· The weather forecasts for tomorrow, Sunday, announce favorable winds for the fleet of 10 ships that will set out for the Azores
· The crews will face the first 300 miles of the route sailing through, pushed by a wind of about 20 knots on average
· The start of the regatta organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Angra Iate Clube is scheduled for one in the afternoon in the bay of Baiona
Tomorrow, Sunday, at one in the afternoon, the Bay of Baiona will resound with the TOP start of the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race, the ocean regatta organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Angra Iate Clube that will depart for Terceira Island of the Portuguese archipelago of Azores.
The 10 crews registered in the competition must cross the starting line and go around a marker mark before starting the navigation of the 865-mile route of the first stage of the race, until the end located in the Azorean town of Angra do Heroismo .
The weather report has allied itself with the regatta and announces favorable conditions for the first days of competition. The departure will take place with good seas and winds from the north, between 8 and 12 knots, which will increase in intensity as the crews move away from the estuary, until reaching an average of 20 knots, which they will have on average in the first 300 miles travel.
Tomorrow, Sunday, will also be a very good day for the public who want to follow the start of the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race from the surroundings of the bay, since the sun will shine and the temperature will be around 25 degrees.
If all goes according to plan, the fastest boats could reduce the maximum time they have to complete the stage, which is 9 days and 8 hours, and cross the finish line in just 5 days.
The awards ceremony for the winners of the Baiona-Angra stage will be held on Wednesday the 13th, and one day later, on Thursday the 14th, the Angra-Baiona stage will start, which will end on July 23 with the distribution of awards to the winners.
Among the participating crews are outstanding sailors from the Spanish and Portuguese nautical scene, such as Unai Basurko aboard Pakea, Miguel Lago with Saint Maxime, Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui leading the Txole team or the experienced Xekmatt team with José Carlos Prista at the helm. . Also competing will be the Free Spirit of the Real Club Marítimo de Abra – Real Sporting Club, the Moflete of the Club Náutico de Beluso, the Cleopatra of José Rafael Ribeiro, the Brumario with Alejandro Pazó at the controls, the Atlantis of the Liceo Marítimo de Bouzas skippered by Iván Prieto, and the Dulcamara of Ángel López.
The Baiona Angra Atlantic Race is organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Angra Iate Clube, with the collaboration of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, the Baiona City Council, the Angra do Heroismo Municipal Chamber, Portos dos Açores and the sailing federations Spanish and Portuguese.