The Maeloc J70 Championship of Spain from 14 to 16 May in A Coruña will decide the Spanish representation at the U.S World Championship.


The city of Coruña will host the J70, the most fashionable monotype in the world, Spanish Championship.

©Sailingshots by María Muiña Photography

It is official, the Maeloc  Spanish J70 Championship will take place in waters of the Coruña bay, with the organisation of Marina Coruña and the Royal Yacht Club, between May 14th to 16th. The Vigo fleet in this class, of which the J70 is the fashionable monotype of high competition internationally, was the decisive factor for La Coruña to be chosen, in the national assembly of the class…It was decided to involve Coruña, as it’s considered essential, for the development of the class at the national level. 

An essential factor in the making of this decision was also that one of the best ocean skippers of Spanish sailing of all time, Chuny Bermúdez de Castro, is professionally linked to Marina Coruña and he personally committed to the highest technical quality of the Spanish Championship.

The best J70 units in Spain and Portugal have already confirmed their participation with their unbeatable crews, as in the case of units from Galicia with skippers from  the four Galician provinces… Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Madrid, Castilla-León, Catalonia, the Valencian Community, the Balearic Islands, the Region of Murcia, Andalusia or the Canary Islands… as well as Portugal who will have its biggest prize-winners at the helms at the starting line.

The elite of the Spanish-Portuguese J70 fleet leaves aside its usual headquarters: Vigo or Barcelona, to compete with all its weaponry at the foot of the Tower of Hercules. The Nacional is scheduled to start on Friday May 14, at three o’clock in the afternoon, to have a very long day on Saturday with a half past eleven start in the morning, and on Sunday starting an hour earlier, in order to leave everything seen for sentencing at two o’clock in the afternoon, and to celebrate the closing day at the Marina Coruña facilities.

There is great expectation among the participants, who have unanimously supported the experience of competing with these monotypes in La Coruña, because the conditions of its ria, in terms of wind and sea, are very highly valued, offering a great framework for this type of competition.

Coinciding with the dates of the Maeloc Spanish Championship, other U.S. events will be held in Annapolis, France or the Nordic and Baltic countries. The objective, like the La Coruña event, is to qualify for the European Championship to be held in Denmark and the World Championship organised by the California Yacht Club of the United States.

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