Tight Racing at Lightning Championships
Published on November 19th, 2017
Salinas, Ecuador (November 19, 2017) – Two more races were completed today, bringing the total for the 2017 Lightning South American and International Masters Championships to four races. Javier Conte has maintained his lead in the South Americans, scoring tenth place in race 3 before returning to his winning form with a second in race 4.
The 1997 World Champion team of Larry MacDonald with crew Ian Jones and Jody Starck found victory in race 3, followed closely by Ecuadorian Juan Santos. Chilean Felipe Robles won race 4. Billy Martin and his team continue to be the top Americans, but current Masters North American champion Marvin Beckmann is on the move.
The fleet once again was greeted by overcast skies and an unusually fickle wind for Salinas, but despite these obstacles, SYC race committee ran spectacular races.
In the Masters’ division, Claudio Biekarck of Brazil scored a 2,4 to tie with Jeff Linton on points, with the Brazilians winning the tiebreaker. American Mark Sertl is following close behind, only one point off the leading two.
Racing for the 2017 Lightning South American and Masters World Championships continues through Monday, November 20, 2017.
Source: Doug Wake