The contenders for the title of the 35th Prince of Asturias Trophy take their positions in Baiona

  • With the premiere of the Gadis ORC 5 and SH Robotics ORC Open categories, the Monte Real meeting today brought together a total of 70 boats in the bay of Baiona competing for the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy
  • Magical, Cachete, Deep Blue 2.0, Chispa Nejra, Albarellos, Okofen and Tutatis Gestilar are the leaders of the queen event of the Baion club after the second day of regattas
  • Once the day’s tests are finished, at 8:00 p.m. the prestigious Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards will be delivered
  • Tomorrow, Sunday, the third and last day of regattas with everything to be decided in the seven classes in contention

The Prince of Asturias Trophy is halfway through its thirty-fifth edition. With the premiere of the Gadis ORC 5 and SH Robotics ORC Open categories, today the Bay of Baiona brought together a total of 70 boats divided into seven classes and three regatta fields, successfully completing the testing program of its second day. In the absence of what happens tomorrow in the final day, Magical, Cachete, Deep Blue 2.0, Chispa Nejra, Albarellos, Okofen and Tutatis Gestilar are for now the provisional leaders of the event.

In the race course of the ORC divisions from 2 to 4 the wind did not make things easy for the Race Committee. The lack of wind caused a delay of an hour and a half in the water at the beginning of the day, although finally with about 11 knots from the north component the fleet was able to hear the honk for the first of the two windward-leeward tests that would be held in this second day of competition.

The ORCs will reach the final with everything still to be decided – Photo Lalo R. Villar

In the category Nacexa ORC 2 the general has been tightened to the maximum after the dispute of the third and fourth regatta, and the five-point tie with which the Magical and Yess Too teams finished yesterday in the lead was provisionally resolved today in favor of the first. With Julio Rodríguez at the helm, the Magical of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo continues to lead the general standings -now alone- with a second and a fifth scored this afternoon, while Rui Ramada’s Yess Too moves into fifth place just one podium point.

The second position is now for the Solventis of Malalo Bermúdez after adding a sixth and a third in his locker, positioning himself three points behind those of Ramada. From behind, a good day also for Aceites Abril de Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal, who with a partial victory and a fourth climb to third place on the provisional podium.

In total, only five points separate the top six finishers, so it will all depend on what happens tomorrow.

In Aceites Abril ORC 3 , Fran Edreira’s Cachete was once again the best in the regatta field. The boat from Club Marítimo La Penela added two more partial victories today and sits at the top of the general standings with a five-point advantage over José Luis Alonso’s Antelope – Kahaway, which also maintains its second position after two second places noted today.

Where there have been changes is in third place on the provisional podium, which is now occupied by Rui Amorín’s Milaneza after adding two third places.

For its part, in the Autesa ORC 4 division, the Deep Blue 2.0 of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo has not moved from first place today either. Vicente Cid’s team scored a second and a new partial victory, extending their lead by one point over Luis García Trigo’s Unus, who added their first win in the opening test of the day and a third in the second round. Luis Mª Pérez’s Balea Dous, meanwhile, also continues in third position in the provisional classification.

In the general classification of the Juan Sebastián Elcano Award, which encompasses the categories of ORC 2, 3 and 4 as a whole, today El Cachete stormed the lead ahead of Magical and Solventis, second and third respectively.

Part of the J80 fleet – Photo Lalo R. Villar

Meanwhile, with the start located in the Carallones area and wind conditions between 10 and 12 knots of intensity, at 12:00 noon the coastal test for the categories started. Gadis ORC 5 and SH Robotics ORC Open , which premiered today in the thirty-fifth edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy.

With a journey of about 20 miles and more than four and a half hours of navigation through the Vigo estuary, José Rey’s Chispa Nejra, which sails under the banner of the Club Náutico de Beluso, was the fastest in Gadis ORC 5 both in real time and compensated, thus becoming the provisional leader of the regatta. Following behind in the general classification are the Travesío La Riviere with Carlos Lourido at the helm and the Santiago Roma Rías Baixas of Iñaki Carbajo, second and third respectively.

On SH Robotics Open the Albarellos del Monte Real Club de Yates, which sails with Fernando Rey at the helm, was placed at the head of the general classification after the dispute in the coastal regatta by achieving a five-minute advantage in compensated time over the Lacazán of Ignacio Pedrosa, who is second. O Norte by Joaquim Moreira ranks third in this division.

For their part, the monotypes also completed their scheduled testing program today, this time with the race course located outside the bay, in front of the Parador de Baiona, to take advantage of the best wind conditions.

