J/24 Argentina Winter Regatta
August 08, 2015
The crews of J/24s up in the Andean Mountains were sailing their boats in Lago San Roque’s J/24 Winter Championship (Lago San Roque, Cordoba, Argentina). So far, three events have been held on the mountain lake. With a temperature of 4°C (39 F) at 10am in the morning with a crystal clear sky, the crews began to arrive at the Club Nautico de Cordoba. In total, a fleet of 16 boats participated in the regatta. As the teams headed out to the race course on the first day, the wind began blowing from the northern part of the lake from 20 knots steady with gusts up to 25 knots. The wind stayed that way most of the day—puffy, shifty from the NNE as the wind blew down the mountain sides onto the lake. Positions changed radically both upwind and downwind depending on where you were when the stronger gusts hit the fleet. The CNC PRO managed to run three races, with each race taking about 45 minutes. The racing was very close amongst the fleet, with finishes often having three boats crossing the line together! The provisional results as they stand after three regattas shows that sitting in first place is ON LINE sailed by Adrian Gustavo Saul with a 4-1-1 scoreline for 6 points. Holding onto second place for the series is SEA WOLF skippered by Paul Martin with a 6-2-2 series for 10 points. Behind them in third overall is MORRUCHO sailed by Sebastian Halpern of Mendoza. For more Argentina J/24 sailing information, visit http://j24arg.blogspot.com/.