The Galician Alboroto de Juan Carlos Ameneiro, new champion of Spain of J80

 

· The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona team skippered by Juan Carlos Ameneiro completed a great competition and was proclaimed national champion of the class in the waters of the Vigo estuary

· In Galicia, the silver of the championship won by Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen and the bronze goes to Cantabria at the hands of Ignacio Camino’s Solintal from Santander.

· Luis de Mira’s Namasté is the new J80 Spanish Champion with mixed crew and the awards for best youth and female crew were shared by the Basques Fhimasa and Decoexsa respectively

With the Spanish Championship – Gestilar Trophy, the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona has already kicked off the J80 class World Championship that the club will organize in September 2023

The J80 fleet already has new Spanish champions of the class. This Sunday, the Monte Real Club de Yates put an end to the J80 Spanish Championship – Gestilar Trophy, which the club had been celebrating since last Friday, with almost 40 sailboats in contention and as a prelude to the World Cup that the Rías Baixas will host next year.

After three intense days of regatta and seven races completed, the Juan Carlos Ameneiro Rampage sentenced a national title for which they fought tooth and nail from the first race, against a fleet it was not easy at all and with several teams that were about to take the lead.

With his usual crew, made up of the world class champion Javier Aguado, Javier Lago and Juan José Lago, Ameneiro started the championship strongly, adding two seconds and one first with which he was at the top of the table. On Saturday they withstood the pressure of their rivals and on Sunday, after winning a protest in the last test for an off-line that they managed to appeal, they were definitively proclaimed champions of Spain in J80.

The rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro in the Spanish J80 Championship- Photo © Rosana Calvo

“We are very happy to have won this championship in front of so many good crews. We wanted to make a worthy participation in the national but we did not expect to be so high. In the end we have had a magnificent championship and at the last minute, with a claim for an off-line that we did not have, far from it, the committee decided it was convenient to make a repair and we have won it very tight with Okofen, which is a very worthy opponent and he has done a very good regatta too”Ameneiro said.

The Fuss of Juan Carlos Ameneiro (MRCYB), new Spanish champion of J80 – Photo © Clara Giraldo

Behind Alboroto, just four points away, Okofen, also from Monte Real Club de Yates, took the silver trophy and the runner-up position in Spain. The team made up of Javier de La Gándara, Diego Fernández, Pablo Franco and Jaime de La Gándara signed a very good national, going from less to more from the first day. He started from fifth position and even came close to winning, which finally eluded him, leaving him a more than worthy second position.

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen (MRCYB) took the championship silver – Photo © Clara Giraldo

The Cantabrian Solintal de Ignacio Camino (Real Club Marítimo de Santander) completed the podium in third position, not without having fought until the last minute for the title and after a weekend in which he never got off the podium . Armando Gutiérrez, Cristobal Piris and Abelardo Quevedo also haggled on the boat.

Ignacio Camino’s Solintal (RCM Santander), was third in the national J80 – Photo © Clara Giraldo

The event organized by Monte Real also decided the new champions of Spain with a mixed crew, a title that went to another local boat, the Luis de Mira Namasté. With Susana Baena, Amparo Molla, Luis Gutiérrez and Hilda Martín among their ranks, Namasté finished with partials of 3-13-3-13-8-23-7, in eighth place overall and as the first mixed team. A brilliant result that leaves Baiona with the second title up for grabs.

Luis de Mira’s Namasté (MRCYB) won the J80 Spanish Champion with mixed crew – Photo © Clara Giraldo

In addition to the national championship prizes, the Gestilar Trophy also gave awards to the best women’s and youth crews in the championship. The Decoexsa of the Real Club Náutico de San Sebastián, skippered by Olatz Muñoz and with a crew made up of Marta Lizarraga, Eva González, Patricia Alza, Gabriela Cruz and Carlota Gala, was the best boat manned exclusively by women.

Olatz Muñoz’s Decoexsa (RCM San Sebastián) received the honorable mention for the best female crew – Photo © Clara Giraldo

The special mention for the best youth crew went to another Basque team, Fhimasa del Real Club Marítimo del Abra-Real Sporting Club with a crew made up of Nicolás Viar Laorden, Perico Basterra, Manuel Rey-Baltar, Alba Ortega and Tomás Trueba. They also achieved a meritorious fifteenth position.

Nicolás Viar’s Fhimasa (RCM Abra) was the best youth crew – Photo © Clara Giraldo

With these results ends a very tight Spanish Championship in which the competitiveness between the crews led the fleet to fight every length, every start and every section of the route. A perfect rehearsal for next year’s World Cup, which will be held again in these waters and under the organization of the Baionese club.

“With any World Cup that is held in Spain we are delighted and that it is held in Baiona is a great place. Monte Real is a club that is dedicated to sailing and to organizing this type of championship, so it is a luxury to be here”, affirmed the president of the J80 class in Spain, Armando Gutiérrez.

The delivery of trophies, final point and prelude to the 2023 World Cup

With the regatta now over, Monte Real hosted the final trophy ceremony in the afternoon, a ceremony in which the winners of the Gestilar Trophy and the new J80 Spanish champions were crowned. The event was attended by José Luis Álvarez, president of the Monte Real Yacht Club; Javier García Valcárcel, president of Gestilar; Raúl Guerrero, CEO of Gestilar; Carlos Gómez, mayor of Baiona; and Daniel Benavides, provincial head of sports of the Xunta de Galicia.

For the president of the Monte Real Club de Yates, José Luis Álvarez, this J80 Spanish Championship is very important because “It is the starting point for the world championship that we will celebrate in Baiona next year, and because the Spanish crews have already been able to compete in Galician waters and test our regatta fields”. At the World Cup event, scheduled for September 2023, the manager of the Baiona club is confident of having a significant international presence and “that the Galician and Monte Real sailors end up in a good position “.

During the ceremony, Alboroto was also presented with the Trophy of the J80 Spain class. The person in charge of presenting the award was the president of the class, Armando Gutiérrez.

The fleet came out on the last day to give everything for the title – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The J80 Spanish Championship was organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Gestilar and Homes by Gestilar and the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation. It also had the support of the Xunta de Galicia, the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Pontevedra City Council; and from brands and companies such as Volvo Autesa, Martin Miller’s Gin or Terras Gauda, among others.

 


 

J80 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP GESTILAR TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 15 – 18 September 2022

Spanish Champion of J80 2022
ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB
Crew:
JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO
JAVIER AGUADO
XAVIER LAKE
JOHN JOSE LAKE

Top 5 Spanish J80 Championship 2022
1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB
2. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
3. SOLINTAL · IGNACIO CAMINO · RCM SANTANDER
4. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB
5. BIOBIZZ · JOSÉ AZQUETA · RCM ABRA CSR

Spanish champion of J80 with mixed crew 2022
NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB

Best Junior Crew
FHIMASA NICOLÁS VIAR LAORDEN RCM ABRA RSC

Honorable Mention for Best Female Crew
DECOEXSA · OLATZ MUÑOZ · RCN SAN SEBASTIAN

Galicia remains at the forefront in the final stretch of the Spanish J80 Championship

 

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen team from Vigo had a great day this Saturday, adding two victories and placing second, just four points behind the leader

· The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro remains first in the general classification and will seek to win the hotly contested J80 national title on Sunday

· After Alboroto and Okofen, the third place on the podium is occupied by Solintal from Cantabria, who keeps his options open for the final day

· After the dispute of the last tests this Sunday the Monte Real Club de Yates will hold the awards ceremony at five in the afternoon

Very long day for the fleet that disputed the Spanish J80 Championship in the waters of the Vigo estuary, on a second day that kept the crews in the water for almost ten hours. The stage began with a delay of more than three hours and was resolved with new changes in an increasingly tight general.

The Galician Alboroto de Juan Carlos Ameneiro (MRCYB) managed to maintain his position as leader in the regatta field ahead of Okofen de Javier de La Gándara (MRCYB), one of the most outstanding of the day, after signing two firsts in the three races completed and climb to second place overall.

Start of the first of the three races held on the second day – Photo © Rosana Calvo

First thing in the morning, the Committee announced a postponement at the regatta course located in the Cíes area, waiting for conditions to improve before giving the first honk. The fleet, which was already in the area around twelve noon, had to wait until after three in the afternoon for the wind to pick up with about seven knots from the northwest, finally allowing the almost forty participating teams to add three new tests in their lockers.

