· The commodore and the general director of the club, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui and Tatiana Arias, will participate from this Thursday to Saturday in Switzerland in the 9th ICOYC European and South American Conference
· The MRCYB was chosen as speaker of this biannual meeting of the members of the ICOYC (International Council of Yacht Clubs) that brings together the 45 main yacht clubs in the world
· The representatives of Monte Real explained to the attendees the work carried out by Monte Real with the J80 fleet since they decided to promote it 10 years ago until the achievement of the World Cup in 2023
The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona is participating these days in Switzerland as a speaker at the 9th ICOYC European and South American Conference, the forum that the members of the prestigious ICOYC (International Council of Yacht Clubs) celebrate biannually in different European countries.
The commodore of the club, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, and the manager, Tatiana Arias, were in charge of exposing this Thursday to the participants in the event, which is held until Saturday in the Swiss city of Gstaad, the work carried out by Monte Real with the J80 fleet.
They explained how 10 years ago the club decided to bet on this type of 8-meter monodesign, understanding that it was a more economical, safer, fun and technical boat, easier to handle for beginners and ideal for professionals to perfect themselves.
They also told how in a decade of work they managed to considerably increase the number of units, going from zero to more than twenty; Specific competitions were created for the J80 and their own categories for this fleet were included in the club’s most important trophies.
And they ended by narrating how the initiatives put in place and the great evolution registered allowed them to organize, in recent years, two Spanish Championships of the class; and to be chosen, in this 2023, to celebrate the J80 World Championship, becoming the first club in Galicia to achieve this milestone.
Another of the topics addressed at this biannual congress was the Club’s Adapted Sailing School, in which people with disabilities sail throughout the year in adapted boats and with specialized trainers.
9The ICOYC (International Council of Yacht Clubs) is an association that brings together the 45 main yacht clubs in the world with the aim of promoting sailing and improving the organization of activities and events. It includes, among others, the San Diego Yacht Club (USA), the Clube Naval de Cascais (Portugal), 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).
The Monte Real Club de Yates managed to be accepted into the ICOYC in 2021 and since then has been chosen twice as a speaker at the biannual congresses.