· The National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia hosted the last three races of the 45th Spring Regatta – Repsol Trophy, which ended on May 1st with the awards ceremony for the winners
· The champions of the competition organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates were Sailway, Deep Blue 2.1, Cinco Islas Albariño, Salaño Dos, Okofen and Tutatis (MRCYB) in Figaro.
· The next appointment with the regattas of Monte Real will be on June 10 with the Galician Championship of A Dos that the Baionese club organizes for the twelfth consecutive year by delegation of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation
The National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia was a luxury spectator this May 1st of the last and decisive day of the Repsol Trophy · 45th Spring Regatta, which lived its last three races on Monday at the anchorage of the Cíes Islands.
As had happened in the two previous stages, Aeolus was hard pressed and the fleet had to wait this time for more than an hour and a half for the wind to make an appearance. It took time to appear, but once it appeared, it displayed very good conditions. The tests scheduled in the program were held, three routes in the form of a trapeze (two for the J80 and one for the ORCs) that would be decisive in order to make up the podiums of the different classes.
The champions of this forty-fifth edition were Sailway (CM Canido) in ORC 1-2-3, Deep Blue 2.1 (RCN Vigo) in ORC 4, Cinco Islas Albariño (CN Beluso) in ORC 5, Salaño Dos ( RCN Vigo) in A Two, Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen (MRCYB) in J80 and Tutatis (MRCYB) in Figaro. The latter also took the special prize for the best female crew.
In the ORC 1-2-3 class , with a 2-2-2 partial, Ramón Ojea’s Sailway (CM Canido), with Alejandro Pérez at the helm, managed to take the gold of the competition. His regularity in the three days of competition allowed him to overtake his rivals and climb to the top of the podium. Bon III (CN Punta Lagoa) made up for its disqualification on Sunday for being out of line with a first place this Monday. A new partial victory that, added to Saturday’s, gave him the silver trophy. They finished with 10 points tied with Narval led by José Antonio Portas (CN Vilagarcía), who finished third.
In the ORC 4 class , Vicente Cid’s Deep Blue 2.1 (RCN Vigo) gave his rivals neither a truce nor a chance. It was the best, without a doubt. He was full of victories and won, with 3 points, with a more than deserved first prize. The rest of the podium positions were occupied, with 7 and 8 points, by Luis García Trigo’s Unus (MRCYB) and Juan José Martínez’s La Burla Negra (CN Castrelo de Miño), second and third respectively.
Back on land, the skipper and leader of the Deep Blue 2.1, Vicente Cid, was enthusiastic about the success achieved in the regatta and the good work of his crew. “The soul of Deep Blue 2.1 is its team and without them this victory would not have been possible,” he said. We have been sailing together for many years, the understanding is complete and our goal is to continue adding victories. Last year we took the Count, the Rias and the Prince, and in this 2023 we do not want to achieve less “.
In the ORC 5 class, where the first two races had left very tight results at the top of the table, the regatta was also resolved in a very tight way. It ended with the final victory of Cinco Islas Albariño, led by Iñaki Carbajo (CN Beluso), tied on 8 points with second place, Nahela led by Víctor Manuel Álvarez (CD Alagua), and just half a point away from third place, Squid II by Francisco Lusquiños (CN Portonovo).
In the A2 class, the Salaño Dos of Jacobo Vecino and Brenda Maure (RCN Vigo), was the only boat together with the Deep Blue that prevailed in each and every one of the races disputed. He finished with three partial gold medals and the laurels of the spring trophy. The silver went to the Aquilón of Roberto Telle and Genoveva Pereiro (MRCYB) and the bronze to the Asante Sana of Juan Carlos Trabazos and Joaquín Dasilva (LM Bouzas).
The J80 class reached the final day led by Javier de la Gándara’s Okofen, tied on points with Javier Aguado’s Alboroto. On the day’s program, like the ORCs, two trapeze-format tests in which no one could fail if they wanted to take the laurels. Finally, a first and a second in the sleeves tipped the balance in favor of Okofen, allowing him to climb to the top of the podium. El Alboroto was weighed down to third position by a ninth place that he signed in one of the tests and Manel Cunha’s Marías passed him, taking silver.
Although they competed within the ORC-4 class, the Figaros del Monte Real also had their own category in the awards ceremony of this forty-fifth edition of the Spring Regatta. The winners of this edition were Paula Rey’s Tutatis, Elena Raga’s Ladeira and Julia Correa’s Erizana. El Tutatis also won the prize for the best female crew in the competition.
The Spanish Sportboat Championship of the North Zone was finally deserted since no crew wanted to compete for the national title that the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation put into play within the framework of the Repsol Trophy.
The next appointment with the regattas of the Monte Real Club de Yates will be on June 10 with the Galician A Dos Championship, which will once again be the MRW Trophy and will include the Rafael Olmedo Memorial, in homage to the historic president of the Baionese club. It is the twelfth consecutive year that the Baiones club organizes this regional event by delegation of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation.
REPSOL 2023 TROPHY 45th SPRING REGATA
Final general classification after holding 4 tests (2 coastal + 2 trapeze)
ORC CLASS 1-2-3
1. SAILWAY · RAMÓN OJEA · CM CANIDO · 2-2-2 · 6 POINTS
2. BON III VÍCTOR CARRIÓN CN PUNTA LAGOA 1-8-1 10 POINTS
3. NARVAL · JOSÉ ANTONIO PORTAS · CN VILAGARCÍA · 3-4-3 · 10 POINTS
1. DEEP BLUE 2.1 · VICENTE CID · RCN VIGO · 1-1-1 · 3 POINTS
2. UNUS · LUIS GARCÍA TRIGO · MRCYB · 3-2-2 · 7 POINTS
3. THE BLACK MOCKERY · JUAN JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ · CN CASTRELO DE MIÑO · 2-3-3 · 8 POINTS
1. FIVE ISLANDS ALBARIÑO IÑAKI CARBAJO CN BELUSO 2-5-1 8 POINTS
2. NAHELA · VICTOR MANUEL ÁLVAREZ · CD ALAGUA · 1-3-4 · 8 POINTS
2. SQUID II · FRANCISCO LUSQUIÑOS · PORTONOVO CN · 4-1,5-3 · 8,5 POINTS
1. SALAÑO TWO · JACOBO VECINO AND BRENDA MAURE · RCN VIGO · 1-1-1 · 3 POINTS
2. AQUILÓN ROBERTO TELLE AND GENOVEVA PEREIRO MRCYB 2-2-2 6 POINTS POINTS
3. ASANTE SANA · JUAN CARLOS TRABAZOS AND JOAQUIN DASILVA · LM BOUZAS · 5-3-4 · 12 POINTS
1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB · 3-1-1-2 · 7 POINTS
2. MARÍAS · MANEL CUNHA · MRCYB · 5-3-2-3 · 13 POINTS
3. RIOT · JAVIER AGUADO · MRCYB · 2-2-9-1 · 14 POINTS
1. TUTATIS · PAULA REY · MRCYB · 6-5-7 · 18 POINTS
2. LADEIRA ELENA RAGA MRCYB 8-6-5 19 POINTS
3. ERIZANA · JULIA CORREA · MRCYB · 5-9-8 · 22 POINTS
SPECIAL AWARD TO THE BEST FEMALE CREW OF THE TROPHY
TUTATIS · PAULA REY · MRCYB