Baiona bids farewell to the 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy with wind and emotion

 

· Winds of more than 20 knots on average and gusts of almost 30 marked the last round of the star sailing regatta in Galicia

· Xekmatt, Marías, Urbapaz and Deep Blue 2.1 were the winners of the Príncipe de Asturias in the ORC divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4

In ORC 5 and Open, Cinco Islas Albariño and Salseiro were winners, and Silleiro took the laurels of the Gestilar Ladies Cup

· In J80 where the more than 30 participating units represented a record of participation, the GP Bullhound won the gold

The wind wanted to be the protagonist in the final day of the 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Naval School of Marín. The day was not easy for any of the fleets of the eight participating categories and neither for the regatta committees, although the harsh conditions did not prevent the last tests from being held to crown the new winners of the star regatta of Galician sailing.

The passage of a front through the Rías Baixas, which left sustained wind conditions of about twenty knots and points of almost thirty, forced the almost ninety participating teams to give one hundred percent in a final day in which all the leaders on Saturday ended up claiming the definitive victory.

The Xekmatt of the Lisbon Naval Association – photo Lalo R Villar

The Portuguese Xekmatt of the Naval Association of Lisbon, great winner of the Prince

The Aceites Abril of Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal (Real Club Náutico de Vigo) achieved a hard-fought first position in the only race held this Sunday in the ABANCA ORC 1 class with a second advantage over Xekmatt (Lisbon Naval Association). The Portuguese team led by Hugo and João Prista, however, was served by second place to proclaim themselves the winner of the Prince of Asturias Trophy ahead of Julio Rodríguez’s Magical from Vigo, who was second overall. The team of the Pérez-Canal brothers, meanwhile, closed the podium in the third drawer. In addition to the title in its category, the Xekmatt also won in this thirty-seventh edition the trophy for the absolute winner of ORC divisions 1 to 4 and the Count of Barcelona Don Juan de Borbón Award for the best Portuguese crew. A Prince, without a doubt, round for the Prista team, which, being a regular on the podium in previous editions, achieved its second overall victory after ten years.

Manel Cunha’s Marías won in Volvo Autesa ORC 2 – Photo Lalo R Villar

The grand prix of the Volvo Autesa ORC 2 stayed in Baiona with the Marías

In the Volvo Autesa ORC 2 division, the local team Marías de Manel María Cunha did not give in to their rivals and added a new victory that allowed them to claim the victory directly after leading from the first round of the championship. Behind, one point behind Marías, was José Manuel Pérez’s Arroutado (Royal Nautical Club of Portosín) in second position, and finally third was Diego López’s Mirfak, from the Ferrol Naval Regatta Commission.

The Urbapaz by Fran Edreira – Photo Lalo R Villar

Urbapaz sentenced the general in Oils April ORC 3

With four victories in five contested events, Fran Edreira’s Urbapaz, representing the Club Náutico de Cabanas, won the title of champion of the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy with three points over the second-placed team, the Sailway of the Club Marítimo de Canido. Ramón Ojea’s men, in turn, achieved a comfortable nine-point lead over Diogo Talone’s Milaneza, who closed the podium in third place.

The Deep Blue 2.1 took the laurels of the Martin Miller ORC 4 class – © Lalo R. Villar

Deep Blue 2.1 continues its hot streak and wins at Martin Miller ORC 4

Another victory for Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1 in Martin Miller ORC 4. The Real Club Náutico de Vigo team, which is having a brilliant regatta season, revalidated this Sunday the title of the last edition, although Orión did not make it easy for them. Javier Pérez’s team (Monte Real Club de Yates) added three partial victories in the last three contested races, but with a sixth in another partial, they stayed three points from victory and had to settle for second place. The bronze went to La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez (Club Náutico de Castrelo de Miño).

Cinco Islas Albariño won in Gadis ORC 5 – © Lalo R. Villar

Iñaki Carbajo’s Cinco Islas Albariño won the final victory in Gadis ORC 5

For the fleets of the Gadis ORC 5 and Vanguard ORC Open classes, the Regatta Committee prepared this Sunday a new coastal regatta that finally had to be shortened due to the harsh conditions that were recorded during the route through the Vigo estuary. In ORC 5, Juan Carlos Sicre’s Salao (Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas) was the fastest of the day, but the second place achieved by Iñaki Carbajo’s Cinco Islas Albariño, earned the Beluso Nautical Club) to overtake them and gain the final victory. Antonio Francisco Gómez’s Marcolfo (Real Club Náutico de Vigo), winner of the last edition, was this time third overall in his division.

Salseiro from A Coruña winner in the Vanguard Open class – © Lalo R. Villar

The Vanguard ORC Open class grand prix goes to Coruña

Something very similar to what happened in the ORC 5 class happened at the Vanguard ORC Open. Fernando Rey’s Albarellos (Club Náutico de Portonovo) won Sunday’s test, but could not take the final victory and finished in second position behind Manuel Blanco’s Salseiro (Real Club Náutico Coruña), the definitive winner in general. The third position was awarded to the Portuguese Porto de Aveiro with Delmar Conde at the controls.

GP Bullhound, winner in Solventis J80 © Lalo R. Vill

Victory for the GP Bullhound in the Solventis J80 class, the most numerous in the trophy

They started and finished well. That could perfectly be the summary for the performance of Per Roman’s GP Bullhound, who competes under the banner of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club. The crew, of which the Galician Luis Bugallo was part, started the Principe with force, adding two victories and a second in the opening tests on Saturday. This Sunday, with two more races completed in which they scored a third and a new partial victory, Roman’s men became the new winners of the Prince of Asturias Trophy in the Solventis J80 class, a category that this year had more than thirty units in contention, mainly due to the proximity of the Spanish Championship, which will be held in Baiona in two weeks. With the victory, the GP Bullhound also won the Juan Sebastián Elcano Trophy for the best J80 of the edition. The Solventis J80 category podium was completed by Ignacio Camino’s Solintal (Real Club Marítimo de Santander) and Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen (Monte Real Club de Yates), second and third respectively.

The crew of the Silleiro, winner of the Gestilar Ladies Cup © Lalo R. Villar

Silleiro confirmed its dominance in the Gestilar Ladies Cup

In the exclusively female category, the Gestilar Ladies Cup, the Silleiro commanded by Carlota Hernández from Vigo and representing Marina Burriananova managed to defend the leadership this Sunday with a third and a first place. With these results they managed to proclaim themselves winners of the twenty-sixth edition of the Ladies Cup. Behind, second place went to Tutatis de Pilar Casares (Real Club Náutico de Puerto Pollensa) and third place went to the sailors from Serralleiras with Helena Alegre at the helm (Real Club Náutico de Palma).

Special mention to the students of the MRCYB adapted sailing school © Lalo R. Villar

The delivery of trophies, the final touch to a record edition

In addition to distributing the awards to the winners of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, the Gestilar Ladies Cup and the special mention to the students of the sailing school adapted to the students of the Juan María de Nigrán Center, during the act, the General Secretary for o Sport of the Xunta de Galicia, José Ramón Lete Lasa, presented the Xunta President Trophy to the best ORC 0-3, 4 and J80 boats in the three regattas that made up the circuit this year – the Infanta Elena Regatta, the Sea of Finisterre Trophy of Portosín and the Prince of Baiona-. Urbapaz by Fran Edreira, Orión by Javier Pérez and La Galera by Esteban Martínez won the silver botafumeiro this year.

The act, which was presided over by José Luis Álvarez, president of Monte Real and Captain Pedro Cardona, Commander-in-Chief of the Naval School of Marín; It was also attended by Gabriel González Eiroa, General Commercial Director of ABANCA; José María Fonseca Moretón, president of Terras Gauda; Javier García Valcárcel, president of Gestilar; Gorka Gómez, deputy for sports; Carlos Gómez, mayor of Baiona; and Fernando González Abeijón, General Director of Seniors and People with Disabilities.

The 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy was held under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Escuela Naval Militar and thanks to the sponsorship of ABANCA, the Xunta de Galicia through Xacobeo, Terras Gauda and Gestilar. The competition also had the collaboration of the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Baiona City Council; and the support of companies such as Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Aceites Abril, Zelnova Zeltia, Paradores, Vanguard Marine, Gadis, Foxy, Onda Cero, Musto, the Solitium group, HOLA, Tuypan, Coca Cola and Martin Miller’s Gin.

 


 

37th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Naval Military School
Baiona, 2-4 September 2022

ABANCA ORC 1 class

1. Xekmatt Hugo and João Prista Lisbon Naval Association
2. Magical · Julio Rodríguez · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo
3. April Oils Jorge and Luis Pérez Canal Real Club Náutico de Vigo

VOLVO AUTESA ORC 2-Class

1. Marias Manuel Maria Cunha Monte Real Yacht Club
2. Arroutado · José Manuel Pérez · Royal Nautical Club of Portosín
3. Mirfak · Diego López · Ferrol Naval Regatta Commission

Class OILS APRIL ORC 3

1. Urbapaz · José Francisco Edreira · Cabanas Yacht Club
2. Sailway · Ramón Ojea · Maritime Club of Canido
3. Milaneza Diogo Talone Atlantic Sailing Club

MARTIN MILLER ORC 4 class

1. Deep Blue 2.1 · Vicente Cid · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo
2. Orion Javier Pérez Monte Real Yacht Club
3. The Black Burla · Juan José Martínez Silva · Castrelo de Miño Yacht Club

GADIS ORC 5 class

1. Five Albariño Islands Iñaki Carbajo Beluso Yacht Club
2. Salao · Juan Carlos Sicre · Bouzas Maritime Lyceum
3. Marcolfo · Antonio Francisco Gómez · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo

VANGUARD ORC OPEN class

1. Salseiro · Manuel Blanco · Real Club Náutico Coruña
2. Albarellos · Fernando Rey · Portonovo Yacht Club
3. Porto de Aveiro · Delmar Conde

SOLVENTIS J80 Class

1. GP Bullhound · Per Roman · Royal Swedish Yacht Club
2. Solintal · Ignacio Camino · Royal Maritime Club of Santander
3. Okofen · Javier de la Gándara · Monte Real Yacht Club

GESTILAR LADIES CUP class

1. Silleiro Carlota Hernandez Marina Burriananova
2. Tutatis Pilar Casares Royal Yacht Club Puerto Pollensa
3. Serralleiras · Helena Alegre · Royal Yacht Club of Palma

The Monte Real Yacht Club hosted the gala of the National Sailing Awards

 

The awards sponsored by Terras Gauda wineries celebrate their thirtieth edition, rewarding the most outstanding sailors and teams on the Spanish nautical scene

The winners of this edition of the National Awards – Photo Lalo R Villar

Some of the most outstanding athletes on the Spanish nautical scene were honored this Saturday in Baiona at the National Sailing Awards gala, which were delivered at the Monte Real Club de Yates within the framework of the 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy.

In a club decorated for the occasion and in front of a crowd of spectators, José María “Pichu” Torcida, Nuria Sánchez, María Perelló, Marta Cardona, Javier Banderas, Piti Estébanez and Rafael Díaz went up on stage to collect their awards for best sailor , the best project, the best dinghy sailing team and the best boat. The only one who could not attend was the Spaniard Pablo Santurde, winner of the award for best sailor, whose tribute coincided with his wedding day.

Hosted by the Galician Television presenter, Carlos Macía; and the head of communication at Monte Real, Rosana Calvo; The event began with welcoming speeches by the president of the organizing club, José Luis Álvarez; and the president of Bodegas Terras Gauda, José María Fonseca Moretón, sponsor of the national awards. Both agreed to point out the importance of an event that celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and that throughout its history has served to recognize the successes of Spanish sailing.

After the welcome speeches, the winners followed one another on stage to collect their award. The first to do so was José María “Pichu” Torcida from Santander, who received the award for the best sailor for his victories in the Spanish and European J80 Championships. He thanked all those who accompanied him in the world of sailing for so long for the award. “Crew, owners, sponsors, family and especially my wife.” He had a souvenir also for his J70 crew, without which, he said, “This award would not have been possible.” And he ended by congratulating Monte Real for next year’s J80 World Championship and for the work it is doing to promote the J80 fleet.

