One of the most important regattas on the Argentinean J/70 regatta calendar is the San Isidro Labrador Trophy hosted by Club Nautico San Isidro along the Rio de La Plata. Twenty-eight boats registered to participate in the event—a record turnout for any J/70 regatta in Argentina. Over the course of the weekend regatta, the two protagonists who battled for supremacy ended up with a battle in the last race to determine who would beat whom. Paolo Cosentino’s NEGRONI team from Yacht Club Argentino (P. Pruden, P. Consentino and L. Carissimi) won the first race and posted a 6-4-1 in the next three races to be the leader without throwouts (but losing with a throwout). With one more race in the cards, Alejandro Irigoyen’s BUTANTAN team (J. Fregonese, L. Cerrato and G. Martinez) had a 14th, but then reeled off a 1-1-2 in the next three races. As a result, with a good fifth and final race, they could toss their 14th to win the regatta. With a fifth race started on Sunday, Cosentino’s NEGRONI team match-raced BUTANTAN into the bottom of the fleet, forcing them into an 11th place finish. As a result, NEGRONI won with 12 net points with BUTANTAN having to settle for second place with 15 points net. While the top two teams were dueling for supremacy, the battle for the final step on the podium, in fact for the top five, was a 15-round battle. Emerging from that four-boat clash was the Silva family’s MERCENARIO 6, skippered by top woman helm Martina Silva. They took the bronze medal on the podium on a count-back tiebreaker at 25 points each over Van Avermaete’s SI QUERIDA. One point back was the Gwozdz & Herman-Suarez’s BACHAJO in fifth place. For more Argentina J/70 Class information, visit

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