Saturday, December 4

Jorge Álvarez and Bruno Iglesias, lead the Sub 16 and Sub 13 categories

Bayona (Pontevedra)



Ribeira this Saturday headed two of his athletes towards the victory of the Cenor Regatta, the Galician optimist qualifying that takes place this weekend in Bayonne under the organization of the Monte Real Club de Yates, after placing them in the top positions of the classification provisional.

In the U-16 category, the winner of the day, with two fifths and one sixth place in the partial, was Jorge Álvarez, from the Club Náutico Deportivo de Ribeira. He managed to beat Javier García, from the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña; and Miguel Rodríguez, from the Canido Maritime Club; that were, tied on points, in second and third position respectively.

The sailor Bruno Iglesias, also from the Club Náutico Deportivo de Ribeira, was the undisputed leader of the racing day among the U-13s, after signing two first places and one second in the three races contested. The athlete was one of the brightest in the opening stage of the competition and will reach the final in a very comfortable position, 25 points behind his most direct rival, Jaime Díaz, from the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña. The provisional silver and bronze for the U-13s are worn by Jaime Díaz, from the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña; and Aitana Pérez, from the Monte Real Club de Yates.

In the competition of the sailors of the blue group, those who are starting, the best classified after the first tests were Diego Lago, from the Club Marítimo de Oza, in the men’s category; and Lidia Radio, from the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, in the female category.

The premiere of the competition was marked by a west wind that remained fairly stable, rolling only a few degrees and allowing the race course designed initially to remain practically intact until the end, with only minimal corrections. It also blew with intensity, always above 8 knots, with an average of 13-14 and with peaks of up to 17, so the sleeves were developed with agility.

The regatta committee, with Carlos Villar at the helm, was able to start the three tests planned in the sports program and the competition released some markers that will be complete tomorrow Sunday on the second and last day, which will be held from ten o’clock the morning.

In the afternoon, the Monte Real Club de Yates facilities will host the award ceremony for the winners, in which Cenor’s marketing director, Leticia Fernández; the president of Monte Real, José Luis Álvarez; the mayor of Baiona, Carlos Gómez; the territorial delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Vigo, Marta Fernández; the sports deputy of the Pontevedra Provincial Council, Gorka Gómez; and the president of the Royal Galician Sailing Federation, Manuel Villaverde.

This Optimist qualifier is organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Royal Galician Sailing Federation and is sponsored by the Galician group of electrical appliances and technology Cenor. The firm, born in Santiago de Compostela in the early 90s, currently works with more than 200 stores throughout northern Spain and maintains a firm commitment to sport, which it sponsors with the aim of promoting values ​​in society like work and effort.

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