Photo: Winners Lucas Gonzalez Smith and Juan Faustìn (helmsman)
At YCA Autumn winner's request, Juan Faustìn, here you have the final results (already published on monday in the new "Results" along with NED and UK ones, plus some pics).
This same post was published on our local class site that I maintain too.
The championship consisted on 2 weekends and it was our biggest championship to date.
Controversy was present too, regarding some protests as the class is getting more competitive each race, but I will leave those details out.
Great win for Juan and Lucas, with 5 bullets in 9 races. Second were Miguel Saubidet (one of the best monohull skippers in Argentina and current F18 Argentine Champ) and Mariano Heuser (Nacra dealer in Arg).
The local caps made their debut with a good first championship and a bullet for Ian in the first race, proving that making a local competitive F18 is possible.
The fleet is preparing itself for the nexts Worlds, 5 Argentinean crews will be present, making a strong number for a new F18 nation. USA is sending 5 crews too for ie.
The goal is to improve the best result yet obtained by Cruz and Ian with a 50th in the Gold Fleet last year. And I think it will be possible to achieve.
Arg Crews for the Worlds are:
1-Miguel Saubidet-Mariano Heuser
2-Juan Faustín-Lucas Gonzalez Smith
3-Cruz Gonzalez Smith-Mario Segers(to be confirmed)
4-Ian Rodger-Juan Martín Benitez
5-Sergio Mel-Julio Saubidet
|1||Faustin Bros Juan||Gonzalez S Lucas||(3-)||1-||1||1||1||3||3||(6)||1||11|
|2||Saubidet Miguel||Heuser Mariano||(4-||4-||4||2||2||1||1||2||(5)||16|
|3||Gonzalez S Cruz||Segers Mario||2||2-||3||(4)||3||2||2||(4)||3||17|
|4||Krevisky Agustin||Blando Esteban||(6)||3-||2||3||(6)||5||4||1||2||20|
|5||Mehl Sergio||Saubidet Julio||(9)||6-||5||5||4||6||(dns||3||4||33|
|6||Alsogaray Julio||Heuser Javier||5||5-||6||(8)||(7)||4||6||5||6||37|
|7||Rodger Ian||Benitez Juan M||1-||(7)||7||7||5||7||5-||(8)||7||39|
|8||Berberian Gabriel||Culotta Leonardo||7||8-||8||6||(dns||(dns||dns||7||8||56|
|9||Poclava Javier||Osuna Gustavo||(dns)||10-||10||9||(dns||8||7-||10||9||63|
|10||Raffo Pedro||Has Emilio||8-||9-||9||10||(dns||(dns||dns||9||10||67|
|--||Gozzi Juan C.||Vanzulli Martin||(dns)||(dns)||dns||dns||dns||dns||dns||dns||dns||84|