Porter Wins J/24 Mexican Nationals
November 29, 2014
Over the past weekend, the Club Nautico Marinazul hosted the J/24 Mexican National Championship. A strong turn-out of 24 boats participated, enjoying the privilege of sailing eight races in total. Defending champion Kenneth Porter’s “S” managed to repeat their efforts to take home top honors over the excellent fleet at Valle de Bravo. On the first day, the early regatta leader was Juan Maegli’s GOOD VIBES, posting a 1-3-5-9 tally. One point back was Porter’s “S” with a scoreline of 2-8-2-7. And, just behind them was Tito Benitez’s LOS MISERABLES with a 7-7-6-5. The next day saw dramatic changes in the overall top three, if not the top five. Porter’s “S” crew took home a 3-1-1-3 to close out the regatta and take the championship with 19 points net. Behind him, the regatta turned out to be a battle for the balance of the top five. After knocking out a 2-3-2-4, Yon Belausteguigoitia’s CHIMERA grabbed the silver with just 23 points net. Five points back after posting a closing tally of 1-1-5-3-5 was Luis Alvarez’s TA’LENTO, happy to secure the bronze. Rounding out the top five was Maegli’s GOOD VIBES in fourth and Pablo Gutierrez’s DIGGER in fifth place. For more Mexican J/24 Nationals sailing information, visit http://j24mex.com/index.html.