 and SH Robotic Open 2 classes, the winners were Cinco Islas Albariño, Salseiro and Argalleiro
· The Hotel Princesa Yaiza from the Canary Islands won in the Solventis J80 class, reaffirming itself as one of the favorites for the World Cup; and the Tutatis de Marta Ramada won the Gestilar Ladies Cup
The Prince of Asturias Trophy already has new winners. In a most complicated day due to the absence and instability of the wind, the event organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Escuela Naval Militar with the sponsorship of ABANCA closed this Sunday crowning the winners of its thirty-eighth edition .
The conditions were, without a doubt, the great protagonists of the day. In the Cíes Islands area, where the ORC 1-2, 3-4 and J80 classes competed, and with a southeasterly component wind with hardly any pressure, the Race Committee raised the postponement flag at twelve o’clock on noon, the time at which the last tests were scheduled to begin. As the hours passed, things did not improve and finally at half past three in the afternoon the third and last day of competition came to an end. The Open participants, ORC 5 and the Figaro of the Gestilar Ladies Cup had more luck, who were able to add the last sets to their scoreboard.
The Syone Panther wins the ABANCA ORC class 1-2 in its first participation in the Príncipe
Victory for the Portuguese Syone Panther of Nuno Neves in the ABANCA ORC 1-2 class. In its first participation in the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, the Lisbon Naval Association boat managed to proclaim itself the winner both in its category and in the ORC absolute general thanks to a great performance on the regatta field, which gave it an advantage of one point over the second classified, the Aceites Abril of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo.
This turnaround in the final classification (the Syone Panther rose to first position, making Pérez Canal’s men fall to second) despite not having held any test this Sunday, was motivated by a request submitted by the Portuguese crew for the review of the results by sections of the last regatta of the championship, a test that was finally canceled and whose resolution benefited the Neves team.
In addition to the second position in this class, Aceites Abril took the North Zone Spain Cup for ORC 1-2, which was put into play in the Baionese competition.
Urbapaz was proclaimed winner in the Aceites Abril ORC 3-4 class
In the classification of the Aceites Abril ORC 3-4 class, the victory remained in the hands of Francisco Edreira’s Urbapaz from Club Náutico Cabanas, who thus revalidated the victory obtained in 2022, with a point advantage over the second classified, the Sailway of Ramón Ojea from the Canido Maritime Club. Behind, the review of results that had given third place to Adegas Terrae led by Vicente Cid, favored the team from Club Marítimo Carrumeiro Raygrass III led by José Antonio Núñez, who finally climbed to third place on the podium.
Second coastal race for Open and ORC 5
The three categories that had a coastal one on their program for this Sunday – the Gadis ORC 5, Volvo Autesa Open 1 and SH Robotic Open 2 classes – played a seven-mile course.
In Gadis ORC 5 there were no surprises and the Cinco Islas Albariño of the Club Náutico de Beluso skippered by Iñaki Carbajo won again with full authority, proclaiming himself the winner of the Príncipe de Asturias ahead of Boeiro de Jaime García (RCN Vigo) and Aquilón de Roberto Telle (MRCYB), second and third respectively.
In Volvo Autesa Open 1, the final victory was awarded to Manuel Blanco’s Salseiro (RCN Coruña). They were followed overall by José Alejandro Martínez’s Edge (RCN Rodeira) in second place and Joao Tourigo’s Five (Club We Do Sailing) was third.
There were no changes at the top of the SH Robotic Open 2 general standings and Fernando Otero’s Argalleiro (RCM Aguete) finished at the top of the final standings ahead of Fernando Rey’s Albarellos (MRCYB) and Alberto González’s Villa de Marín -Cela (CNR Marín), second and third respectively.
In this category, as every year thanks to the support of the Department of Social Policy of the Xunta, the boat of the adapted sailing school of Monte Real with the students of the Juan María de Nigrán Center, the Bellatrix, also competed.
Victory for the Canarian Hotel Princesa Yaiza in Solventis J80
More than tight was this thirty-eighth edition of the Prince in the Solventis J80 class with the first three teams separated by a single point. With the last blank day, the Hotel Princesa Yaiza by Rayco Tabarés of the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife became the new champion of the Baionese event this Sunday. A result that reaffirms him as one of the great favorites for the World Cup that will be held on the same regatta course in just two weeks. The second position finally went to the Solintal of Ignacio Camino of the Real Club Marítimo de Santander and third the Coruña Kotablue Fibra Coruña 14/18 of Miguel Fernández (RCN Coruña).
