Monte Real manages to bring the 52 SUPER SERIES to Baiona in 2021

 

· After months of negotiations and hard work to meet all the requirements demanded by the organization, the Monte Real Club de Yates manages to make the 52 SUPER SERIES land in Galicia in 2021, coinciding with the Xacobeo Year

· For 8 days in June, the 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week will bring together in the Rías Baixas some of the best sailors in the world aboard boats with cutting-edge technology, competing in the so-called “Formula 1 of the sea”.

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

Its impact reaches figures of up to two million euros of investment in local companies and services in each of the nautical events and one billion impacts in different media and online channels

 

Fifteen years after the milestone that the departure of the Sailing Tour of the World from Vigo in 2005 meant for Galicia, the Monte Real Club de Yates once again puts the Galician community in the spotlight of the world nautical scene by including Baiona in the circuit of the prestigious 52 SUPER SERIES.

After months of negotiations and hard work to meet all the requirements demanded by the organization, the historic club from Baiona has just confirmed that the considered “Fórmula 1 del mar” has agreed to compete in one of its events in the Galician Rías Baixas in June 2021, coinciding with the celebration of the Xacobeo Holy Year.

The MRCYB will host one of the world’s great sailing competitions in 2021 – Photo © Nico Martínez

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 World Sailing Tour. Between 10 and 12 teams of more than 8 nationalities of sailors from the 5 continents compete aboard boats with cutting-edge technology in tests that are held for months in different ports around the world.

The Baiona Sailing Week will be held in the unique setting of the Galician Rías Baixas – Photo © Baiona Tourism

Next year, one of those stages will be the 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week , which will be held for 8 days, between June 3 and 10, both inclusive. The first two days, on days 3 and 4, the crews will compete in training regattas in the area set aside for the competition, a place very close to the Atlantic Islands National Park, just in front of the Cíes Islands. The third day, June 5, is reserved for training in an already official regatta, although not scoring; and in the last 5 days, from 6 to 10, the competition itself will be held, with the regattas that will define the final classification from which the winners will emerge.

Jose Luis Alvarez, President MRCYB – Photo © MRCYB

In addition to the sporting events, the Monte Real Club de Yates will organize multiple social events, such as meetings with the sailors, visits to the participating boats, conferences and talks about the competition or parties with the crews, among many others. It will also be a unique opportunity to rediscover Monte Real, one of the oldest clubs in Spain, with a long and prolific journey on the international nautical scene.

What was once the first Spanish club to present a challenge to the Copa América de Vela currently organizes some of the most outstanding regattas in Spain, such as the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy or the Conde de Gondomar Trophy. Recently, Monte Real has also announced the celebration in Baiona, in 2023, of the J80 Class World Cup, which will become the eighth World Cup event that the club has organized throughout its more than 50-year history.

The TP52s are guaranteed action and spectacle – Photo © Nico Martínez

A prestigious circuit considered the “Formula 1 of the sea”

The 52 SUPER SERIES were born from the hands of three businessmen in love with the sea and enthusiastic sailors: the American Doug DeVos (co-president of the prestigious marketing company Amway and owner of the Orlando Magic NBA basketball team), the Swedish Niklas Zennström (creator of numerous companies such as Skype or Kazaa) and the Argentine Alberto Roemmers (founder of Laboratorios Roemmers, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Argentina).

In 2012 they created a circuit that each year goes through five or six of the best places on the planet to haggle in tests in which an unparalleled fleet competes, made up of the best sailors in the world. On board the TP52, a type of 52-foot (15.85 m.) boat that is almost identical in its performance, the crews must make a difference with the technological innovations that they apply to sailboats and the expertise and skills of their teams. .

The organization of each of the stages of the 52 SUPER SERIES involves the movement of some 500 people, up to 12 megayachts and support boats. All that logistics, along with flight reservations, accommodation and restaurants; service companies and teams; they represent an expense that reaches more than 3 million euros, of which about two million stay in local companies and services in the place where they compete.

Monte Real is the first club to bring the 52SS to Galicia – Photo © Nico Martínez

The extensive media coverage, both national and international, of the nautical event, reaches figures that, according to data from the organization, are around one billion hits in different media, with more than one million views on live television in the competition and close to 10 million impressions on the online channels of social networks. The regatta is also followed all over the world, with live images or through virtual reality systems from the website www.52superseries.com.

