The J80 class closes the sailing season in Baiona with the Banco Sabadell Trophy

· The one-design competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates will be held over four days during the months of October and November

· The tests begin next weekend in the bay and the Virazón de Miguel Lago, winner of the previous edition, will participate among others.

· The Banco Sabadell Class J80 Trophy marks the end of the Monte Real regatta season, which included 10 competitions throughout the year

The J80 class will be the protagonist, starting next weekend, of the Banco Sabadell Trophy, the last of the competitions that the Monte Real Club de Yates organizes this year, and the regatta that will put an end to the sailing season of the 2016 in Baiona.

The trophy, intended exclusively for the J80 monotypes, will be played in a league format over four days, on October 15 and 29 and November 12 and 26. The boats will sail as a fleet, will compete in real time and will carry out a maximum of 3 tests per day, predictably windward-leeward routes, with two upwind and two stern, although everything will depend on the weather conditions of each stage.

Among the boats that have already confirmed their participation in the Banco Sabadell Class J80 Trophy are the crews that managed to get on the podium of the previous edition. Miguel Lago’s Virazón, champion in 2015, will try to repeat victory, and in 2016 he returns to the water with his usual team, formed by Juan Lago, Javier Lago and Gerardo Alonso.

Asturian Juan Luis Tuero’s Luna Nueva, who won silver in the last edition, will be another of those competing this year in the Monte Real autumn league. On board the boat, led by Tuero, will be Miguel Cidrás, Rogelio Torres and Pedro Núñez.

Another of the regulars at the J80 class competitions held in Baiona, the Alumisel, will also fight for victory, with Willy Caaamaño at the helm, and Marcos Alonso, José Quiñones and Jacobo Vecino completing a crew that came third last year. Among the rest of the fleet, the Namasté of Luis de Mira, the Ferralemes of Enrique Porto or the Pazo de Cea of María Campos, among others.

The Banco Sabadell Trophy is part of the Monte Real Club de Yates project to promote the J80 in Galicia, organizing two competitions exclusively for this class, and including the monotypes as a class in the rest of its competitions, with independent start and classification.