Okofen opens the J80 AEDAS Homes Autumn League with a triplet on the first day

 

Baptism of sea and wind for the new sponsor of the Yacht Club

· Javier de la Gándara’s sailboat heads the monotypes in Baiona

· Silver for the Marías and bronze for the cansino with 17 units in the water

Start of one of the J80 tests – Photo © Juan Caballero

The Monte Real Club de Yates launched one of its star events this Saturday, the J80 AEDAS Homes Autumn League with a successful call, 17 units in the water on a day in which the intense wind prevailed and the rough sea that They made this first day in the Bay of Baiona an epic day in sports.

Incessant activity at the Yacht Club, with a first appointment at mid-morning where the media covered the launch of the Autumn League, presented at a press conference to welcome the new sponsor who joins the values of quality and excellence of Monte Real, with the arrival of the promoter AEDAS Homes.

Authorities attending the official presentation – Photo © Juan Caballero

This first meeting was attended by Higinio Fernández, Territorial Director of AEDAS Homes, introduced by the club’s Commodore, Ignacio Sánchez Otaequi, at a table which also included the Provincial Sports Deputy, Gorka Gómez, and the Deputy Mayor of Baiona, Oscar Martinez.

“I would like to welcome AEDAS Homes as the new sponsor of this club, explaining that we have already taken the most difficult step, which was to get here. Now we will take great care of them because we want them to stay a long time” , commented Sánchez Otaegui.

“For us it is an honor to be able to collaborate with the Monte Real Club de Yates and a real pleasure to sponsor this J80 Autumn League, because for AEDAS Homes, everything that has to do with sports is very important since we identify with the values that they instill: teamwork, perseverance or fair play among many others, as a pure residential developer that we are”, Fernández explained in detail.

“I would like to congratulate AEDAS Homes and Higinio in particular for supporting this event, which is the fundamental basis for developing the sport in a viable way” , said Martínez.

“We are in luck because everything organized by Monte Real is a success and thanks to the sponsorship of AEDAS Homes, it makes everything possible, since without your support sport would not be possible” , explained Gómez.

Once the presentations were made and after the meeting held by the skippers and technical management of the Yacht Club, the monotypes went to sea to sail to the vicinity of Cabezo de San Juan.

A pair of J80 arriving at the buoy – Photo © Juan Caballero

Near this lighthouse in the Bay of Baiona, the Regatta Committee boat was anchored, awaiting the arrival of the sailboats to start, on time, the first of the three races scheduled for this first day of the AEDAS Homes Autumn League from J80.

Southwest wind, which blew with intensity, injecting 12 knots of stable intensity at three in the afternoon, with gusts reaching 22 and 23 knots at times.

The great protagonist of the day was Javier de la Gándara’s sailboat, the Okofen, which signed three first places in this league start. The experience of the round-the-world racer and calm and deliberate attitude in harsh sailing conditions received their just reward with these first three individual golden scepters.

Part of the participating fleet upwind – Photo © Juan Caballero

But the silver position was not unwise at the beginning of the competition, with a Marías who sealed a third and two second places. The Portuguese boat, skippered by Manel Cunha, becomes another of the contenders to win the League.

The third place went to a Cansino who obtained individual results within the Top 5, with a 4-3-5, an added value for his patron, Alejandra Suárez, taking into account the high number of boats in the water.

The next appointment will be held on October 23, with a honk at 3:00 p.m., which will be the second of the five scheduled until December 18.

AEDAS HOMES J80 FALL LEAGUE
TOP 5 Classification after the first day

1. OKOFEN · JAVIER DE LA GANDARA · MRCYB · 3 POINTS
2. MARÍAS MANEL CUNHA MRCYB 7 POINTS
3. TIRED · ALEJANDRA SUÁREZ · MRCYB · 12 POINTS
4. LA GALERA · MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ VASCO · RCN CORUÑA · 13 POINTS
5. MONDO BERNARDO MACEDO MRCYB 15 POINTS