Feb 2, 2019

F18, Mar del Plata Sailing Week 2019: Day 1 by Capizzano

All images Matias Capzizano -  Follow his official fb to view more. - Day 1 for the Semana Internacional del Yachting, held annually in Argentina's best racing course, located in Mar del Plata, 400kms south Buenos Aires in our Atlantic coast.
This venue provides great conditions every single year, remember all those crazy waves Opti shots by Capizzano? All taken at this regatta in his home town.

Hard South conditions today, waves and 20-25knots of wind, only one race completed for the F18. First place for Smith-Heuser (Scorpion/1D)  , second for the Nacra 15 ISAF WChamp and Youth Olympic winner Dante Cittadini (Infusion MKII / 1D . The kid continues to perform in any cat he sails, local Arg fleet is quite happy to have him around. But having Juan Cruz Benitez as his crew is key too, one of the most experienced F18 sailors we have in Argentina. He was part of the second generation of Arg F18 sailors, a kid when he started, now showing the F18 way to another talented youth.

Third place for Fran Venetucci & Nico Quagliotti (Phantom F18 / 1D).

We will try to help getting an F18 for Dante to attend Costa Brava Worlds 2019 if his schedule allows, it would be great to have him.