The Mariano Aguado Communication Award went this year to the program “Atando Cabos” from the production company TacTic Audiovisual, and it was its director, Vicente Robles, who was in charge of collecting it. “After 20 years giving coverage and support to sailing, we thought that this sport did not have a specific program -said Robles- and thus Tying Cabos was born. And almost 200 shows later, what we’ve achieved has been amazing. This National Award is the icing on the cake”.

The next award of the night, for the best female project, was collected by Nuria Sánchez, for her initiative “We want to make history” , a proposal that, for years, has tried to spread and promote the figure of women in the world of sailing. In her speech, the sailor from Alicante said that they will continue working to be messengers of equality. “In these four years we have worked hard, creating and reaping the fruit that we are now. We involve the smallest, we bet on young promises and we also reach out to veterans and legends. And we can only thank all those who bet on us”, said.

With a sporting career spanning a quarter of a century behind them, the people from Malaga at the Teatro Soho Caixabank, led by Javier Banderas, collected the award for best ORC boat after achieving their sixth victory in the Copa del Rey. Accompanied by sports director Piti Estébanez and crew member Rafael Díaz, Banderas thanked Monte Real and Terras Gauda for an award that, he said, is the fruit of long experience. “The secret of our crew is that we have been sailing together for 25 years and it is now that we are reaping the rewards. It is a pride for all of us to collect this prestigious award in Baiona” .

The last prize of the night went to the youngest of the gala, the Majorcan sailors, 17 years old, María Perelló and Marta Cardona. They were distinguished by their gold medals in the World and European 420 class. “Values such as teamwork, the desire to excel, respect, perseverance, overcoming limits, self-discipline or responsibility are some of the values that make sailing for us more than just a sport, which be a whole lifestyle”, assured before concluding that “We have achieved many things this year, but we like to think that the best is yet to come”.

Moments before the start of the National Sailing Awards gala – Photo Lalo R Villar

To this thirtieth edition of the National Sailing Awards, in addition to the presidents of the Monte Real Yacht Club and Terras Gauda wineries, organizer and sponsor of the event; the commanding director of the Naval Military School, Pedro Cardona; the territorial director of ABANCA, Walter Álvarez; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the territorial delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo, Marta Fernández-Tapias; the deputy for sports from the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Gorka Gómez, and the widow of Mariano Aguado, Pilar de Sas.

A display of fireworks and a party enlivened with live music put an end to the gala held within the framework of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, which will hold its final tests tomorrow, Sunday, and will crown its winners.

The fleet shines on the second day of the Prince of Asturias in Baiona

 

· With all the participating categories already in contention, this Saturday the Prince brought together almost ninety teams divided into eight classes and three regatta fields

· Xekmatt, Marías, Urbapaz and Deep Blue 2.1 enter the final day leading in ORC divisions 1 to 4

· The Gadis ORC 5 and Vanguard Open classes premiered their locker with the first coastal regatta of their program

· GB Bullhound and Silleiro, are the first leaders in the Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup classes

 

Spectacular second day of regattas in the Rías Baixas. The thirty-seventh edition of the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, a test organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Marín Naval School, successfully completed its planned test program this Saturday and even made up some of the races that were not disputed on Friday. Xekmatt, Marías, Urbapaz, Deep Blue 2.1, Cinco Islas Albariño, Salseiro, GP Bullhound and Silleiro will face the final day at the top of the podium in their respective categories.

The wind did comply with the fleet in this second day of regattas in the waters of the Vigo estuary. He did it with mild conditions at the start, enough so that the Race Committee could honk the start for all classes between half past twelve and one in the afternoon. Winds of between six and eight knots from the southwest component was the general trend in the three regatta fields at the beginning of the day, although as the hours passed they reached an average of up to thirteen knots.

The ORCs haggled at the Cíes anchorage – Photo Lalo R Villar

In total, the second day of the Prince was resolved with three new tests for the ORC 1 to 4 divisions, a coastal one for ORC 5 and Open, three tasks for the Figaros that compete in the Gestilar Ladies Cup and four for the J80 monotypes.

Xekmatt maintains the lead in ABANCA ORC 1

There were no changes in the general classification of ABANCA ORC 1 after adding up to three tests in a windward-leeward format this Saturday. The Portuguese Xekmatt de Hugo and Joao Prista tied with the Magical in the lead in the first race of the day and added another partial victory in his locker plus a third, results that allow the ship of the Naval Association of Lisbon to occupy one more day the leadership of the general ahead of Julio Rodríguez’s Magical (Real Club Náutico de Vigo), who once again scored two seconds in addition to the tie in the first round, and Aceites Abril of the brothers Jorge and Luis Pérez-Canal, who again occupy the third place with two third positions and one first in the last test of the day. Therefore, everything will depend on what happens tomorrow, and that is that only three and a half points separate the top three classified.

Tie for the lead in the Volvo Autesa ORC 2 class

In Volvo Autesa ORC 2, the same team that did it on Friday, Marías de Manuel María Cunha del Monte Real Club de Yates, also continues to lead. This Saturday, the Marías scored a first and two thirds with which they managed to defend the first position, tying on points with the Arroutado of the Real Club Náutico de Portosín. José Manuel Pérez’s team was third, second and first in the three tests completed on this second day. It did change the third position on the podium, which is now occupied by Mirfak from the Ferrol Naval Regatta Commission, relegating Rui Ramada’s Yessito to provisional fourth place.

The ORCs played three tests on the second day – Photo Lalo R Villar

Urbapaz takes the lead in April ORC Oils 3

In the Aceites Abril ORC 3 class, the second day ends with a new leader in the general classification. José Francisco Edreira’s Urbapaz (Club Náutico Cabanas), who was second yesterday, shone today in the regatta field and, with three partial victories in the three races held, comes to dominate ahead of Ramón Ojea’s Sailway (Club Marítimo de Canid). With three seconds scored, Ojea’s men now occupy second position with six points ahead of the third, Diogo Talone’s Milaneza (Clube de Vela Atlántico).

Deep Blue 2.1 stays ahead of Martin Miller ORC 4

It was more difficult today for Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1. The boat from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo began the day by winning the first test and continued with a second and a third in the two remaining races. Their regularity, however, allowed Cid’s men to maintain first position ahead of Alberto Javier Pérez’s Orión (Monte Real Club de Yates), who stormed the podium this Saturday with a great day in which they sealed a second and two victories partials. Behind, the third position is occupied by the Alma do Mar by Sadamar of the Club Náutico de Cabanas.

Gadis ORC 5 and Vanguard Open debut with a coastal

They are the two ORC divisions that remained to inaugurate markers in the thirty-seventh edition of the Príncipe de Asturias, and they did so by completing a coastal route as it appeared in their regatta program.

In Gadis ORC 5, the partial victory was scored by Iñaki Carbajo’s Cinco Islas Albariño, who sails representing the Club Náutico de Beluso. They are followed in the general by Antonio Francisco Gómez’s Marcolfo in second place (Real Club Náutico de Vigo) and Juan Carlos Sicre’s Salao (Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas), which is third.

In the Vanguard Open, the best of the day was Manuel Blanco’s Salseiro from Coruña, who with a time invested of three hours was also the fastest in real time. Second, for its part, is the Portuguese Porto de Aveiro of Delmar Conde and the fourth position is occupied by the Albarellos of Fernando Rey (Club Náutico de Portonovo). The Monte Real adapted sailing team also competed in the Open division this Saturday, in which a crew from the Juan María de Nigrán Center sails.

Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup

Up to four tests completed the fleet of the Solventis J80 class. After not having been able to open their pigeon holes on Friday due to the instability of the wind, the one-designs that will play for the national title in two weeks finally faced each other at the regatta course located inside the Bay of Baiona.

Spectacular image of the J80 fleet – Photo Lalo R Villar

Solventis Ría de Ribadeo, GP Bullhound and Okofen shared the four wins up for grabs, with the second being the first overall leader with two first, one second and one fifth. The team commanded by Per Roman dominates with a three-point advantage over Ignacio Camino’s Solintal of the Real Club Marítimo de Santander, which with a 2-2-3-5 split is in second position. Third, meanwhile, is the Okofen del Monte Real led by Javier de la Gándara.

The Gestilar Ladies Cup signed three tests this Saturday – Photo Lalo R Villar

For their part, the Figaros of the Gestilar Ladies Cup also opened their program this Saturday with the dispute over three races. With two partial victories and a third, the Marina Burriananova team led by Carlota Hernández, Silleiro, is at the head of the general classification with only one point ahead of Tutatis de Pilar Casares (Real Club Náutico Puerto Pollensa), who They added three second positions. Completing the provisional podium are the sailors from the Real Club Náutico de Palma who sail aboard the Serralleiras with Helena Alegre at the helm.

Everything is decided on Sunday

With the first two days completed and after the celebration on Saturday night of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards gala, the Prince of Asturias will put an end to its thirty-seventh edition this Sunday. The start, scheduled for twelve o’clock in the morning for all classes, the provisional leaders will try to defend their positions to win one of the most important titles of the regatta season in Galicia. The delivery of trophies with which the emblematic The regatta will be held at Monte Real at half past six in the afternoon.

The J80s are competing with great intensity as the Spanish championship approaches – Photo Lalo R Villar

The 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy is being held under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Escuela Naval Militar and thanks to the sponsorship of ABANCA, the Xunta de Galicia through Xacobeo, Terras Gauda and Gestilar. The competition also has the collaboration of the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Baiona City Council; the Royal Spanish and Galician Sailing Federations; and the support of companies such as Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Aceites Abril, Zelnova Zeltia, Paradores, Vanguard Marine, Gadis, Foxy, Onda Cero, Musto, the Solitium group, HOLA, Tuypan, Coca Cola and Martin Miller’s Gin.

 


 

37th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Naval Military School
Baiona, 2-4 September 2022

 

ABANCA ORC 1 class

1. Xekmatt Hugo and João Prista Lisbon Naval Association
2. Magical · Julio Rodríguez · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo
3. April Oils Jorge and Luis Pérez Canal Real Club Náutico de Vigo

VOLVO AUTESA ORC 2-Class

1. Marias Manuel Maria Cunha Monte Real Yacht Club
2. Arroutado · José Manuel Pérez · Royal Nautical Club of Portosín
3. Mirfak · Diego López · Ferrol Naval Regatta Commission

Class OILS APRIL ORC 3

1. Urbapaz · José Francisco Edreira · Cabanas Yacht Club
2. Sailway · Ramón Ojea · Maritime Club of Canido
3. Milaneza Diogo Talone Atlantic Sailing Club

MARTIN MILLER ORC 4 class

1. Deep Blue 2.1 · Vicente Cid · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo
2. Orion Javier Pérez Monte Real Yacht Club
3. Alma do mar by Sadamar · José Manuel Enríquez · Cabanas Yacht Club

GADIS ORC 5 class

1. Five Albariño Islands Iñaki Carbajo Beluso Yacht Club
2. Marcolfo Antonio Francisco Gómez Royal Nautical Club of Vigo
3. Salao · Juan Carlos Sicre · Bouzas Maritime Lyceum

VANGUARD ORC OPEN class

1. Salseiro · Manuel Blanco · Real Club Náutico Coruña
2. Porto de Aveiro · Delmar Conde
3. Albarellos · Fernando Rey · Portonovo Yacht Club

SOLVENTIS J80 Class

1. GP Bullhound · Per Roman · Club Nautico de Sevilla
2. Solintal · Ignacio Camino · Royal Maritime Club of Santander
3. Matrako · Ricardo Díaz-Munio · Royal Nautical Club Castro Urdiales

GESTILAR LADIES CUP class

1. Silleiro Carlota Hernandez Marina Burriananova
2. Tutatis Pilar Casares Royal Yacht Club Puerto Pollensa
3. Serralleiras · Helena Alegre · Royal Yacht Club of Palma

 

Baiona opens the most massive Prince of Asturias Trophy in recent years

 

· Six of the eight participating categories inaugurated this Friday the thirty-seventh edition of the event organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Escuela Naval de Marín

· Xekmatt, Marias, Sailway and Deep Blue 2.1 are the first leaders of the four ORC divisions that competed today in the waters of the Vigo estuary

· The Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup classes will open on Saturday after not having been able to complete any test due to the instability of the wind

The Gadis ORC 5 and Vanguard ORC Open divisions will complete tomorrow a fleet of almost ninety teams fighting for the prestigious Prince of Asturias title

The most awaited regatta of the cruise season in Galicia started in Baiona. The 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Naval Military School, completed the first of three days of competition this Friday, and did so by inaugurating the ABANCA ORC 1, Volvo Autesa ORC 2 class markers , Oils April ORC 3, Martin Miller ORC4.

