International J/24 Class Association

INDIGO Wins Campeonato Centro Republica / Pereira’s CARRERA Becomes Triple Crown Winner

April 24, 2017

The Argentinean J/24 Class hosts the Triple Corona (triple crown), an event that encompasses three regattas starting in Buenos Aires/Rio de la Plata, then transitioning to Lago Potrerillos/Mendoza and Lago San Roque/Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba. This year saw 27 boats participate in the complete series. The third and final regatta in the “triple crown” recently took place on Lago San Roque at Villa Carlos Paz- the Campeonato Centro de Republica. The event produced dramatic changes in the overall series standings. By winning the final regatta, Ezequiel Despontin’s INDIGO from Club Nautico Cordoba and his crew of Martin Costa, Marcelo Freytes, Franca Pesci and Carolina Lorenzon, managed to leap up the standings in the overall series—taking second for the Triple Crown. After winning the Potrerillos event in Mendoza, Javier Moyano’s GRAN CARAJO from Club Nautico Cordoba was hoping to post high enough finishes to get onto the series podium. His crew of Francisco Agusti, Pablo Avila Gray and Adrian Berelejis sailed well, but not well enough to overcome the fact they did not sail the first event at CUBA in Buenos Aires. Nevertheless, they won two races in the finale and took the silver in the Lago San Roque event. In a similar situation, Sebastien Halpern’s team on BELUGA (Federico Roser, Franco Monetti, and Yael Malem) sailed the last two regattas well, taking the bronze in the San Roque event with most finishes in the top five. After winning Buenos Aires, Matias Pereira’s crew on CARRERA (Andres Guerra, Guillermo Bellinotto and Emilliano Homps) held on for a fifth place finish on Lago San Roque, enough for them to be declared the overall Triple Crown Winner! Nicolas Cubria’s crew from Club Nautico Olivos (Mario Cubria, Gonzalo Frejenal and Fernando Bertrand) had also gathered enough points in the first two events so their sixth place finish on Lago San Roque was good enough for them to earn the bronze for the Triple Crown. For more Argentina J/24 information, visit http://j24arg.blogspot.com/2017/03/campeonato-del-centro-de-la-republica-y.html.

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