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
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.
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.
Today, our “Vela en feminine” project, with which we have been promoting the presence of women in the world of sailing for some time, is on the cover of La Voz de Galicia.
A great cover for women and for sailing… A cover that encourages us to continue working so that there are more and more women sailing and competing.
Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen was placed at the head of the Baitra J80 Winter League this Saturday after winning two of the three contested races
· The Alboroto led by the former champion of Spain in the Javier Aguado class was on the verge of victory and occupies the second position
The Marías of the Portuguese Manel Cunha is third in a competition that still has four days left to know its final outcome
The Okofen of Javier de la Gándara from Vigo was placed at the head of the Baitra J80 Winter League this Saturday after winning two of the three tests with which the competition was inaugurated. The crew came with a thorn in their side after having missed the Autumn League and convincingly demonstrated why they are one of the best teams in the running and one of the clear contenders for the final victory.
Those of De la Gándara haggled with ease and managed to get, in many moments, a significant distance from the rest of the fleet. In fact, in the first heat they crossed the finish line with great comfort separated from the rest.
Somewhat more complicated was the second test, in which they gave prominence to Alboroto, led by the former Spanish champion of the class, Javier Aguado. The sailboat was the fastest to take the buoys and to reach the finish line, winning the heat and leaving Okofen in second place.
But the Gándara crew was not willing to let the long-awaited victory slip away and took advantage of the third and last test of the day to sentence the classification with another first place. And so, with partial 1-2-1, it was how Okofen won the first victory of the Winter League, which the Monte Real Club de Yates organizes until next April thanks to the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales .
Along with the Okofen and the Alboroto, the other outstanding sailboat of the day was the Marías of the Portuguese Manel Cunha, who always remained very close to the first positions. They finished with results of 2-3-3 and third place in the provisional standings, but if they keep up their good work, they will undoubtedly be one of the crews to take into account in the coming days.
The Top-5 after this first day of competition is closed by Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino and Santiago Estévez’s Spaco, fourth and fifth respectively. The next appointment with the one-design winter league is on the 19th.
· The collaboration between the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Xunta de Galicia made it possible to launch the “Sailing against gender violence” program thanks to which 16 women and their children were able to sail in the bay of Baiona
· The activities carried out at the Sailing School of the Baiona club were aimed at reinforcing the confidence, self-esteem and decision-making capacity of these women
· The Minister of Equality of the Galician government, María Jesús Lorenzana, whose department financed this pioneering program in Galicia, recently visited the Monte Real facilities in Baiona
((For reasons of privacy and protection of the women who participate in the initiative, images of the activities carried out with them are not included in this news nor have they been distributed))
A total of 16 women victims of gender violence and 21 of their sons and daughters benefited, last year, from the program “Sailing against gender violence” , a pioneering program in Galicia promoted by the Monte Real Yacht Club and financed by the Xunta de Galicia through the Ministry of Equality.
The head of the regional department, María Jesús Lorenzana, recently visited the facilities of the Baion club to learn first-hand about the development, materials and infrastructure used in the activities, whose main objective was to strengthen confidence, self-esteem and decision-making capacity of these women.
To achieve this, specific resources were designed that sought to reduce the emotional impact on the victims, minimize their state of anxiety, achieve the maximum development of their personal, intellectual, social and emotional capacities; strengthen their self-esteem and resistance to adversity; and promote empathy, active listening and healthy relationships.
The sports practice carried out on the boats of the Monte Real Club de Yates also contributed to improving their physical health and allowed the enjoyment of their sons and daughters, for whom specific independent activities were launched, mainly aimed at giving a break to mothers and the achievement of greater autonomy on the part of the little ones.
The activities were carried out for 6 months between May and October 2021 and users of the Comprehensive Recovery Center of Santiago (CRI) and the Emergency Center for Victims of Gender Violence of Vigo (CEMVI) participated.
SAILING IN FEMALE IN THE MRCYB
The initiative “Candle against gender violence” is part of the program “Vela en feminine” of the Monte Real Club de Yates, which seeks to encourage, promote and spread the presence of women in the world of sailing; and that also has the financial support of the Xunta de Galicia.
