District 20  Regatta Report

Mon Mar 8th, 2010 through Sat Mar 13th, 2010

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2010 Bacardi Cup

 

Video of Bromby/Liljedahl's mast breaking

Final results of five races sailed on March 8-13 at Miami, Florida. No racing on March 12 due to tornado warnings.

Diaz/Prada win First Race of the 2010 Bacardi Cup:
Accomplished Floridian Skipper Augie Diaz teamed up with Brazilian Crewmate and 2007 Star World Champion Bruno Prada to open the first day of the BACARDI Cup Star Class competition with a win. The day's victory by Diaz-Prada, which took place among a field of eighty-four vessels in a light easterly wind up to 5 knots, was the first in five days of Star Class sailing. The Star Class started the week long BACARDI Cup competition, which also doubled as the opening event to the first ever BACARDI Miami Sailing Week, a new addition to the celebrated eighty-three year old sailing tradition.

"I'm not sure we can keep this pace up, but winning today is very exciting and a big step in the right direction. Today, it was all about the guy I was standing next in Bruno. He was a magician out there and I made sure to not do anything to hold him back," comments Monday's Star Class victor Augie Diaz. "The real key to the win was how we were able to approach the marks. We also were extremely lucky in the fact that we didn't make the same mistakes that some of the other crews did out there. We're pleased with today, but know we have a lot more to do before we go all the way."

Skipper Jud Smith and Crewmate Brian Fatih were able to capture second place out on Biscayne Bay with Skipper Gustavo Lima and Rubrio Basilio from Portugal following close behind in third. Rounding out the top five, Rick Merriman and Crew Phil Trinter and Peter McChesney with Crew Shane Zwingelberg were able to solidify their positions in fourth and fifth place respectively for the first day.

Race Two: Light wind and a late start marked the second day of Bacardi Cup Star Class competition on Biscayne Bay with Skipper Rick Merriman and Crewmate Phil Trinter taking the overall top spot in standings with Brazilian Skipper Lars Grael and Crew Ronald Seifert securing the day's victory. In a session marked by a lot of movement and weak variable winds, the Grael-Seifert win was followed by a solid second place finish by Merriman-Trinter with Bermudan Skipper Peter Bromby and Crew Magnus Liledahl taking the third spot. Two more United States teams followed behind with Skipper Peter Wright and Crew Nathan Quist finishing fourth and Skipper Andy Horton and Crew James Lyne finishing out Tuesday's top five in the quest for the Bacardi Cup.

With a second place finish today and a fourth place finish yesterday, Merriman-Trinter were able to look sharp in the overall standings leading with the most points as the BACARDI Cup continues tomorrow on through Saturday, March 13th as the class headlining BACARDI Miami Sailing Week.

"The last two days have been real light and the wind shifts really haven't been that large, but they've really mattered. We found the pressure we needed and felt we had a good start to the day, which really helped along with a big gain in the second run," comments Skipper Rick Merriman. "It's been difficult out there, but luckily we've been able to stay consistent. We've really seen a lot of interesting movement because the conditions have been so light and shifty."

After two days of competition, overall standings include Merriman-Trinter as the current points leader with Horton-Lyne in second place. Stout-Peters is currently in third overall with McChesney-Zwingelberg in fourth and fifth place going to Team Melleby-Morland.

Race Three:
Skipper Andy Horton and Crew James Lyne edged up from their fifth place finish yesterday in the standings to secure the top spot Wednesday in the third day of Star Class sailing for the Trofeo Bacardi. Wind conditions increased slightly later in the afternoon to about a 10 knot high in a field that was spread out in comparison to the tight group yesterday. With three more days of Star Class sailing to go, Wednesday's midway point has U.S. Team Horton-Lyne in first place overall with Ireland's Skipper Peter O'Leary and Crew Stephen Milne taking second. Yesterday's leader, American Skipper Rick Merriman and Crew Phil Trinter faded slightly with a still solid third place finish today while Brazilian Skipper Lars Grael with Crew Ronald Seifort placed fourth and first day victors American Augie Diaz alongside sailing phenomenon Crew Bruno Prada came in fifth place overall to round out the top five.

"The breeze was light again today, but we're expecting the wind to become stronger later in the week with the weather. Today, the real challenge was getting over to the wind, which was tough today, but we managed to spring out of jail and really get out there," comments Skipper Andy Horton. "We're trying to approach this like any big regatta by really staying focused and not being too risky. This is a strong fleet of competitors and you have be careful. The breeze is supposed to pick up a bit later this week and we're going to continue to try to do our best and see where we are at Saturday."

