· Julio Rodríguez’s Magical, Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1 and Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure’s Salaño 2, all from RCN Vigo won in the large boat categories
· Of the Monte Real fleet, Javier Aguado’s Alboroto won the J80 class and Javier Bernardez’s Bouvento won the Figaro class
· The victory in the regatta that was included as a novelty in this edition, between Combarro and Baiona, the winner was the Maracaná of Carlos García of the RCM Aguete
A new edition of the Comunica Trophy of the Monte Real Yacht Club has successfully concluded, which this year extended routes and added collaborators to celebrate a double regatta with departures from Combarro and Vigo, both with arrival in Baiona.
The first to hear the initial honk was the test that started from Combarro, in which a single category, ORC, was put into contention. At twelve noon, the 7 boats registered to complete this route set out along the Pontevedra estuary.
The fastest to complete the test was the RCM Aguete’s Maracaná, skippered by Carlos García; and after the compensation of times, he was also the winner of the trophy that was put into play from the town of Pontevedra. Luis Pérez’s Balea Dous was in second place and Rolando Andrade’s Sagar V Ro Yachts closed the final podium in third place.
In the Vigo-Baiona race, the first to cross the finish line was Julio Rodríguez’s Magical (RCN Vigo) who competed in the ORC 1-2-3 class. He was the fastest and also the winner of the category, ahead of Aceites Abril of the brothers Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal (RNC Vigo) and Bon III of Víctor Carrión, of CN Punta Lagoa, who came second and third.
The three, and in general all the crews, sailed at a very good pace with a wind that remained quite stable, blowing from the west with an average of 12 knots in the first few miles and a little less intensity as the competition progressed. Although the forecasts called for rain, the truth is that the weather was forgiving and the test took place without heavy showers, and with clouds and clearings for practically the entire route, which passed through Subrido, La Negra and Carallones.
In the ORC 4-5-6 class, the gold also went to the Real Club Náutico de Vigo in the hands of Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1. La Burla Negra by Juan José Martínez (CN Castrelo de Miño) and Nahela by Víctor Manuel Álvarez (CD Alagua) took silver and bronze.
The triumph in the A Dos division went to the Salaño Dos of Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure, a great tandem and regulars on the podiums of this type of competition with reduced crews. They prevailed over their colleagues from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo del Bonaventure, José Luis Ríos and María Jesús Montes; and about Rodrigo Rodríguez and Rodrigo Rodríguez Campos aboard the Alalunga (CM Canido).
In the J80 class, the largest with 15 registered units, the winner was Javier Aguado’s Alboroto (MRCYB), ahead of Rafael Blanco’s Due (RCN Portosín) and Santiago Estévez’s Spaco (MRCYB), second and third respectively. .
Among the Figaros, Javier Bernardez’s Bouvento rose to the top of the podium. Behind, second place was occupied by Zoe Ayestarán’s Tutatis and Julia Correa’s Serralleiras finished third. The three teams raced through the Monte Real Club de Yates.
The best female crew was that of Zoe Ayestaran’s Tutatis, which received a special award within the framework of the “Vela en Feminino” program at Monte Real, with which the club seeks to promote the figure of women and increase the number of women who compete in regattas.
The finishing touch to this new format of the Comunica Trophy, a double test, was given by the awards ceremony for the winners, which was held in the afternoon at the facilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club. Participating in it, among others, were the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez; and Roberto Lira, the general director of Comunica Comunicación Visual, sponsor firm of the event. It is a company from A Guarda that offers printing services, signs, industrial design and acrylic articles throughout Galicia from the municipality of A Guarda, where its main headquarters are located.
During the event, the opening of the registration period for the Repsol Trophy, the next competition of the Baionese club, which will be held, as has become a tradition, around the May Day holiday, was announced. This year, the regatta days will be Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April, and Sunday 1st May. And just like what happened with the Comunica Trophy, the classic Monte Real Spring Regatta will also bring news in 2022. They will be announced next Thursday 28 at the official presentation of the competition.
COMUNICA TROPHY WINNERS VIGO – BAIONA
ORC CLASS 1-2-3
1. MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO
2. APRIL OILS · LUIS AND JORGE PÉREZ CANAL · RCN VIGO
3. BON III VICTOR CARRIÓN PUNTA LAGOA NPP
ORC CLASS 4-5-6
1. DEEP BLUE 2.1 VICENTE CID RCN VIGO
2. THE BLACK MOCK · JUAN JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ · CASTRELO DE MIÑO NPP
3. NAHELA · VICTOR MANUEL ÁLVAREZ · CD ALAGUA
1. SALAÑO 2 · JACOBO VECINO – BRENDA MAURE · RCN VIGO
2. BONAVENTURE · JOSE LUIS RÍOS – MARÍA JESÚS MONTES · RCN VIGO
3. ALALUNGA RODRIGO RODRÍGUEZ – RODRIGO RODRÍGUEZ CAMPOS CM CANIDO
1. ALBOROTO · JAVIER AGUADO · MRCYB
2. DUE · RAFAEL BLANCO · RCN PORTOSÍN
3. SPACO SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ MRCYB
1. BOUVENTO · JAVIER BERNARDEZ · MRCYB
2. TUTATIS · ZOE AYESTARÁN · MRCYB
3. SERRALLEIRAS JULIA CORREA MRCYB
COMMUNICA TROPHY WINNERS COMBARRO – BAIONA
1. MARACANA · CARLOS GARCÍA · RCM AGUETE
2. BALEA DOUS · LUIS PÉREZ · RCN RODEIRA
3. SAGAR V RO YACHTS ROLANDO ANDRADE RO YACHTS CLUB