Another aspect to highlight of the 52 SUPER SERIES and the MRCYB will be their firm commitment to sustainability. The competition and its collaborating organization in this matter, 11th Hour Racing, will promote a series of actions in each of the regattas aimed at promoting environmental awareness through education and action. The commitment is to achieve a zero footprint of ecological impact, an effort that will be redoubled in the waters of the Ría de Vigo as it is of a very high environmental value.

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AND STATEMENTS

Authorities attending the presentation at the MRCYB of the 52 Super Series Baiona Sailing Week – Photo © MRCYB

The official announcement of the achievement of the 52 SUPER SERIES for Galicia by the Monte Real Yacht Club was made this morning at a press conference held in Baiona, which was attended by the General Director of the competition, the Spanish Agustín Zulueta, who signed the contract for the 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week together with the president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez.

“Just a month ago we revealed that we had been chosen to organize the 2023 J80 World Championship and today’s news is undoubtedly another of the great announcements that will mark 2020 for Monte Real. That the 52 Super Series land in Baiona is great news only for us as a club, or for Baiona as a town, but for all of Galicia, which for weeks will become the focus of the world nautical scene. Many years have passed since we presented, for the first time in the history of Spain, that Challenge to the America’s Sailing Cup, and those of you who follow us closely know that we have never abandoned our desire to write new chapters in the history of sailing. Today, in front of a blank page, we begin to write a new one”

José Luis Álvarez President of the Monte Real Yacht Club

Agustin Zulueta CEO 52 Super Series – Photo © MRCYB

“For us, announcing the Baiona regatta in 2021 is something that excites us. We have been looking for a location that joins the one in Cascais for some time to take advantage of the movement of ships to the Atlantic from our usual headquarters in the Mediterranean. It is the first time in the ten seasons of the 52 SUPER SERIES that we go to Galicia and it was like a debt that we had as organizers. Baiona is the ideal place. June is the best time to sail, it is an exceptional town with great infrastructures and services, with incredible scenery and ideal sailing conditions. We are facing a completely new destination for our shipowners who like to discover new places and we are convinced that Baiona and Galicia are going to love it. The Monte Real Club de Yates has been very receptive to the proposal from the first moment and we want to thank its president, José Luis Álvarez, and its board of directors for the facilities they have shown to bring the 52 SUPER SERIES to Baiona”

Agustín Zulueta General Director of the 52 Super Series

Diego Torrado from Vigo also took part in the press conference, a regular in the 52 SUPER SERIES who has been on the circuit for years as boat captain, previously with the Russian Bronenosec Gazprom and currently with the South African Phoenix 12. As the voice of the experience, Torrado explained to those attending the presentation the main characteristics of a competition that he described as unique and spectacular.

“For me it is a ‘luxury’ that the 52 SUPER SERIES come to Baiona. It is one of the most nautical places in Spain with a history linked to the sea for many centuries. That a class like ours comes to the MRCYB, which was the first port where the announcement of the discovery of America arrived in 1492, shows that it is a place with an excellent seafaring tradition and culture. Baiona’s life is focused on the sea and a competition like this deserves. The 52 SUPER SERIES is the largest annual circuit format regatta in the world. It is the top in the world of sailing where the best sailors in the world are. Due to the quality of the sailors and the event, there is no similar circuit. I think that for all the boats sailing on the Galician coast is going to be a challenge when leaving the Mediterranean due to the different conditions. The Vigo estuary area, being protected, provides wonderful sailing conditions, but we must not forget that we are in the Atlantic”

Diego Torrado Sailor of the 52 Super Series

“From this moment we acquired an important commitment hosting one of the tests of the 52 Super Series, and we do it with tremendous enthusiasm, passion and dedication. We are not only committed to making this event a success in the organization, but also to leave the deepest mark possible on this club, in Galicia and in sport. We want the promotion of the practice of sailing to be marked by the 52 Super Series. It is an exceptional opportunity for the projection of Baiona and Galicia, but also to create a quarry and fans and we are going to work hard to achieve it”

Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui Commodore of the MRCYB

The Xunta de Galicia (autonomous administration), the Diputación de Pontevedra (provincial administration) and the Baiona City Council (local administration), regular supporters of the competitions and initiatives of the Monte Real Yacht Club, also did not want to miss the official presentation of the event . Everyone praised the magnificent qualities of the Monte Real Club de Yates for organizing great events like this one and predicted the greatest success for the 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week.

