sail-world.com -- 2013 Miami Winter Series to be ushered in by 40+ Melges 20 fleet
2013 Miami Winter Series to be ushered in by 40+ Melges 20 fleet
Thu, 6 Dec 2012
The opening warning signal for the 2013 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series, hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club (GCSC) is just moments away from grand commencement. In anticipation of yet another forthcoming banner racing season, 42 impeccable, world-class teams have assembled in warm Miami, Florida to race the three-day affair.
Of the more than 40 teams scheduled to attend, the vast majority of the fleet call the USA home representing California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington DC. Canada has witnessed incredible fleet growth and is perfectly defined by the nine teams present in Miami. 2011 Gold Cup Champion Alessandro Rombelli on Stig is the only Italian entry. Mark Plaxton on Intac proudly represents the British Virgin Islands.
Registration, practice, regatta preparation and opening ceremonies happen on Thursday, December 6, with racing taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (eight races are scheduled). Great social activities are planned once back onshore at CGSC. In particular, on Friday, December 7, Melges USA's Andy Burdick and Harry Melges will be providing a fun and informative de-brief after racing.
Full Entry List:
1.) Brian Hill, Atlas 2.) Michael Kiss, Bacio 3.) Jim Richardson, Barking Mad 4.) Rhonda Joyce, Batteries Not Required 5.) Henry Demone, Bella Rena 6.) Pat Eudy, Big Booty 7.) Jon Messenger, Black Sheep 8.) Roland Vandermeer, BLAST! 9.) John Brown, Blind Squirrel 10.) John Arendshorst, Blink 20/20 11.) Erwyn Naidoo, Bohica 12.) Marcus Eagan, Cajun Underwriting 13.) Rob Wilber, Cinghiale 14.) Tate Russack, Diesel 15.) Danny Shea, Diamante 16.) David Pollock, dp 17.) Tony Tabb, Elevation Racing 18.) Erik Wulf, Endorphin 19.) John Kimura, Evoked Potential 20.) Tom Kasberg, Flygfisk 21.) Marc Hollerbach, Fu 22.) Mark Plaxton, INTAC 23.) Brian Henke, Know Name? 24.) Daniel Theilman, Kuai 25.) Travis Weisleder, Lucky Dog/Gill Race Team 26.) Kent Haegar, Mach Schnell 27.) Thomas Bowen, No Name Yet 28.) James Wilson, Oleander 29.) Paul Reilly, Red Sky Sailing Team 30.) John Kilroy Jr., Samba Pa Ti 31.) Sean Scarborough, Rhino 32.) Richard Davies, Section 16 33.) Russell Lucas, Shimmer 34.) Wes Whitmeyer, Slingshot 35.) Jim Pearson, Slippery 36.) Alessandro Rombelli, STIG 37.) Rob Butler, Touch 2 Play 38.) Tom Ritter, Tramp 39.) Erik Post, Uno Mas 40.) Andy Rasdal, Valkyrie 41.) Clay Broussard, Velocity 42.) Paul Currie, Wild Deuces
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