As the reports pointed out, the wind did not miss its appointment in the regatta area located in the Cíes anchorage. Although it did so with less intensity than expected, the Regatta Committee was able to complete the first windward-leeward race with the start around half past three off Cíes, and did so in conditions of between eight and ten knots of intensity which diminished as the afternoon progressed.

The monotypes, for their part, did not have the same luck and it will be tomorrow when they open their boxes in the star competition of Galician sailing.

Portugal rules in ABANCA ORC 1

In the ABANCA ORC 1 division, the first day of the Prince was resolved with victory for the Portuguese Xekmatt, led by Hugo and João Prista and representing the Lisbon Naval Association. The IMX 45, which also has the Olympic Afonso Domingos among its ranks, was the third to cross the finish line in real time, but in compensated they achieved a tight advantage of less than a minute over Julio Rodríguez’s Magical (Real Club Náutico de Vigo), who placed second in the provisional general standings. Behind, the absolute winner of the last edition, the Aceites Abril of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal (Real Club Náutico de Vigo), started the thirty-seventh edition of the Prince closing the provisional podium in the third drawer.

The Portuguese Xekmatt hopes to win his second Prince of Asturias – Photo Lalo R Villar

“We are very happy with today’s result and the crew was very good”, explained Hugo Prista at the end of the day. The patron of the leader in ORC 1 also added that “it has been ten years since we got our first and only Prince title, so without a doubt we are going to do everything possible to get it again, although for this it is also necessary that the rivals win it. allow”.

ABANCA sponsors this thirty-seventh edition of the Prince – Photo Lalo R Villar

The Marías del Monte Real, first in Volvo Autesa ORC 2

Just as tight was the Volvo Autesa ORC 2 division with three leading teams separated by just one minute and fourteen seconds. The local team Marias, commanded by Manuel Maria Cunha, became the first leader of the class after crossing the line in third position and obtaining almost a minute of advantage over the second with the compensation of times. Second place is currently held by the Arroutado del Real Club Náutico de Portosín, led by José Manuel Pérez Santamaría, while third place goes to the Yessito del Monte Real Club de Yates, which has a Portuguese crew led by Rui Ramada.

The Aceites Abril ORC 3 class starts with dominance of the Sailway

The partial victory for the Aceites Abril ORC 3 division was not easy either. Ramón Ojea’s Sailway (Club Marítimo de Canido) became the first overall leader this Friday after a very tight first round.
Behind, just 30 seconds behind those from Ojea, the second position in the race and therefore in the general classification went to José Francisco Edreira’s Urbapaz (Club Náutico Cabanas), who managed to beat the Portuguese Milaneza by Diogo Talone for just a second.

Martin Miller ORC 4-class

There were no surprises in Martin Miller ORC 4. Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1 from Vigo opened the classification by placing at the top, although he did so with an Alma do mar by Sadamar by José Manuel Enríquez (Club Náutico Cabanas) squeezing into second place, three seconds behind those of Cid. third position, on the other hand, was this Friday for the Unus of Luis García Trigo, also of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo.

Blank day for Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup

Less lucky were the participants of the Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup classes. Although the weather forecasts indicated that it would be a good windy day, Eolo did not get involved in the regatta course located in Cabo Silleiro or inside the bay of Baiona, so after several attempts and with a test already underway, the Regatta Committee was forced to end the day without being able to complete the first scheduled tests.

The J80 fleet made several starts but could not complete any tests – Photo Lalo R Villar

Alfredo González, crew member of the J80 GP Bullhound and recently proclaimed Snipe world champion in Cascais, explained after returning to land that “Although the wind was very difficult, the Committee did very well and we were able to have a good attempt that helped us to see which boats are going to be ahead. We come here with the aim of getting in tune for the World Cup in Newport, winning or not winning will depend on how we do it, although it is not our main objective now “.

The Gestilar Ladies Cup went blank on the first day – Photo Lalo R Villar

It will therefore be tomorrow, Saturday, when the monotypes open their competition program to fight for the thirty-seventh Prince of Asturias.

Tomorrow, second day of regattas and delivery of the prestigious National Sailing Awards

Tomorrow, Saturday, the Gadis ORC 5 and Vanguard ORC Open categories will join the fleet that already debuted today on the regatta field, which will inaugurate their markers by completing the first of the two coastal regattas that they have in their program.

With the eight categories in contention, there will be a total of eighty-nine teams that will take to the water to fight for one of the most coveted titles of the cruise season in Galicia. One more year the Open fleet will include the club’s adapted sailing team with a crew from the Juan María de Nigrán Center.

The event will also feature the celebration of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards gala. At 8:00 p.m., the village of Monte Real will host a new edition of the prestigious awards, where the best athletes and teams of the season will meet. The gala will be attended by José María Fonseca Moretón, president of Terras Gauda; José Luis Álvarez, president of the Baionese club; Naval Captain Pedro Cardona, Commander Director of the Naval School; Walter Álvarez, territorial director of ABANCA; Gorka Gómez, Deputy for Sports; Marta Fernández-Tapias, delegate of the Xunta in Vigo; and Carlos Gómez, mayor of Baiona.

The 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy is being held under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Escuela Naval Militar and thanks to the sponsorship of ABANCA, the Xunta de Galicia through Xacobeo, Terras Gauda and Gestilar. The competition also has the collaboration of the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Baiona City Council; the Royal Spanish and Galician Sailing Federations; and the support of companies such as Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Aceites Abril, Zelnova Zeltia, Paradores, Vanguard Marine, Gadis, Foxy, Onda Cero, Musto, the Solitium group, HOLA, Tuypan, Coca Cola and Martin Miller’s Gin.


37th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Naval Military School
Baiona, 2-4 September 2022

ABANCA ORC 1 class

1. Xekmatt Hugo and João Prista Lisbon Naval Association
2. Magical · Julio Rodríguez · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo
3. April Oils Jorge and Luis Pérez Canal Real Club Náutico de Vigo

VOLVO AUTESA ORC 2-Class

1. Marias Manuel Maria Cunha Monte Real Yacht Club
2. Arroutado · José Manuel Pérez · Royal Nautical Club of Portosín
3. Yessito Rui Ramada Monte Real Yacht Club

Class OILS APRIL ORC 3

1. Sailway · Ramón Ojea · Maritime Club of Canido
2. Urbapaz · José Francisco Edreira · Cabanas Yacht Club
3. Milaneza Diogo Talone Atlantic Sailing Club

MARTIN MILLER ORC 4 class

1. Deep Blue 2.1 · Vicente Cid · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo
2. Alma do mar by Sadamar · José Manuel Enríquez · Cabanas Nautical Club
3. Unus · Luis García Trigo · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo

 

Baiona brings together the best crews in the 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy

 

· In Baiona, everything is ready for the celebration of an event that releases moorings this Friday under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Naval Military School.

· A storm from Greenland is approaching the peninsular northwest and the instability it announces could condition the competition tests

· If the competitive models of previous years are repeated, the opening day will already be one of the most exciting of the trophy with the crews giving their all on the water

Olympic sailor Nico Rodríguez and the president of Gestilar Javier García Valcarcel at the Ladies Cup boat draw – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Everything is ready in Galicia for the celebration of the 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy, which will cast off in Baiona under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Naval Military School.

With the weather pending from a storm coming from Greenland, a huge influx of boats that left the club’s pontoons without space and the presence of world and Spanish champions among the crews, this Friday the first tests of the competition will be held.

On the previous day, the closing of registrations left a majority of Galician, Portuguese and Cantabrian boats on the lists, and an Olympic sailor raffling the sailboats for the Ladies Cup.

A storm from Greenland will mark the weather and the tests

Although there are only a few hours left before the start of the competition, and by now the weather forecast is usually clear, no one from the regatta committee has yet dared to give an exact forecast of what is going to happen these three days of the Prince of Asturias Trophy .

A storm from Greenland is approaching the peninsular northwest and a period of instability is expected, although it is not known with certainty when it will reach Galicia. For now, from the organization they trust that the rain will give the sailors a break and the wind, which in principle looks like it will blow from the west, will remain above 9 or 10 knots, with peaks of up to 14.

If it remains boarded and the conditions are favorable, the fleet of the largest boats, grouped in the different ORC classes, will complete two windward-leeward runs, between buoys. Two upwind and two stern in each of the tests will serve to begin to measure forces and release the markers.

In the event that the wind does not pick up and there are difficulties in designing the course, the regatta committee has prepared up to ten different coastal routes, all along the Vigo estuary although with different obligatory passage points.

Intensity and emotion from minute zero

If the competitive models of previous years are repeated, the opening day will not only serve to take the pulse of the regatta fields and will already be one of the most exciting in the trophy. The crews usually arrive in Baiona with a lot of energy and try to demonstrate their power by putting all the meat on the grill from the first tests.

The starting signal will be, on the first day, the latest of the three days. The ORC fleet will hear it at three in the afternoon and half an hour later, at half past three, it will be the turn of the J80 and the girls of the Gestilar Ladies Cup.
Once the tests are over, the well-deserved rest of the fleet in the village located in the club’s gardens will complete the opening day on Friday.

Ahead, the Prince of Asturias Trophy will still have two more days to define the winners’ podiums.

A fleet with a Galician, Portuguese and Cantabrian accent

Galician, Portuguese and Cantabrian, will be, in this order, the accents that will be heard the most in a Prince of Asturias Trophy that, favored by the arrival of boats for the Spanish J80 Championship to be held in Baiona in just a few days, has brought together more than 80 sailboats.

“This year we have achieved a very good number of boats. There was a certain fear about the downward evolution that is being seen in many of the regattas that have been held in recent months in Galicia, but the truth is that the Prince never fails. People want to come to Baiona not only to compete, but also to enjoy with friends”, assures the sports director of Monte Real, Roy Alonso.

The figure of 70 boats that the club established as a participation limit to ensure the comfort of the crews in the club’s space, was finally exceeded and the organization looked for alternatives for the location of the boats. “We have requested the pontoon of the caravel Pinta and placed buoys so that all those who wanted to be here, yes or yes, could be” , says Roy Alonso, who appreciates the understanding of the owners and crew to be in the regatta despite the lack of space.

Among the participating boats, the first to open the competition, this Friday from three o’clock, will be the ORC grouped in the classes ABANCA ORC 1, Volvo Autesa ORC 2, Aceites Abril ORC 3 and Martin Miller ORC 4. Among them we will see, among others, the April Oils and the Magical de Vigo; to the Arroutado de Portosín; the Corsario de Vilagarcía, the Mirfak de Ferrol, the Lambaix de Cabanas, the Sailway de Canido, or the Orión de Baiona, among many others.

There is also a great presence of Portuguese boats, with 12 sailboats in competition and a large number of Portuguese crew members, such as the Yessito by Rui Ramada, the Marías by Manel Cunha, the Xekmatt by Hugo and Joao Prista, the Defender by Nuno Vasconcelos or the Farofino by Edgar Pimenta.

World and Spanish champions in the J80 fleet

With more than 30 registered units, the Solventis J80 class is the most numerous in the trophy and from which a greater spectacle is expected due to the quality of the crews. They will sail inside the bay of Baiona, they will compete in real time and they will compete, if the wind allows it, three double courses of the windward leeward type between buoys.

