· The sailboat of the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo won the fortieth edition of the Monte Real Club de Yates Spring Regatta
The armed crew led by Pedro Pazos ousted Bosch Service Solutions from Canido on the last day, which had been the leader in the cruiser-regatta class
· In the cruiser competition, Jean Claude Sarrade won the Fend la Bise, De la Gándara and Araújo won the jacks, and Alberto Iglesias in Fígaros
Baiona, May 1, 2017.- The Oral Group Galimplant of the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo won the Repsol Trophy this afternoon in Baiona, in the fortieth edition of the traditional Spring Regatta of the Monte Real Yacht Club.
With a third place achieved on Saturday and the suspension of Sunday’s regatta, the crew of this Salona 37, led by Pedro Pazos, had a difficult time coming back in the last race on Monday. Against rivals as powerful as the Bosch, the Pairo or the Menudeta, the Oral Group had to use its best weapon, which is its team, a group of family and friends with more than eight years of experience sailing together.
The boat from Sanxenxo completed the little more than fifteen miles of the course designed by the regatta committee in two hours and thirty-three minutes, surpassed only by Pairo 8 which, led by Luis Bugallo, was the fastest and the first to crossing the finish line. The crew of the Oral Group Galimplant received the day’s grand prize from Repsol’s Deputy Director of Marine and Fisheries, Carlos Sánchez Nieto, who was accompanied on the authorities’ box by the Head of Marine and Fisheries of Repsol for the south of Galicia, Inés González Megido.
The president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, José Luis Álvarez, was in charge of handing out the prizes to the winners of the cruise-regatta class. The first also went to the crew of the Oral Group Galimplant, and the silver and bronze went to, respectively, the Bosch Service Solutions, from the Club Marítimo de Canido, skippered by Ramón Ojea; and the Menudeta of the Club Náutico Punta Lagoa, with Víctor Carrión at the controls.
The cruiser class was where the podium was the closest, since the first and second boats were tied on points and the third separated by just one point from the first two. The victory went to the Fend la Bise del Monte Real Club de Yates, led by Jean Claude Sarrade; and the Balea Dous by Luis Pérez, from the Real Club Náutico de Rodeira; and the Santiago Roma Rías Baixas of Iñaki Carbajo, of the Club Náutico Beluso, were in second and third position.
In the J80 class, Javier de la Gándara continues without letting up on his competitors. At the helm of the Okofen, the historic sailor has spent months proving his worth aboard these one-designs, getting the most out of his crew and signing first places one after another. He arrived on the last day of the Repsol Trophy with the certainty that he would step on the top of the podium and finally took the symbolic gold, which was presented to him by the mayor of Baiona, Ángel Rodal.
Some distance behind Okofen, second and third place in the J80 competition were a little closer, being decided by just one point difference. Both wearing pendants from the Monte Real Club de Yates, Enrique Porto’s Ferralemes won silver and Manuel María Cunha’s Marías had to settle for bronze.
Along with De la Gándara, another of the prominent names in the one design section of the Repsol Trophy was Gonzalo Araújo. With the Bosch Service Solutions of the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, the skipper from Vigo sentenced the J70 competition with an almost perfect balance, of six first places in the nine races disputed.
The rest of the podium drawers in the J70 category had an accent from Ourense, with Luis Pérez Canal and Támara Echegoyen as protagonists. The skipper of the Club Marítimo de Canido took second place aboard the Abril Verde, and the Olympic champion signed the third as skipper of the Sogacsa. They all received their prizes from Daniel Benavides, Head of the Pontevedra Sports Service of the Xunta de Galicia, who attended the event organized at Monte Real.
In the Figaro class, Alberto Iglesias and his crew, aboard the Ladeira, caused a surprise on the last day and managed to snatch the victory, by just one point, from Elena Raga’s Serralleiras, who had been leading since the start of the championship. The winners’ podium, to whom the awards were presented by Manuel Villaverde, president of the Galician Sailing Federation, was completed by the women’s team of the Madrilenian Sailing Federation, headed by Amparo Mollá.
FINAL CLASSIFICATION REPSOL TROPHY 40th SPRING REGATTA MRCYB
ORAL GROUP GALIMPLANT PEDRO PAZOS RNC SANXENXO
RACING CRUISE CLASS
- ORAL GROUP GALIMPLANT PEDRO PAZOS RCN SANXENXO
- BOSCH SERVICE SOLUTIONS RAMÓN OJEA CM CANIDO
- MENUDETA VICTOR CARRION PUNTA LAGOA NPP
- FEND LA BISE · JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE · MRCYB
- BALEA DOUS · LUIS PÉREZ · RCN RODEIRA
- SANTIAGO ROMA RÍAS BAIXAS IÑAKI CARBAJO BELUSO CN
- OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
- FERRALEMES ENRIQUE PORTO MRCYB
- MARÍAS MANUEL MARÍA CUNHA MRCYB
- BOSCH SERVICE SOLUTIONS · GONZALO ARAÚJO · RCN VIGO
- GREEN APRIL LUIS PÉREZ CANAL CM CANIDO
- SOGACSA · TÁMARA ECHEGOYEN · RCN VIGO
- LADEIRA ALBERTO IGLESIAS MRCYB
- SERRALLEIRAS ELENA RAGA MRCYB
- TUTATIS AMPARO MOLLÁ FEMAVE