February 18-26 – The Central and South American Laser Championship 2017 was held at Club Nauticó in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
From February 18-21, the 69-boat Laser Radial fleet competed in difficult conditions throughout 10 races. Youth world champion Juan Videla (ARG) finished in first with 45 points, followed by Olympian Lucía Falasca (ARG) with 54 points, and U-19 Luciana Cardozo (ARG) with 60 points.
Laser Standard and 4.7 races were held February 23-26 in lighter conditions totaling 9 races.
In the 43-boat Laser Standard division, three-time Olympian Julio Alsogaray (ARG) took first place with 30 points, U-21 Francisco Guaragna Rigonat (ARG) finished second with 38 points, and Juan Ignacio Biava (ARG) completed the podium with 47 points.
The Laser 4.7 division of 37 boats was championed by Andrey Godoy (BRA) with 32 points, followed by youth world champion Lola Moreira Fraschini (URU) also with 32 points, and U-18 Ivan Luppi (ARG) finished third with a close 35 points.