With the aim of favoring equality between men and women in nautical practice, the Baiona club sent female crews to participate in some of the most important trophies in Galicia and Spain; He managed to get the Royal Galician Sailing Federation to create women’s and mixed prizes in the Galician A Dos Championship, prepared a team for the Women’s National Circuit and organized the final of the Women’s National League.
· After the suspension of the opening day due to lack of wind, the J80 fleet entered in the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates seeks to debut this Saturday in Baiona
· The weather forecasts are quite good and if they do not suffer major changes for the start of the tests, they would allow the 17 sailboats in contention to inaugurate the classification
After the suspension of the opening day on January 22 due to lack of wind, the J80 fleet registered to participate in the Baitra J80 Winter League of the Monte Real Club de Yates will seek to debut this Saturday in Baiona.
The weather forecasts announce a northerly component wind with between 5 and 7 knots on average and peaks of up to 10; and, if they do not undergo major changes for the start of the tests, they would allow the 17 sailboats in contention to inaugurate the classification.
If everything goes according to plan, at three in the afternoon a regatta day will begin with three scheduled tests: three routes between buoys, of the windward-leeward type, with a double return.
In addition to competing in the heats, the crews will participate in informative briefings directed by the Olympic coach Carlos Llamas, who is in charge of preparing the Galician one-design fleet for the Spanish Championship and the World Championship of the class that will be held in Baiona on next September and in 2023.
In this new edition of the Baitra J80 Winter League, the Okofen of Javier de la Gándara, winner of the winter league in 2021; Manel Marías’s Marías, who won the Autumn League; the Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro, who will lead this day by the former Spanish Champion of the Javier Aguado class; the Cansino by Alejandra Suárez, the Maija by Castor Alonso or the Spaco by Santiago Estévez, all from Monte Real; The Galera of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, the Due of the Real Club Náutico de Portosín, or the ¡Ay Carmela! by Juan Martínez Pazo, by Bouzas, among others.
· The lack of wind prevented the classification of the Baitra J80 Winter League from the Monte Real Club de Yates from opening this Saturday in Baiona
· The one-design fleet will return to the water next February 5 in the second of the six days scheduled in the competition
The lack of wind prevented the Galician J80 fleet from debuting this Saturday in the Baitra J80 Winter League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales.
Although the regatta committee managed to start the first of the three tests scheduled to open the competition, the sailboats were only able to complete one of the two laps that included the task.
In the middle of the first lap the difficulties for the crews with roles and drops of wind in the offset area already began. Despite everything, most of the boats managed to go up to the next beacon area, but when they were about to start the second round, the situation became untenable and the committee decided to cancel the test.
The regatta was then put on standby waiting for the wind to enter with the direction and intensity necessary to resume the competition, but it was not possible and the fleet was forced to return to land without having been able to open markers.
The next appointment with the Baitra J80 Winter League is on February 5 with the second of the six days that will be in contention.
· The winter league for 8-meter monotypes is the first event in the Monte Real Club de Yates regatta calendar, which this year includes 12 competitions distributed between January and December
Nearly twenty sailboats will compete from this Saturday until April 2, the six days that include the championship sponsored by Baitra Accesorios Navales
In addition to the regattas and with the sights set on the Spanish and World Championships, which will be organized by the MRCYB, the days of regatta will also include group preparation, boat preparation and strategy briefings
The Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates its 2022 sports calendar this Saturday with the celebration of the first day of the Baitra J80 Winter League. The 8-meter monotypes are once again the protagonists of a championship that will be held in six stages until next April.
With three races per day, the nearly twenty participating sailboats will compete in a total of 18 regattas, which may be of the windward-leeward type, with two upwind and two stern; or coastal, with routes to be determined each day of competition. In what all the days will coincide will be at the start time, at three in the afternoon; and in the location of the outlet, inside the Bay of Baiona.
In liza we will see about twenty boats, mainly from the Monte Real Club de Yates, which has the largest J80 fleet in Galicia; but also from Coruña (Miguel Fernández’s La Galera), Portosín (Rafael Blanco’s Due) and Bouzas (Juan Martínez Pazó’s ¡Ay Carmela!).
Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen and Manel Cunha’s Marías, both from the MRCYB, will go out on the water ready to revalidate their champion titles from the previous editions of the Winter League and the Autumn League, respectively. They will be seen with other crews that usually end up either on the podium or just touching it, such as Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto, Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino, Castor Alonso’s Maija, Santiago Estévez’s Spaco, Bernardo Macedo’s Mondo or the Namaste by Luis de Mira.
In addition to the regattas, and with the sights set on the Spanish Championship of the class to be held in September in Baiona and the World Championship that Monte Real will organize in 2023, the regattas will include group training sessions, preparation of boats and strategy briefings before and after the competition. The goal is for the Galician fleet to arrive at the national and world events as prepared as possible.
Baitra repeats its sponsorship of the event for the second consecutive year, a company dedicated to the marketing and distribution of accessories and naval equipment aimed at the construction and repair of boats, both sports and professional.
The Baitra J80 Winter League is the first of the 12 competitions that Monte Real will organize this year in Baiona. The highlights of the season will arrive in May and September with the celebration of the 52 SUPER SERIES · Baiona Sailing Week and the Spanish J80 Championship. The Baionese club will also compete in the Galician A Dos Championship (June 11), the Final of the Women’s National Sailing League (October); and its four great classics: the Prince of Asturias Trophy (September 2-4) with the National Sailing Awards, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy (July 22-25), the Repsol Trophy (April 29-May 1) and the Comunica Trophy (April 23). The Monte Real sports calendar is completed with a Laser class qualifier (November 5-6), the J80 Autumn League (October-December) and a Route through the Rías Baixas (July 5-10).
BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE
22 JANUARY · FIRST DAY
5 FEBRUARY SECOND DAY
FEBRUARY 19 THIRD DAY
MARCH 5 FOURTH DAY
MARCH 19 · FIFTH DAY
APRIL 2 FINAL DAY AND AWARDS DELIVERY
The Baitra J80 Winter League will be held in the waters of the Bay of Baiona on January 22, February 5 and 19, March 5 and 19 and April 2, organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club.
The regatta will be governed by:
to. The rules as defined in the WS Racing Rules of Sailing 2021–2024 (RRS).
b. J80 class monodesign regulations and their special adaptations of the J80 Galicia Fleet[NP][DP] .
c. Announcement and Instructions of Regatta.
d. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[NP] It will not be a reason for protests between ships. This modifies Rule 60.1(a) RRS.
and. The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[DP] indicates that your penalty may be lighter than disqualification if the protest committee so decides. The abbreviation for the discretionary penalty imposed pursuant to this instruction shall be[DPI] .
F. The penalty for infractions of the IR indicated as[SP] they will be fixed, without hearing and imposed by the Race Committee, in the most recently completed race, applied as indicated in Rule 44.3 RRS (modifies Rules 63.1 and A5 of the RRS).
g. [NP] [DP] Annex A Security protocol in relation to COVID-19.
2. ADVERTISING [NP] [DP]
2.1. Participants may display advertising in accordance with the provisions of WS Regulation 20.
2.2 The Organization may require the participants to display the sponsor’s publicity in the form that is convenient and that will be provided to them before the regatta, not being able to manipulate or modify said material under any circumstances.
3. PARTICIPATION [NP] [DP]
3.1 J80 class boats that comply with the regulations of point 1 and all the requirements demanded in point 4 of this AR may participate. As long as each and every one of them is not fulfilled, their registration as a participant in the Regatta will not be considered. Depending on the circumstances, the Organizing and Race Committee may grant a special extension in a particular way to the boat that requests it in writing.
3.2 Owners and skippers must be members of the J80 Class National Association and be registered at http://www.j80measurement.com.
3.3 Skippers who are not owners must be in possession of Sailor Classification Grade 1. See the following link:
4.1 Registration will be mandatory, at a cost of €50 per boat, and the following documentation must be sent or presented before January 22:
• Complete the registration through the MRCYB website:
• Updated boat insurance.
• Federal licenses of 2022 for all crew members.
• Proof of transfer of registration rights.
Submitted or presented in:
Mount Royal Yacht Club
Parador Enclosure, s/n, 36300 Baiona
phone + 34 986 385 000
And the transfer of registration rights made in:
. account: ES92 2080 0559 2330 4000 3658
4.2 Registration and confirmation of registration:
The owner or person in charge of each boat must personally sign the declaration of responsibility regarding Covid-19 before 12:00 noon on January 22, 2022.
5.1. The competition will take place on the following days:
5.2. This program may be modified if circumstances so require (postponement to other dates due to suspension due to storms, etc., or modification of schedules according to forecast weather conditions or other causes).
6. COMPETITION FORMAT
6.1. It will be navigated in fleet format, in real time.
6.2. 18 tests are scheduled.
6.3. There will be no more than 3 tests per day.
7. MEASUREMENT AND SAFETY [NP] [DP]
7.1 The responsibility of attending this regatta having previously updated its Measurement Certificate, measuring the material with which it is intended to participate, is exclusively the registered skipper.
7.2 The number of crew members on board may be changed during the course of the regatta, but not on each day where it must end with the same number as the start.
7.3 The safety of this regatta will be considered as category 4 (reduced) in accordance with the Special Rules for High Seas Regatta of the WS and adapted to the particular regulations of the Galician J80 Fleet.
7.4 All boats must be equipped with a VHF radio with channels 16, 09, 71 and 72.
7.5 It will be the responsibility of the owner or skipper of each boat to comply with the legal regulations established for recreational boats, both in general and in particular for their government, dispatch and security.
8. SCORING SYSTEM
8.1. The Low Score system described in Appendix A of the RRS will apply.
8.2. There will be one (1) discard from 6 or more races held and two (2) discards from 11 or more races held.
Prizes will be awarded to at least the top 3 classifieds, the award ceremony will take place on April 2 at 8:30 p.m. at the club.
Participants in the Baitra J80 Winter League do so at their own risk and responsibility.
The MRCYB or any person or body involved in the organization of the event, reject any responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to people or things, both on land and at sea, as a result of participation in the tests covered by this race announcement.
Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 3, Decision to Race, of part 1 of the RRS, which states: “It is the sole responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a race or to continue racing”.
[NP][DP] ANNEX A
Security protocol in relation to COVID-19
to. Access to the regatta facilities is subject to the control of body temperature.
b. Participants and support people are required to wear a mask:
1º: At all times while in the Club facilities, except in the cases established by law.
2º: At all times while they are afloat, except in the cases provided by law.
3rd: when embarking on any Organization vessel: Regatta Committees, Referees and maintenance boats, etc. The masks must be thrown only in the containers provided for it, duly marked.
c. Participants and support people are obliged to respect the capacity and access shifts, where appropriate, to:
1º Changing rooms will remain closed.
2nd Bar, restaurant and social lounges.
d. Participants and support people are required to wash their hands frequently and, where appropriate, to use hydrogels when accessing rooms and closed areas.
and. Participants and support persons are required to use the one-way lanes when traveling within the facility.
F. All participants are recommended to download and activate the App Radar Covid19.
Link Android (Reviewed and Validated):
Link APPLE (reviewed and validated):
· The club from Baiona is preparing to launch a sports season with competition, fun and entertainment as the main ingredients
· The arrival next May in Baiona of the prestigious 52 SUPER SERIES will undoubtedly be the nautical event of the year in Galicia
· Monte Real will also organize the J80 Spanish Championship and the Galician Two-Handed Championship in 2022
· The club’s four classics also return: the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy, the Repsol Trophy and the Comunica Trophy
The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona is finalizing the details to start, in just a few days, its 2022 sports season, in which competition, fun and entertainment will be the main ingredients.
The most outstanding event on its calendar is, without a doubt, the celebration, next May, of the prestigious 52 SUPER SERIES , one of the most important nautical events in the world, considered the “Formula 1 of the sea” . From May 23 to 28, between 10 and 12 teams of more than 8 nationalities with sailors from 5 continents will compete in the Rías Baixas aboard unique boats with the most cutting-edge technology.
Another of the events that will focus the attention of sailing lovers in Galicia will be the Spanish Championship of the J80 class , which will be held in Baiona from September 15 to 18. The most important event of the 8 meters at a national level returns to Baiona four years after having been organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates, which owns the most important fleet of these monotypes in the northwest of the peninsula.
