Today racing finally got under way for the Star Class at the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta. This is the second stop for sailors competing in the ISAF World Cup. 3 races were run today to make up for the lost races yesterday that were not held due to a large storm that blew in over most of Florida.
Racing got started in 15kts that eventually died to less than 7kts later in the day. The key to doing well today was to be able to shift gears and keep the boat moving fast through the wide range of conditions. One of the boats that did this very well was the American team of Andy Horton and James Lyne, they always seemed to have a handle on the where the pressure was and were in phase with the shifts. Doing this they finished the second race almost half a leg ahead of the Argentinean team of Alberto Zanetti and Gustavo Warburg who sailed very well to finish in a distant second place.
Towards the end of the days racing a persistent right shift came in but there were still a few leftys coming down the course that fooled more than a few teams. These teams quickly found themselves on the wrong side of the constant righty. Even though this spread out the fleet a bit and mixed things up, if you take a quick look at the leader board, you will see that all the usual suspects are there. The Star class once again proves its status as a great boat because the cream will eventually rise to the top.
Phil Toth. Results.
|1||8156||Horton, Andy||Lyne, James||USA||2||1||3||6.00||1|
|2||8317||Melleby, Eivind||Pedersen, Petter Morland||NOR||1||11||2||14.00||2|
|3||8267||Mendelblatt, Mark||Von Schwarz, John||USA||8||8||1||17.00||3|
|4||8273||Szabo, George||peters, rick||USA||6||3||9||18.00||4|
|5||8250||Macdonald, Andrew||Sperry, Austin||USA||3||5||12||20.00||5|
|6||8278||Milner, Mike||Cheer, Roger||CAN||4||7||11||22.00||6|
|7||8376||Smith, Jud||Fatih, Brian||USA||5||4||19||28.00||7|
|8||8235||Johansson, Oskar||Hynes, James||CAN||11||14||5||30.00||8|
|9||8215||Allen, Bill||Nichol, Mike||USA||13||10||8||31.00||9|
|10||8263||Jorissen, Sander||veldhuizen, erik||USA||9||13||10||32.00||10|
|11||8404||Whipple, Larry||wolfs, mike||USA||17||9||7||33.00||11|
|12||8000||Anosov, Arthur||Dolan, Mark||USA||10||20||4||34.00||12|
|13||8077||Jennings, Jack||Sharp, Brian||USA||7||12||15||34.00||13|
|14||8169||Zanetti, Alberto||Warburg, Gustavo||ARG||15||2||18||35.00||14|
|15||8132||Kohlhas, Jock||Gesing, Adam||USA||19||15||6||40.00||15|
|16||8285||Diaz, Augie||prada, bruno||USA||12||6||25/DSQ||43.00||16|
|17||8107||Mckenzie, Paul||toth, philip||AUS||16||16||14||46.00||17|
|18||8217||Phinney, Mike||Balmert, Brad||USA||20||18||13||51.00||18|
|19||8238||McCorkell, Joe||Coleman, Ian||USA||14||17||20||51.00||19|
|20||8157||Rodriguez, Ernesto||Giannini, Christian||USA||18||21||21||60.00||20|
|21||8271||Cullen, Allan||Cullen, Rob||CAN||23||22||16||61.00||21|
|22||8336||O’Donnell, John||NGUYEN, HUY||USA||22||23||17||62.00||22|
|23||7750||Burmester, Jens||Mehlen, Markus||GER||21||19||23||63.00||23|
|24||8084||Teitge, Robert||Burgess, Rick||USA||24||24||22||70.00||24|