Next Saturday, March 9, from 12:00 to 13:00, Radio Galega will broadcast the special Convivir Deportivo program that Alfonso Pardo and his team recorded at the club.
For one hour, Galician public radio will address the history and current affairs of the Monte Real Yacht Club , with interventions by the president and vice president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez and Alejandro Retolaza ; Admiral Rafael Lorenzo ; the club’s manager, Óscar Calero ; and the sailing coach, David Fontán .
We will also listen to the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal ; the president of the Baiona Fishermen’s Association, Susana González ; or the head of the port of Monte Real, Javier Álvarez , among others.
The appointment with the radio is next Saturday, March 9, from 12:00 to 13:00 .
· Cantabria, the Balearic Islands, Galicia and the Basque Country will participate in the contest for the national J80 that will be held until May 1 in the waters of Baiona
· The Galicians De la Gándara and Lago, the Cantabrian Piris or the Balearic Chacártegui and Aguado are among the favorites to win the title
· After a day of measurements and revisions, tomorrow, Saturday, the competition begins in the framework of the 41st Spring Regatta of the Monte Real Yacht Club
· In addition to the national J80, the Galician Rías Baixas will host until May 1 the cruiser, Figaros and J70 competitions for the Repsol Trophy
Traditionally, the J80 class does not sell its national and international titles cheaply and everything indicates that the XII Spanish J80 Championship, which will be held starting tomorrow Saturday in Baiona as part of the Repsol Trophy of Monte Real, is going to present a tough contest between the boats that will haggle for the scepter.
Cantabria with four J80 monotypes, the Balearic Islands with two, Galicia with nearly a fortnight and the Basque Country with one representative, present credentials for the dispute over the Spanish Championship for the competitive J80 boats.
The intense activity that the Cantabrian, Galician and Basque fleets have developed throughout the autumn and winter, under an intense program of regattas in their respective venues, presumes intense competition. After a day of measurements and reviews, the tests for the national title begin this Saturday at three in the afternoon.
Favorites with impeccable track record
The local Javier de la Gándara and his team aboard the Okofen and the J80 Virazón de Miguel Lago will put their great performance in recent months and their knowledge of the area’s regatta course into play against other rivals who will go all out.
This is the case of the Cantabrian Mercury of Jaime Piris, runner-up in Spain 2017, or the Maui Jim Sunglasses of the Menorcan Javier Aguado who closed the national podium last year. In addition, we must take into account the AD Garatu Basque team skippered by Juan Vázquez, third classified in the prestigious French regatta Spi Ouest 2018.
From the Balearic Islands, Ibo.es de Chacártegui will try to revalidate the national victory it achieved in 2016. The two-time world champion team from Cantabria, Aila, normally skippered by José María Torcida, will present a new skipper in the fight for the national title.
In total, more than twenty J80 monotypes that until Tuesday, May 1, will fight relentlessly to register their name in a national benchmark at a sporting level due to their great competitive level and that is part of the Repsol Trophy of the Monte Real Yacht Club. from Baiona.
Cruisers, figaros and J70 compete for “spring”
Forty-one years in 2018 one of the competitions with the longest run of the Monte Real Yacht Club, the Spring Regatta, which once again becomes the Repsol Trophy thanks to the sponsorship of the energy company, turns forty-one years old.
In this forty-first edition, in addition to the contest for the national J80, we will see some of the most outstanding cruisers in the Galician nautical scene compete, such as the Fend la Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade or the Gaias Clinic by José María Peinó, both champions Galician solitaires and two.
Also competing for the three scheduled coastal cruisers will be the recent winners of the Monte Real Winter Regatta, the Atlantic MBA of the Portuguese Rui Ramada; the Oral Group of the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo skippered by Pedro Pazos; and the Balea Dous by Luis Pérez, wearing the Rodeira nautical pendant.
Among the J70, which will compete at the Cíes Islands anchorage during the weekend, renowned sailors such as Pichu Torcida, Rayco Tabares or Luis Bugallo, in addition to the Pérez Canal brothers. Completing the classes of the trophy are the Figaros, a fleet in which the monotypes of Monte Real will be the protagonists.
• SATURDAY 28 APRIL
14:30 – Coastal ORCs and Figaros (departure from the Bay of Baiona)
14:30 – Barlosotas J70 (at the Cíes Islands anchorage)
15:00 – Spanish J80 Championship (barlosotas in the Bay of Baiona)
• SUNDAY 29 APRIL
11:00 – Spanish Championship J80 (barlosotas in the Bay of Baiona)
12:00 – Barlosotas J70 (at the Cíes Islands anchorage)
13:00 – Coastal ORCs and Figaros (departure from the Bay of Baiona)
• MONDAY 30 APRIL
11:00 – Spanish Championship J80 (barlosotas in the Bay of Baiona)
• TUESDAY MAY 1
11:00 – Spanish Championship J80 (barlosotas in the Bay of Baiona)
11:30 – Coastal ORCs and Figaros (departure from the Bay of Baiona)
16:00 – Award ceremony (village of Monte Real Yacht Club)
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· More than 200 sailors aboard the 31 participating sailboats will compete in the first major cruise competition of the Monte Real Yacht Club in 2018 · Among the contenders for the title, the Oral Group of Pedro Pazos (Sanxenxo) and the Balea Dous of Luis Pérez (Rodeira) repeat winners of the previous edition After leaving Sanxenxo (1:00 p.m.) and Vigo (2:00 p.m.), the fleet is scheduled to start crossing the finish line in the bay of Baiona at five in the afternoon
The Rías Baixas will witness tomorrow, Saturday, the dispute over the Comunica Trophy, one of the most outstanding cruise events in the spring nautical calendar in Galicia, in which more than 200 regattas will participate aboard the 31 sailboats registered so far. This is the first major cruise trophy of the Monte Real Club de Yates in 2018, which also has the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo and the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, hosting the departures of the fleet in front of their facilities.
