Some 60 athletes under the age of 20 will meet this weekend in the Bay of Baiona in a competition that seeks to promote children’s sailing in Galicia
· The trophy is once again organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club with the sponsorship of the Baitra Naval Accessories company from Baitra
· The tests in which Optimist and 420 athletes will compete will be held on Saturday from half past two and on Sunday from half past eleven
Baiona, May 16, 2017.- Next weekend one of the most important annual events with basic sailing in Galicia returns to Baiona, the Baitra Children’s Sailing Trophy, organized once again by Monte Real Yacht Club with the sponsorship of the Baitra Naval Accessories company. .
In this new edition of the competition, some sixty young sailors will represent the main yacht clubs in Galicia, such as the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, the Club Marítimo de Canido, the Real Club Náutico Rodeira (Cangas) or the Monte Real Club de Yates, as the host club.
River sailing will also be present thanks to the As Pontes Sailing Club; and the Portuguese flag will fly on the boats of the students of the BBDouro Sailing School – We Do Sailing, who will arrive in Baiona from Vila Nova de Gaia.
The regattas, organized for classes A, B and C of Optimist and the categories Under 17 and Under 19 of 420, will be held over two days, on Saturday 20 from half past two in the afternoon and on Sunday 21 from half past eleven, always in the waters of the bay of Baiona.
The regatta committee will prepare for the participants several routes delimited with buoys on a field in the shape of a trapezoid, which can be seen from the Monte Boi peninsula and the beaches and mountains closest to the bay. At the end of the six scheduled tests, the Monte Real facilities will host the awards ceremony for the winners, scheduled for Sunday at half past four in the afternoon.
In the previous edition of the Baitra Trophy, held in 2016, the young sailor from the Club Marítimo de Canido Ricardo Fernández, barely 12 years old, won. The three first places he achieved in the five disputed races elevated him to the top of the podium, both in the general classification and in the Optimist A class.
The 2016 edition was also held, like this one, thanks to the sponsorship of Baitra, a company dedicated to the marketing and distribution of quality naval accessories and equipment, based in Baiona, which for years has maintained a firm commitment to children’s sailing in Galicia.