Please select your home edition
Edition
Rooster GETSEASMART 728x90

Rossi crowned J/70 South American Champion

by J/Boats 20 Dec 2019 03:47 PST
2019 J/70 South American Championship © Jorge Cousillas - El Ojo Nautico

The 2019 J/70 South American Championship was hosted by Yacht Club Punta del Este and was sailed off the beautiful seaside city of Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Blessed with big waves, big breeze most days, and a picturesque coastline, the fleet of thirty-two entries from Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Italy enjoyed fierce competition over the course of eleven races.

The battle for the podium spots went down to the wire in the final race and, not surprisingly, two of the protagonists included the dynamic, talented Rossi family from Italy- both past European J/70 Champions. The top three spots on the podium saw a spread of only one point after the scores were tallied, ten races counting with one discard.

In the end, it was "girl power" that ascended to the top of the standings, with Ms. Claudia Rossi's Italian team on Petite Terrible surviving the last race to be crowned the "open" J/70 South American Champion on a tie-breaker at 48 pts each. Losing that tie-breaker was Argentinian Guillermo Parada on ARG 1270. Just one point back in the bronze medal position was Claudia's father- Alberto Rossi, making the podium a family affair with his Italian team on Enfante Terrible.

As a result, it was Argentina's Parada that was declared the J/70 South American Champion as the top team from the continent. The second South American team was Renato Cunha's Brazilian crew on Negroni with 60 pts, and the third South American team was Francesco Avermaete's Si Querida.

The winner of the Corinthians Division also happened to be Avermaete's Argentinian crew on Si Querida, with Guillermo Amondo's Argentinian crew on Bebeto taking the silver, and Diego Garcia's Uruguayan crew on Chapulin garnering the bronze medal.

Find more information here

Related Articles

Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta preview
Mass Bay ORRez and PHRF New England Mass Bay Championships at stake The 4th Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta (named after famed Marblehead hero, America's Cup winner, National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee, and STC member) Ted Hood, is scheduled for August 21 – 23. Posted on 10 Jul
Quarter 2 Eleven tops J/70 Bodensee Battle Regatta
Sailors have always enjoyed the big beautiful blue lake There is this little lake in Switzerland that is known as the "Bodensee", it sits between three of Europe's more influential Alpine nations- Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Posted on 5 Jul
Small steps to normal life
J/70 IGY Marinas finishes second overall in the St Maarten Keelboat Series There will be many stories of the challenges of dealing with the global pandemic from the sailing community. Some sad, some hopeful, some inspiring. Posted on 28 Jun
Deja Vu wins J/Boats Portugal VR Series
169 entries from around the world participated in the 10th edition Over time, the popularity of J/Boats Portugal's Virtual Regatta program using the popular J/70 has continued to grow and this past weekend it had its largest participation yet. Posted on 13 Jun
Muhlenberger Segel-Club crowned champions
Hamburg club confidently prevailed against its eleven competitors On Friday evening, the Hamburg club confidently prevailed against its eleven competitors in the heartbeat final of the e-Sailing Bundesliga powered by BAY. Posted on 13 Jun
Royal Southern YC Charity Cup Regatta announced
Inviting sailors to join a Club Racing Charity Regatta in August The Royal Southern Yacht Club invites sailors to join us in August for a Club Racing Charity Regatta based in Hamble from 8th to 11th August. Posted on 10 Jun
Victor Diaz-de-Leon on the Happy Hour podcast
Stretch & Stirfry talk sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing It's sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing as we join J70 guru Victor Diaz-de-Leon aboard in Miami. Stretch gets tongue tied with the Venezuelan 'love pipe', and the internet lets us down... Posted on 31 May
2020 Mexican J/70 fleet report
The year blasted off with a lot of enthusiasm The new year had started off well for "nuestros amigos" in Mexico. The 2020 Mexican J/70 Circuit blasted off with a lot of enthusiasm and families and teams looking forward to a winter/spring regatta series across the country Posted on 31 May
Good Fun Sailing Challenge
No racing? No problem The 2020 Annapolis sailing season has started unlike any other, and despite the recent easing of Maryland's recreational boating restrictions to limit the COVID-19 spread, there are still limitations on organized racing. Posted on 23 May
2020 J/70 North American Championship cancelled
The event was scheduled for September 20-27 in Ontario, Canada The IJ70CA and the Port Credit YC in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada have determined, because of the varying levels of infection and disruption across the world, that the 2020 J/70 North American Championship scheduled for September 20-27 is cancelled. Posted on 21 May
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - FooterSOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90 BottomCyclops Marine 2020 - FOOTER