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philly the kid

2 year-old Swedish meatball Philip Carlson (USA 000) shows nearly perfect port-tack form as he crosses the fleet on Day One of the Midwinters, the fourth event in the Star Winter Series.  Phil would be called OCS by about a foot without hearing the call on the radio, and in the ‘Battle of the Grommets” with 24 year-old Tomas Hornos in the no-drop regatta, Hornos now has a double-digit points lead over Carleson and 22 year-old US Finn stud Luke Lawrence.

2 boats lost rigs and a half-dozen more of the 24-boat fleet had various issues on a breezy day in Miami, and long time SA pal Stu Hebb leads by a point (if not for long) over Augie Diaz.

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