Malalo Bermúdez’s Solventis gives the surprise in the Gestilar J80 Autumn League

 

· The Solventis Ribadeo crew led by Malalo Bermúdez de Castro was the best in the second phase of the Monte Real one-design league

· The sailboat won convincingly in the only test that could be disputed and managed to rise from fifth to third place in the classification with 19 points

· Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto remains in the lead with 11 points and Chisco Catalán’s Bica follows closely with 13 points

· The day began with a minute of silence for the recent death of MRCYB members Gonzalo Romero and Chema Retolaza

The Solventis alone in front of the Parador Nacional de Baiona- Photo © Rosana Calvo

Solventis Ribadeo, led by Malalo Bermúdez de Castro, gave the surprise this Saturday in the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, winning convincingly in the only race played. The good work of the renowned skipper from A Coruña, who was supported by Alberto García in tactics, and Eduardo Mosquera and Lorena Freitas completing the crew; it earned the team to rise from fifth to third position, closing the gap with respect to the leader, from whom they are now separated by 8 points.

Malalo Bermúdez’s Solventis was the winner of the second stage – Photo © Rosana Calvo

At the head of the one-design league remains the Alboroto of Juan Carlos Ameneiro, whose triplet of first places he achieved the previous day allowed him to compensate for the eighth place he signed this Saturday in Baiona, in a very weak stage for what It is usual for this team, champion of Spain in the J80 class.

The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro remains the leader – Photo © Rosana Calvo

With 11 points in her portfolio, the Alboroto continues to be the leader followed, yes, very closely, by the Bica de Chisco Catalán, one of the boats that is showing the most solidity in these first tests of the competition. He has 13 points derived from some pretty good runs, 2-2-7-2.

Bica de Chisco Catalán is second – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The rise of Solventis Ribadeo from fifth to third position, with 19 points, led to the fall of the following classifieds. Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico, which was third, is now fourth with 24 points; and Cansino de Nano Yáñez, who was fourth, moves to fifth position with 26 points.

At the second stern the wind began to drop – Photo © Rosana Calvo

It is the Top 5 of a competition that this Saturday saw its second stage in the bay of Baiona with a shortened programme, since the wind, which did not take long to disappear, only allowed the holding of one of the three tests scheduled on the programme. The leg, a double loop windward leeward course, was run with an average southwest of about 8 knots. Before beginning, the fleet observed a minute of silence as a sign of tribute for the recent death of the MRCYB members, Gonzalo Romero and Chema Retolaza.

Second day of the J80 Autumn League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Gestilar J80 Autumn League returns to the stage in 15 days, on November 26.

 


PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 10) GESTILAR J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE
After the celebration of the second day and with three more pending to dispute

1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB · 11 POINTS
2. BICA FRANCISCO “CHISCO” CATALAN MRCYB 13 POINTS
3. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO · MALALO BERMÚDEZ DE CASTRO · MRCYB · 19 POINTS
4. I3D ATLANTIC · GUILLERMO BLANCO · RCN A CORUÑA · 24 POINTS
5. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB · 26 POINTS
6. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO MRCYB 33 POINTS
7. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB · 38 POINTS
8. SPACO · JAVIER MARTÍNEZ VALENTE · MRCYB · 42 POINTS
9. WAIKIKI ANDRÉS GÓMEZ MRCYB 44 POINTS
10. PEZOAS NICOLÁS ÁNGEL ÁLVAREZ CM OF NETWORKS 45 POINTS

 

New Fall League Gestilar J80 Assault

 

The Monte Real Club de Yates autumn one-design championship celebrates its second day this Saturday in the bay of Baiona with Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto leading the table

· If the competition program is fulfilled and the three tests planned for this stage are held, the crews will be able to discard their worst result by further adjusting the classification

Weather forecasts announce good conditions for navigation with a southerly component wind of around 7 knots on average

The competitiveness between the crews is maximum – Photo © Rosana Calvo

New assault of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League this Saturday in Baiona. The Monte Real Club de Yates autumn one-design championship celebrates its second day with Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto leading the table.

The current Spanish champion of the class is leading the competition with perfect partials of 1-1-1, after having won with a full victories in the three races held on the opening day.

For this second stage, the program has scheduled the dispute of another three regattas, and if the conditions allow its celebration, the more than twenty crews of the J80 group will have the opportunity to make their first discard.

This possibility of eliminating the worst result of the table will surely adjust the classification even more, and will force the fleet to try to avoid any error, no matter how small, in the following days. In a 5-stage circuit, with 15 tasks and only 2 discards, any failure can be very expensive for the teams.

More than twenty J80 compete in the MRCYB autumn league – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Waiting to see what will happen this Saturday, in which the weather announces good conditions for navigation (winds from the south with an average of 7 knots and peaks of up to 12), the three boats that are in the lead are the Alboroto de Juan Carlos Ameneiro (MRCYB), Bica de Chisco Catalán (MRCYB) and Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico (RCN A CORUÑA).

Two other boats from the organizing club, Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino and Andrés Álvarez’s Solventis Ribadeo, will try to storm the provisional podium from fourth and fifth position.

Gestilar is the sponsor of this edition of the J80 Autumn League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 10) GESTILAR J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE
After the celebration of the first day and with four more pending to dispute

1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB
2. BICA FRANCISCO CATALAN MRCYB
3. I3D ATLANTIC · GUILLERMO BLANCO · RCN A CORUÑA
4. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB
5. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO ANDRÉS ÁLVAREZ MRCYB
6. MONDO · BERNARDO MACEDO · MRCYB
7. WAIKIKI ANDRES GOMEZ MRCYB
8. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB
9. FIBRACORUÑA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ VASCO · RCN CORUÑA
10. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB

 

All-Star Performance by Alboroto at the Gestilar J80 Fall League Premiere

 

· The current Spanish champion of the class led by Juan Carlos Ameneiro won the three races held on the first day of competition

Francisco “Chisco” Catalán’s Bica came second in the table ahead of Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico from A Coruña

· The Gestilar J80 Autumn League still has four more days to go on November 12 and 26 and December 3 and 17

The Gestilar J80 Autumn League was inaugurated today in Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Stellar performance by Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto at the premiere of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates in the bay of Baiona.

The sailboat, current champion of Spain in the class, won the three tests held on the first day of competition, making its objectives very clear in this autumn league, which are none other than to win the final victory and thus continue directing the preparation for the 2023 world cup.

The boat manned by Javier Aguado, Javier Lago and Antoni Xabier del Río, who replaced the usual team member Juan Lago in this inaugural stage, completed three very good races, succeeding in tactics, securing the edges, the first passing through the buoy with maneuvers clean and widening the distance with their rivals as soon as they found an opportunity.

The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro – Photo © Rosana Calvo

It did not make it easy for him, yes, the rest of the fleet that is competing for the championship, some crews that have been adding quality throughout the year thanks to the large number of competitions that have been held in Galicia, including the recent Championship of Spain disputed in Baiona.

The Bica de Chisco Catalán fought it all for the first position – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Ships such as Francisco “Chisco” Catalán’s Bica, Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico, Fernando “Nano” Yáñez’s Cansino, Andrés Álvarez’s Solventis Ribadeo or Bernardo Macedo’s Mondo sailed very close to each other at all times , and showed their nails and teeth in the three contested races, moving up and down positions at the slightest success or error of their rivals.

Most of the steps through the buoy were very tight – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Finally, the Bica de Chisco Catalán, accompanied on board by Gerardo Prego, Ramón Ojea and Álvaro García, was the one that managed to take second place; leaving third place for I3D Atlántico from Coruña led by Guillermo Blanco, Agustín Rubio and Manuel Vargas.

The Coruñeses of the I3D Atlántico are third in the table – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Cansino and Solventis Ribadeo completed the Top 5 of the classification after the celebration of this first day of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, in which another of the outstanding boats was the Waikiki, led by Andrés Gómez and crewed by sailors from the Magical Vigués.

With a new boat and this being the first time they had seen each other face to face with the regulars of the J80 races in Baiona, Gómez’s men completed three very good races and managed to place themselves in seventh position in the table behind Mondo, which was sixth.

The Waikiki premiered in Baiona with a very good performance – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The start of the autumn championship of the Monte Real Club de Yates was celebrated with 19 of the 23 boats registered in the water, and conditions that, although they were not very good at the beginning (with a shifty wind that forced to suspend a test already started change the location of the field), they did allow the three scheduled sleeves to be disputed.

Autumn League Gestilar J80 – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After the opening day, the J80 Autumn League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Gestilar, still has four more phases ahead of it, on November 12 and 26; and December 3 and 17.

