The Prince of Asturias continues to unite the seafaring tradition and the sporting challenge

After the conclusion of the first of the appointments of the prestigious Xunta de Galicia President Trophy, the relay will be taken over by the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona and the Naval Regatta Commission of the Naval Military School of Marín, with the celebration of the XXVIII Trofeo Príncipe of Asturias, which in this 2013 edition will continue to combine the purest seafaring tradition with prestigious high-level sporting challenges by concurring, on the same waters of the Bay of Baiona and Ría de Vigo, a distinguished crew of Classic boats, the best Galician and national regatta teams from the ORC Cruises Division, Maxis and the female crews of the Ladies Cup.

The Yacht Club and the Naval Commission continue to bet on their Royal Regatta organization strategy, for a diversified combination in the staging of a wide representation of the classes that usually take part in sporting regattas, adding an incentive in the promotion of the Classic ships, thanks to the collaboration of AGABACE (Galician Association of Classic and Vintage Boats), with a special configuration in its most traditional layouts, and where open courses will predominate in the coastal or coastal sleeves.

The technical tests are reserved for all the Cruisers that come to Baiona with the purpose of winning one of the national titles at stake.

The Príncipe de Asturias Trophy has been declared a High Level regatta by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, as the Spanish ORC Cruise Championship and the Spanish First 40.7 Championship are disputed. The Atlantic Cruise Circuit is also at stake.

The Royal Trophy contemplates in its wide sporting rows two outstanding challenges with a long tradition in the history of Monte Real, the Don Juan de Borbón Trophy, which recognizes the Portuguese crew with the best result during the celebration of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, and the Ladies Cup, a regatta in which 6 women’s teams take part, representing the same number of Spanish communities, sailing aboard the First Figaros of the Novagalicia Bank Cruise School of the Yacht Club.

The intermediate phase of the Prince of Asturias Trophy will host, one more year, the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards Gala, an event of recognized prestige in Spain that rewards the best sports and institutional values highlighted in 2012. The Yacht Club will shortly issue the lists of the winners in each category of this edition.

The Prince of Asturias Trophy will be held on September 6, 7 and 8, under the tutelage of the Honorary Presidency of HRH The Prince of Asturias Don Felipe de Borbón, the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona and the Escuela Naval Military of Marin.