The club chaired by José Luis Álvarez also repeats, in this case for the eleventh consecutive year, in the organization of the Galician A Two Championship , which on June 11 will bring together some of the most intrepid sailors in the community to prove their worth with crews reduced to the maximum.
In 2022, the club’s four great classics will also return: the Prince of Asturias Trophy , which will once again include the delivery of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards ; the Conde de Gondomar Trophy , with the legendary climb of almost 100 miles to Carrumeiro Chico; the Repsol Trophy , during the first weekend of May; and the Comunica Trophy , at the end of April.
There will also be 11 exclusive competition days for the J80, which will be divided into two leagues: the Baitra Winter League , from January to April; and the Fall League , from October to December.
After the successful participation of the previous edition, Monte Real will repeat the Route through the Rías Baixas , a non-competitive journey destined to travel the Camino de Santiago by sea and win the Jubilee. And this year, as a novelty, Monte Real will also organize a Laser class qualifier.
It will clearly be an intense year for the club from Baiona, in which, in addition to competition, fun and spectacle, there will also be a place for solidarity and social responsibility actions, most of them promoted through its School Sailing Adapted .
Monte Real will reaffirm, once again, its social commitment to people with disabilities, offering, throughout the year, courses and activities aimed at promoting their inclusion and allowing them to navigate under equal conditions. Since it was launched a decade ago, this section of the club has only grown, and what was initially limited to people with different disabilities (physical, sensory, intellectual or mental) has been extended to people elderly, children in care, children with behavior problems and women victims of gender violence.
The commitment to women will be another of the axes of the 2022 season of Monte Real, with various proposals to promote their participation in competitions and events. In addition, the club will once again organize the Final of the National Women’s Sailing League , which will be held next fall.
Light sailing and cruising courses within the framework of the MRCYB Sailing School , coaching and team building activities for groups and companies, and talks and clinics for sailors are other proposals offered by the Monte Real Yacht Club in what will be its first year as a member of the International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) , of which it has been a member since last December along with the 44 most prestigious clubs in the world.
January 22, February 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, April 2
BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE
April 29 and 30, May 1
May 23 to 28
52 SUPER SERIES – BAIONA SAILING WEEK
11th of June
GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO
July 5 to 10
RÍAS BAIXAS ROUTE
July 22 to 25
COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
September 2 to 4
PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY
September 15 to 18
J80 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP
October 8 and 22, November 12 and 26, December 17
J80 FALL LEAGUE
November 5 and 6
LASER QUALIFYING RACE
Date yet to be determined
FINAL OF THE NATIONAL FEMALE SAILING LEAGUE
Dear friends and friends:
A few days before the end of the year, I wish to send you, on behalf of the Board of Directors and all the workers of the Club, our best wishes for this Christmas and the coming Year 2022.
As you all know, it has been a better year, but not without difficulties due to the pandemic situation. A year that has allowed us, once again, to continue with our sports programs and carry out our most emblematic regattas. Unfortunately it has not been possible to recover social events, because health protocols have not allowed it.
I would like to thank once again all those who have made it possible for Monte Real to continue to be a benchmark for their good work. Of this we can feel proud.
To the sponsors, both institutional and private. To the sailors, they are always ready to compete. To the students of our sailing schools for their interest in getting to know and delving deeper into our sport. To the media that, with their help, make it possible for the sport of sailing to reach society in general.
Our memory, too, for those who have left us, and for the families who have lived through a year of difficulties and uncertainties, our most sincere affection.
Thank you all and Happy Holidays,
Jose Luis Alvarez
President of the MRCYB
· The Marías of the Cunha family won the final victory of the AEDAS Homes J80 Autumn League held since last October in Baiona
· The Okofen of Javier de la Gándara from Vigo tried to revalidate the title achieved in the previous edition but finally had to settle for silver
· Completed the winners’ podium of the one-design championship organized by the MRCYB el Cansino led by the young woman from Vigo Alejandra Suárez
· With the AEDAS Homes J80 Autumn League, the Monte Real Club de Yates puts an end to a regatta season that included a total of 11 trophies
This Saturday, the Marías became the winner of the AEDAS Homes J80 Autumn League, the one-design championship that had been held in the waters of Baiona since last October under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club.
