40 YEARS OF HISTORY FOR THE DYNAMIC CONDE DE GODO SAILING TROPHY
In 1974 the very first edition of the Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy was held; and this year marks its 40th edition. Since the first event where only the Dragon class took part.
In 1974 the very first edition of the Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy was held; and this year marks its 40th edition. Since the first event where only the Dragon class took part, the Real Club Náutico of Barcelona and its cosmopolitan host city have welcomed the best competitive sailing boats both nationally and internationally with a combination of the most avant-garde, latest technology racing yachts alongside the more amateur participants all out on the water to celebrate the Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy.
128 BOATS HAVE HAD THEIR NAMES INSCRIBED ON THE CONDE DE GODÓ TROPHY – A WORLD CLASS FLEET OVER THE YEARS
In the 39 editions that have been disputed to date, 128 great boats have had their names inscribed on the emblematic trophy.
The Dragon class, the only category participating in the first edition made way to the other categories that gradually joined them and evolved over the years. The 1970s and part of the 1980s saw the arrival of the “1/4”,” 1/2”,” 3/4” and “One” Ton (such as Sirius IV, Inespal, Ramel II and Bribón) and the 1980s also saw a new class, the first IOR boats (Lanjarón, Burberrys and Bribón).
A boost in the evolution and design of competitive boats in the 1990s gave rise to a new competitive category, the IMS, that was also to make its appearance in Barcelona’s RCN and the Conde de Godó Trophy; playing an important role until 2005. The Trophy bears witness to the great number of boats from the wide IMS category with their names inscribed: Conde de Godó: SAP, Cutty Shark, Vertigo, Vindio, Banco Espiritu Santo, Azur de Puig, Zurich, Tau Ceramica…)
Whilst the IMS reached its peak during these years, other more modest yet very competitive classes also made their mark on the Conde de Godó such as the mono-type First-Class 8 (in Barcelona dominated by LUPA)
CONSTANT EVOLUTION AND SUPPORT FROM THE CITY OF BARCELONA
From 2005 onwards the competitive and amateur fleets came together for the first time in the newly established class RNV (Turismo de Madrid, Movistar, Plis Play…) and the monotype fleet also opened its doors to the Platú 25, X-35 and J80.
In 2008 the Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy was host to 8 sailing categories (RN1, RN2, RN3, X-35, Period and Classics, First-Class 8, J-80 and Platú 25.
The Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy would not be possible without the city of Barcelona and its institutions and the support and backing that for the last 40 years has continued to welcome the event, host the racing out on the water and continuously adapt to the needs and requirements of the participating fleet.
Since 2012 the Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy has also opened its doors to other new competitive categories, adapting to each new situation and this year once again it becomes the centre of attention of the competitive sailing world. The impressive professional Wally and TP52 classes, and the Soto 40s compete out on the water along with the other more amateur classes in ORC, not to forget one of the most important and top competitive fleets in Spain , the J-80s.
The Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy and the city of Barcelona are once again hosts to a grand event. From 22nd to 26th May the Real Club Náutico will be hosting the greatest and most professional sailing fleet in the world alongside an important number of amateur participants largely from the Mediterranean; and with a double reason to celebrate. Happy 40th Birthday to the Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy!