BAIONA ANGRA ATLANTIC RACE
· Monte Real Club de Yates (Galicia-Spain) and Angra Iate Clube (Açores-Portugal) organize this ocean race which starts next July 3
· 40 boats may sail more than 1700 miles of a competition which also includes social activities and tourist events for sailors
· Deadline for registration to participate is June 3, and there are discounts for crews if they do it before March 30
Baiona, January 20, 2016 .- Monte Real Club de Yates and Angra Iate Club have just opened the registration period to participate in the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race, an offshore race which will start next summer in the Galician village. Competition will include two stages, there and back, reward that will be scored separately, and ratings will determine the final winner.
First stage will start on July 3 in Baiona and finish in Angra do Heroismo, a 35.000 inhabitants town located on Ilha Terceira, in the Portuguese archipelago of Açores. Boats will have to sail the 865 miles that approximately separate both points in no more than 9 days and 8 hours. Once there, boats will have free moorings in the marina of Angra and its crews may participate in social events and guided tours.
On Thursday July 14 will start the second stage of the competition, back to Baiona. Again, more than 800 miles to be navigated in no more than 224 hours. Once in Galicia, Monte Real Club de Yates will celebrate the awards ceremony (best boats of each stage and the full race in each of the categories, and winners of each stage and the overall real-time) on Saturday July 23.
Deadline for registration to participate in Baiona Atlantic Race is June 3, just one month before the start of the race, and there are discounts for crews if they do it before March 30.
Race will be limited to a maximum of 40 boats ( ≥ 30 feet or Class Mini 6.50). They can lead full or reduced crews, with two sailors on board.
Monte Real Club de Yates and Angra Iate Clube organize the Baiona Angra Atlantic Race with the support of Federación Española de Vela, Federación Portuguesa de Vela, Cámara Municipal de Angra do Heroismo, Portos dos Açores and Secretaría Regional do Turismo e Transportes.
Sailors who want to participate in the competition can register or request information in Monte Real Club de Yates : firstname.lastname@example.org / (+34) 986 385 000.