Virazón and Miudo fight for victory in the J80 Winter League

· The crew of Miguel Lago’s Virazón remains the leader of the general standings, separated by just one point from the Miudo of the Portuguese Francisca Barros

· The Portuguese boat won this afternoon in Baiona the victory of the fourth day after achieving two first places in the three races disputed

· The J80 Class Winter League of the Monte Real Yacht Club ends tomorrow, Sunday, with the fifth and last day starting at 11 in the morning

Baiona, March 12, 2016.- The very exciting penultimate day of the J80 Class Winter League of the Monte Real Club de Yates held this Saturday in Baiona leaves the top positions of the classification very tight while waiting for what happens tomorrow, Sunday, in the final stage of the trophy.

The Portuguese crew of the Miudo, skippered by Francisca Barros, achieved an important victory this afternoon in Baiona that places them just one point behind Miguel Lago’s Virazón, who remains the leader of the general classification.

Tomorrow’s session will therefore be decisive for the configuration of the championship podium. Not only because of the short distance that separates the first classified, but also because a new discard could come into play, with the consequent dance of numbers in the general classification.

If the weather conditions allow it, the last tests of the Winter League will be played this Sunday from eleven in the morning. There will be three new windward-leeward routes, identical to those of this afternoon’s session, which started a little later than expected due to the wind, which failed to catch on. Several failed starts and many strategic moves on the water reflected the interest of finally with a northwesterly wind of about ten knots on average.

The Portuguese Miudo, with two first places and one third, achieved victory, leaving Luna Nueva of Juan Luis Tuero and Virazón of Miguel Lago in second and third place. Despite their good results, the Portuguese were not the ones to unseat Virazón from the head of the general standings and placed second just one point behind.

Eleven points behind appears the third classified, Willy Caamaño’s Alumisel, with the provisional bronze of the trophy. The classification is completed by the Luna Nueva of Juan Luis Tuero, the Ferralemes of Enrique Porto, the Pazo de Cea of Rita Hernández, with Jaime García at the helm, the Namasté of Luis de Mira, skippered today by Javier Torroja, and the Náutico Cormorán of Ivan Perez Gandaras.

The J80 Class Winter League ends tomorrow, Sunday, with three new tests in the bay of Baiona starting at eleven in the morning and the awards ceremony at the Monte Real Club de Yates facilities.