District 20  Regatta Report

Mon Jan 24th, 2011 through Fri Jan 28th, 2011

Podium at the Rolex MOCR. Photo by Rolex/Daniel Forster.

Podium at the Rolex MOCR. Photo by Rolex/Daniel Forster.

2011 Rolex Miami OCR

 

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Final Results of 10 races plus the medal race are below:

Reports by Barby MacGowan:
Day One: Held on Biscayne Bay annually since 1990, the Rolex Miami OCR is the second stop on the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup 2010-2011 circuit and is a key regatta in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Day Two: On Tuesday morning for the second day of racing, flags ashore stood straight from their staffs as sailors enjoyed up to 18 knots of breezes on Biscayne Bay, where seven race courses are accommodating 716 sailors in 13 classes. After two races in the Star class, Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada (BRA) hold their lead from yesterday, with Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen (SWE) five points behind. Scheidt is a five-time Olympic medalist while Loof is an Olympic medalist and a two-time world champion. "There is still a long way to go, but we are happy," said Scheidt. "The event has grown a lot since I was last here in 2006. The only top players we are missing here are Iain Percy (GBR) and Mateus Kusznierewicz (POL). We are ranked #1 but Percy is the current world champion, so he is the man."

Day Three: Things started out slowly this morning at US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR when all but one class was postponed ashore due to light wind that followed morning showers, but the entire fleet was back in action on Biscayne Bay by afternoon, with sunshine and fresh breezes to improve their day.

Andrew Campbell reported on the 3rd day's action: We had two lousy races to start both yesterday and today. Both days were slightly breezier in the first races and we put ourselves close to making a leap for the top 15 but caught bad breaks in both cases. Instead we settled for a 31, 20. Fortunately we were able to press the reset button and regroup for the second races of the days to put a 2, 1 on the scoreboard. If only we can put two races together tomorrow we’ll be right in the hunt! The last race yesterday we drag raced with Robert Schiedt and Andy Horton into the left side of the racecourse and were able to scrape past Andy, but in the fight for second let Robert and Bruno get away all by themselves. In the second race today, we were the boat all by ourselves. After a mid-line start we sailed the lifted tack for about 7 minutes and tacked on the first header of any significance. After another 8 minutes on port we had about a minute left on starboard and led around the first mark by 4 lengths. We extended on the run and never saw another boat after that. The race restored our faith that we’re doing the right things and need to continue to press on even if we have a shocker race. We’re quietly climbing up the leaderboard, currently standing in 10th.

Day Four report by Barby MacGowan: Brazil’s Robert Scheidt/Bruno Prada turned in an 11-12 today in breezes that were as low as four knots. “Not great scores, but a lot of top guys did even worse,” said Scheidt. “I should say we survived the day...we sailed too conservatively today; you had to be confident and take one side or the other, and we missed those decisions.”

Fredrik Loof/Max Salminen (SWE) took a tumble today, dropping down to seventh from second yesterday. The team finished 47th in race one, and used it as a throw-out, then added a 36th to their score line in the second race. With only one throw-out allowed, the second double-digit finish was a devastating blow.

Xavier Rohart (FRA) has been enduring a slow recovery from a biking accident, but at this regatta, he has hit his stride and is in second place now after today’s two races. He is an Olympic medalist and two-time Star champion. His crew is Pierre Alexis Ponsot, a Finn sailor.

Day Five report by Andrew Campbell:
What a wild and shifty day on Biscayne Bay today! We had 15-20 knots of chilly (by Miami standards) 50 degree temperatures as we hit the water for our 9am dock off. The blast reach out to the course took shorter than its normal six miles. The fleet was anxious to go and had a general recall in each start of the day followed by both races starting under black flag. The black flag means you are scored DSQ if you are over the line within a minute before the start. Unfortunately Ian and I followed our French competitors across the middle of the line just a hair early in the first race and even though we finished a decent 10th place in the race, it was all for nought. We had to rally hard in race two if we were going to qualify for the top ten and the medal race cutoff for Saturday. A bit more cautious under the black flag, we escaped into a 20 degree righty and were able to round the first top mark in 5th. A little slicing and dicing up the next beat and we rounded with a small lead that we could capitalize on into the finish. With a bullet we held on the scoresheet to 6th place with potential to move up in tomorrow’s race.

