· The J80s competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates crosses its equator tomorrow with the third of the six scheduled days
Miguel Lago’s Virazón commands in the standings just one point away from his immediate pursuer, the Portuguese Miudo
The day will be exciting due to how close the middle part of the classification is, with seven boats less than ten points apart
The J80 one-design fleet that has been competing in the Monte Real Club de Yates Winter League since last January will face off tomorrow, Saturday, in the third round of the Infinitus Rent Trophy. The sailboats will cross the equator of a competition that gets more interesting every day, with the leading crews separated by just one point and with a large number of boats closely grouped in the intermediate positions.
The three tasks scheduled for the third day will be played, as usual, starting at three in the afternoon in the Bay of Baiona, on a circuit of windward-leeward type buoys. The sailboats will have to complete a double round trip that will last around 45 minutes and in which the fastest starts and the most effective maneuvers when taking the buoys will once again be key to making jumps in the classification.
So far, with two days played, there are three boats that stand out from the rest. They are the Virazón de Miguel Lago, from the Monte Real Club de Yates, in first place as a rival to beat; the Portuguese Miudo from the We Do Sailing club, skippered by Francisca Barros and just one point behind the first; and the Cansino of the Commodore of Monte Real Fernando Yáñez, who is third.
In the middle part of the classification there are seven very tight boats, with just ten points separating the first and last, which augurs great competition in the races and excitement on the water.