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29 March 2005, 10:17 am
Reyes Wins But Peru Take Team Prize
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Optimist South American Championship
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jose Diego REYES of Mexico, who finished 13 at the 2004 Optimist World Championship, dominated the mostly light-wind championship which finished on Easter Saturday.

172 sailors from 14 countries participated in the 2005 Optimist South American Championship at the C.N. San Isidro in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Joe Diego REYES (MEX) dominated to finish the championship 23 points ahead of second placed Alexander ZIMMERMAN (PER). Reyes finished in the top three in eight races of the twelve race series and his result is the more remarkable as he is a lake sailor competing in the difficult currents on the River Plate.

Behind him the top three Peruvians battled it out for the South American medals with silver going to the latest star of the Zimmermann clan, Alexander. Alberto FERNANDINI (PER) took the bronze and Alex TORRES (PER) finished fourth on countback. Maria CUCALON (Ecuador) took the girls' prize in fifth place and was followed by the two Argentinian-trained Malaysian visitors in sixth and seventh.

Earlier the Team Racing Championship had seen Peru take gold and bronze with Ecuador in second place.

Final Results - Top Ten

Position Nation Name R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Pts
1 MEX Jose Diego Reyes 3 3 22 28 2 2 12 3 11 2 1 1 40
2 PER Alexander Zimmermann 4 15 2 3 5 3 30 24 1 14 6 10 63
3 PER Alberto Fernandini 6 5 1 5 18 24 13 1 4 10 8 15 68
4 PER Alex Torres 11 4 31 2 45 25 3 5 6 4 4 4 68
5 ECU Maria Jose Cucalon 12 15 10 11 2 1 8 13 9 4 2 19 72
6 MAS Rufina Tan Hong Mui 6 2 24 38 33 40 4 1 1 1 3 2 77
7 MAS Faizani Bin Yahaya 23 5 28 13 3 3 3 1 22 15 12 2 79
8 BER Sean Bouchard 1 9 23 1 12 4 15 5 17 11 8 25 83
9 ARB Francisco Sucari 8 34 13 10 4 1 10 12 6 23 4 16 84
10 BER Joshua Greenslade 7 7 38 3 22 19 9 10 7 2 25 1 87
Robert Wilkes (As Amended by ISAF)
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