The II Solidarity Vertiathlon raises more than 5,000 euros to promote adapted sailing in Galicia

· The inscriptions of the 215 participating athletes made it possible to raise 5,375 euros for the Monte Real Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities

· Jacobo Crego and Aida García placed the Vedra Olympic Club at the top of the podium by winning the absolute male and female categories

· The Spanish triathlon runner-up José Luis García Serrano “Jota” participated in the competition and the paralympic athlete Susana Rodríguez Gacio was the godmother

The fishing village of Baiona hosted this Saturday the second edition of the Solidarity Vertiathlon, a competition organized by the Baiona City Council and the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Verti Seguros with the aim of raising funds to promote adapted sailing in Galicia.

Two hundred and fifteen athletes from different parts of the country lined up behind the starting line to compete in the three tests of a sprint triathlon. They completed a 750-meter swim in the bay of Baiona, cycled 20 kilometers through the streets of Baiona and ran 5 kilometers on the Monte Boi peninsula, surrounding the historic Parador Nacional.

The fastest took just one hour to complete the entire route and cross the finish line. It was Jacobo Crego, from the Vedra Olympic, winner in the absolute men’s category. His teammate, Aida García, took the victory in the women’s category, both lifting the Vedrense club to the top of the podium of this II Baiona Solidarity Vertiathlon.

In second and third position were, in the men’s category, Ricardo Rey, from Nosporlimit; and Iago Vara, from the Sireno Triathlon Club; and in the women’s category, Ángela Chapela, from the Vedra Olympic team, and Nuria Álvarez, with a license for one day.

In the veterans category, the victories went to the province of A Coruña. The Nosporlimit from the city of glass was placed first in the men’s category by Ricardo Rey; and Aida García, from the Vedra Olympic team, climbed to the top step of the women’s competition. Carlos Coira (Vilagarcía Triathlon / Atenas Running) and Cristobal Cacheda (Team Corbelo) completed the men’s podium; and María José Velázquez from Vigo and Sandra Santodomingo from Baiona, the feminine one.

In the cadet category, the victory went to José Benito Silva, from the Beariz Triathlon, who could not be beaten by Marcos González (Mar de Vigo Triathlon Club) and Alejandro Crespo (Beariz Triathlon), who had to settle for second and third place .

In addition, prizes were awarded to the best classified registered in Baiona, who were Antonio Liébanas, who last June had already won the Baiona popular triathlon, and Sandra Santodomingo.

Once the distribution of prizes was finished, the General Director of Verti Seguros, Enrique Flores, was in charge of delivering, to the Monte Real Club de Yates, the check for the amount collected with the registrations of the Vertiathlon. Five thousand three hundred and seventy-five euros that the Baiona club will allocate entirely to its Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities.

Created in 2012 under the slogan “Sailing for all”, the school’s main objective is to bring people with all kinds of disabilities closer to the sea, so that they can sail under equal conditions, in facilities without barriers and on board adapted boats. . The work carried out since then has earned it, among other distinctions, recognition from ADEAC, the Spanish Association for Environmental and Consumer Education.