 


PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 10) GESTILAR J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE
After the celebration of the first day and with four more pending to dispute

1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB
2. BICA FRANCISCO CATALAN MRCYB
3. I3D ATLANTIC · GUILLERMO BLANCO · RCN A CORUÑA
4. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB
5. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO ANDRÉS ÁLVAREZ MRCYB
6. MONDO · BERNARDO MACEDO · MRCYB
7. WAIKIKI ANDRES GOMEZ MRCYB
8. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB
9. FIBRACORUÑA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ VASCO · RCN CORUÑA
10. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB

 

 

The J80 fleet returns to Baiona to compete in the Autumn League

 

· One of the largest one-design fleets in Galicia will meet this weekend in the Rías Baixas to inaugurate the Gestilar J80 Autumn League

· More than 20 sailboats will be measured between the months of October and December in five days in which a total of 15 tests are scheduled

· Among the contenders for the league title are Alboroto and Namasté, champions of Spain in J80 in the general and mixed categories

The crews attend the event with the aim of starting to prepare their teams for the J80 World Championship to be held in Baiona in 2023

Baiona will be the setting for the one-design competition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Galician J80 fleet returns to Baiona this weekend to inaugurate the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, the competition with which the Monte Real Club de Yates closes its 2022 regatta season.

More than 20 one-design sailboats will be measured between the months of October and December in five days in which there are programs for a total of 15 tests, with a maximum of three per stage, on October 29, November 12 and 26, and 3 and December 17.

They may be, depending on the weather conditions and the decisions of the regatta committee, or windward-leeward races between buoys, or coastal courses. Regardless of the competition design chosen for each day, the tests will always start at three in the afternoon and the last start of each day must be given one hour before sunset.

The Alboroto current champion of Spain in J80 will participate in the competition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Among the participants we will see the current J80 Spanish champions in the general and mixed categories, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Luis de Mira’s Namasté. They will also enter the fray, among others, Cansino de Nano Yáñez, who in the previous edition of the league won the bronze medal; and the 2021 winner, the Marías from the Portuguese Cunha family, who will join the competition from December.

In addition to winning the Monte Real and Gestilar autumn championship, the crews attend the event with the aim of starting to define their teams and carry out the first joint training sessions ahead of the J80 World Championship to be held in Baiona in September. of 2023.

For the first day, this Saturday from three in the afternoon, the weather forecasts announce a lot of cloudiness, rain and southerly winds that will move around 7 knots on average with gusts that could exceed 15.

15 tests are scheduled in the competition program – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The women’s sailing project “We want to make history” is distinguished with one of the National Sailing Awards this year

 

· The initiative promoted by the sailor from Alicante Núria Sánchez and materialized in the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team will receive the Terras Gauda National Sailing Award for the best female project

· The jury that awards the awards wanted to recognize the work of dissemination and promotion that the team is giving to the figure of women in the world of sailing through its many and different actions

The Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards ceremony will be held on September 3 at the Monte Real Yacht Club in Baiona as part of the program for the 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy

The Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team in regatta – Photo Nico Martínez

The women’s sailing project “We want to make history” has been honored this year with one of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards.

The initiative promoted and led by the sailor from Alicante Núria Sánchez and embodied in the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team , will receive the award at a gala to be held on September 3 at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona.

The jury that grants the distinctions wanted to recognize with the award for the Best Female Project the work of dissemination and promotion that the team is giving, through its multiple and different actions, to the figure of women in the world of sailing; as well as the values of equality and sportsmanship.

Nuria Sánchez, the double Olympic medalist Natalia Via-Dufresne, the also Olympic Susana Romero, María Torcida, Mar Gil and Martina Ruigomez.

The Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team with King Felipe VI in the last edition of the Copa del Rey – Photo Laura G Guerra

In recent years they have become a clear benchmark for women’s sailing in Spain, the result of having accumulated some of the most prestigious trophies, such as the world runner-up, the Copa del Rey de Vela in the women’s category, the Spanish Championship women’s J80, the International Women’s Sailing Cup or the Women’s Sailing League, among others.

On their last visit to Baiona, where they will collect the National Sailing Award on September 3, the Dorsia Covirán girls won the Prince of Asturias Trophy, a title they will try to revalidate in this new edition.

The last time they were in Baiona they won the Prince of Asturias Trophy – Photo Lalo R Villar

 


TERRAS GAUDA NATIONAL SAILING AWARDS GALA
Saturday, September 3, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Monte Real Yacht Club (Baiona)


In the next few days the names of the rest of the winners will be revealed.

Aceites Abril achieves its sixth Conde de Gondomar Trophy in Baiona

 

· With the victory in this forty-seventh edition of the regatta, the boat skippered by the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez-Canal equals the record of victories of the José Luis Freire Pairo saga

· The teams from Monte Real Yacht Club Yess and Unus were the winners of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy in the Open A and B divisions

· The Deep Blue 2.1 and the Marcolfo, both competing under the banner of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, were the winners of the Erizana Trophy in ORC 0-1 and 3-5

· In J80 and Fígaros the victory went to Alboroto and Bouvento

· The 47th Conde de Gondomar Trophy was organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club with the sponsorship of Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell

Historical victory for Aceites Abril de Luis and Jorge Pérez-Canal in the forty-seventh edition of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia / Banco Sabadell Grand Prix. With the dispute over the last two batons of the competition, the boat led by the brothers from Ourense achieved its sixth title, equaling the record of victories held so far alone by José Luis Freire’s Pairo saga.

The fourth and last day of the event organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club once again summoned the more than forty boats to complete two windward-leeward format tests on the regatta course located in front of the Cíes Islands. With all the options open in practically all the participating categories, the fleet faced the end of the Conde with force and the Regatta Committee was able to comply with the planned program starting the competition after twelve noon.

Among the ORC teams who were playing for the Conde de Gondomar Trophy -for which both the last two batons and the Carrumeiro Chico challenge on Friday and the return to Ons on Sunday scored points-, the last two victories at stake were awarded to the Ifaclinic del Yate Clube do Porto, who with Joao Nuno Veloso had no rival on this last day in the waters of the Vigo estuary. The definitive victory and the long-awaited title of the Count of Gondomar was, however, for the Aceites Abril of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, who only had two second places to claim a comfortable victory with five and a half points over the second classified.

Already on the pontoons, Luis, the youngest of the Pérez-Canal brothers, highlighted the role of the crew as one of the keys to the milestone achieved with this sixth title in Baiona. “He is already the sixth Count of Gondomar and it is a luxury to have won it with this magnificent crew. We have been together for a lifetime and without a doubt the victory is thanks to them because they are the ones who have given us the victory. It is the best crew you can have and I congratulate them because they are fantastic“, he claimed.

Luis and Jorge Pérez-Canal, Eduardo Reguera, Pablo Iglesias, Carlos Sanmartín, Luis Sampedro, Pablo Espinosa, César Torné, Rafael Martínez-Almeida, Iago Carrera, Sebastián Martínez-Risco, Luis da Rocha and Juan de Cominges are the thirteen crew members who , aboard the Aceites Abril, have managed to match the number of titles in the saga of the Pairo owned by shipowner José Luis Freire.

From behind, second place went to Magical, also with a banner from Real Club Náutico de Vigo. A third and a fourth were the results of Julio Rodríguez’s team on this last day, finishing with a distance of two points over Alberto Moro’s Solventis (Monte Real Club de Yates), who closed the podium in third place.

In the Open A division, the conditions of the regatta field, which presented itself with a northwesterly wind of between eight and ten knots of intensity, favored the winner of the Carrumeiro stage, Yess de Rui Ramada (Monte Real Club de Yates), who scored his two last partial victories of the regatta to become the winner with a whopping ten points over his immediate rival, the Portuguese Racer de Januário Cruz, who took second place ahead of the also Portuguese team Five, skippered by Joao Tourigo.

In Open B , meanwhile, the local team commanded by Luis García, Unus, also closed a perfect Conde de Gondomar with plenty of victories in his locker. Behind Garcia’s, José Antonio Portas’s Narval finished seven and a half points representing the Club Náutico de Villagarcía and third was Jorge Carnero’s Ronáutica Marinas (Club Náutico San Telmo).

With respect to Hedgehog Trophy, in which the ORC, J80 and Fígaro fleets that disputed the coastal one on Saturday scored points, the clearest victory was that of Vigo’s Deep Blue 2.1 of Vicente Cid (Real Club Náutico de Vigo) in ORC 0-2, which the Count of Gondomar closed with four first positions in the four races completed. Those of Cid were followed by La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez of the Club Náutico Castrelo de Miño in second place and Nahela by Víctor Álvarez, who were third representing the Club Náutico Alagua.

In ORC 3-4 , a great result also for Marcolfo of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo. The team led by Antonio Gómez managed to win the victory ahead of José Luis Ríos’ Bonaventure, also from the club from Vigo, and Alejandro Castro’s Esquío, from the Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas, second and third respectively.

In J80 , a ninth for Alboroto in the first baton tightened the classification to the maximum and it was not until the last test when Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s men were able to certify the definitive victory of the regatta after leading from the first day of competition. They were followed on the podium by Santiago Estévez’s Spaco in second place -winners of the first round of the day- and Chisco Catalán’s Hull Maxx in third place overall.

In Fígaro , for its part, the last day saw Diego Pérez and David Fontán’s Bouvento recover the lead and become category winners ahead of Gemma González’s Erizana and Elena Raga’s Tutatis, who finished in second and third position. The Erizana also won the prize for the best female crew in the Figaro class.

With the day now over, the gardens of Monte Real hosted at 6:30 p.m. the awards ceremony for the winners of the edition, thus putting the finishing touch to one of the most emblematic regattas of the Baiona club and which once again featured the sponsorship of Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell.

