SIXTEEN 420 TEAMS LINE-UP AT BRAZILIAN YOUTH CUP
Sixteen of Brazil's top 420 teams took to the race track off Veleiros do Sul, Porto Alegre for the Copa da Juventude 2019 or Junior Youth Cup from 5-10 February 2019.
The eight race series unfolded into a tussle for victory between three teams, Bernardo Peixoto Pereira/Marcos Mariutti Arndt, Stefano Motta Geronimi/Felipe Szundy Berardo and Marina Roma da Fonte/Marina Arndt. Between them, they wrapped up each race win and early on had estabished themselves on a points advantage over the chasing pack.
At the halfway stage, Stefano Motta Geronimi/Felipe Szundy Berardo had the advantage, but 3 races later and going into the podium decider the pair found themselves on tiebreak with Bernardo Peixoto Pereira/Marcos Mariutti Arndt. The two teams duelled it out around the track, with ultimately the race win and the gold medals going to Bernardo Peixoto Pereira/Marcos Mariutti Arndt. Third and top women's team to Marina Roma da Fonte/Marina Arndt, sitting on a significant 12 point advantage over the fourth placed team.