Race Five:
Americans Rick Merriman and Phil Trinter controlled their destiny by winning the sixth and final day of Star Class sailing to cap their first ever Bacardi Cup. With strong gusty wind conditions puffing up to 24 knots on a clear sunny day, at least five Star Class masts were snapped off navigating strong winds including the contending Bermudian Peter Bromby. "We were right behind him (Bromby) until he broke his mast trying to jibe in one of the bigger puffs at the mark," explained Merriman. "Then the wind luckily backed off for us a little and we were able to survive the jibe and after that, we just focused on sailing conservatively."

With wind becoming an increasing concern early in the afternoon, the decision was made to not hold an additional Star Class race to make-up Friday’s cancellation due to windy weather.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 USA 8362   Merriman Rick   Trinter Phil   8362   LH   4.0 2.0 23.0 2.0 1.0 9
2 IRL 8261   O'Leary Peter   Milne Stephen   8261   ISOL   15.0 10.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 17
3 USA 8156   Horton Andy   Lyne James   8156   NB   8.0 5.0 4.0 6.0 5.0 20
4 CAN 401   Bjorn Tyler   Clarke Richard   401   Q   85.0 [BFD] 7.0 7.0 5.0 2.0 21
5 ITA 8266   Negri Diego   Colaninno Nando   8266   VE   13.0 20.0 12.0 1.0 6.0 32
6 BRA 8392   GRAEL LARS   SEIFERT RONALD   8392   Par   21.0 1.0 8.0 8.0 17.0 34
7 NOR 8317   Melleby Eivind   Morland Pedersen Petter   8317   NOR   10.0 11.0 17.0 9.0 4.0 34.0001
8 USA 8395   Maccausland John   Murphy Kevin   8395   CR   6.0 34.0 11.0 11.0 7.0 35
9 USA 8264   McChesney Peter   Zwingelberg Shane   8264   AN   5.0 12.0 14.0 10.0 16.0 41
10 POR 8276   Lima Gustavo   Basilio Rubrio   8276   Por   3.0 26.0 6.0 21.0 12.0 42
11 USA 8265   Wright Peter   Quist Nathan   8265   LS   19.0 4.0 10.0 18.0 10.0 42.0001
12 USA 8285   Diaz Augie   PRADA BRUNO   8285   BisB   1.0 21.0 9.0 26.0 19.0 50
13 USA 8361   Campbell Andrew   Nichol Brad   8361   SDB   20.0 85.0 [BFD] 3.0 14.0 14.0 51
14 POR 8309   Domingos Afonso   Melo Frederico   8309   CP   37.0 14.0 5.0 4.0 30.0 53
15 USA 8320   Reynolds Mark   Haenel Hal   8320   SDB   26.0 85.0 [BFD] 13.0 13.0 9.0 61
16 USA 8376   Smith Jud   Fatih Brian   8376   CA   2.0 47.0 22.0 19.0 20.0 63
17 BER 8272   Bromby Peter   Liljedahl Magnus   8272   ISOL   52.0 3.0 2.0 7.0 85.0 [DNF] 64
18 USA 8273   Szabo George   Von Schwarz JOhn   8273   SDB   14.0 85.0 [BFD] 27.0 12.0 18.0 71
19 USA 7828   Stout Will   Peters Rick   7828   SDB   7.0 8.0 50.0 85.0 [BFD] 11.0 76
20 CAN 8235   Johansson Oskar   Hynes James   8235   LOC   9.0 85.0 [BFD] 44.0 25.0 13.0 91
21 CAN 17   Line Terry   Scott Larry   17   WLOC   31.0 6.0 26.0 30.0 46.0 93
22 PUR 8267   Rodriguez Ernesto   Rodriguez Jeasus   8267   ISOL   12.0 17.0 46.0 85.0 [BFD] 29.0 104
23 GER 8256   Merkelbach Hubert   Bartel Gerrit   8256   UB   16.0 25.0 85.0 [BFD] 34.0 31.0 106
