Baiona, Vigo and Rodeira take the first victories of the Repsol Trophy

 

Rui Ramada’s Yess Racing, Javier Rey’s Q Talento, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen and Miguel Montes’ Tutatis, all from the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona, won the ORC 1-2, ORC A2 classes , J80 and Figaro

The Deep Blue 2.1 of Vicente Cid of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo leads the ORC 3 class and the Balea Dous of Luis Pérez of the Real Club Náutico de Rodeira holds provisional gold in the ORC 4 class

· The 43rd Spring Regatta of the Monte Real Club de Yates comes to an end this Sunday with the second and final race and the award ceremony

Part of the Repsol Trophy fleet leaving Baiona for Cíes – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Repsol Trophy unfurled sails this Saturday in the Galician Rías Baixas with the celebration of the first of the two days from which the winners of the 43rd edition of the legendary Spring Regatta of the Monte Real Yacht Club of Baiona will emerge.

The competition brought together 47 sailboats grouped into cruise classes, competing under the ORC time compensation formula; and monotypes J80 and Fígaros, the races being disputed in real time.

There were nearly 300 sailors representing nautical clubs from all over Galicia and some from Portugal, who this Saturday disputed a 28-mile route, some and 20 others, surrounding, with more or less turns, the Cíes Islands of the Atlantic Islands National Park from Galicia. Although initially the regatta committee had planned a round trip route between Baiona and the Rande bridge, the wind conditions were not the most suitable for that route and it was decided at the last minute to make the change.

The regatta was held with a wind from the northwest, almost from the north, always above 13 knots, which facilitated the navigation of the sailboats, which were able to complete the test with agility and without problems.

ORC CLASS 1-2

In the ORC 1-2 class, the one with the fastest boats, Julio Rodríguez’s Magical (RCN Vigo) was in the lead from the start, leading the fleet at all times. He crossed the finish line first, after 3 hours and 57 minutes of crossing, but the time compensation caused him to fall to third position, behind Rui Ramada’s Yess Racing (MRCYB), who was the winner of this first test of the Repsol Trophy; and the Aceites Abril of the Pérez Canal brothers (RCN Vigo), which is trying to revalidate the title of the last edition, came second.

Rui Ramada’s Yess Racing – Photo © Rosana Calvo

ORC-CLASS 3

In the ORC 3 class, one of the most closely contested in the trophy, Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1 (RNC Vigo), who won the Comunica Trophy last weekend, arrived with enthusiasm and strength at this Spring Regatta and managed to climb to the top of the table. He overtook Bosch Service Solutions of Ramón Ojea (CM Canido), who came second; and Víctor Carrión’s Bom III (CN Punta Lagoa), who will reach the final in third position.

Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1 – Photo © Rosana Calvo

ORC-CLASS 4

The boats that competed in the ORC 4 class made a shorter course than the ORC 1-2-3. In the 20 miles that the regatta committee marked out to circumnavigate the Cíes, Luis Pérez’s Balea Dous (RNC Rodeira) demonstrated, once again, why he is one of the regulars on the podiums of the Rías Baixas competitions. He was the fastest in the test and will reach the final first. Following in the provisional classification are Victor Álvarez’s Nahela (CN Alagua) and Fernando Rey’s Albarellos (MRCYB).

The Balea Dous by Luis Pérez – Photo © Rosana Calvo

ORC-CLASS A2

In the ORC A2 class, with teams made up of only two people, skipper and crew member, Javier Rey’s Q Talento Consultores, from Monte Real Yacht Club, was the winner; and Rodrigo Rodríguez’s Alalunga, from the Club Marítimo de Canido, came second.

The Q Talent Consultants of Javier Rey – Photo Rosana Calvo

J80 CLASS

In the J80 one-design competition, the largest fleet in the competition, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen had the best result in the opening stage. The ocean navigator’s sailboat, with its usual crew, was the winner of the last edition and came ready to repeat victory. The provisional silver and bronze are held by the Maija of José Luis Pérez and the Marías of Manel Marías, all from the Monte Real Club de Yates.

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen – Photo © Rosana Calvo

FIGARO CLASS

The Figaro class drew attention for being the one in which the most women sailed, thanks to the participation of four female boats from the Monte Real Club de Yates Women’s Sailing project, which seeks to increase the presence of women in the regattas held in Galicia. One of them, the Erizana, skippered by Elena Raga, managed to climb to third position. Miguel Montes’s Tutatis and Alejandro Vázquez’s Bouvento were first and second.

