Wednesday, May 16, 2018

J/70 North American Championship Preview

J/70 Valle de Bravo (Valle de Bravo, Mexico)- The Club de Vela La Pena in Valle de Bravo, Mexico will be hosting the 2018 J/70 North American Championship from May 14th to 19th on their gorgeous mountain lake high above Mexico City.

Thirty-two boats from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the USA will be competing for the North America title over four days of racing.  The top USA boats include Oivind Lorentzen’s NINE from Stamford, CT, Chris Snow’s COOL STORY BRO from San Diego, CA and Tom Bowen’s REACH AROUND from Charleston, SC.  Pablo Despontin’s ARG 707 will be representing Club Nautico San Isidro from Buenos Aires, Argentina (a J/24 champion in South America).  Brazil’s leading team from YC Rio de Janeiro will be skippered by Mauricio Santa Cruz, a four-time J/24 World Champion.

The large Mexican contingent will have many top sailors vying for class honors from across the spectrum of one-design and offshore sailors.  Those teams include Javier Navarro’s BANDOOLA, Diego Berho’s BBB, Roberto Escalante’s LAMPUGA, Ricardo Brockmann’s VINCITORRE, Luis Barrios’ XPRESS, and Ignacio Perez’s ZAQUERO.  For more J/70 North American Championship sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.