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2024 J/70 North American Championship at Vallarta Yacht Club - Overall

by Julie & Christopher Howell 4 May 16:55 PDT April 28 - May 4, 2024

Incredible conditions prevailed for four days and a full slate of 11 races at the 2024 J/70 North American Championship hosted by Vallarta Yacht Club in Nuevo Nayarit, Mexico. Fernando Perez Ontiveros's Black Mamba won the first contest and held off all competition to earn the title among 26 teams. Including crew River Paquin, Goncalo Ribeiro and Patrick Wilson, the Vallarta Yacht Club-based boat never finished out of the top six and netted 28 points.

David Jannetti's Very Odd (Enigma) of the USA remained near throughout, but settled for the runner-up position at 40 net points. Eduardo Saenz's Nimbus compiled a solid week for the bronze spot at 53 points. Eduardo Oetling's Axolotl ruled the eight-boat Corinthian division. Ricardo Brockmann's Vincitore topped the One Pro division. Martina Silva's Mercenario 6 of Argentina won the Mixed+ division.

Saenz's Nimbus ruled Saturday's races on Banderas Bay while weather mirrored the previous marvelous three race days with a pair of bullets.

Overall Results: (top five)

1. Black Mamba, Fernando Perez Ontiveros, MEX - 1 -5 -3 -[6] -2 -1 -3 -4 -1 -5 -3; 28pts
2. Very Odd (Enigma), David Jannetti, USA - 2 -3 -7 -1 -1 -10 -2 -9 -3 -2 -[16]; 40pts
3. Nimbus, Eduardo Saenz, MEX - 14 -2 -[17] -2 -13 -7 -10 -1 -2 -1 -1; 53pts
4. Zaguero, Ignacio Perez Morett, MEX - [16] -1 -10 -3 -9 -3 -5 -13 -8 -8 -2; 62pts
5. Algarete, Alejandro Perez Ontiveros, MEX - 6 -9 -6 -9 -5 -8 -7 -3 -7 -[10] -5; 65pts

Corinthian Results: (top three)

1. Axolotl, Eduardo Oetling
2. Buenajunta, Marco Sparvieri
3. Nawal, Alan Elihu Baron

The J/70 Class extends its appreciation to PRO Chip Till, Regatta Chair Linda Green and many gracious volunteers. Complete results available here.

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