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Bora Gulari and Jeremy “Troll” Wilmot are quickly proving that their victory at the hotly contested Lake Geneva M24 Nationals in October was no fluke, with an incredible five bullets in five races at Quantum Key West for their West Marine/New England Ropes branded Melges 24. Gulari may not have a 50-boat fleet or the Joe Flys, Audis, and Uka Ukas to contend with, but sticking it to perennial superstars (and multiple KW champs) Flavio Favini/Matteo Ivaldi on Blu Moon and tough characters Alan Field/Steve Hunt on WTF certainly ain’t easy. With very light air forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, it’ll be tough to keep up this level of dominance, and we’ll have more from the team shortly.

Other all-bulleters at the 112 boat event so far are hardcore anarchists Deneen Demourkas (Groovederci F30) and former M32 skipper Joe Woods (RED) in the new Farr 400, and Niklas Zennstrom’s awesome Ran laying the wood to a weak mini-maxi 3 boat fleet. Check out the thread for more info, and have a look at Photoboat’s KW page and blog for more lovely shots like this one from the equally lovely Daniela Clark.