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Saudades takes the 29th Edition of La Vuelta A Culebra

Leo Loria’s J-24 Saudades
took the overall racing honors at the 29th edition of the “Vuelta a
Culebra Regatta” – the around the island sailboat racing event sponsored every year
by Club Nautico de Puerto Rico. Saudades
managed to take top racing competition from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean on a
tough 14-boat spinnaker racing fleet and 20 boats in total.

Excellent weather
dominated the scene throughout the ‘long’ weekend event that started with the
feeder race from Fajardo (boats from San Juan also took the challenge),
continued with the traditional ‘party afloat’ at Dakiti on Saturday afternoon
and the around the island race on Sunday. The award ceremony took place at the
recently inaugurated Costa Bonita Hotel and Resort on Sunday night. Monday, a
local holiday, was a resting / downwind day for many of the competitors.

“As has been the
tradition with our events, we had tough and fun competition and great parties
again”, said Kike Gonzalez, Commodore of Club Nautico PR and Regatta Director.
“We were particularly happy with the amount of participation and the level of
competition this year”, added the Commodore.

On the J-24 OD
class, Saudades was followed a few
boat-lenghts behind by the other 4 teams.
Gilberto Rivera’s Urayo, Auto Uno from the Club Nautico de San Juan and
Bebo Feliciano’s San Patricio MRI completed the class in that order, proving
once again that this is the toughest one design racing class in Puerto Rico.

Kike Gonzalez and
his crew of the Olson 30 KosaLoka controlled
the spinnaker racing class A, followed by Jorge Gorbea’s J-80
Nightmare
and Andy de Jesus’
Threefulka
, the other Puerto Rico Olson
30.

Another J-24,
KQ-Lo,
with an all-but-one women’s crew
took the cruising class followed by Andariego
and Evolution respectively, two
Beneteaux 30. The girls are getting ready for the next one, that they say will
be all-women. Good luck to them.

“We were very
happy to see the comeback of Freelance
– yes the same Cal 40 that dominated the Caribbean racing scene many years ago
with the Mari family,” said the Commodore. Freelance,
which also won the “Retro” award, majestically finished 7th in the spinnaker
racing class.


Amaris
and her Vargas crew took the Hard
Rock Award this year (only bottom paint ‘art’ luckily) and the Etchells Cove
from St Thomas won the best visiting yacht award.

 

LA VUELTA A CULEBRA 2005

 

RESULTS

 

 

OVERALL RACING

 

1. SAUDADES Leo
Loria J-24

2. URAYO Gilberto
Rivera J-24

3. KOSALOKA Kike
Gonzalez Olson 30

4. NIGHTMARE Jorge
Gorbea J-80

5. THREEFULKA Andrés
de Jesus Olson 30

 

 

SPINNAKER RACING CLASS A

 

1. KOSALOKA Kike
Gonzalez Olson 30

2. NIGHTMARE Jorge
Gorbea J-80

3. THREEFULKA Andrés
de Jesus Olson 30

4. LAZY DOG Sergio
Sagramoso Beneteau 40.7

5. COVE Etchells

 

 

J-24 ONE DESIGN CLASS

 

1. SAUDADES Leo
Loria J-24

2. URAYO Gilberto
Rivera J-24

3. AUTO UNO Crew
CNSJ J-24

4. SAN PATRICIO MRI Bebo
Feliciano J-24

 

 

CRUISING CLASS

 

1. KQ-LO J-24

2. ANDARIEGO Edil
Peña Beneteau
30

3. EVOLUTION Arturo
Guzman Beneteau 30E

4. AMARIS Alfredo
Vargas Benneteau 403

5. POCO A POCO Agustín
Rodriguez Pearson
Flyer

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