“What nature has given us has helped us to carry out all these types of events, but we must also highlight the capacity and human quality of the MRCYB. Baiona is proud of this club for its commitment to our people, and I am especially proud to co-participate in all these events in which we demonstrate that, when all the administrations are united, we can do very important things for our people. In my name and in the name of all the men and women of Baiones, welcome to all and congratulations”

Carlos Gómez Mayor of Baiona

“I love the passion with which everyone talks about these water sports because, as you well know, one of our goals is to promote the sport and every time Monte Real asks us for help, we are there. Be grateful that there are clubs like this one that carry out the organization of these activities. We hope that this activity has the welcome it should have and thank Monte Real again for having summoned us”

Raquel Giraldez Deputy of the Pontevedra Provincial Council

“The link between Baiona and this club to the sea is evident, and this regatta is important because it will surely be in the top three in the world along with the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race. It is good for Galicia because it once again puts the world focus here and on sailing at an extraordinary moment for Galicia and for the world, coinciding with Xacobeo 2021, and having been able to stop the pandemic and be the first Autonomous Community to leave of the State of Alarm. Congratulations to the club, this magnificent club, and to all the sailors for this event. The departure of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005 marked a before and after and I am sure that this event will allow us to take another step to continue making a real commitment to the sport of sailing, which is strategic for the Xunta de Galicia”

José Ramón Lete Lasa General Secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia

 

Bag of crew and shipowners for the II Baiona Angra Atlantic Race

Are you a sailor and would you like to participate in the II Baiona Angra Atlantic Race but you don’t have a boat?

Are you an owner and do you need a crew to register for the competition?

From the Monte Real Club de Yates we want to make it easier for you to participate in the regatta by launching a bag of crew members and shipowners through which you can cover your needs for the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race.

To be part of the bag and for us to put you in contact with other owners/crew members, you simply have to fill out the form that corresponds to you and send it to secretaría@mrcyb.com.

  • If you are an owner and you are looking for a crew, complete and send the following form:

FORM-OWNER

  • If you are a sailor and you are looking for a boat to participate in the competition, complete and send us the following form:

FORM – CREW

The registration period to participate in the II Baiona Angra Atlantic Race will remain open until June 1, with 25 percent discounts on fees for those who register before March 1. A maximum of 20 boats may participate in the competition.

 

 

PRE-NOTICE OF RACE II BAIONA ANGRA ATLANTIC RACE

 

> PRE – ANNOUNCEMENT OF RACE (ES)

> PROVISIONAL NOTICE OF RACE

> ANNONCE PROVISOIRE DE RÉGATE (FR)

1. ORGANIZATION

It will be borne by the Monte Real Club de Yates (Baiona – Galicia) and the Angra Iate Clube (Angra do Heroismo – Açores) with the authorization of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Portuguese Sailing Federation.

 

2. PARTICIPATING CLASSES

In general, monohulls with a minimum length of 10 meters and full crew . Participants must meet the eligibility conditions of World Sailing.

3. MEASUREMENT AND COMPENSATION SYSTEMS

Cruisers will classify in ORC.

4. DATES, ROUTE AND DEADLINES

STAGE 1:

Baiona (Pontevedra, Spain) – Angra do Heroísmo (Terceira Island-Azores, Portugal)

Approximate distance: 865 miles

  • Start 1st Stage : Baiona, Sunday, July 1, 2018

From the bay of Baiona, with free moorings at the Monte Real Club de Yates from 7 days before departure.

  • Arrival 1st Stage: Angra do Heroísmo

The arrival will take place in the Angra do Heroísmo Marina, with free moorings until the start of the 2nd stage.

STAGE 2:

Angra do Heroísmo (Terceira Island-Azores, Portugal) – Baiona (Pontevedra, Spain)

Approximate distance: 865 miles

  • Start 2nd Stage: Angra do Heroísmo, Thursday, July 12, 2018

From the cove of Angra do Heroísmo.

  • Arrival 2nd Stage: Baiona

The arrival will take place at the Monte Real Club de Yates (Inlet of Baiona). The participating boats will be able to remain in the Marina of the Club until Monday, July 23, free of charge , one day after the trophy delivery ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, July 22.

The time limit established to complete each stage will be 9 days and 8 hours (224 hours).

5. RULES

The Baiona Angra Atlantic Race Regatta will be governed by:

a) The World Sailing Racing Regulations 2017 – 2020
b) The ORC Measurement Regulation in force
c) The Regulation for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (RIPAM)
d) The rules that each country requires for this navigation zone
e) The safety regulations of World Sailing Special Regulations, Category 2 Reduced.
f) Royal Decree 62/2008 of January 25, 2008.
g) The Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions when they are published

According to the indications of World Sailing, rule 6.01, WS safety training certificates for the crew will be mandatory.