Medal Race Report by Barby MacGowan:
In the 57-boat Star class, Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada (BRA), who together won the Star Olympic Silver Medal in 2008, clinched their 10-race series and the Gold Medal here, winning today’s race and leaving the battle for the Silver Medal to Sweden, Canada and France. When Sweden’s Fredrik Loof/Max Salminen finished third today, they assured themselves the second spot on the podium, knocking Xavier Rohart/Pierre Alexis Ponsot (FRA) out of contention and leaving Richard Clark/Tyler Bjorn (CAN) to collect the Bronze.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Medal Total
1 BRA 8255   SCHEIDT ROBERT   PRADA BRUNO   8255   GuB   1.0 2.0 9.0 1.0 9.0 7.0 11.0 11.0 1.0 5.0 2 48
2 SWE 8387   Loof Fredrik   Salminen Max   8387   Bk   5.0 3.0 7.0 3.0 15.0 6.0 47.0 36.0 3.0 13.0 6 97
3 CAN 8361   Clarke Richard   Bjorn Tyler   8361   VI   6.0 6.0 6.0 9.0 6.0 16.0 5.0 7.0 18.0 38.0 20 99
4 FRA 8237   Rohart Xavier   Ponsot Pierre Alexis   8237   NI   7.0 7.0 1.0 6.0 7.0 5.0 9.0 43.0 15.0 30.0 14 101
5 USA 8267   Mendelblatt Mark   Fatih Brian   8267   TaB   4.0 4.0 18.0 10.0 14.0 58.0 [BFD] 2.0 5.0 30.0 16.0 4 107
6 USA 8423   Campbell Andrew   Coleman Ian   8423   SDB   17.0 14.0 31.0 2.0 20.0 1.0 15.0 6.0 58.0 [OCS] 1.0 10 117
7 USA 8273   Szabo George   Kleen Frithjof   8273   SDB   20.0 9.0 4.0 17.0 8.0 15.0 16.0 20.0 7.0 18.0 12 126
8 BER 8442   Bromby Peter   White Lee   8442   ISOL   14.0 13.0 5.0 14.0 21.0 13.0 40.0 15.0 10.0 15.0 8 128
9 GER 8414   Polgar Johannes   Koy Markus   8414   Ess   34.0 27.0 2.0 8.0 1.0 4.0 33.0 14.0 24.0 4.0 16 133
10 USA 8396   Horton Andy   Lyne James   8396   NB   13.0 5.0 17.0 5.0 12.0 21.0 26.0 24.0 6.0 22.0 18 143
11 BRA 8392   GRAEL LARS   SEIFERT RONALD   8392   Par   19.0 22.0 8.0 25.0 10.0 2.0 8.0 4.0 2.0 58.0 [DNE] --- 133
12 AUT 8437   Spitzauer Hans   Canali Massimo   8437   Att   18.0 10.0 15.0 16.0 11.0 24.0 31.0 8.0 4.0 27.0 --- 133
13 IRL 8418   O'Leary Peter   Burrows David   8418   ISOL   9.0 1.0 28.0 58.0 [BFD] 17.0 20.0 14.0 30.0 5.0 11.0 --- 135
14 CRO 8339   Lovrovic Marin   Mikulicic Sinisa   8339   Kv   22.0 19.0 27.0 11.0 4.0 19.0 48.0 17.0 8.0 8.0 --- 135
15 GER 8140   Schlonski Alexander   Sradnick Paul   8140   Ess   8.0 18.0 13.0 21.0 2.0 10.0 29.0 58.0 [OCS] 17.0 20.0 --- 138
16 USA 8362   Vessella Peter   Hagebols Rodney   8362   WSFB   15.0 23.0 24.0 18.0 29.0 8.0 17.0 10.0 11.0 21.0 --- 147
17 NOR 8317   Melleby Eivind   Pedersen Petter Morland   8317   NOR   24.0 21.0 3.0 12.0 39.0 9.0 37.0 23.0 16.0 9.0 --- 154
