Oct 15, 2013

F18, BA Week 2013: Gonzalez Smith-Heuser Champs


Image Humberto Costa. Another light wind day at Buenos Aires with 5-6knots. Juan Krevisky & Billy Lopez Segura were leading on their performance in these conditions, so it was a high mountain to climb for Cruz G Smith & Mariano Heuser, as they are way heavier and storm rider specialists. But the veterans managed to score 3 & 1 while Krevisky-Segura got only 6-5 in a day prepared for this ex 29er top crew to grab their first win racing together. Nevertheless excellent championship for them.

Tight fight for 3rd between Sucic-Copani and Volker-Daneri , on a similar fight between heavy weights and light wind specialists. More on these crews in previous reports. 
I closed the event hitting for the first time ever another boat on a port-starboard cross in the second race, after being hit by a boat that got stuck at the pin buoy in the start of the first one... not much to add.

Smith-Heuser ended first for another win in the local Class. They got a 19th at Grosseto and things are looking good for next Americas Continental at Sarasota in a few days. We will havee 2-3 cres from Argentina participating.
The fleet continues to improve and the level is quite high, we will have our Nats in december and we expect to have our biggest event ever. The International Class is analyzing a new rig for +165kg crews, but I don´t think it is a good idea as it will create another rig like the light one that are not possible to re sell. More on that later.

Top ten below. Full Resutls at http://www.semanadebuenosaires.org.ar/Popup.aspx?Id=1558


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Pl Sail Crew Tot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1 1706 Cruz Gonzalez Smith & Mariano Heuser 27 3 -5 3 -5 -6 1 3 4 1 3 5 3 1
2 6 Juan Krevisky & Billy Lopez Segura 31 7 2 1 3 -8 (DNS) (DNS) 3 2 1 1 5 6
3 1636 Juan Pablo Sucic & Juan Copani 35 5 3 5 4 5 2 -7 1 -11 -7 4 2 4
4 1248 Pablo Volker & Esteban Daneri 37 -8 -12 4 2 4 7 5 -9 3 2 2 1 7
5 666 Ian Rodger & Tomas Volker 48 4 4 10 1 1 4 9 -12 -13 4 3 -12 8
6 7 Yago Lange & Juan M. Benitez 52 -16 9 2 7 7 3 4 2 6 -14 8 4 -15
7 27 Federico Ferioli & Lucas Gonzalez Smith 64 9 1 8 9 -10 -10 2 8 -12 9 9 6 3
8 355 Christopher Schewe & Alberto Viera 80 -11 10 6 -11 9 9 10 6 7 6 7 10 -12
9 21 Sergio Mehl & Julio Saubidet 93 1 8 11 6 2 5 (DNS) 16 10 12 (OCS) (DNS) DNS
10 1643 Diego Baialardo & Alejandro Noe 94 13 -15 -17 -16 12 6 6 15 15 5 12 8 2

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