Tuesday, March 15, 2016

J/111 CHALLWA Makes History in Peruvian Offshore Series

J/111 Challwa sailing Peru winning offshore series (Lima, Peru)- The offshore fleet racing in PerĂº is held under ORC Handicap Rule and the Championship has twelve regattas, with one event per month.  The regattas are divided 70% windward–leeward courses and 30% offshore races.

J/111 sailing off PeruIn 2015, the J/111 “CHALLWA” (“fisherman” in Peruvian Language) was awarded with the gold medal for the best yearly performance in the ORC fleet.

Nevertheless, the J/111 being a multi-purpose boat and the smallest in the fleet, managed to beat racing boats like the Soto 48R, Grand Soleil 42R, Sydney 46R, Soto 42R, Dufour 44P and others.

Also, CHALLWA won the International Regatta “Sin Fronteras 2015” consisting of 4 W/L races and 3 offshore courses of 50nm, 30nm and 24nm, over boats from Ecuador and PerĂº.

CHALLWA is raced mostly by a family crew of eight- it consists of the Grandfather (of German Fuchs), the son-in-laws and two grandsons- 14 and 13 years old!