18 BRA 8397   Grael Torben   Ferreira Marcelo   8397   Gua   23.0 58.0 [OCS] 11.0 15.0 58.0 [BFD] 28.0 1.0 13.0 9.0 6.0 --- 164
19 ITA 8266   Negri Diego   Voltolini Enrico   8266   VE   58.0 [DNS] 16.0 12.0 58.0 [DNS] 3.0 17.0 21.0 22.0 28.0 2.0 -- 179
20 USA 8422   Merriman Rick   Von Schwarz JOhn   8422   LH   21.0 20.0 26.0 22.0 34.0 11.0 12.0 9.0 27.0 58.0 [BFD] --- 182
21 USA 8250   Macdonald Andrew   Nichol Brad   8250   NH   2.0 11.0 23.0 58.0 [BFD] 37.0 38.0 18.0 12.0 14.0 28.0 --- 183
22 USA 8188   Rodriguez Ernesto   Giannini Christian   8188   ISOL   12.0 25.0 10.0 37.0 47.0 12.0 20.0 2.0 34.0 34.0 --- 186
23 CAN 8427   Hebb Stuart   Wolfs Mike   8427   BisB   31.0 26.0 19.0 34.0 19.0 35.0 6.0 32.0 19.0 10.0 --- 196
24 USA 8320   Reynolds Mark   Baltins Arnis   8320   SDB   27.0 15.0 16.0 20.0 25.0 27.0 28.0 18.0 22.0 58.0 [BFD] --- 198
25 USA 8177   Smith Jud   Morey Ed   8177   CA   11.0 12.0 22.0 13.0 31.0 31.0 25.0 26.0 32.0 58.0 [DNF] --- 203
26 POL 8412   Grabowski Maciej   Lesinski Lukasz   8412   ISOL   10.0 8.0 25.0 58.0 [BFD] 22.0 32.0 3.0 35.0 12.0 58.0 [BFD] --- 205
27 USA 8067   HORNOS Tomas   GOTSULYAK Roman   8067   BH   28.0 58.0 [OCS] 20.0 28.0 41.0 23.0 22.0 1.0 23.0 24.0 --- 210
28 FRA 8270   Florent Guillaume   Rambeau Pascal   8270   VF   3.0 24.0 14.0 4.0 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 7.0 40.0 58.0 [OCS] 3.0 --- 211
29 UKR 8247   GUREYEV Vasyl   KOROTKOV Volodymyr   8247   Ukr   32.0 29.0 39.0 58.0 [BFD] 5.0 33.0 4.0 34.0 29.0 7.0 --- 212
30 AUS 7878   Taylor Graeme   Johnson Ian   7878   ISOL   30.0 38.0 38.0 58.0 [BFD] 18.0 30.0 44.0 3.0 25.0 14.0 --- 240
31 USA 8285   Diaz Augie   Oliveira Ubiratan Matos   8285   BisB   37.0 58.0 [DNS] 29.0 7.0 40.0 22.0 42.0 19.0 13.0 31.0 --- 240
32 SWE 8254   Carlson Philip   Peterson Benjamin   8254   Kat   16.0 35.0 30.0 32.0 13.0 34.0 13.0 44.0 31.0 36.0 --- 240
33 USA 8395   Maccausland John   Murphy Kevin   8395   CR   33.0 32.0 33.0 19.0 33.0 14.0 51.0 45.0 20.0 23.0 --- 252
34 USA 8000   Anosov Arthur   Kushnir Vitali   8000   SL   36.0 30.0 36.0 24.0 36.0 3.0 38.0 47.0 33.0 25.0 --- 261
35 USA 8410   Vandermolen Jon   Ewenson Geoff   8410   GL   25.0 17.0 34.0 29.0 24.0 58.0 [BFD] 10.0 29.0 58.0 [OCS] 58.0 [DNS] --- 284
36 ARG 8136   Warburg Gustavo   Smith Maximo   8136   OL   45.0 28.0 37.0 27.0 16.0 43.0 30.0 28.0 37.0 39.0 --- 285
37 BRA 8283   Brun Gastao   Kunze Gustavo   8283   BA   35.0 58.0 [DNS] 42.0 30.0 38.0 25.0 24.0 27.0 43.0 26.0 --- 290
38 SWE 8351   Lofstedt Tom   Lundgren Hakan   8351   RS   26.0 34.0 58.0 [DSQ] 31.0 35.0 18.0 45.0 58.0 [DNS] 38.0 17.0 --- 302
