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The Conde de Godó Trophy will gather more than 50 boats and 500 sailors on its 45th anniversary

11-05-2018

The 45th edition of the Conde de Godó Trophy, one of the most important nautical competitions in the Mediterranean, will be held from 24 to 27 May in the waters of Barcelona. Fifteen days before the start of this prestigious sporting event that consolidates Barcelona as a great reference in the organization of regattas at international level, the competition was presented this afternoon at the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, ​​organizer of the event with the support of the family Godó since 1974.

More than 50 boats and 500 sailors will meet at the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy. The presentation was chaired by the president and the commodore of RCNB, Félix Escalas and Marc de Antonio, respectively; the sports commissioner of the City Council of Barcelona, ​​Marta Carranza; the director of the Consell Català de l'Esport of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Toni Reig; Jordi Parés, from the Catalan sailing federation, and Ana Godó, representing the Godó Group.

"We are very happy to celebrate the 45th edition of a regatta that stands out for its quality and the competitive level of the fleet," said the president of the RCNB, who thanked the support of the collaborating institutions and companies, and especially the Godó family.

The director of the Consell Català de l'Esport of the Generalitat congratulated the regatta for the 45 years, "for the number of years and also for the quality with which all the editions have been developed, for the brilliant organizational level and for the international prestige that the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona has been consolidating year after year", in his own words.

"45 years old, and this means that the Conde de Godó Trophy is organized with rigor, knowledge and know-how -said Marta Carranza-. From the City Council of Barcelona we promote sporting events that project the city to the world".

The four winners of last year, Rats on Fire (which accumulates eight victories, five of them consecutive) in ORC 0-1, L'Immens in ORC 2, Fanytas in ORC 3-4 and Bribón-Movistar in J80, have confirmed their participation in the 45th anniversary regatta. Other units already registered that will be expected in the fight for the podium are Adrián Hoteles of Tenerife, Vell Marí V from Mallorca and the Swiss Kajsa III, among others.

This year the prestigious Conde de Godó Trophy will have a second event, to commemorate the 45th anniversary: the 45th Anniversary Special Godó Trophy, a new regatta from Barcelona to Saint-Tropez. Departing on June 7, it is a 230-nautical-mile (426-kilometer) race designed for the fleet that wants to sail to Saint-Tropez to participate in the famous Rolex Giraglia. From five to ten boats are expected to take part in the 45th Anniversary Special Godó Trophy.

Three days of races are scheduled for the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy. Thursday 24 is the day reserved for registration of participants. The races will run from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May, with a total of seven races scheduled for the ORC and ten for the J80.

Organized by the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona with the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the Catalan Sailing Federation, the 45th Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy has the support of La Vanguardia, the City Council of Barcelona and the Government of Catalunya. The collaborators are Gramona, Estrella Damm, Nº3, Royal Bliss, VIP Style Magazine and Veri.

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Another intense day!

26-05-2018

For the second day of racing at the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy, 12-16 knot East winds are expected. They will increase in intensity during the day. Some rain shower is likely to appear.

Surprises and intensity on the first day of the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy

25-05-2018

The 45th Conde de Godó Trophy, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona since 1974, has shown on its first day of competition that it will be an intense and exciting edition. Up to 51 boats and some 500 athletes from eight countries have done the first races in Barcelona waters, with demanding and fun conditions, a 15-20 knot NE. Es Tes Unno is the provisional leader of ORC 0-1 after a maneuver error of the favorite Rats on Fire. In ORC 2, L'Immens-Laplaza Assessors has started well to revalidate the title, while the ORC 3-4 battle is served between Airlan Aermec and Vertigo Dos. In J80, Bribón-Movistar is the leader, and current champion of the category.

Starring sponsors

25-05-2018

The village of the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy opens this afternoon. It is undoubtedly one of the protagonists of this regatta organized by the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona since 1974. The space is a meeting point for the crews before and after racing. Here they talk about the day, plan the strategy, read the daily press (La Vanguardia and Mundo Deportivo, of course) and delight with the tastings of the brands that sponsor this great sporting event: Gramona, Estrella Damm, Nº3, Royal Bliss, VIP Style Magazine and Veri.