Juanpa Cadario: Tiago Brito de Brasil, campeón sudamericano de Optimist 2011

Tiago Brito de Brasil, campeón sudamericano de Optimist 2011

Foto copyright Matias Capizzano
Tiago Brito en acción

Fuente info IODA

IODA South American Championship 2011
Algarrobo, Chile
April 14 to 24

April 23: final races and Closing Ceremony

The first IODA event of the year has come to an end with Tiago Brito from Brazil as the newly crowned Optimist South American Champion 2011.Tiago sailed consistently througout the event, collecting 6 first places, a third, a fifth and an eighth, scoring a total of 14 points, 10 fewer than the second overall.

After two days without races, everybody was eager to have a last opportunity to sail in Algarrobo. And the weather did help this time. The sun finally made its way through the morning clouds and a breeze developed from the South while the sailors were already sailing to the racing area. The race committee had decided it was better to wait for the wind outside and start immediately instead of having to wait for an hour on shore after displaying Delta flag.
A perfect timing and coordination allowed the Race Committee to run the three races scheduled for today, adding up to a total of 9 races with one discard.
In the overall ranking Tiago was followed by local sailor Francisco Ducasse and Diogo Pereira from Portugal. In the closed event the third place was for Victor Damitio from Argentina.
At the closing ceremony prizes were given to the first 15 sailors in the overall ranking, the three first sailors from South America and the first 5 girls in the overall ranking.
We would like to thank Pablo Cisternas (Chairman of the championship) and his team for the effort in running this successful event and especially to Pia Bertossi and Joyce Pullen, secretary and score keeper respectively, for a well done job. We would also like to thank the IODA representatives Quino Nigaglioni, Nuno Reis and Alen Kustic for their invaluable help.
This was the third IODA event in which tracking of the races was offered. The nine races were tracked with no major problems and we expect to offer the service in the coming Europeans in Tavira, Portugal, and in Singapore during the Asian Championship.

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