6. ADVERTISING

6.1 Participants in the regatta may display advertising in accordance with rule 20 of the WS.

6.2 Pursuant to Regulation 20.3. d (i) of the RRV, participants may be required to display a sticker, with the logo indicated by the organization on the front 20% of the hull, on each side of the boat, as well as on the boom and backstay flags that will be provided by the organization.

7. REGISTRATION

Registrations can be made until June 1, 2018 (one month before departure). The maximum number of boats admitted will be 20.

The cost of registration, which includes a boat tracking system and satellite phone with (limited) calls, is:

Crewed Cruises

• One stage: €800
• Two stages: €1,200

If a boat has a satellite phone (Inmarsat or Iridium), the cost of registration will be reduced by €175 (fixed amount, regardless of the number of stages).

>>> Registrations made and paid until March 1, 2018 (included) will have a 25% discount.

Mount Royal Yacht Club
Parador Enclosure s/n
36300 Bayonne
phone + 34 986 385 000
secretary@mrcyb.com

The payment of the registration fees or deposit will be made in cash or by bank transfer to the name of Monte Real Club de Yates to the account:

2080-0559-23-3040003658
SWIFT: CAGLEMXXX IBAN: ES92

 

DOCUMENTATION THAT MUST BE PROVIDED TOGETHER WITH THE REGISTRATION:

a) Current insurance policy, which covers civil liability up to a minimum amount of €601,012.00, damages to third parties and crew accidents.
b) In case of displaying advertising, authorization from the corresponding national authority
c) List of crew members with passport or DNI number and contact telephone number on land and at sea, indicating the name of the first and second person in charge on board.
d) Certificate of inspection of the life raft.
e) Telephone number that the ships will carry on board.
f) Approval certificate of the radio beacon
g) Photocopy of the airworthiness certificate.
h) Declaration of responsibility signed by the ship’s skipper, as the ship and its crew comply with current regulations.
i) Photocopy of the ORC Measurement Certificate (International or Club).
j) Certificates of completion of the crew survival course according to WS regulations.

 

QUOTA OF PARTICIPANTS FOR THE REALIZATION OF THE REGATTA:

To carry out the event it will be necessary that, on May 10, 2018, there is a minimum of 15 participants duly registered . In the event that this requirement is not met, the organizing committee will have the power to cancel the event, in which case it will proceed to the full refund of the amounts paid by the participants registered up to that date.

8. POSITIONING AND COMMUNICATION 24H.

8.1 The regatta will use a satellite boat positioning system that will be provided by the organization.

8.2 For the communication system, satellite telephones with IRIDUM and INMARSAT systems will be used.

9.SCORE

9.1 Appendix A and the Low Point System described in RRS rule A 4.1 will apply. There will be no discards.

10. CLASSIFICATIONS

10.1 In ORC, the Ocean PCS compensation system will be applied.

11. PRIZES

The regatta prize list will be published in the TOA and on the regatta website before the start. At a minimum, the following will be awarded:

  • Winner of each stage in real time
  • Award for the record of the Baiona – Angra do Heroísmo crossing
  • Award for the record of the crossing Angra do Heroísmo – Baiona
  • Top qualifiers of each stage in ORC crews
  • Winners in general classification of each class Baiona – Angra Atlantic Race

12. SAIL INVENTORY, INSPECTIONS AND MEASUREMENT

12.1 In regatta it will be allowed to carry on board as many sails as the measurement certificate allows.
12.2 Security controls will be carried out prior to the start of each stage. In these controls, the elements that are detailed in the attached template will be reviewed and that may be independent and not exclusive of those that the regulations require for each boat and crew for this type of navigation.
12.3 The participating boats will be available to the organization, at least, from 48 hours before each respective departure, for their safety inspection.
12.4 Engines may be sealed.
12.5 Likewise, reviews and measurement checks of the participating boats may be carried out at any time during the regatta.

13. LIABILITY

All those who participate in the Baiona – Angra Atlantic Race do so at their own responsibility and risk.

The organization or any body involved in the organization of the event reject 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 their participation.

Attention is drawn to fundamental rule 4, DECISION TO RACE, of part 1 of the RRS, which states:

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

14. ACTS

• Reception prior to participants at the Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona on Friday, June 29, 2018.
• Reception for participants in Angra do Heroísmo on July 8, 2018.
• Farewell dinner and awards ceremony for the first stage on July 11 in Angra do Heroísmo.
• Reception and final awards ceremony at Monte Real Club de Yates (Baiona) on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

15. TRANSITIONAL PROVISION

This Notice of Regatta could be modified with the approval of the RFEV.

 

 

 

 

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