BRUSCHETTA Crowned Brazilian J/24 Champion

The Brazilian J/24 National Championship was hosted by Yacht Club Brasileiro in Niteroi, and the host Race Committee managed to conduct eight races over the three day event in a broad range of conditions— mostly sunny with nice breeze. With six firsts counted in their scoreline, past multiple Brazilian Champion Mauricio Santa Cruz and his experienced crew on BRUSCHETTA simply ran away from everyone in the regatta, counting only 8 points net after eight races. Dominating the second position was John King sailing MALABAR, counting five seconds in his tally for just 15 points net after the drop race. Third was Renaldo Senfft skippering EURUS to a total of 26 points, in fact winning the last race since the two regatta leaders DNC’d the finale. The balance of the top five was rough going for at least four boats, including Sr. Gustavo on BRUSCHETTA COOKIE, Sr. Norman on MANDUCA, Marcelo Gilaberte on MARRENTO and long-time J/24 sailor Murilo Borges on BRUSCHETTA TOO. All four teams finished within four points of each other after the eight races and all shared quite wild-looking scorelines with many a double-digit finish position having a negative effect on the final outcome. After the last race, it was BRUSCHETTA COOKIE taking fourth with 43 points, followed by MANDUA in fifth with 45 points. For more information, visit

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