39 ITA 8242   Boggi Lucio   Lambertenghi Sergio   8242   Gar   40.0 44.0 46.0 36.0 26.0 29.0 50.0 31.0 47.0 12.0 --- 311
40 BRA 8391   Admar Gonzaga   Figueiredo De Freitas Alexandre   8391   Par   39.0 50.0 49.0 26.0 23.0 45.0 19.0 38.0 42.0 32.0 ---- 313
41 ITA 8313   Celon Nicola   Natucci Edoardo   8313   SG   29.0 31.0 21.0 23.0 58.0 [BFD] 26.0 34.0 58.0 [OCS] 35.0 58.0 [BFD] --- 315
42 SUI 8075   Chatagny Jean-Pascal   Ducommun Patrick   8075   G   52.0 37.0 40.0 44.0 28.0 58.0 [BFD] 23.0 25.0 40.0 35.0 --- 324
43 USA 8269   Kohlhas Jock   Burgess Richard   8269   CLIS   38.0 33.0 48.0 38.0 46.0 40.0 27.0 33.0 39.0 40.0 --- 334
44 SUI 7829   Niklaus Michel   Pulfer Serge   7829   G   43.0 48.0 35.0 35.0 32.0 36.0 32.0 42.0 36.0 44.0 --- 335
45 USA 8291   Swigart William   Beek Charles   8291   CLIS   46.0 36.0 51.0 45.0 44.0 37.0 35.0 21.0 45.0 29.0 --- 338
46 CRO 8280   Lovrovic Dan   Lovrovic Marin   8280   Kv   41.0 40.0 41.0 33.0 52.0 41.0 41.0 39.0 21.0 42.0 --- 339
47 USA 7741   Sternberg Benjamin   Brewster Phil   7741   CLIS   42.0 39.0 50.0 41.0 48.0 39.0 43.0 16.0 44.0 37.0 --- 349
48 USA 7620   DeCouteau Derek   Martin Dave   7620   BI   48.0 43.0 44.0 46.0 49.0 48.0 36.0 37.0 48.0 19.0 --- 369
49 USA 8404   McNeil Kevin   Zwingelberg Shane   8404   AN   47.0 42.0 47.0 58.0 [BFD] 30.0 51.0 39.0 49.0 26.0 58.0 [DNS] --- 389
50 USA 7747   Massey Donald   Trejo Rudolph   7747   CLIS   51.0 41.0 52.0 40.0 27.0 46.0 49.0 46.0 46.0 58.0 [BFD] --- 398
51 GER 7750   Burmester Jens   Mehlen Markus   7750   ED   50.0 45.0 43.0 43.0 43.0 42.0 46.0 48.0 41.0 58.0 [BFD] --- 401
52 USA 8084   Teitge Robert   Mike Nichols   8084   BisB   44.0 46.0 45.0 39.0 42.0 44.0 53.0 51.0 50.0 41.0 --- 402
53 USA 8217   Phinney Mike   Sambolin Alfredo   8217   SLE   53.0 49.0 53.0 58.0 [DSQ] 51.0 50.0 55.0 41.0 51.0 33.0 --- 436
54 ISV 8069   Foster John   Foster John P   8069   ISOL   58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [RAF] 47.0 45.0 47.0 52.0 50.0 49.0 43.0 --- 449
55 CAN 8271   Cullen Allan   Cullen Robert   8271   EB   49.0 47.0 54.0 42.0 50.0 49.0 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] --- 465
56 GER 8433   Babendererde Johannes   Jacobs Timo   8433   Moh   58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 32.0 58.0 [BFD] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] --- 496
57 USA !   Heitzinger Kent   Williams Daigh   USA 1   WLM   58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 54.0 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] 58.0 [DNS] --- 518

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