The double start, from Sanxenxo and from Vigo, is the main novelty of this year’s Comunica Trophy, and it will take place one hour apart. At one in the afternoon the horn will sound in the vicinity of the Juan Carlos I marina, in Sanxenxo; and an hour later, at two o’clock, it will be the start in front of the port of Vigo. Both fleets will end up coming together on a route that will end in the bay of Baiona.
Among the contenders for the title we will see the winner of the previous edition in the cruiser-regatta category, the Oral Group, from the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, who returns to the competition with Pedro Pazos at the controls and eager to repeat victory. The winner of the previous year in the cruise category will also compete, Luis Pérez’s Balea Dous, who will try to win one of the trophy prizes from the Real Club Náutico de Rodeira.
Among the J80 participants will be some of the monotypes that at the end of the month will compete in the Spanish Championship of the class held in Baiona, such as Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino or Luis de Mira’s Namasté . And in the Figaro class we will see some of the youngest sailors, since the sailboats will be crewed mainly by students from the Monte Real Club de Yates Sailing School.
If everything goes according to plan, the navigation of the fleet will be more or less agile and the fastest ships could have completed the journey in just over three hours, so that from five in the afternoon they would begin to see the first candles in the vicinity of the Baiones breakwater, where the finish line will be placed.
For all those who wish to follow the competition, the Juan Carlos I marina and the beaches closest to that area will be the points with the best visibility to see the departure of the fleet from Sanxenxo, while the departure from Vigo can be seen from the surroundings of the boat. The Costa de la Vela, the westernmost of the Morrazo peninsula, will be another of the places from which to enjoy sailing the sailboats, as well as the interior of the Bay of Baiona, the end point of the route.
Friday, April 20, 2018
From 10:00 to 20:00:
Enrollment and registration
Presentation of documentation
Delivery of Instructions
· The cruise competition of the Monte Real Yacht Club changes its format this year and adds the Sanxenxo-Baiona coastal route to the Vigo-Baiona route that was being held
· Both tests will be held next Saturday afternoon and one-design sailboats of the J80 and Fígaro class will also be able to participate
· The visual communication company of A Guarda Comunica sponsors and names for the second consecutive year the trophy that opens the cruise calendar in Baiona
The Comunica Trophy will unite this Saturday the fishing towns of Sanxenxo, Vigo and Baiona in what will be the first major cruise competition organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club in 2018.
With the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, the Real Club Náutico de Vigo and the Galician Sailing Federation, the Baiona club changes the format of the trophy this year and adds a new coastal route to the Vigo-Baiona route, between Sanxenxo and Baiona.
There will therefore be two starting points with different distances to the same arrival point. The sailboats that listen to the starting line in the port of Lilac will have to complete about 18 miles to the bay of Baiona, and those that do the same from the Vigo yacht will have a journey of about 12 miles ahead of them.
If the wind is allied with the organization and allows the scheduled program to be fulfilled, the regatta committee will start at one in the afternoon for the Sanxenxo fleet and at two for the Vigo fleet, and will set some obligatory points of passage until the finish line, which will be located near the Baiona breakwater.
In addition to cruiser and cruiser-regatta type sailboats, J80 and Fígaros class one-designs may participate in the competition, which will take place in real time; and there will also be an Open class for boats with less competitive capacity.
In the absence of several days for the registration period to close, which will remain open until the day before the development of the tests, some of the most outstanding sailing cruisers in Galicia have already confirmed their presence in the competition, such as the Fend la Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade, current Galician champion of solitaire and two; La Burla Negra, by Juan José Martínez; or the Bosch Service Solutions, of Commodore de Canido, Ramón Ojea. A large number of J80s will also participate, as they continue to prepare for the Spanish Championship of the class to be held in Baiona at the end of April.
Once the trophy tests are finished, the prizes will be awarded to the winners, in an event that will be held at the Monte Real Club de Yates and in which, among others, representatives of the organizing club and Comunica, the sponsoring company, will participate. It is a visual communication firm that offers its services throughout Galicia from the municipality of A Guarda, where its headquarters are located.
In the last edition of the Comunica Trophy, the Oral Group Galimplant, from the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, skippered by Pedro Pazos; and the Balea Dous of the Real Club Náutico de Rodeira, led by Luis Pérez; in the Cruise-Regatta and Cruise categories respectively. In the one-design competition, the prizes stayed in Baiona, with the victory of two boats from the Monte Real Club de Yates. Manuel María Cunha’s Marías won in the J80 class, and Silleiro, with Santi Meigide in the lead, in the Figaro class.
Friday, April 20, 2018
From 10:00 to 20:00:
Enrollment and registration
Presentation of documentation
Delivery of Instructions
· The sailboat built by the Portuguese Rui Ramada and skippered by his daughter Francisca Barros won the J80 one-design league organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates since last January
Miguel Lago’s Virazón and Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen won silver and bronze in a competition that maintained great excitement until the final day, when the winners’ podium was decided
· The Infinitus Rent Trophy has served the Galician J80 fleet as training for the Spanish Championship of the class to be held in Baiona at the end of the month as part of the Repsol Trophy
The Portuguese sailboat Miudo, armed by the prominent Portuguese sailor Rui Ramada and skippered by his daughter Francisca Barros, won this weekend the Infinitus Rent Trophy, the J80 one-design winter league organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club from last January.
After more than three months of competition, the championship said goodbye to Baiona with the sixth and last day of tests, in which the participating sailboats disputed the last three regattas that ended up defining the winners’ podium. Three races that were held in very good conditions and that allowed the excitement to be maintained until the end, with the crews giving their best on the water.
