Sunday, June 5, 2016

J/80 Trofeo Conde de Godo

J/80 sailing Spanish Nationals- off Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)- Up to sixty-two boats from ten countries will compete in the 43rd Trofeo de Vela Conde de Godo, which officially begins June 3rd and completes on June 5th.   The Real Club Nautico de Barcelona, with the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Catalan Sailing Federation, organizes the regatta,

Trofe de Vela Cordo GondoThe 43rd Conde de Godó Trophy is being supported by Catalonia government, Barcelona City Council and the Godó family- that gives the name to one of the oldest sailing trophies in Spain. The presentation of the trophy was attended by Secretary General of Sport of the Generalitat de Catalonia- Gerard Figueras; Commissioner of Sports City Council of Barcelona- Marta Carranza; the President and the Commodore of the RCNB- Félix Escalas and Damian Ribas, respectively; and Ana Godó, representing the Grupo Godó and her family.

For the fleet of fifteen J/80s, the regatta will complete the Spanish Championship series, which last weekend saw the penultimate event take place in the same waters off Barcelona. Top Spanish sailor and current J/80 Spanish National Champion, Javier Chacartegui, will again be racing HM HOTELS in this prestigious regatta.  His rivals will be working hard to overcome their great performance the previous weekend, including BRIBON-MOVISTAR skippered by Marc de Antonio, last weekend’s Nationals runner-up.

HM HOTELS aims to regain the crown of the Barcelona Open he won in 2014.  Meanwhile, José Maria Van der Ploeg’s NAUTICA WATCHES, the bronze winner in the Nationals, will be defending his title of winning the 2015 Trofeo de Vela Conde de Godo; in fact, as Olympic Champion and J/80 World Champion, he’s hoping to take his third win in the Trofeo Conde de Godo.  For more J/80 Trofeo de Vela Conde de Godo sailing information