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

 

Marías manages to beat Okofen, which continues to lead

 

Manuel María Cunha’s Marías gives the surprise of the day by becoming the first J80 to beat Okofen so far in the championship

· Despite not winning one of the races, sailor Javier de la Gándara from Vigo consolidated Okofen’s leadership in the J80 Autumn League

The ocean sailor and his crew have won 5 victories in the 6 races held so far in the Monte Real Club de Yates league

 

The sailor from Vigo Javier de la Gándara once again showed his worth one more day in the waters of the Bay of Baiona by leading a new triumphant day for Okofen in the J80 Autumn League. The ocean sailor and his crew have 5 victories in the 6 races held so far in the league organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates.

The full number of first places achieved so far by Okofen was marred only by a second position signed this afternoon in one of the tests. A result that, with the entry into play of a discard, they were able to eliminate from the scoreboard, thus consolidating their leadership and moving further and further away from their rivals.

With 5 points, Gándara’s men are at the top of the standings, followed by Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino, who once again slipped into the top positions, but without managing to climb to first position. He finished third and second in the regattas this Saturday in Baiona and placed second in the provisional general standings with 15 points.

Spaco de Santiago Estévez also climbed one position and slipped into the provisional podium, greatly favored by the application of the discard. They will reach the final with 24 points, with Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva hot on their heels from fourth position with 25 points. Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Fuss closes the Top 5 of the J80 Autumn League, with 29 points.

The surprise of this third day, in which the wind blew with intensity and added emotion to the tests, was given by Manuel María Cunha’s Marías. The Portuguese, recently arrived from Calpe from competing in the Spanish Sailing League representing the Monte Real Club de Yates, managed to beat Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen in the first test of the day, something that no other sailboat had achieved so far. With that first place and the third achieved in the second test, in which they were affected by a broken spinnaker, he managed to climb quite a few positions in the general classification, but his absences in the first days keep him away from the positions of honor.

The J80 League continues to be played in compliance with all the security protocols established due to the coronavirus pandemic, with a large number of control measures to avoid any risk situation.

The fourth and last day of the competition will be held at the end of this month, on Saturday, November 28, on a day in which, in addition to the final tests in the water, the Monte Real Club de Yates will award the prizes to the winners.

 

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