“We had rather more complicated conditions, especially at the beginning,” said Aleix Ballester, the championship’s main official, after returning to land. There was very little wind, so we looked for the pressure further north of the race course and there we managed to start with about six or seven knots that reached twelve in the last race”.

The conditions of the Vigo estuary complicated the start of the second day – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The first test of the day began with practically all the teams in a fist, disputing the partial victory. At the head of the fleet, Santander’s Solintal and Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen were in a tough one-on-one match for almost the first half of the race, but the Gándara men did not give up and managed to sign their first partial victory after having released on Friday in fifth position overall.

Behind, Ignacio Camino’s Solintal failed to maintain their position and crossed the finish line in fifth position, while second and third place in the race went to two other representatives of the Real Club Marítimo de Santander, Palibex of Guillermo González and Etnia Barcelona with Peru Múgica at the controls.

In the second test, however, the tables were turned and it was three other teams that shared the first three positions, leaving an increasingly tight general after the entry into play of the discard, which allowed the crews to eliminate from the table your worst result.

The Avator Mercury of the renowned Cantabrian sailor Jaime Piris was the winner of the heat ahead of Solintal, also representing the Real Club Marítimo de Santander, who on this occasion did keep their options until the end and added a second place in their locker. Third position went to Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto (Monte Real Club de Yates), who returned to the top positions after finishing eleventh in the previous one.

Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Rampage continues to lead the championship – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After the second test and with a wind that was already reaching twelve knots, the Regatta Committee honked for a final race in which only Javier de La Gándara’s men repeated on the podium, adding their second victory of the day ahead of Cleansailing by Chisco Catalán and Ferralemes by Rosario García, both from Monte Real, occupying the second and third position respectively.

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen was the best of the second day – Photo © Rosana Calvo

With these results, Okofen climbs up to second place on the podium and is only four points behind the leader, who continues to be Ameneiro’s Uproar. Although the final result will depend on what happens on Sunday, everything is open for both crews.

“It was a very complicated day but we did three good partials with which we placed ourselves close to the first. Where we are now is already a good result, so if we manage to improve it tomorrow it would be great and if we stay in second position it would also be perfect.”, stated Jaime de La Gándara, crew member of the Okofen, as soon as they reached the pontoons.

Behind, third place is now occupied by Solintal, who finished the day with a ninth in the last test and also has options for the final victory.

The Solintal de Ignacio Camino holds the provisional bronze – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Tomorrow, Sunday, the Committee will try to complete the program again with the first start at twelve noon. The reports once again predict a day with little wind, so we will have to wait to see how the conditions present themselves on the regatta field. In the words of the main official, “the report is still complicated for tomorrow and we have the time limit at half past three, but we hope to be able to get one or two heats”.

Once the competition is over, the trophy ceremony will be held at five in the afternoon in the gardens of Monte Real, where the new champion of Spain in the J80 class and winner of the Gestilar Trophy will be crowned.

Almost 40 boats aspire to win the national title – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Spanish J80 Championship is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Gestilar and Homes by Gestilar and the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation. It also has the support of the Xunta de Galicia, the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Pontevedra City Council; and from brands and companies such as Volvo Autesa, Martin Miller’s Gin or Terras Gauda, among others.

 


J80 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP GESTILAR TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 15 – 18 September 2022

TOP 10 classification after the first day
1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB · 12 POINTS
2. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB · 16 POINTS
3. SOLINTAL · IGNACIO CAMINO · RCM SANTANDER · 21 POINTS
4. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB 28 POINTS
5. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB · 40 POINTS
6. BIOBIZZ JOSE AZQUETA RCM ABRA/RSC 40 POINTS
7. AVATOR MERCURY JAIME PIRIS RCM SANTANDER 41 POINTS
8. TIRED · NANO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB · 41 POINTS
9. MAIJA JOSÉ LUIS PÉREZ MRCYB 43 POINTS
10. PALIBEX GUILLERMO GONZÁLEZ RCM SANTANDER 45 POINTS

 

Galician dominance at the premiere of the J80 Spanish Championship with an unstoppable rampage

 

· The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona seals an almost perfect opening day, positioning itself as the first leader

· Nine and thirteen points behind him are Ignacio Camino’s Solintal (Santander) and Rafael Díaz’s Dorsia Covirán (Castellón), second and third

· With a northeasterly wind of between six and eight knots of intensity, the fleet of almost forty boats premiered markers with the dispute of three races

· The Regatta Committee will try to complete another three races on Saturday with which the discarding of the worst result for each team would come into play

Great start of the J80 Spanish Championship in the Galician Rías Baixas. The appointment organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona with the sponsorship of Gestilar gave the starting honk this Friday for the first tests in the waters of the Vigo estuary, and it did so with one of the local teams, the Alboroto de Juan Carlos Ameneiro, comfortably dominating among a fleet of almost forty teams fighting for the national title.

The J80 of the Spanish Championship in the Rías Baixas – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The day began punctually in the regatta field located in the Cíes anchorage and it did so with very good conditions for navigation. The wind, from the northeast component and with a stable intensity of seven or eight knots, allowed the fleet to open markers with the dispute of the first three tests of the program.

Almost 40 boats dispute the Spanish Championship in Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The first victory of the day was played by two teams practically from the start. Ignacio Camino’s Solintal from Cantabria was the fastest and managed to score a comfortable victory ahead of local Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto, who was second. Behind, at a considerable distance, the third position was awarded to another team from Monte Real, Luis de Mira’s Namasté with a brilliant performance in the opening test.

Already in the second, with a little less wind, it was Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen that took the cat to the water, while Alboroto repeated with a second place and Rafael Díaz’s Dorsia Covirán burst among the top teams scoring the third position.

The tests were carried out at the Cíes anchorage – Photo © Rosana Calvo

It was in the last test of the day when the crew led by Ameneiro managed to complete a great day of regattas, taking their first partial victory ahead of two other teams sailing under the banner of Monte Real: Spaco de Santiago Estévez and again the Namasté, second and third respectively.

With these results, El Alboroto, which also counts among its ranks the former Spanish J80 champion Javier Aguado, Javier Lago and Juan José Lago, becomes the first leader of the Spanish Championship – Gestilar Trophy, and does so with an advantage of nine points over the second, Solintal -which added a seventh and a sixth in the second and third tests-, and thirteen over Dorsia Covirán, which is provisionally placed third.

The Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro (MRCYB) – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Once on land, Ameneiro stated that “we have seen ourselves very well, but the truth is that we did not think we would be so high, because this is a very competitive fleet with teams that have been very high in World and European Championships” . The Galician shipowner also highlighted the role played this Friday by both the ship and the crew, who have been key to being at the head of the fleet: “The boat has behaved very well, we have followed a good tactic and we have achieved some good positions defending ourselves very well so far. Now it’s time to continue there, since in such long championships you have to be regular and try to defend “. A great start, without a doubt, for Alboroto, which already this year had one of its best seasons in the J80 del Monte Real league.

If the wind allows it, the competition will resume on Saturday for the J80 fleet starting at twelve noon. Ahead, another two more days in which everything is still to be decided and in which the teams promise to fight until the end.

The Solintal of Ignacio Camino (RCM Santander) – Photo © Rosana Calvo

“In the three-day championships, as is the case here, what it is about is not puncturing and not doing an off-line, because it is something that already conditions the entire championship” affirmed the skipper of the Solintal, the former world champion of the Ignacio Camino class, who defends the banner of the Real Club Marítimo de Santander in second position. “We always aspire to everything, we try to do the best we can and as far as we go, if we can be at the top it will be great”.

The Dorsia by Rafael Díaz (Marina Burriananova) – Photo © Rosana Calvo

The Spanish J80 Championship is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Gestilar and Homes by Gestilar and the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation. It also has the support of the Xunta de Galicia, the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Pontevedra City Council; and from brands and companies such as Volvo Autesa, Martin Miller’s Gin or Terras Gauda, among others.

