All-Star Performance by Alboroto at the Gestilar J80 Fall League Premiere
· The current Spanish champion of the class led by Juan Carlos Ameneiro won the three races held on the first day of competition
Francisco “Chisco” Catalán’s Bica came second in the table ahead of Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico from A Coruña
· The Gestilar J80 Autumn League still has four more days to go on November 12 and 26 and December 3 and 17
Stellar performance by Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto at the premiere of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates in the bay of Baiona.
The sailboat, current champion of Spain in the class, won the three tests held on the first day of competition, making its objectives very clear in this autumn league, which are none other than to win the final victory and thus continue directing the preparation for the 2023 world cup.
The boat manned by Javier Aguado, Javier Lago and Antoni Xabier del Río, who replaced the usual team member Juan Lago in this inaugural stage, completed three very good races, succeeding in tactics, securing the edges, the first passing through the buoy with maneuvers clean and widening the distance with their rivals as soon as they found an opportunity.
It did not make it easy for him, yes, the rest of the fleet that is competing for the championship, some crews that have been adding quality throughout the year thanks to the large number of competitions that have been held in Galicia, including the recent Championship of Spain disputed in Baiona.
Ships such as Francisco “Chisco” Catalán’s Bica, Guillermo Blanco’s I3D Atlántico, Fernando “Nano” Yáñez’s Cansino, Andrés Álvarez’s Solventis Ribadeo or Bernardo Macedo’s Mondo sailed very close to each other at all times , and showed their nails and teeth in the three contested races, moving up and down positions at the slightest success or error of their rivals.
Finally, the Bica de Chisco Catalán, accompanied on board by Gerardo Prego, Ramón Ojea and Álvaro García, was the one that managed to take second place; leaving third place for I3D Atlántico from Coruña led by Guillermo Blanco, Agustín Rubio and Manuel Vargas.
Cansino and Solventis Ribadeo completed the Top 5 of the classification after the celebration of this first day of the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, in which another of the outstanding boats was the Waikiki, led by Andrés Gómez and crewed by sailors from the Magical Vigués.
With a new boat and this being the first time they had seen each other face to face with the regulars of the J80 races in Baiona, Gómez’s men completed three very good races and managed to place themselves in seventh position in the table behind Mondo, which was sixth.
The start of the autumn championship of the Monte Real Club de Yates was celebrated with 19 of the 23 boats registered in the water, and conditions that, although they were not very good at the beginning (with a shifty wind that forced to suspend a test already started change the location of the field), they did allow the three scheduled sleeves to be disputed.
After the opening day, the J80 Autumn League, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Gestilar, still has four more phases ahead of it, on November 12 and 26; and December 3 and 17.
PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION (TOP 10) GESTILAR J80 AUTUMN LEAGUE
After the celebration of the first day and with four more pending to dispute
1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB
2. BICA FRANCISCO CATALAN MRCYB
3. I3D ATLANTIC · GUILLERMO BLANCO · RCN A CORUÑA
4. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB
5. SOLVENTIS RIBADEO ANDRÉS ÁLVAREZ MRCYB
6. MONDO · BERNARDO MACEDO · MRCYB
7. WAIKIKI ANDRES GOMEZ MRCYB
8. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB
9. FIBRACORUÑA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ VASCO · RCN CORUÑA
10. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB
The J80 fleet returns to Baiona to compete in the Autumn League
· One of the largest one-design fleets in Galicia will meet this weekend in the Rías Baixas to inaugurate the Gestilar J80 Autumn League
· More than 20 sailboats will be measured between the months of October and December in five days in which a total of 15 tests are scheduled
· Among the contenders for the league title are Alboroto and Namasté, champions of Spain in J80 in the general and mixed categories
The crews attend the event with the aim of starting to prepare their teams for the J80 World Championship to be held in Baiona in 2023
The Galician J80 fleet returns to Baiona this weekend to inaugurate the Gestilar J80 Autumn League, the competition with which the Monte Real Club de Yates closes its 2022 regatta season.
More than 20 one-design sailboats will be measured between the months of October and December in five days in which there are programs for a total of 15 tests, with a maximum of three per stage, on October 29, November 12 and 26, and 3 and December 17.
They may be, depending on the weather conditions and the decisions of the regatta committee, or windward-leeward races between buoys, or coastal courses. Regardless of the competition design chosen for each day, the tests will always start at three in the afternoon and the last start of each day must be given one hour before sunset.
Among the participants we will see the current J80 Spanish champions in the general and mixed categories, Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto and Luis de Mira’s Namasté. They will also enter the fray, among others, Cansino de Nano Yáñez, who in the previous edition of the league won the bronze medal; and the 2021 winner, the Marías from the Portuguese Cunha family, who will join the competition from December.
In addition to winning the Monte Real and Gestilar autumn championship, the crews attend the event with the aim of starting to define their teams and carry out the first joint training sessions ahead of the J80 World Championship to be held in Baiona in September. of 2023.
