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

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

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