Eduardo Cordero Wins Sunfish North Americans
Published on July 30th, 2016
Eduardo Cordero (USA), eight-time Sunfish Worlds Champion, topped the leaders list in the Sunfish North Americans held July 27-30 at the Lewes Yacht Club in Lewes, DE.
With 62 registered Sunfish sailors for the North Americans from as far as Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and 15 different states in North America, the event experienced challenging winds ranging from 5 to 20+ gusts on four different days, with the tide, current and choppy seas all factors to master.
The fleet included 15 women and 3 youth with ages ranging from 14 to 70+. Sunfish is a boat for all ages and all skill levels, especially when the top competitors are willing to share their best sailing tips. The chalk talk held in the place of one race when storms threatened was hugely invaluable, with contributions from Eduardo Cordero, Todd Edwards, Eugene Schmitt, and Bill Brangiforte.
Final Standings (Top 10 of 62; 11 races, 1 discard)
1. Eduardo Cordero – Daleville, AL
2. Caterina Romero, PER (Top Woman Sailor)
3. Alonso Collantes, PER
4. Jean Paul de Trazegnies, PER
5. Eugene Schmitt, New Orleans, LA
6. Jonathan Martinetti, ECU
7. Jesus Balion, ECU
8. Clemente Seguel, CHI (Top Youth)
9. Dan Hesse, Sarasota Springs, NY
10. Amanda Callahan, Portsmouth, RI
Clemente Seguel (CHI) won the Sunfish Youth North Americans raced July 24-26. Second place youth finisher was Nicholas Patin of Forest Hills, NY, who also won the coveted Sportsmanship Award. Nicholas Reyes was the third place finisher in this Youth Championship.
This year’s 2016 Sunfish Worlds Championship will be held in Cartagena, Colombia, Nov, 21-27. The Sunfish Youth Worlds Championship will be raced Nov. 17-20. Sunfish competitors winning a qualifying event in 2016 have been invited. Registration is underway at www.SunfishClass.org.