The Cunha family’s sailboat, armed by José Valentím Cunha, skippered by Manel Cunha and crewed by José María Cunha, Vasco Tinoco and Marta Ramada, managed to prevail over the total of 20 with partial 2-2-1-1-2 participants.
Especially significant for the Portuguese team was having beaten its most direct rival, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, from Vigo, who had come ready to revalidate the victory achieved in the previous edition of the Autumn League, but who finally had to settle for the competition silver.
“Having beaten Javier, who for us is an idol, and from whom we have also learned a lot, is a milestone,” said Manel Cunha, crew leader, at the end of the competition. “Our goal is to continue preparing for the World Class to be held in Baiona in 2023 and this victory encourages us and drives us to continue training and improving” .
The Marías and the Okofen, which alternated the provisional podiums during the five days that the competition lasted, finished first and second with 8 and 9 points, a minimal separation of just one point that demonstrates the great quality of both crews, who fought until the end to hang the laurels.
The bronze of the championship went to the Cansino, another of the boats that knew how to maintain itself throughout the league in the positions of honor thanks to the balance that involved the good work of the young Alejandra Suárez from Vigo and the boards and experience of Nano Yáñez and Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui.
El Cansino came third in the standings and on the last day consolidated that position with 22 points, 16 points above fourth-placed Luis de Mira’s Namasté (38 points). Fifth place went to Bernardo Macedo’s Mondo, with 41 points.
Marías, Okofen, Cansino, Namasté and Mondo finally made up the TOP 5 of a competition that experienced very complicated days due to the weather, with suspensions, postponements, shortenings, waiting times, route changes, calls to the general classification, protests… there were everything from the beginning and the end was no different.
In the last stage, held this Saturday, only one of the three tests on the program could be held. A second was started, but could not be completed due to a drop in the wind. The winner of the sleeve was Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Fuss.
The AEDAS Homes J80 Autumn League ended with a fraternization dinner organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates for all the crews. Previously, the award ceremony for the winners was held, in which the General Secretary for Sports of the Xunta de Galicia, José Ramón Lete Lasa, participated; the deputy mayor of Baiona, Óscar Martínez; the president of the MRCYB, José Luis Álvarez and the directors of AEDAS Homes Pablo Rodríguez-Losada and Pablo de la Torre.
With the closing of the one-design championship, Monte Real put an end to its 2021 sports calendar, which included the celebration of the traditional Prince of Asturias, Count of Gondomar, Repsol and Comunica Trophies, a new edition of the National Awards for Sailing, the Autumn and Winter Leagues, the Galician Two-Handed Championship, the Spanish Optimist Championship and the Final of the National Women’s Sailing League. This year the club also organized the Ruta Rías Baixas, to complete the Camino de Santiago by sea; and suffered the postponement due to COVID19 of the 52 SUPER SERIES, which will finally arrive in Baiona in 2022.
AEDAS HOMES J80 FALL LEAGUE
Final overall ranking TOP 10
1. MARÍAS MANEL CUNHA MRCYB 8 POINTS
2. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB · 9 POINTS
3. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · MRCYB · 22 POINTS
4. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB · 38 POINTS
5. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO MRCYB 41 POINTS
6. FERRALEMES · ROSARIO GARCÍA · MRCYB · 42 POINTS
7. MAIJA CASTOR ALONSO MRCYB 43 POINTS
8. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB 44 POINTS
9. SND CORMORÁN FRANCISCO MARTÍNEZ MRCYB 45 POINTS
10. DUE · RAFAEL BLANCO · RCN PORTOSÍN · 46 POINTS
….. up to 20 classifieds that can be consulted at www.mrcyb.es
· The historic club from Baiona has become part of the exclusive International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC), the association that brings together the 44 clubs -now 45- most prestigious in the world
· The social responsibility activities that the MRCYB promotes through its Adapted Sailing School and the maritime route created to complete the Camino de Santiago by sea were two of the most valued aspects for its inclusion.
