The South American Championships for Techno and Raceboard took place on the waters of San Roque Lake, hosted by Club Nautico Cordoba, Argentina, from 28th March to 1st April, [more]with 27 techno racers between advanced and beginners from five countries and 40 raceboard competitors from 4 countries. Five days of racing, with predominant strong winds in the range of 18+ knots on the first 3 days.
Brazilian Martin Berardo revelled in these conditions, taking the bullet in 8 of 11 races, and thus his Championship win in the Raceboard Fleet was well deserved. His closest rivals, both Argentinians, Julian Lopez Beck and Nahual Abram, finished on equal points.
In the under 17’s techno, Argentinian Francisco Saubidet Birkner also dominated the Championship with 7 wins in 9 races. Gustavo Manzo (ARG) raced consistently well to take second overall and Maximo Nores from the USA fought hard to take third.
The USA were victorious in the under 15’s techno with Geronimo Nores taking the Junior title. 2nd junior was Ivan Barth from Argentina. American Steven Cramer managed to fight his way back to the third place on the last day of racing after having survived some tough conditions the day before.