Cubrias Win J/24 Argentine Championship

The J/24 Class in Argentina continue to sail a fun “summer series” while their J/24 counterparts are frozen way up North. Their latest “Campeonato Argentina” had a small but highly competitive fleet sailing out of Yacht Club Argentina off downtown Buenos Aires. On the first day of racing on Saturday, the sailing was well organized by the YCA Race Committee PRO Gneri Antonio. It was a full day with very gusty winds out of the west (blowing offshore) and plenty of sun. At times the wind was a steady 6-8 kts, but would often gust to over 15 kts (top end of the genoa weather). The fleet was able to complete three races with perfect starts. But the gusty, shifty winds made it a tactically difficult, but very enjoyable day. Sunday was another day with ideal weather. ENE wind at 10 knots, much more stable than Saturday’s winds. In the end, the Cubrias (Nicolas and Mario) with crew Fernando Bertrand, Gonzalo & Juan Fildoro sailed a very steady series, starting off fast and hanging tough for the balance of the two weekends of sailing, collecting a record of 1-1-5-3-2-5-1-2-8 for a net 20 pts. Second went to Matias Pereira with a 2-4-7-1-1-3-4-1-10 record for a net 23 pts. Thid was Alejandro and Augusto Rossi with a record of 7-2-3-2-4-4-10-5-3 for 30 net pts. Rounding out the top five were Fernando Montes in 4th and Santiago Doval in 5th. On land the organization was excellent, especially ending the day with pizza, beer and tasty PIMMS prepared by Ken Johnson. One of the regatta highlights were that attractive prizes were raffled, donated by Ken Johnson and North Sails and commemorative caps were distributed to all participants.

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