· Entering the ICOYC was an old aspiration of Monte Real to have its own voice in one of the most important nautical forums in the world where experiences about the world of sailing are debated and shared
The historic Monte Real Club de Yachts de Baiona joins the best yacht clubs in the world after being included in the exclusive International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC), the association that brings together 44 clubs (now 45 with the MRCYB) most prestigious in the world.
The social responsibility activities that the Baiona club promotes through its Adapted Sailing School for people with functional diversity, children with behavioral problems, the elderly or women victims of sexist violence were one of the most valued aspects for their inclusion in the ICOYC.
The member clubs were also attracted by the maritime route that Monte Real organizes to complete the Camino de Santiago by sea, a route that can generate important tourist-sports synergies with other clubs in northern Europe attracted by the Jacobean route.
Joining this prestigious nautical entity was an old aspiration of the club directed by José Luis Álvarez, who was always interested in having his own voice in the best forums worldwide. “The incorporation of Monte Real to the ICOYC is not only -says Álvarez- good news for the club but also for all of Galicia, because we will echo everything that is done here and may be interesting for the rest of the world” . “We will be the transmitters -concludes the president of Monte Real- of culture, sports, gastronomy and the good work of the Galician people” .
The International Council of Yacht Clubs is an association created to promote sailing and improve the organization of nautical activities and events worldwide. It includes, among others, prestigious clubs such as the San Diego Yacht Club (USA), the Clube Naval de Cascais (Portugal), the Yacht Club de Monaco, the Societe Nautique de Marseille (France), the Royal Yhames Yacht Club (London), the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (New Zealand), the Royal Natal Yacht Club (South Africa) or the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (Canada).
In the list of member clubs there are two Spanish clubs: the Real Club Náutico de Palma and the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, which last October was in charge of organizing the ICOYC 2021 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE, in which Monte Real participated as speaker from the club’s commodore, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui.
It was precisely the presentation made at that event that gave the final impetus for the ICOYC to accept the inclusion of the Baiona club among its members. “This arrives -says Otaegui- in a very important year for the club, at the gates of hosting the 52 SUPER SERIES and the World Championship of the J80 class ”. For the commodore of Monte Real “sharing experiences with these prestigious clubs, which also have a great commitment to sport and major sporting events, will be a great boost to continue working and bringing the best sailing to Galicia” .
In the letter in which the International Council of Yacht Clubs announces its inclusion in the association to Monte Real, the president of the ICOYC, David Mead, highlights the synergies and opportunities that can be created with the inclusion of such an outstanding club as the MRCYB .
· After suffering the cancellation of the event in 2021 due to COVID19, the Monte Real Club de Yates already has a date to host the most important one-design circuit in the world in 2022
· From May 23 to 28, coinciding with the celebration of the Xacobeo Year, Galicia will be in charge of opening the 52 SUPER SERIES season with the “Baiona Sailing Week”
· The considered “Formula 1 of the sea” will bring to the Rías Baixas between 10 and 12 teams of more than 8 nationalities with sailors from the 5 continents to compete in boats with cutting-edge technology
Galicia will be in charge of opening the 52 SUPER SERIES circuit season in 2022 with the “Baiona Sailing Week”. After suffering the cancellation of the event in 2021 due to COVID19, the Monte Real Club de Yates already has a date to host, next year, the most important one-design circuit in the world.From May 23 to 28, coinciding with the celebration of the Xacobeo Year, the so-called “Formula 1 of the sea” , in which between 10 and 12 teams of more than 8 nationalities compete with sailors from the 5 continents aboard boats with cutting-edge technology.
In the first two days, the crews will compete in training regattas in the area set aside for the competition, a place very close to the Atlantic Islands National Park, just in front of the Cíes Islands. In the program for the third day there is a training session in a regatta that is already official, although not scoring; and the last dates are reserved for the competition itself, with the regattas that will define the final classification from which the winners will emerge.
With high performance and great international prestige, the 52 SUPER SERIES are one of the three most important nautical events in the world, along with the America’s Cup and the World Sailing Tour. In 2022 they will launch tests in 5 ports on the planet: Baiona, Cascais, Puerto Portals, Scarlino and Barcelona.
