The Count of Gondomar returns


· The registration period opens for one of the most emblematic regattas on the Spanish nautical scene, which celebrates its forty-third edition this July

· The event organized once again by the Monte Real Yacht Club with the sponsorship of Banco Sabadell will be held on July 21, 22 and 25

· The Count of Gondomar will once again be the Spanish Cruiser Height Championship by including the mythical climb to Carrumeiro Chico, almost 100 miles long

This July, the Count of Gondomar returns to the Galician estuaries, one of the most emblematic regattas on the Spanish nautical scene, which this year celebrates its forty-third edition, sponsored once again by Banco Sabadell.

The historic competition, played without interruption since its creation in 1976, will once again be the Spanish Cruiser Height Championship, as it includes the mythical climb to Carrumeiro Chico, in the Corcubión estuary, almost 100 miles long.

The Monte Real Club de Yates, which will officially present the trophy on July 17, has just announced the dates for its celebration, which will be this year on July 21, 22 and 25, and to open the registration period for all those who want to participate.

In addition to the great Carrumeiro Chico regatta, the competition program will include several coastal routes and windward-leeward tests at the Cíes Islands anchorage.

>>>> NOTICE OF RACE <<<<





The 43rd COUNT OF GONDOMAR – BANCO SABADELL TROPHY, will be held in the waters of Galicia on July 21, 22 and 25, 2018, being organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates (MRCYB), by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV) and the collaboration of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation (RFGV).

This Regatta appears in the Official Calendar of the RFEV as a scoring event for the Spanish Championship of Height of Cruisers Zone Galicia, “Memorial Angel Zorrilla”.



1.1 The regatta will be governed by:

a) The regatta rules as defined in the World Sailing (WS) Racing Rules of Sailing (RRV) 2017 – 2020

b) The 2018 Cruise Technical Regulation and its annexes, in force.

c) ORC Measurement Regulation

d) IMS Measurement Regulations, Habitability and Equipment Rules.

e) J80 Class Regulations, with the specifications of the Galician Class Association

f) Regulations of the MRCYB for monotype Figaro

g) The WS Special Rules for High Seas Races; Category 3 (Stage from Height to Carrumeiro) and Category 4 reduced for the other Stages.

h) In the rules that govern this regatta, the notification[NP] refers to the fact that an infraction of this rule will not be a reason for protests between boats. (Modifies R 60.1(a) of the RRS).


2.1 Participants must meet the eligibility conditions reflected in Regulation 19 of the WS, and in the Prescriptions of the RFEV to said Regulation.

2.2 Participants of nationality or with legal residence in Spain or who compete in boats attached to a Spanish Club, must be in possession of the sports federation license for the year 2018. For foreign athletes who do not have a federative license or athlete medical insurance that insures them in case of an accident, they must prove that they have accident and illness insurance valid in Spain.


3.1 The participants in the regatta may display advertising in accordance with Regulation 20 of the WORLD SAILING, the Cruise Technical Regulations and the prescriptions of the RFEV to said Regulation.

3.2 In accordance with regulation 20.4 of the WS, participants may be required to display advertising in the front 20% of the hull on each side of the boat and on the sides of the boom, as well as possible advertising pennants in the backstay of each boat. . All this would be provided at the regatta office once your registration is confirmed.

3.3 Modifications to the stickers provided by the organizing committee are not allowed.

3.4 The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona reserves the right to demand the removal or substitution of any type of advertising, message or image displayed during the event of the boats or the equipment of their crew members, which is not comply with generally accepted moral and ethical standards (World Sailing Regulation 20) or contravene the interests of the organizing club. This includes holding races on the regatta course, at the club’s facilities or while at the regatta committee’s disposal.

3.6 The person in charge of each boat with advertising will be asked to indicate or show the type of advertising that will be displayed during the regatta, for the approval of the organizing committee.

3.7 Those responsible for each participating boat grant their authorization to the MRCYB so that any photograph, image or video of people or boats taken during the days of the Regatta may be published in any medium, such as television advertisements, editorial comments, information , advertising, etc


4.1 Participation in ORC for the Galicia Zone Spanish Height Championship in this Regatta is limited to boats with a valid ORC Certificate for 2018 and with a GPH of less than 645 sec/mile, and there must be a minimum of 6 boats registered.

4.2 Participation in general for the 43rd Conde de Gondomar Trophy will be for cruisers with an ORC and ORC CLUB Certificate valid for 2018 whose GPH is less than 770 s/mile, as well as Monotype J80 and Monotype Figaro class.

4.3 The ORC Fleet will be divided into Classes according to the composition of the Galician fleet, as long as there is a minimum of 6 registered boats. If any of the classes do not form, their ships will go to the class where the GPH comes closest to it, being the following


0< 505 sec/mile
1 505.0< 575 sec/mile
2 Between 575.0 and< 605 sec/mile
3 Between 605.0 and< 645 sec/mile
4* Between 645 and< 770 sec/mile

*Depending on the number of ships, the class may be divided into 2.

4.4 In the Stage “Baiona – Carrumeiro Chico – Baiona” (Valedera for the Spanish Championship of Height “Memorial Angel Zorrilla”) only boats of Classes 1, 2 and 3 of the previous table may participate.

4.5 The Figaro and J80 classes will race in real time and will only be classified within their own class

4.6 To form the Monotype classes there must be a minimum of 3 registered for Figaro and 5 for J80.


5.1 Registration:

5.1.1 The inscriptions will necessarily be formalized in the attached form and must be sent together with a photocopy of the valid Measurement Certificate and a photocopy of the Certificate of Habitability (if applicable) before July 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to:

Mount Royal Yacht Club
Conde de Gondomar Parador Enclosure
36300 Bayonne
phone + 34 986 385.000
Fax. + 34 986 355.061

5.1.2 Entry fees are set per vessel at;

€90 for ORC classes 0-1-2-3
€60 for the others

The boats that send the registration after the deadline will be decided by the organizing committee to allow them to participate and the registration price will be increased by 50%.

