The Comunica Trophy unfolds and will depart from Combarro and Vigo towards Baiona

 

· The Monte Real Club de Yates adds this year a new race starting in the Pontevedra estuary to the trophy with which it inaugurates the cruise season

· The participating sailboats will be able to choose the starting point from Combarro or Vigo and will converge in Baiona as the end point of the route

· The one-day regatta will be held on Saturday from noon and the awards ceremony will be held in the afternoon at Monte Real

Part of the fleet of the last edition of the Comunica Trophy in Vigo – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates its 2022 cruise season this Saturday with the Comunica Trophy, which this year is split to include two different regattas, one from the Pontevedra estuary and the other from the Vigo estuary.

The participating boats will be able to choose between Combarro and Vigo as the starting point, but both options will converge at an intermediate point of the route and will coincide in the arrival, which will be located in the same place for the entire fleet.

The earliest test will be Combarro – Baiona, with departure scheduled for twelve noon near the Marina Combarro, which collaborates with Monte Real in organizing the event. From the coast of the picturesque town of Pontevedra, the sailboats will have a route of about 22 nautical miles ahead of them.

The sailboats that choose Vigo as a starting point will do less travel, for which it is estimated that it will be approximately 15 miles of journey. This test design, scheduled to leave at two in the afternoon from the vicinity of the port of Vigo, is the one that has traditionally been disputed thanks to the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo.

If the regatta committee’s calculations are met, there will come a point where the sailboats coming through the Pontevedra estuary and those sailing through the Vigo estuary will group together, predictably around the Cíes Islands area. From there, the fleet will head to the same finish, near Baiona, and it will be at the Monte Real Club de Yates where the awards ceremony will be held starting at seven in the afternoon.

The Vigo and Pontevedra estuaries will be the scene this year of the Comunica Trophy – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Cruisers, Open class sailboats, and J80 and Figaros monotypes may participate in the regatta. If there are enough registered (there must be a minimum of 6 to form a class), an A2 category will also be created for those teams formed only by a skipper and a crew member.

In the last edition, in which more than 40 boats from Spain and Portugal participated, the winners were Rui Ramada’s Yess Racing (ORC 1-2), Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue (ORC 3-4), Víctor’s Nahela Manuel Álvarez (ORC Open) and the Bon III of Víctor Carrión and Horacio Pequeno (A2). In monotypes, the victory of the Fígaros went to Serralleiras de Paula Rey and in J80 it was won by Maija de José Luis Pérez.

Portuguese Rui Ramada’s Yess Racing was one of the winners of the last edition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

COMUNICA TROPHY APRIL 23, 2022

12:00 – Start of the COMBARRO regatta – BAIONA (22 miles)
14:00 – Departure regatta VIGO – BAIONA (15 miles)
19:00 – Awards ceremony at the Monte Real Yacht Club (Baiona)

 

The Monte Real Yacht Club will fill 2022 with competition, fun and spectacle

 

· The club from Baiona is preparing to launch a sports season with competition, fun and entertainment as the main ingredients

· The arrival next May in Baiona of the prestigious 52 SUPER SERIES will undoubtedly be the nautical event of the year in Galicia

· Monte Real will also organize the J80 Spanish Championship and the Galician Two-Handed Championship in 2022

· The club’s four classics also return: the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, the Repsol Trophy and the Comunica Trophy

Monte Real is the first club to bring the 52SS to Galicia – Photo © Nico Martínez

The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona is finalizing the details to start, in just a few days, its 2022 sports season, in which competition, fun and entertainment will be the main ingredients.

The most outstanding event on its calendar is, without a doubt, the celebration, next May, of the prestigious 52 SUPER SERIES , one of the most important nautical events in the world, considered the “Formula 1 of the sea” . From May 23 to 28, between 10 and 12 teams of more than 8 nationalities with sailors from 5 continents will compete in the Rías Baixas aboard unique boats with the most cutting-edge technology.

Another of the events that will focus the attention of sailing lovers in Galicia will be the Spanish Championship of the J80 class , which will be held in Baiona from September 15 to 18. The most important event of the 8 meters at a national level returns to Baiona four years after having been organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates, which owns the most important fleet of these monotypes in the northwest of the peninsula.

Baiona organized the Spanish J80 Championship in 2018 and will repeat it in 2022 – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The club chaired by José Luis Álvarez also repeats, in this case for the eleventh consecutive year, in the organization of the Galician A Two Championship , which on June 11 will bring together some of the most intrepid sailors in the community to prove their worth with crews reduced to the maximum.

