· Elena Molares and Emma Arana took the lead in the 420 class after finishing first in the four races held today in Baiona
· In the Optimist competition, the provisional podium is occupied by Laura Cao, María Carneiro and Ignacio Salgueiro and Sergio Golpe leads the Optimist Escuela
· The Final of the Baitra Social League of the Monte Real Club de Yates ends tomorrow, Sunday, with the second and last day of tests starting at eleven
Clear feminine protagonism in the first day of the Final of the Baitra Social League, which takes place this weekend in Baiona under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates and with the sponsorship of Baitra Accesorios Navales.
The team made up of Elena Molares and Emma Arana, both 16 years old, were unbeatable in the 420 class competition, in which they made it to the full. Very attuned in the water, Molares and Arana achieved four first places in the four tests held this afternoon in the waters of the bay.
They are thus placed at the head of a class in which the brothers Yago and Jorge González also had a very outstanding performance. Despite not being able to beat the girls, they managed to sign four second places and hold the provisional silver. Xesús Marcote and Carlos Trapero occupy the third position in the absence of the last heats that will be held tomorrow.
For the Optimists, who also competed today in Baiona with the 420, the regatta committee launched another four tests that, despite being held on the same course, had a different design, with a shorter route. There were several sections between buoys in which Laura Cao, 13, obtained the best results. With two first places, a second and a third, he was placed leader of the class, followed by María Carneiro and Ignacio Salgueiro, who are second and third respectively.
In the Optimist School class, the winner of the day was Sergio Golpe, 12 years old, who, despite starting the day somewhat weakly, picked up the pace little by little and in the last two races he was ahead of all his rivals. The northwest wind, which blew with an average of 13 knots and peaks of more than 15, complicated the navigation of the smaller ones, for which the regatta committee finally decided to reduce the number of tests.
The sailors of this Baitra Social League Final will go out on the water tomorrow, Sunday, starting at eleven o’clock in the morning to compete in the last races of the competition. Although the weather forecasts somewhat weaker wind conditions, the organization hopes to hold at least two other tasks for each class.
Tomorrow the initiation students of the Monte Real Club de Yates Sailing School will also go out on the water, who this Saturday experienced their first experience in a competition with great emotion.
Once the regatta day is over, the facilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club will host the awards ceremony for the winners, in which not only the best of this final will be awarded, but also the most outstanding sailors of all the contested races throughout the year in the MRCYB Social League. Leading those classifications are Rosalía Martínez and Sandra Trigo in 420 and Nacho Salgueiro in Optimist.