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Epic Villalia J/70 Winter Series finale

by J/Boats 12 Mar 08:15 PDT
Villalia J/70 Winter Series 2023 © María Muiña

This past weekend the Villalia J/70 Winter Series ended in Galicia. The championship was composed of five events that began in November 2022 and February 2023 in a spectacular geographical setting such as the island of La Toja, a few kilometers from Vigo.

As in every event, two days of racing are scheduled (Saturday and Sunday). But, on this occasion, a total of seven races were completed, two of which were coastal races. Besides the usual windward-leeward races, the final race home takes you down past the gorgeous coastline of La Toja, around government marks to the finish at the opening of the harbor!

For this final regatta, everything was decided in the last race. Before the start, the "duel of the Jorge's" had them tied at 14 points each- Jorge Pérez Canal's ABRIL ROJO and Jorge M. Doreste's LaGuardia & Moreira. By winning the finale, Canal's ABRIL ROJO won the last event, followed by Doreste's LaGuardia & Moreira in second, and MARNATURA 1 in third.

"LaGuardia & Moreira" crowned Villalia J/70 Winter Series Champion

Undoubtedly, the team led by Gonzalo Araújo was the most solid and the most consistent across the five-event series.

After 20 races sailed, "LaGuardia & Moreira" finished in first with 53 points, having achieved 4 final podiums (with 2 victories) of the 5 events. Taking second with 80 pts was "Abril Rojo". Then, rounding out the podium with 88 pts was "Nacua-Sogacsa" sailed by Sancho Páramo and Pablo Iglesias.

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