Mitsubishi Sailing Cup Results in Brazil
North-powered boats took the top 13 spots at the recent Mitsubishi Sailing Club in Brazil at the end of June. Gonzalo Ramos Vertiz, North Sails sail designer for the Soto 40 class and mainsail trimmer on board Patagonia
commented, "as a member of the crew, I am very happy with the result.
This is a project that started many years ago in which all the crew put a
lot of effort and this is an excellent reward for those who have been a
part of it," Vertiz said. "Juan Garay and I have worked race after race
together on improving the Soto 40 North Class Sail Development (CSD)
sails and with the top 13 boats racing with them at the Mitsubishi
Sailing Cup in Brazil, clearly they have become the preferred choice
among Soto 40 sailors."
1. Patagonia (ARG) - 24
2. Pisco Sour (CHI) - 25
3. Iberdrola (ESP) - 32 *
4. Crioula (BRA) - 36
5. Mitsubishi Motors (CHI) - 36
6. Lancer Evo (BRA) - 37
7. Movistar (CHI) - 42
8. Claro (CHI) - 45
9. Carioca (BRA) - 47
10. Santander (CHI) - 50
11. Entel (CHI) - 53
12. Mitsubishi / Energisa (BRA) - 62
13. Pajero / Gol - 89
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The North Sails Class Sail Development (CSD) has been heavily involved
in the Soto 40 class since its inception in 2009 in South America . We
are continually racing in all the Soto 40 events, testing our sails ,
assisting our customers to learn how to get the most from their boats
and making improvements that keep North customers in the lead. We have
develop very complete tuning guides and are updating them constantly as
the Soto 40 becomes more and more competitive . North Sails has
invested more time testing and developing the sails for the Soto 40
than all other sailmakers combined.
Soto 40 CSD sails are made with the most advanced materials and
manufacturing technology in the industry. We also work together with
the Class and M- Boats to create the best sails for your complete Soto
40 package. CSD sails are not only at the top of the class; they are
the most popular sails in the class. Soto 40 CSD has also compiled
expert tuning tips to optimize sails, boat and crew so that you can get
those extra points that make the difference.
Boats powered with North CSD sails have won the most important regattas
of this new and exciting Class, and we look forward to many more as the
class continues to grow rapidly . North CSD sails have always been the
sail of choice in South America , and as the Soto 40 class continues to
grow in Europe and Asia , North Sails continues to be a leader in
material and design development.
runs North Sails in South America and is an active sailor in one design
and offshore racing. With an offshore racing background that starts in
the late 1970's, he has competed at an international level in IOR, IMS
and IRC and has won many world titles and prestigious international
regattas in boats ranging from the old Quarter Tonners to Maxi Yachts.
He is one of the founders of the Soto 40 class and actively races
onboard a Soto 40.
Gonzalo Ramos Vertiz
(left) is a young and talented sail designer from North Sails South
America and has been dedicated to the Soto 40 Class since its inception
a few years ago . He has designed all the sails and worked together
with Juan Garay improving the 2011 designs after the Soto Sail Test
that was conducted in December 2010 . He is actively racing as mainsail
trimmer in several boats.