One of the six sterns they completed in the three courses – Photo © Rosana Calvo

 


 

J80 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP GESTILAR TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 15 – 18 September 2022

TOP 10 classification after the first day
1. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB · 5 POINTS
2. SOLINTAL IGNACIO CAMINO RCM SANTANDER 14 POINTS
3. DORSIA COVIRÁN · RAFAEL DÍAZ · CLUB · MARINA BURRIANANOVA · 18 POINTS
4. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · MRCYB · 19 POINTS
5. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB · 20 POINTS
6. TIRED · NANO YÁÑEZ · MRCYB · 21 POINTS
7. SOLVENTIS · MALALO BERMÚDEZ · MRCYB · 27 POINTS
8. PALIBEX GUILLERMO GONZÁLEZ RCM SANTANDER 32 POINTS
9. I3D ATLANTIC · GUILLERMO BLANCO · RCN CORUÑA · 36 POINTS
10. MAIJA JOSÉ LUIS PÉREZ MRCYB 37 POINTS

Baiona hosts the Spanish J80 Championship

 

· The Royal Spanish Sailing Federation chose this year the Monte Real Club de Yates to organize the national event of these 8-meter monotypes

· 38 of the best crews in the country will compete in this competition of 9 tests in the waters of the Rías Baixas from this Friday to Sunday

· Galicia, Cantabria and the Basque Country are the communities that aspire to the title with the largest number of sailboats in this event sponsored by Gestilar

The fishing village of Baiona hosts, from this Friday to Sunday , the J80 Spanish Championship, an event that will measure the best crews of these 8-meter monotypes in the Rías Baixas. The Royal Spanish Sailing Federation delegated the organization of the event to the Monte Real Yacht Club and the club from Baiona, sponsored by Gestilar, will be in charge of putting the 9 races into contention which, if the wind allows it, will include the competition.

After a skippers meeting convened for twelve noon on Friday, in which the rules will be recalled and the guidelines for the different regattas will be given, the fleet will compete in the first rounds starting at two in the afternoon. The 38 participating boats will compete as a fleet and in real time . They must complete a course of the windward leeward type between buoys. It will be a double loop layout, with two upwind and two stern, which will be placed at the exit of the Bay of Baiona.

Although the J80 competitions organized by Monte Real are usually held inside the bay of Baiona, in a very specific area, the club decided on this occasion to move the regatta course a little further outside, to the place where in 2023 the World Class will be played. This will make it easier for the fleet, especially those that arrive from other communities and have fewer options to sail in Galicia, to get used to Galician waters and thus prepare for the World Cup.

Baiona is the venue this year for the J80 Spanish Championship – Photo Jacobo Bastos

Behind the Galician fleet, which covers more than half of the inscriptions (24), with a great weight of ships from Monte Real (17); the communities with the highest number of applicants for the title are Cantabria (7) and the Basque Country (4), with the presence, albeit a minority, of teams from other regions such as Valencia.

Among the participants, some of the big names in sailing in Spain, like the former J80 world champion, Ignacio Camino, aboard the Cantabrian Solintal; Spanish runner-up José Azqueta leading the biobizz (RCM of Abra RSC); or the recent Copa del Rey champion at the helm of the Teatro Soho Caixabank, Dany Cuevas, with the kuko.

Also entering the fray will be Peru Múgica’s Etnia Barcelona or Jaime Piris’s Avator Mercury , among others; all-female crews such as the Decoexa , led by Olatz Muñoz (RCN San Sebastián) and mixed such as the Dorsia Covirán of Nuria Sánchez (Marina Burriananova).

among the locals, the names that sound the most for their good results in the J80 leagues held in Baiona are the Okofen by Javier de la Gandara; Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Rampage, which will carry Spanish class champion Javier Aguado on board; or the Cleansiling of Chisco Catalán, in which Willy Alonso will also sail. Alberto Moro and Malalo Bermúdez’s Solventis Ribadeo are also expected to put up quite a fight on the water; the Cansino by Nano Yáñez and the Spaco by Santiago Estévez.

In the three days of competition (Friday from two in the afternoon, and Saturday and Sunday from twelve noon), the regatta committee hopes to be able to start the nine tests that are on the program, being mandatory that only two be held to give for valid the championship, and giving the crews the possibility of discarding their worst result in the classification from the fifth round.

Three categories will compete: the absolute, the mixed (in which at least 40 per cent of the crew must be of different gender) and the juvenile (in which none of the crew may have been born after 1998); and the awards ceremony for the winners will be held on Sunday at five in the afternoon in the gardens of the Monte Real Club de Yates.

Officially presented this Thursday in Baiona, the Spanish J80 Championship arrives in Galicia in 2022 after having been held in 2021 in Andalusia by the Real Club Náutico de la Línea de la Concepción. The victory then went to the Princesa Yaiza of five-time world champion Rayco Tabares, with world champion Pablo Santurde finishing second on board the M&G Tressis and Per Román’s GP Bullhound closing the podium.

Official presentation of the Spanish J80 Championship – Photo Clara Giraldo

“The J80s have been, for a long time, -said the president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez, at the presentation of the event- a very powerful fleet in Spain. They have been proving it for years, with the increase in units and competitions, and also with the achievement of international titles. Some of the best sailors in the class are Spanish and this club is proud to have supported them for ten years”.

The MRCYB brought the first J80s to Baiona in 2012. It facilitated the purchase of boats and moorings, created specific competitions for them and included them in its most important trophies. In 2018 he was chosen to organize the Spanish Championship, an event with which he repeats this year; and in 2023 it will host the World Cup. It is our objective to continue writing the history of the J80 in Spain, and that is where we are” , concluded the president of the Baionese club.

The J80 Spanish Championship is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Gestilar and Homes by Gestilar and the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation. It also has the support of the Xunta de Galicia, the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Pontevedra City Council; and from brands and companies such as Volvo Autesa, Martin Miller’s Gin or Terras Gauda, among others.

Attending authorities with the championship trophies – Photo Clara Giraldo

 


OFFICIAL PRESENTATION DECLARATIONS

Monte Real Yacht Club September 15, 2022

“The J80 have been, for a long time, a very powerful fleet in Spain. They have been proving it for years, with the increase in units and competitions, and also with the achievement of international titles. Some of the best sailors in the class are Spanish and this club is proud to have supported them for ten years. It is our goal to continue writing the history of the J80 in Spain, and that is where we are”

José Luis Álvarez, president of the Monte Real Yacht Club

“For Gestilar, supporting this Spanish J80 Championship is very important because Galicia is much more than a place to develop our activity. It is a place to which we have a very special affection, and in my case also personal, for which we bet in a very clear way and where we have put part of the best that we have as a company with many important projects underway”

Javier García-Valcárcel, president of Gestilar, sponsor of the event

“For us it is an honor to be here presenting this event that, moreover, is the prelude to a World Cup in 2023, which will place Baiona on the international map. I think that all of us men and women from Baiona boast about Monte Real because without it, Baiona would not be the same. From the council we welcome all the crews and athletes, and we hope they enjoy Baiona these days”

Carlos Gómez, Mayor of Bayonne

“This has been a spectacular regatta season at Monte Real. There is no doubt that this club has the J80 fleet in its DNA, and this year we are going to repeat the success of the 2018 championship. Let’s hope, with the permission of all the crews, that it will also be a local victory. I wish all the participants the best of luck and that they enjoy our community in such an important year for El Camino de Santiago and el Xacobeo”

Marta Fernández-Tapias, territorial delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo

“I have to congratulate Monte Real for all their work to carry out this type of competitions that put Galicia in the national spotlight, because they entail a lot of effort and tenacity, and that is something that forms part of the essence of this club. I think this is a very important event, since it is the prelude to the World Cup that we will have in Baiona next year. It is key that we continue betting on sport and that we do so with relevant events, which consolidate us as a sports benchmark and attract people to Galicia and Baiona”

Gorka Gómez, sports deputy of the Pontevedra Provincial Council

“During these days, 38 boats will compete in real time in our fabulous estuary. 24 of them are from Galicia and 17 from Monte Real, and there is a large presence of boats from Cantabria and the Basque Country, as well as crews from other communities. Our wish as a club is that this championship will serve as training for next year’s World Cup, from which we are sure a Spanish winner will emerge. That is why we have chosen almost the same dates and the same regatta field, in the Cíes area, to serve as contact and preparation for the World Cup event”

Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, Commodore of the Monte Real Yacht Club



J80 SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP GESTILAR TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, 15 – 18 September 2022

THURSDAY 15 10:00 – 19:00 Registration and control of equipment
FRIDAY 16 12:00 Skippers meeting 14:00 Start of tests
SATURDAY 17 · 12:00 Start of tests
SUNDAY 18 12:00 Start of tests 17:00 Awards ceremony

 


 

The Galician J80 seek to open the Winter League scoreboard

 

· After the suspension of the opening day due to lack of wind, the J80 fleet entered in the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates seeks to debut this Saturday in Baiona

· The weather forecasts are quite good and if they do not suffer major changes for the start of the tests, they would allow the 17 sailboats in contention to inaugurate the classification

Part of the J80 fleet participating in the competition in front of the Parador de Baiona – Photo © Rosana Calvo

After the suspension of the opening day on January 22 due to lack of wind, the J80 fleet registered to participate in the Baitra J80 Winter League of the Monte Real Club de Yates will seek to debut this Saturday in Baiona.