Among the participants we will see the Etnia Barcelona de Peru Múgica (RCM Santander), current champion of the Prince and defender of the title; the Andalusian GP Bullhound led by Per Roman, who in the last European event of the class was one step away from getting on the podium and who this time has the recent snipe world champion Alfredo González on board; the Spanish runner-up Biobizz, led by José Azqueta (RCM del Abra RSC), or the Cantabrian Solintal, of the former J80 world champion Ignacio Camino.

All of them will have to face each other with a very powerful local fleet, among which the boats of the Monte Real Club de Yates predominate and in which there are two crews that, due to their trajectory and victories in recent seasons, stand out above the rest. They are those of Okofen by Javier de la Gándara and El Alboroto by Juan Carlos Ameneiro.

The women’s 6×6 of the GESTILAR LADIES CUP

The J80 will share the regatta field and direct judging inside the bay of Baiona with the 36 sailors of the Gestilar Ladies Cup, which in its twenty-sixth edition reaffirms itself as the most traditional women’s sailing competition on the Spanish nautical scene.

The six crews competing this year come from Alicante, Mallorca, Baionao, Madrid, the Basque Country and Santander. Six teams of six sailors aboard six identical boats, the Figaro Beneteau that the Monte Real Club de Yates gives them for the competition.

This Thursday, on the previous day, the draw was made for them, and the Olympic sailor Nico Rodríguez, who is also sponsored by Gestilar in his race to the Paris Olympics together with Silvia Más in 470, participated as an innocent hand. mixed.

“The existence of the Gestilar Ladies Cup is one more push that we have to give to promote women’s sailing and equality in the world of sailing. Before, I already saw it like that and now, that I am part of a mixed couple with Silvia, well, much more. Women have great potential and the Ladies Cup is a golden opportunity to make them known so that in the future they can be part of larger or professional projects”Rodriguez assured.

Boat draw for the Gestilar Ladies Cup of the Prince of Asturias Trophy – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Great institutional and business support for the trophy

The 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy is being held under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Escuela Naval Militar and thanks to the sponsorship of ABANCA, the Xunta de Galicia through Xacobeo, Terras Gauda and Gestilar.
The competition also has the collaboration of the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Baiona City Council; the Royal Spanish and Galician Sailing Federations; and the support of companies such as Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Aceites Abril, Zelnova Zeltia, Paradores, Vanguard Marine, Gadis, Foxy, Onda Cero, Musto, the Solitium group, HOLA, Tuypan, Coca Cola and Martin Miller’s Gin.

More than 80 boats in the most massive Prince of Asturias Trophy

 

· The star sailing competition in Galicia celebrates its thirty-seventh edition from September 2 to 4 under the baton of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona and the Escuela Naval Militar

· Although the organization had limited the number of boats that could participate in the regatta to 70 in recent days, it was forced to increase the number due to the large influx of crews who requested to register

· Of the 8 classes in contention, the largest will be the J80, with more than 30 units from different parts of Spain that will take advantage of the competition to prepare for the National Championship that will be held in Baiona in the middle of the month

· The 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy, sponsored by ABANCA and the Xunta de Galicia through Xacobeo, will include the Gestilar Ladies Cup and the delivery of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards

Official presentation of the Prince of Asturias Trophy – Photo Antía Martínez

The star sailing competition in Galicia, the Prince of Asturias Trophy, returns one more year to the waters of the Rías Baixas under the baton of the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Naval Military School, which organize it hand in hand and in a uninterrupted since 1986.

Thirty-seven springs celebrates in this 2022 one of the most beloved appointments by the sailors of the peninsular northwest, which nobody wants to miss. This year, in fact, will be one of the most massive editions. Although the organization had limited the number of boats that could participate in the regatta to 70, in recent days it was forced to increase the number due to the large influx of crews who requested to register.

Finally, there will be more than 80 sailboats that will compete, from September 2 to 4, in the three days of scheduled regattas, which will have as scenarios the interior of the Bay of Baiona, different points of the Vigo estuary and the anchorage of the Islands Cies.

Of the 8 classes that will compete (ABANCA ORC 1, Volvo Autesa ORC 2, Aceites Abril ORC 3, Martin Miller ORC 4, Gadis ORC 5, Vanguard OPEN, Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup), that of the J80 will be the most numerous, with more than 30 units arriving from different parts of Spain. The fact is that the crews of these 8-metre sailboats have the perfect opportunity at the Príncipe de Asturias to finish their training for the National Championship to be held in mid-September in Baiona and to continue studying the peculiarities of the winds, waters and Galician tides for the 2023 World Cup.

After the official presentation of the event, this Tuesday at the Monte Real Club de Yates, the starting signal for the trophy will be given by the draw for the boats of the Gestilar Ladies Cup , the women’s competition included in the competition, which this year celebrates its twenty-sixth edition. The distribution will take place on Thursday afternoon at the Baionese club and there will be the patron saints of the participating crews, who this year arrive from Alicante, Mallorca, Madrid, the Basque Country and Santander. Along with the Baiona team, there will be a total of six, with six sailors aboard six identical boats.

Those of the Gestilar Ladies Cup will be one of the many trophies that come into play in the Prince of Asturias Trophy, in which the President of the Xunta Trophy will also be awarded (to the winner of the Regatta Infanta Elena de Coruña, the Mar de Finisterre de Portosín and the Prince of Asturias de Baiona); the Conde de Barcelona Trophy (for the best boat with a Portuguese crew in the competition); and the Juan Sebastián de Elcano Trophy (for the best female crew).

The awards ceremony for the competition will be held on Sunday, September 4 at half past six in the afternoon in the gardens of Monte Real, and the day before, on Saturday, September 3 at eight in the afternoon, that same location will host the gala of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards , which for 30 years have recognized the best athletes and teams on the Spanish nautical scene.

On this occasion, the winner of the prestigious Transat Jacques Vabre, the Cantabrian Pablo Santurde (Best Navigator); the world champions María Perelló and Marta Cardona (Best dinghy sailing team); the Teatro Soho Caixabank, put together by Javier Banderas from Malaga and six-time winner of the Copa del Rey (Best Boat); José María “Pichu” Torcida from Santander for his victories in the Spanish and European J70 Championships (Sailor of the Year); the initiative “We want to make history” led by Nuria Sánchez from Alicante (Best female project); and the nautical outreach program Tying Cabos (Mariano Aguado Communication Award).

Transoceanic, light, cruise, women’s, one-design sailing… and in the Príncipe de Asturias there will also be room for adapted sail, for which the Monte Real Club de Yates has been betting for years with courses and activities for people with physical, mental and sensory functional diversity, children with behavioral problems or women victims of sexist violence. A crew from ASEM Galicia, the Galician Association against Neuromuscular Diseases, will sail on the second and third days of competition alongside the Open class boats.

Authorities attending the presentation of the Prince of Asturias Trophy – Photo © Antía Martínez

And so, with 3 days of regattas in 3 different fields, more than 80 boats registered, 8 classes in contention, multiple trophies at stake, a specific women’s section, an inclusive boat, 6 national sailing awards, tastings, galas and fireworks , among many other things, the 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy is presented, which is being held once again this year under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Naval Military School and thanks to the sponsorship of ABANCA , the Xunta de Galicia through Xacobeo , Terras Gauda and Gestilar .

The competition also has the collaboration of the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Baiona City Council; the Royal Spanish and Galician Sailing Federations; and the support of companies such as Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Aceites Abril, Zelnova Zeltia, Paradores, Vanguard Marine, Gadis, Foxy, Onda Cero, Musto, the Solitium group, HOLA, Tuypan, Coca Cola and Martin Miller’s Gin.

OFFICIAL PRESENTATION DECLARATIONS

“For the 36 editions that have been held so far, the best boats have passed, with the best skippers and the most outstanding sailors… and this year will be no different. In this thirty-seventh edition we will have sailing in its purest form in an event that has always been, is, and will be, much more than sport. Tourism, economy, feminism, social inclusion, nature, gastronomy, equality, sustainability, fun, radio, television… An appointment, as you can see, essential” – José Luis Álvarez, president of the MRCYB

“Through the twinning with the MRCYB, this regatta allows us to get closer to civil society, to work and cooperate with you, and that has a very important value. My main goal is to train future naval officers, and I can’t think of a better way to start the academic year than by reconnecting with all those values that the world of sailing transmits, teamwork, the desire to excel and overcoming difficulties” Naval Captain Pedro Cardona, Commander Director of the Naval School

“It is a pride for us to collaborate one more year with the MRCYB. Thanks for another year to the entire organization, to those who make this event possible, and I congratulate you in advance because I am sure it will be a complete success. At ABANCA we have been supporting the world of sport for years, from top competition to grassroots schools, and we will continue to do so because we understand that values that our entity shares one hundred percent are transmitted” – Walter Álvarez, territorial director of ABANCA

“Giving the National Sailing Awards within the framework of a regatta as important as this one, and doing it hand in hand with the Naval School and this beloved club, is undoubtedly an honor for us and I hope we can continue to do so for many years” – José María Fonseca Moretón, president of Bodegas Terras Gauda

“This year the one-designs, between the Figaros that will compete for the Ladies Cup with six female crews, and the J80s with a very high participation of more than 30 boats, are going to be very protagonists. The J80, in addition to the large fleet that the club already has, will be completed this year with a large number of boats arriving in Galicia for the Spanish Championship that we will celebrate in 15 days” – Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, Commodore MRCYB

“Any event held at the MRCYB is a sure win, and that is thanks to the club’s president and the entire human team that surrounds him. Monte Real is a guarantee of success and proof of this is the collaboration and support that they always have in their events, both from public administrations and private entities, which make events of this type, with their consequent economic, social and sporting repercussions , they can continue to be celebrated” – Gorka Gómez, sports deputy of the Pontevedra Provincial Council

“The Ladies Cup has been a firm commitment to women’s sport for many years, when the competition began and the club showed a spectacular vision of the future. In this promotion and defense of women’s sport you will always find me and the Xunta de Galicia, to show that collaboration between administrations, sports entities and companies is a very beneficial model for society” – Marta Fernández-Tapias, territorial delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo

“Once again we come to Monte Real, a benchmark club in our country, to present the 37th edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy and the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards. I want to recognize not only the work that is done in this club, but how it is done. As I always say, the MRCYB is an added value for Baiona and a mirror in which to look at ourselves to learn about how things are done” – Carlos Gómez, Mayor of Bayonne

……………………… THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 ………………………

10:00 · Opening of the race office.
Registration of participants, delivery of documentation,
reviews, measurements and weighing

17:30 Gestilar Ladies Cup boat draw

……………………… FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 ………………………

10:00 – 14:00 Opening of the race office.
Registration of participants, delivery of documentation,
reviews, measurements and weighing

10:00 Family photo of the crews of the Gestilar Ladies Cup

12:00 Live radio program with Onda Cero in the club’s village

15:00 · ORC tests 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4

15:30 Tests J80 and LADIES CUP

18:00 Opening of the village

……………………… SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 ………………………

12:00 Start of tests for all classes

18:00 Opening of the village

20:00 TERRAS GAUDA NATIONAL SAILING AWARDS Gala

23:30 · Fireworks and start of the party

……………………… SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 ………………………

12:00 Start of tests for all classes

17:00 Opening of the village

6:30 p.m. Awards ceremony

 

NOTICE OF RACE 36th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

36th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY
ORC CRUISES J80 FIGAROS

PRESIDENT OF THE XUNTA TROPHY
COUNT OF BARCELONA TROPHY
25th GESTILAR LADIES CUP
J80 MONOTYPES

The 36th Prince of Asturias Trophy will be held in the waters of the bay of Baiona and the Vigo estuary on September 3, 4 and 5, 2021, under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Naval Regatta Commission of the Naval School Marine Military.

>> REGISTRATION: https://www.mrcyb.es/inscripcion-regata-principe-de-asturias-2021/

1/ RULES

1.1. The regatta will be governed by:

a) The regatta rules as defined in the World Sailing (WS) Racing Rules of Sailing (RRV).

b) Technical Cruise Regulations and their Annexes in force.

c) Regulation of measurement, habitability and equipment of the ORC and IMS rules.

d) Regulation of the ORC rating system.

and)[DP] J80 Class Monotype Regulations and their special adaptations of the J80 Galicia Fleet.

