2022 SAMS is Open & Qualification Series is Complete
The 2022 Optimist South American Championship (SAMS) taking place from October 8 to the 15 and hosted by the Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil has opened and the qualification series is completed.
I65 sailors from 14 nations from North and South American are participating in the SAMS - ARG, BAH, BER, BRA, CAN, CHI, COL, ECU, GUA, PER, PUR, USA, URU, and VEN.
The Qualification Series consisted of 5 races taking place over the first two days of competition.
The Brazilian Team is dominating the leaderboard, demonstrating the home field advantage. At the end of the Qualification Series, 14 sailors out of the top 20 are from Brazil.
Top of the Leaderboard going into the Finals is Arther Back (BRA) with 7 points following by Finnegan Grainger (USA) with 14 points and Ricardo Essinger Backheuser (BRA) in third with 18 points.
Fourth to 10th overall are Wylder Smith (USA), Franco Sanchez (ARG), Felipe Strassburger (BRA), Eduardo Essinger Backheuser (BRA), Agustin Segovia (CHI), Joana Freitas (BRA) and top girl in the standings, and Breno Ramos (BRA).
The 2022 Optimist South American Team Racing Championship and Nations Cup took place today.
The Finals in fleet racing will continue for the last two days of the competition capped off with the closing ceremonies and prize giving.
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