The Count of Gondomar brings to the stage the great test of the Carrumeiro Chico

 

The 100-mile round-trip challenge between Baiona and Carrumeiro Chico inaugurates this Friday the forty-sixth edition of the competition

April, Pairo, Magical or Solventis oils are some of the contenders for victory in the star test of the Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix

· The departure will be given at 11 in the morning from the interior of the bay of Baiona and the end is not expected until well into the morning

The first round of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy is held this Friday from 11 a.m. – Photo José Ramón Louro

The forty-sixth edition of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates, brings to the stage this Friday on its opening day the great test of the Carrumeiro Chico, a regatta close to 100 miles considered as one of the most complex sailing crossings in Galicia.

Created in 1981 from an idea by Fernando García Tobío and in honor of Jesús Valverde, the race celebrates 40 years of life with more validity than ever, since there are many who aspire to achieve the record of the regatta, which has remained intact since 2011. That year, the Cenor & De Dietrich, a Farr 50 from the Real Club de Regatas Galicia led by Martín Bermúdez de la Puente, completed the journey in 11 hours, 56 minutes and 57 seconds, a mark that has not been broken since then.

Regardless of what happens in this edition, what is clear is that the Carrumeiro Chico test is quite a navigation challenge and one of the most exciting tests of the Spanish sailing season. The round trip regatta between Baiona and the lighthouse located in the Corcubión estuary will begin, if the weather permits, at 11 in the morning, with the start honk from inside the Bay of Baiona.

From then on, the sailboats that will dare with the test will head north along a route not marked in advance. The crews will be able to choose to sail closer to the land or more open towards the sea, outside the Cíes and Ons archipelagos.

In the last edition of the competition, the Portuguese skipper Rui Ramada and his crew, aboard the Swan 45 Yess Too, were the first to reach the Carrumeiro, eight hours after leaving Baiona. They were the fastest (they had already achieved it in 2019), but the time compensation gave the stage victory to Magical de Julio Rodríguez, who would also win the final victory of the Conde de Gondomar in 2020.

On this occasion, the Portuguese from Ramada will not go out on the water, but we will see the Magical from Vigo, trying to defend their title. In front of them, some of the most outstanding teams of the current Galician nautical scene, such as the Aceites Abril of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal; the Marías of the Portuguese Manel Marías; Alberto Moro’s Solventis, with Manuel “Malalo” Bermúdez de Castro at the wheel; the Sea of Frades Marine Ronautics by Jorge Carneiro; or Corsair by Jorge Durán, from Vilagarcía.

In this edition of the Count we will surely see again the classic hand in hand between Aceites Abril and Pairo – Photo José Ramón Louro

José Luis Freire’s Pairo, the owner and skipper with the highest number of wins at the Conde de Gondomar, will also enter the competition. Add a total of 6: three in the eighties (1983, 1984 and 1988) and another three in the first years of the new millennium (2003, 2007 and 2009). At the controls of his boat, one of his trusted men, the young Luis Bugallo, who has already completed the Carrumeiro stage with very good times on several occasions.

The 46th edition of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy – Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix will last for three days, from Friday to Sunday. The development of the first two stages (Carrumeiro test, on Friday 23; and Ons test, on Saturday 24), can be followed live through the Monte Real Club de Yates website , at the following link:

https://www.mrcyb.es/seguimiento-46-trofeo-conde-de-gondomar-gran-premio-zelnova-zeltia-banco-sabadell/

GRAND PRIZE ZELNOVA ZELTIA BANK SABADELL
46th COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club 23, 24 and 25 July 2021

:::::::::::::::::::::::: THURSDAY, JULY 22 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

16:00 – 20:00> LAST PREPARATIONS AND PROCEDURES

20:00> MEETING OF PATRON

::::::::::::::::::::::::: FRIDAY, JULY 23 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

11:00> COUNT OF GONDOMAR REGATTA
(Baiona – Carrumeiro Chico – Baiona)

19:00> DINNER FOR THE SHIPS THAT ARE ARRIVING

::::::::::::::::::::::::: SATURDAY, JULY 24 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

12:00> Hedgehog Regatta
(Return to Ons / Baiona – Camouco – Baiona)

19:30> SEAFOOD DINNER

:::::::::::::::::::::::: SUNDAY, JULY 25 ::::::::::::::::::::: :::::

12:00> LAST RACES
(Tests windward – leeward at the Cíes anchorage)

18:30> AWARDS

“The Monte Real Sailing School is one of the most complete in Spain”

 

Two years after the arrival of Roy Alonso at the Monte Real Club de Yates, the former Olympic coach of the Laser Radial class, coordinator of the Santander High Performance Specialized Center and technical director of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, we He talks about how the sports management of the Baionese club has changed.

New boats, new strategies and new actions that have already begun to give the expected results. The Monte Real Club de Yates Sailing School currently has 123 students in its different modalities of light sailing and cruising, most of them from Baiona and other points in the province of Pontevedra. It also provides services to numerous associations and entities of people with functional diversity, offering adapted sailing activities and courses to nearly 50 people throughout the year.

We would like to start this interview by looking back so that you can tell us how these last two years have been in Baiona, what balance do you make of the changes introduced in the Sailing School?

The assessment is very positive at all levels. When the possibility of being able to work at Monte Real came to me, the board of directors was always very proactive in the sport of sailing, and that was something that encouraged me a lot to take on this project. In addition, the coaching staff that the club had was very good, it was only necessary to redirect each one towards what they were really specific about; and with the new additions we were able to increase the technical capacity of the school in a very short time. Now we have a structured school with planning within each work group with the school’s students, which is giving us very good results.

One of the biggest changes to the School has been the introduction of a new type of ship, the Cyclone. Why the bet on this boat?

I was looking for a collective boat that was more complete than those currently being used in Galicia, and that could be used by both children and adults. And this boat had the features he was looking for. The important thing is that it was a fast, simple and easy-to-handle boat in which the closest thing to the boats that are later used when leaving a school could be taught. With this we get more fun and learning for the students, who leave more prepared for any type of boat.

From what I see, one of the objectives is still for children, the more the better, to come to the sea and enjoy the world of sailing, but the truth is that there are many who continue to think that it is an elitist sport. Is it possible to demystify this idea?