24 CAN 8278   Finch John   Cheer Roger   8278   LOC   33.0 24.0 30.0 85.0 [BFD] 21.0 108
25 SWE 8338   Johansson Mats   Moller Leif   8338   Kat   34.0 85.0 [BFD] 39.0 15.0 22.0 110
26 USA 8253   Brethorst Rick   Nichol Mike   8253   LS   35.0 40.0 20.0 23.0 32.0 110
27 USA 8269   Kohlhas Jock   McCallum Carroll   8269   CLIS   30.0 9.0 33.0 85.0 [BFD] 42.0 114
28 USA 8170   Londrigan Jr Tom   Cutting Steve   8170   LS   41.0 16.0 24.0 47.0 38.0 119
29 USA 8215   Allen Bill   Lichter Brad   8215   WH   85.0 [BFD] 19.0 32.0 37.0 33.0 121
30 USA 8250   Macdonald Andrew   Sperry Austin   8250   NH   64.0 28.0 15.0 85.0 [BFD] 15.0 122
31 CAN 8143   Cramer Brian   Johnston Matt   8143   WLOC   85.0 [BFD] 43.0 16.0 39.0 24.0 122
32 ITA 8242   Boggi Lucio   Lambertengui Serfio   8242   Gar   39.0 15.0 43.0 85.0 [BFD] 27.0 124
33 AUT 8369   Tomasini Grinover Roberto   Bahr Gunnar   8369   AU   27.0 31.0 18.0 50.0 53.0 126
34 AUT 8110   Nehammer Christian   Fendt Florian   8110   Att   67.0 50.0 34.0 17.0 26.0 127
35 SWE 7712   Carlson Philip   Carlson Gerhard   7712   Kat   17.0 36.0 49.0 29.0 51.0 131
36 USA 8072   Smith Doug   Moore Mike   8072   SBC   63.0 58.0 35.0 31.0 8.0 132
37 USA 8404   Whipple Larry   Strube Mark   8404   PS   11.0 18.0 31.0 85.0 [DNS] 85.0 [DNS] 145
38 GER 8130   Voigt Henning   Struve Dirk   8130   Aac   40.0 66.0 21.0 44.0 40.0 145
39 ITA 8373   Falciola Guido   Medolago Albani Federico   8373   FdAL   36.0 39.0 59.0 45.0 25.0 145
40 USA 8227   Gudat Patrick   Olson Kirk   8227   IR   18.0 64.0 28.0 46.0 55.0 147
41 BRA 8358   Almeida Guilherme   LAGOA MARCO   8358   SAN   85.0 [BFD] 63.0 38.0 16.0 34.0 151
42 ITA 8382   Irrera Renato   Cristaldini Corrado   8382   Pal   25.0 30.0 40.0 57.0 85.0 [DNF] 152
43 GBR 8025   Gimson John   Greig Ed   8025   SO   85.0 [BFD] 13.0 36.0 20.0 85.0 [DNS] 154
44 USA 7629   Woods Ken   Sheffer Scott   7629   CA   28.0 32.0 65.0 52.0 44.0 156
45 USA 8312   Herrmann Tony   Nielson Chris   8312   WLM   85.0 [BFD] 22.0 85.0 [BFD] 27.0 23.0 157
46 ITA 8183   Tamburini Antonio   Ricci Renzo   8183   SI   51.0 23.0 58.0 85.0 [BFD] 28.0 160
47 USA 8077   Jennings Jack   Koopman Fritz   8077   LS   23.0 85.0 [BFD] 67.0 24.0 47.0 161
48 USA 8000   Rowse Sam   Anosov Arthur   8000   Sun   38.0 51.0 51.0 36.0 37.0 162
49 USA 410   Vandermolen Jon   Ewenson Geoff   410   GL   85.0 [BFD] 33.0 25.0 22.0 85.0 [DNS] 165
50 CAN 8271   Cullen Allan   Cullen Rob   8271   EB   32.0 29.0 55.0 63.0 52.0 168
51 USA 8279   Bonanni Claude   Burgess Richard   8279   TaB   22.0 61.0 85.0 [BFD] 48.0 39.0 170
52 USA 7713   Fransen Benjamin   Noel Andy   7713   AN   24.0 35.0 61.0 51.0 61.0 171
53 USA 8036   Rickard Jack   Eadie Sam   8036   WH   53.0 37.0 42.0 55.0 41.0 173
54 USA 7620   De Couteau Derek   Martin Dave   7620   BI   46.0 85.0 [BFD] 56.0 38.0 36.0 176
