The Repsol Sailing Trophy will unite Baiona and Sanxenxo on the May Day weekend

· The classic nautical competition of the Monte Real Yacht Club celebrates its thirty-eighth edition this year with a tour of the Vigo and Pontevedra estuaries in which Galician, Madrid and Portuguese crews will participate

· The sailboats will compete for victory in two cross-country regattas between Baiona and Sanxenxo and various technical tests at the Cíes Islands anchorage

· The authorities who participated in the press conference highlighted the importance of Monte Real on its fiftieth anniversary and remembered the figure of the recently deceased president of the club, Don Rafael Olmedo

Baiona, April 28, 2015.- The Monte Real Club de Yates will hold its traditional spring regatta during the May 1 bridge, which in 2015 celebrates its thirty-eighth edition sponsored by Repsol and counting, once again, with the collaboration of the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo and the Nauta Sanxenxo marina.

The Repsol Trophy will be held on May 1, 2 and 3. The participating crews, arriving from different parts of Galicia, Madrid and Portugal, must complete two crossing regattas through the Vigo and Pontevedra estuaries, and various technical tests at the Cies Islands anchorage.

During the May Day holiday, the boats will travel the distance that separates Baiona from Sanxenxo, and the next day, the reverse route. On both days the start will be given at one in the afternoon, and on Friday there will be a prize-giving ceremony for the stage winners at the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo.

On Sunday the 3rd, the victory of the trophy will be decided starting at noon with several routes between windward-leeward buoys, at the anchorage of the Cíes Islands, and in the afternoon, at five o’clock, the awards ceremony will be held at the facilities of the Mount Royal Yacht Club.

All those who want to follow the navigation of the boats participating in the Repsol Trophy can do so from the surroundings of the bay of Baiona, from the Costa de la Vela and Cabo Udra, on the Morrazo peninsula, and from the beaches closest to Sanxenxo.

The next competition at Monte Real will be the Baitra Children’s Sailing Trophy, for the Optimist and Cadet classes, which will be held on the weekend of May 9 and 10.

A special memory to President Rafael Olmedo on the club’s 50th anniversary

The figure of the recently deceased president of the Monte Real Yacht Club, Mr. Rafael Olmedo, was very present at the press conference to present the XXXVIII Repsol Trophy, held this morning at the club’s facilities in Baiona.

Both the Vice Commodore of the club, Alejandro Retolaza, as well as the Head of Marine and Fisheries of Repsol for the South of Galicia, Inés González Megido, and the General Secretary for Sport of the Xunta de Galicia, José Ramón Lete, had affectionate words of remembrance for which he was the head of Monte Real for more than forty years.

In their speeches, the authorities present also highlighted the important activity that the club is carrying out in 2015, a year that marks the fiftieth anniversary of its creation, in 1965. An activity that, in addition to the organization of regattas, includes initiatives to promote nautical tourism in Galicia and bring the world of sailing closer to people of all ages.

The press conference to present the XXXVIII Repsol Trophy was also attended by the President of the Spanish Sailing Federation, José Ángel Rodríguez; the President of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde; and the Sports Councilor of the Baiona City Council, María Jesús Martíns.