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Yacht Club Argentino

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Yacht Club Argentino was founded on July 2, 1883, making it the oldest yacht club in Latin America. It has 3,855 members who enjoy the club’s four locations (Buenos Aires, San Fernando, and two in Mar del plata). The YCa, along with other international clubs, played an integral role in founding the International Yacht Racing Union (now the International Sailing Federation) in 1907. The YCA organizes the most important Latin American championship, with more than 500 boats including one-designs from Optimists to Soto 33s. The club also organizes major offshore races such as Buenos Aires-Rio, South Atlantic Rolex Cup, and Buenos aires-Mar del plata. among its current members are olympic medalists Juan de la Fuente, Javier Conte, and Lucas Calabrese.

Skipper: Paulo Cosentino
Yacht: Better Than

The YCA afterguard combination, skipper Paulo Cosentino and tactician Nicolas Goulu, returns to Newport hoping to improve upon their 10th place finish in the 2011 Invitational Cup. Cosentino is a product of Argentina’s olympic development pathway and has won numerous national championships. Goulu is a veteran big-boat tactician with wins in the IMS argentine Championship and the Rolex South atlantic Race. To prepare for the 2013 regatta, the team is sailing a Soto 40, a fast one-design keelboat with a strong fleet in South America. The team is also utilizing the skills of former Olympian and current olympic coach Alejandro Irigoyen.