The grand prize of the Infinitus Rent Trophy was finally won by the Miudo, a boat from the BB Douro club in Vila Nova de Gaia that sails through the Monte Real Club de Yates, in which Francisca Barros and Afonso Leite alternated at the helm. Both skippers, the youngest in the competition, kept the Miudo in the positions of honor during practically all the tests and resolved the championship on the last day, ascending to the first position.
Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, who reached the final among the favorites to win, tied on points in the standings with Miudo, once again sneaked onto the winners’ podium, but this time with the medal bronze. The silver of the Infinitus Rent Trophy went to Miguel Lago’s Virazón, who fought throughout the competition to stay in the positions of honor and finally succeeded.
El Cansino of the commodore of Monte Real, Fernando Yáñez; and the Meltemi of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, skippered by Guillermo Blanco; They maintained the fourth and fifth position that they had dragged from the penultimate day.
The end of the competition was put by a fellowship dinner held in Baiona, which was attended by shipowners, sailors, collaborators, regatta committee managers and the organizing club. Also present were the operations manager of Infinitus Rent, Luis Ángel Martín; the company’s business development director, Alberto Rodríguez; and Jorge Otero, commercial delegate in Spain and Latin America of the sponsoring firm, a company born from the union of four technology leasing marketing companies in Spain, with more than 7 years of experience in the sector and an annual turnover of around 12 million of euros.
Prepared for the Spanish Championship of the J80 class
The Infinitus Rent Trophy has served the Monte Real Yacht Club in preparation for the Spanish J80 Championship, which the club will host at the end of next April. Its one-design fleet, the largest in Galicia and one of the most outstanding in the peninsula, will participate in its entirety in the national class, to which the club’s crews attend with aspirations of winning the title.
Baiona will begin to receive the sailboats arriving from different parts of Spain in the last week of April and, after a previous day, reserved for the registration and weighing of the crews, the competition will begin on Saturday the 28th, and will continue for 4 days. The national J80, framed in the Repsol Trophy, will end on May 1st with the last races and the awards ceremony for the winners.
The J80 make way for the rest of the classes
The J80 monotypes opened the sports calendar of the Monte Real Club de Yates for this 2018, a program that includes a total of 15 competitions. After the Infinitus Rent Trophy, held between January and March, April will be the month of the Comunica Trophy and the Repsol Trophy, the traditional spring regatta that the club has been holding for more than 40 years.
The classic 6m sailboats will be the protagonists of the month of May, in the regatta 525 anniversary of the arrival of the caravel La Pinta; and in June the Galician Championship of Solitaires and Two will be held in Baiona. The club’s two major events, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy and the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, maintain the same dates as in previous years, and will be held at the end of July and the beginning of September.
FINAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (Top5) INFINITUS RENT TROPHY
1. MIUDO Rui Ramada We Do Sailing 22 points
2. VIRAZÓN · Miguel Lago · Monte Real Yacht Club · 30 points
3. OKOFEN Javier de la Gándara Monte Real Yacht Club 31 points
4. TIRED · Fernándo Yáñez · Monte Real Yacht Club · 38 points
5. MELTEMI · Guillermo Blanco · Royal Yacht Club of A Coruña · 46 points
The Monte Real Yacht Club and the Royal Cork Yacht Club (Ireland) have just signed an exchange agreement between clubs with the aim of promoting international tourism.
The commodore of the Monte Real Yacht Club, Fernando Yáñez, and his counterpart from the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Pat Farnan, were in charge of ratifying an agreement whose main objective is to strengthen relations.
The agreement will make it possible to promote joint actions related to international nautical tourism between Ireland and Spain, applying significant discounts to the members of both clubs on their visits to both facilities.
The Royal Cork Yacht Club is one of the most important yacht clubs in the world and is considered one of the oldest. It was founded in 1720 and is currently located in Crosshaven (Cork). Every year it organizes the biennial Cork Week, one of the most important sailing events in Europe, and its partners include renowned sailors and Olympic athletes.
In addition to the Royal Cork Yacht Club , the Monte Real Yacht Club has other correspondence agreements with:
MRCYB members who want to know the conditions of correspondence agreements in order to benefit from their advantages can request information from the club secretary (986 385 000 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Comunica Trophy will be organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates (MRCYB), with the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo and Real Club Nautico de Sanxenxo. There will be two departures, from the Ría de Vigo and from the Ría de Pontevedra.
PLACE AND DATES
It will be held in the waters of the Ría de Vigo, Ría de Pontevedra and Baiona Bay on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
The Regatta will be run according to the provisions in force of the following regulations:
a) The “rules” as defined in the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 – 2020 (RRS).
b) The 2018 Cruise Technical Regulation and its annexes (RTC).
c) Respective regulations with the adaptations made by the MRCYB for this regatta of the J80 and figaros one-design classes.
d) The IMS and ORC 2018 Regulations.
e) World Sailing Special Rules for Offshore Regattas, Category 4 (ORC).
f) This Announcement of Race.
g) The Sailing Instructions, which may modify any of the previous sections.
Participation in this regatta is limited to boats with an ORC International or Club certificate valid for 2018, whose GPH is less than 770 s/mile, as well as the J80 and Figaro monotypes.
Groups and Classes:
An ORC group is established that will be divided into classes, as well as those of the different monotypes:
Cruise (*) ORC
Special Open (**) ORC Non-competitive
J80 class J80 monotypes
Figaro Class (***) Figaro Monotypes
(*) In ORC, in view of the registrations made and as soon as their effective participation in the regatta is verified, the Regatta Committee and Organizing Committee will establish the classes and cuts of the same seeking the greatest possible equity, not admitting claims about.
(**) In the Special Open Class, only authentically No Level boats will be admitted in the classes indicated in (*) and that do not have a minimum competitive capacity despite their size and GPH, as well as especially slow designs, very old, etc.
– In any case, the Regatta Committee and the Organizing Committee of the regatta will have the power to include, at their discretion, in the Open Class the boats they deem appropriate, not admitting claims in this regard.
