The I Rally Rías Baixas de Galicia departs from Baiona towards Compostela

 

· 25 boats left Baiona this Wednesday for Portosín on a journey that, after going through several ports and marinas, will end on Sunday with a section on foot to Santiago de Compostela to win the jubilee

· The navigation organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Portosín aims to offer sailing lovers the possibility of doing the Camino de Santiago knowing the Rías Baixas

· The towns of Baiona, Combarro, A Pobra do Caramiñal, Muros, Portosín; the estuaries of Vigo, Pontevedra, Arousa and Muros e Noia; the archipelagos of the Cíes, Ons and Sálvora; and Santiago de Compostela will be the crossing points of the rally

The Monte Real Club de Yates has been the starting port of the I Rías Baixas de Galicia Rally – Photo Francisco Pino

25 boats, mostly sailing but some also motorized, left Baiona this Wednesday for Porto do Son in the I Rally Rías Baixas de Galicia , a nautical journey organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Portosín to offer nautical lovers the possibility of completing the Camino de Santiago by sea.

The navigation, which will continue until next Sunday, aims to make known the charms of towns such as Baiona, Combarro, A Pobra do Caramiñal, Muros and Portosín; estuaries such as Vigo, Pontevedra, Arousa and Muros e Noia; or the archipelagos of Cíes, Ons and Sálvora. It is, in short, a group tour through the sea through some of the most outstanding tourist spots of the Galician Rías Baixas.

The Rías Baixas are the setting chosen for this maritime pilgrimage to Compostela – Baiona Tourism Photo

The four sailing stages, from this Wednesday to Saturday, will be about 25 miles long and will travel at an average of 4 knots, a relatively slow speed so that the participants can enjoy the route and the views without rushing.

After leaving Baiona, the sailboats will make a route this Wednesday through the interior of the Cíes Islands, they will eat in a sheltered area of the Pontevedra estuary, and will arrive at the Combarro marina late in the afternoon. They will spend the night there and on Thursday they will head to the Pobra do Caramiñal marina, after sailing through the Ons area and the Arousa estuary.

The next stop will be the Muros marina, which they will arrive at after having crossed the waters of the Sagres pass and the vicinity of the Corrubedo lighthouse. On Saturday the 10th, the last day of navigation, the planned route goes from Muros to the Real Club Náutico de Portosín, where the stages by sea will end.

But the rally does not end there. On Sunday the 11th, sailors who want to complete the Maritime Path of the Muros and Noia estuary and win the jubilee, will be able to go by bus to the final stretch of the route and walk the last 10 kilometers to the Galician capital. A distance that, added to the 100 nautical mile journey by sea, will allow them to obtain the Compostela.

The Commodore of the Monte Real Yacht Club, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, spoke at the skippers meeting – Photo Leticia Acero

The I Rally Rías Baixas de Galicia is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Portosín in collaboration with the marinas of Combarro, Muros and A Pobra do Caramiñal. It has the support of the Xunta de Galicia through Xacobeo 21-22.

 

Monte Real launches 6 summer proposals to learn to sail and enjoy the sea in Baiona

· The Monte Real summer campaign includes six proposals so that children and adults can learn to sail and enjoy the sea in Baiona

· Daytime sailing camps and weekly dinghy sailing courses are the proposals aimed at the smallest of the house between 7 and 16 years old

· For adults, the Baionese club offers the possibility of taking weekly cruise sailing courses and courses to learn to sail in one day.

Sailing activities at sunset or sailing to the Cíes Islands are aimed at a more familiar audience or groups of friends

The Monte Real Club de Yates has just launched its summer sailing campaign, which includes six proposals with which children and adults can learn to sail and enjoy the sea in Baiona during the months of July, August and September.

For the youngest members of the household, aged between 7 and 16, the Baionese club organizes Weekly light sailing courses , in the morning or afternoon, so that children can have a first contact with sailing or improve their technique with different types of boats if they already know how to sail.

There are also Day Sailing Camps for them, somewhat more complete than the weekly courses, since they include more hours of sailing, both in the morning and in the afternoon, and food service. It is a proposal aimed above all at those families who find it somewhat more difficult to reconcile during the summer and want their children to enjoy and learn in a relaxed atmosphere.

For those over 16 years of age, Monte Real offers weekly cruising sailing courses , also with the option to choose a morning or afternoon schedule. Always accompanied by a coach from the club, with these courses the students learn to sail in the calm waters of the bay of Baiona and end up going out to the open sea to perfect their knowledge on board the sailboat.

And for those who want to learn to sail but do not have a week to attend the course, Monte Real also offers Courses to learn to sail in one day . During a day, from morning to afternoon, the participants will be able to learn the basic maneuvers to handle a boat.

Sailing to the Cíes Islands or at sunset are other proposals from the Monte Real Yacht Club for this summer, aimed above all at families or groups of friends who want to enjoy sailing while learning sailing concepts.

In the case of Sailing to the Cíes Islands, it is a one-day activity, from eleven in the morning to seven in the evening, which includes a sailing trip to the archipelago during which you learn to sail and disembark on the island to eat and have a guided visit to the natural park.

Between July and September there is also the possibility of Sunset Sailing , an activity with which to discover the keys to handling a sailing vessel as the day falls. It lasts three hours and will be offered from July to September.

There are six proposals for the summer season with which the Monte Real Yacht Club wants to bring the world of sailing closer to all those who want to learn about this sport, improve their practice or simply enjoy sailing along the Vigo estuary.

To receive more information or reserve a place in any of the activities, you can call 986 385 000 or write an email to secretaria@mrcyb.com .

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