When a student enters a school, be it a child or an adult, they can come to enjoy and learn sailing or they can have the bug of the competition. When you only come to sail to learn and have fun, you only have the monthly expenses, which range between 50 and 65 euros, depending on age. Well, and then the clothes you buy to navigate comfortably, and here we already know that there are companies that sell sports brands at more affordable prices. When someone is bitten by the competition bug and wants to go further, there are two possibilities. The first is to buy a ship and the material, and here everything depends on how optimized it is. The example is very clear if we compare it with bicycles. To walk and play sports you have them from 200 euros, but if you want better material or something to compete, prices can easily exceed 6,000 euros. Well, the same thing happens with sailing. The second option is that you like to compete and do not have or do not want to spend that money. In this case, if you manage to enroll in a regatta boat that needs crew members, you will only have the cost of the federative license and the specific clothing.

Another problem is that many clubs have ended up becoming purely social entities with very little connection with the sea, mainly due to the lack of fans of their members. What is the situation of Monte Real with respect to this issue?

Unfortunately it is something that usually happens in yacht clubs. I believe that we are on the right track and every day there are more partners who are involved in the sport of sailing, through the school part with family members or helping in the progression of the school’s students. The club has invested in the last two years in sports material and work equipment and with this we have managed to involve the member more in the sport and we hope to continue advancing in this line. Today, the percentage of members in the Sailing School is 25 percent. The remaining 75 percent of the students are not members of the club, a figure that is also very important for us, because it implies opening Monte Real to the outside, to Baiona, to the province of Pontevedra and to anyone who wants to practice sailing with us. .

When you arrived at the club you said that “in Monte Real there is great potential dormant and it is my intention to awaken it and promote it, take advantage of the greatness of this historic club to lay the new foundations for a promising future”. How do you carry that goal?

I keep thinking the same thing and little by little we see that the evolution is very good. We are increasing the number of events and boats in the different competitions that we carry out and we achieve satisfaction on the part of the athlete who comes to the club to compete. And on the side of the school we have much more demand and a great activity both on weekends and on weekdays. Our desire is always to improve and we will continue in this line, because it fills us with satisfaction when both the sailor and the students are happy with all the activities carried out in the club.

What does the Monte Real Club de Yates currently offer to anyone who wants to sail?

We try to offer courses that people who want to enjoy them learn and enjoy sailing. In the annual courses we have light sailing and regatta teams for children. They are courses that are taught during the weekends for minors with very affordable prices, between 40 and 60 euros. In addition, we work with several associations of people with functional diversity, children in care and minors with behavioral problems. And for adults we have light sailing and cruising, both on weekends and during the week, with a price of 65 euros per month. In this group, in addition to teaching sailing, there are many night navigation dynamics, learning to anchor, dock, coastal navigation, etc. We also offer private classes, in case any student needs different schedules than those marked or if they have their own boat and want to learn more about it. And in summer we have much more recreational and leisure offer.

This year, as a novelty, you have also included PNB, PER, Skipper and Yachtsman courses in the school, and the well-known RYA (Royal Yachting Association) courses, for which you still have to wait for homologation. It will be, without a doubt, a great qualitative leap, what expectations do you have for this type of training?

So is. We signed an agreement to be able to carry out ENAL nautical qualifications, the national pleasure boat management titles; and also the famous RYA courses. We will also give courses on high-altitude navigation, handling electronics, and many other things. The truth is that we have one of the most complete schools in Spain.

With the launch of the RYA courses, Monte Real becomes the first club in Galicia and in the entire Cantabrian Sea to offer this type of training. Do you think that the rest of the Galician schools will end up offering them as well or is there not as much demand as it happens, for example, in the Mediterranean?

They are very specific courses, with a majority of foreign clientele, so an academy in the north of Spain should be more than enough. These qualifications are in greater demand in the Mediterranean because the yachts do require their crews to obtain the RYA qualifications. In Galicia at the moment we do not have so much tourist demand. If only.

How do you see the situation of sailing schools in Galicia?

I think there are clubs that are doing well and others that could improve. There are schools with very old material and thus it is difficult to offer something interesting. To make sailing an attractive sport, you have to renew materials, be up-to-date and offer variety.

And in that scenario that you just drew for us… where is the Monte Real School located? What is your situation compared to other schools?

I don’t like to compare myself with any school, but I do believe that at Monte Real we are moving towards a very complete and modern school. Every time we bring more boats and new products to make it more attractive and we also look for an environment of comfort and fun.

And now that we know a lot about what is being done and will be done at the MRCYB School, tell us why we should participate in one of your courses or activities?

I can give you several reasons. The first is that, for sailing, the Rías Baixas have perfect sea and wind conditions. On the other hand, the courses we teach have very affordable prices and that allow anyone who wants to sail to stay without doing it for money. And finally, we have such a wide variety of candle making products that you can get hooked on so many different things. I’m sure you like some.

 

It is an interview with Rosana Calvo, head of communication at the MRCYB

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

Okofen rises with the victory of the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

· The sailboat led by Javier de la Gándara and crewed by his son Jaime, Iago Carrera and Diego Fernández was the winner of the one-design winter league

· The Okofen (10 pts) took the gold, leaving the silver and the bronze for the Alboroto by Juan Carlos Ameneiro (16 pts) and the Marías by Manel Marías (26 pts)

· The award ceremony for the winners put an end to the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Baitra

Javier de la Gándara, Diego Fernandez and Jaime Gándara aboard the Okofen – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen sentenced this Saturday the Baitra J80 Winter League after winning on the last day of tests and taking the final victory of the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales

The sailboat led by the navigator from Vigo and crewed by his son Jaime together with Iago Carrera (who replaced Javier on the last day, the other of Gándara’s sons who competed in the previous days) and Diego Fernández, achieved the laurels of the league of monotypes after signing 5 first places in the 8 races disputed.

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen crossing the finish line – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the last stage, held this Saturday, De la Gándara and his team, who had been in first position since the second day of testing, managed to maintain their good numbers. They crossed the finish line ahead of the entire fleet in the two regattas of the day, one held inside the Bay of Baiona and the other in the Carallones area, both with a north-westerly wind that moved between 7 and 14 knots.

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen winner of the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo Leticia Acero

Okofen finished with 10 points in the general classification, with 6 and 16 points ahead of the second and third classified, demonstrating once again why it is one of the best J80 currently sailing in Galicia.

The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro took the silver – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The silver of the competition went to the Alboroto de Juan Carlos Ameneiro, in which the Spanish J80 champion, Javier Aguado, sailed again this last day. With two second places in the partials of the last day, he did not manage to snatch the victory from Okofen but he did stay in the second place on the podium. It was another favorite and it did not disappoint.