55 CAN 7626   Passmore Mark   Bockler William   7626   WLOC   56.0 85.0 [BFD] 45.0 28.0 48.0 177
56 GER 7865   Lehnert Stefan   Menning Peter   7865   Brm   45.0 85.0 [BFD] 62.0 40.0 35.0 182
57 GER 7750   Burmester Jens   Kleine Friedrich   7750   ED   48.0 44.0 64.0 35.0 56.0 183
58 USA 8286   Anderson Karl   Morey Edward   8286   BH   50.0 54.0 37.0 85.0 [BFD] 43.0 184
59 USA 7741   Sternberg Ben   Brewester Phil   7741   CLIS   47.0 38.0 52.0 60.0 49.0 186
60 CAN 8094   Wendt Jerry   Macrae Cam   8094   WLOC   29.0 41.0 63.0 64.0 54.0 187
61 SUI 8329   Wyss Daniel   Urs Joss   8329   ZU   42.0 49.0 68.0 49.0 50.0 190
62 DEN 8066   Jensen Johnny   Schultz Micael   8066   DF   61.0 27.0 66.0 43.0 85.0 [DNS] 197
63 USA 7370   Emmet Rob   Avellon Guy   7370   AN   85.0 [BFD] 46.0 29.0 41.0 85.0 [DNS] 201
64 USA 8084   Teitge Robert   Dolan Mark   8084   DR   65.0 57.0 57.0 42.0 45.0 201
65 USA 8217   Phinney Michael   Balmert Brad   8217   SLE   49.0 52.0 47.0 58.0 85.0 [DNS] 206
66 ITA 8081   Mazzeo Giovanni   La Porta Lele   8081     55.0 42.0 73.0 54.0 59.0 210
67 USA 8238   McCorkell Joe   Coleman Ian   8238   AN   59.0 85.0 [BFD] 41.0 32.0 85.0 [DNF] 217
68 USA 8083   Chiarella John   Carlson Robert   8083   Sun   54.0 55.0 69.0 53.0 57.0 219
69 USA 7933   Vavilov Igor   Pavlov Konstantine   7933   NCB   60.0 45.0 70.0 62.0 58.0 225
70 USA 7963   Engel Bruce   Engel Steven   7963   CA   57.0 59.0 53.0 61.0 60.0 229
71 USA 8153   Pro Joseph   Pro Nicolaus   8153   WJ   68.0 67.0 48.0 56.0 63.0 234
72 USA 7964   Kohlermann IV Charles   Silverman Matt   7964   NCB   44.0 48.0 60.0 85.0 [DNS] 85.0 [DNS] 237
73 CAN 7930   Imai Jeffrey   Poole Greg   7930   LOC   58.0 65.0 54.0 66.0 85.0 [DNF] 243
74 USA 8321   Gesing Witold   Gesing Adam   8321   CLIS   85.0 [BFD] 62.0 19.0 85.0 [DNF] 85.0 [DNF] 251
75 USA 8148   Riley Arthur   Benson Scott   8148   GL   85.0 [BFD] 68.0 72.0 67.0 62.0 269
76 GER 7816   Schaefer Bernhard   Girr Fritz   7816     69.0 85.0 [BFD] 85.0 [DNS] 33.0 85.0 [DNS] 272
77 CAN 7520   Gagnon Andre   Despres Daniel   7520   Q   70.0 69.0 71.0 85.0 [DNS] 64.0 274
78 CAN 7434   Hendershot William   Shousha Rick   7434   Q   66.0 60.0 85.0 [DNS] 65.0 85.0 [DNS] 276
79 USA 7970   Hopkins Sam   Kaplan Bart   7970   AN   72.0 71.0 74.0 68.0 65.0 276
80 SUI 8085   Zimmermann Lorenz   Steffans Tobias   8085   LUV   85.0 [BFD] 53.0 85.0 [DNS] 59.0 85.0 [DNS] 282
81 CAN 7506   Marcotte Andre   Vranderick Alain   7506   Q   62.0 56.0 85.0 [BFD] 85.0 [DNS] 85.0 [DNS] 288
82 BAH 8406   Holowesko Mark   Hlowesko Wlliam   8406   N   43.0 85.0 [DNS] 85.0 [DNS] 85.0 [DNS] 85.0 [DNS] 298
83 USA 8295   Miller Stuart   Winthrop Jack   8295   LH   73.0 70.0 85.0 [DNF] 85.0 [DNS] 85.0 [DNS] 313
84 USA 8408   McNeil Kevin   Baltins Arnis   8408   AN   71.0 85.0 [DNF] 85.0 [DNS] 85.0 [DNS] 85.0 [DNS] 326

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