This Saturday the Banco Sabadell Class J80 Trophy will be decided in Baiona

· The competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates closes the 2016 sailing season in Baiona with its last test day

Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen in first position and separated by 7 points from its rivals is the boat that is closest to winning

Waiting for what happens this Saturday, the Namasté skippered by Luis de Mira and the Miudo of the Portuguese Tiago Roquette complete the provisional podium

This Saturday the Banco Sabadell J80 Class Trophy is decided in Baiona, a competition organized exclusively for these monotypes by the Monte Real Yacht Club with which the Baiona club closes the 2016 sailing season.

The trophy sponsored by Banco Sabadell comes to an end with the last tests scheduled in the program, some regattas that will be held from three in the afternoon in the waters of the bay. If the wind allows it, several windward-leeward rounds will be held in which, in addition, a discard could come into play, which would allow the crews to eliminate their worst result from the classification with the aim of improving their position in the table.

Waiting for what happens on the water and the changes that may arise after the application of this possible discard, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen is the boat that is closest to winning. In first position since the opening day, the crew led by the sailor from Vigo managed to separate themselves from their rivals in the last stage and remains in the lead with 11 points.

Seven and eight points behind Okofen, the provisional podium is completed by Namasté, skippered by Luis de Mira, who after his good performance the previous day managed to climb from fourth to second place, and remains on 18 points; and the Portuguese team of Miudo, led by Tiago Roquette, who despite dropping a step in the standings in the last stage, remains in the top three with 19 points.

Somewhat further down, Javier Rey’s Pazo de Cea closes the competition table, with 22 points; Willy Caamaño’s Alumisel, with 26; Miguel Lago’s Virazón, with 27; Luna Nueva by Juan Luis Tuero, with 30 points; and the Ferralemes run by Enrique Porto and the Cansino run by Fernándo Yáñez and Ignacio Sánchez Otaegui, who participated in only one day, with 34 and 47 points respectively.

After the celebration of the last tests of the Banco Sabadell Class J80 Trophy, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host a fellowship dinner for the participants and, at the end of it, the award ceremony for the winners. Participating in it, on behalf of the sponsoring entity, will be the director of private banking Galicia Sur of Banco Sabadell, José Celada; and the director of Galicia Sur business banking, Ramón Correa.