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Stars descend on Fort Lauderdale for 5th Melges 32 Gold Cup

by Joy Dunigan on 30 Nov 2012
The start of race two - Day 3 Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta 2011 JOY / IM32CA http://melges32.com/
The 2012 Melges 32 Gold Cup will be pitting some of sailing's biggest stars in a three-day action-packed race from Nov. 30 to Dec.2 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Reigning USA Sailing Series titlist Steve Howe is set to defend his Gold Cup title against a field of top-notch participants, which includes former Audi Sailing Series Champion Lanfranco Cirillo and 2011 World Champion William Douglass.

Reigning USA Sailing Series Champ and Gold Cup defender Steve Howe on Warpath is back, looking to stake his claim on another big win. All hot competition bets are on Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda, former Audi Sailing Series Champion Lanfranco Cirillo on Fantastica, National Champion Jason Carroll on Argo and 2011 World Champion William Douglass on Goombay Smash.

The three day event starting on Friday, will also feature the highly-anticipated Take A Junior Sailing Day, a truly golden opportunity for the who's who of youth sailing in the USA to ride aboard and race the rocket-powerhouse Melges 32. This worthwhile junior effort is one that Melges 32 owner's look forward to every year.

Full Entry List:

1.) Phil Lotz/Jeremy Wilmot; Arethusa
2.) Jason Carroll/Cameron Appleton; Argo
3.) Andrea Pozzi/ Lorenzo Bressani; Bombarda
4.) Joel Ronning/Steve Hunt; Catapult
5.) Dalton DeVos/Jonathan McKee; Delta
6.) Lanfranco Cirillo/Michele Paoletti; Fantastica
7.) William Douglass/Chris Larson, Goombay Smash
8.) Richard Goransson/Hamish Pepper; Inga From Sweden
9.) Alex Jackson/Richard Clarke; Leenabarca
10.) Vincenzo Onorato; Mascalzone Latino
11.) John Taylor/Andy Horton; Ninkasi
12.) Joe Woods/Rob Greenhalgh; Red
13.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto; Robertissima 1
14.) Valetin Zavadnikov-Leonid Lebedev/Tomasso Chieffi; Synergy GT
15.) Steve Howe/Charlie Ogletree, Melges 32 website
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