The event was attended by the president of the club, José Luis Álvarez; the delegate of the Xunta in Vigo, Marta Fernández-Tapias; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the deputy for cooperation, Santos Héctor; Adrián Salgado, Marketing Director of Zelnova Zeltia; Rafael Mato, regional director of Banco Sabadell; and Joaquín Martínez, commercial director of Volvo Autesa.

Now, Monte Real is preparing for the 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy, which will be held between September 2 and 4 and will include, as every year, the award ceremony for the prestigious Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards on the night of Saturday day three.

 

 

47th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
GRAND PRIX ZELNOVA ZELTIA / BANK SABADELL

 

CARRUMEIRO SMALL TROPHY
It included 1 test: Ascent to Carrumeiro Chico

REAL TIME STAGE WINNER
Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB

ORC-CLASS
1. April oils Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal RCN Vigo
2. Solventis · Alberto Moro · MRCYB
3. Magical · Julio Rodríguez · RCN Vigo

OPEN A CLASS
1. Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB
2. Txole · Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui · MRCYB
3. Racer Januario Cruz SCA

OPEN B CLASS
1. Unus · Luis García Trigo · MRCYB
2. Narwhal · José Antonio Portas · Vilagarcía CN
3. Ronautica Marinas Jorge Carnero NPP San Telmo

 

COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY – ERIZANA
It included 4 tests: Coastal regatta + Return to Ons + 2 poles

ORC CLASS 0-1-2
1. Deep Blue 2.1 · Vicente Cid · RCN Vigo
2. The Black Burla · Juan José Martínez · CN Castrelo de Miño
3. Nahela · Victor Álvarez · CD Alagua

ORC CLASS 3-4-5
1. Marcolfo · Antonio Gómez · RCN Vigo
2. Esquio · Alejandro Castro · LM Bouzas
3. Bonaventure · José Luis Ríos · RCN Vigo

J80 CLASS
1. Fuss · Juan Carlos Ameneiro · MRCYB
2. Spaco Santiago Estévez MRCYB
3. Hull Max Chisco Catalán MRCYB

FIGARO CLASS
1. Bouvento · Diego Pérez · MRCYB
2. Erizana · Gemma González · MRCYB
3. Tutatis · Elena Raga · MRCYB

BEST FEMALE CREW
Erizana · Gemma González · MRCYB

 

COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
It included 4 tests: Ascent to Carrumeiro Chico + Return to Ons + 2 poles

ORC-CLASS
1. April oils Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal RCN Vigo
2. Magical · Julio Rodríguez · RCN Vigo
3. Solventis · Alberto Moro · MRCYB

OPEN A CLASS
1. Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB
2. Racer Januário Cruz SCA
3. Five Joao Tourigo CWDS

OPEN B CLASS
1. Unus · Luis García Trigo · MRCYB
2. Narwhal · José Antonio Portas · Villagarcía CN
3. Marine Radionautics Jorge Carnero CN San Telmo

 

The return to Ons leaves the 47th Conde de Gondomar Trophy ready for sentencing

 

The penultimate day of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix summoned the entire fleet this Sunday to complete a round trip to Ons that caused changes in the general

April Oils, Yess, Deep Blue 2.1, Alboroto, and Erizana are the five boats that will defend the provisional leadership in the last day of regatta scheduled for this Monday from noon at the Cíes Islands anchorage

· The Magical by Julio Rodríguez of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo was the fastest to cover the 32-mile route, spending five hours and three minutes to complete it

Excitement on the penultimate day of the 47th Conde de Gondomar Trophy- Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, in which the entire participating fleet completed the classic Tour of Ons. 32 miles in total than the fastest of the fleet, the Magical of Julio Rodríguez (Real Club Náutico de Vigo), completed in five hours and three minutes.

For the teams that are playing for the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, this Sunday’s test was the second of the four scored, along with the climb to Carrumeiro Chico and the two poles scheduled for Monday. Julio Rodríguez’s men were the first in real time and also in compensated mode, and managed to score the stage victory.

The fleet of the Count of Gondomar leaving Baiona heading for Ons – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Thus, the team led by Julio Rodríguez rose one position and placed second overall in ORC, just two and a half points behind the defending champion, Aceites Abril, who will try to add their sixth victory to the Conde de Gondomar tomorrow. Behind, the third position of the provisional podium is now occupied by Alberto Moro’s Solventis, with a pendant from the Monte Real Yacht Club.

“The truth is that we are very happy with today’s regatta”, commented Andrés Gómez, Magical’s helmsman. “We started with a bit of a mess, but little by little we managed to accelerate until we overtook Aceites Abril and from then on we started stretching. There are still two races left tomorrow and it’s going to be complicated, the April is a tough rival but we’re going to try to do our best to win” .

Julio Rodríguez’s Magical with Andrés Gómez at the wheel ahead of Aceites Abril – Photo © Rosana Calvo

On a day that started promptly at eleven in the morning, with a cloudy sky and a light wind from the southwest, the Open division was decided in favor of Yess de Rui Ramada (Monte Real Club de Yates), which continues to lead of the general classification with an advantage of five and a half points over the second classified, Unus de Luis García, also from Baiona, and nine over the Narval of the Club Náutico de Vilagarcía, skippered by José Antonio Portas, who were also second and third respectively in the return to Ons.

Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue has many ballots to win the laurels – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The return to Ons also scored for the Erizana Trophy, in which ORC, J80 and Fígaros compete. In ORC the Deep Blue 2.1 of Vicente Cid (Real Club Náutico de Vigo) did not disappoint. He returned to add a first place and was closer to the definitive victory. Following behind this Sunday were the two boats that also occupy second and third place overall: La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez (Club Náutico de Castrelo de Miño) and Nahela by Club Náutico Alagua with Víctor Martínez at the helm.

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Rampage continues to lead the J80 fleet – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In J80 there were no surprises and the victory was repeated by Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Fuss, who is showing off in this edition of the Conde. Second and third place in the stage were shared between Santiago Estévez’s Spaco and Rosario García’s Ferralemes, respectively. With these results, Ameneiro’s men consolidate their leadership in the general standings ahead of Spaco, who storm the podium in second place, and Chisco Catalán’s Hull Max, who sneaks into third place, unseating Cansino.

The Bouvento lost the leadership of the Figaro class at the hands of the Erizana – Photo © Rosana Calvo

It was more difficult for the Figaros to complete the course, because around six in the afternoon the wind dropped completely and the fleet was forced to make every effort to cross the finish line. The first to do so was Gemma González’s Erizana, who managed to take the lead ahead of Diego González’s Bouvento, who is now second, and Ángela Rodríguez’s Serralleiras, who slipped into provisional third place after the third scored this Sunday .

For this Monday, the last day of the regatta, the Committee expects to complete two batons in front of the Cíes Islands, which will decide the winners of the two trophies that are still at stake: the Conde de Gondomar Trophy and the Erizana Trophy. The departure is scheduled for twelve noon, although everything will depend on the wind conditions.

Start of the third day of the Count of Gondomar 2022 – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Once the regatta is over, the Monte Real will host the trophy ceremony for this forty-seventh edition of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix at half past six in the afternoon. The event will be attended by the president of the club, José Luis Álvarez; the delegate of the Xunta in Vigo, Marta Fernández-Tapias; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and the deputy for cooperation, Santos Héctor, as well as representatives of Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell, sponsors of the event. The Xunta de Galicia, the Baiona city council, the Volvo Autesa de Vigo dealer, the Martin Miller premium gin, the Terras Gauda winery and the Musto nautical clothing brand also collaborate in the competition.

Today they left Baiona and tomorrow, Monday, the fleet will compete at the Cíes anchorage – Photo © Jacobo Bastos

47th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
GRAND PRIX ZELNOVA ZELTIA / BANK SABADELL

 

CARRUMEIRO CHICO TROPHY (Completed)
1 test: Ascent to Carrumeiro Chico

TROPHY WINNER (ORC + OPEN)
Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB

FASTEST SHIP TO COMPLETE THE TRIAL
Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB

ORC-CLASS
1. April oils Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal RCN Vigo
2. Solventis · Alberto Moro · MRCYB
3. Magical · Julio Rodríguez · RCN Vigo

OPEN CLASS
1. Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB
2. Txole · Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui · MRCYB
3. Unus · Luis García Trigo · MRCYB

 

COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY – ERIZANA (Pendant of 2 canes)
Includes 4 tests: Coastal Regatta + Tour of Ons + 2 poles

ORC-CLASS
1. Deep Blue 2.1 · Vicente Cid · RCN Vigo
2. The Black Burla · Juan José Martínez · CN Castrelo de Miño
3. Nahela · Víctor Álvarez · CN Alagua

J80 CLASS
1. Fuss · Juan Carlos Ameneiro · MRCYB
2. Spaco Santiago Estévez MRCYB
3. Hull Max Chisco Catalán MRCYB

FIGARO CLASS
1. Erizana · Gemma González · MRCYB
2. Bouvento · Diego Pérez · MRCYB
3. Serralleiras Angela Aroa Rodríguez MRCYB

 

COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY (Pendant of 2 canes)
Includes 4 tests: Ascent to Carrumeiro Chico + Return to Ons + 2 poles

ORC-CLASS
1. April oils Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal RCN Vigo
2. Magical · Julio Rodríguez · RCN Vigo
3. Solventis · Alberto Moro · MRCYB

OPEN CLASS
1. Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB
2. Unus · Luis García Trigo · MRCYB
3. Narwhal · José Antonio Portas · Villagarcía CN

 

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Yess, Deep Blue, Alboroto and Bouvento, leaders of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy

 

· The Yess of the Portuguese Rui Ramada (MRCYB) was the fastest on the Corcubión rock climb and won the Carrumeiro Chico Trophy, one of the three up for grabs in this year’s edition of the Conde de gondomar

· The Deep Blue 2.1 of Vicente Cid (RCN Vigo) leads the Erizana Trophy, which opened this Saturday with a coastal regatta from Baiona to Subrido returning to the Cíes Islands

Manuel Blanco’s Salseiro (RCN A Coruña) was the fastest to complete the test and Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto (MRCYB) and Diego Pérez and David Fontán’s Bouvento were the best in the J80 and Fígaro classes

· The competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell crossed its equator and is now heading into its last two days of regattas in which three new races will be held

The boats of the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Vigo are being protagonists of the 47th edition of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, which is being held these days in the Galician estuaries under the organization of the Baion club and with the sponsorship of Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell.

After the celebration of the first two days of tests, three sailboats from Baiona and one from Vigo were placed at the head of the classification of the different classes of the competition, in which three trophies are at stake: the Trofeo Carrumeiro Chico, the Trofeo Hedgehog and the Count of Gondomar Trophy.

The Trofeo Carrumeiro Chico , which ended this Saturday after more than 20 hours of round trip navigation between Baiona and the mythical rock of Corcubión, closed with the final victory of the Yess of the Portuguese Rui Ramada. The Monte Real boat was the fastest to complete the test and the wide advantage it had over the rest of the boats allowed it to also win the overall victory once the times had been compensated.

Rui Ramada’s Yess was in first position at all times – Photo © Jacobo Bastos

The Yess won everything that could be won in the Open class, in which it competed, and the novelty introduced this year in the Conde de Gondomar. From the organization they decided to include this category to encourage the Galician fleet to participate in the great offshore regatta of Galicia, and this favored the return to competition of smaller boats such as the Unus, owned by Luis García Trigo, which had been unable for years take part.

The Unus heading to Carrumeiro Chico – Photo © Rosana Calvo

They broke the spinnaker and had a hard time finishing the test due to the lack of wind in the arrival area, but they put in a brilliant performance that allowed them to rise to third place in the Open standings, behind Txole, which came second. One of its crew members, Carlos Quintás, expressed his satisfaction at having been able to return to “one of the toughest tests but also one of the most beautiful of those held in Galicia” , he assured.

In the ORC class of the Carrumeiro, the podium boxes went to the three boats that gave the regatta the most excitement, sailing very close and without giving each other a break: the Aceites Abril of the Pérez Canal brothers, the Solventis of Alberto Moro , and Julio Rodríguez’s Magical.

The second of the trophies at stake, the Erizana Trophy , came to the fore this Saturday with a coastal regatta in which the boats that did not go up to the Carrumeiro on Friday participated. They left at eleven o’clock from the bay of Baiona and sailed to Subrido passing through Carallones, la Negra and Bondaña, to finish off the Cíes. It was an easy and fast regatta, which Manuel Blanco’s Salseiro (RCN A Coruña) completed in just over three hours.

Manuel Blanco’s Salseiro from RCN Coruña was the fastest to complete the test – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After compensating for the times, the stage victory in the ORC class went to Deep Blue 2.1 of Vicente Cid (RCN Vigo), who beat La Burla Negra of Juan José Martínez (CN Castrelo de Miño) and Nahela of Víctor Álvarez ( CD Alagua), second and third respectively.

Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue was the winner in ORC – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the J80 class, the best team was Alboroto, led by Juan Carlos Ameneiro, who was accompanied by his usual crew members: the former Spanish class champion, Javier Aguado; Juan Lake and Javier Lake.

Once on land, Ameneiro made a good balance of a regatta in which they participate with the aim of winning “and also to prepare for the Prince of Asturias Trophy and the Spanish Championship that will be held in September in Baiona and, above all, for the great event that will be the class world championship, which will also be held in Baiona in 2023”.

The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro passing Carallones first – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the second position of the J80 was another boat from the MRCYB, the Cansino de Alejandra Suárez; and the third place went to the RCN of Portosín, by the Due of Rafael Blanco.

In the Figaros competition, which, like the J80s, competed in real time, the provisional podium was made up of Diego Pérez and David Fontán’s Bouvento, in first position; Gemma González’s Erizana, second; and Elena Raga’s Tutatis in third place.

Diego Pérez and David Fontán’s Bouvento won the Figaro class – Photo © Rosana Calvo

With the celebration, on Friday, of the Carrumeiro challenge and the dispute, this Saturday, of the coastal one for the rest of the boats that had not yet debuted in the competition, the entire fleet has already inaugurated markers and the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Grand Prix Zelnova Zeltia / Banco Sabadell crosses its equator.

There are only two days and three tests ahead of us: the return to Ons, this Sunday from eleven o’clock; and two canes on Monday from noon. The weather forecast is good for both days and everything indicates that the planned program can be completed without problems.

The 47th Conde de Gondomar Trophy is sponsored by Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell; and has the special collaboration of the Pontevedra Provincial Council. The Xunta de Galicia, the Baiona city council, the Volvo Autesa de Vigo dealer, the Martin Miller premium gin, the Terras Gauda winery and the Musto nautical clothing brand also collaborate in the competition.

 

47th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
GRAND PRIX ZELNOVA ZELTIA / BANK SABADELL

CARRUMEIRO CHICO TROPHY (Completed)
Includes 1 test: Ascent to Carrumeiro Chico

TROPHY WINNER (ORC + OPEN)
Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB

FASTEST SHIP TO COMPLETE THE TRIAL
Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB

ORC-CLASS
1. April oils Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal RCN Vigo
2. Solventis · Alberto Moro · MRCYB
3. Magical · Julio Rodríguez · RCN Vigo

ORC OPEN CLASS
1. Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB
2. Txole · Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui · MRCYB
3. Unus · Luis García Trigo · MRCYB

COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY – ERIZANA (Pending celebration of 3 tests)
Includes 4 tests: Coastal Regatta + Tour of Ons + 2 poles

ORC-CLASS
1. Deep Blue 2.1 · Vicente Cid · RCN Vigo
2. The Black Burla · Juan José Martínez · CN Castrelo de Miño
3. Nahela · Víctor Álvarez · CN Alagua

J80 CLASS
1. Fuss · Juan Carlos Ameneiro · MRCYB
2. Tired · Alejandra Suárez · MRCYB
3. Due · Rafael Blanco · RCN Portosín

FIGARO CLASS
1. Bouvento · Diego Pérez · MRCYB
2. Erizana · Gemma González · MRCYB
3. Tutatis Elena Raga MRCYB

COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY (Pending 3 tests)
Includes 4 tests: Ascent to Carrumeiro Chico + Return to Ons + 2 poles

PROVISIONAL LEADER (ORC + OPEN)
Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB

ORC-CLASS
1. April oils Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal RCN Vigo
2. Solventis · Alberto Moro · MRCYB
3. Magical · Julio Rodríguez · RCN Vigo

OPEN CLASS
1. Yess Rui Ramada MRCYB
2. Txole · Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui · MRCYB
3. Unus · Luis García Trigo · MRCYB

 

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The Yess, first in the Carrumeiro

 

Rui Ramada’s Yess met all expectations and was the first sailboat to reach and tack the Carrumeiro Chico in the inaugural test of the 47th Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia / Banco Sabadell Grand Prix

· The sailboat of the Monte Real Club de Yates is fighting against itself at this time to reach Baiona as soon as possible and try to break the record of the event that has remained unbeaten since 2011

Solventis by Alberto Moro, Aceites Abril by the Pérez Canal brothers and Magical by Julio Rodríguez maintained an exciting heads-up throughout the event

· The competition continues this Saturday with the second day of tests in which the rest of the fleet will compete in a coastal regatta along the Vigo estuary

Rui Ramada’s Yess fulfilled all the forecasts and expectations placed on it and was the first sailboat to reach and turn the Carrumeiro Chico in the inaugural test of the 47th Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, which came on stage this Friday in Galicia.

The 63-foot Hanse (just over 19 meters), armed and skippered by the experienced Portuguese navigator, and manned by Pedro Pinto, Nuno Campos, Pedro Azevedo and Óscar Peixoto), rounded the mythical rock of Corcubión at 18:15: 07, seven and a quarter hours after leaving Baiona.

The Portuguese Rui Ramada aboard the Yess was in the lead at all times – Photo © Jacobo Bastos

They chose a coastal navigation, stuck to land. They took advantage of the thermals of the estuaries and the result was satisfactory, managing to maintain an almost constant speed of between 8.5 and 9 knots. “Approaching land was, without a doubt, the best decision” , declared Rui Ramada after completing the ascent to the mythical rock. “At times we tried to move away and go a bit further out, but the wind was not so good and we decided to return to the track closer to the coast, which worked very well for us” .