F)[DP] MRCYB Regulations for Monotype Figaro and Ladies Cup.

g) Special rules for offshore regattas (OSR) of WS, Category 4 (ORC) reduced, and the particular ones for J80 Galicia and Fígaros zone of the MRCYB.

h) In the rules that govern this regatta, the notification[NP] refers to the fact that an infraction of this rule will not be a reason for protests between boats (modifies RRS 60.1(a)).

i) Special rules of the RFGV and SDX (General Secretariat for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia) for COVID19 prevention. [NP] [DP] (Annex I to this AR).

j) In the rules that govern this regatta, the notification[SP] “standard penalty” the Race Committee, or by the Protest Committee may apply a penalty without a hearing (modifies rule 63.1 and A5 of the RRS). k) Between 9:00 p.m. each day and 8:00 a.m. the following day, part B of the International Regulations to prevent collisions at sea will apply, replacing Part 2 of the 2021 Sailing Regattas Regulations. – 2024.

1.2. The official language of the regatta will be Spanish.

2/ ELIGIBILITY

2.1 Participants must meet the eligibility conditions reflected in Regulation 19 of the WS and in the prescriptions of the RFEV.

2.2 Participants of nationality or with legal residence in Spain or who compete in boats attached to a Spanish club, must be in possession of the sports federation license for the year 2021. For foreign athletes who do not have a federative license or athlete medical insurance that insures them in case of an accident, they must prove that they have accident and illness insurance valid in Spain.

3/ ADVERTISING [NP][DP]

3.1 Participants may display advertising in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 20 of the WS.

3.2 In accordance with WS Regulation 20, participants may be required to display advertising on the forward 20% of the hull on each side of the boat and on the sides of the boom, as well as possible advertising pennants on the backstay of each boat. All this will be provided at the regatta office once your registration is confirmed. Modifications to the stickers provided by the Organizing Committee are not allowed. If it occurs, the Regatta Committee may decree the penalties it deems appropriate.

3.3 The Monte Real Club de Yates reserves the right to demand the elimination or substitution of any type of publicity, message or image displayed during the celebration of the event of the boats or the equipment of their crew members, which does not comply with the moral and ethical standards of general acceptance (Regulation 20 of the WS) or contravene the interests of the organizing club. This includes the celebration of the tests in the regatta field, in the club’s facilities or while it is available to the Regatta Committee.

* The owner or skipper of the boat with advertising will be asked to indicate or show the type of advertising that will be displayed during the regatta, for the approval of the Organizing Committee.

4/ PARTICIPATION

4.1 Participation in this Regatta is limited in ORC to cruisers with a single hull, with a length greater than 7.00 meters, with an ORC or ORC club certificate valid for 2021 and with a GPH of less than 780 s/mile, and must have a declaration complete set of sails, including your spinnaker or gennaker. Whoever does not have it declared, may participate, but will be penalized with 25% of the real time he does in the regatta; as well as the ORC called Open by the organization. Monotypes J80 and Monotypes Fígaro of the MRCYB (the female crews invited by the organization for the Ladies Cup trophy) will race in real time.

4.2 The skippers of the boats must be of legal age.
In case of taking a minor as a crew member, they must have the corresponding written authorization from the parents or guardians.
The responsibility of the minor during the regatta corresponds to the skipper of the boat where he is embarked.

4.3 The following groups and classes are established:

(*) In the OPEN CLASS, only those boats that due to their GPH are obliged to go in other classes, but that do not have a minimum competitive capacity, as well as vintage boats, especially slow designs, etc., may participate.

For those boats that due to their performance can compete in this class, but are more modern models or with materials and elements of high modulus, carbon, etc., the Organizing and Regatta Committee may classify it at its sole discretion in a class called OPEN EXTRA.

In any case, the Regatta Committee and Organizing Committee will have the power to include, at its discretion, in the OPEN and OPEN EXTRA Group the boats it deems appropriate.

4.4 The Organizing and Regatta Committee reserves the right to admit the inscriptions, as well as to group the boats in the corresponding class or group.

4.5 To form a class or group, a minimum of FIVE boats must register in it.

5/ REGISTRATION

5.1 In this edition and as a preventive measure due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by Covid19, the maximum number of participating boats will be 70.

Registrations will be formalized in two ways:

– ONLINE (recommended): through the form located on the MRCYB website
https://www.mrcyb.es/inscripcion-regata-principe-de-asturias-2021/

– TRADITIONAL: covering the form posted on the web in the regatta section and sending it by email.

Additionally, to formalize the registration, a photocopy of the valid measurement certificate 2021 and proof of payment of registration fees must be sent by email, before September 2 at 12:00 p.m. to:

Mount Royal Yacht Club
Parador Enclosure s/n
36300 Bayonne
phone + 34 986 385 000
regatas@mrcyb.com

Not admitting any registration made after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

5.1.1 The registration fees will be the following:

5.1.2 Payment of registration fees will be made in cash or by bank transfer to the name of Monte Real Club de Yates to the account:

ABANCA
BAIONA Branch
Account number: 2080-0559-23-3040003658
SWIFT: CAGLEMXXX IBAN: ES92

It will be necessary to present the receipt of the transaction, together with the registration form, including the name of the boat or sail number, at the club’s offices or by email to regatas@mrcyb.com.

5.2 Registration and confirmation of registration.

5.2.1 The owner or person in charge of each boat must register and personally sign the registration form at the Regatta Office before 8:00 p.m. on September 2, 2021 (ORC, J80 and Ladies Cup) or on September 3, 2021. September 2021 before 8:00 p.m. (ORC 4, 5 and Open). Entries of boats that have made requests to the RFEV for the issuance or modification of their rating certificate after 6:00 p.m. the day before the start of the first race will not be accepted (except for a justified cause approved by the regatta committee).

5.2.2 The registration is conditioned to the presentation before the appointed time of the following documents:

a) Valid measurement certificate.

b) ORC habitability certificate (if applicable).

c) Current insurance policy, which covers civil liability (damage to third parties and property) or extension of coverage of civil liability and damage to third parties up to a minimum amount of 330,556.66 euros.

d) In case of displaying advertising, corresponding federal authorization. e) Federation athlete license, federation certificate (MANDATORY to submit along with the registration form).

6/ SPORTS PROGRAM

6.1 The sports program of the event is as follows:

7/ NUMBER OF EVENTS AND ROUTE

7.1 The trophy consists of a maximum of:
– 6 tests for ORC 0-1-2-3-4 and Ladies Cup.
– 9 tests for J80.
– 2 tests for ORC 5, Open and Open Extra.
The trophy will be valid when at least one test is completed in the corresponding group.

7.2 The Sailing Instructions will detail the courses to be sailed.

8/ CLASSIFICATIONS

8.1 There will be a classification for each of the groups formed.

8.2 The classifications for the ORC groups or classes, specified in the Sailing Instructions.

8.3 J80 and Ladies Cup will qualify in real time.

9/ SCORE

Appendix A and the downward scoring system described in the RRS will apply.

10/ INSPECTION AND MEASUREMENT. [DP][SP]

10.1 Security and measurement controls may be carried out daily by the Technical Committee.

10.2 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.

10.3 In no class may the number of crew members on board be changed during the regatta.

10.4 Points 102.3 and 200.1.b of the ORC, minimum crew weight, will apply in this regatta.

11/ SAFETY [NP] [DP]

11.1 All boats must be equipped with a VHF radio with channels 16, 69, 71 and 72.

11.2 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.

12/ PRIZES

The full list of prizes will be displayed at the TOA during the regatta. As a minimum, prizes will be awarded to the best classified in each of the groups ORC, Open, J80 class, and the Ladies Cup Trophy to the winning female crew in the figaro class, the Conde de Barcelona Trophy to the best classified Portuguese crew in ORC according to the trophy rules

(*) The number of prizes for each class will depend on the number of registered in each of them.

(**) The Regulations of the different Trophies will also be available to the participants on the website of the Monte Real Club de Yates in its section on the Príncipe de Asturias regatta.

13/ IMAGE RIGHTS

The image rights of the event belong exclusively to the Monte Real Club de Yates.

During all the days of regatta and in the social events there will be photographic and television coverage.

14/ LOCAL MARINE REGULATIONS

Royal Decree 62/2008 establishes the conditions of maritime safety, navigation and human life at sea applicable to nautical-sports events.

Participants are warned, before the start of the tests, that the boats can only participate if they are legally dispatched to navigate the waters through which the test will take place, and if their skippers have sufficient qualifications for their government.

Participants must declare, adequately in advance of the start of the race, the insurance taken out, if applicable, including the risks covered and the limits of liability in accordance with the Notice of Race, being covered for participation in races nautical-sports.

15/ RESPONSIBILITY

All those who participate in this regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility.

Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4, DECISION TO RACE, of Part 1 of the RRS which states:

“It is the exclusive responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a test or continue in a regatta”

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BERTHS

The boats whose registration is accepted in this regatta will have a reserved and free mooring or anchoring place (mooring under the sole responsibility of the owner or skipper) during the celebration of the event, from August 30 to September 12.

See attached map, which indicates the area reserved for participants.

The Monte Real Club de Yates reserves the right to assign berths to the boats in strict order of registration, depending on their size and draft.

 

RESERVED AREA FOR THE DOCKING OF PARTICIPANTS

 

Contact the crew on VHF 71 before docking.

SOCIAL EVENTS AND AWARDS DELIVERY

The award ceremony for the 36th PRÍNCIPE DE ASTURIAS TROPHY will take place at the club’s facilities on September 5, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Any other social event scheduled during the days of the tests will be published on the Official Notice Board (TOA) and on the club’s website in the regatta section.

All ceremonies will be subject to the COVID regulations that mark us during the celebration of the Prince of Asturias.

 

ANNEX I

COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR THE REGATTA [NP] [DP]

A : MEASURES COMMON TO THE WHOLE ACTIVITY:

 

A1) Interpersonal separation of 1.5m and/or the use of physical protection measures are established as fundamental measures, as established by the regulations, in addition to constant hand washing.

A2) Before attending the activity, participants must undergo a SELF-TEST to confirm symptoms. Do I have a fever, cough or shortness of breath?

A3) All participants must bring their own mask and their own hydroalcoholic gel for all activities.

A4) All participants who have any symptoms of COVID19 or have been in contact with someone infected, will not be able to access the facilities or carry out activities. In addition, they must immediately notify the technical manager of the facility or competition.

A5) It will be mandatory to wash hands at all entrances to the facilities with hydroalcoholic gel or soap, for at least 40 seconds and constantly, before and after each activity that is carried out.

A6) It will not be allowed to share food or drinks between participants, users and/or staff.

A7) All coaches and assistance personnel in water must carry an FFP2 mask and their own bottle of hydroalcoholic gel.

A8) The use of changing rooms is not recommended and they will be used only when necessary. Personal items will not be allowed in the changing rooms. Showers may not be used.

A9) The use of a mask will be mandatory at all times.

A10) In navigation situations in which the safety distance cannot be maintained, a mask will be used whenever conditions allow it and its use is not incompatible with the activity. In case of harsh sea, wind and/or rain conditions, the rain suit will be used to cover the nose and mouth. In addition, before sailing, special attention should be paid to the rest of the measures to minimize the risk of contagion:
– Take temperature prior to activity.
– Frequent hand washing.
– Do not exchange positions on the boats during the same day of activity.
– Disinfection of shared material.

 

B : OWN MEASURES FOR CRUISE SHIPS AND MONOTYPES ADDED TO THE COMMON MEASURES:

 

B1) Use of masks and safety distance of 1.5 m. during the actions of lowering and raising boats.

B2) Keep the crews in their own boat whenever they are on the jetty.

B3) Maintain a constant safety distance of 1.5m interpersonally when circulating or being on the slipway and pontoon.

B4) Use of a mask during transits through the pontoon.

B5) Use of a mask in all interior areas of the club.