(***) The Figaros, if they do not achieve the minimum number of 3 to compete as a one design, will race in ORC with an estimated GPH, no claims being accepted in this regard.
To form a class, there must be a minimum of 5 registered (except in Figaros, which will be a minimum of 3).
The monotypes will compulsorily compete on the route from the Ria de Vigo. And they will rank only in their class.
Participants must comply with the eligibility conditions reflected in Regulation 19 of World Sailing and the prescriptions of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation related to said regulation.
Participants of nationality or legal residence in Spain must be in possession of the sports federation license for 2018.
Participants may display advertising in accordance with the provisions of World Sailing Regulation 20 and the FGVELA Advertising and Competition Regulations.
In accordance with World Sailing Regulation 20, participants may be required to display advertising on the forward 20% of the hull on each side of the boat and on the sides of the boom, as well as possible advertising pennants on the backstay of each boat. All this would be provided at the MRCYB race office (*) once your registration is confirmed.
(*) Also on Saturday the 21st, at the RCN Vigo and RCN Sanxenxo regatta offices, the regatta instructions and stickers will be handed out.
Modifications to the stickers provided by the organizing committee are not allowed. Violation of this IR will entail a penalty of 2 places in the test.
The Monte Real Club de Yates reserves the right to demand the elimination or substitution of any type of advertising, message or image displayed during the celebration of the event of the boats or the equipment of their crew members, which does not comply with the moral and ethical standards of general acceptance (Regulation 20 of the World Sailing) or contravene the interests of the organizing club. This includes holding races on the regatta course, at the club’s facilities or while at the regatta committee’s disposal.
The owner or skipper of the boat with advertising will be asked to indicate or show the type of advertising that will be displayed during the celebration of the regatta, for the approval of the organizing committee.
The participating owners and crews grant their authorization to the MRCYB so that any photograph, image or video of people or boats taken during the days of the regatta may be published in any medium, such as television advertisements, editorial comments, information, advertising etc.
REGISTRATIONS AND BONUSES
The inscriptions will necessarily be formalized in the official form. (The same that accompanies this announcement and/or is also available at www.mrcyb.es).
Registration will be FREE. In addition, the participating vessels will have:
1. 50% discount on the cost of registration for the Repsol Trophy to be held on April 28 and 29 and May 1.
2. A boat participating in each and every one of the following regattas:
You will get free registration for the 33rd Prince of Asturias Trophy.
The registration must be submitted or submitted with the following documentation:
• Registration form duly covered and signed.
• Photocopy of the updated licenses of all the crew members of the ship.
• For foreign athletes who do not have a federative license or athlete’s medical insurance that insures them in the event of an accident, they must prove that they have insurance against accidents and illness valid in Spain.
• Valid ORC measurement certificate (ORC fleet only).
• Class Association annual fee payment certificate (J80).
• Photocopy of civil liability insurance and damage to third parties for a minimum coverage of €336,556 and coverage for all crew members on board, and policy extension for participation in non-professional regattas.
• List of security elements (depending on whether ORC or Monotype) duly covered and signed.
The application for registration must have the approval of the Organizing Committee of the Monte Real Club de Yates.
The documents will be sent or presented at the MRCYB before Friday, April 20 at
MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB National Parador Enclosure, s/n – 36300 Baiona Email: email@example.com phone + 34 986 38 50 00 Fax. + 34 986 35 50 61
The documents for registration are available on our website www.mrcyb.es
Registration of Participants: Each owner or skipper must register and personally sign the registration form at the MRCYB regatta office (*) before 1:00 p.m. on April 21, 2018
The registration of a boat will not be accepted if, before the time indicated in paragraph 7.6, it does not present the documents specified in 7.3 at the regatta office (*) or does not have the approval of the organizing committee.
(*) On Saturday the 21st, at the RCN Vigo and RCN Sanxenxo regatta offices, participants will also be able to confirm registrations and will be given the Regatta Instructions and advertising stickers for the boats
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to admit registrations after the indicated date.
After the awards ceremony, a Baiona – RCN Vigo – RCN Sanxenxo bus will leave for sailors who request it at the time of registration.
The sailing instructions will show the different courses that can be done for all or for the different classes if necessary.
Except for the Monotypes that will always leave from Vigo, the ships of the ORC fleet will be able to choose to leave from Sanxenxo or from Vigo.
INSPECTION AND MEASUREMENTS
Measurements and certificate and safety checks may be carried out by the measurement committee before and after the regatta.
The Low Score System Appendix A4 of the RRV will apply.
COMPENSATION SYSTEM AND CLASSIFICATIONS
ORC rankings will be established according to one of the following compensation systems:
For the Classification of each version, North or East:
a) Composite route, and if not possible,
a.1) Applying the values specified in each certificate for Ocean PCS if the wind is stable.
a.2) Offshore OSN if there are large roles and oscillations in wind intensity.
And for the Joint Classification of both versions, GPH will be applied.
All this always at the discretion of the regatta official, not admitting claims in this regard.
Class classifications will be established (provided that the provisions of points 4.2. and 4.3 are met).
Monotype classes will only classify in real time.
The safety of the regatta is considered as Category 4 (ORC) in accordance with the Special Rules of Regatta of the World Sailing (for one-designs it will be a specific one adapted for it).
The participants undertake to carry on board, under their responsibility, the updated regulatory documentation of the boat, as well as the appropriate qualification for the handling of the boat and the navigation to be carried out.
The list of prizes will be exposed in the TOA and the club’s website in view of the participants and registered, before the start of the test.
The boats formally registered in this regatta and that do not belong to the MRCYB fleet, will have a free mooring or anchoring place (mooring under the exclusive responsibility of the owner or skipper) reserved in the MRCYB during the regatta days (April 21). The free mooring can be extended until Sunday May 6 if they participate in the Spring Regatta- REPSOL Trophy on April 28, 29 and May 1, 2018.
