Dominant Performance at 420 South Americans in Chile
Hosted at Club de Yates de Algarrobo, the 2016 420 South American Championships featured sixteen teams from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Hosted at Club de Yates de Algarrobo from 23-27 March, the 2016 420 South American Championships featured sixteen teams from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
The Championship was plagued by light winds, which kept the fleet ashore on race day 2 and the final day. Regardless, the Race Committee packed 10 races into the three race days, more than enough to give a strong showing of performance.
Overall winners Santiago Ugarte/Felipe Fuentes from Chile had secured an unassailable lead, which saw the pair take victory by 19 points over Martin Cloos/Nicolas Digiovanno (ARG). Seven wins from 10 races was more than Ugarte/Fuentes needed to show their 420 prowess.
Just last month, second placed Cloos was trying his luck against the world’s best 470 sailors at the 2016 470 Worlds in San Isidro, Argentina. No surprise to find Cloos and his 470 crew Brian Higgins finishing at the back of the pack in 41st, but who wouldn’t take the opportunity to line-up against your heroes when a World Championship arrives on your doorstep.
Third place in the open fleet at the 420 South Americans went to Rodrigo Gudcasse/Maria Jose Middleton (CHI).
In fifth overall and top girls team were Renatta Parodi/Carmina Malsch (CHI). Second girls team were Victoria Novión/Paula Herman (CHI) in 13th overall, with Colomba Parodi/ Roberta Herman (CHI) completing the girls podium in third, and 14th overall in the open fleet.
In the Under 17 category, Martin Radovitzky/Nicolas Radovitzky of Uruguay took the honours, finishing just off the open podium by 4 points. Second to Andrés Ugarte/Marcos Fuentes (CHI) in 12th overall and third to Martin Pasche/Lucas Oyaneder (CHI) in 15th overall.
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