The Baitra Trophy brings Galician children’s sailing to Baiona

40 Optimist sailors from the main sailing schools in Galicia will meet this weekend in Baiona at the Baitra Trophy

· The regional test is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of the firm from Baitra Naval Accessories Baitra

· The main objective of the competition that will be held over two days on Saturday and Sunday is to promote grassroots sailing in Galicia


40 Optimist sailors from the main sailing schools in Galicia will meet this weekend in Baiona to participate in a new edition of the Baitra Children’s Sailing Trophy, which the Monte Real Club de Yates is once again organizing with the sponsorship of Baitra Naval Accessories to promote basic sailing in Galicia.

The Club Marítimo de Canido, the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, the Club Marítimo Carrumeiro and the Monte Real Club de Yates itself will be represented in the regional competition, which will take place over two days, next Saturday and Sunday.

The Baitra Trophy can be seen from the surroundings of the Bay of Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

During the two days that the competition will last, the fleet will compete in four categories: A, B, C and School. For them, the regatta committee will schedule a maximum of six tests inside the Bay of Baiona. They will be trapeze routes lasting approximately 40 minutes, with a shortened route for School sailors.

On Saturday the tests will begin at half past two in the afternoon, once the sailors’ reception in Baiona and the meeting of coaches and committees have finished. The first starting signal on Sunday will be given a little earlier, at half past eleven, with the aim that the regattas can be finished before half past four, the time at which the awards ceremony is scheduled to be held. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category and the winner of each will also receive a check to purchase nautical equipment.

The Baitra Trophy will once again bring together Galician children’s sailing in Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Baitra Dinghy Sailing Trophy is celebrated one more year thanks to the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales, a company dedicated to the commercialization and distribution of quality naval accessories and equipment, based in Baiona, which for years has maintained a firm commitment to children’s sailing in Galicia.

The Optimists will be the protagonists of the Baitra Trophy 2019 – Photo © Rosana Calvo

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