The Race Committee will use channel 72 VHF for its communications during the events. All participating boats must carry on board an operational VHF radio receiver equipped with, at a minimum, VHF channels 09 (156.450Mhz), 16 (156.800Mhz) and 72 (156.610Mhz).
OFFICIAL SOCIAL ACTS
The awards ceremony will take place at the MRCYB on the same day as the regatta, Saturday April 21, where a sailor’s feast will also be served.
All boats participating in the regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility.
The Monte Real Club de Yates, as the Organizing Committee or any other person or body involved in the organization of the event, rejects any responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to persons or things, both on land and at sea, as consequence of participating in the tests covered by this Notice of Race.
Attention is drawn to the Fundamental Rule 4 DECISION TO RACE, of part 1 of the RRS that establishes:
“It is the exclusive responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a test or to continue racing”
· The sailboats owned by Portuguese Afonso Leite and Javier de la Gándara from Vigo were placed leaders of the competition today tied on points, making Virazón de Miguel Lago, who was in the lead, fall to third position
· With several false starts and a general call on the water, the nervousness of a fleet that sees how the competition is approaching its end and tries to give everything to sneak into the positions of honor was felt this afternoon
· The entry into play of a discard allowed the sailboats to eliminate their worst result to date and left the intermediate positions of the classification very tight for the last two days to be played in March
Afonso Leite’s Miudo and Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen were placed leaders of the Infinitus Rent Trophy today after the celebration of the fourth round of the J80 competition that the Monte Real Club de Yates has been holding since the beginning of the year. Tied on 13 points at the top of the standings, Miudo and Okofen dropped Miguel Lago’s Virazón to third position, which was in the lead and remains, despite losing the lead, one of the clearest competitors for the trophy gold.
With several false starts and a general call, the nervousness of a fleet that sees how the competition is approaching its end, and tries to give everything to sneak into the positions of honor was palpable on the water this afternoon. Today’s was also an important day due to the entry into play of a discard, which allowed each sailboat to eliminate its worst result so far, changing the ranking quite a bit.
Although the forecasts announced a difficult day, with little wind for navigation, it finally remained quite stable, and with an average of 8 knots it allowed the fleet to dispute the three scheduled tasks. In the first, Guillermo Blanco’s Meltemi, from the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, won; in the second, the Ferralemes, by Enrique Porto, from Monte Real; and in the third the Portuguese Miudo, from the We Do Sailing club.
With these results and with the discard coming into play, the classification, which Virazón had been leading, changed a lot and practically all the crews changed position. The provisional podium is currently occupied by Miudo, Okofen and Virazón, who are first, second and third respectively.
Fourth place is occupied, with 28 points, by Cansino, by Fernando Yáñez; and in fifth and sixth position are Guillermo Blanco’s Meltemi, with 31 points, and Luis de Mira’s Namasté, with 34. In the intermediate boxes, the short distance that separates a large part of the fleet predicts an exciting end to a trophy to which two new J80s were added today, Javier Martínez Valente’s Cunichán; and the Boi de Canto of the vice-commodore of Monte Real, Genoveva Pereiro.
Once the halfway point of the competition has been passed, the Infinitus Rent Trophy has only two days left to define the winners’ podium. The next one will be held in fifteen days, on March 10, and the 24th will be the final day. For this last stage, a fellowship dinner is also scheduled at the facilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the awards ceremony for the winners.
CLASSIFICATION (Top5) INFINITUS RENT TROPHY
1. MIUDO Afonso Leite We Do Sailing 13 points 2. OKOFEN Javier de la Gándara Monte Real Yacht Club 13 points 3. VIRAZÓN · Miguel Lago · Monte Real Yacht Club · 18 points 4. TIRED · Fernándo Yáñez · Monte Real Yacht Club · 28 points 5. MELTEMI · Guillermo Blanco · Royal Yacht Club of A Coruña · 31 points
All the proposals will be on March 2, 3 and 4, coinciding with the main events of the Arribada 2018
Once again this year, the Monte Real Club de Yates joins the celebration of the Fiesta de la Arribada, organizing boat trips to enjoy sailing and the festivities of the fishing village, declared of international tourist interest.
On March 2, 3 and 4, coinciding with the twenty-third edition of the Fiesta de la Arribada, the Baiona club will offer anyone who wants it the chance to get on one of its sailboats to sail around the bay and see the shows from the sea, while enjoying the atmosphere of the villa.
Two-hour outings will be scheduled on the afternoons of Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th. On Friday the departures will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday there will be two sailing times, from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
During the first hour, the crew, accompanied by a skipper from Monte Real, will be able to tour the Bay of Baiona and enjoy the thrill of sailing. In the second hour, the crew will be able to choose between continuing to sail through the waters of the bay or staying in the vicinity of Ribeira beach to see the shows of the Arribada or the atmosphere of the town.
All those interested in reserving a place or requesting more information can contact the club by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 986 385 000. The price of each trip is 25 euros per person (20 euros for MRCYB members) and a maximum of 6 people can go out on each boat.
In addition to departures on the club’s sailboats , the Monte Real Club de Yates will offer, during the days of the Arribada, discounts of 20 percent on its moorings , for all those who have their own boat and want to sail to Baiona.
· Martín Wizner from Vigo and Pedro Ameneiro from Pontevedra, current world champions under 17 in the 420 class, add a new success to their meteoric career
· The team made up of Africa Alonso and María Pérez Canal won the prize for the best female crew in the competition organized by Monte Real
· In the SUB 17 category, the winners were Jacobo García and Antoni Ripoll from the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, who also came third overall.
· The winners received their prizes from the manager of Baitra, Juan Carlos González, a great promoter of grassroots sailing in Galicia
Martín Wizner from Vigo and Pedro Ameneiro from Pontevedra have just been proclaimed winners of the Baitra Dinghy Sailing Trophy, held this weekend in Baiona under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and sponsored by the Baitra naval accessories company.