The Fuss of Juan Carlos Ameneiro second in the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo Leticia Acero

The Marías of the Portuguese Manel María, who came third from the previous day, managed to consolidate the bronze position, leaving few surprises in the top positions of the Baitra J80 Winter League, with a trio of aces that barely gave his competitors a break, occupying practically from the beginning the highest positions in the classification.

The Marías de Manel María third in the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo Leticia Acero

Among the rest of the 19 participants, Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino and José Luis Pérez’s Maija were the most outstanding. They slipped into the Top 5 with 26 and 31 points respectively, quite far from the rest of the sailboats.

Further down the table, with numbers starting at 45 points, were Santiago Estévez’s Spaco, Rafael Blanco’s Due, Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva, Miguel Fernández’s La Galera, Rosario García’s Ferralemes, SDN Cormorán by Francisco Martínez, Namasté by Luis de Mira, Ifaclinic.com by Joao Nuno Allen, Petrilla by Jaime Barreiro, Luxoconf by Jean Claude Sarrade, Miudo by Nacho Salgueiro, Pazo de Cea by Iago Carballo, Picacho by Yago Marquina and Mondo by Bernardo Macedo.

Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After the dispute of the last tests in the water, the crews met on land to participate in the awards ceremony for the winners, which was attended by the general manager of Baitra Accesorios Navales, Juan Carlos González, sponsor of the event. Awards were also presented by the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo, Marta Fernández, and the sports deputy of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Gorka Gómez.

The Baitra J80 Winter League is one of the two competitions that the Monte Real Club de Yates organizes exclusively, each year, for the J80 fleet. The second date will be in October with the Autumn League, but beforehand the 8-meter monotypes will also be able to participate in the Galician Two-Fold Championship (June 5), the Conde de Gondomar Trophy (July 23, 24 and 25) and the Prince of Asturias Trophy (3, 4 and 5 September).

The Baitra J80 Winter League was held in Baiona for 4 months – Photo © Rosana Calvo

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 10 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 16 POINTS
3. MARÍAS MANEL MARÍAS 26 POINTS
4. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 31 POINTS
5. MAIJA JOSE LUIS PEREZ 45 POINTS
6. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 46 POINTS
7. DUE · RAFAEL BLANCO · 60 POINTS
8. NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO 62 POINTS
9. LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · 64 POINTS
10. FERRALEMES · ROSARIO GARCIA · 70 POINTS
11. SDN CORMORÁN · FRANCISCO J. MARTÍNEZ · 71 POINTS
12. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · 76 POINTS
13. IFACLINIC.COM JOAO NUNO ALLEN 77 POINTS
14. PETRILLA JAIME BARREIRO 86 POINTS
15. LUXOCONF JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE 98 POINTS
16. MIUDO IGNACIO SALGUEIRO 113 POINTS
17. CEA MANOR IAGO CARBALLO 118 POINTS
18. PICACHO · YAGO MARQUINA · 119 POINTS
19. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO 140 POINTS

 

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De la Gándara caresses the final victory

 

· Aboard Okofen, the skipper from Vigo has the best results in the Baitra J80 Winter League, which celebrates its last day in Baiona this Saturday

· De la Gándara and his crew reach the final stage in first position with 8 points followed by Alboroto with 12 points and Marías with 17 points

· The last three tests of the competition will be played from three in the afternoon and at half past eight the prizes will be awarded to the winners

Baitra J80 Winter League Fleet- Photo © Rosana Calvo

The sailor from Vigo Javier de la Gándara and his crew from Okofen caress the final victory of the Baitra J80 Winter League, as they reach the last day of the competition, which is held this Saturday in Baiona, as leaders.

De la Gándara, his sons Jaime and Javier, and Okofen regular Diego Fernández lead the provisional standings with 8 points and, except for big mistakes or unexpected surprises that prevent them from maintaining the good track record up to now, they have many ballots to take the final victory.

Jaime Gándara, Javier Gándara, Diego Fernández and Javier de la Gándara aboard the Okofen – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Albotoro, who was joined on several days by the Spanish J80 champion, Javier Aguado, could avoid his victory. It is another of the J80s that has managed to chain very good results in the six tests held so far and could storm the first position of the league, since it occupies second place just 4 points behind Okofen.

El Alboroto by Juan Carlos Ameneiro in a heads-up match with Marías by Manel María – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Somewhat more difficult to finish as leader will be for the Portuguese crew of the Marías, led by Manel María, who is third with 17 points, 9 behind the leader and 5 behind the second. It will be difficult for him to win the laurels but he will almost certainly be among the top finishers.

Closing the Top 5 of the Baitra J80 Winter League and with aspirations to be able to sneak into a podium position are Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino, with 22 points; and La Galera by Miguel Fernández, with 24 points.

After the suspension of the penultimate day due to bad weather conditions, the Baitra J80 Winter League will celebrate its final stage this Saturday from three in the afternoon. The regatta committee hopes to be able to start the three tests planned in the program, and the sailboats will be left without being able to apply a new discard (of their worst result) because the six tests necessary to do so will not be held.

Once the competition in the water is over, the facilities of the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, starting at half past seven. It will be attended by the general director of Baitra Accesorios Navales, Juan Carlos González, as sponsor of the event.

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
Provisional classification in the absence of the last day

 

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 8 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 12 POINTS
3. MARÍAS · MANUEL MARÍAS · 17 POINTS
4. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 22 POINTS
5. LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · 24 POINTS

6. MAIJA · JOSE LUIS PÉREZ · 34 POINTS
7. IFACLINIC.COM JOAO NUNO ALLEN 37 POINTS
8. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 37 POINTS
9. DUE · RAFAEL BLANCO · 43 POINTS
10. FERRALEMES · R. GARCIA · 44 POINTS
11. NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO 45 POINTS
12. SDN CORMORÁN · FRANCISCO J. MARTÍNEZ · 46 POINTS
13. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · 47 POINTS
14. PETRILLA JAIME BARREIRO 63 POINTS
15. CEA MANOR IAGO CARBALLO 77 POINTS
16. LUXOCONF JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE 78 POINTS
17. MIUDO IGNACIO SALGUEIRO 81 POINTS
18. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO 95 POINTS

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RACE FOR THE GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TWO – MRW TROPHY – VII RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL

GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO · MRW TROPHY · VII RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL

1. ORGANIZATION, PLACE AND DATES

The Monte Real Yacht Club (MRCYB), by delegation of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation (RFGV), organizes the GALICIAN DOUBLE CHAMPIONSHIP – MRW TROPHY – VII RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL for ORC cruisers and J80 one-designs, to be held in the waters of the Galician Rías Baixas on Saturday, June 5, 2021 .

