· The club from Baiona organizes, by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and with the sponsorship of Vitaldent, one of the most important adapted sailing competitions on the peninsula
· The championship, included in the IV Iberdrola Paralympic Sailing Circuit, will begin next Friday with a training regatta and will continue this weekend with the scoring events
· Among the participants will be the representative of Spain in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the 2.4mR class, Arturo Montes, the five-time national champion of the class, Rafa Andarias, and the Galicians Fran Piñeiro and José Manuel Otero
Baiona, June 21, 2016.- The Monte Real Club de Yates organizes this weekend, by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and with the sponsorship of Vitaldent, the Iberian Championship of the 2.4mR class, included in the IV Iberdrola Paralympic Sailing Circuit. It is the fourth year in a row that the club from Baiona is involved in one of the key events on the sailing scene, which is attended by numerous sailors from different parts of Spain and Portugal.
The fishing village of Baiona will be the scene of three days of regattas, a first of training, on Friday the 24th, and two more of competition during the weekend. Some 15 boats will take to the water, fighting for victory in several windward-leeward routes marked with buoys inside the bay.
A maximum of six races will be held, to which the regatta committee will start, both on Saturday and Sunday, at twelve noon. The weather forecasts announce sun and good wind, conditions that will allow both participants and the public to enjoy the competition.
This Vitaldent Adapted Sailing Regatta, in which the champion of the 2.4mR class will be decided, is also the second stage of the IV Iberdrola Paralympic Sailing Circuit, which began last April in Murcia, and in July and October will continue in Bizkaia and Malaga.
The circuit reaches Baiona with Rafa Andarias in the lead. The athlete from the Club Náutico de Jávea managed to reach the top of the provisional podium after the first tests held last April in Murcia, and will try not to go down the steps in the regattas this weekend. Andarias will haggle in waters that last year, despite being somewhat complicated to navigate, gave him great satisfaction and his fifth title as national champion in the 2.4mR class.
Along with Andarias this weekend will also be in Baiona, among others, Huelva sailor Arturo Montes, from the Punta Umbría Maritime Club, who will represent Spain at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and who is second in the general classification of the circuit Iberdrola. Another of the outstanding names on the circuit is Borja Melgarejo, from Club de Mar Puerto Sherry, who last year was left wanting to win the national championship in Baiona, having to settle for silver in the competition.
Sailing at home and representing Galicia in this Iberian Championship of the 2.4mR Class will be Fran Piñeiro and José Manuel Otero, from the Club Deportivo Vela Escota de Vigo; and from the neighboring country will arrive the Portuguese Manuel Soares and Fernándo Pintos, from the Sport Club do Porto, who also participated in the Spanish Championship of the class held last March in Valencia.
The competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates with the sponsorship of Vitaldent and the collaboration of the Galician Sailing Federation and the Portuguese Sailing Federation, will end on Sunday 26 at five in the afternoon with the distribution of prizes to the winners, a delivery that will be made in the facilities of the Baionese club.
The Monte Real Club de Yates organized, in 2015, the Spanish Championship Class 2.4mR: