Simon Gomez-Ortiz of Colombia is the leader of the 2018 USSCA Youth North American Championship being raced on Lake Michigan sponsored by the Lake Bluff Yacht Club in Lake Bluff, IL, with Nicolas Marcos, Mexico, placing second and Alejandra Valdez, Mexico, and Bas Van der Gulik, Curacao, following closely in 3rd and 4th places, respectively. Darius Berenos, Curacao, is currently in 5th place.
Today's 5 races were held in medium somewhat shifty air -- 7-14 mph. The 13 Youth competitors -- 2 Colombians, 3 from Mexico, 1 from Puerto Rico, 4 from the USA, 1 Chilean, and 2 from Curacao -- split top finishes enough to make the competition exciting. The Race Committee is shooting for completing 3 more races tomorrow.