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2013 Miami Winter Series to be ushered in by 40+ Melges 20 fleet

by Joy Dunigan on 6 Dec 2012
Audi Melges 20 fleet action during 2011 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 3 2011 JOY | International Audi Melges 20 Class Association © http://www.melges20.com
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 Miami Winter Series website
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