International J/24 Class Association

Porter Leads J/24 Mexico Series

May 23, 2013

The active, fun and highly competitive J/24 Class in Mexico continue to attract a strong following across their country, particularly at Valle de Bravo and at Puerto Vallarta where they sail on the picturesque Bahia de Banderas. The sailing was close for the first part of the J/24 Mexican National series, with two dozen races divided into five events over the course of time. So far, 39 different J/24 teams have sailed in regattas. The first series ended on an upbeat note, with a gorgeous day and onshore breezes of a steady 10-14 knots, gusting 16-18 knots. Congratulations to the winners of the first part of the series, sailing the mighty yacht “S,” with skipper Kenneth Porter leading the charge with his crew Gerrit Gentry, Kenneth Porter Galindo, Gerrit Gentry Homes and Leopoldo Farias. Second overall went to Miguel Arroyo’s team on CHILE MANZANO, his crew included Alan Benitez, Tito Benitez, Manuel Benitez and Javier Benitez. Third was skipper Javier Velasquez along with his crew Ricardo Robledo, Emigdio, and Erick Gonzalez Feliciano White. Rounding out the top five were Eduardo Porter’s CHARISMA and in fifth place was Peter Wiegandt’s BRUSCHETTA. For more J/24 Mexico National Championship series information, visit

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