2016 Chiloe Regatta

2016 Chiloe Regatta

The racing season in Chile starts now for their 35-boat J/105 fleet in the northern part of the country, and in a few months around half of them are trucked south to Puerto Montt for racing in their summer series, culminating in the medium-distance races of the seven-day Chiloe Regatta on January 23-30, 2016. Arbitrage is going and has chartered a local boat. Since this is through an archipelago with stops each evening at a different island, each team charters a cruising boat to follow along, with comfortable accommodations and dining on board. You fly into Puerto Montt around January 18, pick up the boat and cruise for two days to Castro where the regatta starts this year. The regatta ends back in Puerto Montt on January 30. Some people stay longer for a vacation to the south in the national parks, or up north to visit wine country. Anyone interested should reach out to the local fleet secretary Martin Baeza at mbaeza@procasa.cl if they want to do the same, or wait until we report back and then go in 2017! The regatta website is www.regatachiloe.cl.   Video

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