B6) Hand washing with hydroalcoholic gel in all accesses.

B7) Carry hydrogel on board for constant hand washing of the crew.

B8) Daily disinfection of the ship.

B9) Obligation to use a bottle of water for each crew member. Do not share bottle

B10) Obligation for each athlete to carry their own supplies on board. Do not share food.

B11) Carry a minimum of 5 masks on board to be able to replace those that are damaged.

PROTOCOL:

http://www.fgvela.es/media/documentos/PROTOCOLO_FISICOVID-DXTGALEGO.pdf

PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT TABLES:

http://www.fgvela.es/media/documentos/ANEXO_II_-_TABLAS_FISICOVID_RFGVELA.pdf

 

RESPONSIBLE DECLARATION TO BE ADDED TO THE REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM FOR THIS RACE – MANDATORY ACCORDING TO THE COVID 19 PROTOCOL RULE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN THE EVENT

 

Mr / Ms ………………………………………. ……………………… with DNI / NIE number …………………………. ………
Skipper / Owner of the Boat ……………………………………………… with Sail number: ………………………………

To participate in the 36th PRINCIPE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona and held in the Vigo estuary and Baiona Bay from September 3 to 5, 2021,

I REQUEST to be able to participate in the indicated Regatta, for which, I have read in detail the information provided by the organization itself and I accept the conditions of participation and express our commitment to the personal hygiene and prevention measures of the protocol of the organization and the RFGV .

AND DECLARES that:

● Both he and the crew members of his boat who appear on the registration form know the protocol for returning to the sporting activity of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation and their commitment exhaustively.
● All of them will access the facilities with the recommended protection measures and will use them whenever the sport allows it, complying with the rules of use of the facilities established in the protocol for each of the spaces.
● Despite the existence of a return to activity protocol, I am aware of the risks involved in playing sports indoors in the current pandemic situation.
● Likewise, I declare that IN THE LAST 15 DAYS WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY OF THE CREW:
o Suffered from any symptoms of Covid:
▪ Fever.
▪ Tiredness.
▪ Dry cough.
▪ Difficulty breathing.
Nor have we been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
● We will immediately notify the Management of the Organizing Entity if any of the above circumstances occurs or is positive for Covid-19, so that the appropriate measures can be taken.
The signature certifies compliance with and acceptance of the rules of the protocol established by the Royal Galician Sailing Federation and the Organizing Club.

In ……………………….., on ……… of ………………………. from 2021

Signed:

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER 32nd PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

A few days ago we said goodbye to the thirty-second edition of one of our most beloved competitions, the Prince of Asturias Trophy. We did it with great sadness, because we will have to wait another year to enjoy it again; but also with joy, because it has been a success and everything has turned out as we expected.

In this first “post-Príncipe” newsletter we are going to make a brief summary of what has happened these days, both in the Prince of Asturias Trophy and in the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards. And we also want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has made this great sailing festival possible.

It has been, without a doubt, a great edition, and we hope that all of you have enjoyed it.

>>> SPECIAL NEWSLETTER 32nd PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

>>> FINAL SUMMARY VIDEO (15′)

Arrival of King Juan Carlos at Monte Real to participate in the final day of the Prince of Asturias Trophy

King Juan Carlos arrived this morning at the Monte Real Club de Yates to participate in the final day of the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy.

The emeritus monarch, who arrived accompanied by Pedro Campos, was received by the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, and the commanding director of the Naval Military School, José María Núñez Torrente.

 

 

The 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy concludes in Baiona

· King Juan Carlos presided this afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates at the awards ceremony for the winners after the last day of tests

· In the ORC competition, Pairo 8, Sum Innovation, Maracaná, Con Caalma and Jandrocho Team prevailed, and Blue Moon won in classics

· The Okofen and the Hello! placed on top of the Solventis J80 class podium and HELLO! Ladies Cup, and the Capriche won gold in the 6m classic class

The AXA Seguros boat manned by students from the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities received a special mention

Baiona, September 3, 2017.- This afternoon the thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Escuela Naval Militar, and held over the last three days, concluded in Baiona.

With more than 80 boats in the running, the competition, one of the most prestigious on the Spanish nautical scene, managed to put on a show in the Rías Baixas despite the lack of wind that was the protagonist of the last two days and forced the suspension of some of the planned tests.

In the competition of the big boats, in which the very tight classification of the previous day announced a very exciting dispute, not even a test could be held. The wind appeared and disappeared, rolled continuously and could not stabilize at any time. Shortly before the deadline set for the end of the starts, the regatta committee decided to raise annulment, so the provisional podiums became definitive.

In the Óptica Studio ORC 1 class , the crew of the Pairo 8 , from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, led by the Olympian Jordi Xammar, was the winner of the trophy. He took the win beating José Carlos Prista ‘s Xekmatt, from the Lisbon Naval Association; and the April of Jorge and Luis Pérez Canal, of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, who were second and third respectively.

In the Aceites Abril ORC 2 class , the Prince’s grand prize went to Sanxenxo at the hands of Willy Alonso, who placed the Sum Innovation at the top of the classification. Delmar Conde’s Porto de Aveiro , from the Boca de Barra Yacht Club; and the Atlantic MBA of Rui Ramada, from Monte Real, completed the podium.

The Vigo and Baiona clubs took home the prizes for the Gadis ORC 3 class . For the nautical man from Vigo, the first went, in which Luis Suárez’s Maracaná engraved his name; and in Monte Real the second and third were left, by Luis Manuel García’s Unus and Jean Claude Sarrade’s Fend la Bise .

Luckier than ORC’s 1, 2 and 3 was the fleet of the Volvo Autesa ORC 4 and Martin Miller ORC Open classes, because although they took a long time to start, they were able to take advantage of a breeze to compete in a 7-mile coastal course on this last day.

Francisco Javier Rey’s Con Caalma , from the Monte Real Yacht Club; and Ay Carmela of Juan Martínez Pazó, from the Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas, won the Volvo Autesa ORC 4 class.

In the Martin Miller ORC Open class , the Jandrocho Team led by Roberto Reboredo, from San Adrián de Cobres, beat Bombastic led by César Fernández Casqueiro, from Monte Real; and the Villain of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, skippered by Luis Bodelón.

The podium of the Storax Clásicos class was made up as follows: Luis Molina’s Blue Moon (RCN Coruña) was the winner, and Carlos Romero’s Pingüino Uno (CM Canido) and José Manuel Cores’s Belisa (AGABACE) were second and third.

In the 6 meters dispute, the results were defined by the test held on Saturday, because although the fleet went out into the water and was able to start a task, the lack of wind forced the regatta to be suspended after the first stern.

In the competition of 6 meters classic the victory was taken by Capriche by Íñigo Echenique, from the Canido Maritime Club; and in the 6 meters he won the Maybe by Luis Martín Cabiedes, from the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, who also won the trophy of the 6m pool combined classification . El Bribón Movistar del Rey Juan Carlos, in which he sailed accompanied by Pedro Campos, came second.

In the Solventis J80 class , Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen , from Monte Real, started as the favorite and did not disappoint. He was the winner of this thirty-second edition of the Príncipe and also took home the Mary Woodward Special Award for the best J80 boat of the season. Among the rest of the fleet there were two other outstanding ships, the Marina Coruña – Coast by Pablo Martínez (RCN Coruña) and the Miudo de Francisca Barros (MRCYB), who in addition to acting as strong rivals of De la Gándara on the water, won the second and third prizes of the trophy.

King Juan Carlos was in charge of presenting the award to the winning crew of the HELLO! Ladies Cup, the exclusively female competition held within the framework of the Prince of Asturias Trophy and which brings together 36 of the best patron saints in Spain. The boat Hello! , from the BB Douro club, skippered by Marta Ramada climbed to the top of the podium, leaving the second position for the Monte Real Hello Fashion Monthly , skippered by Rosalía Martínez and with a crew of students from the organizing club’s Sailing School .

In the distribution of prizes, which was chaired by the King Emeritus, an honorable mention was also given to the ship AXA Seguros , crewed by students from the Juan María de Nigrán Center for people with intellectual disabilities. They are a group of boys who attend, throughout the year, the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School and who participated, for the third consecutive year, in the Prince of Asturias Trophy. The initiative has the support of the Ministry of Social Policy.

In addition, the Conde de Barcelona Don Juan de Borbón Prize was awarded to the best boat with a Portuguese crew , which was won by the Porto de Aveiro of the Club Náutico Boca de Barra, skippered by Delmar Conde.

FINAL CLASSIFICATION

32nd PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

Sunday, September 3, 2017

OPTICAL CLASS STUDIO ORC 1

  1. PAIRO 8 JORDI XAMMAR RCN VIGO
  2. XEKMATT · JOSE CARLOS PRISTA · A.NAVAL LISBOA
  3. APRIL JORGE AND LUIS PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO

CLASS OILS APRIL ORC 2

  1. SUM INNOVATION WILLY ALONSO RCN SANXENXO
  2. PORTO DE AVEIRO · DELMAR CONDE · BOCA DE BARRA CN
  3. ATLANTIC MBA RUI RAMADA MRCYB

GADIS ORC 3 CLASS

  1. MARACANA I · LUIS SUAREZ · RCN VIGO
  2. UNUS LUIS MANUEL GARCIA MRCYB
  3. FEND LA BISE · JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE · MRCYB

VOLVO AUTESA ORC CLASS 4

  1. WITH CAALMA · FCO JAVIER REY · MRCYB
  2. AY CARMELA · JUAN MARTINEZ PAZÓ · LM BOUZAS

MARTIN MILLER ORC OPEN CLASS

  1. JANDROCHO TEAM ROBERTO REBOREDO SAN ADRIAN DE COBRE
  2. BOMBASTIC · CÉSAR FERNANDEZ CASQUEIRO · MRCYB
  3. VILLAIN LUIS BODELON RCN CORUÑA

CLASS STORAX CLASSICS

  1. BLUE MOON LUIS MOLINA RCN CORUÑA
  2. PENGUIN ONE CARLOS ROMERO CM CANIDO
  3. BELISA · JOSÉ MANUEL CORES · AGABACE

CLASS 6M

  1. MAYBE · LUIS MARTÍN CABIEDES · RCN SANXENXO
  2. MOVISTAR MOVISTAR SMD JUAN CARLOS RCN SANXENXO

6M CLASSIC CLASS

  1. CAPRICE IÑIGO ECHENIQUE CM CANIDO
  2. ALIBABA II · MIGUEL LAGO · ROYAL THAMES YACHT CLUB
  3. AIDA FRANCISCO BOTAS RCN CORUÑA

CLASS 6M COMBINED

  1. MAYBE · LUIS MARTÍN CABIEDES · RCN SANXENXO

SOLVENTIS J80 CLASS

  1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
  2. MIUDO FRANCISCA BARROS MRCYB
  3. MARINA CORUÑA – COAST PABLO MARTÍNEZ RCN CORUÑA

HELLO! LADIES CUP

  1. HELLO! · MARTA RAMADA · BB DOURO
  2. HELLO FASHION MONTHLY · ROSALÍA MARTINEZ · MRCYB

>>>> IMAGE GALLERY 32nd PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

>>> VIDEO FIRST DAY

>>> VIDEO SECOND DAY

>>> FINAL DAY VIDEO

>>> FINAL SUMMARY VIDEO (15′)

King Juan Carlos arrives at the Monte Real Yacht Club to participate in the Prince of Asturias Trophy

Baiona, September 2, 2017.- His Majesty King Juan Carlos arrived in Baiona this morning to participate as a sailor in the thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, which is being held until Sunday in the Rías Baixas under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Military Naval School . The emeritus monarch arrived at the Baiona club after eleven o’clock in the morning accompanied by his friend and racing partner, Pedro Campo, and was received by the president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez, and the commander-in-chief of the Military Naval School, José Maria Nunez Torrente.

