Tuesday, June 11, 2013.- The VITALDENT Regatta, declared by the Royal Spanish and Portuguese Sailing Federation the Iberian Championship of the 2.4 mR Class, will be held on June 14, 15 and 16.
The sports event with the Paralympic class is organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne and the Alex Foundation with the collaboration of the Department of Mobility of the Bayonne City Council, the National Secretariat of 2.4 mR, the Spanish Paralympic Committee, the Galician Federation de Vela, Turismo de Galicia, Turismo Rías Baixas, Bodegas Terras Gauda and Madrid 2020, among others, being eligible for the 1st Iberdrola Paralympic Sailing Circuit.
The presentation was held this morning at the Monte Real facilities, an act led by its president Rafael Olmedo and attended by the mayor of Baiona, Jesús Vázquez Almuiña; the president of the Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde; the Councilor for Mobility, Policarpo Vilar; the Delegate in Galicia of the Class 2.4 mR, Luís de Mira; and the Vice President of the Club, Alejandro Retolaza.
In its special sensitivity for adapted sailing, the Yacht Club hosts the Vitaldent Regatta as an icon of the actions that it has been exercising in this field for some years, with the integration of associations and foundations in the full development of social and sports activities aimed at disabled, both physical and intellectual.
With the experience acquired and with the encouragement and enthusiasm in starting up the future adapted sailing school, Monte Real hosts the VITALDENT regatta as one of the acts prior to the great sports project, currently counting and as a starting point with two boats of the own modality, which are added to the outstanding fleet of light sailing and cruisers of the Yacht Club.
The VITALDENT Regatta will open on Friday 14, with the official training tests, which will culminate with a coastal crossing through the interior of the Bay of Baiona in order to promote the coast and landscape of Galicia.
The two days of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 are reserved for competition, with a sports program that will start both days at 12:00, with a total of 6 tests, not being able to dispute more than three in each of them.
The awards ceremony is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The 2.4 mR is a sailboat designed for the practice of adapted sailing. Its length is 4 meters and 35 centimeters. Its sail capacity is made up of a jib and a mainsail that carry 8 square meters of cloth or sails, and registers a weight of around 260 kg. Its handling can be manual or pedal and it is an incapable boat, even when the sea and wind conditions are hard.