The fleet shines on the second day of the Prince of Asturias in Baiona


· With all the participating categories already in contention, this Saturday the Prince brought together almost ninety teams divided into eight classes and three regatta fields

· Xekmatt, Marías, Urbapaz and Deep Blue 2.1 enter the final day leading in ORC divisions 1 to 4

· The Gadis ORC 5 and Vanguard Open classes premiered their locker with the first coastal regatta of their program

· GB Bullhound and Silleiro, are the first leaders in the Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup classes


Spectacular second day of regattas in the Rías Baixas. The thirty-seventh edition of the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, a test organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Marín Naval School, successfully completed its planned test program this Saturday and even made up some of the races that were not disputed on Friday. Xekmatt, Marías, Urbapaz, Deep Blue 2.1, Cinco Islas Albariño, Salseiro, GP Bullhound and Silleiro will face the final day at the top of the podium in their respective categories.

The wind did comply with the fleet in this second day of regattas in the waters of the Vigo estuary. He did it with mild conditions at the start, enough so that the Race Committee could honk the start for all classes between half past twelve and one in the afternoon. Winds of between six and eight knots from the southwest component was the general trend in the three regatta fields at the beginning of the day, although as the hours passed they reached an average of up to thirteen knots.

The ORCs haggled at the Cíes anchorage – Photo Lalo R Villar

In total, the second day of the Prince was resolved with three new tests for the ORC 1 to 4 divisions, a coastal one for ORC 5 and Open, three tasks for the Figaros that compete in the Gestilar Ladies Cup and four for the J80 monotypes.

Xekmatt maintains the lead in ABANCA ORC 1

There were no changes in the general classification of ABANCA ORC 1 after adding up to three tests in a windward-leeward format this Saturday. The Portuguese Xekmatt de Hugo and Joao Prista tied with the Magical in the lead in the first race of the day and added another partial victory in his locker plus a third, results that allow the ship of the Naval Association of Lisbon to occupy one more day the leadership of the general ahead of Julio Rodríguez’s Magical (Real Club Náutico de Vigo), who once again scored two seconds in addition to the tie in the first round, and Aceites Abril of the brothers Jorge and Luis Pérez-Canal, who again occupy the third place with two third positions and one first in the last test of the day. Therefore, everything will depend on what happens tomorrow, and that is that only three and a half points separate the top three classified.

Tie for the lead in the Volvo Autesa ORC 2 class

In Volvo Autesa ORC 2, the same team that did it on Friday, Marías de Manuel María Cunha del Monte Real Club de Yates, also continues to lead. This Saturday, the Marías scored a first and two thirds with which they managed to defend the first position, tying on points with the Arroutado of the Real Club Náutico de Portosín. José Manuel Pérez’s team was third, second and first in the three tests completed on this second day. It did change the third position on the podium, which is now occupied by Mirfak from the Ferrol Naval Regatta Commission, relegating Rui Ramada’s Yessito to provisional fourth place.

The ORCs played three tests on the second day – Photo Lalo R Villar

Urbapaz takes the lead in April ORC Oils 3

In the Aceites Abril ORC 3 class, the second day ends with a new leader in the general classification. José Francisco Edreira’s Urbapaz (Club Náutico Cabanas), who was second yesterday, shone today in the regatta field and, with three partial victories in the three races held, comes to dominate ahead of Ramón Ojea’s Sailway (Club Marítimo de Canid). With three seconds scored, Ojea’s men now occupy second position with six points ahead of the third, Diogo Talone’s Milaneza (Clube de Vela Atlántico).

Deep Blue 2.1 stays ahead of Martin Miller ORC 4

It was more difficult today for Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1. The boat from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo began the day by winning the first test and continued with a second and a third in the two remaining races. Their regularity, however, allowed Cid’s men to maintain first position ahead of Alberto Javier Pérez’s Orión (Monte Real Club de Yates), who stormed the podium this Saturday with a great day in which they sealed a second and two victories partials. Behind, the third position is occupied by the Alma do Mar by Sadamar of the Club Náutico de Cabanas.

Gadis ORC 5 and Vanguard Open debut with a coastal

They are the two ORC divisions that remained to inaugurate markers in the thirty-seventh edition of the Príncipe de Asturias, and they did so by completing a coastal route as it appeared in their regatta program.

In Gadis ORC 5, the partial victory was scored by Iñaki Carbajo’s Cinco Islas Albariño, who sails representing the Club Náutico de Beluso. They are followed in the general by Antonio Francisco Gómez’s Marcolfo in second place (Real Club Náutico de Vigo) and Juan Carlos Sicre’s Salao (Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas), which is third.