Rui Ramada’s Yess is a spectacular 63-foot Hanse – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the second half of the test, which the Yess will take a few hours to complete, the direction of the wind is being key for the boat. With the wind blowing from the north and wearing an asymmetrical spinnaker, the boat will not reach the full speed that a northeast or northwest wind could offer them, and this could disadvantage them with respect to other crews.

In spite of everything, the separation of the Yess from the rest of the fleet is very great and right now it is only fighting against itself, to try to reach Baiona before 22:56, which would allow it to beat the stage record. del Carrumeiro, which Cenor & de Dietrich has held since 2011.

The Solventis was the second to tack the Carrumeiro Chico – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The second crew to reach the Corcubión rock was that of the Solventis, led by Alberto Moro, also from the Monte Real Club de Yates. He did it at 19:39:51, almost an hour and a half after the Yess. Throughout the tour, from the very beginning of the test, he maintained a tough hand in hand with the April Oils, of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal; and Julio Rodríguez’s Magical; and finally managed to overtake them with a certain margin before reaching the key point of Carrumeiro.

April Oils, Solventis and Magical maintained an intense duel throughout the test – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The three are, without a doubt, clear contenders for the final victory in this edition of the Count of Gondomar; and all of them, like the Yess, chose to sail within the Cíes archipelago. Only two boats chose the outer layout; the Portuguese Five, by Joao Tourigo; and the Txole, by Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, who defended the choice by assuring that “the wind was well established on the outside and there was good pressure, the winds on the inside being more doubtful” .

Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui’s Txole was one of the two boats that chose to go outside Cíes – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Of the 13 boats registered to participate in what is considered the queen of the trophy, only 11 finally came out to compete. The fastest boats are expected to complete the course around midnight and the race could be finished by early morning, or even Saturday morning.

It will be then when the names of the winners will be known, both in real time and in compensated time, in the different classes in contention, although for many of the participants, the real prize is to be able to complete the deep-sea regatta par excellence in Galicia and one of the the most attractive long-distance events on the Spanish nautical scene.

Trying to get to the free-marking buoy first – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After the Carrumeiro Chico stage, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia / Banco Sabadell Grand Prix still has four races ahead of it. This Saturday there will be a coastal race along the Vigo estuary, on Sunday the classic Vuelta a Ons; and on Monday, the last day of competition, two poles at the Cíes anchorage.

Start of the Carrumeiro stage on the first day of the Conde de Gondomar 2022 – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The 47th Conde de Gondomar Trophy is sponsored by Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell; and has the special collaboration of the Pontevedra Provincial Council. The Xunta de Galicia, the Baiona city council, the Volvo Autesa de Vigo dealer, the Martin Miller premium gin, the Terras Gauda winery and the Musto nautical clothing brand also collaborate in the competition.

 

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BOATS THAT AT THIS TIME (20:05) HAVE TURNED THE CARRUMEIRO CHICO

YESS RUI RAMADA MRCYB – 18:15:07
SOLVENTIS ALBERTO MORO MRCYB – 19:39:51
APRIL OILS LUIS AND JORGE PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO – 19:45:11
MAGICAL JULIO RODRÍGUEZ RCN VIGO – 19:59:32

 

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The Conde de Gondomar Trophy raises the curtain on its 47th edition

 

· The historic regatta of the Monte Real Club de Yates returns to the scene from this Friday until next Monday with more than 40 registered boats, four days of competition, five tests and three trophies at stake

The mythical Carrumeiro Chico climb, almost 100 miles round trip between Baiona and Corcubión, will once again be the queen of the trophy and the one in charge of opening the regatta program

· Two coastal regattas along the Rías Baixas and two batons around the Cíes Islands will complete the sports program of a Count of Gondomar who is once again the Zelnova Zeltia / Banco Sabadell Grand Prix

· Sanxenxo, Vilagarcía, Portosín, Castrelo de Miño, Tui, A Guarda, Portosín, Porto or Povoa de Varzim are some of the origins of the participating crews, Baiona and Vigo being the ones that will have the greatest representation

Official presentation of the 47th Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Photos © Antía Martínez

More than 40 registered boats, 4 days of competition, 5 tests and 3 trophies at stake. This is how the forty-seventh edition of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia / Banco Sabadell Grand Prix is presented, the historic regatta of the Monte Real Club de Yates that raises the curtain this Friday in Galicia.

It will do so, as has become a tradition, with the mythical ascent to Carrumeiro Chico , almost 100 miles away . This route to the rock of Corcubión is one of the longest of the regatta season in Galicia, the great challenge of the trophy and the one in charge of opening the regatta program. And this year comes with news, as there will be two different classes: ORC and Open.

In the last edition, the fastest boat to complete the test was Julio Rodríguez’s Magical. He crossed the finish line after almost 13 hours (12 hours and 55 minutes) of navigation, and 21 minutes before Aceites Abril, who came second (21 minutes later) and ended up taking the stage victory thanks to time compensation .

Both crews, companions of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, are two of the 13 that have already confirmed their participation in this year’s Carrumeiro challenge , which will take place from eleven in the morning. We will also see in the water the largest ship in the entire fleet of the Count, the Yess de Rui Ramada (63 feet/19 meters), the Txole de Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui (MRCYB), the Narval de José Antonio Portas (CN Vilagarcía), the Marine Ronautics by Joaquín Carneiro (CN San Telmo) or the Portuguese Five by Joao Tourigo and Maximus by Jorge Leite, among others.

The boat that wins this stage will win the Carrumeiro Chico Trophy, one of three that includes this year’s Zelnova Zeltia / Banco Sabadell Grand Prix . The other two trophies in contention are the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, which includes the Carrumeiro test, the return to Ons and two walking sticks; and the Conde de Gondomar – Erizana Trophy, in which they will score a coastal regatta, the return to Ons and two poles.

There will thus be five tests in four days of competition for the four categories in contention: ORC, Open, J80 and Fígaros. The first day, reserved for sailing to Carrumeiro Chico, will be followed by a coastal regatta on Saturday the 23rd starting at noon; the return to Ons on Sunday 24 from eleven in the morning; and two canes (windward/leeward) on Monday 25 from twelve noon. That last day, a holiday in Galicia, the prizes will be awarded to the winners of the competition in a ceremony scheduled for half past six in the afternoon in the gardens of the Monte Real Yacht Club.

Sanxenxo, Vilagarcía, Portosín, Castrelo de Miño, Tui, A Guarda or Portosín, from Galicia; and Porto or Povoa de Varzim, from Portugal; are some of the origins of the participating crews , Baiona and Vigo being the ones that will have a greater representation of sailboats in the competition.

The boats of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo will try to repeat the success achieved in the previous edition , in which they were winners in practically all categories. They took the podium of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy (April Oils, Marnatura and Magical), won in real time and compensated the climb to Carrumeiro (Magical and April Oils) and won the Erizana Trophy (Deep Blue).

In a special way, many of the sights will be set on the performance of the April Oils of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal, who aspires to achieve his sixth victory in the Conde de Gondomar. His triumph in 2021 allowed him to overcome the four victories of the historic Ardora (Paz Andrade), Castrosúa (Willy Alonso) and Alaxe (Julio Martínez Gil); but the Ourensanos still have to win one more edition to tie (and two more editions to overcome) the different Pairos led by José Luis Freire, who have accumulated 6 wins.

The 47th Conde de Gondomar Trophy is sponsored by Zelnova Zeltia and Banco Sabadell; and has the special collaboration of the Pontevedra Provincial Council. The Xunta de Galicia, the Baiona city council, the Volvo Autesa de Vigo dealer, the Martin Miller premium gin, the Terras Gauda winery and the Musto nautical clothing brand also collaborate in the competition.

In the official presentation of the competition held this Thursday at the Monte Real Yacht Club, in addition to the president of the club, José Luis Álvarez; the CEO of Zelnova Zeltia, Juan Carlos Ameneiro; the institutional director of SabadellGallego, Adolfo García Ciaño; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the Deputy for Sports of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Gorka Gómez; the territorial delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo, Marta Fernández-Tapias; and the Commodore of the MRCYB, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui.

