Young promises of Galician sailing will measure their strength this weekend in the Baitra Trophy

· Some 26 boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 15 will compete in various technical tests in the bay of Baiona on Saturday and Sunday

· The competition is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates de Bayona, which seeks to give a new impetus to children’s sailing in Galicia

The Baitra Class Cadet Trophy, organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and sponsored by Baitra Accesorios Navales, will be held this weekend in the waters of the Bay of Baiona.

Some 26 young people between the ages of 8 and 15 from the main yacht clubs in the province of Pontevedra will test their strength. The Real Club Náutico de Vigo, the Maritime Club of Canido, the Club Náutico Combarro and Monte Real will have representation in this regatta.

The competition will include two days of tests, a first on Saturday from half past two in the afternoon, and a second on Sunday from half past eleven in the morning. They will be technical tasks, with routes between buoys, making triangular or windward/leeward routes depending on the wind and sea conditions.

In the boats, of the international cadet class and the same types of sail as the big ships, two young people will be on board, working as a team. That collaboration is precisely what is sought in this category, in which young people start sailing as a crew and prepare to make the leap to higher classes.

Once the tests of both days have finished, which can be seen from the Paseo del Monte Boi, the doca and the Parador de Baiona, the awards ceremony will be held. It will be on Sunday the 11th at the Monte Real headquarters, starting at five in the afternoon.

The Baitra Class Cadet Trophy is part of the promotion plan for children’s sailing that the Monte Real Yacht Club of Bayonne has underway through its Sailing School. The competition is sponsored by Baitra Accesorios Navales and the collaboration of Filtros Navales Jesús Betanzos.