A HIGH-LEVEL 41st CONDE DE GODÓ-MERCHBANC TROPHY
From May 22nd to the 25th the 41st edition of one of the most prestigious nautical trophies in Spain will take place at the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona.
The Real Club Nautico de Barcelona, sponsored by Merchbanc, organizes the 41st edition of the Conde de Godó Trophy, from May 22nd to the 25th. This year, the prestigious Trophy gathers two powerful categories, which throughout 2014 and 2015 will have important events: the ORC class – with the categories 0, 1, 2, and 3 - and the J80, one-designs with a big fleet along the coast.
Over 40 entries will meet in the waters of Barcelona in search of the Conde de Godó-Merchbanc Trophy, which this year aims really high.
MEETING POINT: FROM MAY 22ND TO THE 25TH
The Conde de Godó-Merchbanc Trophy will begin next Thursday, May 22nd, with the opening of the Race Office, located in the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona.
Racing will officially start on Friday, May 23rd when all the boats sail the first race at 16h00. Whereas Saturday and Sunday both ORC and J80 fleets will dock out in order to fulfill the 7 races planned, in total, for the ORC class and 8 for the J80 class. The races will be in a windward-leeward format.
The organization of the 41st Conde de Godó-Merchbanc Trophy plans to set two race areas in front of Barcelona’s coastline. There will be one race course for the ORC and one for the J80 class.
HIGH PRE-REGISTRATION IN ORC AND J80
Although registration for the 41st Conde de Godó-Merchbanc Trophy ends on May 22nd, the amount of pre-registered entries increases every day. That shows that this long-standing event is in great health. "This new edition of the Conde de Godó-Merchbanc Trophy is expected with great excitement" says Vicens Cespedes, Technical Director of the RCNB. He also added: "The organization forecasts that in both ORC and J80 classes the entries will reach the goal set for this edition."
At the moment there are over 30 pre-registered entries in the ORC class and 14 in J80.
AN INTERNATIONAL CONDE DE GODÓ TROPHY CONTINUES AS A REFERENCE TO FACE THE 2014 AND 2015 SEASONS
As usual, the Conde de Godó-Merchbanc Trophy continues to be an incentive for many ORC teams, who have in their calendars the famous event in Barcelona.
While most entries are Catalan, it highlights the presence of boats from France, Germany, Switzerland or Russia, all eager to meet the waters and winds that await them in order to win the world title that will be in contention in Barcelona in 2015.
Among the J80 fleet the highlight is the high level of participants with world, European and national titles which will fight for the prestigious Conde de Godó Trophy.