2. RULES

The GALICIAN TWO-SIDED CHAMPIONSHIP – MRW TROPHY – VII RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL will be held under the following regulations:

2.1 The “rules” as defined in the WS Racing Rules of Sailing 2021/24.
https://www.rfev.es/uploaded_files/RRV%202021-2024-ESP-web_20201211.pdf_9215_es.pdf

2.2 The IMS Measurement Regulation. [NP]
https://www.rfev.es/uploaded_files/Document_3236_20210217101907_es.pdf

2.3 The ORC Rating System Regulations.
https://www.rfev.es/uploaded_files/Document_3235_20200128132802_es.pdf

2.4 The Regulations with the adaptations made by the MRCYB for this regatta, of the J80 one-design class. [NP]

2.5 The WS Special Safety Rules for offshore racing (OSR) for category 4, reduced, special for this regatta.
https://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/WSOffshoreSpecialRegulations20202021updated11December 2020-[26824] .pdf

2.6 The Regulations of the RFGV Galician Championship for Two in force and for the Rías Baixas Circuit for Two. https://www.rfgvela.es/reglamentos/

2.7 Special rules of the RFGV and SDX (Secretaría Xeral para o Deporte de la Xunta de Galicia) for COVID19 prevention, specified in ANNEX I. [DP]
https://www.rfgvela.es/protocolocovid-19/

2.8 This Notice of Race (AR) and the Sailing Instructions (IR), the latter prevailing in case of discrepancy between the two.

2.9 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.

2.10 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] .

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

3. ADVERTISING [NP] [DP]

3.1 Participants may display advertising in accordance with the provisions of World Sailing Regulation 20, the RFEV Competition Regulations and the RFEV prescriptions for said regulations.

3.2 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 regatta office once your registration is confirmed.

3.3 Modifications to the stickers provided by the Organizing Committee are not allowed.

3.4 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 event of the boats or equipment of their crew members, which does not comply with the regulations. generally accepted moral and ethical standards (World Sailing Regulation 20) 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.

3.5 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.

3.6 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.

4. ELIGIBILITY

Participants must meet the eligibility requirements reflected in the WS regulations and in the prescriptions of the RFEV to said regulations.

5. PARTICIPATION

5.1 Any single-hull sailing cruiser with a minimum length of 6.49 m may participate. and with an ORC International or ORC Club measurement certificate valid for the year 2021. Vessels with a GPH greater than 780 sec./mile will not be admitted.

5.2 The skippers of the boats must be of legal age accredited by means of a photocopy of their DNI and, in the event of carrying a minor as a crew member, they must provide, together with the documentation for registration, the corresponding written authorization from their parents or guardians. , as the responsibility of the minor during the regatta falls to the skipper of the boat where he is embarked.

5.3 There will only be a TWO division (necessarily with two crew members).

5.4 In view of the registrations made and as soon as their effective participation in the regatta is verified, the Regatta Committee and Organizing Committee, if they deem it appropriate, will establish within the TWO division, the classes and cuts of the same that consider necessary seeking the greatest fairness possible, not admitting claims in this regard.

5.5 The J80 boats will participate in the Galician A2 championship category of this monotype.

5.6 The minimum number of boats to form a Galician division and champion plate of each class and category will be:

– Absolute 5 boats
– Female 4 boats (in the same category)
– Mixed 4 boats (in the same category)

6. REGISTRATION

6.1 Registration will be mandatory and will be done through the official platform of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation, ESCORA, before 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

6.2 Also attaching files with the following documentation to:
regatas@mrcyb.com

– Valid ORC measurement certificate for 2021.
– Necessary qualification of the skipper to be able to govern the boat.
– Certificate of navigability in force.
– Advertising permission if you have it.
– 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.
– Proof of payment of registration fees.

6.3 Entry fees will be €60 per boat.
Those boats that register before May 20, 2021, will have a 50% bonus.

The payment of the registration fees will be proven through the Escora platform payment gateway or bank transfer with proof of the transfer made, which must reflect the name of the boat or sail number, to the account of the Monte Real Yacht Club:

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

6.4 The winning boat of the GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO in 2020, will be exempt from the registration fee, in the GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO – MRW TROPHY – VII MEMORIAL RAFAEL OLMEDO this year.

7. CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATIONS

The definitive admission of a registration is subject to the complete presentation of the required documents, BEFORE 8:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021, as well as the safety review form completed and signed by the Measurement and/or Regatta Committee and the personal signature of the person in charge of the boat, the written waiver of responsibility and authorization to the club and Organizing Committee to disseminate all of the images collected from the event in any media without territorial limit.

8. COURSE

8.1 In accordance with the RFGV Galician Two-Handed Championship Regulations, the planned distance and itinerary will be adapted to the prevailing weather conditions, for the safety of the participants.

8.2 Initially the planned route will be: Departure in the Bay of Baiona – Beacon to unmark if necessary – Beacon of Carallones Er. – Beacon of La Negra Er. – Illas Cíes Br. – Lighthouse Tower Camouco Er. turning it – Beacon Islote dos Viños in Cíes, Br. – Beacon of La Negra Br. – Beacon of Carallones Br. – Arrival. This route may vary depending on the weather conditions on the day of the test.

8.3 In the Sailing Instructions the possible alternative courses will be specified according to said meteorological conditions.

9. PROGRAM

Friday, June 4

08:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Registration confirmation. Delivery of documentation.

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Checking the monitoring and security system. Security reviews.

7:00 p.m. – Employers meeting.

Saturday, June 5

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Photocall participant photography.

11:00 a.m. – Exit attention signal.

8:00 p.m. – Award ceremony.

10. SAIL INVENTORY, INSPECTION, SAFETY AND MEASUREMENTS [NP] [DP]

The responsibility of going to this regatta with its correctly updated measurement certificate, material measured and sealed correctly, as well as the maximum number of sails that can be carried on board and the required safety elements is exclusively the skipper of the registered boat.

11. SECURITY [NP] [DP]

11.1 For safety purposes, this regatta is considered a reduced category 4, in accordance with the WS Special Rules for High Seas Regatta (OSR) and specified in the security sheet attached to the registration, both of which are mandatory.

