Friday, April 1, 2016

Mexico J/70 Golf + Yachting Extravaganza!

J/70 Mexico golf & yachting at Valle de Bravo's Club Campestre (Valle de Bravo, Mexico)- The Mexican J/70 class continues to grow apace and they are having a ball!  They recently completed their third regatta in the Cancun Series on the northern part of the peninsula, enjoying gorgeous sailing in the deep blue cobalt Gulf Stream just offshore. Winning the series was KRAKEN, sailed by Claudio Cozi with crew of Eduardo Muniz, Jose Luis Martinez and Ricardo Schondube.  Sailing well was PiQ2 in second with lady helm Luisa Imanol sailing fast, counting four bullets in her scoreline, and getting great help from her crew of Annie Arroyo, Irina J/70s sailing Mexico golf & yachting event on Valle de BravoHentschel and Olivier Calderon.  Sitting in third for the series is RADIOACTIVO skippered by Luis Yokin with crew of Alfredo Moreno, Lorenzo Cellis and Cristian Garcia.

On the western side of Mexico City high up in the mountains is the beautiful lake called Valle de Bravo.  The J/70 class has grown quickly there and they are having plenty of fun.  Recently, they sailed an event J/70 sailing Mexico Valle de Bravo regattasponsored by Jaguar of Mexico and Land Rover of Mexico- it was the golf + yachting event- the Copa Picacho-Izar held at Club Campestre y de Vela Ízar on the lake.  It was a real battle for the top of the podium between Jeronimo Cervantes’ LAMPUGA and Erick Brockmann’s VINCITORE 2.0.  Starting off the regatta with two firsts, Cervantes’ LAMPUGA team was hoping to keep the pressure on the fleet, but got caught on the wrong side of the course in the shifty lake winds to post a 6th in the third race.  On the comeback trail after opening the regatta with a fourth was Brockmann’s VINCITORE 2.0, finishing up the regatta with all  2nds and a 1st, but losing the tie-breaker on 7 pts with LAMPUGA.  Finishing third was Federico Ortiz’s PURA VIDA, winning his tie-breaker on 12 pts over Yon Belausteguigoitia’s BULLET.  Taking 5th overall was Javier Prieto’s EXPRESS with 19 pts.  For more J/70 Mexico sailing information