Thursday, September 19, 2019

OKOFEN Wins Trofeo Principe de Asturias

J/80s sailing offshore in Spain
(Baiona, Spain)- A fleet of two-dozen J/80s sailed the 34th edition of the historic Prince of Asturias Trophy, hosted by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Naval Military School, with the sponsorship from ABANCA. The sailing took place off Baiona, Spain and the fleet was blessed with beautiful weather and strong winds over the first two days of the three-day event.
J/80s sailing under spinnakers off Spain
Winning the J/80 SOLVENTIS Class was Javier de la Gándara’s OKOFEN. On the first day of racing, OKOFEN started the regatta in third place. However, the perfect sailing conditions on Saturday enabled OKOFEN’s fast team to score three bullets to leap to the top of the podium by the end of the day. Sunday dawned with little winds and after a three-hour postponement; the “AP over A” flag was flown, marking the cancellation of races and the end of the regatta. As a result, la Gándara’s OKOFEN was proclaimed the winner, followed by Diogo Costa’s MIUDO in second place and Cristina Gonzalez Cominges’ PAZO DE CEA in third position. All three teams hail from the host club- Monte Real YC.

In addition to rewarding the winners of the respective categories, during the trophy ceremony the club also awarded the Mary Woodward Trophy for the best J/80 of the season- the happy recipient was Javier de la Gándara’s OKOFEN!  For more J/80 Trofeo Principe de Asturias sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.