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20 April 2003, 06:27 pm
Pampero Ends Optimist South Americans
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Optimist South American Championship

Pampero winds of up to 36 knots prevented further sailing on Saturday, the final day, to leave the championship decided on the basis of just six races.

Argentina's Tomás Agrimbau took the title ahead of Sebastian Peri Brusa also from Argentina. Third place went to Eric Brockman from Mexico with Victoria Travascio (ARG) picking up the prize for first girl after finishing in 6th place overall.

163 sailors from 15 countries participated in the regatta.

Individual racing was interrupted on Wednesday and Thursday in favour of the team racing events.

In the South American Championship Peru, with a team drawn entirely from the Lima Yacht Club and three times world champions in recent years, defeated the more heterogenous Argentinians in the final.

In the unofficial Copa de Naciones, open to teams from outside South America the ranking order finished as:

1. Bermuda
2. Mexico
3. U.S.A.

Position Nation Helm Total Points
1 ARG Tomás Agrimbau 23
2 ARG Sebastian Peri Brusa 25
3 MEX Erik Brockmann 32
4 ARG Juan Pipkin 34
5 BER Jesse Kirkland 37
6 ARG Victoria Travascio 42
7 ECU Juan Pablo Cucalon 42
8 BRA Juliana Siqueira Senfft 44
9 ECU Rafael Quintero 44
10 BRA Marco Soffiati Grael 45
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