Friday, June 1, 2018

J/80’s Loving Chile’s Frutillar Cup!

J/80 sailing Llanquihue Lake off Frutillar, Chile (Frutillar, Chile)- The longest running “offshore” race for keelboats on the absolutely spectacular Lago Llanquihue is the Frutillar Cup.  The regatta is sailed with handicaps and a combination of around the buoy races and random leg races up and down the gorgeous lakefront.

Frutillar is a city in southern Chile's Lake District, with views of Osorno Volcano. It sits on the western edge of vast Llanquihue Lake, and has black sand beaches. German-style wooden buildings characterize J/80 sailors celebrate- Frutillar, Chilethe town, reflecting its colonial past. The German Colonial Museum explores this history and has a 19th-century mill. Ringed by five towering volcanic mountains that range from 10,000 to 14,000 ft, the lake waters are deep (up to 5,000 ft), and is 21 miles long and at least 20 miles at its widest points.

The Frutillar YC hosted the regatta that included both J/80s and J/24s. After six races over three days, taking 2nd was Ezequias Allende’s J/24 PELICANO with a tally of 4-4-2-2-1-1 for 10 pts net.  Third was Gabriel Jordan’s J/80 BUCEFALO with a 3-3-4-4-2-2 for 14 pts net.  Fourth was yet another J/80, Alejandro Caroca’s DOMINGO 7 with a 2-2-5-5-4-4 record for 17 pts net.  And rounding out the top five was Cesar Contreras’ J/24 DRAKE with a 6-6-3-3-3-3 for 18 pts net. Add to Flipboard Magazine.