Some thirty boats will compete this Saturday for the Galician Championship of A Dos

 

· The Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Vigo are the clubs with the highest number of applicants for the regional title, to which crews from Bouzas, Portosín, Canido, Punta Lagoa and Sada also compete.

· In addition to the general prizes for Galician Champions of A Two, awards will be given to the best female and mixed teams for which 8 teams of the total of 30 that will participate in the test are registered

· The Galician A Dos Championship is held within the framework of the MRW Trophy and will be the eighth edition of the Rafael Olmedo Memorial

The Galician A Dos Championship will be held this Saturday in the Rías Baixas – Photo Clara Giraldo

Some thirty boats will compete this Saturday in the Rías Baixas for the Galician A Dos Championship, which will crown the best crews in a reduced format in Galicia. The Monte Real Club de Yates and the Real Club Náutico de Vigo are the clubs with the highest number of applicants for the regional title, to which teams from Bouzas, Portosín, Canido, Punta Lagoa and Sada also compete.

All the candidates for victory, in boats manned by two sailors, will face a round trip of more than 35 miles between Baiona and the island of Ons, which will start at eleven in the morning and end well into the afternoon. , with a forecast of northerly component winds that will move between 7 and 14 knots.

The competition, sponsored by MRW, will be divided into two different classes: ORC, which will qualify after applying time compensation; and J80, which will compete in real time. And within each of them several categories will be established.

In ORC there will be, in addition to the general, there will be a mixed category, in which the teams formed by Carolina Martínez and Miguel Ángel Fernández (CN Sada), Elena Raga and Miguel Sterner (MRCYB), Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure (RCN Vigo), and José Luis Ríos and María Jesús Montes (RCN Vigo).

In the general classification of this class, almost 20 teams will enter the fray, including, among others, the crews formed by Jean Claude Sarrade and André Amorín, who won the title of Galician champions in 2017; or that of the vice president and sports director of Monte Real, Alejandro Retolaza and Roy Alonso, who already participated in previous years with good results.

In J80 there will be no mixed category but there will be a female category, with four crews competing for the title of Galician Champions of A Two. They are the teams of Marta Ramada and Ana Sardiña, Africa Alonso and Carolina Terrón, Hilda Martín and Dunia Reino, and Rebeca González and Helena Benito. Although made up of sailors from different clubs, they will all race through the Monte Real Club de Yates.

A large part of the Monte Real eight-meter fleet will come into play in the general classification of this class, which continues to prepare for the Spanish Championship of the class that the club will hold in September; and for the 2023 World Cup, which will also be held in Baiona. They will be, among others, Cansino by Fernando Yáñez and Manuel Fernández; the Namasté by Luis de Mira and Susana Baena; or the Spaco by Javier Martínez Valente and Alberto Diz.

The Galician Two-Handed Championship, organized by Monte Real by delegation of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation, is part of the MRW Trophy and will also be the eighth edition of the Rafael Olmedo Memorial, with which Monte Real honors the one who was its president for more than 40 years. The competition (which will start at eleven in the morning with the regatta and will end at eight in the afternoon with the awards ceremony) can be followed live on the Monte Real website (www.mrcyb.es) thanks to a virtual reality system.

 

 

13 women aspire to the title of Galician Champions of A Dos

 

· For the first time in the history of the competition, specific prizes are put up for the best female and mixed crews

· The 72 sailors participating in the race will compete this Saturday in a regatta of about 30 round trip miles between Baiona and Ons

· The appointment framed in the MRW Trophy is held for the tenth consecutive year under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates

 

13 women aspire to become, this Saturday, the new Galician A Dos Champions in the regional event that the Monte Real Club de Yates organizes by delegation of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation and is part of the MRW Trophy. For the first time in the history of the competition, in 2021 specific prizes are put up for the best female and mixed crews, and there will be several teams of each type competing in the different classes.

In J80, 4 exclusively female teams will go for the title, made up of: Alejandra Suárez and Pilar Amaro, María Campos and Rita Hernández, Marta Ramada and Dunia Reino; and Carlota Hernández and Carolina Terron. The crew members of this last team, Hernández and Terrón, who will sail aboard the “Gordita”, agreed on the importance of continuing to take steps to increase the number of women sailing.

“Having a prize for women within the general competition is very important since the percentage of men who participate is always higher and, statistically, they have more chances of winning, so these prizes – says Carlota Hernández – they allow women to stand out in some way, and they also serve to promote sports among women” .

For Carolina Terrón, the fact that there are more and more women in the regattas is a very good sign, “but there is still a lot of work to be done” , she says. “These types of initiatives give women much more visibility than they usually have and that is very important to continue attracting more female sailors. I think that a very strong commitment is being made in this sector, more and more, and that it is working, but we have to continue working”

In the class in which they compete, that of J80, there will also be a mixed team, that of the couple formed by Luis de Mira and Susana Baena, but they will have to face the male teams since it has not been possible to form a mixed class due to lack of boats (the committee required the participation of at least 4).

The Galician A Dos Championship is part of the MRW Trophy – Photo Clara Giraldo

Where there will be a mixed section will be in the ORC class, in which 4 crews made up of men and women have signed up to participate. They are those of Carolina Martínez and Miguel Ángel Fernández (RCN A Coruña), Víctor Carrión and Ana Sardiña (CN Beluso), Elena Raga and Miguel Sterner (MRCYB); and Miguel Barros and Paula Rey (MRCYB).

In total, 36 sailboats (at this time the registration period has not yet closed) manned by only two sailors, will compete this Saturday in the Rías Baixas in a regatta that will begin at eleven in the morning from inside the bay of Baiona. It will be there that the starting horn will be given for a route of about 30 miles that will take the participants, if the wind allows it, to the Ons area, to return again to Baiona.

The more than 30 participating sailboats must sail to Ons – Photo Clara Giraldo

Faced with a complicated weather forecast, which could make the intensity of the wind drop, the committee has also prepared an alternative that would involve taking the sailboats through the interior of the Vigo estuary towards the Rande bridge, placing various points of possible return in case it were necessary to shorten or even finish the route earlier than planned.

Once the competition is over, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, in which the president of the MRCYB, José Luis Álvarez, and the Director of the South Galicia Zone of MRW, Santos Almeida, will participate, among others. event sponsor.

Among the participating fleet in 2020 there was only 1 woman – Photo Clara Giraldo

 

GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO · MRW TROPHY
VII RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL – June 5

11:00> Start of the regatta (bay of Baiona)
20:00> Awards

 

 

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