Eighteen teams participated in the 2021 South Atlantic Circuit Championship, sponsored by GALICIA EMINENT, from January 15-31, spread out over three weekends. Host for the event was the Yacht Club Argentino, with racing taking place on the waters of the Rio de La Plata. Despite best efforts by the YC Argentino’s Race Committee, the scheduled 15 races could not be completed. Nevertheless, the crews enjoyed the sunny warm weather and the 10 races that were completed. In the end, winning was Ezekiel Despontin’s team on ARG 707; his crew was composed Torkel Borgstrom, Pablo Despontin and Mariano Caputo. His team managed to compile seven top five finishes to win with 20 points net. Taking the silver was Javier Conte’s BACHAJO also with seven top five races. In the end, they finished with 24 points net. The bronze was awarded to Gonzalo Ramos-Vertiz’s ARG 806, winning two races, and finishing with 27 points net. Winning the Corinthian Division was Francisco Van Avermaete’s SI QUERIDA team, manned by Carlos Lacchini, Geronimo Galvan and Eduardo Rasilla. They won two races, easily winning the Corinthians with 29 points net (just two points from the podium). The balance of the Corinthians was Jose Arrondo’s BEBETO in second and Paulo Cosentino’s NEGRONI in third. For J/70 South Atlantic Circuit series information, visit J70 Resultados – Circuito Atlántico Sur 2021 | Yacht Club Argentino (yca.org.ar).

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