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Victories in the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy will be expensive


Up to 51 boats and some 500 sailors from eight countries meet at the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona (RCNB) for the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy, with racing from Friday to Sunday. Rats on Fire, L'Immens, Fanytas and Bribón-Movistar will defend title in each of the four categories, but victories this year are sold expensive, as a result of the modifications that the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation has done in the cruising regatta rules.

Up to 43 ORC boats, which will be divided into groups ORC 0-1, ORC 2 and ORC 3-4, and 8 units of one-design J80 will take the first start of the races of the Conde de Godó Trophy, tomorrow at 14.30 hours according to the program.

Among the vibrant J80, the Bribón-Movistar of Marc de Antonio will try to revalidate the title achieved last year. It will not be easy: any minimum error is expensive. Among his maximum opponents, Nacex of Agustín Altadill and Minisdef of the Spanish Navy.

The excitement is assured in ORC, after the changes introduced in the racing regulations, basically because "several teams competing in ORC 2 now go to ORC 3-4, so there is a new fleet and several very powerful boats", explains Sports Director of RCNB, Pere Sarquella.

Due to this, the revalidation of the title for the Fanytas of Miquel Banús in ORC 3-4 will not be easy. Vell Marí V from Mallorca, Belgian Saiola X and Vértido Dos of Antonio Guasch (who last year was second in ORC 2) are strong candidates for the podium. Up to 18 units will be presented on the starting line of this category.

In ORC 2, with 13 participating boats, L'Immens-La Plaza Assessors by Alexandre Laplaza starts as favorite, as Rats on Fire of Rafael Carbonell in ORC 0-1. This Swan 45 has already accumulated eight wins in the Conde de Godó Trophy, the last five in a row. The DK46 Prink of Santi Monjo is a firm candidate to the podium, as well as the Sydney 43 Adrián Hoteles of Daniel Adrián.

In the pontoons of the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, ​the teams have focused today on preparing the boats and formalizing the registration in the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy. Seves races are scheduled for the ORC and ten for the J80.

According to the weather forecast, there will be East winds for the three days of racing. "It will not be a storm of ‘Levante’, but we will have between 10 and 17 knots and it will be quite wavy, so it will be exciting," Sarquella predicts.

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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Rats on Fire crowned champion of the Conde de Godó Trophy for the sixth consecutive year


The 45th Conde de Godó Trophy has closed today in the waters of Barcelona, ​​in one of the most competitive and exciting editions of recent times, with the participation of 51 boats and 500 sailors from eight countries. Organized since 1974 by the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona with the support of the Godó family, what is one of the most important regattas in the Mediterranean has crowned as champion for the ninth time and sixth consecutive year Rats on Fire by Rafael Carbonell, in ORC 0-1. The winners in the other categories are also repeaters: L'Immens-Laplaza Assessors (ORC 2) gets its third victory, the same as the Vertigo Dos (ORC 3-4), while the Bribón-Movistar (J80) achieves its fourth triumph in monotypes.

Last day in progress!


East medium winds are forecasted for the last day of racing at the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy. The Race Committee will try to complete two races for the three ORC groups and three for the J80s. In total, from Friday to Sunday seven races were planned for the big boats and ten for the one-design units.

Rats on Fire takes control at the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy


Rats on Fire has demonstrated its power in Barcelona waters today, in the second day of racing of the 45th Conde de Godó Trophy, organized by Real Club Náutico de Barcelona since 1974. The team led by Rafael Carbonell has won all three races completed today in ORC 0-1, to face the final day tomorrow with serious options to win his ninth Conde de Godó Trophy and the sixth in a row. In the rest of the groups the favorites have not failed, in a day starred again by East winds.