47 uninterrupted years of success THE DECLARATIONS

“We have been celebrating this great regatta successfully and without interruption for 47 years and for Monte Real it is a great pride to be able to continue summoning and gathering in the Rías Baixas the great fleet of boats and crews that year after year are encouraged to participate in the It is the high-altitude regatta par excellence in Galicia” – José Luis Álvarez, president of the MRCYB

“This will be the second consecutive year in which we have collaborated in a regatta that supports maritime culture, promotes nautical tourism and promotes the sport of sailing. At Zelnova Zeltia we are proud to once again be part of this family, the Real Club de Yates family, with which we share values of effort, teamwork, tradition and competitiveness and without which it would be impossible to carry out this regatta” – Juan Carlos Ameneiro, CEO of Zelnova Zeltia

“The 29 boats that set sail in 1976 for the Cabo Silleiro area in the first edition of the Conde de Gondomar had less technology than the current ones, but the collaboration between the men who make up the crews remains the same; and values such as solidarity and sportsmanship as well. And that is what unites us with this regatta. At Banco Sabadell we are a company and we want to support companies in Galicia. Decisions are made here, by professionals from here, and that is why we are present in the social life of this land” – Adolfo García Ciaño, Institutional Director of SabadellGallego

“If this regatta is special, it is not only because of the quality of the crews that participate in it, nor because of the 47 years that it has been held. It is also due to the human quality of all the people who are involved in its organization and for the support of two large companies that, before and now, and in difficult times, have wanted and have known how to support sport, as we have done since Provincial Council of Pontevedra. Thanks to them and thanks to Monte Real this great event can continue celebrating years” – Gorka Gómez – Deputy for Sports of the Pontevedra Provincial Council

“The Count of Gondomar is one of the most important competitions on the national scene and the most important offshore regatta in Galicia. There are plenty of reasons for this appointment, which crosses borders, to be one of the most anticipated on the Galician calendar. It is one of the emblems of our sports culture and a great challenge for the crews. From a technical point of view, the mythical ascent to Carrumeiro Chico is an exciting navigation; and at a competitive level, we will all be waiting to see if the test record is broken” – Marta Fernández-Tapias – Delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo

“This club is history and Baiona is history, especially history related to the sea. And what we are presenting today is precisely a new edition of a historic regatta, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, organized by the best sailing club in the world. A regatta that once again promotes sport and tourism and that continues to value our town. On behalf of the entire council, I want to welcome each and every one of the participants, wish them the best of luck and a very good wind during the weekend”– Carlos Gómez – Mayor of Baiona

“This year we have introduced some changes in the regatta with the aim of preserving the essence of the competition. What we want is to achieve a greater involvement of the crews and a greater participation of boats, and I think that with the modifications of this 2022 we will achieve it “ – Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui – Commodore of the MRCYB

 

47th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
GRAND PRIX ZELNOVA ZELTIA / BANK SABADELL
Monte Real Yacht Club (Baiona) July 22 – 25, 2022

Friday, July 22: Challenge of the Carrumeiro Chico
Saturday July 23: Coastal Regatta
Sunday July 24: Return to Ons
Monday, July 25: Windward/Leeward Poles

COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY

4 tests: Ascent to Carrumeiro Chico + Return to Ons + 2 poles
Classes : ORC + Open

CARRUMEIRO SMALL TROPHY

1 test: Ascent to Carrumeiro Chico
Classes: ORC + Open

COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY – ERIZANA

4 races: Coastal regatta + Tour of Ons + 2 poles
Classes: ORC + J80 + Figaros

 

Baiona elevates the new Galician champions of A Dos

 

· The couples formed by Rui Ramada and Óscar Peixoto and Nano Yáñez and Manuel Fernández, both from Monte Real, won the MRW Trophy this Saturday with the titles of Galician Champions of A Two men in the ORC and J80 classes

· The best male-female crew was formed by Brenda Maure and Jacobo Vecino from RCN Vigo and the champions in the female section were Marta Ramada and Ana Sardiña from MRCYB

· The prizes of the VIII Rafael Olmedo Memorial went to the best teams in each class: the Yess of Rui Ramada and Óscar Peixoto (ORC) and the Cansino of Nano Yáñez and Manuel Fernández

· After the celebration of the Galician A Dos Championship, the Monte Real is now focusing on the Conde de Gondomar Trophy and the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, which will be held between July 22 and 25 and the first weekend of September

The wind conditions were perfect for sailing – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Baiona elevated the new Galician champions of A Dos this Saturday after the celebration of a new edition of the MRW Trophy, in which not only the absolute, mixed and women’s regional titles of navigation in reduced crews were put into play; but also the awards of the VIII Rafael Olmedo Memorial.

The male prizes of the two classes in dispute (ORC and J80) went to the couples formed by Rui Ramada and Óscar Peixoto (ORC) and Nano Yáñez and Manuel Fernández (J80), both from the Monte Real Club de Yates. They were the best in the competition and are, as of today, the new Galician A Dos champions, as stated on the plaques given to them by the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.

Yess de Rui Ramada and Óscar Peixoto – Galician Two-ORC Champions- Photo © Rosana Calvo
Nano Yáñez and Manuel Fernández – Galician Double J80 Champions – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In this edition of the Galician Championship, in addition to the men’s prizes, distinctions were awarded again, as had been done in the previous edition for the first time in the history of the competition, to the best female and mixed crews.

The creation of these special categories depended on the number of entries in each of them and managed to form the female category in J80, with the winners being Marta Ramada and Ana Sardiña, from Monte Real; and mixed in ORC, where the couple formed by Brenda Maure and Jacobo Vecino, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, won.

Marta Ramada and Ana Sardiña – Galician Doubles Champions – Women’s J80 – Photo © Rosana Calvo
Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure – Galician Double Champions – Mixed ORC – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The development of the test was a full-fledged nortada. The north wind blew sharply and with intensity from the start, which occurred promptly at eleven in the morning; to the turning point at the Camouco lighthouse, in Ons; and it remained the same, both in direction and intensity (13-15 knots with peaks of 19) until the finish line, which the regatta committee placed inside the bay of Baiona.

The largest sailboat in the fleet, the Yess (a Hanse 630 E), owned by Rui Ramada and Óscar Peixoto, completed “flying” a total of 35.3 miles. It took just two and a half hours to turn the Camouco and just over four and a half hours to finish the test.

The ORC fleet approaching Carallones – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Among the rest of the crews, those of the Deep Blue, the Salaño Dos, the Orión, the Fend la Bise and La María stood out. This group of five boats, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Club Náutico de Cabanas, all with great sailors on board, always remained at the head of the fleet without losing sight of each other. the others.

The Yess (MRCYB) finished the winner of the MRW Trophy in the ORC class, leaving second and third position to Salaño Dos of Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure (RCN Vigo) and Orión of Javier Pérez and Esteban Gañete (MRCYB). In the ORC OPEN class, the Secolite of Javier Rey and Jorge Justo (MRCYB), the Bouvento of David Fontán and Alex Luca de Tena (MRCYB) and the Tutatis of Roy Alonso and Alechu Retolaza (MRCYB) stood on the podium.

These last two boats concentrated all the attention of the Figaros fleet due to the intense hand in hand they maintained throughout the test; and due to the fact that managers from Monte Real (the vice president and sports director at Tutatis) and club coaches competed. Finally, it was the trainers David Fontán and Alex Luca de Tena who won the prize, after gaining distance in the last few miles and completing a great regatta finish.

In the J80 real-time competition, the surprise of the day was given by Francisco Javier Martínez and Alfonso Otero’s SND Cormorán, tacking the first at Camouco; although he finally finished the test in second position behind Cansino de Nano Yáñez and Manuel Fernández, one of the most solvent in the entire test. After the gold and silver of the two Monte Real boats, the bronze of the monotypes went to ¡Ay Carmela! of the Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas, manned by Juan Martínez Pazó and José Ignacio Correa.

Within the framework of the MRW Trophy, in addition to the Trophy prizes and the plaques to the new Galician Champions of A Dos, the prizes of the VIII Rafael Olmedo Memorial were awarded to the general winners of the two classes in contention: the Yess (ORC) and the Tired (J80). They received them from Rodrigo Olmedo, son of the former president of Monte Real for more than 40 years and to whom this competition has been dedicated for 8 years.

Participating in the awards ceremony, which took place with a very good atmosphere in the gardens of Monte Real, were the president of the organizing club, José Luis Álvarez; the executive director of MRW and sponsor of the competition, Santos Almeida; the deputy mayor of Baiona, Óscar Martínez; the Deputy for Sports of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Gorka Gómez; and the president of the Dinghy Sailing Committee and director of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation, Ignacio Campos.

