An unusually chilly start under grey skies for the South American Championships taking place on the beautiful waters of Lake Potrerillos, Mendoza.   [more]Equipment and measurement checks completed, competitors gathered for the briefing wearing jeans and warm hoodies!

2 Brazilians have joined a strong Argentinian contingent making a total entry of 31.  Martin Berardo trounced the competition with two bullets on day one and Andres Anderson ARG-119 twice crossed the finish line in second place.  Raceboard Masters Fernando Consorte and Marcos Ruesch tussled for third places with one apiece but Marcos has third overall by taking a fourth in race one whereas Fernando dipped for a fifth in race two. 

We have a good mix of age groups ranging from youth to veteran.  Sadly just the one lady but she will no doubt hold her own in this male-dominated fleet.

Hopefully the wind gods will bring a little warmth along with the wind on day two of the competition.  Stay tuned for more!

Results Day One

View the Day One Video – produced for the Techno Fleet but gives a flavour of the competition.

Photos by Patrik Pollak