The weather forecasts announce a northerly component wind with between 5 and 7 knots on average and peaks of up to 10; and, if they do not undergo major changes for the start of the tests, they would allow the 17 sailboats in contention to inaugurate the classification.

If everything goes according to plan, at three in the afternoon a regatta day will begin with three scheduled tests: three routes between buoys, of the windward-leeward type, with a double return.

In addition to competing in the heats, the crews will participate in informative briefings directed by the Olympic coach Carlos Llamas, who is in charge of preparing the Galician one-design fleet for the Spanish Championship and the World Championship of the class that will be held in Baiona on next September and in 2023.

On the first day the J80 could not even complete a test – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In this new edition of the Baitra J80 Winter League, the Okofen of Javier de la Gándara, winner of the winter league in 2021; Manel Marías’s Marías, who won the Autumn League; the Rampage of Juan Carlos Ameneiro, who will lead this day by the former Spanish Champion of the Javier Aguado class; the Cansino by Alejandra Suárez, the Maija by Castor Alonso or the Spaco by Santiago Estévez, all from Monte Real; The Galera of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña, the Due of the Real Club Náutico de Portosín, or the ¡Ay Carmela! by Juan Martínez Pazo, by Bouzas, among others.

The Monte Real Yacht Club joins the best yacht clubs in the world

 

· The historic club from Baiona has become part of the exclusive International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC), the association that brings together the 44 clubs -now 45- most prestigious in the world

· The social responsibility activities that the MRCYB promotes through its Adapted Sailing School and the maritime route created to complete the Camino de Santiago by sea were two of the most valued aspects for its inclusion.

· Entering the ICOYC was an old aspiration of Monte Real to have its own voice in one of the most important nautical forums in the world where experiences about the world of sailing are debated and shared

The historic Monte Real Club de Yachts de Baiona joins the best yacht clubs in the world after being included in the exclusive International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC), the association that brings together 44 clubs (now 45 with the MRCYB) most prestigious in the world.

The social responsibility activities that the Baiona club promotes through its Adapted Sailing School for people with functional diversity, children with behavioral problems, the elderly or women victims of sexist violence were one of the most valued aspects for their inclusion in the ICOYC.

The member clubs were also attracted by the maritime route that Monte Real organizes to complete the Camino de Santiago by sea, a route that can generate important tourist-sports synergies with other clubs in northern Europe attracted by the Jacobean route.

Joining this prestigious nautical entity was an old aspiration of the club directed by José Luis Álvarez, who was always interested in having his own voice in the best forums worldwide. “The incorporation of Monte Real to the ICOYC is not only -says Álvarez- good news for the club but also for all of Galicia, because we will echo everything that is done here and may be interesting for the rest of the world” . “We will be the transmitters -concludes the president of Monte Real- of culture, sports, gastronomy and the good work of the Galician people” .

The International Council of Yacht Clubs is an association created to promote sailing and improve the organization of nautical activities and events worldwide. It includes, among others, prestigious clubs such as the San Diego Yacht Club (USA), the Clube Naval de Cascais (Portugal), the Yacht Club de Monaco, the Societe Nautique de Marseille (France), the Royal Yhames Yacht Club (London), the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (New Zealand), the Royal Natal Yacht Club (South Africa) or the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (Canada).

In the list of member clubs there are two Spanish clubs: the Real Club Náutico de Palma and the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, which last October was in charge of organizing the ICOYC 2021 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE, in which Monte Real participated as speaker from the club’s commodore, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui.

It was precisely the presentation made at that event that gave the final impetus for the ICOYC to accept the inclusion of the Baiona club among its members. “This arrives -says Otaegui- in a very important year for the club, at the gates of hosting the 52 SUPER SERIES and the World Championship of the J80 class ”. For the commodore of Monte Real “sharing experiences with these prestigious clubs, which also have a great commitment to sport and major sporting events, will be a great boost to continue working and bringing the best sailing to Galicia” .

In the letter in which the International Council of Yacht Clubs announces its inclusion in the association to Monte Real, the president of the ICOYC, David Mead, highlights the synergies and opportunities that can be created with the inclusion of such an outstanding club as the MRCYB .

 

 

REPORT: 46 years of high-altitude sailing on Monte Real

 

Created in 1976 by the Monte Real Club de Yates and disputed without interruption since then, the Conde de Gondomar has established itself over the years as one of the most charismatic regattas on the Spanish nautical scene, with a history full of great names in sailing in Galicia that should not be forgotten, and one of the most exciting tests of Atlantic sailing: the Baiona-Carrumeiro Chico-Baiona, almost 100 miles. In 2020 not even COVID19 could stop it and in 2021 it will celebrate its forty-sixth edition in Baiona under the name of Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix. It will be on July 23, 24 and 25.

Report by Rosana Calvo, head of communication at the MRCYB

 

Although the history of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy begins to be written in 1976, with the birth of the competition, we must go back several centuries to discover the true origin of its name, which arises from an alleged tribute to the figure of Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, first Count of Gondomar.

Son of the governor of Galicia, in military command of the Portuguese border and the Galician coast, Sarmiento was the key figure in the 5,000-man army who, despite being hastily recruited, managed to contain the attack that the most famous pirate of history, Francis Drake, was going to perpetrate against Baiona.

On October 8, 1585, the Count of Gondomar signed one of the most important chapters in the history of the Galician fishing village, forcing the withdrawal of the 30 ships and 1,500 men with which Drake intended to take over the town, and he was named “Governor of the war people of Baiona and the Castle of Monterreal” .

The Count of Gondomar was thus forever linked to the Monte Real peninsula, where the Parador Nacional is located today, which also bears his name; and the Monte Real Club de Yates, which in 1976 decided to baptize the Conde de Gondomar Trophy for a race that, over the years, would become the deep-sea regatta par excellence in Galicia.

Thus was born one of the most important competitions on the Spanish nautical scene, under the mandate of Rafael Olmedo Limeses as president of the club; and with Admiral Rafael Lorenzo (Commodore), Humberto Cervera “Piruchi” (sailing delegate) and Alfonso Paz Andrade, as key figures in its creation; along with Jesús Valverde, José Ramón Fontán, José de la Gándara and Rui Moreira.

On August 19 of that year, 29 boats accepted the challenge and set sail for the Cabo Silleiro area, where an Olympic triangle was scheduled to be held, but in the end it did not take place due to fog. The second of the three scheduled tests, a route between Baiona and Muros, was also suspended, this time due to lack of wind; and the premiere of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy was reduced to a single test that won the “Ardora” (Contention 33) by Alfonso Paz Andrade and Julio Babé, skippered by Gonzalo Romero.

It was the first of the four consecutive victories that the “Ardora” would chain in the first four editions of the Conde de Gondomar, taking among its crew sailing history in Galicia such as Fernando Massó or Gonzalo Romero.

Roll of Honor of the first winners of the Count of Gondomar

In 1980, the competition introduces changes to the layouts that had been initially designed, with a new 120-mile test between Baiona-Povoa de Varzim-Baiona, which is added to the Olympic triangle and an average regatta with a figure-nine route between the Cies and Ons Islands. The victory went to the Irish “Moonduster” (Swan 441), owned by Dennis Doyle, who had arrived in Galicia with the Lymington-Baiona regatta and decided to make his debut in the Conde as well.

In 1980, at the 5th Conde de Gondomar Trophy, the winner of the Conde was Irishman Dennis Doyle’s Moonduster – Photo Archive MRCYB

In 1981 a new modification in the routes takes place. From an idea by Fernando García Tobío (of the club’s Regatta Committee together with Alfonso Paz Andrade, Estanislao Durán and Jacobo Fontán) and in honor of Jesús Valverde, the Baiona – Carrumeiro Chico – Baiona was born, a historic race that continues until currently as one of the most exciting on the peninsular racing calendar.

