Optimist World Championships 2014 - Jake Satariano Places 7th in First Race

Yesterday Jake had an excellent start by finishing in 7th place in a 10 knot breeze. He was sailing up at the top of the fleet amongst some of the hot favourites to win these championships.
The second race proved how important starts are. After a bad start he found it difficult to get high up enough in the fleet to keep the good position he held in the first race and therefore finished in 39th place which leaves him 51st overall after the first day's racing. There are a total of 207 competitors racing and competition is stiff. These kids are quite amazing and are able to handle their boats in all sorts of weather conditions.

Argentina, sailing on home ground, are one of the hot favourites. The event is being held in a very difficult location to sail in having very strong currents and tides to contend with.
Argentina's Dante, Greece's Dimitris Padrimitrio and Switzerland's Nicolas Rolaz are in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively at the moment.

Today they have the second day of racing and the wind direction is expected to change with a lighter breeze blowing.

Some pictures below taken by Jake's coach Magda Resano and some official photos taken by the event photographer Matias Capizzano

Jake holds his flag up high during the opening ceremony in San Isidro, Argentina

Jake taking a break before the start of race Pic:Magda Resano
Pic: Magda Resano

Jake thanks RLR YACHTING and DE-VERE GROUP  for their support

Sponsors of this event are:

Banca Galicia, Telecom Personal, Parradoy Insurance, Riotecna,
Despegar.com, Pinturas SteelCote, Bourke Advertising & Production,
Dole, Avene, Gramix, ENARD, Municipalidad de San Isidro,
Prefectura Naval Argentina, Secretaria de Deportes de Nacion,
Asociacion de Optimist Argentina, Federacion Argentina de Yachting