Saturday, November 26, 2016

Copa Mexico J/24 National Circuit Report

J/24 sailing Valle de Bravo, Mexico (Valle de Bravo, Mexico)- The J/24 sailors in Mexico have always enjoyed their Copa Mexico J/24 National Championship circuit.  The series is comprised of six events, the Dia de la Marina at Club Nautico Avandaro, the Regata de Independencia at Club Nautico Valle de Bravo, the Copa San Gaspar at Club San Gaspar, the Oktoberfest at Club Nautico Avandaro, the XXII Copa Scotiabank at Club Marina Azul, and the Mexico Nationals at Club Campestre on Valle de Bravo.  The circuit is based on low-point scoring, not high-point (which would reflect higher scores for more participants- like the RORC Season Points Series).

At the current time, the clear leader is Roberto Himmelbauer’s YAMBO with a 1-3-2-5-3 tally for 68 pts total.  Roberto’s team is the only boat to have placed in 4 of 5 events.  Holding onto a strong second place is Manuel Romero’s CAPITAN ALATRISTE with a 5-5-1-2-3 for 80 pts.  Rounding out the podium is Candida Velazquez’s LA FRAGATA with a scoreline of 6-6-3-3-5 for 107 pts.

The two teams that could “upset the apple cart,” so to speak, are Ken Porter’s COMEX and Luis Alvarez’s TA’LENTO.  In the two regattas they entered so far, Independencia and Oktoberfest, Porter’s COMEX won with nearly all firsts.  Similarly, Alvarez’s TA’LENTO placed 2nd and 1st in their two counters- Independencia and Scotiabank.  It’s all to play for in the Nationals, coming soon to a website near you!
For more Mexico J/24 fleet sailing information