· The crew led by Juan Carlos Ameneiro and current Spanish champion of the class finished first in the opening of the J80 winter championship
· The increase in sailboats in the competition, the continuous improvements of the fleet and the incorporation of outstanding sailors increased the excitement on the water
· The wind was the one that least wanted it this Saturday in the Vigo estuary since it was very shifty and the few times it struck it blew with little intensity
El Alboroto was the leader this Saturday of the Baitra J80 Winter League, which premiered in the Vigo estuary with the participation of 26 armed sailboats manned by sailors from numerous points in Galicia, Asturias, Madrid and Portugal.
The team, led by Juan Carlos Ameneiro and current champion of Spain in the class, was victorious in the only test that could be held on a day of regattas marred by the wind, which was very shifty and the few times it started, it blew with little intensity.
It did not allow the regatta committee to put into play the three tests it had planned, nor did it set up a trapezoid-shaped field, which was one of the objectives of the day to offer the fleet the possibility of training the type of route to which, Predictably, they will face each other in the World Cup in September.
The sports director of the Monte Real Club de Yates, Roy Alonso, explained at the end of the regatta day that “To ride this type of layout, the wind needs to be level and this day it was not achieved. Need Alonso said. that the wind is stable in much more area than what is needed for the poles, and that is why on this day, with these conditions, we opted for this model. But the objective is still to find that trapeze so that they can train for the world championship ”.
In the only race held in the Carallones area, Maija, Alboroto and Marías were the three outstanding boats, and not only for finishing on the provisional podium, but for their great performance during the race. El Maija, with Castor Alonso at the controls, made a very good start and kept up the fight until the end, although first place escaped him at the hands of Alboroto.
Those of Ameneiro, despite not starting in such a good position, were able to come back along the route and cross the finish line, leaving the rest of the fleet behind them, with which they will arrive at the head of the classification to the next day, scheduled for the 25th.
Another of the teams that staged a great comeback was the Portuguese Marías, led by Manel Cunha. The Portuguese crew saw almost a third of the fleet pass ahead during the first part of the tour, but in the second part they reminded the rest why they are one of the contenders for the title, passing almost all of them and finishing the test in third position.
The problem came to Marías when, once on land, the committee proceeded to weigh-in the crews and the team did not show up, with which the boat was penalized with two points, falling from third to fifth position.
And the Miudo rose from fourth to third place, in which two great sailors in Galicia made their debut in the league, Marga Cameselle and Víctor Mariño. Despite not being regulars in J80 competitions, both proved their worth and warned that they will fight in the coming days.
Before sending the fleet back to land and putting an end to the day, the race committee tried to start a second test but the wind did its thing again, with which the classification of the opening day was closed with a single score.
BAITRA J80 WINTER LEAGUE 2023
TOP10 classification after 1 day (1 test)
1. RIOT · JUAN CARLOS AMENEIRO · MRCYB · 1 POINT
2. MAIJA CASTOR ALONSO MRCYB 2 POINTS
3. MIUDO MARGA CAMESELLE MRCYB 3 POINTS
4. WAIKIKI ANDRÉS GÓMEZ MRCYB 4 POINTS
5. MARÍAS · MANEL CUNHA · MRCYB · 5 POINTS
6. SOLVENTIS · MALALO BERMÚDEZ · MRCYB · 6 POINTS
7. TIRED ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ MRCYB 7 POINTS
8. SPACO · SANTIAGO ESTÉVEZ · MRCYB · 8 POINTS
9. PICACHO · MIGUEL VIEJO · MRCYB · 9 POINTS
10. FIBER A CORUÑA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ VASCO · RCN A CORUÑA · 10 POINTS