Friday, October 11, 2019

J/80 Copa de Espana Preview

J/80 sailing offshore
(Coruna, Spain)- This coming weekend, the Spanish Cup begins in Coruña, the second act of the Abanca Week at the Real Club Náutico de La Coruña. Sailings are twenty J/80 teams from different points of the peninsula; Galicia, the Cantabrian and the Basque, Catalan, Andalusian and Valencian. The regatta is the finale of the Spanish J/80 season series. Eight windward-leewards of about six miles each are scheduled.

The great oceanic veteran, the Vigués Javier de la Gándara, is apriori the best prospect for the Galician J/80 fleet for absolute victory. No one can miss that the “Okofen” of the Monte Real Yacht Club is one of the powerful teams in the class. They complete the southern representation; along with Luis de Mira’s NAMASTE, Nano Yáñez’s CANSINO, PAZO DE CEA and MIUDO.

The strongest from the Galician region is ATLANTIC 3D PRINTING from the Royal Yacht Club of La Coruña. Other top crews from the same club include MAXIMINO, SINGING BOY, GALERA, and PUNTA HERMINIA.

Iñigo Jáuregui is sailing on board ENBATA 80. The SIEMENS GAMESA team of Lourdes Bilbao is sailing with an all women crew, one of the top teams from the Basque region.

There will be three J/80s from Euskadi and three other Cantabrians: Peru Mujica at the helm of the HATUEY, Alex Diez’s FREDO ESTRELLA DEL NORTE from the Royal Maritime Club of Santander, and Castro Urdiales’ MATRAKO from Real Nautical Club of Castro Urdiales.  For more J/80 Copa de Espana sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.