LUCA Victorious In J/24 Vela Dorada
June 16, 2014
It took until the last minute to find out who had won this year’s Vela Dorada Regatta. The suspense was everywhere for the top five teams in an awesome event hosted by C.V. Barlovento. The CVB ran great races, and the fleet was blessed with great weather, winds between 5-12 knots, oscillating all the time— a great joy for all sailors! Going into the last race two boats, were tied for first place—Matias Pereyra’s CARRERA and Alejo Rigoni’s LUCA. In short, it was a match race going into the start of the last race, which ended up with a penalty against CARRERA—end of regatta for them to claim first overall! Rigoni’s LUCA team were ecstatic to take the victory! Meanwhile, near the port pin, Nicolas Cubria on MENDIETA took off to lead the last race along with Luis Cerrato just behind them. The first downwind followed more or less in that order, while the leaders of the regatta were buried further back. Finally, on the last leg, thanks to an excellent run, Cubria’s team held on to the lead to take third overall with Cerrato’s team in fourth. Taking fifth was Francisco Avernaete for YC Argentino. For more Argentina J/24 sailing information, visit http://j24arg.blogspot.com/.