· With all the participating categories already in contention, the wind did allow this Saturday that the planned test program could be completed
· Magical, April Oils, Bosch Service Solution, Maracaná I, Chispa Nejra, Salseiro, Okofen and Erizana are the eight teams that will face the final day as leaders of their respective categories
· Tomorrow, Sunday, the third and last day of regattas with everything to be decided in the queen event of the Monte Real Yacht Club of Baiona
At last the wind blew away with the participating fleet in the 36th Prince of Asturias Trophy organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Escuela Naval Militar with the sponsorship of ABANCA. This Saturday, with all the participating categories already in contention and the teams willing to open the markers that could not be opened on the first day, the regatta committee was able to honk the start with a west-northwest wind that ranged from the five and the twelve knots. Magical, April Oils, Bosch Service Solution, Maracaná I, Chispa Nejra, Salseiro, Okofen and Erizana are the eight teams that will face the final day this Sunday from the top of the podium.
With the first departure scheduled at twelve noon for all classes, the fleet had to wait again this Saturday for the wind to decide to enter. Finally, shortly before two in the afternoon, the committee was able to start the competition with a coastal course for the ORC 5 and Special cruisers, two barlosotas for the longest boats and three for J80 and Ladies Cup.
In the Aceites Abril ORC 1 category, only two points separate the three teams that occupy the provisional podium, leaving everything open for the final day. The defender of the title, the Magical of Julio Rodríguez (RCN Vigo), opens the classification leading with a second and a first in the two contested races, followed by only one point by the Solventis of Malalo Bermúdez de Castro (MRCYB) with a victory in the first test and a third in the second. Very close, two points behind Magical and one behind Solventis, the Xekmatt of José Carlos Prista (ANL) closes the podium.
The two victories of the day for the Nacexa ORC 2 fleet were divided between the Aceites Abril of Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal (RCN Vigo) and the Marías of Manuel María Cunha (MRCYB). The Pérez Canal brothers also added a second in the first test that allows the team from Ourense to be at the top of the classification while the Marías, with a fifth in the second test, is third. In the second drawer, with partial 3-2, is the Arroutado of José Manuel Pérez (RNC Portosín).
Clearer things were in Volvo Autesa ORC 3 . Ramón Ojea’s Bosch Service Solution (CM Canido) was the best of the day with two victories in the two completed Barlosotas. Behind, with two seconds, followed by Fran Edreira’s Urbapaz (CM La Penela) in second position and third, with a partial 3-3, is Carlos Sampedro’s Eleko-Mambo, also from CM La Penela.
In the Martin Miller ORC 4 category, the classification opens with Luis Suárez’s Maracaná I (Marítimo de Panxón) at the top of the table after adding a third and a first in the two contested races. In the second position, the Sadamar Alma do Mar of Nito Enríquez (CM La Penela) with some results 2-3 and third is the Orión of Javier Pérez (MRCYB) with a first and a sixth in his locker.
For its part in the category Gadis ORC 5 , who were the first to hear the starting horn along with the Open for a coastal route of almost ten miles, José Rey’s Chispa Nejra (CN Beluso) was the best of the day, managing to win the proof. Rey’s men spent a total of two hours and four minutes to cross the finish line, thus achieving an advantage of more than three minutes over Antonio Gómez’s Marcolfo (RCN Vigo), who is in second place in the table. Behind, Iñaki Carbajo’s Cinco Islas Albariño occupies the third position, also representing the Club Náutico de Beluso.
In SH Robotics ORC Open , Manuel Blanco’s Salseiro from A Coruña clearly dominated, who won this Saturday both in real time and in compensated time and finished the course with an advantage of up to twenty-three minutes in real time over the second classified. The Nahela of Víctor Manuel Álvarez (CN Alagua) will face the final day from the second position and third is the Villano of Luis Bodelón (RCN A Coruña).
In the Open class, the Txole also sailed this Saturday, a boat from the Monte Real Club de Yates with a crew from ASEM Galicia, the Galician Association against neuromuscular diseases . It is a social and sports inclusion project launched thanks to the collaboration of Monte Real and the Department of Social Policy of the Xunta de Galicia.
For these sailors, participation in the Prince of Asturias Trophy means putting to the test the skills and knowledge acquired during four seasons at the club’s Adapted Sailing School. It also symbolizes a step forward in the elimination of barriers and prejudices towards people with disabilities.