After holding a preparatory meeting with his team, Don Juan Carlos, he will go out on the water to compete in the first tests of the trophy starting at one. He will sail aboard the Bribón Movistar, an international 6-meter class sailboat, in its modern division, assembled by businessman José Álvarez, built in Galicia and launched in Sanxenxo last May. In addition to Pedro Campos, the crew is completed by Alberto Viejo, Alejandro Abascal and Roi Álvarez.

The 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy receives King Juan Carlos on the second day of competition

· The crew of the Bribón Movistar led by the emeritus monarch in the 6m class placed second in the 6m combined general

The very scarce and shifting wind made it difficult for sailboats to navigate both inside the Bay of Baiona and at the anchorage of the Cíes Islands.

· The changes produced in the classifications and the approach of positions in the general augur an exciting final day tomorrow, Sunday

· The 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy includes tonight the celebration in Baiona of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards gala

Baiona, September 2, 2017.- The thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Naval Military School of Marín, welcomed King Juan Carlos this Saturday, who traveled to Baiona to participate in the competition aboard the Bribón Movistar.

The emeritus monarch arrived at the Galician fishing village after eleven o’clock in the morning and, after being received by the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, and the commanding director of the Marín Military Naval School, José María Núñez Torrente; and hold a preparatory meeting with his team, he went out on the water to compete among the 6-meter fleet.

The regatta committee planned for them to hold two tests which, despite the light wind of just 6 knots, could be completed without too many problems. The sailboats sailed inside the bay and the public of the nearby promenades and sandbanks could enjoy the competition of these boats of great beauty. Iñigo Echenique’s Capriche won the 6m classics, beating Miguel Lago’s Alibabá II and Francisco Botas’s Aida, second and third respectively. In the 6m dispute, Luis Martín Cabiedes’ Maybe won, and Don Juan Carlos’s Bribón Movistar came second. These last two boats lead the combined general classification of 6m classic and modern.

In the Óptica Studio ORC 1 class, the Pairo 8 of the nautical company from Vigo, led by the Olympian Jordi Xammar, was today at the head of the general classification, which is extremely close, with three boats in the positions of honor tied at 5 points. Behind the Pairo are the Xekmatt of Jose Carlos Prista and the April of the brothers Jorge and Luis Pérez Canal.

In the Aceites Abril ORC 2 class, Willy Alonso’s Sum Innovation continues to lead ahead of Delmar Conde’s Porto de Aveiro and Rui Ramada’s Atlantic MBA.

The Maracaná I of Luis Suarez, of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, won today and continues to be the leader in the Gadis ORC 3 class. Second and third place in this classification go to Unus by Luis Manuel García and Fend la Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade.

In the Volvo Autesa ORC 4 class, the provisional podium is made up of three boats from Monte Real, Con Caalma, owned by Francisco Javier Rey; the Margem do Azul III by Andres Gomez and the Abal Abogados Lagar Pintos by Mariano Dios.

Roberto Reboredo’s Jandrocho Team, César Fernández Casqueiro’s Bombastic and Luis Bodelón’s Villano lead the standings for the Martin Miller ORC Open. And in the Storax Clásicos, the provisional gold, silver and bronze go to Blue Moon from Coruña, Pingüino Uno from Canido and Belisa from Agabace.

In the Solventis J80 class, which could only contest one test today and with many difficulties, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, from Monte Real Club de Yates, continues to lead. The Marina Coruña – Costa, owned by Pablo Martinez, placed the yacht from Coruña in second provisional position, and very close to him, separated by just two points, the Miudo del Monte Real, skippered by the Portuguese Francisca Barros, closes the provisional podium.

Portuguese accent also at the top of the ranking of the HELLO! Ladies Cup, led by Marta Ramada aboard the HELLO!. With 4 points, she is separated from the second and third classified, the girls from Hello Fashion Monthly from Monte Real and Hola.com from San Carles de la Rápita, who have 8 and 11 respectively.

Tomorrow, Sunday: third and last day and award ceremony for the winners

The 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy ends tomorrow, Sunday, with the third and last day of tests, in which the entire fleet will once again be in contention, with an identical program to today’s day. There will be poles for the largest boats in the Cíes anchorage and for the monotypes in the interior of the bay, where the 6 meters will also compete. The rest of the boats will take part in coastal routes through different points of the Rías Baixas.

If the weather permits, the race committee will give the start for everyone at twelve noon, with the aim that the tests can be completely finished around five. At six o’clock, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, which will be presided over by King Juan Carlos and will be attended by numerous authorities.

In addition to the competition prizes, the Conde de Barcelona Trophy will be awarded to the best Portuguese ship, the Mary Woodward special prize to the best ship in the Solventis J80 class, the prize for the 5th Atlantic Cruise Circuit, and the President of the Xunta Trophy, of which the Prince of Asturias Trophy is the second and penultimate test.

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32nd PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER THE SECOND DAY OF RACES

Saturday, September 2, 2017

OPTICAL CLASS STUDIO ORC 1

  1. PAIRO 8 JORDI XAMMAR RCN VIGO
  2. XEKMATT · JOSE CARLOS PRISTA · A.NAVAL LISBOA
  3. APRIL JORGE AND LUIS PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO

CLASS OILS APRIL ORC 2

  1. SUM INNOVATION WILLY ALONSO RCN SANXENXO
  2. PORTO DE AVEIRO · DELMAR CONDE · BOCA DE BARRA CN
  3. ATLANTIC MBA RUI RAMADA MRCYB

GADIS ORC 3 CLASS

  1. MARACANA I · LUIS SUAREZ · RCN VIGO
  2. UNUS · LUIS MANUEL GARCIA · RCN VIGO
  3. FEND LA BISE · JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE · MRCYB

VOLVO AUTESA ORC CLASS 4

  1. WITH CAALMA · FCO JAVIER REY · MRCYB
  2. MARGEM DO AZUL III ANDRES GÓMEZ MRCYB
  3. ABAL LAWYERS LAGAR PINTOS · MARIANO DIOS · MRCYB

MARTIN MILLER ORC OPEN CLASS

  1. JANDROCHO TEAM ROBERTO REBOREDO SAN ADRIAN DE COBRE
  2. BOMBASTIC · CÉSAR FERNANDEZ CASQUEIRO · MRCYB
  3. VILLAIN LUIS BODELON RCN CORUÑA

CLASS STORAX CLASSICS

  1. BLUE MOON LUIS MOLINA RCN CORUÑA
  2. PENGUIN ONE CARLOS ROMERO CM CANIDO
  3. BELISA · JOSÉ MANUEL CORES · AGABACE

CLASS 6M

  1. MAYBE LUIS MARTIN CABIEDES
  2. MOVISTAR MOVISTAR SMD JUAN CARLOS RCN SANXENXO

6M CLASSIC CLASS

  1. CAPRICHE · IÑIGO ECHENIQUE · CM CANIDO
  2. ALIBABA II · MIGUEL LAGO · ROYAL THAMES YACHT CLUB
  3. AIDA FRANCISCO BOTAS RCN CORUÑA

CLASS 6M COMBINED

  1. MAYBE · LUIS MARTÍN CABIEDES · RCN SANXENXO
  2. MOVISTAR MOVISTAR SMD JUAN CARLOS RCN SANXENXO
  3. CAPRICHE · IÑIGO ECHENIQUE · CM CANIDO

SOLVENTIS J80 CLASS

  1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
  2. MARINA CORUÑA – COAST PABLO MARTÍNEZ RCN CORUÑA
  3. MIUDO FRANCISCA BARROS MRCYB

HELLO! LADIES CUP

  1. HELLO! · MARTA RAMADA · BB DOURO
  2. HELLO FASHION MONTHLY · ROSALÍA MARTINEZ · MRCYB
  3. HOLA.COM · MAGDALENA CZERNIK · SAN CARLES DE LA RAPITA

>>> VIDEO SECOND MATCH 32nd PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

 

 

The wind joins the sailboats on the first day of the Prince of Asturias Trophy

· The good weather of the Rías Baixas favored the sailing of the boats in the race that haggled with the sun and good wind giving a great show

· In the Optica Studio ORC 1 class the winner was the Mirfak of the Navy, in Aceites Abril ORC 2 the Sum Innovation of Sanxenxo prevailed and in the Gadis ORC 3 class the Maracana I of Vigo was the leader

· The fleet of the Solventis J80 class competed for three batons in the Bay of Baiona, which left a provisional podium led by Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen

· The sailors from the ¡HOLA! Ladies Cup taking the victory of the first day the team HELLO! led by Marta Ramada

· The 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy continues tomorrow Saturday with the second day of tests and the delivery of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards

Baiona, September 1, 2017.- The good weather of the Rías Baixas favored this Friday the sailing of the boats in contention on the first day of the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy, which is being held until Sunday in Baiona with the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Military Naval School as hosts .

With a northerly component wind that blew throughout the day with very good intensity, the crews were able to enjoy the maneuvers and this was noticeable on the water. An exciting coastal for the big boats and some hotly contested poles for the monotypes made lovers of good sailing enjoy themselves.

The exits of the classes in liza took place on time at the scheduled times. The ORCs left consecutively starting at three in the afternoon, and half an hour later the first honk of the monotypes was heard. While the former completed a roundtrip coastal route between the Bay of Baiona and Subrido, in the area of Cabo Home; the latter stayed inside the bay, competing in two windward/leeward tests.

In the Óptica Studio ORC 1 class, the first boat to complete the slightly more than 17-mile course was the Solventis. He finished the stage in two hours and eleven minutes but the time compensation made him fall to sixth position. In first place in the classification was placed the Mirfak of the Naval Regatta Commission of the Navy, skippered by Diego López; who left the second and third position of the provisional podium to April of the Pérez Canal brothers, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo; and the Xekmatt, of the Lisbon Naval Association, with José Carlos Prista at the controls.

In the Aceites Abril ORC 2 class, victory went to Sum Innovation from Sanxenxo, skippered by Guillermo Alonso. They are followed in the classification by the Cachete of the Club Náutico de Sada, led by Fran Edreira; and the Atlantic MBA of Rui Ramada, from the Monte Real Club de Yates.

The Maracaná I of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, with Luis Suárez leading the crew, was the winner in the Gadis ORC 3 class. The Fend la Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade, from the Monte Real Club de Yates; and the Unus of Luis Manuel García, of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, hold the provisional silver and bronze.

In the Solventis J80 class, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, from Monte Real, who started as favourite, came first in the standings, followed by Marina Coruña skippered by Pablo Martínez. The Miudo of the Portuguese Francisca Barros is third.

And in the HELLO! Ladies Cup, the victory of the day went to the Portuguese crew of the BBDouro, who sailed on the boat HELLO! under the guidance of Marta Ramada. The HELLO! Cristina García, from the Alicante Costa Blanca Nautical Club, came second and the third position went to the Hello Fashion Monthly from the Monte Real Yacht Club, skippered by Rosalía Martínez.

Tomorrow Saturday: second day and Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards

After the first day held this afternoon in Baiona, the thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy continues tomorrow, Saturday, with the entire fleet already in the water. The great boats and one designs that competed today will be joined by sailboats from the Volvo Autesa ORC 4, Storax Classics and Martin Miller ORC Open classes. In this last category, the inclusive boat of the AXA Foundation will sail, crewed by students from the Juan María de Nigrán Center for people with intellectual disabilities who attend the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School throughout the year.

The sailboats of the 6-meter class, the category in which the King Don Juan Carlos competes, will also haggle tomorrow Saturday. The emeritus monarch plans to arrive in Baiona at eleven in the morning to hold a preparatory meeting with his crew before going out on the water. Upon his arrival at the Monte Real Yacht Club, Don Juan Carlos will be received by the president of the Baiona club, José Luis Álvarez, and the commanding director of the Naval Military School, José María Núñez Torrente.

In addition to the planned activity on the water, with regattas from noon to afternoon at various points in the Rías Baixas, the Prince of Asturias Trophy also hosts tomorrow the presentation of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards. The gala will begin at eight in the evening and at the end, there will be a party that will include dinner, music and fireworks.