Family photo of the new Galician Championship A Dos – Photo © Antía Martínezo

FINAL RANKINGS

MRW TROPHY · GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO · VIII RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, June 11, 2022

GALICIAN TWO CHAMPIONS · ABSOLUTE ORC CLASS
YESS RUI RAMADA AND ÓSCAR PEIXOTO MRCYB

Rui Ramada and Óscar Peixoto are the new Galician ORC A Dos Masculine Champions, in the photo Óscar Peixoto and his father collecting the award – Photo © Antía Martínez

GALICIAN TWO CHAMPIONS ORC MIXED CLASS
SALAÑO TWO · BRENDA MAURE AND JACOBO VECINO · RCN VIGO

Brenda Maure and Jacobo Vecino Galician Mixed Champions – Photo © Antía Martínez

GALICIAN TWO CHAMPIONS J80 ABSOLUTE CLASS
CANSINO · NANO YÁÑEZ AND MANUEL FERNÁNDEZ · MRCYB

Nano Yáñez and Manuel Fernández Galician Champions Two J80 Male – Photo Antía Martínez

GALICIAN TWO CHAMPIONS J80 FEMALE CLASS
MIUDO MARTA RAMADA AND ANA SARDIÑA MRCYB

Marta Ramada and Ana Sardiña Galician Women’s Two-Way Champions – Photo Antía Martínez

 

WINNERS OF THE VII RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL (OVERALL WINNERS OF ORC AND J80)

• Overall ORC Winner: YESS RUI RAMADA AND ÓSCAR PEIXOTO MRCYB
• General winner J80: CANSINO · NANO YÁÑEZ AND MANUEL FERNÁNDEZ · MRCYB

Yess and Cansino Winners of the VIII Rafael Olmedo Memorial – Photo © Antía Martínez

 

WINNERS OF THE MRW TROPHY

MRW TROPHY ORC CLASS
1. YESS RUI RAMADA AND OSCAR PEIXOTO MRCYB
2. SALANO TWO · JACOBO VECINO AND BRENDA MAURE · RCN VIGO
3. ORION · JAVIER REY AND ESTEBAN GAÑETE · MRCYB

MRW TROPHY ORC OPEN CLASS
1. SECOLITE · JAVIER REY AND JORGE JUSTO · MRCYB
2. BOUVENTO · DAVID FONTÁN AND ALEX LUCA DE TENA · MRCYB
3. TUTATIS · ROY ALONSO AND ALECHU RETOLAZA · MRCYB

MRW TROPHY FIGARO CLASS
1. BOUVENTO · DAVID FONTÁN AND ALEX LUCA DE TENA · MRCYB
2. TUTATIS · ROY ALONSO AND ALECHU RETOLAZA · MRCYB
3. SERRALLEIRAS SANTI MEYGIDE AND FCO JAVIER CAMBA MRCYB

MRW TROPHY J80 CLASS
1. TIRED · NANO YÁÑEZ AND MANUEL FERNÁNDEZ · MRCYB
2. SND CORMORÁN · FRANCISCO JAVIER MARTÍNEZ AND ALFONSO OTERO · MRCYB
3. OH CARMELA! · JUAN MARTÍNEZ PAZÓ AND JOSÉ IGNACIO CORREA · LM BOUZAS

 

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A heads-up sailing through the Rías Baixas with the MRW Trophy

 

· Next Saturday the Galician Two-handed Sailing Championship will be held in the Rías Baixas with a route between Baiona and las Ons in which crews made up of only two people will compete

· This is the eleventh consecutive year that the Royal Galician Sailing Federation delegates the organization of a test with which the club pays tribute to its historic president Rafael Olmedo to the Monte Real Club de Yates

In addition to a general category from which the name of the new autonomous champions of the class will come out, the titles of mixed champions and female champions will be put into contention

The regatta will start from the bay of Baiona and will reach Ons – Photo © Rosana Calvo

A hand in hand sailing through the Rías Baixas. That will be the Galician Two-handed Championship that will be held next Saturday under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and with the sponsorship of MRW.

The Royal Galician Sailing Federation has delegated, for yet another year -and there are now eleven- in the Baionese club the organization of one of the most exciting sailing events in Galicia, not so much because of its route, but also because of the characteristics of the competition, in which only two people will go on board the sailboats.

A skipper and a single crew member who must take care of both the tactics and the maneuvers of the boat throughout the more than 35 nautical miles that it takes to complete the route between Baiona and the island of Ons, which the sailboats must reach before return back to Bayonne.

In their navigation they will pass by the Carallones and La Negra beacons and will continue to climb, leaving aside the archipelago of the Cíes Islands and the Onza Island before reaching the Camouco lighthouse, northeast of the Ons Island, in front of Cova do Wolf. Once there and after turning the lighthouse, they will start the descent to Baiona, where the finish line will be waiting for them.

With a few days to go before the registration deadline closes, there are already more than twenty boats registered to participate in the championship and the organization hopes to reach thirty. They will be grouped into two classes: cruiser and J80; and in both there will be -if a minimum of inscriptions is reached- three categories: general, mixed and feminine.

This year the title of best female crew will be up for grabs again – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the cruise class we will see people like Javier Pérez and Esteban Gañete aboard the Orión; Javier Rey and Jorge Justo at the Secolite; Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure crewing the Salaño Dos; Vicente Cid and Javier Fernández-Ahuja in Deep Blue 2.1; or Agustín Marquina and Fernando Rey in the Erizana, among others.

They will compete in compensated times making the difference with the J80, the other class in contention, which will do it in real time. On board the 8 meters there will be some of the usual sailors from the Monte Real one-design leagues, such as the couple formed by Luis de Mira and Susana Baena, from the club itself; Juan Martínez Pazó and José Ignacio Correa, from the Bouzas Maritime School; or Rafael Blanco and Alejandro Vázquez, from the Real Club Náutico de Portosín.

Víctor Carrión and Ana Sardiña prevailed in the mixed category in 2021 – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In addition to the prizes of the MRW Trophy and the Galician Two-Handed Championship, the competition will deliver two special trophies, those related to the Rafael Olmedo Memorial, with which the Monte Real Yacht Club honors its former president for more than 40 years. They will be taken by the best classified in cruiser and J80.

The competition, which can be followed live on the Monte Real website (www.mrcyb.es) thanks to a virtual reality system, will begin on Saturday at eleven in the morning. Previously, the day on Friday will be devoted to measurements, security controls and meeting of patterns. And the awards ceremony will take place at eight o’clock on Saturday afternoon in the gardens of the Baiones club.

Some of those who have already confirmed their attendance at the award ceremony are the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez; the executive director of MRW Vigo and sponsor of the competition, Santos Almeida; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and the deputy for Sports of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Gorka Gómez. It is also expected that a representative of the Xunta de Galicia will attend, yet to be confirmed.

GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO · MRW TROPHY
VIII RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL

Friday, June 10
16:00 – 20:00> Security reviews, registrations and delivery of documentation
19:00> Pattern meeting

Saturday, June 11
11:00> Start of the regatta (bay of Baiona)
20:00> Awards

 

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen wins its fifth J80 Winter League

 

The sailboat led by the historic sailor from Vigo and crewed by Diego Fernández and Jaime Gándara added a new title this Saturday (the fourth in a row) to those achieved in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021

· El Alboroto by Juan Carlos Ameneiro and El Cansino by Alejandra Suárez won silver and bronze in a competition in which Spaco by Santiago Estévez and Marías by Manel Cunha closed the group of the 5 best

· The J80 Winter League held during these first months of the year in Baiona thanks to the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales once again highlighted the good health enjoyed by the 8 meters in Galicia

· With the closing of the one-design championship at the Monte Real Yacht Club, they are now preparing to open the cruise season that will begin this April with the celebration of the Comunica Trophy and the Repsol Trophy

Okofen won their fifth Winter League in Baiona this Saturday – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen once again demonstrated this Saturday why it is one of the best J80s in Galicia after winning, once again, the Winter League that the Monte Real Club de Yates organizes for the 8-meter monotypes.

The sailboat led by the historic sailor from Vigo and with Diego Fernández and Jaime Gándara as base crew, who were joined by different sailors in the different days, added its fifth title in the competition (the fourth consecutive) after those achieved in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

He did it with a final balance of 14 points derived from almost perfect partials (1-2-1-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-1), from discarding his two worst results from the classification (a 4th place and one offline) and to beat the second and third classified by 12 and 29 points.

In addition to Javier de la Gándara, his son Jaime and Diego Fernández are regulars at Okofen – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The general director of Baitra Accesorios Navales, Juan Carlos González, was in charge, as sponsor of the event, of delivering the trophy to a team that will surely be talked about in the remainder of the regatta season, not only in the J80 leagues but also in the other competitions in which the 8 meters participate with their own class.

Javier and Jaime de la Gándara, from Okofen, collecting their prizes for winners of the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Yago Crespo

After collecting his award, Javier de la Gándara was very satisfied with having achieved this fifth league victory, and if he did so, he said, “in a competition in which it is increasingly difficult to win because -as he assured- the quality of the crews has increased a lot and there are teams that sail very well” . For the sailor it was a “very complete league, with many tests and very good wind “, which allowed them to enjoy sailing.

The awards ceremony and subsequent fellowship dinner put an end to a day in which the nerves in the water were especially noticeable. Everyone wanted to adjust their positions as much as possible and improve their results for the final classification and they ended up forcing a general call in the first race and a couple of off-lines in the other two races.

With a north wind that blew with good intensity and a regatta field located between the Virgen de la Roca and las Estelas, the first two races were for Okofen and the third and last for Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto, who finished second. overall and took the Winter League silver with 22 points.

The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro, second classified Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Yago Crespo

Manel Cunha’s Marías, who had all the ballots to close the winners’ podium, did not go out to compete this Saturday, and that caused him to lose all his options to hang a medal. He left Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino free to climb into the third drawer and hang the bronze with 43 points.

El Cansino by Alejandra Suarez finished third in the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Yago Crespo

The group of the five best in the one design league was closed by Spaco de Santiago Estévez, fourth with 59 points; and the Portuguese Marías, fifth with 69. The trophies were delivered, in addition to the CEO of Baitra, Juan Carlos González; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and the deputy for Economic Promotion of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Raquel Giráldez.