Meanwhile, at the Solventis J80 regatta course, the second day of the Príncipe de Asturias caused a turnaround in the general classification, which continues to be extremely tight for the top four finishers. Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen added this Saturday a third, a fourth and a first that allowed the representative of the MRCYB to assault the provisional leadership with a point of advantage over the Etnia Barcelona de Peru Múgica (RCM Santander), which rises two places and It is placed in the second drawer of the podium. Behind, Miguel Fernández’s La Galera (RCN A Coruña) continues to occupy third place overall while Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto-Maui Jim (MRCYB) moves from first to fourth after being penalized for an out of bounds. line in the third and last test of the day.
For the fleet of the prestigious Gestilar Ladies Cup, however, there were no changes in the leadership with Sara Carmo’s Erizana (Marina Burriananova – Som Vela) getting closer and closer to winning a competition that celebrates 25 years within the Prince of Asturias Trophy. Carmo’s managed to score two seconds and a partial victory, increasing their lead to four points over Eva González’s Serralleiras (RCM Santander) and six over Helena Alegre’s Tutatis (RCN Palma), second and third respectively.
Tomorrow, Sunday, the third and last day of regattas in the Rías Baixas. The last tests that remain to be played will be those in charge of deciding the winners of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, and although everything will depend on the wind conditions, the committee expects to be able to start the tests from 12:00 p.m. for all lessons. In the afternoon, at half past six, the award ceremony will put the finishing touch to the prestigious event in Baiona.
The thirty-sixth edition of this great sailing event in Galicia is celebrated thanks to the sponsorship of ABANCA (Prince of Asturias Trophy), BODEGAS TERRAS GAUDA (National Sailing Awards) and GESTILAR (sponsor of the Ladies Cup); and had the support of the Xunta de Galicia through Galician Sports and Social Policy; the Provincial Council of Pontevedra, the City Council of Baiona and the Royal Spanish and Galician Sailing Federations. Zelnova Zeltia, Paradores, Vanguard, Gadis, Foxy, Onda Cero, Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Nacexa, HOLA!, Helly Hansen, SH Robotics, Grupo Solitium, Tactic Audiovisual, Tuypan, Coca Cola, Martin Miller and Aceites Abril also collaborated.
36th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Naval Military School
Class OILS APRIL ORC 1
1) MAGICAL JULIO RODRÍGUEZ RNC VIGO 3 POINTS
2) SOLVENTIS · MALALO BERMÚDEZ · MRCYB · 4 POINTS
3) XEKMATT JOSÉ CARLOS PRISTA AN LISBOA 5 POINTS
NACEXA ORC 2 class
1) APRIL OILS LUIS AND JORGE PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO 3 POINTS
2) ARROUTED · JOSÉ MANUEL PÉREZ · RCN PORTOSÍN · 5 POINTS
3) MARÍAS MANEL MARÍA CUNHA MRCYB 6 POINTS
VOLVO AUTESA ORC 3-Class
1) BOSCH SERVICE SOLUTIONS RAMÓN OJEA CM CANIDO 2 POINTS
2) URBAPAZ FRAN EDREIRA CM LA PENELA 4 POINTS
3) ELEKO MAMBO · CARLOS SAMPEDRO · CM LA PENELA · 6 POINTS
MARTIN MILLER ORC 4 class
1) MARACANÁ I · LUIS SUÁREZ · MARÍTIMO PANXÓN · 4 POINTS
2) SADAMAR ALMA DO MAR · NITO ENRÍQUEZ · CM LA PENELA · 5 POINTS
3) ORION · JAVIER PÉREZ · MRCYB · 7 POINTS
GADIS ORC 5 class
1) CHISPA NEJRA · JOSÉ REY · CN BELUSO · 1 POINT
2) MARCOLFO ANTONIO FRANCISCO GÓMEZ RCN VIGO 2 POINTS
3) FIVE ALBARIÑO ISLANDS IÑAKI CARBAJO CN BELUSO 3 POINTS
SH-CLASS ROBOTICS ORC OPEN
1) SALSEIRO MANUEL BLANCO RCN A CORUÑA 1 POINT
2) NAHELA VICTOR MANUEL ÁLVAREZ CN ALAGUA 2 POINTS
3) VILLAIN LUIS BODELON RNC A CORUÑA 3 POINTS
SOLVENTIS J80 Class
1) OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB · 12 POINTS
2) ETHNIC GROUP BARCELONA PERU MÚGICA RCM SANTANDER 13 POINTS
3) LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · RCN A CORUÑA · 16 POINTS
GESTILAR LADIES CUP class
1) ERIZANA SARA CARMO MARINA BURRIANANOVA -SOM VELA 6 POINTS
2) SERRALLEIRAS EVA GONZÁLEZ RCM SANTANDER 10 POINTS
3) TUTATIS HELENA ALEGRE RCN PALMA 12 POINTS