The day promised the normal conditions of Potrerillos, but it delayed a little to grow with a top wind speed of 16 knots and by the third race it was back down to 6/7 knots.
11 championship races were completed and the second discard comes into play. In Francisco Saubidet Birkner's case, this means discarding one of his bullets as he maintains his top form winning style. Second placed Lars Van Sommeren is 20 points adrift but 8 points ahead of Geronimo Nores who occupies the third spot on the podium. With just one championship race left there is nothing anyone can do to change this order, nor can there be any last-minute charge for the podium as 4th placed Daniel Pereira is 17 points behind.
However, there will still be many personal battles going on right down the leaderboard where one more race could make a difference. This competition is about far more than the podium places. All the kids are gaining excellent world class competition experience, learning from each other and, as always, making new friends. How fantastic to have no less than 6 different countries in the top 7 as we enter the final day.
And of course this has been a fabulous training ground for our competitors from Aruba, the Netherlands and USA preparing for the Worlds in France and the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.
"A 28 hour trip but this place is totally worth it," said Lars van Sommeren.
For sure, Martin Berardo will retain the South American Raceboard Champion title, totally untouchable, having won all 12 races so far in this championship. Another certainty is Andres Anderson and Fernando Consorte will also finish this Championships on the podium. However, who will take silver and who will take bronze is still the subject of a keen contest as Fernando is closing the gap, now just two points behind Andres.
All the way down the leaderboard competitors are jostling for positions with several place swaps overnight. Fernando Consorte is first master, first Grandmaster is Esteban De Pierris, first Youth is Agustin Reynaud and first Veteran halfway up the overall leaderboard is Daniel San Martin.
Three more races to go for the Raceboard Fleet as we move into the final day of the championship.
Results: Techno 293 after 11 / Raceboard after 12
Day 4 Video / More photos added here