The Argentine boat califa won the one-ton yacht category race over the Olympic triangle off Rio de Janeiro on November 24.
GV PAN Boats in harbour, ZOOM IN CU "Califa", (Argentina), eventual winner.
SV Other yachts in preparations.
SV Yacht "Incas" sails.
SV Yachts, start of race.
SV Race in progress, leaders rounding first marker. (2 SHOTS)
GV & SV "Califa" (blue and white spinnaker) taking lead from "Linda" of Italy (sail No.9055 nearest camera).
SV "Sunstreaker" (Hong Kong) sail No.1088) in third place.
LV "Tiki" (Brazil) sail No.418 in fourth place.
GV Race in progress.
SV "linda" finishing head of "Sunstreaker".
SV "Tiki" finishing.
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Background: The Argentine boat califa won the one-ton yacht category race over the Olympic triangle off Rio de Janeiro on November 24. the Califa, sail-number A2111, finished the 27 nautical miles (50 kilometres) with 11.4 points. ahead of the Linda (white hull and sail number I9055) from Italy, which finished with 10 points. Third was the Sunstreaker from Hong Kong, with the striped hull sail number KH1088, on 9 points. Eleven yachts representing Brazil, Britain, Italy, Hong Kong and Argentina took part. Brazil took fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh places. Fourth was the Tiki (white hull, with green stripes, sail number BL418) on 8 points, fifth was Sargaco, (light blue hull, sail number BL177) on 7 points; sixth was the boat with sail number BL861 on 6 points and seventh was Winnetou, (white hull, sail number BL8602) on 5 points. The race was the Califa's first ever. Launched only last month, Califa was built and owned by skipper Arrebillaga. His crew included Alejandro Irigoyen, the youngest member, and Olympic champion in the 470 boat category. The Linda was owned by Raffaele Palma and crewd by participants of the 1983 Americas Cup competition. This year will be the last to permit yachts with a 9.16 metre (27.5 foot) rating. From June next year, the length is to be increased to 10.16 metres (30.5 feet.)