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7 February 2001, 09:30 am
Light Winds Hinder Opening Races
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South American Mistral Championships


The day before the regatta started saw a "Pompera" of 65 knots come through with the result that the expected seasonal sea breezes have been disturbed to such an extent that only one race was possible on each of the first two days. These were staged i...
This event is a qualifier for the Mistral World Championship, and for the Argentinean competitors, a qualifier for the national team. The fleet of 31 includes 12 youths and 2 juniors from 4 South American countries. Marcos Galvan (ARG) is ideally suited to these conditions and duly lead home the fleet in fine style, in both races. Mariano Reutemann (ARG-2nd) and Victor Martinez (ARG- 3rd) are equally consistent with their finishing places in the overall results.

In the youth division, Mariano Benitez (ARG) is doing well in beating Frederico Pucci (BRA - 2nd) and Andres Azar (URU - 3rd) whilst lying 7th overall. All may change if the cold front forecast for tomorrow brings more wind.

Overall results after two races

MEN
1 Marcos Galvan ARG 1 1 2
2 Mariano Reutemann ARG 2 2 4
3 Victor Martinez ARG 3 3 6

WOMEN
Paula Newlands BRA 1 1 2
Catalina Walter ARG 2 2 4
Magdalena Resano ARG 3 3 6

YOUTH
1 Mariano Benitez ARG 1 1 2
2 Frederico Pucci BRA 4 1 5
3 Andres Azar URU 2 4 6



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