One Year On: Memories of Punta del Este arriving into home port

14 October 2020

This time last year, despite the cold evening and late hour, hundreds of local spectators, supporters and Yacht Club Punta Del Este representatives, lined the marina to welcome the Punta del Este team into its Host Port in true fiesta style.

We've been looking back at our favourite memories of that night and Punta del Este Skipper, Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez, has been reflecting on their special welcome as the team arrived into the Uruguayan city they'd be representing around the world.

Spanish Skipper Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez was treated like a local hero when his team arrived into Yacht Club Punta del Este. Here, he reflects on what it felt like to be greeted by the huge crowds who had gathered to see their new sailing heroes.

The team included two Yacht Club Punta del Este Ambassadors, sailing instructor Dario Rodriguez and Nano Antia. In the 2017-18 edition, Nano became the first Uruguayan to circumnavigate the globe in the Clipper Race.

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