Friday, October 23, 2015


J/111 sailing off Peru (Callao, Peru)- Every three years, the Copa Sin Fronteras (“No Borders Cup”) is held in locations between PerĂº and Ecuador. This year, the regatta was held in Callao (near Lima- Peru's capital) and the surrounding islands.

According to German Fuchs, the skipper of the J/111 CHALLWA, “The races are held in ORC Handicap and divided in two categories- ORC A (GPH 500 to 599 sec/nm) and ORC B (GPH 600 to 699 sec/nm).  It was an incredibly competitive fleet and in ORC A, we had boats like a Sydney 47R, Swan 45, Soto 42R, Soto 39R, Grand Soleil 42R, Dufour 44 and Mumm 36- none too shabby boats!

J/111 Challwa winning in Lima, PeruThe first two races were windward-leeward Courses, four legs total 8nm, in Callao Port Bay.  The third race was a 120nm offshore race.  The fourth and fifth races were also offshore of 32nm and 24nm, respectively. The sixth and seventh races where W/L four legs, total 8nm, in Chorrillos Bay.  The average wind was 10 to 15 knots from 170 to 200 degrees for the five days of sailing.

The leader board changed every race and there was no clear winner until the last day of racing!  In ORC A class, we posted a 1-3 to take second in class, tied on points and losing the tie-breaker with the Soto 42 Allegro.  But, on overall standings for the fleet, our 1-4 on the last day was good enough to win the entire Copa Sin Fronteras Regatta overall! Another great win for J/111s around the world! The CHALLWA crew enjoyed the celebrations and cheers to J/Boats for such a fun boat to sail!”   For more Copa Sin Fronteras sailing information