Marta Ramada’s Tutatis wins the Gestilar Ladies Cup
The fleet from Figaros that was playing the twenty-seventh edition of the Gestilar Ladies Cup was also able to compete in the Bay of Baiona regatta course with a light easterly wind that allowed the regatta committee to honk for the last two races of the Prince of Asturias Trophy.
Marta Ramada’s Tutatis, who sails under the Monte Real pennant, took the plunge and won two first places this Sunday, thus making the team the winner of the prestigious women’s event. They also did so with a five point advantage over the second classified, the Erizana sailors from the Real Club Náutico Puerto de Pollensa. Third was Carlota Hernández’s Serralleiras (MRCYB).
The delivery of trophies, final touch
Once the competition was over, the awarding of trophies put the finishing touch to the event. In addition to distributing the awards to the winners of the Prince of Asturias Trophy and the Gestilar Ladies Cup, during the ceremony the Conde de Barcelona Don Juan de Borbón award was presented to the best Portuguese crew in the regatta, which went to the Syone Panther, and a special mention to the students of the adapted sailing school of the Juan María de Nigrán Center.
The awards ceremony was chaired by the president of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona, José Luis Álvarez; the commercial director of ABANCA, Gabriel González Eiroa; and the Director Commander of the Naval Military School, Pedro Cardona; and the general director of Terras Gauda, Enrique Costas.
On behalf of the local, provincial and regional administrations, the mayor of Baiona, Jesús Vázquez Almuiña; the vice president of the Provincial Council of Pontevedra, Marta Fernández-Tapias and the general secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia, José Ramón Lete Lasa.
Some of the sponsors of the competition, such as the president of Gestilar, Javier García Valcarcel, also had a special presence at the event, handing out trophies; the president of Solventis, Alberto Moro; the general manager of SH Robotic, Javier Sumay; and the commercial director of Volvo Autesa, Joaquín Martínez.
The 38th Prince of Asturias Trophy was held under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Naval Military School and thanks to the sponsorship of ABANCA, Terras Gauda and Gestilar. The competition also has the collaboration of the Xunta de Galicia, the Provincial Council of Pontevedra and the Baiona town hall; the Royal Spanish and Galician Sailing Federations; and the support of companies such as Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Aceites Abril, Zelnova Zeltia, Paradores, Vanguard Marine, Gadis, Foxy, SH Robotic, Onda Cero, Musto, the Solitium group, HOLA, Tuypan, Coca Cola and Martin Miller’s Gin.
38th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Naval Military School
Baiona, 1 – 3 September 2023
ABANCA ORC Class 1-2
- SYONE PANTHER NUNO NEVES AN LISBON
- APRIL OILS JORGE AND LUIS PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO
- MAGICAL JULIO RODRÍGUEZ RCN VIGO
Class OILS APRIL ORC 3-4
- URBAPAZ · JOSÉ FRANCISCO EDREIRA · CN CABANAS
- SAILWAY · RAMÓN OJEA · CM CANIDO
- RAYGRASS · JOSÉ ANTONIO NÚÑEZ · CM CARRUMEIRO
GADIS ORC 5 class
- FIVE ISLANDS ALBARIÑO IÑAKI CARBAJO CN BELUSO
- BOEIRO JAIME GARCÍA RCN VIGO
- AQUILÓN · ROBERTO TELLE · MRCYB
VOLVO AUTESA OPEN 1 class
- SALSEIRO · MANUEL BLANCO · RCN CORUÑA
- EDGE · JOSÉ ALEJANDRO MARTÍNEZ · RCN RODEIRA
- FIVE JOAO TOURIGO C. WE DO SAILING
SH ROBOTIC OPEN 2 class
- ARGALLEIRO · FERNANDO OTERO · RCM AGUETE
- ALBARELLOS FERNANDO REY MRCYB
- VILLA DE MARÍN ALBERTO GONZÁLEZ-CELA CNR MARÍN
SOLVENTIS J80 Class
- HOTEL PRINCESA YAIZA RAYCO TABARES RCN ARRECIFE
- SOLINTAL IGNACIO CAMINO RCM SANTANDER
- KOTABLUE FIBER CORUÑA 14/18 · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · RCN CORUÑA
GESTILAR LADIES CUP class
- TUTATIS MARTA RAMADA MRCYB
- ERIZANA PILAR CASARES RCNP POLLENSA
- SERRALEIRAS · CARLOTA HERNÁNDEZ · MRCYB