In 2022, the club’s four great classics will also return: the Prince of Asturias Trophy , which will once again include the delivery of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards ; the Conde de Gondomar Trophy , with the legendary climb of almost 100 miles to Carrumeiro Chico; the Repsol Trophy , during the first weekend of May; and the Comunica Trophy , at the end of April.

The MRCYB sports calendar for 2022 includes 12 major events – Photo Lalo R Villar

There will also be 11 exclusive competition days for the J80, which will be divided into two leagues: the Baitra Winter League , from January to April; and the Fall League , from October to December.

After the successful participation of the previous edition, Monte Real will repeat the Route through the Rías Baixas , a non-competitive journey destined to travel the Camino de Santiago by sea and win the Jubilee. And this year, as a novelty, Monte Real will also organize a Laser class qualifier.

It will clearly be an intense year for the club from Baiona, in which, in addition to competition, fun and spectacle, there will also be a place for solidarity and social responsibility actions, most of them promoted through its School Sailing Adapted .

Monte Real will reaffirm, once again, its social commitment to people with disabilities, offering, throughout the year, courses and activities aimed at promoting their inclusion and allowing them to navigate under equal conditions. Since it was launched a decade ago, this section of the club has only grown, and what was initially limited to people with different disabilities (physical, sensory, intellectual or mental) has been extended to people elderly, children in care, children with behavior problems and women victims of gender violence.

The commitment to women will be another of the axes of the 2022 season of Monte Real, with various proposals to promote their participation in competitions and events. In addition, the club will once again organize the Final of the National Women’s Sailing League , which will be held next fall.

Light sailing and cruising courses within the framework of the MRCYB Sailing School , coaching and team building activities for groups and companies, and talks and clinics for sailors are other proposals offered by the Monte Real Yacht Club in what will be its first year as a member of the International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) , of which it has been a member since last December along with the 44 most prestigious clubs in the world.

 

January 22, February 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, April 2
BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE

April 23rd
COMMUNICATE TROPHY

April 29 and 30, May 1
REPSOL TROPHY

May 23 to 28
52 SUPER SERIES – BAIONA SAILING WEEK

11th of June
GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO

July 5 to 10
RÍAS BAIXAS ROUTE

July 22 to 25
COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY

September 2 to 4
PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

September 15 to 18
J80 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP

October 8 and 22, November 12 and 26, December 17
J80 FALL LEAGUE

November 5 and 6
LASER QUALIFYING RACE

Date yet to be determined
FINAL OF THE NATIONAL FEMALE SAILING LEAGUE

 

>>> DOWNLOAD THE MRCYB 2022 CALENDAR FROM HERE

40 boats in contention for the Comunica Trophy

 

· The Monte Real Club de Yates organizes a new edition of the competition with the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo and the sponsorship of the visual communication company Comunica

· The 40 boats that aspire to win the laurels will take the start in front of the Vigo nautical this Saturday at two in the afternoon heading to the bay of Baiona where the awards ceremony will be held for the winners

· The 15-mile test, in which some 200 sailors participate, can be seen from many points along the coast

Departure of the sailboats of the Comunica Trophy with the silhouette of the city of Vigo in the background in a previous edition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

 

40 boats will compete this Saturday in a new edition of the Comunica Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo and the sponsorship of the visual communication company Comunica.

Among the crews that aspire to take the laurels of the ORC class we will see the Yess Too of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, the Aceites Abril of the Ourenses Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal, the Pairo Marnatura skippered by Luis Bugallo, the Magical of Julio Rodríguez or Al Balea Dous by Luis Pérez.

This year, as a novelty, there is also a trophy for the ORC A2 category, for sailboats with a skipper and a single crew member, in which some nautical couples have registered, such as those made up of Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure aboard the Salaño Dos ; or Javier Rey and Jorge Justo, in the Q Talent Consultants.

The Luxoconf by Jean Claude Sarrade, the SND Cormorán by Francisco Martínez, the Ifaclinic by Joao Allen, La Galera by Miguel Fernandez and the Pazo de Cea by Iago Carballo are some of the J80s that will compete for victory in this class of one-designs, which it will not be the only one, as there will also be a category for the Figaro Beneteau.

The latter will be sailed by the crews led by Teresa Valladares, aboard the Ladeira; or Javier Bernardez in the Bouvento.

In the absence of the deadline for registration, which will remain open until one hour before the start of the competition, there are already nearly 200 sailors who will leave Vigo this Saturday at two in the afternoon for Baiona for the final victory .