5.1.3 The payment of the registration fees will be evidenced by the delivery of a nominative check in the name of Monte Real Club de Yates, or the presentation of the photocopy of the transfer made where it must reflect the name of the boat or sail number to:


Account Number: ES80 0081 2308 6100 0108 3014

In addition, it is recalled that every boat participating in each and every one of the following regattas organized by the MRCYB:
Communicate Trophy
Repsol Trophy
Count of Gondomar Trophy

You will get free registration for the 43rd Prince of Asturias Trophy.

5.2 Confirmation of registration

5.2.1 The person in charge of each boat must personally register and sign the Form at the Race Office before 10:00 a.m. on July 21, 2018

5.2.2 The Registration is conditioned to the presentation before the appointed time of the following documents:

a) Valid ORC Measurement Certificate for the year 2018 (ORC fleet only)

b) Valid insurance policy, which covers civil liability (damage to third parties and property), or extension of coverage of civil liability and damage to third parties up to a minimum amount of 336,556.66 euros.

c) In case of displaying advertising, authorization from the corresponding National Authority for the display of advertising.

d) For Spanish crew members, sports federation license for the year 2018. – License enabled by the RFEV 2018. It is recalled that for a license to be valid it must be issued by the Armed Forces where the club has its headquarters, as well as where the athlete, coach or judge are registered or can demonstrate that they have a direct link with the practice of sailing. (RFEV 11.4 license regulation)

5.3 Entries or rating certificates will not be accepted later than 7:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled start for the 1st test. (Modifies rule 78.2 of the RRV).

5.4 Entries of boats for which requests to issue or modify their rating certificate have been made to the RFEV after 6:00 p.m. on the day before the closing of the Registry of participants and confirmation of the entry will not be accepted. .


6.1 The program of the event is as follows:

6.2 On Wednesday, July 25, no departure will be given later than 3:30 p.m.

6.3 3 tests are scheduled for classes ORC 0-1-2-3 and 4 tests for classes ORC 4 and monotypes J80 and Figaros



7.1) The classifications for ORC will be established, in accordance with rule 204 of the RTC (Implied Composite Wind course or Ocean PCS for coastal; and Implicit Composite Wind course or Inshore Tod in barlos/jacks).

7.2 For J80 and Figaros, the classification will always be in real time.

7.3 There will be a classification for each of the classes that are finally formed, as well as a Joint General (only for those who have completed the Carrumeiro Stage, which will be the Champion of Spain in the Galician zone) for the 43rd Conde de Gondomar Trophy.

7.4 For the Spanish Height Championship “José Zorrilla Memorial” Galicia Zone, only the Baiona-Carrumeiro-Baiona Height Stage will score.



8.1 Appendix A and the Low Point System described in rule A 4.1 of the RRS will be applied, with the following specifications,

  • There will be no test discard
  • The coefficient in the long test Baiona-Carrumeiro-Baiona will be 2.0, while in the rest of the tests it will be 1.0



9.1 Safety and Measurement controls will be carried out daily by the Technical Committee.

9.2 The responsibility of attending this regatta having previously updated its Measurement Certificate, measuring the material with which it is intended to participate, is exclusively the registered skipper.



10.1 The safety of this regatta will be considered Category 3 for the Carrumeiro stage and Category 4 for the other stages (see categories on the website, cruise documents), in accordance with the Special Rules for High Seas Regattas. of the ws

10.2 All boats must be equipped with a VHF radio with channels 16, 71 and 72.

10.3 It will be the responsibility of the person in charge of each boat to comply with the legal regulations established for recreational boats, both in general and in particular for their government, dispatch and security.

10.4 eStela Monitoring and Security Program

All participants must be MANDATORY during the achievement of all the tests, connected to the live monitoring program of the Regatta, through the free application that they will download on their mobiles for free. In this link you can follow the instructions

For any information about the application, contact us by phone at 608 823 036.

It will be very important to provide mobile battery chargers or mobile connection to the ship’s battery to charge.



They will be indicated in the TOA before the departure of the first test.


Royal Decree 62/2008 has the conditions of maritime safety, navigation and human life at sea applicable to nautical sports events.

Participants are warned, before the start of the tests, that the boats can only participate if they are legally dispatched to navigate the waters through which the test will take place, and if their skippers have sufficient qualifications for their government.

Participants must declare, adequately in advance of the start of the race, the insurance taken out, if applicable, including the risks covered and the limits of liability in accordance with the Notice of Race, being covered for participation in races nautical-sports.


The image rights of the regatta are the sole and exclusive property of the MRCYB and the RFEV. Any advertising action that does not have the express authorization of the Organizers is prohibited.


All those who participate in the regatta do so at their own risk and responsibility. The Organizing Committee or any person or body involved in the organization of the event, rejects any responsibility for loss, damage, injury or inconvenience that may occur to people or things, both on land and at sea, as a result of participation in the tests covered for this announcement of race. Attention is drawn to Fundamental Rule 4, DECISION TO RACE, of Part 1 of the RRS which states:

“It is the sole responsibility of a boat to decide whether to participate in a test or continue racing”


MRCYB – July 2018


The boats whose registration is accepted in this regatta will have a reserved and free mooring or anchoring place (mooring under the exclusive responsibility of the owner or skipper) during the celebration of the event, from July 18 to 26.

If you need a mooring place outside these dates, you must request it through

The Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona reserves the right to assign berths to boats in strict order of registration, depending on their size and draft.