Argentina top country at 2014 South American Games
March 19, 2014
Variable wind conditions in the coastal valley of Santiago, Chile led to tough racing at the 2014 South American Games (March 12-17) with Argentina taking seven medals, Brazil five and Chile four across six events. Throughout the week, wind and visibility challenged the sailors. Some days the wind was too light for racing and other days there was too much. Nonetheless a strong race series was completed with the top South American racers taking the honors in the Laser Standard, Laser Radial, J/24, Lightning, Snipe and Sunfish. Brazilian J/24 champion Samuel Albreht, a 2008 Beijing Olympian said, “It was a very good championship, good wind conditions, and a high level of competition.” The J/24s had 10 races with the following standings: 1–Samuel Albrecht (BRA) 20 points, 2–Avermaete Francisco (ARG) 23 points, 3–Robert Vernon (CHI) 31 points. For complete results, click here.