The Tutatis by Miguel Montes – Photo © Rosana Calvo

LA COSTERA DOMINICAL WILL DECIDE THE WINNERS

The Repsol Trophy – 43rd Spring Regatta comes to an end this Sunday with the holding of the second and last race, the definitive one to configure the final classification. As on the first day, the crews will have to face a coastal route with departure and arrival in Baiona. It will take place along the Vigo estuary but the crossing points are yet to be decided, since they will depend on the wind.

If everything goes according to plan, the regatta committee will start the fleet around noon and in the afternoon, at half past six, the facilities of the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, in which will be attended by the president of the club, José Luis Álvarez; Repsol’s marine and fishing manager, Inés González Megido, on behalf of the energy company, sponsor of the event; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and the deputy for Sports of Pontevedra, Gorka Gómez.

The Carallones pass with the Repsol Trophy fleet in the background – Photo © Rosana Calvo

PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION
REPSOL TROPHY 43rd SPRING REGATTA

ORC CLASS 1-2

1. YESS RACING RUI RAMADA MRCYB
2. APRIL OILS · LUIS AND JORGE PÉREZ CANAL · RCN VIGO
3. MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO

ORC-CLASS 3

1. DEEP BLUE 2.1 VICENTE CID RCN VIGO
2. BOSCH SERVICE SOLUTIONS RAMÓN OJEA CM CANIDO
3. BON III VICTOR CARRIÓN PUNTA LAGOA NPP

ORC-CLASS 4

1. BALEA DOUS · LUIS PÉREZ · RCN RODEIRA
2. NAHELA · VICTOR ÁLVAREZ · ALAGUA CN
3. ALBARELLOS · FERNANDO REY · MRCYB

ORC-CLASS A2

1. Q TALENT · JAVIER REY · MRCYB
2. ALALUNGA RODRIGO RODRÍGUEZ CM CANIDO

J80 CLASS

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
2. MAIJA · JOSÉ LUIS PÉREZ · MRCYB
3. MARÍAS MANEL MARÍA MRCYB

FIGARO CLASS

1. TUTATIS · MIGUEL MONTES · MRCYB
2. BOUVENTO · ALEJANDRO VÁZQUEZ · MRCYB
3. ERIZANA · ELENA RAGA · MRCYB

 

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NOTICE OF RACE · REPSOL TROPHY

ORC, ORC OPEN, ORC A2, J80 and FIGARO CRUISES
May 1 and 2, 2021

 

1. ORGANIZATION

The REPSOL Trophy will be organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates (MRCYB) with the sponsorship of REPSOL.

2. PLACE AND DATES

It will be held in the waters of the Vigo estuary and the Bay of Baiona on May 1 and 2, 2021.

3. RULES

3.1 According to the provisions in force in the following regulations:

3.1.1 The regatta rules as defined in the Racing Rules

WS Sailing 2021-2024 (RRV).

https://www.rfev.es/uploaded_files/RRV%202021-2024-ESP web_20201211.pdf_9215_es.pdf

3.1.2 The Technical Regulations for Cruise Ships The Regatta will be held by the RFEV.

https://www.rfev.es/uploaded_files/Document_5206_20200109135933_es.pdf

3.1.3 The IMS Measurement regulation (only for ORC cruises).

https://www.rfev.es/uploaded_files/Document_3236_20200128132834_es.pdf

3.1.4 Regulation of the ORC Rating System (only for ORC Cruises).

https://www.rfev.es/uploaded_files/Document_3235_20200128132802_es.pdf

3.1.5 The WS Special Rules for Offshore Racing (OSR), Category 4.

https://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/WSOffshoreSpecialRegulations20202021updated11December2020-[26824] .pdf

3.1.6 Announcement and Instructions of this Regatta.

3.1.7 [NP][DP] The Security Protocol in relation to COVID-19.” of the General Secretariat for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia and RFG Vela (ANNEX I of the AR).

https://www.rfgvela.es/protocolocovid-19/

3.2 The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[NP] , it will not be a reason for protests between ships. This modifies Rule 60.1(a) RRS.

3.2 Measures in relation to COVID-19.

3.2.1 Access to the facilities will not be allowed for those people whose body temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees or those who refuse to pass the temperature control. This decision does not constitute a reason to request a remedy (this modifies RRS 62.1(a)).

3.2.2[SP] Failure to comply with the “Security Protocol in relation to COVID-19” will lead, after a hearing, to the imposition of penalties at the discretion of the Protest Committee” with a minimum of two places in the test or tests to be determined.

