Brasilian HC14 and HC16 National Championship Regatta

Day 1
Last week, the truck started the long journey from Fortaleza, in the State of Ceara, south to Porto Alegre, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, host of the championship regata. Traveling more than 4,200 kilometers, the truck picked up boats from the States of Ceara, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Bahia, Espirito Santo, and Sao Paulo. Finally, on Friday, the long journey ended at the Jangadeiros Yacht Club in Porto Alegre, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in Brasil.

The sky in Porto Alegre was bright and warm for the first day of the Brasilian HC14 and HC16 National Championship, locally known as Brascat. As the more than 100 sailors raised their brilliantly colored sails, the anticipation and adrenaline grew. Unfortunately, the winds were not as brilliant, and did not build. At the end of the day, thermal activity created enough wind for a single race.

The gun for the first race sounded at 5:30 and by 8:00 PM all sailors had returned to the Jangadeiros Yacht Club. Following are the results after the first day:

Hobie 16

1. Claudio Teixeira/Bruno Oliveira
2. Andre Montenegro/Juliana Baino
3. Joao Kramer/Lawson Beltrame
4. Daniel Azevedo/Fransisco Souza
5. Felipe Frey/Icaro Macena
6. Mario Dubeux/Karoline Bauermann
7. Carlos Sodre/Licinio Mendes
8. Ricardo Halla/Marcela Mendes
9. Igor Guimaraes/Ronaldo Moraes
10. Claudio Silva (Mika)/Fabio Pillar

Hobie 14

1. Adam Mayerle
2. Eduardo da Silva
3. Sebastiao Gomes
4. Klaus Muller
5. Alderson Pacheco