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32nd PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY

CLASSIFICATION AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF RACES

Friday, September 1, 2017

OPTICAL CLASS STUDIO ORC 1

  1. MIRFAK DIEGO LOPEZ CNR ARMED
  2. APRIL JORGE AND LUIS PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO
  3. XEKMATT JOSE CARLOS PRISTA LISBOA NAVAL AREA

CLASS OILS APRIL ORC 2

  1. SUM INNOVATION WILLY ALONSO RCN SANXENXO
  2. CACHETE · FRAN EDREIRA · CN SADA
  3. ATLANTIC MBA RUI RAMADA MRCYB

GADIS ORC 3 CLASS

  1. MARACANA I · LUIS SUAREZ · RCN VIGO
  2. FEND LA BISE · JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE · MRCYB
  3. UNUS · LUIS MANUEL GARCIA · RCN VIGO

SOLVENTIS J80 CLASS

  1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
  2. MARINA CORUÑA · PABLO MARTÍNEZ · RCN CORUÑA
  3. MIUDO FRANCISCA BARROS MRCYB

HELLO! LADIES CUP

  1. HELLO! · MARTA RAMADA · BB DOURO
  2. HELLO! · CRISTINA GARCIA · CN ALICANTE COSTA BLANCA
  3. HELLO FASHION MONTHLY · ROSALÍA MARTINEZ · MRCYB

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The regatta HELLO! Ladies Cup opens this Friday the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy

· The women’s competition in which some of the best sailors on the peninsula participate will be held starting tomorrow, Friday, in the bay of Baiona

They will share the regatta field with the Solventis J80 class one-designs for which the regatta committee has several batons prepared

· On the first day of competition we will also see on the water the sailboats of the Óptica Studio ORC 1, Aceites Abril ORC 2 and Gadis ORC 3 classes.

· The thirty-second edition of the trophy organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Escuela Naval Militar de Marín will have more than 80 boats in contention

Baiona, August 31, 2017.- This Friday begins in the Rías Baixas the thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy which, under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Military Naval School of Marín, will bring together more than 80 boats in contention during the three days that the event lasts .

Among the first crews to hit the water are the sailors from the ¡HOLA! Ladies Cup, an exclusively female competition in which some of the best patron saints of the peninsula will compete for the podium.

Under equal conditions, with 6 identical boats and the same number of people on board, they will fight for victory in a regatta field located inside the bay of Baiona, in which the regatta committee designed several windward courses for them leeward.

Aboard the HELLO! The girls from the Alicante Costa Blanca Yacht Club will sail, skippered by Cristina García. At HOLA MADE IN USA, one of the teams from the Madrilenian Sailing Federation, led by the several-time Ladies Cup champion, Amparo Mollá, will come out to haggle. Also competing from Madrid, aboard HOLA FASHION, will be the team led by Teresa Martínez; and Marta Ramada’s girls have already arrived in Baiona from Portugal, who will try to win aboard the ¡HELLO!.

Through the Club Náutico de Sant Carles de la Rápita, and under the name of HOLA.COM, the crew headed by Magdalena Czernik will sail; and the Monte Real Club de Yates, organizer of the trophy, will also be represented in this competition, with a crew led by Rosalía Martínez and made up of the club’s deputy commodore, Genoveva Pereiro, and a group of students from the Sailing School. They will sail aboard the HELLO FASHION MONTHLY.

The tests of the HELLO! The Ladies Cup will start tomorrow, Friday, at 3:30 in the afternoon inside the Bay of Baiona, where the Solventis J80 class boats will also compete. Among the fleet of these one-designs we will see one of the favorites to win the trophy, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, who will in all probability give a lot of trouble to Pablo Martínez’s Marina Coruña. El Cansino by Fernando Yáñez, Luna Nueva by Juan Luis Tuero, Marías Casas do Telhado by José Valentín Cunha, Namasté by Luis de Mira or Virazón with Martín Wizner at the cane will be other jacks that will fight to win the winner cup.

On the opening day of this Prince of Asturias Trophy, the largest boats will also sail, from the Óptica Studio ORC 1, Aceites Abril ORC 2 and Gadis ORC 3 classes. For them there will be no poles but a coastal one, which will start from the Bay of Baiona and enter the Vigo estuary.

The Aceites Abril of the Pérez Canal brothers, the Pairo 8 skippered by the Olympian Jordi Xammar, the Xekmatt of the Portuguese José Carlos Prista or the Salseiro of Manuel Blanco are some of the boats that will compete in the Óptica Studio ORC 1 class, together with the Solventis, the Arroutado or the Siradella, among others.

In the Aceites Abril ORC 2 class, Pedro Campos’ SUM Innovation, recent winner of the SAR Infanta Elena regatta, is one of the loudest names to get on the podium. The Bosch Service Solution of Ramón Ojea, the Starfighter of Julio Rodríguez or the Porto Caro II of Carlos Morgado, other of the boats that will compete in the same class, will try to prevent it.

In the Gadis ORC class we will see, among others, the Fend la Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade, the Camping Ría de Arosa by José Manuel Pombar, the Bunda by the Solorzano brothers or the villain by Luis Bodelón.

In addition to the tests in the water, the first day of the Prince of Asturias Trophy will include the live broadcast, from the club, of a special radio program on Onda Cero, starting at noon.

Inclusive sailing in the Prince of Asturias Trophy by AXA Seguros

· A boat manned by students from the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club will participate in the competition under equal conditions

· The objective of this initiative is to continue with the work that the Baionese club carries out throughout the year to promote social inclusion

· The adapted boat is sponsored by AXA Seguros and has the collaboration of the Ministry of Social Policy of the Xunta de Galicia

Baiona, August 30, 2017.- A boat manned by students from the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club will once again participate in the Prince of Asturias Trophy, which is held in the Rías Baixas on September 1, 2 and 3.

This is the third consecutive year that Monte Real promotes an initiative whose main objective is to continue with the inclusion work that the club carries out throughout the year through its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities.

On this occasion, the boat will be crewed by students from the Juan María de Nigrán Center for people with intellectual disabilities, will race in the Martin Miller ORC Open class and will be sponsored by AXA Seguros.

“Disability is one of the pillars of AXA’s diversity policy, which is why being part of a trophy of this level with a 100% inclusive boat is a source of pride and satisfaction for us,” says Josep Alfonso, director of the AXA Foundation.

The adapted boat AXA Seguros will compete in the second and third days of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September. In addition to haggling in the competition, its crew members will participate in the rest of the events organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates, which include numerous activities such as breakfasts, award ceremonies, parties or live radio programs, among many others.

Baiona prepares for the Prince of Asturias Trophy, the great sailing event in Galicia

· The Galician fishing village will host over the weekend more than half a thousand sailors who will compete in the thirty-second edition of the trophy

Among the participants of the regatta organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Military Naval School of Marín, King Juan Carlos will be one more year

· The competition HELLO! Ladies Cup will bring together 36 of the best patrons and the AXA Seguros boat will be crewed by people with some type of disability

In addition to the sporting events, the Prince of Asturias Trophy will include several events on land such as the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards gala

Baiona, August 29, 2017.- The fishing village of Baiona is preparing for yet another year to host the Prince of Asturias Trophy next weekend. The great event with sailing in Galicia, which the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Military Naval School have organized continuously since 1986, celebrates its thirty-second edition this year with a program full of events, both sporting and recreational.

The competition, which was presented this morning at a press conference, will begin on Friday, September 1 at three in the afternoon with the first sports tests for the largest boats and one-designs. The Óptica Studio ORC 1, Aceites Abril ORC 2 and Gadis ORC 3 classes must complete a coastal route, while the one designs of the Solventis J80 class and the Figaros of the ¡HOLA! Ladies Cup will fight for the first victories on windward/leeward tracks.

After that initial day, Saturday September 2 will be when the entire fleet goes out on the water. For the ORCs, Solventis J80s and Figaros, the committee has prepared several poles, which will all start at the same time, twelve noon, although in different regatta fields. While some, the largest, will compete for victory at the Cíes Islands anchorage, the others will do so inside the bay. The Volvo Autesa ORC 4, Martin Miller ORC Open and Storax Classic classes will open the competition with a coastal course starting at half past twelve; and at one you will be able to see the start, from the bay of Baiona, of the ABANCA 6m class, in which this year King Juan Carlos repeats as sailor.

Once the tests in the water on Saturday are finished, the Prince of Asturias Trophy moves to the mainland, to celebrate, at eight o’clock in the afternoon at the Monte Real Yacht Club facilities, the award ceremony for the National Awards for Vela Terras Gauda, some awards that, for 25 years, recognize the best in the nautical world. After the gala, a seafood dinner and a great party with fireworks will be the end of the day.

The regatta flags will be hoisted again on Sunday from noon, both at the Cíes Islands anchorage and in the bay of Baiona, for the third and final stage of the competition, in which the test schedule for the second day.

The awards ceremony will be held that same afternoon, at six, in the village of Monte Real. In addition to the competition prizes, the Conde de Barcelona Trophy will be awarded to the best Portuguese boat, the Mary Woodward special prize to the best Solventis J80 class boat, and the President of the Xunta Trophy is about to be decided, of which the The Prince of Asturias Trophy is the second and penultimate test.

At the official presentation of the competition, this morning at a press conference, the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, took the opportunity to congratulate the Naval Military School of Marín, co-organizer of the trophy, for its 300 years of history, a congratulations that thanked the commander director of the School, José María Núñez Torrente.

Also present at the press conference were the president of Bodegas Terras Gauda, José María Fonseca Moretón; the territorial director of ABANCA in Vigo, Jorge Martínez; the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal; and the Deputy Delegate for Tourism of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Santos Héctor Rodríguez.

King Juan Carlos repeats in the ABANCA 6m class

King Juan Carlos will be one of the sailors participating in the thirty-second edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy. It will do so aboard the Bribón Movistar , an international 6m class sailboat, in its modern division, built in Galicia following the design of the naval architects Juan Kouyoumdjian and Javier Cela. The boat, assembled by businessman José Álvarez and launched in Sanxenxo last May, will be the one with which the emeritus monarch will take part in the next 6m class world championship to be held at the end of September in Vancouver (Canada). In Baiona, Don Juan Carlos will sail accompanied by his friend Pedro Campos with the ABANCA 6m class fleet, on Saturday the 2nd starting at one in the afternoon and on Sunday the 3rd starting at noon.

Women’s sailing in the competition HELLO! Ladies Cup

In addition to all the women who will participate in the competition as part of the different crews, the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy will once again have a specific women’s sailing section: HELLO! Ladies Cup. Some of the best athletes from Spain and Portugal will compete in this regatta under equal conditions, with teams made up of 6 crew members in 6 identical boats, the Benetau First Fígaro del Monte Real. On the water, two teams from the Madrid Sailing Federation, led by Amparo Mollá and Teresa Martínez; one from Sant Carles de la Rápita, with Conchi de Pedro at the head; another from the Alicante Costa Brava Yacht Club, skippered by Cristina Ventura; and one from Portugal, from the BBDouro – We Do Sailing club, which repeats with Marta Ramada at the helm. A crew made up of students from its Sailing School, headed by Rosalía Martínez, will participate on behalf of the Monte Real Yacht Club.

AXA Seguros, the most inclusive ship

With the aim of continuing the work of inclusion that it carries out throughout the year through its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities, the Monte Real Club de Yates will once again take to the water in the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, for the third consecutive year, a ship with an integrating flag. On board the AXA Seguros boat, and accompanied by specialized trainers and monitors, a crew made up of students from the Juan María de Nigrán Center for people with intellectual disabilities will navigate. It is an initiative that has the support of the Ministry of Social Policy of the Xunta de Galicia.

The Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards

The most outstanding of the nautical world in Spain will meet again one more year in Baiona at the gala of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards, which will be held next Saturday, September 2 within the framework of the 32nd Prince of Asturias Trophy. The Maserati boat, the ABC de la Náutica supplement, Fernando Echávarri and Tara Pacheco, the Spanish Impulse, Xabi Fernández and the Naval Military School of Marín will be distinguished this year as the best of the season and will receive awards that continue to have as a trophy a reproduction of the Monte Real signal mast, which bears the name of its former president, Don Rafael Olmedo.

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