Finishers arriving in 25th Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

 

20 Fenruary 2017

   
  Starting on February 11th, the 25th edition of the Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro Oceanic Race has seen the first finishers arriving over the last few days in this classic 1200 mile race between the two great capitals of South America, first sailed in 1947. This year’s race was organized by Yacht Club Argentino and the Clube do Rio de Janeiro, with Galicia Éminent as the main sponsor.

After a fast start in 20 knots of Southeast breeze to propel the fleet north, a few of the 23 entries encountered problems and had to withdrawal after 5 days of racing, but most are reporting good sailing, although the wind gets light as they wind through the Brazilian offshore oil rigs on their way north to Rio.

First to finish and racing in the ORC International class was Fortuna III, Luis Sgrilletti’s Frers 60, who is lying safey now in Guanabara Bay.
 
   
 

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