They will have a route of about 15 miles ahead of them with several steps through beacons for which the weather forecast announces winds from the south southwest with an average of 8 knots and peaks of up to 18, which could be even more intense given the probability that record showers at times.

Once the competition is over, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, in which the president of the Baiona club, José Luis Álvarez; the executive director of Comunica, Roberto Lira; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and the deputy for sports from the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Gorka Gómez.

 

Monte Real opens the heavy sailing season with the Comunica Trophy

 

· After launching the J80 League and celebrating the Spanish Optimist Championship, the heavy sailing regattas arrive at the Monte Real Club de Yates

· The sailboats that participate in the Comunica Trophy scheduled for next Saturday in the Rías Baixas will sail the distance that separates Vigo from Baiona

· The regatta will start at two in the afternoon from the vicinity of the Náutico de Vigo that collaborates with the race and the awards ceremony will be in the afternoon in Baiona

The Comunica Trophy takes place in the Vigo estuary – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After launching the J80 Winter League and celebrating the Spanish Optimist Championship, the Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates this Saturday the heavy sailing season with the Comunica Trophy, the first of the six regattas for cruisers that the club from Baiona has scheduled for this 2021.

A coastal route between Vigo and Baiona will be the route that the participating sailboats (which will be able to compete in ORC, ORC Open, ORC Double Handed, J80 or Fígaro) must complete to win the final victory, which will be resolved in a single day.

Although it will be the weather that dictates the final route, the intention of the regatta committee is to make the fastest boats pass by a mark while the rest sail directly, with the aim that everyone can reach the finish more or less at the same time.

The arrival point will be located in the vicinity of the Baiona dock and once the race is over, it will be the Monte Real Yacht Club itself that will host the award ceremony for the winners, at seven in the afternoon.

As a novelty this year, one of the categories in contention will be the ORC Double Handed, in which the sailboats will be manned by only two people. This is a change accepted by the organizing club after receiving requests from some owners who want to be able to participate in more regattas within this modality to prepare for the Galician A2 Championship to be held in June.

One of the sailboats that will participate in this category will be the Salaño Dos of Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure, which will face, among others, the Q Talento Consultores of Javier Rey and Jorge Justo; to Lacazán by Mariano Benavente and Genoveva Pereiro; or the Alalunga by Rodrigo Rodríguez and Carlos Cárdenas.

In ORC there will be three of the regulars of the great regattas in Galicia: the Yess Racing of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, the Aceites Abril of the Pérez Canal brothers and the Pairo skippered by Luis Bugallo. And for the J80 competition, Jean Claude Sarrade’s Luxoconf, Francisco Martínez’s SND Cormorán, Joao Allen’s Ifaclinic, Miguel Fernandez’s La Galera, Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva and the Pazo de Cea by Iago Carballo.

J80 fleet participating in the Comunica Trophy between Vigo and Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the last edition of the competition, held in 2019 (in 2020 there was no due to COVID19 restrictions), the Nahela of Club Deportivo Alagua, skippered by Victor Manuel Álvarez, won. He won the general classification and also took the victory in the ORC 1 class. In ORC 2 the winner was the Abal Abogados of Mariano Dios (Ro Yacht Club), and in monotypes the Cansino of Fernando Yáñez and the Ladeira of Genoveva Pereiro prevailed. The fastest boat to complete the course (11.9 miles in just 2 hours and 7 minutes) was the Swan 45 Yess Too of the Portuguese Rui Ramada.

This new edition of the Comunica Trophy is once again sponsored, for yet another year, and there are now five (four cruise editions and one monotype exclusive), by Comunica Comunicación Visual, a firm that offers printing services, labels, industrial design and articles acrylics to all of Galicia from the municipality of A Guarda, where its main headquarters are located. For months now, under the signature of AEProtec, they have also been manufacturing masks, screens and other products related to protection against COVID19.

 

Cruise ships return to Baiona this Holy Saturday

· More than twenty boats will compete for the Comunica Trophy organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club

· The start will be given at two in the afternoon in front of the transatlantic pier in Vigo and the finish line will be placed inside the Bay of Baiona

· The awards ceremony for the winners will be held at seven in the afternoon at Monte Real

 

More than twenty boats will compete this Holy Saturday in the Vigo estuary for a new edition of the Comunica Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club.

The regatta committee, chaired by Fernando Giraldo, will start the race at two in the afternoon in front of the transatlantic dock in Vigo, from where the sailboats will begin a journey of about 15 miles that will take them to the outskirts of Baiona.

After turning at an unmarking mark, the fleet must comply with several obligatory steps, located at the La Negra, Subrido and Carallones marks, to finally reach the bay of Baiona, where the finish line will be installed.