In the Solventis J80 category, the first two classified maintain their positions in the general classification. The Monte Real team, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, repeats yesterday’s positions with two partial victories and one second in the three races held, and continues to lead the standings with a narrow two-point lead over Solintal from Santander Ignacio Camino, who added two seconds and one first in his locker.

Eight points behind the second classified, in the third drawer of the podium of the most numerous fleet of the Prince of Asturias, today stood Dr. Chacartegui de Javier Chacartegui, who with three third places and discarding his worst result rises to third position to lack of the last day of regattas.

For its part, in the Gestilar Ladies Cup class, the second day of regattas also ended with changes in the top positions in the general classification. Pilar Casares’s Tutatis Gestilar, which was yesterday in second place in the general standings, tied on points with Marta Ramada’s Erizana Gestilar, today scored two brilliant partial victories and was at the top of the podium with two points ahead of the of Ramada, who sealed a second and a fifth to place themselves in second place overall.

Behind, the third place on the podium is occupied by Sara Carmo’s Serralleiras Gestilar, three points behind Erizana and five behind the leading team, the representatives of the Real Club Náutico de Puerto Pollensa.

Tomorrow Sunday, third and last day of regattas with everything to decide. Although everything will depend on the weather conditions, the Regatta Committee expects to be able to start the last tests from 12:00. The awards ceremony for the 35th Prince of Asturias Trophy will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The Rías Baixas once again offered luxury conditions for navigation – Photo Lalo R. Villar

This thirty-fifth edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy is sponsored by ABANCA and has the collaboration of firms such as Bodegas Terras Gauda (sponsor of the National Sailing Awards), Gestilar (sponsor of the Ladies Cup), Solitium, TuyPan, Coca Cola, Martin Miller, Gadis, Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Nacexa, HOLA, Paradores, Vanguard, April Oils, Foxy, Onda Cero, Helly Hansen, Tac Tic and SH Robotics. The competition also has the support of the Xunta de Galicia, the Provincial Council of Pontevedra, the council of Baiona and the Royal Spanish and Galician Sailing Federations.

Today’s regatera day left spectacular images – Photo Lalo R. Villar

 

PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER DAY 2
35th PRINCE OF ASTURIAS TROPHY
Monte Real Yacht Club Naval Military School

NACEX CLASS ORC 2

  1. Magical Julio Rodríguez RCN Vigo 12 points
  2. Solventis · Manuel Bermúdez de Castro · MRCYB · 15 points
  3. April Oils Luis and Jorge Pérez Canal RCN Vigo 16 points

CLASS OILS APRIL ORC 3

  1. Cachete Fran Edreira CM La Penela 4 points
  2. Antelope-Kahaway José Luis Alonso Bay of Gijón 9 points
  3. Milaneza Rui Amorín Atlantic Sailing 17 points

VOLVO AUTESA ORC CLASS 4

  1. Deep Blue 2.0 · Vicente Cid · RCN Vigo · 5 points
  2. Unus Luis García Trigo MRCYB 8 points
  3. Balea Dous · Luis Mª Pérez · RCN Rodeira · 19 points

GADIS ORC 5

  1. Spark Nejra José Rey CN Beluso 1 point
  2. Crossing La Riviere · Carlos Lourido · RCN Sanxenxo · 2 points
  3. Santiago Roma Rías Baixas Iñaki Carbajo CN Beluso 3 points

SH ROBOTICS ORC OPEN

  1. Albarellos · Fernando Rey · MRCYB · 1 point
  2. Lacazán Ignacio Pedrosa CN Sada 2 points
  3. O Norte · Joaquim Moreira · CVA · 3 points

SOLVENTIS J80 CLASS

  1. Okofen · Javier de la Gándara · MRCYB · 6 points
  2. Solintal Ignacio Camino RCM Santander 8 points
  3. Chacartegui Javier Chacartegui CN Arenal 16 points

MANAGING LADIES CUP

  1. Tutatis Gestilar · Pilar Casares · RCN Puerto Pollensa · 4 points
  2. Erizana Gestilar Marta Ramada BB Douro 6 points
  3. Serralleiras Gestilar · Sara Carmo · Marina Burriananova · 9 points

JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO AWARD

  1. Cachete Fran Edreira CM La Penela 13 points
  2. Magical Julio Rodríguez RCN Vigo 15 points
  3. Solventis · Malalo Bermúdez de Castro · MRCYB · 18 points