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OCR, Melges IC37 – Newport Race Week – Day 3 – Checkout the Video Summary of the Day, including an Interview on the Americas Cup


Yesterday, the ORC fleets did their Coastal Races in perfect sailing conditions, while the Melges IC37 completed three additional round-the-buoy races on the outer circle at the Newport Race Week. —– The leading OCR1 trio finished on top of the long-distance race as well, and the interim rankings before the last two or three races of today remain unchanged: The TP52 Vesper of David Team, Newport Beach, CA, USA, is still in the lead just one point ahead of the Botin 52 Fox of Victor Wild, San Diego, CA, USA. Bella Mente, the Maxi 72 of Hap Fauth, Naples, FL, USA, remains on 3rd with a 12 point backlog. —– No change on top of the ORC2 with the Swan 42 Impetuous of Paul Zabetakis, Jamestown, RI, USA, winner of the day, on the first rank overall, 2 points ahead of the J/109 Leading Edge of William Sutton, Houston, TX, USA. The Farr 30 Das Blau Max of Cory Sertl, Jamestown, RI, USA on the 3rd place is now 21 points behind. —– In Melges IC37, the dominator of Thursday, Waka Jawaka of Michael Goldfarb/Laura Grondin, Seattle, WA, USA, had a bad day (ranks 8/8/5) and dropped on rank 4. Christopher Culver on Blazer II is now the clear leader 9 points ahead of Pacific Yankee of Drew Freides /Bill Ruh, Los Angeles, CA, USA, best of the day (1/1/3), and up from 4th to 2nd. Qubit of Chris Lewis, Seabrook, TX, USA, now on 3rd, is another 2 points back. —– The results, the event Facebook page with reports and photos, the event website, and the video summary of day three, including a very informative interview with Hap Fauth on the situation of the American Magic Syndicat, preparing for the Americas Cup Challenge in Auckland NZL, where the launching of the second AC75 boat named Patriot is scheduled in the first half of October! —– A full-lenght video of the day is also available.