In the Vanguard Open, the best of the day was Manuel Blanco’s Salseiro from Coruña, who with a time invested of three hours was also the fastest in real time. Second, for its part, is the Portuguese Porto de Aveiro of Delmar Conde and the fourth position is occupied by the Albarellos of Fernando Rey (Club Náutico de Portonovo). The Monte Real adapted sailing team also competed in the Open division this Saturday, in which a crew from the Juan María de Nigrán Center sails.

Solventis J80 and Gestilar Ladies Cup

Up to four tests completed the fleet of the Solventis J80 class. After not having been able to open their pigeon holes on Friday due to the instability of the wind, the one-designs that will play for the national title in two weeks finally faced each other at the regatta course located inside the Bay of Baiona.

Spectacular image of the J80 fleet – Photo Lalo R Villar

Solventis Ría de Ribadeo, GP Bullhound and Okofen shared the four wins up for grabs, with the second being the first overall leader with two first, one second and one fifth. The team commanded by Per Roman dominates with a three-point advantage over Ignacio Camino’s Solintal of the Real Club Marítimo de Santander, which with a 2-2-3-5 split is in second position. Third, meanwhile, is the Okofen del Monte Real led by Javier de la Gándara.

The Gestilar Ladies Cup signed three tests this Saturday – Photo Lalo R Villar

For their part, the Figaros of the Gestilar Ladies Cup also opened their program this Saturday with the dispute over three races. With two partial victories and a third, the Marina Burriananova team led by Carlota Hernández, Silleiro, is at the head of the general classification with only one point ahead of Tutatis de Pilar Casares (Real Club Náutico Puerto Pollensa), who They added three second positions. Completing the provisional podium are the sailors from the Real Club Náutico de Palma who sail aboard the Serralleiras with Helena Alegre at the helm.

Everything is decided on Sunday

With the first two days completed and after the celebration on Saturday night of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards gala, the Prince of Asturias will put an end to its thirty-seventh edition this Sunday. The start, scheduled for twelve o’clock in the morning for all classes, the provisional leaders will try to defend their positions to win one of the most important titles of the regatta season in Galicia. The delivery of trophies with which the emblematic The regatta will be held at Monte Real at half past six in the afternoon.

The J80s are competing with great intensity as the Spanish championship approaches – Photo Lalo R Villar

The 37th Prince of Asturias Trophy is being held under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Escuela Naval Militar and thanks to the sponsorship of ABANCA, the Xunta de Galicia through Xacobeo, Terras Gauda and Gestilar. The competition also has the collaboration of the Pontevedra Provincial Council and the Baiona City Council; the Royal Spanish and Galician Sailing Federations; and the support of companies such as Solventis, Volvo Autesa, Aceites Abril, Zelnova Zeltia, Paradores, Vanguard Marine, Gadis, Foxy, Onda Cero, Musto, the Solitium group, HOLA, Tuypan, Coca Cola and Martin Miller’s Gin.



Monte Real Yacht Club Naval Military School
Baiona, 2-4 September 2022


ABANCA ORC 1 class

1. Xekmatt Hugo and João Prista Lisbon Naval Association
2. Magical · Julio Rodríguez · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo
3. April Oils Jorge and Luis Pérez Canal Real Club Náutico de Vigo


1. Marias Manuel Maria Cunha Monte Real Yacht Club
2. Arroutado · José Manuel Pérez · Royal Nautical Club of Portosín
3. Mirfak · Diego López · Ferrol Naval Regatta Commission


1. Urbapaz · José Francisco Edreira · Cabanas Yacht Club
2. Sailway · Ramón Ojea · Maritime Club of Canido
3. Milaneza Diogo Talone Atlantic Sailing Club


1. Deep Blue 2.1 · Vicente Cid · Royal Nautical Club of Vigo
2. Orion Javier Pérez Monte Real Yacht Club
3. Alma do mar by Sadamar · José Manuel Enríquez · Cabanas Yacht Club

GADIS ORC 5 class

1. Five Albariño Islands Iñaki Carbajo Beluso Yacht Club
2. Marcolfo Antonio Francisco Gómez Royal Nautical Club of Vigo
3. Salao · Juan Carlos Sicre · Bouzas Maritime Lyceum


1. Salseiro · Manuel Blanco · Real Club Náutico Coruña
2. Porto de Aveiro · Delmar Conde
3. Albarellos · Fernando Rey · Portonovo Yacht Club


1. GP Bullhound · Per Roman · Club Nautico de Sevilla
2. Solintal · Ignacio Camino · Royal Maritime Club of Santander
3. Matrako · Ricardo Díaz-Munio · Royal Nautical Club Castro Urdiales


1. Silleiro Carlota Hernandez Marina Burriananova
2. Tutatis Pilar Casares Royal Yacht Club Puerto Pollensa
3. Serralleiras · Helena Alegre · Royal Yacht Club of Palma