· Solventis, Aceites Abril, Maracaná I, Bosch Service Solutions, Marcolfo, Salseiro, Etnia Barcelona and Erizana are the eight winners of the prestigious appointment of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona
· With the presentation of trophies this Sunday, the final touch was put on an intense weekend of competition in the waters of the Rías Baixas in which the quarter century of life of the Ladies Cup was also celebrated
· Adapted sailing was once again the protagonist in the trophy with the participation of a boat manned by members of ASEM Galicia, the Galician Association against neuromuscular diseases
Baiona put an end to one of the most anticipated events of the cruise season in Galicia this Sunday. The Prince of Asturias Trophy closed its thirty-sixth edition this Sunday in the Rías Baixas, and it did so successfully after three intense days in which the wind did not make it easy for both the committee and the participating fleet. With the latest tests completed, Solventis, Aceites Abril, Maracaná I, Bosch Service Solutions, Marcolfo, Salseiro, Etnia Barcelona and Erizana are the brand new winners of the event organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Naval Military School with the sponsorship of BANK.
In the Aceites Abril ORC 1 category, the fleet disputed two heats this Sunday in which Solventis led by Malalo Bermúdez de Castro (MRCYB) did not give their rivals a chance by winning the two partial victories of the day. With these results, the Bermúdez team wins its fourth Prince of Asturias in one of the most competitive classes this year. In second place was Xekmatt by José Carlos Prista (AN Lisboa) and in third was Magical by Julio Rodríguez (RCN Vigo).
Two more tests were also added for the Nacexa ORC 2 class. With three victories in the four races completed during the weekend, the Aceites Abril of Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal, of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, became the winner of the event in Baiona ahead of the Yess Racing of Rui Ramada (MRCYB ), who took second place on the podium on the final day, and Marías de Manel María Cunha (MRCYB), who finished third. The Red Devil team also took the ABANCA Special Award to the winner of the general classification of the ORC 1-2-3-4 , which was the icing on the cake for a brilliant season for the Pérez Canal brothers after having also won the Conde de Gondomar Trophy and the Rías Baixas Regatta .
In the Volvo Autesa ORC 3 class, the Bosch Service Solutions of Ramón Ojea (CM Canido) made full of victories and took the triumph of the Prince of Asturias, accumulating a total of three titles (2018, 2019 and 2021). Fran Edreira’s Urbapaz (CM La Penela) followed on the podium and Carlos Sampedro’s Eleko-Mambo (CM La Penela) was in third place.
In the Martin Miller ORC 4 category, Luis Suárez’s Maracaná I (Marítimo de Panxón) sentenced the queen of Monte Real, taking the final victory. In second and third position were Javier Pérez’s Orión (MRCYB) and Nito Enríquez’s Sadamar Alma do Mar (CM La Penela).
In Gadis ORC 5 , the third and final day was difficult. With a coastal route that had to be shortened due to the fall of the wind, only Antonio Gómez’s Marcolfo (RCN Vigo) managed to complete the test within the time limit, and was proclaimed the winner of the Prince of Asturias in his category for the first time. Behind, second place was finally taken by José Rey’s Chispa Nejra (CN Beluso) and third place was Iñaki Carbajo’s Cinco Islas Albariño, also representing the Beluso Yacht Club.
In the coastal one where the SH Robotics ORC Open was held, only the Salseiro crossed the finish line on time. The Real Club Náutico de A Coruña team led by Manuel Blanco was proclaimed the winner ahead of Nahela led by Víctor Manuel Álvarez (CN Alagua) and Villano led by Luis Bodelón (RCN Coruña), second and third respectively.
At the Solventis J80 regatta course, after several hours of waiting and a failed first attempt, the regatta committee was able to complete a single test this Sunday in which Etnia Barcelona from Peru Múgica was the winner. With this result, the team representing the Real Club Marítimo de Santander achieved a tie for the lead with Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen (MRCYB), which was decided in favor of the Santander team, as they were the winners of the last race. The Okofen was second and the third position went to La Galera de Miguel Fernández Vasco (RCN Coruña).
For the six crews of the Gestilar Ladies Cup the wind did not come in on time and the general classification became final with the results of Saturday. Sara Carmo’s Hedgehog (Marina Burriananova – Som Vela) was proclaimed the winner of a category that celebrates its silver anniversary this year within the Prince of Asturias Trophy. Second place went to Serralleiras skippered by Eva González (RCM Santander) and third place went to the Tutatis sailors with Helena Alegre (RCN Palma) at the helm.
The awards ceremony was in charge of putting the finishing touch to this exciting edition. In addition to awarding the winners of each category, the prizes for the President of the Xunta Trophy for the best boats in the Try Elena Regatta of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, the Mar de Finisterre Regatta of the Real Club Náutico de Portosín and the Príncipe de Asturias de Baiona. In the ORC 0-1 class the prize went to Diego López’s Mirfak (CNR Ferrol), in ORC 2-3 the winner was Diego López’s Urbapaz (CM La Penela), and the victory of J80 went to Impression 3D Atlantic by Guillermo Blanco (RCN A Coruña)
A special prize was also awarded Mary Woodward for the best J80 of the season, which went to Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen; the award Count of Barcelona Don Juan de Borbón for the best boat with a Portuguese crew for Rui Ramada’s Yess Racing; and the Juan Sebastián Elcano Trophy to the winners of the 25th edition of the Gestilar Ladies Cup, the Erizana.
