The XXVIII edition of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, which is jointly organized each year by the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne and the Naval Military School of Marín, through its Naval Regatta Commission, will cast off in a few days.
From September 6 to 8, the Bay of Baiona and the Ría de Vigo will host a new high-level sailing event, the second of the regattas that make up the circuit of the Xunta de Galicia President Trophy, which is supervised by the Baiona club with the Royal Yacht Club of La Coruña and the Royal Yacht Club of Sanxenxo.
The great novelty of 2013 of the trophy dedicated to HRH Don Felipe de Borbón, will be the incorporation of the Maxi Open Class, giants of sailing that will provide an added spectacle to the competition, some of them just arrived from drawing the Fastnet Rock, in the Irish Atlantic.
As for the ORC, the Spanish Championship for the Galicia Zone is put into play again in the Prince of Asturias Trophy, defined by the grouping of the four main Divisions in two main prizes, that of Groups 0-1 and 2- 3.
The Classic and Vintage boats will also play a transcendetal role in the Príncipe de Asturias, which will once again sail the waters of Baiona and the Vigo estuary, as well as another of the queen classes in the Príncipe, the Ladies Cup.
Portugal will be represented by its best cruise fleet, with two outstanding valuartes at stake: the Don Juan de Borbón Trophy, which rewards the best vessel of the Portuguese fleet in the Yacht Club regatta; and on the other, the completion of the Atlantic Cruise Circuit, where the Baiona event is the last regatta, which will determine the final winner.
Finally, the 40.7 once again celebrate their special Spanish championship, a fairly large class in the great fleet of ORC cruisers.
With these first winks, almost 15 days before the regatta, the organizers estimate the participation to be between 80 and 100 boats.