The current world champions under 17 in the 420 class achieved victory after signing two first places and one third in the three races held in the Saturday’s stage , results that were maintained after Sunday’s day, in which it was impossible to play any heat due to lack of wind.
With a highly refined technique and a great competitive spirit, the young sailors, from the 2001 generation, adapted to the Baiona course as the tests progressed. “The first heat was a bit difficult for us and we broke the crow’s feet but in the second, already accustomed to the roles, we picked up the pace and placed first, and in the third we were able to stay without problems” , Ameneiro assured at the end of the trophy.
Wizner and Ameneiro thus add a new success to their meteoric career, a resume that already includes, in addition to the under 17 world championship, the silver of the Athens European Open and the bronze of the 420 junior European Championships, held in Lago di Garda (Italy). Their next challenge, for which they are already preparing, is the Spanish Championship for the class, which will be held next March in Gran Canaria. “We are very excited -says Wizner- and this trophy has served as training to continue improving for the national”.
Therefore, the great trophy of the championship will go to the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, a cast replica of the Crab Battery that the winners received from Juan Carlos González, manager of Baitra and one of the great promoters of basic sailing in Galicia.
Another crew from the nautical ship from Vigo, the winner of the previous edition, formed by Jorge Enríquez and Guillermo Núñez, managed to climb to the second podium drawer; and the tandem Jacobo García-Antoni Ripoll, from the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, completed the winners’ podium by hanging the bronze medal.
In addition to finishing third overall, García and Ripoll won the prize for the best U-17 crew, beating Africa Alonso and María Pérez Canal, from the Vigo yacht club; and Yago Castro and Jaime Wizner, who were second and third respectively.
The girls took, in addition to the second prize in U-17, the award for the best female crew of the competition.
Present at the awards ceremony for the winners were the president and several directors of the Monte Real Club de Yates, as the organizing club; the manager of Baitra, as sponsor of the event; the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal; the councilor for maritime activities of Baiona, Raúl Costas; and the president of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde.
The next appointment with the regattas in Baiona will be the Infinitus Rent Trophy, for J80 monotypes, which next weekend celebrates its fourth day, with Miguel Lago’s Virazón at the head of the classification.
DAILY SAILING BAITRA TROPHY FINAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1. Martin Wizner and Pedro Ameneiro · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo 2. Jorge Enríquez and Guillermo Núñez · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo 3. Jacobo García and Antonio Ripoll · Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo 4. Alejandro Pérez and Iago García · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo 5. Manuel Lorenzo and Guillermo Rodríguez · Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo
SUB–17 CLASSIFICATION BAITRA SAILING LIGHT TROPHY
1. Jacobo García and Antoni Ripoll · Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo 2. Rodrigo Rodríguez and Eduardo Pola · Club Marítimo Canido and Real Club Náutico Rodeira 3. Africa Alonso and María Pérez-Canal · Real Club Náutico de Vigo
FEMALE CLASSIFICATION BAITRA SAILING LIGHT TROPHY
1. Africa Alonso and María Pérez-Canal · Real Club Náutico de Vigo 2. Alba Trigo and Carmen Fernández · Royal Yacht Club of Sanxenxo 3. Rosalía Martínez and Sandra Trigo Monte Real Yacht Club
· Martín Wizner from Vigo and Pedro Ameneiro from Pontevedra will be two of the sailors who will compete in the competition organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club
· The crews will measure their strength in six regattas that the committee will distribute between the days of Saturday and Sunday depending on the weather
· The naval effects company Baitra repeats as a sponsor and consolidates itself as one of the main promoters of basic sailing in Galicia
The main yacht clubs in Galicia will move their teams of 420 to Baiona this weekend to compete in the Baitra Trophy, a competition promoted by the Monte Real Club de Yates in which the best sailors in the class will meet.
Among them will be, among others, Martín Wizner from Vigo and Pedro Ameneiro from Pontevedra, who last January were crowned in Fremantle (Australia) as world champions under 17 in the 420 class. We will also see on the water the team formed by Jorge Enríquez and Guillermo Núñez, winners of the previous edition of the Baitra Trophy.
Sanxenxo, Vigo and Rodeira are the clubs that send the most sailors to Baiona, where more than fifty athletes between the ages of 15 and 18 will gather. Teams from Portosín and Oza will also participate in the trophy, as well as from the Monte Real Club de Yates itself.
The participating crews will sail as a fleet and will measure their strength in six regattas that the committee in charge of the organization will distribute, depending on how the weather behaves, between the days of Saturday and Sunday. Today the forecasts indicate that there will be good wind to race, from the north and more than 12 knots of intensity.
At the awards ceremony, scheduled for Sunday at five in the afternoon, the manager of Baitra, Juan Carlos González, will participate, who for yet another year has established himself as one of the main promoters of grassroots sailing in Galicia through sponsorship of different competitions and events.
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.
In addition to having its own classification, the Baitra Trophy, of a classifying nature for the category, will continue to define the 420 ranking of the Galician Sailing Federation.
· The J80s competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates crosses its equator tomorrow with the third of the six scheduled days
Miguel Lago’s Virazón commands in the standings just one point away from his immediate pursuer, the Portuguese Miudo
The day will be exciting due to how close the middle part of the classification is, with seven boats less than ten points apart
The J80 one-design fleet that has been competing in the Monte Real Club de Yates Winter League since last January will face off tomorrow, Saturday, in the third round of the Infinitus Rent Trophy. The sailboats will cross the equator of a competition that gets more interesting every day, with the leading crews separated by just one point and with a large number of boats closely grouped in the intermediate positions.