The winner of that edition, and also of the following one (1982), was a boat from another of those historical sagas that emerged from Galician nautical: the “Vento” by Manuel Fernández, who many years later would receive the gold medal from the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, the highest award in Spanish sailing.

The VII Conde de Gondomar Trophy was held in 1982 with the victory of Vento de Manuel Fernández – Photo Archive MRCYB

After the victories of the “Ardora” and the “Vento” , the different Pairos of José Luis Freire begin to embroider their name on the honor roll of the Count of Gondomar. The “Pairo Tres” won for the first time in 1983, repeated in 1984, and the following models with the Freire the Conde competed for, all under the same name would give him another 4 more wins.

The Pairo III (which gave the first two victories of the Count to JL Freire) in a promotional image of the competition

Until now, José Luis Freire is the one who has achieved the greatest number of victories in 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). Currently, at 84 years old, “Tibu” continues to participate in the Conde (not only as an owner, but also aboard its boats) and, although he has not achieved any more victories, he is always among the favorites.

– The different Pairos of José Luis Freire (one of them in the foreground) are the ones that have won the Conde de Gondomar Trophy the most times – Photo Jacobo Bastos
Very protected with a mask and screen José Luis Freire participated at the age of 83 in the last edition of the Count of Gondomar held in 2020- Photo José Ramón Louro

Following in its wake we find “April Oils” by Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal; that add up to 4 victories, the same ones that Paz Andrade’s “Ardora”, “Castrosúa” led by Willy Alonso and Julio Martínez Gil’s “Alaxe” achieved in their day. The boat of the Ourense brothers has been the undisputed protagonist of the most recent years, taking the grand prize in 2013, and chaining three consecutive golds in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The April Oils of the Pérez Canal brothers are missing 2 victories to reach the record of the Pairo of José Luis Freire – Photo Archive MRCYB 2018
Willy Alonso (in the photo collecting the 2002 Count of Gondomar winner’s award) is one of the most successful skippers in the competition
Julio Martínez Gil’s Alaxe is one of the boats with the most victories in the history of the Count of Gondomar with a total of 4

In the last two years, the winners were the team of the Portuguese Rui Ramada, who in 2019 repeated with the “Yess Too” the triumph he had achieved in 2014 with the “Fifty ”; and the “Magical” by Julio Rodríguez, who in 2020 rewrote his name in the history of winners of the Count, who had already signed in 2001 with the “Starfisher” .

Nearly 40 boats participated in the last edition of the Count of Gondomar (held in 2020 in the framework of the COVID19 pandemic) – Photo José Ramón Louro
The Magical of the owner and skipper Julio Rodríguez was the winner of the last edition of the Count of Gondomar – Photo Clara Giraldo

Paz Andrade, Julio Babé, Gonzalo Romero, Manuel Fernández, José Luis Freire, Jaime Rodríguez Toubes, José María Lastra, Pedro Campos, Julio Martínez Gil, Gonzalo Araújo, Willy Alonso, Javier de la Gándara… are some of the most outstanding figures in the history of sailing in Spain who have passed (and continue to pass) the Conde de Gondomar Trophy.

Contested without interruption since 1976, the Monte Real Club de Yates competition has established itself as one of the most charismatic regattas in Spain and in 2021 it will celebrate its forty-sixth edition under the presidency of José Luis Álvarez. It will be held in Baiona on July 23, 24 and 25 under the name of Zelnova Zeltia Banco Sabadell Grand Prix.

It will include, as has become a tradition, the historic test of the Carrumeiro Chico, about 100 miles away, whose record is held by “Cenor & De Dietrich” , a Farr 50 from the Real Club de Regatas Galicia, which in 2011 smashed the figures that the Basque sailboat “Zorongo” maintained since 1992. The crew from Arousa, led by Martín Bermúdez de la Puente, completed the ascent and descent to the Carrumeiro Chico from Baiona in just 11 hours, 56 minutes and 57 seconds, lowering the numbers achieved by the Basques 19 years earlier by more than 30 minutes.

One of the boats of the Conde de Gondomar Trophy turning the Carrumeiro Chico in 2008 – Photo H.Blein
The mythical lighthouse of Carrumeiro Chico (in the Corcubión estuary) where the sailboats must turn in the long stage of the Count of Gondomar

 

is a report by Rosana Calvo, head of communication at the MRCYB // THE PHOTOS included BELONG TO THE HISTORICAL ARCHIVE OF THE MRCYB

 

ROLL OF HONOR COUNT OF GONDOMAR TROPHY

1976 ARDORA / Owner: A.Paz Andrade – J.Babé / Skipper: Gonzalo Romero

1977 ARDORA / Owner: A.Paz Andrade – J.Babé / Skipper: Gonzalo Romero

1978 ARDORA / Owner: A.Paz Andrade / Skipper: Fernando Massó

1979 ARDORA / Owner: A.Paz Andrade – J.Babé / Skipper: Gonzalo Romero

1980 MOONDUSTER / Owner: DNDoyle / Skipper: Denis Doyle

1981 VENTO / Owner: M.Fernández / Skipper: M. Fernández

1982 VENTO / Owner: M.Fernández / Skipper: M. Fernández

1983 PAIRO TRES / Owners: JLFreire / C.Freire / B.Logares/E.Durán / Skipper: JL Freire

1984 PAIRO TRES / Owners: JLFreire / C.Freire / B.Logares/E.Durán / Skipper: JL Freire

1985 CUTTY SARK / Skipper/owner: J. Lastra / J. Gándara

1986 KOCHAB / Owner: Armada Española / Skipper: Carlos Pardo

1987 XEITO – J&B / Owner: JM Piñeiro / Skipper: JM Piñeiro

1988 PAIRO CUATRO / Owner: JL Freire / C. Freire / B. Logares / Skipper: JL Freire

1989 PALACIO DE ORIENTE / Owner: JL Freire / C. Freire / Skipper: JL Freire

1990 COTE / Owner: Armada Española / Skipper: Jaime Rodríguez Toubes

1991 SONY / Owner: Castor Alonso / Skipper: Castor Alonso

1992 FARO FINO 3000 / Owner: Antonio Roquette / Skipper: Javier Gándara

1993 DEAR HENRY (IOR) / Owner/skipper: Jean Claude Sarrade // RABISCO (IMS) / Owner: Rafael Olmedo / Skipper: Rafael Olmedo Jr.

1994 CONSERVAS MIAU (IMS Regatta) Owner/skipper: José María Lastra // ALAXE (IMS Cruise) / Owner/ skipper: Julio Martínez Gil

1995 CONSERVAS MIAU (IMS Regatta) / Skipper: José María Lastra // GALICIA CALIDADE (IMS Cruiser) / Skipper: Alberto Viejo

1996 TERRAZOS RIEGO (IMS Regatta) / Skipper: Carlos Monclús // CUTTY SARK (IMS Cruise) / Skipper: Pablo Boiznet // ALAXE (IMS Amateur Cruise) / Owner: Julio Martínez Gil

1997 GALICIA CALIDADE (IMS Regatta) / Skipper: Pedro Campos // ALAXE (IMS Cruiser) / Skipper: Julio Martínez Gil

1998 PORTOS DE GALICIA (IMS Regatta) / Skipper: Javier de la Gándara // ARROUTADO (IMS Cruiser Regatta) / Skipper: José María Pérez // NORO (IMS Cruiser) / Skipper: Gonzalo Araújo

