Creole VDS Team Wins Brazilian J/24 Championship
November 26, 2013
What could be more of a surprise than to have a “local” win the Brazilian J/24s Nationals and to have a “foreigner” becoming a “spoiler” to the party?? Well, that’s exactly what happened in this year’s edition of the J/24 Brazilian National Championship. With a great crew, the Creole VDS team, led by Samuel Albrecht, was the winner of the 2013 Brazilian Championship off Porto Alegre. In second place were the Uruguayan’s Panther team, skippered by Diego Garcia from Punta Del Este. Third was Bruschette sailed by J/24 World Champion Mauricio Santa Cruz from Brazil. “It was a sensational championship, things were happening that were favorable to us. We tried to sail without pressure, without getting anxious and doing little risk. It was fun,” said Renato Plass. It’s also interesting to note this team will represent Brazil in the sailing competition in the South American Games in March 2014 in Chile. The Uruguayan team (that sailed very well in strong winds) left satisfied by the result obtained in Porto Alegre. “The regatta was very good, with great races, and it is always good to compete here,” said the captain Diego Garcia. For more J/24 Brazilian Championship information, click here.