MENDIETA Wins J/24 Copa Olivos
July 08, 2013
As part of their 150th anniversary celebrating the founding of the city of Olivos in Argentina, the YC Olivos held the Copa Olivos Regatta in their fleet of J/24s. The J/24 sailors were blessed with absolutely gorgeous sailing conditions on the Rio de lat Plata off Buenos Aires. The races were impeccably managed by the YCO PRO Juan Gutierrez. On June 29, three races were run with very good wind offshore, with a steady oscillating breeze between 10 and 17 knots. Sunday’s sailing on June 30 was not so good, only managing to get in one race because of so little wind. In the end, MENDIETA skippered by Pancho Van Avermaete won the regatta overall with a strong 2-1-1-2 record for 6 points overall. They were followed by Sergio Pendola on CACIQUE sailing to a 1-2-2-3 tally for 8 points in second. And, the Rina Cubría family (with Nicolas Cubria steering) were third on RINA with a 5-3-3-1 for 12 points. The fleet welcomes the new owner of MAPUCHE (Hector Longarela). In their first regatta, they got a fourth overall. It was a very encouraging start for the crew of the CUBA MATACO Club that was led by Miguel Cutuli. TIGRE II was sailed by William Benchetrit and Claudio Monaco, showing excellent sportsmanship, speed and perhaps the most improved sailor of the group. For more J/24 Copa Olivos sailing information, visit http://j24arg.blogspot.com/.