They also received a special mention and great applause from the public, the students of the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School, who sailed aboard the Txole with a crew from ASEM Galicia, the Galician Association against neuromuscular diseases, as part of a social and sports inclusion project launched thanks to to the collaboration of Monte Real and the Ministry of Social Policy of the Xunta de Galicia.
The event was chaired by José Luis Álvarez, president of the MRCYB, and Pedro Cardona, Commander-in-Chief of the Naval School of Marín, and was attended by Gabriel González, director of the ABANCA commercial network; Javier García Valcárcel, president of Gestilar; Enrique Costas, General Manager of Terras Gauda; Gorka Gómez, deputy for sports; and Óscar Martínez, deputy mayor of Baiona, among other authorities.
The thirty-sixth edition of this great sailing event in Galicia was held thanks to the sponsorship of ABANCA (Prince of Asturias Trophy), BODEGAS TERRAS GAUDA (National Sailing Awards) and GESTILAR (sponsor of the Ladies Cup); and had the support of the Xunta de Galicia through Galician Sports and Social Policy; the Provincial Council of Pontevedra, the City Council of Baiona and the Royal Spanish and Galician Sailing Federations. Zelnova Zeltia, Paradores, Vanguard, Gadis, Foxy, Onda Cero, Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Nacexa, HOLA!, Helly Hansen, SH Robotics, Grupo Solitium, Tactic Audiovisual, Tuypan, Coca Cola, Martin Miller and Aceites Abril also collaborated.
36th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Naval Military School
Class OILS APRIL ORC 1
1) SOLVENTIS · MALALO BERMÚDEZ DE CASTRO · MRCYB · 6 POINTS
2) XEKMATT JOSÉ CARLOS PRISTA AN LISBOA 11 POINTS
3) MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO · 12 POINTS
NACEXA ORC 2 class
1) APRIL OILS LUIS AND JORGE PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO 5 POINTS
2) YESS RACING RUI RAMADA MRCYB 11 POINTS
3) MARÍAS MANEL MARÍA CUNHA MRCYB 13 POINTS
VOLVO AUTESA ORC 3-Class
1) BOSCH SERVICE SOLUTIONS RAMÓN OJEA CM CANIDO 4 POINTS
2) URBAPAZ FRAN EDREIRA CM LA PENELA 9 POINTS
3) ELEKO-MAMBO CARLOS SAMPEDRO CM LA PENELA 11 POINTS
MARTIN MILLER ORC 4 class
1) MARACANÁ I · LUIS SUÁREZ · PANXÓN MARITIME · 8 POINTS
2) ORION · JAVIER PÉREZ · MRCYB · 13 POINTS
3) SADAMAR ALMA DO MAR · NITO ENRÍQUEZ · CM LA PENELA · 18 POINTS
GADIS ORC 5 class
1) MARCOLFO ANTONIO GÓMEZ RCN VIGO 3 POINTS
2) CHISPA NEJRA · JOSÉ REY · CN BELUSO · 9 POINTS
3) FIVE ALBARIÑO ISLANDS IÑAKI CARBAJO CN BELUSO 11 POINTS
SH-CLASS ROBOTICS ORC OPEN
1) SALSEIRO MANUEL BLANCO RCN CORUÑA 2 POINTS
2) NAHELA VÍCTOR MAUEL ÁLVAREZ CN ALAGUA 14 POINTS
3) VILLAIN LUIS BODELON RCN CORUÑA 15 POINTS
SOLVENTIS J80 Class
1) ETHNIC GROUP BARCELONA PERU MÚGICA RCM SANTANDER 14 POINTS
2) OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB · 14 POINTS
3) LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · RCN CORUÑA · 22 POINTS
GESTILAR LADIES CUP class
1) ERIZANA SARA CARMO MARINA BURRIANANOVA/SOM VELA 6 POINTS
2) SERRALLEIRAS EVA GONZÁLEZ RCM SANTANDER 10 POINTS
3) TUTATIS HELENA ALEGRE RCN PALMA 12 POINTS
PRESIDENT OF THE XUNTA TROPHY
(INFANTA ELENA, SEA OF FINISTERRE AND PRINCE OF ASTURIAS REGATTAS)
MIRFAK DIEGO LÓPEZ CLUB NAVAL DE REGATAS DE FERROL WINNER ORC 0-1
URBAPAZ FRAN EDREIRA CM LA PENELA WINNER ORC 2-3
ATLANTIC 3D PRINTING · GUILLERMO BLANCO · RCN CORUÑA
COUNT OF BARCELONA TROPHY DON JUAN DE BORBÓN
(BEST BOAT WITH PORTUGUESE CREW)
YESS RACING RUI RAMADA MRCYB
MARY WOODWARD SPECIAL TROPHY
(BEST J80 BOAT OF THE SEASON)
OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
ADAPTED SAILING SPECIAL MENTION