SEMANA DE BUENOS AIRES ATTRACTS 30 STRONG 420 FLEET
Chile's Santiago Ugarte/Felipe Fuentes won Semana de Buenos Aires against a strong contingent of 420 class teams from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Raced over two consecutive weekends, 1-2 October and 8,9,10 October at Iate Clube de Buenos Aires, the event was also a qualifier to decide Argentina's representatives to the Youth Sailing World Championship in December 2016.
Ugartes/Fuentes faced off against their Argentinean training partners Fausto Cruz Peralta/Martin Arroyo Verdi. Earlier this year at the 2016 420 Worlds their positions were the other way around, as Cruz Peralta/Arroyo Verdi finished 5th at the 420 Worlds, compared to a 67th place finish for Ugartes/Fuentes.
Thirty 420 teams took to the start line, with Ramior Cosentino/Agustin Frers claiming the opening race win, before Ugarte/Fuentes and Peralta/Arroyo Verdi launched their assault on the top of the leaderboard. Second to Peralta/Arroyo Verdi, with the only other team taking control at the front of the fleet being Camila Barletta/Micaela Del Pero, winning two races, which helped the pair to a third place overall.
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