1999 PORTOS DE GALICIA (IMS B) / Skipper: Javier de la Gándara // ARROUTADO (IMS C) / Skipper: José M. Pérez

2000 TELEFÓNICA MOVISTAR (IMS B) / Skipper: Gonzalo Araújo // ALAXE (IMS C) / Skipper: Julio M. Gil

2001 STARFISHER (IMS – B) / Skipper: Julio Rodríguez

2002 TELEFONICA MOVISTAR (IMS 600) / Skipper: Guillermo Alonso // SALSEIRO (CRUISE) / Skipper: Manuel Blanco

2003 PAIRO IX / Skipper: Francisco Moret

2004 CASTROSÚA – CARSA (IMS 600) / Skipper: Guillermo Alonso

2005 CASTROSÚA – CARSA / Skipper: Guillermo Alonso

2006 SWISS NATIONAL INSURANCE / Patron: Javier de la Gándara

2007 PAIRO VIII / Patron: José Luis Freire

2008 CASTROSÚA – CARSA / Skipper: Guillermo Alonso

2009 PAIRO VIII / Skipper: Laureano Wizner

2010 SOLVENTIS / Patron: Manuel Bermúdez de Castro

2011 XPLOSION / Skipper: Carlos Mendonça

2012 CASTROSÚA / Skipper: Willy Alonso

2013 APRIL OILS / Patron: Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal

2014 FIFTY / Pattern: Rui Ramada

2015 CORSAIR VI / Skipper: Javier Durán

2016 APRIL OILS / Patron: Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal

2017 APRIL OILS / Patron: Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal

2018 APRIL OILS / Patron: Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal

2019 YESS TOO / Pattern: Rui Ramada

2020 MAGICAL / Patron: Julio Rodríguez

 

The MRW Trophy will elevate the new Galician champions of A Dos

 

· With crews reduced to the maximum (2 sailors) the sailboats that participate in the MRW Trophy – Galician Championship for Two will compete in one of the most exciting and demanding races of the nautical season in Galicia

In addition to the titles of Galician Champion of Two in the ORC and J80 classes, this year, for the first time in the history of the competition, distinctions will be awarded to the best women’s and mixed teams.

· The appointment that the Monte Real Club de Yates organizes for the tenth consecutive year will be dedicated to its president for more than 40 years, Mr. Rafael Olmedo

From the organization they expect the participation of about thirty boats – Photo Clara Giraldo

The Rías Baixas will host next Saturday the celebration of a new edition of the Galician Two-handed Championship, a test that the Monte Real Club de Yates will be in charge of organizing by delegation of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.

This is the tenth consecutive year that the club from Baiona has staged, within the framework of the MRW Trophy, one of the most exciting sailing events in Galicia, and also one of the most demanding, since skippers can only take on board a crew member

With the teams reduced to the maximum, the participants will have to complete a route that will take them from Baiona to the vicinity of Ons. They will have as obligatory steps the beacons of Carallones, La Negra and Cíes to the Camouco Lighthouse, where they will have to turn to return to the bay of Baiona passing through the islet of Viños, in Cíes; and again by La Negra and Carallones.

With the crews reduced to the maximum, the sailboats must sail to Ons – Photo Clara Giraldo

In addition to the awards of the MRW Trophy, the titles of Galician Champion of A Dos, both in the ORC class and in the J80 class, will come into play in the competition. And this year, as a novelty, a distinction will also be awarded to the Galician Champions of A Dos, which will go to the best women’s team; and another to the Mixed Galician Champion, who will receive the sailboat that, manned by a man and a woman, obtains the best results in the test.

These new titles will be awarded as long as there is a minimum number of boats registered in each category, something that will not be known until the closing of the registration period next Friday the 4th. So far, 17 double teams have already confirmed their participation in the event, including 12 contenders for the ORC title and 5 J80 monotypes.

From the organization they hope to have around thirty sailboats and establish all the divisions of the classes called for the test, which will be dedicated one more year to the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club for more than 40 years, Don Rafael Olmedo.

The winners of the last edition of the Galician A Dos Championship were Javier de la Gándara and Diego Fernández, who on board the Okofen proclaimed themselves winners with full authority. They managed to get 15 and 20 minutes ahead of the second and third classified: Ay Carmela! (Bouzas Maritime Lyceum) manned by Juan Martínez and Ignacio Correa; and the Orion by Javier Pérez and Esteban Gañete (MRCYB).

The Galician A Dos Championship is one of the most exciting events on the calendar – Photo Clara Giraldo

 

GALICIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OF TWO · MRW TROPHY
VII RAFAEL OLMEDO MEMORIAL

Friday, June 4
8:00 – 19:00> Security reviews, registrations and delivery of documentation
19:00> Pattern meeting

Saturday, June 5
11:00> Start of the regatta (bay of Baiona)
20:00> Awards

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.

Monte Real will wear a blue flag for another year

 

Once again this year, the Monte Real Yacht Club has renewed the blue flag that distinguishes our port for the environmental care of the infrastructures, the quality of the waters and the excellence of our nautical services.

The Association of Environmental and Consumer Education (ADEAC) has included Monte Real in the list of 11 marinas in Galicia, 5 of them in the province of Pontevedra, which this year obtained the distinction of ‘blue flag marina ‘.

The club thus consolidates a distinction that it maintains with a specific environmental program that includes actions related to water, waste, energy consumption, safety or health, among other actions.

In addition to our marina, in Baiona blue flags will fly this year on 6 beaches: Barbeira, Concheira, Os Frades, Ladeira, Ribeira and Santa Marta.

 

 

 

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 Baitra J80 Winter League crosses its equator with Okofen and Marías in the lead

 

· The sailboats of Javier de la Gándara from Vigo and Manel Marías from Portugal are at the top of the classification separated by just 3 points

· The competition organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club with the sponsorship of Baitra celebrates this Saturday the third of the five scheduled days

· If the forecasts are fulfilled, today the sixth round of the League will be reached, which will allow the participants to eliminate their worst result from the classification

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

The Baitra J80 Winter League crosses its halfway mark this Saturday with the celebration of the third of the five scheduled days in the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales.

The Okofen of Javier de la Gándara from Vigo and the Marías of the Portuguese Manel Marías are the sailboats that are in the lead, in first and second position respectively, separated by just three points. This tight difference and the proximity of the crews that are in third and fourth place -Fernando Yáñez’s Cansino and Juan Carlos Ameneiro’s Alboroto-, will undoubtedly give excitement to tomorrow’s regatta day.

The Portuguese crew of the Marías, which is second, is led by Manel Marías – Photo © Rosana Calvo

A stage in which, furthermore, if the forecasts are met and the three scheduled tests are held, the sixth round and the discard will be reached, which will allow the teams to eliminate their worst result from the classification, which may lead to important results. ranking jumps.

Everything is open, therefore, ahead of the third day of the Monte Real one-design league, which has a start time set at three in the afternoon at a regatta course located inside the Bay of Baiona , in which the weather forecast announces a lot of cloudiness, some rain and a wind from the southwest that will blow with about 8 – 10 knots of intensity.

The competition will be visible, as always, for anyone who wants it, from the promenade that surrounds the Parador Nacional and from the sandbanks closest to the Bay of Baiona.

 

BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE MONTE REAL YACHT CLUB
Classification after the second day held on March 20

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · 9 POINTS
2. MARÍAS MANUEL MARÍAS 12 POINTS
3. TIRED · FERNANDO YÁÑEZ · 17 POINTS
4. ALBOROTO · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · 19 POINTS
5. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ 25 POINTS
6. NEW MOON JUAN LUIS TUERO 31 POINTS
7. SDN CORMORÁN · FRANCISCO J. MARTÍNEZ · 35 POINTS
8. FERRALEMES · JAIME GARCIA · 36 POINTS
9. MAIJA · JOSE LUIS PÉREZ · 36 POINTS
10. LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ · 37 POINTS
11. DUE · RAFAEL BLANCO · 38 POINTS
12. IFACLINIC.COM JOAO NUNO ALLEN 43 POINTS
13. PETRILLA JAIME BARREIRO 44 POINTS
14. NAMASTE · LUIS DE MIRA · 52 POINTS
15. CEA MANOR IAGO CARBALLO 62 POINTS
16. MIUDO IGNACIO SALGUEIRO 72 POINTS
17. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO 72 POINTS

 

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Galicia receives the best Optimists in Spain

· This Wednesday starts in Baiona the Spanish Optimist Championship 2021 – Cenor Trophy organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates

· More than a hundred young sailors from 10 autonomous communities aspire to win the title of champion in the SUB 16 and SUB 13 categories

· After two days of registration, control of materials and measurements, tomorrow the first of the four days that will decide the competition will be held

· The Championship for Autonomies is also in contention, which will reward the territorial federations that obtain the best results

Optimist from all over Spain will fill the Bay of Baiona with their sails – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Galicia receives, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, the best sailors of the Optimist class in Spain in the national class championship, which the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona organizes in 2021 by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and thanks to the sponsorship of the Cenor Group.

