BRA 73 team Tramontina PRO, Agua de Arcanjo and Mormaii winners at the 2017 SA Champs
George Nehm, Marcos Ribeiro and Alexandre Mueller finishing second at the 7th race granted their continental title.
After a nice evening with fishat the grill, music and caipirinhas offered by Agua de Arcanjo sailors set their sails on Sunday for the last regatta day.
This last day of the championship with lighter winds, still with hiking some times, saw BRA 28 with Lucas Ostergreen, Carlos Trein and Regis Silva take the bullet at the first race a deserved birthday present to Carlos who suffered big the previous day being unable to finish the two last races of Saturday. The Southeast wind changed a bit to the left on the first beat making the boats in the left face better the current, but the keynote was ARG 39 with Gustavo Warburg, Diego Peisajovich and Tomas Roldan ending on the left way too far and grounded close to the fishing lines… BRA 28 took the lead and never let if go. The second place went to BRA 73 grating their championship and in third BRA 78 with Nelson Ilha, Manfredo Floricke and Carlo de Leo after winning an intense fight against BRA 45 with Kadu Bergenthal, Eduardo Cavalli and Renan Olivera..
The last race paid the opposite of the first, all those on the right side crossed the fleet in great chape, despite wind kept going down BRA 86 with Cicero Hartman, Flavio Quevedo and Andre Renard won a great battle with ARG 39, this one finishing second just ahead BRA 45 team El Demolidor with a place that granted their podium at the overall results.
The Sailors after packing their boats, gathered around the RGYC swimming pool for the prize giving, the cocktails and the sunset fest organized, with music and many guests from town. Fantastic setup, great food.
The ISA is looking forward to see all the new Soling sailors from the club at all the Brazilian events and also the major events around South America, and looking forward for another big event at the RGYC. Many thanks to all volunteers, Judges, and the RGYC commodore Pileca .
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