- The Monte Real Club de Yates inaugurates the regatta season with a six-day championship in which the J80 monotypes will compete exclusively
- The Infinitus Rent Trophy tests will take place from next weekend until the end of March in the waters of the Bay of Baiona
- The Monte Real Winter League is the first of the 15 competitions that the club has scheduled in its 2018 sports calendar
The 2018 sailing season loosens its moorings this weekend in Baiona with the celebration of the Infinitus Rent Trophy, the traditional winter league of the Monte Real Club de Yates in which, for yet another year, sailboats of the class will once again compete exclusively J80.
For six days, on January 13 and 27, February 10 and 24, and March 10 and 24, the monotypes will compete, at various points in the bay of Baiona, a series of windward-leeward routes that will be designed by a regatta committee with Fernando Giraldo in front.
Carrying a maximum crew weight of 350 kilos on board, the J80s will sail in a fleet and compete in real time. The fortnightly scores will be added to the final classification from which the winner of the championship will come out.
In the previous edition of the Monte Real Winter League, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen was the winner, haggling with his usual crew, made up of Diego Fernández, Jaime de la Gándara and Hugo Ferreiro; and sentenced the competition with fourteen first places in the sixteen contested races.
Second place went to the Miudo by Storax, a boat with a Portuguese accent through which several crews passed; and the bronze for Miguel Lago’s Virazón, another of the regulars on the podiums of J80 competitions in Galicia.
The J80 Class Winter League of the Monte Real Yacht Club is sponsored this year by Infinitus Rent, a company born from the merger of four technological renting marketing companies in Spain. With more than 7 years of experience in the sector and an annual turnover of around 12 million euros, Infinitus Rent presents itself as an opportunity for investors who want to obtain optimal profitability in the medium term.
At the press conference to present the trophy, held this morning in Baiona, the Business Development Director of Infinitus Rent, Alberto Rodríguez, assured that “The healthy competitiveness that exists in the world of sailing is an example of how to act in the world of sports, and a philosophy -he said- extrapolated to numerous aspects of the company ”. It was these values that, he affirmed, led them to support two of the Monte Real proposals: the J80 Class Winter League and the Solidarity Vertiathlon, with which the club raises funds for its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities.
The president and vice president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez and Alejandro Retolaza also participated in the presentation; the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal; the territorial secretary of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo, Yolanda Lesmes; and the president of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde.
The first of the 15 competitions of the 2018 season
The Infinitus Rent Trophy is the first of the 15 competitions that the Monte Real Club de Yates has scheduled in its 2018 sports calendar. Among the most important events on this schedule, it is worth mentioning the Spanish Championship of the J80 class, which will be held at the end of April as part of the traditional Repsol Trophy.
Also noteworthy is the return of the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race, and the celebration, once again, of two of the most important sailing events in Spain, the Conde de Gondomar Trophy and the Prince of Asturias Trophy. The delivery of the National Sailing Awards, the Galician Solo and Two-handed Championship or the Solidarity Vertiathlon are other events that Monte Real will organize for another year in Baiona.