More than a hundred young sailors from 10 autonomous communities aspire to win the title of champion in the SUB 16 and SUB 13 categories throughout the four days that the competition will last, which will take place in the Galician Rías Baixas.

After two days of registration, control of materials and measurements, the first regatera day will be held tomorrow, a stage that will begin, if the wind allows it, at eleven in the morning. The weather forecast announces an easterly wind in the early hours and the possibility that it will roll to the southeast as the day progresses, which will be very covered, although no rain is expected. The intensity, between 7 and 10 knots with peaks or gusts of up to 17, should not make navigation difficult for sailors.

The 12 scheduled tests, divided into three per day, will be held in a regatta field located, predictably, inside the Bay of Baiona. It will be a trapezoidal route with beacons that will mark the pace of the sailors until the final arrival, located inside the ring. Its duration will be approximately 45 minutes.

The Optimists will be divided each day into two different groups -blue and yellow- with the aim that they can compete against each other. They will navigate a qualifying series of 9 tests during the first three days of competition; and a final series, of 3 sleeves, the last day of the championship. With the celebration of 2 tests, the championship will already be valid; and on the fourth round completed, sailors will be given the chance to discard their worst result.

Leading the regatta committee will be Cristofol Morales and the sports director of Monte Real, Roy Alonso, will be the safety coordinator. In total, more than thirty people including committees, beacons, sailors, juries, measurers, office staff, security and the press will be in charge of the entire championship operation.

The historic ocean sailor Javier de la Gándara advised the Galician team that will compete in the Optimist National Championship – Photo Roy Alonso

The competition will start this year without the classic opening ceremony, an act in which all the participants used to parade carrying the flag of their autonomous community. COVID19 has forced the organization to implement numerous prevention measures to avoid possible contagion and this ritual has been suspended.

Other actions stipulated in the coronavirus control protocol are taking the temperature of the participants, the separation of spaces by autonomies, the maintenance of safety distances or the obligation to always wear a mask on land (in the water, since sail alone, they will be able to take it off).

Among the participants of this Spanish Optimist Championship 2021, a total of 150 sailors from 10 communities: Galicia (22 sailors), Andalusia (20), the Balearic Islands (20), the Canary Islands (20), the Valencian Community (20), Catalonia ( 19), Murcia (11), Basque Country (6), Cantabria (6) and Madrid (4).

In addition to the titles of champions SUB 16 and SUB13, the competition also puts in contention the Championship by Autonomies, which will reward the territorial federations that obtain the best results. In this contest, the first classified of each autonomy and category (SUB 16 and SUB 13) will score and the final general classification will come from the sum of the positions of those sailors.

The Galician Rías Baixas will offer a unique setting for the Spanish Optimist Championship – Photo: Jacobo Bastos

 

OPTIMIST SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 · CENOR TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona, March 31 – April 3

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31

11:00> The tests in the water begin

THURSDAY, APRIL 1

11:00> The tests in the water begin

FRIDAY, APRIL 2

11:00> The tests in the water begin

SATURDAY, APRIL 3

11:00> The tests in the water begin
18:00> Awards

 

 

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Baiona raises the curtain on the Cenor Regatta with sailing, games and theater

 

· More than 100 boys and girls from Galicia will participate starting tomorrow in the last Optimist qualifier prior to the national championship of the class

· In addition to the sports events, a dramatized track race has been organized so that the little ones have fun discovering Baiona

· The Baiona City Council, the Navigation Museum, the Baiona Theater Classroom, the Cenor Group and the Monte Real Yacht Club collaborate in the initiative.

 

Baiona raises the curtain on the Cenor Regatta tomorrow, Saturday, with a sailing and games program for the more than 100 young sailors who, coming from different parts of Galicia, will participate in the last Optimist qualifying round prior to the national class championship, a competition sponsored by the home appliances and technology group Cenor.

In addition to the usual sports events, which will start at half past one in the afternoon, the novelty of this competition will be a special entertainment program that the Baiona council has prepared, hand in hand with the Casa de la Navegación Museum and the Baiona Theater Classroom, so that children can have fun discovering Baiona.

It is a dramatized track race that will take the little ones through the main tourist attractions of the fishing village. A tour that, with the aim of solving a riddle, will allow you to discover the ins and outs of discovery, to figures as prominent as Diego Carmona, Vasco Gallego, Isabel la Católica or Pinzón; and places like the Church of Santa María, the Monolito de la Arribada, the nuns’ fountain or the Pinta caravel, among others.

To avoid crowds and be able to maintain COVID safety distances, the game will start at six in the afternoon, taking advantage of the forced closure of the hotel industry. It will start from the music box in Parque de la Palma, where an actress, symbolizing Baiona, will give the little ones the first clues to start playing.

Divided into teams, the children will have to solve different riddles that will take them through some of the most outstanding points of the fishing village, where there will be actors representing some of the most important characters in the history of Baiona. They will be the ones who, explaining different historical episodes, will give the participants the following clues to continue with the tour. The winning team will win an optimist candle courtesy of the company Filtros Navales Jesús Betanzos.

“It is the perfect combination of sport, tourism and fun” says the sports director of the Baiona city council, Javier F. López, who thanks the members of the Casa de la Navegación Museum and the Baiona Theater Classroom for having made possible. “For just over an hour, children will be able to discover the history and wonders of Baiona while having fun following clues and solving riddles” – he continues – “And this will only be the appetizer of what we will prepare at Easter for the Spanish Optimist Championship”.

Theatrical performance on board the caravel – Photo courtesy of the Baiona City Council

The dramatized track race will start once the sports program in the water has finished, which includes holding up to three tests if the weather permits. In them, more than 100 young sailors from the yacht clubs of Vigo, Coruña, Canido, Ribeira, Rodeira, Aguete, Oza, Sanxenxo, Panxón, Ferrol and Baiona will fight for the best results in order to move up in the Galician ranking. The first 20 athletes from that regional list will be automatically selected to represent Galicia in the Spanish Optimist Championship.

CENOR REGATTA
2021 OPTIMIST QUALIFIER

SATURDAY MARCH 13

9:00 Opening of the race office
11:00 Meeting of coaches and team managers
13:30 Start of the first test of the day
18:00 Theatrical track race in Baiona

SUNDAY, MARCH 14

10:00 Start of the first test of the day
18:00 Awards ceremony

 

“Monte Real is more alive than ever”

After learning of the announcement of the suspension of the prestigious sailing SUPER SERIES in Baiona due to COVID19, we reviewed with the president of the Monte Real Club de Yates, José Luis Álvarez, the impact that the pandemic has had on one of the clubs with the most History of Spain.

While many other yacht clubs saw how COVID made them lose members, reduce income, forced them to suspend regattas and the activity of their schools, the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona not only managed to stay afloat, but also signed one of its best years, with record numbers of influx of members and students in its Sailing School.

About a year after the declaration of the state of alarm derived from the coronavirus, the president of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona, José Luis Álvarez, takes stock of what these last months of confinement and restrictions have meant for the club; and of the actions that have allowed them to be an exception in a bleak panorama.

The organization of the SUPER SERIES has just announced the suspension of the Baiona Sailing Week, which next June was going to bring these “formula 1 of the sea” to Galicia. It will have been a very hard blow for the club…

It has been, without a doubt, quite a hit, since we were very excited about the arrival of the SUPER SERIES in Galicia, but we perfectly understand the decision of the organization and we are glad that they have us for 2022. Right now the situation derived from COVID19 did not give them the security they needed and they have preferred to minimize the risks by reducing the trips and suspending the closest regattas in time. From the club, the only thing we hope is that next year the situation will be much better and we can see these outstanding players in Galicia, in a year that will also continue to be Xacobeo, so it will undoubtedly be a good year to receive them as they deserve .

The truth is that the COVID19 crisis has generated numerous losses in the economic activity of many sectors (the nautical sector has not been an exception) and it is still not very well known what the impact will be in the short and medium term. How has this situation affected the Monte Real Club de Yates?

At Monte Real we are lucky that the vast majority of places are occupied by club members, so we manage to keep the pontoons full throughout the year. But we have noticed a huge drop in the number of transits, due to mobility restrictions. The drop in figures has been tremendous, but of course, they could not cross borders. There has been an impact, without a doubt, but much less than what other clubs have possibly suffered, which have also had many membership losses.