Among the clubs that will compete in this new edition of the Comunica Trophy, are the Ro Yachts Club, represented by the Abal Lawyers-Lagar de Pintos-Fanautic de Mariano Dios; the Bouzas Maritime Lyceum, with the Salao by Juan Carlos Sigre; the Maritime Club of Canido, with the Bosch Service Solutions by Ramón Ojea; the Rías Baixas Maritime Club, with the Galopín by José Luis Mosquera; the Royal Nautical Club of Vigo, with La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez; the Monte Real Yacht Club, with the Yess Too by Rui Ramada; or the Nautical Club of Portonovo, represented by the Albarellos , by Fernando Rey.

After opening the season with the J80 Winter League, the Comunica Trophy is the first cruise competition on the Monte Real calendar, which has seven more competitions planned for 2019, including the famous Conde de Gondomar Trophy (in July) and the Prince of Asturias Trophy (in September).

The Comunica Trophy opens the cruise season of the Monte Real Yacht Club

· The Monte Real Yacht Club opens its cruise season this Holy Saturday with the celebration of the Comunica Trophy between Vigo and Baiona

· The participating sailboats, among which there will also be one-design Figaros and J80s, must complete a 15-mile coastal course

· The start of the regatta will take place in front of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, which collaborates in the organization of the Monte Real competition

The Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates its 2019 cruise season this Easter with the celebration, next Holy Saturday, of the Comunica Trophy, a coastal regatta between Vigo and Baiona that the participating sailboats will compete in starting at two in the afternoon .

It will be at that time that the regatta’s starting horn will be heard in front of the facilities of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, which once again collaborates with Monte Real in organizing the competition.

From Vigo to Baiona, the Comunica Trophy fleet will have to complete a 15-mile route in which, according to forecasts, a favorable wind will remain, some strong enough to allow them to complete the route without incident. The regatta will also be held on a fairly clear day, with pleasant temperatures between 18 and 20 degrees, and little sea.

Among the participating fleet are some of the winners of the previous edition, who will seek to revalidate victory. This is the case of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, who in 2018 won the victory of his class aboard the MBA Atlántico and who this time will participate at the controls of the Yess Too.

Another of the 2018 winners will also be among the participants, the Balea Dous of the Real Club Náutico de Rodeira, with the usual good work of Luis Pérez at the controls.

Another company that has also announced its participation in the competition is Ramón Ojea’s Bosch Service Solutions, from the Club Marítimo de Canido, who will return for the gold that escaped him the previous year, in which he had to make do with third place bronze. Among the J80, the winner of the last edition also repeats, which was Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva.

The registration period to participate in the Comunica Trophy is still open and anyone who wishes to compete can register until the day of the regatta itself. Registration is free and participating boats will also have a 50 percent discount on registration for the Repsol Trophy, which Monte Real organizes once again to coincide with the May 1 long weekend.

The Comunica Trophy is sponsored, for the third consecutive year, by Comunica Comunicación Visual, a firm that offers printing services, signs, industrial design, acrylic items… throughout Galicia from the municipality of A Guarda, where its main headquarters are located. Several of its managers and area managers will participate in the awards ceremony for the winners, which will be held on the same Saturday as the competition starting at seven in the afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates facilities.

 

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The Rías Baixas will witness this Saturday the dispute of the Comunica Trophy

 

· 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

Saturday, April 21, 2018

13:00 – Start test SANXENXO-BAIONA

14:00 – Test start VIGO-BAIONA

19:00 (approx.) – Awards Ceremony at the MRCYB

 

Sanxenxo, Vigo and Baiona united by the Comunica Trophy

 

· 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

Saturday, April 21, 2018

13:00 – Start test SANXENXO-BAIONA

14:00 – Test start VIGO-BAIONA

19:00 (approx.) – Awards Ceremony at the MRCYB

 

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NOTICE OF RACE COMMUNICA TROPHY

 

ORGANIZATION

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.

 

RULES

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.

PARTICIPANTS

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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

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.

 

ADVERTISING

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:

 Communicate Trophy
 Repsol Trophy
 Count of Gondomar Trophy

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: secretaria@mrcyb.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.

 

PROGRAM

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.

 

PUNCTUATION

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.

 

SECURITY

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.

 

AWARDS

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.

 

BERTHS

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.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

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.

 

RESPONSIBILITY

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”

 

>>>> Download the Regatta Announcement of the Comunica Trophy

>>>> Download the Comunica Trophy Registration Form

 

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