Photos and videos: Royal Spanish Sailing Federation
Photos and videos: Royal Spanish Sailing Federation
· After passing through Abra, Alicante and Palma de Mallorca, the Women’s National League promoted by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation arrives in Galicia to celebrate its final tests
On board J80 one-designs, competing in real time, crews made up entirely of women will compete for the title of best female crew in Spain for two days
· The regattas on Saturday from noon and on Sunday from eleven in the morning will be held in the bay of Baiona under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and with the sponsorship of Grupo Isonor
Baiona hosts this weekend the final of the National Women’s Sailing League – Isonor Trophy, a competition promoted by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation to promote the participation of women in regattas.
The Monte Real Club de Yates will be in charge of organizing the last tests of a circuit that, after passing through the Abra (Women’s Sailing Cup), Alicante (Tabarca Vela) and Palma de Mallorca (Copa del Rey MAPFRE), arrives in Galicia to decide the best female crew in Spain.
In the final, sponsored by the Isonor Group, teams made up entirely of women participate who, aboard J80 one-designs, will compete in a minimum of two and a maximum of six regattas inside the bay of Baiona. They will be routes between buoys, of the windward-leeward type, with double laps, which will score in real time and which will allow the crews to eliminate their worst result from the fourth race on.
Among the participants, the Galician autonomous community is the one with the largest number of representatives, with a total of three. Through Galicia run the Pazo de Cea, by Rosario García; the SND Cormorant, from Africa Alonso; and Miudo, by Marta Ramada.
From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria comes the Zero Code, led by Simona Manfredini; from Santander, the North Zone, by María Sánchez; from Alicante a crew from the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante, with Berta Campos at the head; and Silvia Marce’s Fhimasa team (RCM Abra RSC) is registered for the Basque Country.
At the starting line we will also see the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team, the Marina Burriananova team that, after putting up very good performances in the previous phases, is first in the general classification and is the one with the most ballots to end up the winner and win the League laurels. The crew arrives in Baiona led by Olympian Natalia Via-Dufresne.
The Final of the National Women’s Sailing League – Isonor Trophy, was officially presented this Friday in Baiona at a press conference in which the president of the Monte Real Club de Yates, José Luis Álvarez, highlighted the work done for years in Baiona to promote women in the world of sailing and what they will continue to do, he assured. “The female presence in the world of sailing needs and deserves -said Álvarez- continue to make its way, and this is something that will only be achieved if we are all committed to egalitarian sport. This National League is yet another attempt to give women the prominence that history owes them.”.
The commercial director of Grupo Isonor, María Fraguas, revealed that her company’s commitment to this initiative, of which it is a sponsor, is based on the identification of its brand with all the values of sport. “In Isonor we are proud -he said- to promote those activities in which we believe. We love sports in general and sailing in particular, and we are proud to be able to sponsor one of the main competitions in this sport at a national level, and to be able to do so, moreover, in the year in which we celebrate Isonor’s 25th anniversary. ”.
Accompanying Álvarez and Fraguas, in the presentation of the event were also the General Director of Grupo Isonor, Jorge González; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the councilor for sports of Baiona, Andrea Pérez; and the vice president and head of sporting events of the MRCYB, Alejandro Retolaza and Margarita Cameselle.
A meeting of patrons and several training regattas served, this Friday, as a preliminary preparation for a fleet that was able to make a first contact with the club, with its rivals to beat, and also with the Rías Baixas, which offered them a day typically autumnal, with some rain, clouds and a lot of wind, reaching over 25 knots at times.
A weather not very different from the one they will have during the tests on Saturday and Sunday, for which winds from the south are expected, always above 15 knots and with peaks that could approach 30, a lot of cloudiness and moments of punctual rain.
After the celebration of the two days of competition, on Sunday afternoon, at six, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, an act that will be attended, among other authorities, by the Regional Minister of Equality of the Xunta de Galicia, María Jesús Lorenzana.
The winning crews will receive, as an award, a pictorial work created specifically for the occasion by the artist Willy Ramos Castro. It is titled “Take air, fly and triumph”, it is made with mixed techniques of acrylic, oil and natural pigments on wood and symbolizes the symbiosis of women with the sea through sailing.
The Final of the Women’s Sailing League that is taking place these days in Baiona is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation. The tests, which are part of the Iberdrola Women’s Sailing Circuit, are held thanks to the sponsorship of the Isonor Group and the collaboration of the Xunta de Galicia, the Pontevedra Provincial Council, the Baiona City Council and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21
10:00 Opening of the race office / Registration / Weigh-in
13:15 · Official presentation
14:30 · Meeting of employers
16:00 Training regatta
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER
10:00 Opening of the race office / Weigh-in
10:30 am Meeting of patrons
12:00 START OF THE TESTS
SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER
11:00 START OF THE TESTS
18:00 AWARDS DELIVERY
1. CODE ZERO SIMONA MANFREDINI CODE ZERO SPORTS CLUB
2. CEA PAZO · ROSARIO GARCÍA ROYO · MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
3. SND CORMORÁN AFRICA ALONSO MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
4. NORTH AREA MARÍA SÁNCHEZ ROYAL MARITIME CLUB OF SANTANDER
5. MIUDO MARTA RAMADA MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
6. ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE · BERTA CAMPOS · ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE
7. DORSIA COVIRÁN SAILING TEAM · NATALIA VÍA-DUFRESNE · MARINA BURRIANANOVA
8. FHIMASA · SILVIA MARCE · REAL CLUB MARÍTIMO DEL ABRA – REAL SPORTING CLUB
· The award given within the framework of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards recognizes the work carried out by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation to give visibility to the national team that competed in Tokyo 2020
· Designed and executed under the command of Helena de la Gándara, the project allowed the Spanish and international audience to get to know the athletes displaced to Enoshima through careful and attractive content
· The dissemination of the values of the sport of sailing and of the Spain brand both inside and outside our borders were other aspects valued when awarding the Mariano Aguado Communication Award
The communication project of the Spanish Olympic sailing team has been distinguished with the Mariano Aguado Communication Award, a specific award for the information sector that is given within the framework of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards.
Designed and executed under the command of Helena de la Gándara, the project allowed the Spanish and international audience to get to know, in a simple, direct and accessible way, the athletes of the Spanish team who traveled to Enoshima to participate in the Olympics.
Through multiple resources, on numerous platforms and with very careful and attractive content, the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation managed to significantly increase the visibility of the fleet that competed in Tokyo 2020, while at the same time spreading the values of sailing among the public. sailing sport and the Spain brand, both inside and outside our borders.
All these aspects were what made this project worthy of the Mariano Aguado Communication Award, which Helena de la Gándara (RFEV, The Ocean Race, Vendée Globe, Barcelona World Race, America’s Cup) will collect on September 4 at Monte Royal Yacht Club of Baiona, at the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards gala.
“It is a great honor to recognize the enormous effort that has been made over the last two years – declared Helena de la Gándara- for bringing a project like this to fruition, whose purpose has been none other than to give greater visibility and promotion of the sport of sailing and its athletes. This award is the best icing on the cake we could imagine. Thank you from the bottom of my heart on behalf of all of us who have formed this team”.
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