Saturday, April 20, 2013

INDIGO J/24 "Sailor's Cup" Champion

J/24 sailboats- sailing Lago San Roque, Cordoba, Argentina (Cordoba, Argentina)- The past weekend was the second and final round of the fall J/24 championship on Lago San Roque called the "Sailor's Cup", sailed off the picturesque Andean Mountains' town of Cordoba.

An excellent fleet turnout of seventeen boats produced close competition with the top five all riding "roller coaster" finishes over the two weekend event with six races completed.  It was evident the various J/24 teams are increasingly more even in their performance, boat speed and teamwork are such that many races aren't determined until the final 100 meters by those making the fewest mistakes!

In the end, is was Team INDIGO led by Despontin Ezekiel, who managed to win the championship after an excellent final day posting finishes of 2-4-1 for 16 net pts.  Just behind them a true Argentinean polo pony race hit the pelota into the goal!  The next four boats finished within four points of each other!

Taking second on a tie-breaker was CALEUCHE PHONE SERVICE followed by CAIDO DEL CIELO in third, also with 21 points.  By virtue of winning one of their first races, the team on MARIA MARIA sailed by Julia Wheat, Vicky Allende, Carlos Trigo, Miguel Bailo and Ramiro Camiloto finished fourth with 24 pts.  They were followed in fifth by A PRUEBAS DE BALAS with 25 pts!  A close finish indeed for these crazed mountain J/24 sailors who know how to have lots of fun.  Must be the deliciously yummy pampas fed beef and sweet malbec red wines that all grow in the region.  For more J/24 Cordoba sailing information