3.3 The infraction of the Rules in AR and IR of this event indicated as[DP] , indicates that your penalty may be lighter than disqualification if the Protest Committee so decides. The abbreviation for the discretionary penalty imposed pursuant to this instruction shall be[DPI] .

3.4 The penalty for infractions of the IR indicated as[SP] they will be fixed, without a hearing and imposed by the Regatta Committee in each test infringed during the day (modifies Rules 63.1 and A5 of the RRS).

4. PARTICIPANTS

4.1 Participation in this regatta is limited to boats with an ORC International, ORC, OPEN or ORC A2 or Club certificate valid for 2021, as well as the J80 and Figaro monotypes.
4.2 Participants must comply with the eligibility rules of the WS

4.3 Groups and Classes.

An ORC group is established that will be divided into classes, as well as those of the different monotypes:

Cruise (*) – ORC
Cruise (**) – ORC OPEN
J80 class – J80 monotypes
Figaro class (***) – Figaro Monotypes
A2 (****) – A2

(*) In ORC, in view of the registrations made and as soon as their effective participation in the regatta is verified, the Regatta Committee and Organizing Committee will establish the classes and cuts of the same, seeking the greatest possible equity, not admitting claims about it.

(**) In the Special Open Class, only boats that do not enter the classes indicated in (*) will be admitted. This class will have to fill out a registration form with specifications of material on board.
In any case, the Regatta Committee and the Organizing Committee of the regatta will have the power to include, at their discretion, in the Open Class the boats they deem appropriate, not admitting claims in this regard.

(***) The Figaros will run in real time and only in their class.

(****) In class A2 they will race under the Double Handed rating (those boats with an ORC certificate may request it free of charge from the RFEV).

4.4 One designs will only compete in their class and in real time.

To form a class, there must be a minimum of 6 registered.

5. ELIGIBILITY

5.1 Participants must comply with the eligibility conditions reflected in Regulation 19 of the World Sailing and the prescriptions of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation related to said regulation.

5.2 Participants of nationality or legal residence in Spain must be in possession of the athlete’s federation license for 2021.

6. ADVERTISING [NP] [DP]

6.1 Participants may display advertising, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 20 of World Sailing and the Advertising and Competition Regulations of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.

6.2 In accordance with World Sailing 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 would be provided at the MRCYB race office once your registration is confirmed.

6.3 Modifications to the stickers provided by the organizing committee are not allowed. Violation of this IR will entail a penalty of 2 places in the test.

6.4 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 World Sailing) or contravene the interests of the organizing club. This includes holding races on the regatta course, at the club’s facilities or while at the regatta committee’s disposal.

6.5 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 celebration of the regatta, for the approval of the organizing committee.

6.6 The participating owners and crews grant their authorization to the MRCYB so that any photograph, image or video of people or boats taken during the days of the regatta may be published in any medium, such as television advertisements, editorial comments, information , advertising, etc.

7. INSCRIPTIONS AND BONUSES

7.1 Entries will necessarily be formalized on the official form (it accompanies this document and/or is available at www.mrcyb.es).

7.2 The registration fees will be the following:

CLASS RIGHTS REGISTRATION
With and without 50% bonus (*)

ORC CLASS – 40 euros – 80 euros
ORC OPEN – 30 euros – 60 euros
FIGAROS – 25 euros – 50 euros
J80 – €30 – €60
ORC A2 – €25 – €50

(*) The 50% bonus will be applied only to those boats that have participated in the COMUNICA TROPHY.

In addition, the boats that have participated in the Comunica and Repsol will have a 30% discount on the Conde de Gondomar Trophy.

7.3 The registration rights must be made effective, in the name of the Monte Real Yacht Club, by means of a transfer or payment made in the current account that is set out below (indicating the name of the boat):

ABANCA
Bayonne Branch
Account number: ES92 2080 0559-2330 4000 3658
SWIFT: CAGLESMMXXX

7.4 To be accepted, an application for registration must be submitted or submitted with the following documentation:

• Registration form duly completed and signed.
• Proof of payment, as specified in 7.2.
• For foreign athletes who do not have a federative license or athlete’s medical insurance that insures them in the event of an accident, they must prove that they have insurance against accidents and illness valid in Spain.
• Valid and signed ORC measurement certificate (ORC fleet only).
• Photocopy of civil liability insurance and damage to third parties for a minimum coverage of €336,556 and coverage for all crew members on board and policy extension for participation in non-professional regattas.
• List of security elements (depending on whether ORC or Monotype) duly covered and signed.

