The fog puts the Repsol Trophy fleet in check

 

The weather once again altered the development of the Repsol Trophy for the second consecutive day and the more than 40 sailboats competing in the competition in the Rías Baixas had to face intense fog this Saturday

· Julio Rodríguez’s Magical (RCN Vigo), Rolando Andrade’s Sagar V (Ro Yacht Club) and Javier Rey’s Secolite (MRCYB) were placed at the head of the different ORC categories

· In the A Dos competition, with reduced crews, Yess led by Rui Ramada and Óscar Peixoto (MRCYB) is leading; and in J80 Javier Aguado’s Alboroto (MRCYB) gets even closer to the final victory after signing a new victory today

· The Repsol Trophy – 44th Spring Regatta organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club will be decided this Sunday on a single card with the start of the return route from Combarro to Baiona

The fog put in check this Saturday the fleet of more than 40 boats that these days are competing in the Rías Baixas for the Repsol Trophy – 44th Spring Regatta organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club.

After an opening day in which it was the wind that put the crews to the test, in this second stage the sailboats had to deal with fog, which forced the regatta committee to delay the start time and reposition the start until Two occasions.

The fog forced the committee to move the exit to the Cíes area – Photo © Rosana Calvo

Despite the difficulties registered in the first moments, once the test began, the sailboats sailed without too many problems during the journey of just over 17 miles from the north of Cíes to the island of Tambo, inside the Pontevedra estuary.

The 5 or 6 knots on average that were registered in the first moments increased in intensity as the hours passed and already in the last sections, with the fog already dissipated, they reached 18 and 19 knots, which speeded up the end of the competition.

Start of the only race of the day between Cíes and Tambo – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the ORC 1-2-3 class, the boats from Vigo and Canido went straight to the top of the standings. Julio Rodríguez’s Magical (RCN Vigo) was the fastest to complete the test, in 2 hours and 14 minutes, and holds provisional gold. In second position was Rodrigo Ojea’s Sailway (CM Canido); and Aceites Abril, skippered by Jorge Pérez Canal (RCN Vigo), is third.

Julio Rodríguez’s Magical is first in the ORC 1-2-3 class – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In ORC 4, Rolando Andrade’s Sagar V (Ro Yacht Club) scored the best score of the day, rising directly to first place. The list of the three best of the day is completed by Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1 (RCN Vigo) and Carlos García’s Maracaná (RCM Aguete).

The ORC 5 competition was resolved with a victory for Javier Rey’s Secolite (MRCYB). Óscar José Comesaña’s Bouvento (MRCYB) will face the last day from second position and Antonio Francisco Gómez’s Marcolfo (RNC) will come third in the final.

The crew made up of the Portuguese Rui Ramada and the Galician Óscar González Peixoto was the best in the ORC A2 class, which entered the fray with teams made up of only two people. The Vagalume by Luis Vidal and Eva Fernández is second.

The Yess of the Portuguese Rui Ramada and the Galician Óscar Peixoto won in A Two – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the J80 class, Javier Aguado’s Alboroto faced this second day from the lead position and did not disappoint. He sailed very well again and achieved a new victory that allows him to maintain his dominance and brings him even closer to his laurels. With 2 points in the provisional classification, he is far from the 5 that Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen has, second in the table; and of the 9 of Cansino by Alejandra Suárez, which occupies the third drawer.

Javier Aguado’s Alboroto consolidated its first position by winning for the second consecutive day – Photo © Rosana Calvo

In the Figaro category , which although it competes within the ORC will receive prizes as its own class, Óscar José Comesaña’s Bouvento was the best. Ángela Rodríguez’s Silleiro and Marta Quintáns’s Erizana, all from Monte Real, are second and third.

The titles will be decided this Sunday to a single letter

After the celebration of the poles on Friday for the J80 and the regatta to Combarro this Saturday, the Repsol Trophy only has one day left to discover its winners. The titles will be decided this Sunday with a single letter, a single test of about 23 miles between Combarro and Baiona for the more than 40 crews aspiring to the different trophies.

Once the regatta is over, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host, starting at half past six in the afternoon, the awards ceremony for the winners. The Deputy Director and the Head of Marine and Fisheries of Repsol, Carlos Sánchez Nieto and Inés González Megido, will participate in it; and the president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez. They will be accompanied by representatives of local, provincial and regional administrations.

The winners of the last edition of the Repsol Trophy were Rui Ramada’s Yess Racing (ORC 1-2), Ramón Ojea’s Bosch Service Solutions (ORC 3), Víctor Álvarez’s Nahela (ORC 4), Javier’s Q Talento Rey and Jorge Justo (A2), Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen (J80) and Miguel Montes’ Tutatis (Figaro).

Óscar Peixoto aboard the Yess passing in front of some Cíes engulfed in fog – Photo © Rosana Calvo

REPSOL TROPHY 2022 44th SPRING REGATTA
Provisional classification after the second day

ORC CLASS 1-2-3

1. MAGICAL · JULIO RODRÍGUEZ · RCN VIGO · 1 POINT
2. SAILWAY RODRIGO OJEA CM CANIDO 2 POINTS
3. APRIL OILS JORGE PÉREZ CANAL RCN VIGO 3 POINTS

ORC-CLASS 4

1. SAGAR V ROLANDO ANDRADE RO YC 1 POINT
2. DEEP BLUE 2.1 VICENTE CID RCN VIGO 2 POINTS
3. MARACANÁ · CARLOS GARCÍA · RCM AGUETE · 3 POINTS

ORC-CLASS 5

1. SECOLITE · JAVIER REY · MRCYB · 1 POINT
2. BOUVENTO · OSCAR JOSÉ COMESAÑA · MRCYB · 2 POINTS
3. MARCOLFO · ANTONIO FRANCISCO GÓMEZ · RCN VIGO · 3 POINTS

CLASS A2

1. YESS RUI RAMADA + ÓSCAR GONZALEZ PEIXOTO MRCYB 1 POINT
2. VAGALUME · LUIS VIDAL + EVA FERNÁNDEZ · INDEPENDENT · 2 POINTS

J80 CLASS

1. ALBOROTO · JAVIER AGUADO · MRCYB · 2 POINTS
2. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB · 5 POINTS
3. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · MRCYB · 9 POINTS

FIGARO CLASS

1. BOUVENTO · OSCAR JOSÉ COMESAÑA · MRCYB
2. SILLEIRO ANGELA RODRÍGUEZ MRCYB
3. ERIZANA · MARTA QUINTÁNS · MRCYB