Bad weather forced the coastal regatta planned for the big boats to be suspended and made the one-designs vibrate in the bay with a lot of wind and waves
· In the J80 class the Okofen and the Bosch Service Solutions in J70 once again stood out among the fleet and further separated themselves from their most direct rivals
· In the Figaros category, Elena Raga’s Serralleiras remains in the lead, followed by Amparo Mollá’s Tutatis and Alberto Iglesias’ Ladeira
Baiona, April 30, 2017.- The weather was the protagonist, this afternoon in Baiona, on the second day of the Repsol Trophy, which is held during this long weekend on May 1 under the organization of the Monte Real Yacht Club.
A rough sea with a lot of waves and winds of up to 40 knots forced the regatta committee to postpone the start of the tests for four hours. Finally, and after an improvement in the situation inside the bay, the monotypes were released.
With a somewhat larger race field than on the opening day, the fleet of J80, J70 and Fígaros competed in two heats of just over three miles, which they tackled quickly and put on a great show.
In J80, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen increases his chances of achieving the final victory of the trophy after achieving two first places in today’s regattas. Its 8 points in the general classification distance it from the 20 and 22 points of two other Monte Real boats, Manuel María Cunha’s Marías and Enrique Porto’s Ferralemes, second and third respectively.
In J70, once again an outstanding performance by Bosch Service Solutions, skippered by Gonzalo Araújo. The boat from the nautical ship from Vigo maintains the lead it achieved after the first day and increases the distance with respect to its most direct rivals, the Abril Verde de Canido, with Luis Pérez Canal at the controls; and Sogacsa de Vigo, led by Támara Echegoyen. Both are tied on points in the general classification and, pending what happens on the final day, they would close the class podium.
In the Figaros category there were no changes in the first position, in which Elena Raga’s Serralleiras remains; but yes in second and third place. Alberto Iglesias’ Ladeira, who came in second yesterday, fell to third place today, and FEMAVE’s Tutatis, skippered by Amparo Mollá, came second in the winner’s box.
Thus, few changes in the top positions of the one-designs after the two races held this Sunday, and no change in the classification of the big boats that, given the impossibility of safely completing the planned route around the outside of the bay, they stayed on the ground.
Tomorrow, Monday, May Day, the third and final day of the Repsol Trophy will be held, which will end with the awards ceremony for the winners at four in the afternoon at the Monte Real Yacht Club.
CLASSIFICATION 2nd DAY REPSOL TROPHY · 40th MRCYB SPRING REGATTA
- OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB
- MARIAS MANUEL MARIA CUNHA MRCYB
- FERRALEMES ENRIQUE PORTO MRCYB
- BOSCH SERVICE SOLUTIONS · GONZALO ARAÚJO · RCN VIGO
- GREEN APRIL LUIS PÉREZ CANAL CM CANIDO
- SOGACSA · TÁMARA ECHEGOYEN · RCN VIGO
- SERRALLEIRAS ELENA RAGA MRCYB
- TUTATIS AMPARO MOLLÁ FEMAVE
- LADEIRA ALBERTO IGLESIAS MRCYB
The boats of the cruiser-regatta and cruiser classes did not compete this Sunday, so the provisional classification of the first day is maintained, which is as follows:
RACING CRUISE CLASS
- BOSCH SERVICE SOLUTIONS RAMÓN OJEA CM CANIDO
- MENUDETA VICTOR CARRION PUNTA LAGOA NPP
- ORAL GROUP GALIMPLANT PEDRO PAZOS RCN SANXENXO
- FEND LA BISE · JEAN CLAUDE SARRADE · MRCYB
- BALEA DOUS · LUIS PÉREZ · RCN RODEIRA
- UNUS · LUIS GARCIA TRIGO · RCN VIGO