International J/24 Class Association

Matias Pereyra’s Carrera Takes J/24 South American Championship

April 06, 2018

18 boats registered for the J/24 South American Championship in Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba—17 from Argentina and one from Chile. Among the Argentinians, there were four coming from Buenos Aires and one from Mendoza. The Championship started off as expected with Indigo (Ezequiel Despontin) and Carrera (Matias Pereyra) battling for the lead, and Morrucho (Sebastian Halpern, ARG J/24 Class Chairman) following close. Indigo, as local, tried everything in their power to use the home court advantage, but six straight wins from Carrera made it impossible to withstand. Carrera, the last Pan Am Champion and South American Champion, made their dominance pretty clear although they were sailing in a lake they have not visited often. In the end, due to the discard where Carrera could lose 19 points and Indigo could only discard a fifth place, it was clear who would win the trophy this time (still there were only three points difference between them with the third crew coming in 14 point behind the second). Congratulation to all crews that made this Championship a hit.

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