Please select your home edition
Edition
Mackay Boats

Melges 32 Caribbean Championship - Unpredictable Day 2

by Joy Dunigan on 28 Apr 2013
Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series, Caribbean Championship 2013 JOY - International Melges 32 Class Association http://melges32.com/
2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series (M32VISS), Caribbean Championship second day of racing commenced under rainy and very cloudy conditions. Despite the dismal forecast that basically predicted nothing but unpredictable and unstable air, PRO Hank Stuart and his dedicated Royal BVI Yacht Club Race Committee were determined to make it another great day of racing in Sir Francis Drake Channel.

For about two hours, while teams waited very patiently, the Race Committee shuffled to accommodate the oscillating breeze with absolutely no luck. More rain and weather off to the east of the islands was shutting down any possibility of steady breeze. Shortly thereafter, the Race Committee packed up and headed back in the direction of Peter Island, staking out the rest of the afternoon, hoping and praying for wind on behalf of the fleet. Meanwhile teams went back to the docks and chilled for lunch.

Another two hours passed before Stuart summoned teams back to the race course, in an effort to fire off at least one race. As teams made their way to the starting area, the breeze simply vanished. No more than three knots could be confidently reported, resulting in no racing.

Friday's results stand as is heading into Sunday's final day of racing.

The afternoon dock discussion was deep as what to do on Sunday. Everyone should remain close to the Official Notice Board Online as any amendments to the final day schedule, goal number of races and first warning time are yet to be confirmed.

Tonight teams are scheduled to enjoy one of the islands very best seafood buffets at Tradewinds Restaurant, located at Peter Island. BVI Premier Dr. Orlando Smith, members of the British Virgin Islands Tourism Board as well as individuals representing title sponsor OtterBox® will be joining the fleet for dinner.

As the fleet looks to the final day of the 2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series, everyone reflects on how much fun the fleet has had racing in the Islands over the last three months. There has been much conversation about how to make more racing in the Caribbean possible for the Melges 32. Check out this Exclusive Melges USA Interview with ringleader and Melges 32 Owner Jaime Torres on Smile and Wave. The fleet is flourishing in the Caribbean, in fact, the OtterBox® VISS is responsible for fueling the Melges 32 Caribbean fire!

Top three results (Preliminary - After three races)
1.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto, Robertissima; 1-4-1 = 6
2.) Dalton DeVos/Jonathan McKee, Delta; 3-1-5 = 9
3.) Jaime Torres/Alex Shafer, Smile and Wave; 5-2-2 = 9

Top three overall series ranking (After two events, three races)
1.) Roberto Tommasini Grinover, Robertissima = 296 pts.
2.) Dalton DeVos, Delta = 292 pts.
3.) Ryan DeVos, Volpe = 289 pts.

Full Results:

Melges 32

 

Bow

Sail Number

Yacht Name

Yacht Design

Owner/Skipper

Race
1

Race
2

Race
3

Total

1.

111

SUI 1

Robertissima 1

Melges 32

Roberto Tomasini Grinover

1

4

1

6.0

2.

12

USA 1215

Delta

Melges 32

Dalton DeVos

3

1

5

9.0

3.

40

PUR 11

Smile and Wave

Melges 32

Jaime Torres

5

2

2

9.0

4.

700

IVB 007

INTAC

Melges 32

James Mark Plaxton

2

3

6

11.0

5.

74

USA 174

Leenabarca

Melges 32

Alex Jackson

4

5

3

12.0

6.

18

USA 180

Volpe

Melges 32

Ryan DeVos

6

6

4

16.0

7.

113

PUR 113

SOCA

Melges 32

Luis Juarbe

7

7

7

21.0

Mariners Museum 660x82PredictWind.com 2014RS Sailing 660x82

Related Articles

New chapter for the New Caledonia Groupama Race
Four feeder races making up Sail Noumea 2018 and a change of date for the start of the 654 nautical mile race Sail Noumea organiser, Cercle Nautique Calédonien Yacht Club, is excited to announce its role as finish partner and host for four independant ocean races leaving Sydney Harbour, Auckland, Melbourne and Brisbane between late May and early June 2018.
Posted today at 10:36 am
Red Bull Youth America's Cup – More action shots by Studio Borlenghi
Britain grabs the title in the last-minute upset. Studio Borlenghi provided a gallery of images Britain grabs the title in the last-minute upset. Studio Borlenghi provided a gallery of images
Posted today at 10:09 am
Red Bull Youth America's Cup – Images by Studio Borlenghi
Britain grabs Red Bull Youth America's Cup title in the last-minute upset. Studio Borlenghi provided a gallery of images Britain grabs Red Bull Youth America's Cup title in the last-minute upset. Studio Borlenghi provided a gallery of images
Posted today at 9:58 am
Doyle Sails announce new ownership and global expansion
Doyle Sails New Zealand formally announced their ownership of Doyle Internationa Doyle Sails one of the global leaders in high performance sails as well as having a reputation for being proven innovators with new technology, has announced their next bold move to drive the Doyle business forward. The leadership team headed by Mike Sanderson and supported by David Duff and Richard Bouzaid from Doyle Sails New Zealand formally announced their ownership of Doyle International
Posted today at 6:49 am
MetreFest Newport 2017 - A success by any measure
Metre boat sailors from United States and Canada enjoyed a spectacular weekend of racing at MetreFest Newport 2017. Metre boat sailors from four corners of the United States and Canada enjoyed a spectacular weekend of racing at MetreFest Newport 2017. By all accounts, the inaugural regatta for International Rule sailing yachts, held in conjunction with New York Yacht Club’s 163rd Annual Regatta with support from Ida Lewis Yacht Club and Sail Newport was a huge success.
Posted today at 3:47 am
52 Super Series - Sled Supreme on Topsy Turvy opening day in Sardinia
The 52 Super Series fleet’s love-hate relationship with the coastal race discipline continues. The 52 Super Series fleet’s love-hate relationship with the coastal race discipline continues. Some days they are loved, most of all by those who have a good one. But correspondingly the bad days are often some of the darkest.
Posted today at 2:38 am
Azzurra narrows gap on Day 1 at Audi Sailing Week - 52 Super Series
Azzurra lengthens her advantage over her closest rivals while Sled wins the day followed by Alegre and Ran. The Audi Sailing Week 52 Super Series has begun. Azzurra lengthens her advantage over her closest rivals while Sled wins the day followed by Alegre and Ran.
Posted today at 1:37 am
Scheidt shows young guns the way at Kiel Week
Robert Scheidt has won his first qualifying race and after three races lies in third overall in the 49er Men’s fleet The Brazilian five-time Olympic medallist sits two points off the lead, currently held by young New Zealanders Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey, with Australia’s David Gilmour and Joel Turner in second overall after three heats. Sitting a point off the podium are the Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallists and local heroes, Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel.
Posted on 21 Jun
Light wind specialists shine at the Para World Sailing Championships
Light wind, tactical specialists came to the forefront on the opening day, as a challenging breeze tested the sailors. Two races were completed in the Open 2.4 Norlin OD, Men's Hansa 303 and Women's Hansa 303, all One Person Keelboats open to classified sailors with minimum disabilities.
Posted on 21 Jun
Audi Sailing Week TP52 Super Series– Coastal race images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi provided this gallery of images from coastal race Max Ranchi provided this gallery of images from coastal race
Posted on 21 Jun