The three tasks scheduled for the third day will be played, as usual, starting at three in the afternoon in the Bay of Baiona, on a circuit of windward-leeward type buoys. The sailboats will have to complete a double round trip that will last around 45 minutes and in which the fastest starts and the most effective maneuvers when taking the buoys will once again be key to making jumps in the classification.
So far, with two days played, there are three boats that stand out from the rest. They are the Virazón de Miguel Lago, from the Monte Real Club de Yates, in first place as a rival to beat; the Portuguese Miudo from the We Do Sailing club, skippered by Francisca Barros and just one point behind the first; and the Cansino of the Commodore of Monte Real Fernando Yáñez, who is third.
In the middle part of the classification there are seven very tight boats, with just ten points separating the first and last, which augurs great competition in the races and excitement on the water.
· The General Secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia renewed the support of her department to the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club
· Marta Míguez visited the Baionese club this afternoon to learn about the evolution of a project to which they have been committed for several years
· Created in 2012, the Baiona school brings people with all kinds of disabilities closer to the sea so that they can navigate under equal conditions
The Xeral Secretariat for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia will continue to support the Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club, as announced by the head of the department, Marta Míguez, after meeting with the president of the Baion club Jose Luis Alvarez.
Accompanied by the head of the Provincial Sports Service, Daniel Benavides, Míguez went to Baiona today to check the evolution of a school created almost six years ago with the aim of bringing people with disabilities closer to the sea and allowing them to navigate under equal conditions. The head of Sport at the regional level recognized the effort of Monte Real to maintain the activity of the school throughout the year and promised the support of her department during this 2018 so that it can continue advancing.
Since its creation, in 2012, the Adapted Sailing School of the Baiona club has not stopped growing, expanding both its program of activities and the number of users. It is used by people with physical, mental and sensory disabilities from associations such as the Center for Attention to People with Disabilities (CAPD) in Redondela, the Juan María de Nigrán Center, the Association of Parents of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Vigo (ASPAVI), the Galician Association against Neuromuscular Diseases (ASEM GALICIA) or the Association of Families with People with Cerebral Palsy (APAMP).
Theoretical classes, baptisms of the sea, environmental routes, sailing sessions and other activities related to the nautical world are some of the proposals in which nearly 100 people participated last year.
From the Monte Real Club de Yates we want to congratulate King Felipe VI today on his 50th birthday with a very special video, which includes some images of his visits to the club over the years.
Don Felipe has been, since 1986, Honorary President of Monte Real , a position that was granted to him when he was still Prince of Asturias, and that he maintains to this day, being King of Spain.
The Prince of Asturias Trophy was also named in his honour, which began to be held in 1986 coinciding with his presence at the Military Naval School of Marín, where, at that time, he was completing his military training. The now King participated in that edition and was about to take victory aboard the Aifos.
Later it would also participate in the editions of 1987, 1988, 1991 and 2005. In 1998, Don Felipe’s boat won, although he did not participate; and in 1995 and 2010, the monarch returned to the club, although not to compete, but to award prizes to the winners.
The last time he visited us was in 2015, to inaugurate the 50th anniversary commemorative exhibition of the MRCYB.
Are you an owner and do you need a crew to register for the competition?
From the Monte Real Club de Yates we want to make it easier for you to participate in the regatta by launching a bag of crew members and shipowners through which you can cover your needs for the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race.
To be part of the bag and for us to put you in contact with other owners/crew members, you simply have to fill out the form that corresponds to you and send it to secretaría@mrcyb.com.
If you are an owner and you are looking for a crew, complete and send the following form:
The registration period to participate in the II Baiona Angra Atlantic Race will remain open until June 1, with 25 percent discounts on fees for those who register before March 1. A maximum of 20 boats may participate in the competition.
Tomorrow, Saturday, starting at three in the afternoon, the second day of the J80 one-design trophy organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates will be held
· The Miudo de Afonso Leite of the Portuguese club We Do Sailing and the Cansino of Fernando Yáñez del Monte Real lead the classification tied on points
· The weather forecast announces good wind conditions for the celebration of the three tasks that the regatta committee has planned
Tomorrow, Saturday, the Infinitus Rent Trophy returns to Baiona with the Portuguese from Miudo and the Galicians from Cansino tied on points at the top of the standings. The J80 one-design competition organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club will live its second day starting at three in the afternoon in the bay of Baiona with a weather forecast that is perfect for haggling.
If the forecasts are fulfilled, the wind of between 6 and 10 knots from the north component will allow the celebration of the three tasks planned by the regatta committee. Three windward-leeward courses with which the boats that are in the lead will try to widen the gap with the rest of the fleet.
After the two opening races, Miudo and Cansino, with Afonso Leite and Fernando Yáñez leading the crews, were placed at the top of the standings, with 5 points each. Rosario García’s La Galera sailboat from A Coruña is third with 9 points, and close behind are Miguel Lago’s Virazón and Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva with 10 and 11 points respectively.
In tenth place in the classification is Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, one of the boats that is expected to climb positions on this second day, after having lost steam on the first due to a disqualification.
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (Top5) INFINITUS RENT TROPHY
1. MIUDO · Afonso Leite · We Do Sailing 2. TIRED · Fernándo Yáñez · Monte Real Yacht Club 3. LA GALERA · Rosario García · Real Club Náutico A Coruña 4. VIRAZÓN · Miguel Lago · Monte Real Yacht Club 5. NEW MOON Juan Luis Tuero Monte Real Yacht Club
It will be borne by the Monte Real Club de Yates (Baiona – Galicia) and the Angra Iate Clube (Angra do Heroismo – Açores) with the authorization of the Royal Spanish SailingFederation and the Portuguese Sailing Federation.
2. PARTICIPATING CLASSES
In general, monohulls with a minimum length of 10 meters and full crew . Participants must meet the eligibility conditions of World Sailing.
3. MEASUREMENT AND COMPENSATION SYSTEMS
Cruisers will classify in ORC.
