Argentina has a very active J/24 Class with fleets in Buenos Aires on Rio de La Plata, as well as up in the mountains with fleets just west of Mendoza and also in the Cordoba region featuring the gorgeous Lago San Roque in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
CORDOBA: The Cordoba J/24 fleet recently completed its Torneo de Verano (summer tournament). Host for the event was Club Náutico Córdoba. They managed to sail eight races over the two-weekend series on Lago San Roque. The crew of Javier “Caraca” Moyano on GRAN CARAJO stood out from the fleet based on their consistency; winning two races and taking two seconds in the eight-race series to win with 17 points net. The balance of the podium was determined by a tie-breaker between two competitive crews sitting on 22 points each. Based on countback, taking second in the regatta was Juan Mauri DiFrancesco’s crew on CARRER over Julian Dadona’s team on SIROCCO. Rounding out the top five were Pablo Somestrari’s SEAWOLF and Carlos Trigo’s PURA VIDA, fourth and fifth, respectively.
BUENOS AIRES: The YC Olivos in Buenos Aires held their XXXVII Grand Prix International Luis Alberto Cerrato Cup for J/24s on the Rio de la Plata. After a six-race series managed by the YC Olivos team, it was a familiar team that was at the front of the pack. After five bullets and a second, Matias Pereira’s crew on ARG 5486 took home the title. Chasing Pereira’s team hard all weekend long was Sergio Pendola’s ARG 5463, the only boat to win a race off Pereira, but having to settle for second place. Third was another top Argentinean crew on Hernan Cubria’s ARG 5461 with just 15 points in six races (5 counters net).
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