11.2 It will be the responsibility of the owner or the person in charge of each boat to comply with the legal regulations established for recreational boats, both in general and especially for their government, dispatch and security.

11.3 Do not forget that it is very important:
 VHF radio with channels 16, 71 and 72, support mobile phone, as well as enough batteries and spare parts for the entire duration of navigation.
 Bring on board all the updated regulatory documentation of the boat, including insurance and the necessary qualifications of the skipper.
 Mandatory GPS, at least one (1) per boat.
 Perfect condition of navigation lights and radar reflector.
 The use of the autopilot in regatta will be allowed. You must carry enough fuel to be able to navigate at maximum power for four (4) hours, as well as one (1) safety harness per crew member or registered skipper, approved vests, clothing and water shoes.
 Permanently installed lifelines.
 Throughout the duration of the regatta, mandatory passage controls and position notices will be established throughout the entire route.
11.4 Wake Tracking and Security Program. [NP] [SP]
During the completion of the test, the participants must MANDATORY be connected to the live monitoring program of the regatta, through the application that they will download to their mobiles for free. In this link you can follow the instructions http://bit.ly/1Gft3BP.

It is very important that they provide mobile battery chargers or mobile connection to the ship’s battery to charge. Participants who disconnect or do not directly connect to the program at all times, without just cause, may be penalized with a minimum of 2% of their real time, with no claims being accepted in this regard.

12. PRIZES

12.1 The absolute winner of ORC A2, J80 A2, female A2 or mixed A 2 that meets the requirements of the Galician Championship Regulations (all its crew members have a Galician federation license for the current year and the boat runs for a Galician club ) will receive the Galician Champion plaque for the year 2021.

12.2 The complete list of prizes will be exposed in the TOA before the start of the Regatta.

13. BERTHS

The boats formally registered in this regatta that do not belong to the MRCYB fleet will have a free mooring or anchoring place (mooring under the exclusive responsibility of the owner or skipper) reserved at the MRCYB from Sunday, May 30 to Sunday, June 6.

13. LIABILITY

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

13.2 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.

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

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

 

MRCYB, May 2021

 

ANNEX I

SECURITY PROTOCOL IN RELATION TO COVID-19 FOR THE REGATTA [NP] [DP]

 

A : MEASURES COMMON TO THE WHOLE ACTIVITY:

A1) The interpersonal separation of 2 m 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 hydroalcoholic gel with them 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.
A9) The use of a mask will be mandatory at all times.
A10) In navigation situations in which the mask cannot be used, in the event of: harsh sea, wind and/or rain conditions, the wetsuit 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) Mandatory use of masks and a 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 1.5 m interpersonally when circulating or being on the slipway and pontoon.
B4) Mandatory mask use at all times.
B5) Hand washing with hydroalcoholic gel in all accesses.
B6) Carry hydrogel on board for constant handwashing of the crew.
B7) Daily disinfection of the boat.
B8) Obligation to use their own water bottle for each crew member. Do not share bottle
B9) Obligation for each athlete to carry their own supplies on board. Do not share food.
B10) Carry a minimum of 5 masks on board to be able to replace those that are damaged.

The Repsol Trophy crowns the new kings of Spring

 

Two regattas held this weekend in the Rías Baixas revealed the names of the new champions of the Monte Real Spring Regatta

· In the ORC class the winners were Yess Racing from Monte Real (ORC 1-2), Bosch Service Solutions from Canido (ORC 3), Nahela from A Guarda (ORC 4)

· In A2 the Q Talent of Javier Rey and Jorge Justo prevailed, in J80 the Okofen of Javier de la Gándara and in Fígaro the Tutatis of Miguel Montes

· The Monte Real regattas return next June 5 with the celebration of the Galician Championship of A Dos

The 43rd edition of the Monte Real Club de Yates Spring Regatta came down this Sunday in Baiona with the crowning of its new champions and the awarding of prizes to the crews that were winners of the two regattas held this weekend in the Rias Baixas.

Departure of the ORC fleet – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After a first stage in which the sailboats had to circumnavigate the Cíes Islands, the second and last test began this afternoon in Baiona with much more expectation than wind. The regatta committee had to delay the start time of the race because the wind was insufficient, but the situation improved and as the crossing progressed, maximums of 15 knots were reached, which speeded up the navigation of the sailboats.

Baiona was a luxury spectator of the Repsol Trophy – Photo Jacobo Bastos

The Vigo estuary was the setting chosen for the route for all classes, with more or fewer miles depending on the category, and obligatory steps through areas such as Carallones, Toralla or Subrido, to return to Baiona again.

Departure of the J80 fleet – Photo © Rosana Calvo

ORC CLASS 1-2

In the ORC 1-2 class, the Yess Racing of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, with a pendant from the Monte Real Club de Yates, consolidated the victory that had been dragging since the first day, and with two wins in the two contested races, they won the gold of the competition. The second and third position also did not vary with respect to the first day, and the silver and bronze went to two boats from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo: the Aceites Abril led by Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal; and Julio Rodríguez’s Magical.

Rui Ramada’s Yess Racing winner of ORC 1-2 – Photo Virxi Barandela_

ORC-CLASS 3

Where there were more jumps on this last day of the Repsol Trophy was in the ORC 3 class, in which Ramón Ojea’s Bosch Service Solutions, from the Club Marítimo de Canido, managed to unseat Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1 from the first position. Real Club Náutico de Vigo, which was one of the favorites to win, but finally had to settle for second place. La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez, from the Club Náutico Castrelo de Miño, managed to climb one position and slipped into the third step of the final podium.

On Mother’s Day, Ramón Ojea del Bosch wanted to go out with his mother to collect the ORC winner’s award – 3 – Photo Virxi Barandela

ORC-CLASS 4

In the ORC 4 class there were unexpected surprises. One of the favorites to win the title, Luis Pérez’s Balea Dous, from the Real Club Náutico de Rodeira, was disqualified due to a breach of the cruise regulations related to the weight of the crew and was left without the coveted laurels, which finally they went to Nahela de Víctor Álvarez, of the Club Náutico Alagua. The Albarellos by Fernando Rey, from the Monte Real Yacht Club; and the Forza Catro of Victor Fernández, occupied the second and third place in the final classification.

The Nahela of Victor Alvarez winner of ORC – 4 – Photo Virxi Barandela

ORC-CLASS A2

In the A2 competition, with crews reduced to the maximum, the Q Talento of Javier Rey and Jorge Justo, from Monte Real Club de Yates, repeated the first place he had achieved on the opening day and took the final victory, becoming thus, a firm contender for the title of Galician champion of A2, which will be played in just a few weeks in Baiona. El Alalunga by Rodrigo Rodríguez and Carlos Cárdenas, from the Canido Maritime Club; and the Cinco Islas Albariño of Iñaki Carbajo and Miguel Fins, of the Club Náutico de Beluso, were second and third.

The Q Talent of Javier Rey and Jorge Justo winner of A2 – Photo Virxi Barandela

J80 CLASS

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen was once again the fastest among the J80 monotypes, which competed in real time. He finished the test first and after making full of victories, he took the champion trophy of the Spring Regatta. In the rest of the steps of the podium there was an exchange of positions. .The Marías de Manel Marías, who came third, rose to second place; and the Maija of José Luis Pérez, who held the provisional silver, finished with the bronze.

The Okofen of Javier de la Gándara winner of J80 – Photo Virxi Barandela

FIGARO CLASS

In the Figaro class, in which the four women’s sailboats of the Monte Real Women’s Sailing project and two other mixed boats competed, the triumph, after winning the two regatta days, went to Miguel Montes’ Tutatis. Alejandro Vázquez’s Bouvento and María Teresa Valladares’s Ladeira were in second and third position.

Miguel Montes’ Tutatis took the laurels of the Figaro class – Photo Virxi Barandela_

The regatera day this Sunday ended on land with the awards ceremony for the winners of the different categories, some trophies that were in charge of delivering the president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez; the head of Marine and Fisheries of Repsol, Inés González Megido; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the deputy for Sports of Pontevedra, Gorka Gómez; and the provincial head of sports of the Xunta de Galicia, Daniel Benavides.

Aerial view of part of the Repsol Trophy fleet – Photo Jacobo Bastos

THE NEXT APPOINTMENT: THE GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO

After the celebration of the Repsol Trophy – 43rd Spring Regatta, the Monte Real Club de Yates is already approaching the halfway point of its cruise competitions scheduled for this year 2021, a point that it will reach on June 5 with the celebration of the Galician Championship of A Two, for ORCs and J80s. The Baionese club organizes the appointment by delegation of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation. It will be the tenth consecutive year that Monte Real is in charge of this competition, which this year is also the VII Rafael Olmedo Memorial, in honor of its president for more than 40 years, who died in 2015.

 

FINAL 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. BOSCH SERVICE SOLUTIONS RAMÓN OJEA CM CANIDO
2. DEEP BLUE 2.1 VICENTE CID RCN VIGO
3. THE BLACK MOCK JUAN JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ CASTRELO DE MIÑO NPP

ORC-CLASS 4

1. NAHELA VICTOR ÁLVAREZ ALAGUA NPP
2. ALBARELLOS · FERNANDO REY · MRCYB
3. FORZA CATRO · VICTOR FERNÁNDEZ · VERTIGO SAILING

ORC-CLASS A2

1. Q TALENT · JAVIER REY · MRCYB
2. ALALUNGA RODRIGO RODRÍGUEZ CM CANIDO
3. FIVE ALBARIÑO ISLANDS IÑAKI CARBAJO BELUSO CN

J80 CLASS

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

FIGARO CLASS

1. TUTATIS · MIGUEL MONTES · MRCYB
2. BOUVENTO · ALEJANDRO VÁZQUEZ · MRCYB
3. LADEIRA · MARÍA TERESA VALLADARES · MRCYB

 

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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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40 boats in contention for the Comunica Trophy

 

· The Monte Real Club de Yates organizes a new edition of the competition with the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo and the sponsorship of the visual communication company Comunica

· The 40 boats that aspire to win the laurels will take the start in front of the Vigo nautical this Saturday at two in the afternoon heading to the bay of Baiona where the awards ceremony will be held for the winners

· The 15-mile test, in which some 200 sailors participate, can be seen from many points along the coast

Departure of the sailboats of the Comunica Trophy with the silhouette of the city of Vigo in the background in a previous edition – Photo © Rosana Calvo

 

40 boats will compete this Saturday in a new edition of the Comunica Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo and the sponsorship of the visual communication company Comunica.

Among the crews that aspire to take the laurels of the ORC class we will see the Yess Too of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, the Aceites Abril of the Ourenses Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal, the Pairo Marnatura skippered by Luis Bugallo, the Magical of Julio Rodríguez or Al Balea Dous by Luis Pérez.

This year, as a novelty, there is also a trophy for the ORC A2 category, for sailboats with a skipper and a single crew member, in which some nautical couples have registered, such as those made up of Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure aboard the Salaño Dos ; or Javier Rey and Jorge Justo, in the Q Talent Consultants.

The Luxoconf by Jean Claude Sarrade, the SND Cormorán by Francisco Martínez, the Ifaclinic by Joao Allen, La Galera by Miguel Fernandez and the Pazo de Cea by Iago Carballo are some of the J80s that will compete for victory in this class of one-designs, which it will not be the only one, as there will also be a category for the Figaro Beneteau.

The latter will be sailed by the crews led by Teresa Valladares, aboard the Ladeira; or Javier Bernardez in the Bouvento.

In the absence of the deadline for registration, which will remain open until one hour before the start of the competition, there are already nearly 200 sailors who will leave Vigo this Saturday at two in the afternoon for Baiona for the final victory .

They will have a route of about 15 miles ahead of them with several steps through beacons for which the weather forecast announces winds from the south southwest with an average of 8 knots and peaks of up to 18, which could be even more intense given the probability that record showers at times.

Once the competition is over, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the awards ceremony for the winners, in which the president of the Baiona club, José Luis Álvarez; the executive director of Comunica, Roberto Lira; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; and the deputy for sports from the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Gorka Gómez.

 

Monte Real opens the heavy sailing season with the Comunica Trophy

 

· After launching the J80 League and celebrating the Spanish Optimist Championship, the heavy sailing regattas arrive at the Monte Real Club de Yates

· The sailboats that participate in the Comunica Trophy scheduled for next Saturday in the Rías Baixas will sail the distance that separates Vigo from Baiona

· The regatta will start at two in the afternoon from the vicinity of the Náutico de Vigo that collaborates with the race and the awards ceremony will be in the afternoon in Baiona

The Comunica Trophy takes place in the Vigo estuary – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After launching the J80 Winter League and celebrating the Spanish Optimist Championship, the Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates this Saturday the heavy sailing season with the Comunica Trophy, the first of the six regattas for cruisers that the club from Baiona has scheduled for this 2021.

