Please select your home edition
Edition
Predictwind - Iridium

Key West Race Week 2013 - Pozzi's Bombarda going strong

by Joy Dunigan on 24 Jan 2013
Melges 32 fleet at Key West Race Week 2013 © Max Ranchi Photography http://www.maxranchi.com
Key West 2013 provided bigger breeze conditions for the Melges 32 Fleet on Wednesday as Andrea Pozzi on Bombarda remained on top of the leader board while Vincenzo Onorato on Mascalzone Latino kept within striking distance at second place.



Pozzi exploded onto the scene, taking an immediate and aggressive stance to win the first race of the day. It's obvious that the big breeze conditions played to his best advantage. Joel Ronning aboard Catapult had a fantastic race placing second, while Keisuke Suzuki on Swing claimed third.



Jackson, a veteran Melges 32 owner, finally got his due as he won Race Seven in a potential full series of twelve. 'The conditions here in Key West were incredible today.' commented Jackson post racing. 'It was a beautiful day to be out racing. In the first race, we were off a little, but our sail combination in Race Two was perfect. And, I can't say enough about racing with Paul (Goodison). Tactically, Paul did a great job and put us right where we needed to be in order to win. We hope for more of the same tomorrow and Friday.' Pozzi finished second and Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino was third.



With seven races now complete and a discard in play, Pozzi has the lead, positioned three points ahead of Onorato, while Japan's Suzuki remains in third. Clearly, Pozzi is now on guard to protect the overall lead as Onorato and Suzuki remain within striking distance of the top spot.



Top Five Results (After Seven Races - Preliminary)

1.) Andrea Pozzi/Lorenzo Bressani, Bombarda; 1-[8]-6-1-6-1-2 = 17
2.) Vincenzo Onorato/Gabriele Benussi, Mascalzone Latino; 6-[10]-1-2-4-4-3 = 20
3.) Keisuke Suzuki/Chris Nicolson, Swing; 5-4-[8]-4-2-3-5 = 23
4.) Alex Jackson/Paul Goodison, Leenabarca; [11]-2-4-7-3-7-1 = 24
5.) Deneen Demourkas/Kelvin Harrap, Groovederci; 3-7-2-10-[11]-5-4 = 31

KZRaceFurlersNorth Technology - Southern SparsProtector - 660 x 82

Related Articles

J-Class Worlds – Day 1 shots by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from J-Class World Championship 2017 – Day 1 Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from J-Class World Championship 2017 – Day 1
Posted today at 6:42 am
Nice points jump for Facundo Olezza after U23 Finn Worlds opener
Facundo Olezza, from Argentina, made some sense of the chaotic wind conditions on the first day The only young sailor at the U23 Finn World Championship in Balatonfured with Olympic experience, Facundo Olezza, from Argentina, made some sense of the chaotic wind conditions on the first day to build a 13 point margin after three very tricky races were sailed.
Posted today at 6:14 am
J-Class Worlds - Day 1 action-shots by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery was on water at 2017 J-Class World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 1's action. Top international photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2017 J-Class World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 1's action.
Posted today at 5:17 am
AHIRW 2017 - D3 Cruising Video
In picture postcard conditions (for those of old enough to remember what postcards were) the Cruising fleet set out In picture postcard conditions (for those of old enough to remember what postcards were) the Cruising fleet set out under a light breeze after a delayed start from what was meant to be the long island race. We caught up with the fleet at the start and then again when they were sailing downwind with the spinnakers up. A very colourful sight!
Posted today at 4:41 am
Pulling G’s with Beneteau – Pt I
In a car, just the one G will have you straining at your seatbelt. In a car, just the one G will have you straining at your seatbelt. Over nine (+ve) in an aircraft, and without a G-suit, you will be unconscious. So at three G’s, and pulling no punches with them either, we not only enjoyed our opportunity to sit with Gianguido Girotti (G3), we got to learn a lot as well!
Posted today at 3:43 am
AHIRW 2017 Day 2 - Grace on the Water Video
Despite a quieter day on the water today, grace and elegance broke out on the start of the Cruising Class. Sit back and Despite a quieter day on the water today, grace and elegance broke out on the start of the Cruising Class. Sit back and enjoy as the old and the new showed that style is never out of fashion, even on the race course.
Posted today at 2:00 am
Clipper Yacht Race – Day 2, Race 1 – Strong tides divide fleet
Strong tides running North have divided the fleet tactically overnight, with the front of the pack heading close inshore The gap between first and last place has widened over the last 24 hours, with 68 nautical miles separating the teams and a group of four teams pulling away from the pack. At the top of the leader board is Unicef which has crept four nautical miles ahead of Visit Seattle this morning despite sitting in second place overnight.
Posted on 22 Aug
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Building on success
Pulses look set to race once again at the Mediterranean’s greatest festival of big boat competition. As usual, this year’s fleet will be grouped into classes depending upon several factors, including size, rating and racing capabilities. Within the smaller participating yachts, between 18.29 metres and 24.08 metres, the sub-division promotes close and fair racing under the prevailing handicap systems.
Posted on 22 Aug
Joshua one-design yacht to be inaugurated in 2022 Golden Globe Race
Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth aboard Suhaili on June 14. Moitessier followed 79 days later in steel ketch Joshua The 2018 race, set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Knox-Johnston’s victory in his traditional 32ft yacht Suhaili, has attracted 27 sailors from 14 countries to compete in similar type yachts between 32-36ft in length.
Posted on 22 Aug
Images from the Palermo-Montecarlo Race
Top international sailing photographer, Carlo Borlenghi was on the water to capture the Palermo-Montecarlo Race The XIII Palermo-Montecarlo Race, one of the most prestigious offshore races of the Mediterranean got underway yesterday. Top international sailing photographer, Carlo Borlenghi was on the water to capture the action.
Posted on 22 Aug