For the first day, this Saturday from three in the afternoon, the weather forecasts announce a lot of cloudiness, rain and southerly winds that will move around 7 knots on average with gusts that could exceed 15.
Dorsia Covirán is crowned in Baiona as the best women’s national team
· The boat from the Marina Burriananova (Castellón) armed by Nuria Sánchez and skippered by the Olympian Natalia Vía-Dufresne won the Women’s National League of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation for the second consecutive year
· The crew won the victory after signing podiums in the four phases of a competition that ended with two first places (in Valencia and Galicia) and two second places (in the Basque Country and the Balearic Islands)
· The last stage of the women’s sailing circuit was held this weekend in Baiona under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and the sponsorship of the Isonor Group and was marked by the storm that affected Baiona
The Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team was crowned this Sunday in Baiona as the best women’s national team. The boat from the Marina Burriananova (Castellón), armed by Nuria Sánchez and skippered by the Olympian Natalia Vía-Dufresne, won the Women’s National Sailing League for the second consecutive year, which had its last stage this weekend at the Monte Real Club of Yachts within the framework of the Grupo Isonor Trophy.
The crew won the victory after signing podiums in the four phases of a competition that ended with two first places in Valencia and Galicia; and two second places in the Basque Country and the Balearic Islands. A victory achieved with a very comfortable margin of points with respect to its most direct rivals and the result of a very good racing season.
After being victorious, the owner of the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team, Nuria Sánchez, was very satisfied to have been able to revalidate the title of the previous edition. “The effort we have made throughout all this time with the “We want to make history” project has been rewarded with many successes like this one, victories that encourage us to continue working. The evolution and commitment of the girls has been very good and we have already set ourselves new goals for 2023”.
The team’s crew, in addition to the owner herself, includes the Olympian Natalia Via-Dufresne, María Torcida, Mar Gil, Carlota Hernández and Martina Ruigómez. Barely 11 years old, the latter, daughter of the outstanding sailor Carlos ‘Puro’ Ruigómez, is the clearest example of the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team’s commitment to promising young sailors in Spain.
“In the team we have always sought to include new crew members, of all ages. It is currently made up of half juniors and half seniors, and this mix of ages and experiences does nothing but enrich and strengthen it.”, says Nuria Sánchez, who not only defends exclusively female sailing, but also mixed teams, which she considers a very good opportunity to give women the boost they need in Spanish sailing.
“Despite all the advances that have been made from different areas, there is still a lot of work to be done so that the number of federative licenses for women continues to grow. And this is something we cannot do alone. We need help from men, we need them to support us and, above all, trust us”, assures the owner of the Dorsia Covirán, who is clear that “sailing in mixed teams in one-design competitions such as the J80, in which strength is not so important, will allow us women to continue growing hand in hand with men, and finally develop more all-female teams .”
The Final of the Women’s Sailing League that took place these days in Baiona was organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation. The tests, which were part of the Iberdrola Women’s Sailing Circuit, were held thanks to the sponsorship of the Isonor Group and with the collaboration of the Xunta de Galicia, the Pontevedra Provincial Council, the Baiona City Council and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.
Despite the fact that a total of six tests were planned in the program, three per day, the adverse weather conditions left in the Rías Baixas by the Beatrice storm, with a lot of rain and a very intense wind, only allowed the dispute of two sleeves on Saturday.
Both were won by Dorsia Covirán, who won the Isonor Trophy gold. The silver and bronze of this last phase went to the team from the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante, led by Berta Campos; and the Galician Pazo de Cea, by Rosario García, with a pendant from the Monte Real Yacht Club.
At the awards ceremony, which put an end to the competition, the participants, among other authorities, were the Minister of Equality of the Xunta de Galicia, María Jesús Lorenzana; the commercial director of Grupo Isonor, María Fraguas; and the head of sporting events at the Monte Real Club de Yates, Marga Cameselle.
Cameselle thanked the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation for having chosen Monte Real for the celebration of the last phase of the women’s circuit and highlighted the alignment of this initiative with the club’s “Sailing for Women” program.
“More than a quarter of a century ago ,” he said, we launched the Ladies Cup, a 100 percent female competition, and since then we have not stopped betting on women. We promote exclusively female teams and help them so that they can participate in state competitions; we created specific awards for women in our trophies; we take women victims of sexist violence out on the water… these are some of the things we have done and continue to do, and we still have many more to start”.
NATIONAL FEMALE SAILING LEAGUE
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 21 – 23 October 2022
NATIONAL FEMALE SAILING LEAGUE 2022
After the celebration of 4 phases: Basque Country · Valencia · Mallorca · Galicia
DORSIA COVIRÁN SAILING TEAM · NATALIA VÍA DUFRESNE · MARINA BURRIANANOVA (CASTELLÓN)
ISONOR TROPHY Last phase of the National Women’s Sailing League 2022
Final phase held at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona (October 21-23, 2022)
1. DORSIA COVIRÁN SAILING TEAM · NATALIA VÍA DUFRESNE · MARINA BURRIANANOVA (CASTELLÓN)
2. ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE · BERTA CAMPOS · ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE
3. CEA PAZO · ROSARIO GARCÍA ROYO · MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB (BAIONA)
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS NATIONAL FEMALE SAILING LEAGUE 2022
Photos and videos: Royal Spanish Sailing Federation
The storm, protagonist of the final of the National Women’s Sailing League
· An orange alert with sustained winds above 30 knots and gusts of more than 40 delayed the premiere of the final of the National Women’s Sailing League for more than 5 hours, which is being held this weekend in Baiona
· A parenthesis of improvement in the weather allowed the holding of two tests in which the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team prevailed, armed by Nuria Sánchez and skippered by the Olympian Natalia Vía-Dufresne
· In the competition organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and sponsored by Grupo Isonor, 8 teams from different communities participate
· The regatta committee hopes to be able to hold new tests of this last phase of the Iberdrola Women’s Sailing Circuit this Sunday on a day in which the weather forecasts are somewhat more benevolent
An orange alert due to a storm with sustained winds above 30 knots and gusts of more than 40 conditioned the premiere of the final of the National Women’s Sailing League that is being held this weekend in Baiona, delaying its start for more than five hours.
From twelve noon, when the tests were scheduled to start, until almost ten past five in the afternoon, when the first and only regatta of the day could finally start, the crews stayed on the ground watching Beatrice, the low pressure system that arrived in Galicia after the passage of the Armand storm, brought with it a maritime storm.
It took hours for the conditions to be conducive to sailing, but the passage of a downpour and the subsequent drop in wind intensity gave a respite to the event, opened a parenthesis of improvement in the weather and the regatta committee was able to set up a field with a quite boarded south wind and about 23 knots of intensity, with peaks of more than 30, even reaching 39 knots on some very specific occasion.
This is how the participating crews, from the Canary Islands, the Basque Country, the Valencian Community and Galicia, competed, competing in fleet and real time, two windward-leeward type tests between buoys.
The winner of both was the Dorsia Coviran Sailing Team, the boat built by Nuria Sánchez and led by the Olympian Natalia Vía-Dufresne who runs for the Marina Burriananova (Castellón).
In the first race, while the rest of the crews stayed more or less together throughout the navigation, the Valencian J80 was always in the lead, at a distance, marking power, and managed to be the first to cross the finish line. The second and third places were occupied by the boat from the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante, led by Berta Campos; and the canary Code Zero, by Simona Manfredini.
In the second and last regatta of the day, the victory was also for Dorsia, but the team did not have it so easy and had to fight harder for the victory due to the good performance of the Cantabrian Zona Norte de María Sánchez (RCM Santander), who finished second. ; and the Alicante team, which finished third.
Thus, after this first day, the Dorsia Covirán Sailing Team, the Real Club de Regatas de Alicante and the Galician Pazo de Cea, with Rosario García at the helm, are first, second and third; and with two disputed tests, the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the sponsorship of Grupo Isonor, is already valid for scoring in the state circuit.
The start of the Sunday session is scheduled for eleven in the morning and it will be in the afternoon, at the edge of six, when the awards ceremony will be held for the winners, both of the Isonor de Baiona Trophy and of the Iberdrola Women’s Sailing Circuit (Abra-Alicante-Mallorca-Baiona). The event will be attended, among other authorities, by the Minister of Equality of the Xunta de Galicia, the general director and the commercial director of Grupo Isonor; and the delegate of Iberdrola in Galicia.
FINAL OF THE WOMEN’S SAILING LEAGUE
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 21 – 23 October 2022
Classification of the ISONOR TROPHY after the first day
1. DORSIA COVIRÁN SAILING TEAM · NATALIA VÍA-DUFRESNE · MARINA BURRIANANOVA
2. ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE · BERTA CAMPOS · ROYAL RACING CLUB OF ALICANTE
3. CEA PAZO · ROSARIO GARCÍA ROYO · MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
4. CODE ZERO · SIMONA MANFREDINI · CODE ZERO SPORTS CLUB
5. MIUDO MARTA RAMADA MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
6. NORTH ZONE MARÍA SÁNCHEZ ROYAL MARITIME CLUB OF SANTANDER
7. SND CORMORÁN AFRICA ALONSO MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
8. FHIMASA · SILVIA MARCE · REAL CLUB MARÍTIMO DEL ABRA – REAL SPORTING CLUB
Women’s sailing this weekend in Baiona
· 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.
FINAL OF THE WOMEN’S SAILING LEAGUE
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 21 – 23 October 2022
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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