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J/111 and J/99 garner Silver in Peru!

by J/Boats 14 Dec 2020 07:52 PST
J/99 Tunche © J/Boats

This past weekend, the Puerto Callao Yacht Club held the first of its summer series on the Pacific Ocean, with a fleet of ten boats sailing in Puerto Callao Bay.

There was a lot of excitement amongst J/Boats enthusiasts in Peru with the arrival of the new J/99 Tunche. After her launching and a tune-up sail the Tunche team sailed in their first regatta of the summer. Anticipation was high amongst many ex-J/24 racers that have gotten a bit older and are racing in offshore ORC handicap events.

After the weekend of sailing, it was clear the J/111 Challwa was determined to maintain their control over Peru's ORC fleet, winning the regatta with room to spare on points. However, fast out-of-the-box, the J/99 Tunche progressed fast up their learning curve and managed to pull off a silver in the regatta, a great start for the inaugural race of the J/99.

According to J/Peru dealer German Fuchs, "It's expected the new J/99 will continue the winning saga of J/Boats in Peru. After all, Peru has always been one of the largest and oldest fleets of J/24s in South America. Many sailors are looking closely at the new J/99 and, perhaps, there will be a J/99 fleet soon in PerĂº."

More J/99 shorthanded offshore speedster information here.

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