Simon Gomez Ortiz Wins North American Championship 2018

The Colombian sailor, Simon Gomez Ortiz, who recently achieved the Sunfish Youth North American Championship 2018, is the talk of the town. He continued his victory skills as he topped the 69 boat fleet to achieve the Sunfish North American Championship held on August 2 to 4 at Lake Michigan in Waukegan. He showed his best performance this year in the regatta which was sponsored by the Lake Bluff Yacht Club.

The regatta sailed on the beautiful Lake Michigan and it was a great sight to watch. The 2 day competition had distinct weather conditions which include 12 to 15 knot winds along with a short chop to mild air with flat seas. The weather conditions continued to vary all through the event. There were light and shifty winds in addition to various sea conditions. In all 9 races which took place with 1 throw-out regatta, Simon was consistent in accumulating a total of 46 points. However the top 3 were achieved by Annie Haegar with 52 points from the US and Mexico’s Hector Guzman of Mexico.

In this year, the regatta saw sailors from 9 countries with 16 states of the US. It was good to see so many sailors across many countries gathering to take part in the regatta and show their best sailing performance to the world. The regatta Columbia, Mexico and USA were qualified for Pam Ams Games 2019 which would take place in Peru. In addition, there were other trophy winners in the regatta which included Georgia’s Eric Oetgin as top master and Wisconsin’s Mark Kastel as top Grand Master. They are over 40 years and 60 years respectively. All in all, the regatta was a successful one and Ortiz showed his stunning performance to achieve victory. He made his country proud and his supporters were overjoyed as he won the North American Championship 2018.