In Monte Real they have not suffered those casualties?

The truth is that no. Every year there are some, for different reasons, but the few casualties that have occurred in these months of pandemic have been covered by the entry of new members and we continue with the same number as before. What’s more, there are still people on the waiting list to join the club, because not all applications are accepted. We want to maintain a stable number, around 700 members, which guarantees the comfort of the facilities, and that is why we do not grow exponentially, not because there is no demand, there is.

How has the club member experienced these months of restrictions and prohibitions?

The truth is that the club has been more alive than ever. In the moments in which they have left us, yes. In the months of the strictest restrictions we had to cancel social events, close the restaurant, paralyze the regattas and the school… but when they allowed us to open in the summer, albeit with restrictions, we had an influx of members, students and sailors that we had not seen in years. .

What do you think was due to this unexpected influx of people during the summer?

At first it caught us a bit by surprise, because we weren’t expecting it, but then we understood what was happening: the club had become a safe place where we could spend some leisure time without worrying about the coronavirus. The partners understood all the control measures put in place, some of which were not even required by the authorities, and they felt comfortable and safe with them.

What other older measures did you put in place to avoid COVID?

We always try to go one step further than what the authorities ask of us. All the requirements of closures, capacity, cleaning, control… and we also bought ozone machines and thermometers to control the temperature at the entrances, distributed masks, and even hired external personnel to guarantee that everyone complied with the regulations. They were months of a lot of control and restrictions that made everything a little more uncomfortable and generated some complaints, but at the same time, they created a bubble, a security environment in the club that was not there outside. And that was the reason why we believe we had more influx than ever, and without, that we know of, cases of COVID, which was what really mattered to us.

One of the aspects that most affected Spanish yacht clubs, closely linked to tourism, was a large drop in the number of visitors, something that had a direct impact on their direct income. Did you also notice it in Baiona?

At Monte Real we are lucky that the vast majority of our places are occupied by club members, so we manage to keep the pontoons full, but in the rest of the places we did notice a decrease. In fact, the drop in the number of transits, especially international, was drastic, in this we did not manage to be an exception, but of course, nobody could be an exception because the borders were closed, it was impossible. The truth is that these are difficult times, but we believe that as soon as we can return to normality, Monte Real, Baiona, Galicia and Spain in general have more than enough potential to recover the good pre-COVID tourism figures.

Tourists were lost and regattas were suspended, many regattas, even when they were allowed to take place. Was it a wise decision?

It is difficult to generalize and each club will have to take stock of their decisions based on the reasons that led them to make them. Some would suspend thinking that they would not have sailors, others for fear of contagion, and others simply for comfort. In our case, paralyzing all sporting activity was also valued, but finally we opted to continue promoting sailing. We knew that the decision was going to demand a lot from us, as it did, but we decided to go ahead. And the result was perfect. We held practically all our competitions, including the most popular ones such as the Count of Gondomar and the Prince of Asturias, and we did so without contagion. It was a bet on sailing and it worked out well for us. With a lot of effort, yes.

Last year, in the midst of the pandemic, they announced the celebration of the Super Series, which will have to wait until 2022, and the other great news that the club left us in the months of COVID was its choice as the venue for the 2023 J80 World Cup. , something that they had been pursuing for years. Is this achievement the culmination of your commitment to these monotypes?

I would not know if it is the culmination or not, but of course the fact that they have granted us the celebration of the world championship of a class for which we have been betting for years is a very important milestone. One of the points on our program was, and continues to be, the internationalization of Monte Real, and we are working on that. Bringing these two top-level competitions to Galicia is the result of months and months of work, and the truth is that we are very happy.

One of the projects that they plan to launch this year is VELA EN FEMENINO, aimed at promoting the figure of women in the world of sailing. Tell us more about this proposal.

It is about taking another step in our commitment to women in the world of sailing, because there are still very few women who sail today. 25 years ago we launched, I don’t know if it was the first, but one of the first exclusively female competitions in Spain, the Ladies Cup, and now what we intend to do is launch new lines of action with the same objective, which is none other than to achieve that women have more presence in the nautical world. We have designed a series of proposals for training, competition and also of a social nature, with women victims of gender violence; and we are trying to find a sponsor who shares our same vision and wants to promote this initiative.

The woman will be, then, the protagonist of the future of the club… what other projects do you have in mind for the coming years?

The truth is that we have many projects on the table, although not all of them can be counted because some are still in negotiations or are not completely closed. From what can be counted, training will undoubtedly be one of our bets. We have managed to become a training center of the Royal Yachting Association and in a few months we will be the first club in Galicia and the entire Spanish Bay of Biscay to offer its prestigious courses, which are the most important in the nautical sector worldwide. We will also begin to offer courses to obtain the PNB, the PER and the qualifications of skipper and captain of yachts; and with regard to infrastructure, we are going to improve the club’s facilities, putting fingers in all our seats, which was a demand of many of our visitors, especially international ones. There is also an important advance that is taking place and that we hope to be able to announce in a few weeks, but for now we have to wait.

 

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

 

Discounting for the 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week

 

Sixteen years after the milestone that marked the start of the Sailing Tour of the World from Vigo in 2005, Galicia will once again focus the world nautical scene with the celebration in Baiona, by the Monte Real Yacht Club, of the Baiona Sailing Week 2021 , a stop on the circuit of the prestigious 52 SUPERSERIES .

With high performance and great international prestige, the 52 SUPER SERIES are one of the three most important nautical events in the world , along with the America’s Cup and the Sailing Tour of the World, and next June they will stop in Baiona. We start discounting!

 

Monte Real will be the first club in Galicia to offer the prestigious RYA nautical courses

 

The courses of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are the most prestigious and recognized worldwide in the nautical world

· The programs that will be taught in Baiona will allow obtaining different official international qualifications

· Monte Real will also offer the possibility of obtaining the Navigation License, the PNB, the PER or the Skipper and Yacht Captain qualifications

 

The Monte Real Club de Yachts de Baiona will become this year the first yacht club in Galicia and the entire Spanish Bay of Biscay to offer in its facilities the prestigious courses of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), the most recognized worldwide within the nautical world.

They will be a series of training programs, mainly practical, in which students will be able to acquire different skills and knowledge related to navigation and thus obtain official certificates of competence valid for sailing in numerous countries around the world.

The Royal Yachting Association , based in the United Kingdom, is today the most prestigious international training organization, and obtaining one of its qualifications gives sailors the necessary certification to navigate foreign waters. It also facilitates procedures such as boat rental or the processing of nautical insurance in other countries.

Its training method is eminently practical, focused on real navigation, and a student-instructor ratio that does not exceed 5 to 1, which guarantees a more complete training and personalized attention. International certificates are also awarded through a demanding practical test with a qualified examiner on board.

Courses on “Competent crew” (course for crew members who want to go from being passengers to being active members of the crew, which is carried out on board a sailboat for 5 days, learning navigation techniques, and which enables them to navigate daytime crossings in familiar waters), “Day skipper” (course for aspiring skippers with experience in sailing equivalent to the PER qualification but more practical and in English, which enables day and night coastal navigation), “Coastal skipper” (course that requires a greater number of requirements to obtain the title and that provides theoretical knowledge equivalent to a yacht skipper, to navigate day and night voyages without losing sight of the coast) and that of “Yachtmaster offshore” (course for expert sailors who will be able to act as skippers in sailboats of up to 200gt and 150 miles from the coast),

The Baionese club will be able to offer these courses thanks to an agreement signed with the Julio Verne Náutica company, which will be in charge of providing training, both theoretical and practical, at the Monte Real facilities.

The process of homologation of the courses has suffered a delay due to the situation derived from COVID19, but it is expected to culminate in the near future and it will be this year when they begin to be taught in Baiona.

In addition to turning it into an RYA training center, the agreement signed with Julio Verne Náutica will also allow Monte Real to complement its training offer with the possibility of obtaining the Navigation license , the GNP , the PER , the extension of the powers of the PER or the qualifications of Skipper and Yachtsman .

Also, at the club’s Cruise Sailing School, new training will begin on route planning, meteorology, night navigation and watchkeeping, or electronic aids, among others . In all of them, as in the RYA courses and in obtaining the rest of the qualifications, Monte Real members will have priority access to the courses and special discounts on their prices.

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