Monday, July 9, 2012
* Juan Eduardo Reid, the J/Dealer from Santiago, Chile, gave us a 4th of July report- "Have a great holiday and a very nice celebration! I was sailing J/24 on Saturday, very nice to come back after 3 years away from the class, very nice winter condition (north breeze, some choppy and few showers, 12 to 15 knots). 3 first placed boats in tight with one 1 first, 1 second and 1 third each. Vernon Robert, Raúl del Castillo and Carlos Pérez where the final sequence, same as the last race of the day. I was driving for Carlos. Vernon and Raúl are very active in J/24 (and J/105 as well), both building a J/24 at Waterline Systems in Newport for the J/24 Worlds in Rochester, New York. Carlos Perez is in a retiring process to go onboard the Canadian J/105 #642 that he bought used that will arrive to Chile in September. Patricio Seguel was also racing (very active in both J/24 and J/105). Only 5 boats in the water, due to rough weather forecast (showers and windy) and most people went to the mountain last weekend for skiing in the very snowy Andes Mountains at this time of year-- Portillo, etc. Also it was the last day of racing of the season, class racing and much more sailing coming back in September!"