A coastal route between Vigo and Baiona will be the route that the participating sailboats (which will be able to compete in ORC, ORC Open, ORC Double Handed, J80 or Fígaro) must complete to win the final victory, which will be resolved in a single day.

Although it will be the weather that dictates the final route, the intention of the regatta committee is to make the fastest boats pass by a mark while the rest sail directly, with the aim that everyone can reach the finish more or less at the same time.

The arrival point will be located in the vicinity of the Baiona dock and once the race is over, it will be the Monte Real Yacht Club itself that will host the award ceremony for the winners, at seven in the afternoon.

As a novelty this year, one of the categories in contention will be the ORC Double Handed, in which the sailboats will be manned by only two people. This is a change accepted by the organizing club after receiving requests from some owners who want to be able to participate in more regattas within this modality to prepare for the Galician A2 Championship to be held in June.

One of the sailboats that will participate in this category will be the Salaño Dos of Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure, which will face, among others, the Q Talento Consultores of Javier Rey and Jorge Justo; to Lacazán by Mariano Benavente and Genoveva Pereiro; or the Alalunga by Rodrigo Rodríguez and Carlos Cárdenas.

In ORC there will be three of the regulars of the great regattas in Galicia: the Yess Racing of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, the Aceites Abril of the Pérez Canal brothers and the Pairo skippered by Luis Bugallo. And for the J80 competition, Jean Claude Sarrade’s Luxoconf, Francisco Martínez’s SND Cormorán, Joao Allen’s Ifaclinic, Miguel Fernandez’s La Galera, Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva and the Pazo de Cea by Iago Carballo.

J80 fleet participating in the Comunica Trophy between Vigo and Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the last edition of the competition, held in 2019 (in 2020 there was no due to COVID19 restrictions), the Nahela of Club Deportivo Alagua, skippered by Victor Manuel Álvarez, won. He won the general classification and also took the victory in the ORC 1 class. In ORC 2 the winner was the Abal Abogados of Mariano Dios (Ro Yacht Club), and in monotypes the Cansino of Fernando Yáñez and the Ladeira of Genoveva Pereiro prevailed. The fastest boat to complete the course (11.9 miles in just 2 hours and 7 minutes) was the Swan 45 Yess Too of the Portuguese Rui Ramada.

This new edition of the Comunica Trophy is once again sponsored, for yet another year, and there are now five (four cruise editions and one monotype exclusive), by Comunica Comunicación Visual, a firm that offers printing services, labels, industrial design and articles acrylics to all of Galicia from the municipality of A Guarda, where its main headquarters are located. For months now, under the signature of AEProtec, they have also been manufacturing masks, screens and other products related to protection against COVID19.

 

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

 

The Okofen maintains its dominance over the J80

 

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen reaffirmed this Saturday in Baiona its leadership in the Baitra J80 Winter League organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates

· The sailboat signed a first and a second place in the quarters of the third day and after discarding its worst result it separates from its direct rivals

· El Alboroto and El Marías will arrive in second and third position on the fourth and penultimate day that will be held on May 15

 

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen maintains its dominance over the J80 that compete in the Baitra Winter League of the Monte Real Club de Yates. The sailboat led by the ocean navigator not only reaffirmed its leadership in the competition this Saturday, but also managed to further separate itself from its rivals in the ranking.

With a first and a second place in the partials of the third day held this Saturday in the bay of Baiona, and after ruling out his worst result, the Okofen is 4 points behind its most direct competitor, the Uproar by Juan Carlos Ameneiro who is second with 12 points. Marías de Manel Marías closes the provisional podium with 17 points.

Okofen achieved this new victory on a complicated day due to the wind, which had a hard time picking up intensity. The first test that was started, with a slightly shorter route than usual so as not to risk too much, had to be canceled because the wind, which had started from the east with little force, fell completely, leaving the measurements to zero .

The wind made the competition difficult and forced one test to be canceled and another to be shortened – Photo Yago Crespo

Turned into an oil pond, the stage was announced as very complicated to hold a race, but the regatta committee did not give up and kept the sailboats in the water for some time hoping to give them at least one more start.

Finally he succeeded with a north wind of about 6 knots on average, with which the fleet was able to play up to two tests, the fifth and sixth so far in the competition. In both, the sailboats made the usual course, a windward leeward double turn; and with the last one, which the committee decided to cut to ensure their final, they were able to eliminate their worst result so far, something that made the classification dance.

There were some notable jumps, both up and down. The Cansino de Fernando Yáñez, a regular on the provisional podium, lost the third position he had brought from the previous day and fell to fourth; and La Galera, by Miguel Fernández, from the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, signed the most spectacular climb, from tenth to fifth position, something he achieved thanks to his good performance this Saturday, with a first and fourth place in the partial .

La Galera, owned by Miguel Fernández, from RCN A Coruña, was one of the outstanding sailboats on this day – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The next day, fourth and penultimate of the Baitra J80 Winter League organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates will be held on May 15.

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
Classification after the third day held on April 10

 

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 8 POINTS
2. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 12 POINTS
3. MARÍAS · MANUEL MARÍAS · 17 POINTS
4. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 22 POINTS
5. LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · 24 POINTS
6. MAIJA · JOSE LUIS PÉREZ · 34 POINTS
7. IFACLINIC.COM JOAO NUNO ALLEN 37 POINTS
8. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 37 POINTS
9. DUE · RAFAEL BLANCO · 43 POINTS
10. FERRALEMES · R. GARCIA · 44 POINTS
11. NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO 45 POINTS
12. SDN CORMORÁN · FRANCISCO J. MARTÍNEZ · 46 POINTS
13. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · 47 POINTS
14. PETRILLA JAIME BARREIRO 63 POINTS
15. CEA MANOR IAGO CARBALLO 77 POINTS
16. LUXOCONF JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE 78 POINTS
17. MIUDO IGNACIO SALGUEIRO 81 POINTS
18. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO 95 POINTS

 

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The wind leaves the opening day of the Spanish Optimist Championship blank

 

· The 150 sailors from 10 Spanish communities who were going to dispute the opening day of the Optimist national in Baiona this Wednesday returned to land without being able to inaugurate the scoreboard

· The regatta committee kept the fleet in the water for several hours in the hope of being able to start at least one race, but the wind did not pick up nor was it strong enough to hold the regatta

· The Spanish Optimist Championship – Cenor Trophy organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club continues tomorrow, Thursday, starting at eleven in the morning with the second of the four scheduled days

The Optimists waited for patients for hours in the water but were unable to open markers – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The wind did its thing this Wednesday in Baiona (Galicia) and left blank the opening day of the Spanish Optimist Championship – Cenor Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates by delegation of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.

