Thursday, May 22, 2014

BRUSCHETTA Repeats Brazilian J/24 Crown!

J/24 Bruschetta- Brazilian Champion (Niteroi, Brazil)- In their preparations for an assault on this year’s J/24 World Championship in Newport, RI, several Brazilian teams were working hard, training all spring and planning on putting up good performances in the Brazilian J/24 National Championship.  Hosted by Y.C. Brasileiro in Niteroi, the host Race Committee managed to conduct eight races over the three day event in a broad range of conditions— mostly sunny with nice breeze!

With six 1st counted in their scoreline, past multiple Brazilian Champion Mauricio Santa Cruz and his experienced crew on BRUSCHETTA simply ran away from everyone in the regatta, counting only 8 pts net after eight races!

J/24s sailing off BrazilAlso, dominating the second position was John King sailing MALABAR, counting five 2nds in his tally for just 15 pts net after the drop race.  Third was Renaldo Senfft skippering EURUS to a total of 26 pts, in fact winning the last race since the two regatta leaders simply DNC’d the finale.

The balance of the top five was rough going for at least four boats, including Sr. Gustavo on BRUSCHETTA COOKIE, Sr. Norman on MANDUCA, Marcelo Gilaberte on MARRENTO and long-time J/24 sailor Murilo Borges on BRUSCHETTA TOO.  All four teams finished within four points of each other after the eight races and all shared quite wild-looking scorelines with many a double-digit finish position having a negative effect on the final outcome.  After the last race, it was BRUSCHETTA COOKIE taking 4th with 43 pts followed by MANDUA in 5th with 45 pts.   Sailing photo credits- Fred Hoffmann Fotografias   For more Brazilian J/24 Championship sailing information