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South Americans Final

Last day was great, wind started early at 11am so all sailors had their first start at 11.55am with about 11-15 knots in all the race area. Then came the second race with 13-18 knots so all guys were going really fast and the starting line looked awesome. All this action happened in the middle of Paracas bay.

The first sailor, as in all races before, to lead the races was Nicolas Schreier (Peru) that won everything. With this conditions also Eduardo Herman from Chile started to get better and better in the overall with Sebastian Aguirre (PER) and Santiago Canseco (PER) all pushing hard.

In the masters division Marcello Morrone and Alexandre Neves worked really hard to keep the lead in their division.

The really good women fleet was also in their game. Until this day Antonia Undurraga (CHI) was winning most regattas, but in this day Carolina Butrich (PER) started to lead the fleet so the last 2 races of the day, yet for the afternoon were going to define the trophy. We want to say that Josefina Cano (MEX) did a great job completing with good performance most races at her 12 years old only, racing also in Junior division too.

Junior Leonardo Venturini from Brasil was leading in his division closely followed by Pablo Ordorica (MEX). And Alessio Botteri (PER), other 12 years old kid was pushing hard over them and Carlos Gambirazio (PER) that was at that moment about third.

In the afternoon we had 2 more races, this time in Santo Domingo bay (closer to the beach and spectators) what was good for the end of the event. Most people was looking closely the last races with about 15 knots average in the race course. Nothing really changed in these last two races, except that Carolina Butrich (PER) did a great job to reach the first place in Women Fleet.

The Formula Experience South American Champion this year is Nicolas Schreier (PERU) in Men and Carolina Butrich (PERU) in Women. At the end of the event, we had 7 races with 2 discards so competitors returned back to their countries really happy.

We all hoped you enjoyed the event and see you in October in the worlds in BRAZIL!

South Americans Day 3

The South American Formula Experience championship continues in Paracas.  Saturday and Sunday were sunny days with really good wind forecast at wind guru and most forecasts. But, wind was light and changing direction most of the day. Good for all that both days south winds blew about 9-12 knots at about 4.45pm so we could finish the 2nd and 3rd races and validate the results. We hope that tomorrow normal winds in Paracas of about 18-20 knots get back and we can have more races before ending.

Both days results in Men were similar to the first day. Nicolas Schreier (Peru) won the 3 races, Sebastian Aguirre (Peru) was second in the 3 races. And third and fourth place were for Eduardo Herman (Chile) and then Santiago Canseco (Peru). After them there is a mix of Brazilians, Mexicans, Chile and Venezuela guys.

In the Women division Antonia Undurraga (Chile) dominates the event followed by Peruvian Carolina Butrich.

In Juniors Leonardo Venturini (Brasil) is leading the races and looks like the favourite for this division.

Pictures from Morrone:    

Day 2

Just one race but more than 100 photos

Day 1 at the South Americans

Today, Friday August 27th, started the FE South American Championship in Paracas, Peru.

The day began with very light winds, but all competitors, coming from Chile, Brasil, Venezuela, Mexico and Peru, were all really happy preparing their boards and sails while waiting for suitable conditions for racing.

Finally, sun came out and wind started picking up slowly and at 4.45pm the race committee began the start procedure for racing, with winds around 8-12 knots.

In Race 1 Peruvian Nicolas Schreier Loret de Mola, expert sailor at this spot, finished first place followed by Peruvian Sebastian Aguirre (just 15 years old). The third place in Open division was taken by Brazilian Rafael Cunha.

Leading sailors in the other divisions included: Junior-Leonardo Venturi (Brasil); Youth-Sebastian Aguirre (Peru); and Girls-Antonia Undurraga (Chile).

For tomorrow there are good winds expected, with possible gusts over 25 knots, so all competitors must be ready for a first possible start at 11am.

Pictures by Marcello Morrone here:

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