Only the organization of the event moves about 500 people, up to 12 megayachts and support boats. A logistics that, along with flight reservations, accommodation and restaurants; service companies and teams; they represent an expense that reaches more than 3 million euros, of which about two million stay in local companies and services in the place where they compete.
From the Monte Real Club de Yates they speak of a historic milestone for the club, Baiona, the Rías Baixas and Galicia in general, not only for entering the international circuit of high competition, but also for the world projection that it will mean for the community, both sports and tourism.
“It is about -says the president of the MRCYB, José Luis Álvarez- of one of the most important events in the world and we are very proud to have managed to bring it to Galicia. For several days we will be the focus of international attention and that will have a very positive impact on the club and on everything around us. People from all over the world will see the spectacular nature of Baiona and Rías Baixas, they will discover everything that Galicia can offer them in terms of tourism, gastronomy, culture and sports”.
And it is that the extensive media coverage of the 52 SUPER SERIES, both nationally and internationally, reaches figures that, according to data from the organization, are around one billion impacts in different media, with more than one million views in the live broadcasts of the competition and close to 10 million impressions on social networks.
For the president of the historic club in Baiona, the “Baiona Sailing Week” will also allow “tourism to be adjusted seasonally, give a boost to the economy, and create a hobby and youth pool in the world of sailing” . It is, in short, Álvarez concludes, “an event that will go down in the history of Galicia and in one as special as the Xacobeo Holy Year” .
In addition to hosting the different sporting events, the Monte Real Club de Yates will organize multiple social events, such as meetings with the sailors, visits to the participating boats, conferences and talks about the competition or parties with the crews.
Despite the progress that has been made in recent years to achieve equality, the women-sea binomial continues to need support and encouragement to continue making its way, and that is something that will only be achieved with everyone’s commitment to promoting sport egalitarian.
In this sense, the Monte Real Yacht Club launched a series of initiatives throughout this year aimed at increasing the presence of women in the world of sailing and promoting their participation in competitions and activities in which the male presence continues to be the majority.
We tell you all about them in a special newsletter, which you can read here :
One of the current and future challenges of the MRCYB is to continue helping women to have a greater role in nautical sports, so that they can navigate under equal conditions, because the sea does not understand gender.
· This Saturday the second day of the one-design championship organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates will be held in Baiona
Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen leads the standings followed by Portuguese Manel Cunha’s Marías and Alejandra Suárez’s Cansino from Vigo
· The regattas will begin at three in the afternoon in the bay of Baiona
This Saturday the regattas return to Baiona thanks to the AEDAS Homes J80 Autumn League, which will live its second day starting at three in the afternoon in the waters of the bay. The Galician fleet of 8 meter monodesigns will face, if the weather permits, three new tests that will continue to define the classification of the championship organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates.
With three victories in the three races played on the first day, Javier de la Gándara placed his Okofen, with 3 points, at the top of the provisional classification. With 7 points, he is followed, in second position, by the young Portuguese Manel Cunha’s Marías, another of the prominent names among the J80 fleet and one of those who will give the most trouble, for sure, to achieve the final victory.
Closing the provisional podium in third position, with 12 points, we find El Cansino skippered by Alejandra Suárez, one of the women who is giving the most impetus to the women’s section of the J80 fleet, since just a few days ago she managed, also on board of an 8 meters, the silver medal in the final of the National Women’s Sailing League.
Except for last minute changes, the forecast for the sailing day is quite good. Winds from the southwest of between 9 and 10 knots with peaks of up to 12 are expected, which initially should allow the three scheduled races to be held.
They will be, as usual, windward leeward double lap courses and, if they are completed successfully, the participants will have the option of discarding their worst result, which could leave surprises in the classification.
AEDAS HOMES J80 FALL LEAGUE
Classification after the first day
1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB · 3 POINTS
2. MARÍAS MANEL CUNHA MRCYB 7 POINTS
3. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · MRCYB · 12 POINTS
4. LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ VASCO · RCN CORUÑA · 13 POINTS
5. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO MRCYB 15 POINTS
………………………. UP TO 20 CLASSIFIED