The Real Club Náutico De Vigo hosted the five-event Villalia J/70 Vigo Winter Series. In the finale, the fleet was treated to 15-25 knot winds from the south to southwest all weekend, with the RCNV PRO managing to run four races in the wavey conditions. Winning the final weekend was Luis Bagallo Arriola’s MARNATURA 1 team (Gerardo Prego, Alberto Basadre and Javier de la Gándara) from the host club by posting a 4-1-1-1 in the wild waters offshore. Second was two-time J/80 World Champion Pichu Torcida from Real Club Maritimo de Santander, sailing his NOTICIA team to a 2-8-2-2 tally. Then, third was determined on a tie-breaker between Gonzalo Araujo’s LAGUARDIA & MOREIRA and Luis Albert’s PATAKIN, with Araujo’s team winning the countback. As a result of the final weekend’s results, it was Torcida’s NOTICIA that was proclaimed the Villalia J/70 Vigo Winter Series Champion. The balance of the podium included Bugallo Arriola’s MARNATURA 1 in second and Araujo’s LAGUARDIA & MORERIRA in third. The rest of the hotly contested top five included Luiz Perez Canal’s ABRIL VERDE in fourth place and Albert’s PATAKIN in fifth place. For more Villalia J/70 Vigo Winter Series information, visit

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