After several hours in the water, the 150 sailors from 10 autonomous communities who were going to compete in the first tests of this national light sailing race returned to land without being able to open the scoreboard.

The fleet returned to land without being able to have disputed a single test – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The regatta committee, with Cristofol Morales at the helm, maintained until the end the hopes of being able to start at least one test with which to open the classification, but the wind did not pick up nor did it pick up enough intensity to celebrate the regatta. Winds were recorded from all four quadrants and, when it seemed that the situation was going to stabilize, half a regatta field was laid, but the attempt was ultimately frustrated.

Measurement after measurement, the wind failed to catch or blow with sufficient intensity – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The opening of a championship that still has three more days on the program was thus watered down and the sights are already set on the weather forecasts for this Thursday, which are announced to be somewhat better. Quite a bit of cloudiness is expected and there is a high probability of rain, even heavy showers, but the wind will blow more intensely, which will make it easier for the Optimists to navigate. If the forecast holds true, it will blow from the southeast in the morning and from the southwest in the afternoon, with between 5 and 8 knots on average and gusts of up to 16.

The Optimist fleet returning towed to land in front of the replica of the Pinta caravel in Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The start time of the tests is set for eleven in the morning but the clock will be, as always, subject to what happens with the wind. In the water will be the 150 sailors from Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, the Valencian Community, Catalonia, Murcia, the Basque Country, Cantabria, Madrid and also the Galicians, who act as hosts.

Galician team of the Optimist Spain Championship – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In dispute, the titles of national champions of Optimist in the categories SUB 16 and SUB 13, and also the Championship by Autonomies, which will reward the territorial federations that obtain the best results.

The 2021 Optimis Spanish Championship is held this year in Baiona organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and thanks to the sponsorship of the Cenor Group.

 

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The Marías arrives leader to the second day of the Baitra J80 Winter League

 

· The J80 of the Portuguese Manel Marías is at the head of the one-design classification followed by the Luna Nueva de Tuero and the Cansino de Yáñez

· The second day of the league will be held this Saturday in the bay of Baiona starting at three in the afternoon with three tests in the competition program

The J80 Marías of the Portuguese Manel Marías leads the second day of the Baitra Winter League, which will be held this Saturday in the bay of Baiona starting at three in the afternoon, with three tests on the competition programme.

The sailboat, manned by the Portuguese sailors Tiago Morais, Marta Ramada, Vasco Tinoco and Antonio Marías, managed to win the first round of the Monte Real Club de Yates one-design league, which was held at the end of February.

The Marías led by Manel Marías came out flush with the buoy in the Baitra J80 Winter League – Photo © Rosana Calvo

He did it after winning the only test that could be played due to the wind, which did not blow strongly enough. The same is not expected to happen this weekend, in which the forecasts announce winds above ten knots reaching peaks of twenty at times.

Luna Nueva by Juan Luis Tuero is in second place in the provisional classification, followed, from bronze, by Cansino by Fernando Yáñez. Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen and Santiago Estévez’s Spaco complete the Top 5 after opening the markers.

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
Classification after the first day held on February 27

1. MARÍAS · MANUEL MARÍAS · 1 POINT
2. NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO 2 POINTS
3. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 3 POINTS
4. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 4 POINTS
5. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 5 POINTS
6. DUE · RAFAEL BLANCO · 6 POINTS
7. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · 7 POINTS
8. SDN CORMORÁN · FRANCISCO J. MARTÍNEZ · 8 POINTS
9. MAIJA · JOSE LUIS PÉREZ · 9 POINTS
10. PETRILLA JAIME BARREIRO 10 POINTS
11. LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · 11 POINTS
12. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 12 POINTS
13. CEA MANOR IAGO CARBALLO 13 POINTS
14. FERRALEMES · JAIME GARCIA · 14 POINTS
15. MIUDO IGNACIO SALGUEIRO 18 POINTS

 

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The Comunica Trophy opens the cruise season of the Monte Real Yacht Club

· The Monte Real Yacht Club opens its cruise season this Holy Saturday with the celebration of the Comunica Trophy between Vigo and Baiona

· The participating sailboats, among which there will also be one-design Figaros and J80s, must complete a 15-mile coastal course

· The start of the regatta will take place in front of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, which collaborates in the organization of the Monte Real competition

The Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates its 2019 cruise season this Easter with the celebration, next Holy Saturday, of the Comunica Trophy, a coastal regatta between Vigo and Baiona that the participating sailboats will compete in starting at two in the afternoon .

It will be at that time that the regatta’s starting horn will be heard in front of the facilities of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, which once again collaborates with Monte Real in organizing the competition.

From Vigo to Baiona, the Comunica Trophy fleet will have to complete a 15-mile route in which, according to forecasts, a favorable wind will remain, some strong enough to allow them to complete the route without incident. The regatta will also be held on a fairly clear day, with pleasant temperatures between 18 and 20 degrees, and little sea.

Among the participating fleet are some of the winners of the previous edition, who will seek to revalidate victory. This is the case of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, who in 2018 won the victory of his class aboard the MBA Atlántico and who this time will participate at the controls of the Yess Too.

Another of the 2018 winners will also be among the participants, the Balea Dous of the Real Club Náutico de Rodeira, with the usual good work of Luis Pérez at the controls.

Another company that has also announced its participation in the competition is Ramón Ojea’s Bosch Service Solutions, from the Club Marítimo de Canido, who will return for the gold that escaped him the previous year, in which he had to make do with third place bronze. Among the J80, the winner of the last edition also repeats, which was Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva.

The registration period to participate in the Comunica Trophy is still open and anyone who wishes to compete can register until the day of the regatta itself. Registration is free and participating boats will also have a 50 percent discount on registration for the Repsol Trophy, which Monte Real organizes once again to coincide with the May 1 long weekend.

The Comunica Trophy is sponsored, for the third consecutive year, by Comunica Comunicación Visual, a firm that offers printing services, signs, industrial design, acrylic items… throughout Galicia from the municipality of A Guarda, where its main headquarters are located. Several of its managers and area managers will participate in the awards ceremony for the winners, which will be held on the same Saturday as the competition starting at seven in the afternoon at the Monte Real Club de Yates facilities.

 

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