The Monte Real Yacht Club and the Baiona City Council, with the collaboration of the Novagalicia Banco Sailing School, have just issued the official announcement of the International Sailing Meeting, which will govern the great children’s sports event, which will be held in the town of Val Miñor from May 10 to 12 next.
With nearly 200 boats in the water of the same modality as children’s sailing in the lower categories, the regatta will take place inside the Bay of Baiona, going out to sea from the sandbanks of the well-known Ribeira Beach, which adjoins with the walls of the Fortress of Monte Real itself.
The great fleet will be divided into two main groups, Gold and Silver, of which the Optimist Territorial Secretary will be in charge of their selection. There will also be a school category, for boys and girls under the age of 12.
The first of the sessions will begin on Friday 10, with the final registration of the participants, starting at 10:00 in the morning. In the afternoon, at 4:00 p.m., the official training is scheduled.
On Saturday, May 11, the competition starts, with a starting horn at 2:00 p.m. for all groups. On Sunday it will be at 11:00 am, with the awards ceremony at 5:00 pm.
The route will be on a trapeze mounted between buoys, calculating the total distance for a duration between 35 and 40 minutes. The number of tests will not exceed 6, having to complete at least one to give the International Meeting.
The event will have the institutional collaboration of the Galician Sailing Federation, the Sports Foundation of the Xunta de Galicia, Tourism of Galicia and Tourism Rías Baixas, support to which Carrefour also joins, in a conference that will not only focus on the competition sports, but will also be developed in the field of coexistence with cultural and social activities, residing during those days in the Baiona campsite.