7.5 The application for registration must have the approval of the Organizing Committee of the Monte Real Club de Yates.

7.6 The documents will be sent or presented by hand within the established period in:

MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
CAMPUS OF THE NATIONAL PARADOR, S/N
36300 BAIONA
EMAIL: regatas@mrcyb.com
Phone: + 34 986 38 50 00

The documents for registration are available on our website: www.mrcyb.es

7.7 Registration period.
The registration period will end on April 27, 2021. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to extend said period. If registrations are accepted after the deadline, the cost of these will be increased by 20%.

7.8 Registration of Participants
Each owner or skipper must register and personally sign the registration form at the MRCYB Regatta Office before 11:00 a.m. on May 1, 2021.

7.9 Admission of Participants
The registration of a boat will not be accepted if, before the time indicated in section 7.8, it does not present the documents specified in 7.4 at the Regatta Office or does not have the approval of the Organizing Committee.

8. PROGRAM

8.1 The program of the event is as follows:

Friday, April 30

12:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Presentation of documentation and delivery of Sailing Instructions.

Saturday, May 1

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Presentation of documentation and delivery of Sailing Instructions.

1:00 p.m. – Coastal tour for all classes (departure from Baiona cove).

7:30 p.m. – Tasting, if the COVID restrictions on the date allow it.

Sunday, May 2

12:00 hours – Coastal Tour.

6:30 p.m. – Award ceremony.

8.2 On Sunday, May 2, no attention signal will be given later than 3:30 p.m. GPS time.

8.3 Two coastal tests are scheduled (one on Saturday and the other on Sunday), which may be modified at the discretion of the organizing committee.

8.4 The Sailing Instructions may introduce variations in the routes or in the scheduled program, depending on the circumstances that occur, mainly weather.

9. INSPECTION AND MEASUREMENTS [DP]

Measurements and daily checks of certificates and safety may be carried out by the measurement committee on regatta days.

10. SCORE

10.1 The Low Score System Appendix A4 of the RRS will apply.

10.2 There will be no discards.

11. COMPENSATION SYSTEM AND RANKINGS

11.1 ORC rankings will be established according to one of the following compensation systems:
For cruising, compound course, and if not possible, coastal regatta will apply.

All this always at the discretion of the regatta official, not admitting claims in this regard.

11.2 Class classifications will be established (provided that the provisions of points 4.2. and 4.3 are met).

11.3 The one design classes (J80 and Figaro) will only qualify in real time.

12. SECURITY [NP] [DP]

12.1 The safety of the regatta is considered as Category 4, in accordance with the Special Rules of Regatta of the World Sailing (for one designs they will be specific to them).

12.2 The participants undertake to carry on board, under their responsibility, the updated regulatory documentation of the vessel, as well as the appropriate qualification for the management of the vessel and the navigation to be carried out.

13. PRIZES

The list of prizes will be exposed in the TOA, in view of the participants and registered, before the start of the 1st test.

14. BERTHS

The boats formally registered in this regatta and that do not belong to the MRCYB fleet, will have a reserved mooring or anchoring place (mooring under the exclusive responsibility of the owner or skipper), free of charge at the MRCYB, from April 25 to May 8.

15. COMMUNICATIONS [NP] [DP]

15.1 The Race Committee will use Channel 72 VHF for its communications during the celebration of the tests.

15.2 All participating boats must have an operational VHF radio receiver installed on board, equipped with at least VHF channels 09 (156.450Mhz), 16 (156.800Mhz) and 72 (156.610Mhz).

16. OFFICIAL SOCIAL ACTS

16.1 The award ceremony will take place on the terrace of the MRCYB, once the general classifications of the tests have been published on May 5, 2021 (approximately 4:30 p.m.).

16.2 Scheduled social events:

Saturday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

Tasting, if the COVID restrictions on the date allow us.

Sunday, May 2 18:30

MRCYB trophy delivery

17. LIABILITY

17.1 All boats participating in the regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility.

17.2 The Monte Real Club de Yates, the organizing authority or any other person or body involved in the organization of the event, rejects any responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to people or things, both on land and at sea, as a result of participating in the tests covered by this Notice of Race.

17.3 Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4 DECISION TO RACE in part 1 of the RRS which states:

“It is the sole responsibility of a ship to decide whether to participate in a
test or if it continues in regatta”

April 2021 MRCYB

 

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