The Baitra J80 Winter League held during these first four months of the year in Baiona once again revealed the good health enjoyed by the 8 meters in Galicia. A state that is not only reflected in the progressive increase in units but also in the improvement that led to the arrival of coach Carlos Llamas among the crews to prepare the teams for the Spanish Championship and the World Cup that Baiona will host this year and the next. .

With the closing of the one-design league, the Monte Real Yacht Club is now preparing to launch its cruise season, which will begin this month of April with the celebration, on the 23rd, of the Comunica Trophy; and the Repsol Trophy on April 29 and 30 and May 1. The registration period for both competitions is now open through the club’s website.

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE
Mount Royal Yacht Club
Final overall ranking Top 5

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 14 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 22 POINTS
3. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · 43 POINTS
4. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 59 POINTS
5. MARÍAS MANEL CUNHA 69 POINTS
…up to 20 qualifiers.

 

Okofen, unstoppable, about to win the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

· The sailboat led by Javier de la Gándara signed two new victories this Sunday in the penultimate stage of the one-design championship

With 8 points away from their most direct rival, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Fuss, the Okofen crew is close to victory in the J80 Winter League

· On April 2, the competition will be resolved with the last three tests and the delivery of prizes to the winners

The sailboat led by Javier de la Gándara signed two new victories this Sunday – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Okofen was convincing this Sunday in the waters of Baiona in the penultimate day of the J80 Winter League, which the Monte Real Club de Yates has been organizing since last January with the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales.

The crew led by Javier de la Gándara signed two solid victories in the two races held and set the bar even higher for their most direct competitors, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Manel Cunha’s Marías, who are second and third respectively. .

There were no changes in the provisional podium in terms of positions, but there were changes in the score that separates the three candidates to win the championship, which is now much wider. The 12 points that Okofen has allow them to already dream of the laurels of the league, by taking an 8-point advantage over Alboroto, which has 20; and 15 to Marías, with 27.

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s El Alboroto remains solid in second position – Photo © Rosana Calvo

As had happened on Saturday, the regattas this Sunday were also very complicated by the wind. A first test was started that had to be canceled on the first beat. After changing the regatta course, the fleet was able to sail a sleeve that ended up shortened but that allowed the day’s scoring to open. Okofen, Spaco and Cansino got the best score. In the second and last test of the day, which could be played in its entirety, Okofen repeated victory and Alboroto and Marías entered behind them.

With an off-line in the first test, Marías did not shine as well as expected today – Photo © Rosana Calvo

This being the case, and waiting for what happens on the last day, if Javier de la Gándara’s crew maintains the streak and the good work of the previous stages (in which they signed some partials of 1-2-1-3 -1-1-4-1-1-1), everything points to the final victory.

The crews that compete in the Monte Real one-design league will meet again on April 2, the day on which the sixth and final phase of the Baitra J80 Winter League is scheduled to be held.

That first Saturday of April, in addition to the competition being resolved, the Monte Real will deliver the prizes to the winners of the championship and will open the doors to the cruise competitions that will arrive in Baiona at the end of the month, with the celebration of the Comunica Trophy (April 23 ) and the Repsol Trophy (April 29 and 30 and May 1).

 

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
Top 5 after the fifth day of regattas and in the absence of a final stage

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 12 POINTS
2. BUZZ · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 20 POINTS
3. MARÍAS MANEL CUNHA 27 POINTS
4. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · 43 POINTS
5. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 58 POINTS

Double shift for the J80 fleet

 

· The twenty J80 who have been taking part in the Baitra J80 Winter League in Baiona since last January return this weekend in a double day

· The eight-meter fleet will compete in the fourth stage of tests on Saturday from three in the afternoon and the fifth on Sunday from eleven in the morning

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen is in the lead with six points followed by Ameneiro’s Alboroto with eleven and Marías de Cunha with fourteen

Twenty J80 compete for the Baitra Winter League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The twenty J80 who have been taking part in the Baitra J80 Winter League in Baiona since last January return to the water this weekend in a double competition day. The eight-meter fleet will compete in the fourth and fifth stages of the championship on Saturday from three in the afternoon and on Sunday from eleven in the morning.

There will be two days of tests in which it is planned to put into play a total of six tasks (three per day) of the windward-leeward type, and in which, if test number 11 is completed, a new discard will come into play, which will once again offer crews the chance to remove their worst result from the standings.

With six races in two days of regatta and the possibility of a discard being applied, everything indicates that this weekend’s double day will be decisive in terms of shaping the final podium, since once this phase is over , only the last three tests will be held, scheduled for next April 2.

Until now, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen is the team that has been the most solid in the competition, with four first places and one second. He leads with 6 points followed by Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto (with 11 points) and Manel Cunha’s Marías (with 14 points), who close the provisional podium.

For the first day of Saturday, the forecasts announce a wind of between 7 and 11 knots from the south, with the possibility of shifting and falling in intensity as the hours progress.

The Baitra J80 Winter League returns this weekend with a double day – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Okofen strengthens its leadership in the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

· The sailboat led by Javier de la Gándara won two of the three races held this Saturday in Baiona and moved away from its most direct rivals

· The provisional podium remains unchanged from the previous day with Alboroto and Marías in second and third position

· The J80 fleet that participates in the Monte Real competition observed a minute of silence for the death of the mother of the club’s vice president

A fleet of 20 sailboats competes in the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Spectacular day that took place this Saturday in Baiona in the third stage of the Baitra J80 Winter League, with which the one-design championship organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates crossed the halfway point of the competition.

Fabulous weather conditions, with sun, very good wind and some sea, allowed the three races on the program to be held, offered the fleet optimal conditions for navigation and put on a nice show in the Bay of Baiona, where many people They congregated for the Carnival.

El Cansino shone in the first race with Alejandra Suárez at the helm – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The day had two undisputed protagonists: Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino, who shone -and won- in the first test, completing the course in a very solid way, always in the lead and far from his rivals; and Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, who gave their rivals no respite in the second and third heats, and consolidated their leadership in the competition.

The application of a discard allowed him to eliminate his worst result (a third) and with a few partials of four first places and a second in the tests held so far, he remains in the lead with six points.

The Gándara team, in which his son Jaime and Diego Fernández continue to form the hard core, was joined this Saturday by another great sailor, Iago Carrera.

Okofen crossing the finish line in first position- Photo © Rosana Calvo

Therefore, Okofen remains the provisional winner of the competition and there were no changes in the rest of the positions, neither in the temporary podium nor in the Top 5.

The Portuguese Marías remains in third position – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After Okofen’s six points, quite grouped in second, third and fourth position, are Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto (with 11 points), Manel Cunha’s Marías (with 14 points) and Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino (with 16). points). Somewhat further apart (with 33 points), Spaco de Santiago Estévez appears in fifth place in the classification.

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s El Alboroto and Santiago Estevez’s Spaco in competition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Baitra J80 Winter League, which will return to the water with the fourth day on March 5, experienced a very special moment this Saturday when the fleet, before starting the tests, observed a minute of silence for the death of the mother of the Vice President of the club, Alejandro Retolaza.

Baitra J80 Winter League Fleet – Photo © Rosana Calvo

It was the emotional note of a day that also had its happiest and most fun part thanks to the crew of the Pazo de Cea, who sailed all the tests dressed as pirates and waving a pirate flag on their sailboat.

The pirate crew of the Pazo de Cea put the fun note on the carnival day – Photo © Rosana Calvo

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE
Top 5 after the third day of regattas

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 6 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 11 POINTS
3. MARÍAS · MANEL CUNHA 14 POINTS
4. CANSINO · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · 16 POINTS
5. SPACO · SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ · 33 POINTS

The J80 return to Baiona for the third round of the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

The winter one-design competition organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club celebrates this Saturday the third of the six scheduled days

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen is at the top of the classification followed by Alboroto and Marías who are second and third

· The tests for the 18 contenders for the title of winner will begin at three in the afternoon and the forecasts announce good wind for navigation

Las Estelas and Cíes, exceptional spectators in the J80 Winter League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Galician J80 return to Baiona this Saturday to play the third round of the J80 Winter League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Baitra. It is the third day on the program (the second effective after the cancellation of the first due to lack of wind) and everything indicates that the classification will begin to get exciting.

In the three tests held so far, the favorites began to take up positions and the three tests scheduled for this Saturday will serve to further define the classification, creating greater distances between the crews at the top and bottom of the table or further adjusting the head positions.

In addition, if the wind allows the celebration of the entire program (everything points to yes, because the forecast announces north component winds of about 9 knots and peaks of up to 14) and the sixth round is reached, a discard will come into play. , a move that will allow teams to remove their worst result from the standings.

Javier de la Gándara, Diego Fernández, Chisco Catalán and Jaime de la Gándara make up the crew of the Okofen – Photo © Rosana Calvo

So far, the three sailboats that occupy the positions of honor are separated by just two points from each other. They are Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen (4 points), Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto (6 points) and Manel Cunha’s Marías (8 points). In fourth and fifth position, somewhat further apart, we find Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino (15 points) and Santiago Estévez’s Spaco (17 points).

The regatera day for the 18 contenders for the one-design winter title will begin at three in the afternoon in the waters of the Bay of Baiona.

The J80 Winter League is organized by the MRCYB with the sponsorship of Baitra – Photo © Rosana Calvo

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