All images by Jasper van Staveren - Full gallery at CSN FB.
5 races today inthe breeze and 3 were for the Argies. Local favorites Easton & Burd are taking Matt McDonals's Falcon F18 to a smooth consistence ride at Corpus Christi, 6th is their worst result so far and they have put 9pts behind Smith-Heuser in 2nd place, these two got tired today of scoring 2s and finished the day with a deserved bullet. Casey-Page only 1 pt behind them in 3rd.
Larsen-van West scoring top 5 results but no bullets yet for the 2014 World Champs, with Faustin-Aragones pushing to grab a spot in the podium with 2 bullets for the day, 3 in total for the event.
Argentine crews owning the Day again:
3 of them are part of our Class since first the Arg Nats in 2008. Juan, Cruz & Mariano are F18 Arg Nats Champs each, also travelling abroad since 08 and a key part of the Class local growth.
Nico Aragones is member of the new breed that will take Arg Multihull sailing to new heights beyond Lange's past and current campaigns.
Let me put it this way: Nico might be one of the best trimmers in the Globe right now.
His CV includes 2 arg F18 titles, an Americas Youth AC45 Wing trimmer position, a stellar performance at 2013 F18 Worlds and a current 49er campaign.
Juan & Nico are blasting the course with bullets on a rented C2 with a so so used Spi, they sail a Phantom here.
Check first pic for how low Nico traps a la Ashby,
If any Americas Cup team is looking for young multihull sailors, just call me , we have a bunch of talented kids here down South.
Corpus Christi yacht Club has result a perfect venue, the event also has great coverage and timely results.
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Top ten below. Full resutls at http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=8448&show_crew=1
|1||USA 11||Ronstan / Falcon||Michael Easton/||1||1||3||4||3||3||||3||1||2||21|
|2||ARG1785||Tuluka / MKII||Cruz Gonzalez Smith/||||5||2||2||2||2||2||8||6||1||30|
|3||USA 80||Wet Yeti / MKII||John Casey/||2||4||4||1||||6||1||2||4||7||31|
|4||NED 1803||Nacra Infusion||Gunnar Larsen/||3||||6||3||5||5||4||5||3||3||37|
|6||USA 7||C2 Red Gear Racing||Robbie Daniel/||9||||10||6||4||7||3||4||2||4||49|
|7||USA 315||2 Wire Sailing||John Tomko/||6||10||5||5||1||8||10||7||5||||57|
|8||USA 111||Waveyheaven||Charles Tomeo/||||3||9||18||6||4||7||9||10||6||72|
|9||USA 192||ShackAttack||Ken Marshack/||4||11||8||8||7||[dnf]||8||10||19||9||84|
|10||USA 316||Tradewind Aviation||Todd Riccardi/||7||15||||7||8||9||9||14||7||12||88|