4. DATES, ROUTE AND DEADLINES
Baiona (Pontevedra, Spain) – Angra do Heroísmo (Terceira Island-Azores, Portugal)
Approximate distance: 865 miles
Start 1st Stage : Baiona, Sunday, July 1, 2018
From the bay of Baiona, with free moorings at the Monte Real Club de Yates from 7 days before departure.
Arrival 1st Stage: Angra do Heroísmo
The arrival will take place in the Angra do Heroísmo Marina, with free moorings until the start of the 2nd stage.
Angra do Heroísmo (Terceira Island-Azores, Portugal) – Baiona (Pontevedra, Spain)
Approximate distance: 865 miles
Start 2nd Stage: Angra do Heroísmo, Thursday, July 12, 2018
From the cove of Angra do Heroísmo.
Arrival 2nd Stage: Baiona
The arrival will take place at the Monte Real Club de Yates (Inlet of Baiona). The participating boats will be able to remain in the Marina of the Club until Monday, July 23, free of charge , one day after the trophy delivery ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, July 22.
The time limit established to complete each stage will be 9 days and 8 hours (224 hours).
The Baiona Angra Atlantic Race Regatta will be governed by:
a) The World Sailing Racing Regulations 2017 – 2020
b) The ORC Measurement Regulation in force
c) The Regulation for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (RIPAM)
d) The rules that each country requires for this navigation zone
e) The safety regulations of World Sailing Special Regulations, Category 2 Reduced.
f) Royal Decree 62/2008 of January 25, 2008.
g) The Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions when they are published
According to the indications of World Sailing, rule 6.01, WS safety training certificates for the crew will be mandatory.
6.1 Participants in the regatta may display advertising in accordance with rule 20 of the WS.
6.2 Pursuant to Regulation 20.3. d (i) of the RRV, participants may be required to display a sticker, with the logo indicated by the organization on the front 20% of the hull, on each side of the boat, as well as on the boom and backstay flags that will be provided by the organization.
Registrations can be made until June 1, 2018 (one month before departure). The maximum number of boats admitted will be 20.
The cost of registration, which includes a boat tracking system and satellite phone with (limited) calls, is:
• One stage: €800 • Two stages: €1,200
If a boat has a satellite phone (Inmarsat or Iridium), the cost of registration will be reduced by €175 (fixed amount, regardless of the number of stages).
>>> Registrations made and paid until March 1, 2018 (included) will have a 25% discount.
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The payment of the registration fees or deposit will be made in cash or by bank transfer to the name of Monte Real Club de Yates to the account:
DOCUMENTATION THAT MUST BE PROVIDED TOGETHER WITH THE REGISTRATION:
a) Current insurance policy, which covers civil liability up to a minimum amount of €601,012.00, damages to third parties and crew accidents.
b) In case of displaying advertising, authorization from the corresponding national authority
c) List of crew members with passport or DNI number and contact telephone number on land and at sea, indicating the name of the first and second person in charge on board.
d) Certificate of inspection of the life raft.
e) Telephone number that the ships will carry on board.
f) Approval certificate of the radio beacon
g) Photocopy of the airworthiness certificate.
h) Declaration of responsibility signed by the ship’s skipper, as the ship and its crew comply with current regulations.
i) Photocopy of the ORC Measurement Certificate (International or Club).
j) Certificates of completion of the crew survival course according to WS regulations.
QUOTA OF PARTICIPANTS FOR THE REALIZATION OF THE REGATTA:
To carry out the event it will be necessary that, on May 10, 2018, there is a minimum of 15 participants duly registered . In the event that this requirement is not met, the organizing committee will have the power to cancel the event, in which case it will proceed to the full refund of the amounts paid by the participants registered up to that date.
8. POSITIONING AND COMMUNICATION 24H.
8.1 The regatta will use a satellite boat positioning system that will be provided by the organization.
8.2 For the communication system, satellite telephones with IRIDUM and INMARSAT systems will be used.
9.1 Appendix A and the Low Point System described in RRS rule A 4.1 will apply. There will be no discards.
10.1 In ORC, the Ocean PCS compensation system will be applied.
The regatta prize list will be published in the TOA and on the regatta website before the start. At a minimum, the following will be awarded:
Winner of each stage in real time
Award for the record of the Baiona – Angra do Heroísmo crossing
Award for the record of the crossing Angra do Heroísmo – Baiona
Top qualifiers of each stage in ORC crews
Winners in general classification of each class Baiona – Angra Atlantic Race
12. SAIL INVENTORY, INSPECTIONS AND MEASUREMENT
12.1 In regatta it will be allowed to carry on board as many sails as the measurement certificate allows.
12.2 Security controls will be carried out prior to the start of each stage. In these controls, the elements that are detailed in the attached template will be reviewed and that may be independent and not exclusive of those that the regulations require for each boat and crew for this type of navigation.
12.3 The participating boats will be available to the organization, at least, from 48 hours before each respective departure, for their safety inspection.
12.4 Engines may be sealed.
12.5 Likewise, reviews and measurement checks of the participating boats may be carried out at any time during the regatta.
All those who participate in the Baiona – Angra Atlantic Race do so at their own responsibility and risk.
The organization or any 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 their participation.
Attention is drawn to fundamental rule 4, DECISION TO RACE, of part 1 of the RRS, which states:
“It is the exclusive responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a test or continue in a regatta”
• Reception prior to participants at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona on Friday, June 29, 2018.
• Reception for participants in Angra do Heroísmo on July 8, 2018.
• Farewell dinner and awards ceremony for the first stage on July 11 in Angra do Heroísmo.
• Reception and final awards ceremony at Monte Real Club de Yates (Baiona) on Sunday, July 22, 2018.
15. TRANSITIONAL PROVISION
This Notice of Regatta could be modified with the approval of the RFEV.