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Melges 32 Gold Cup - Wild and windy day 1 in Ft. Lauderdale

'2012 Melges 32 Gold Cup'    © 2012 JOY

The first day of competition for the Melges 32 Gold Cup, hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida was ushered in by a steady 15-20 knots of breeze and monster seas. Italy's Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima 1 with Vasco Vascotto on tactics holds the overall championship lead after aquiring an impressive daily 2-2-3 scoreline. Eleven points behind and in second place, is Jason Carroll's Argo and tactician Cameron Appleton. Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda with Lorenzo Bressani as tactician complete the top three, one slim point behind Carroll.

Three races were completed with wind speeds not so much an issue as was the sea states. Big waves of 5-7 and occasional nine footers across the course made for challenging conditions and great downwind rides.

Race one winner, Joel Ronning on Catapult stunned the competition by taking the lead at the first top mark, then extending for the win. Tomasini Grinover grabbed a close second, while Carroll settled for third.

Lanfranco Cirillo's Fantastica came on strong to win race two, with Tomasini Grinover in second and Joe Woods' Red in third.

The last and final heat of the day seemed to come easy to Tomasini Grinover as he stood steadfast and strong to win. Steve Howe's Warpath finished second and Pozzi came third.

Weather forecasts call for much of the same on Saturday where three more races will be conducted.

2012 Melges 32 Gold Cup -  © 2012 JOY  

2012 Melges 32 Gold Cup -  © 2012 JOY  

2012 Melges 32 Gold Cup -  © 2012 JOY  

2012 Melges 32 Gold Cup -  © 2012 JOY  

2012 Melges 32 Gold Cup
Preliminary Cumulative Results


     

Bow

Sail Number

Yacht Name

Yacht Design

Owner/Skipper

Race
1

Race
2

Race
3

Total

Gold Cup Racing

 

One Design Division

   

Melges 32

   

1.

111

SUI 1

Robertissima 1

Melges 32

Roberto Tomasini Grinover

2

2

1

5.0

   
   

2.

128

USA 128

ARGO

Melges 32

Jason Carroll

3

7

4

14.0

   
   

3.

42

ITA 229

Bombarda

Melges 32

Andrea Pozzi

8

4

3

15.0

   
   

4.

12

USA 1215

Delta

Melges 32

Dalton DeVos

4

6

5

15.0

   
   

5.

2

ITA 212

Fantastica

Melges 32

Lanfranco Cirillo

9

1

6

16.0

   
   

6.

603

USA 32917

Warpath

Melges 32

Stephen Howe

10

5

2

17.0

   
   

7.

88

USA 2

Goombay Smash

Melges 32

William Douglass

7

10

8

25.0

   
   

8.

66

GBR 275

Red

Melges 32

Joe Woods

15/DNS

3

9

27.0

   
   

9.

77

RUS 13

Synergy GT

Melges 32

Valentin Zavadnikov

12

8

7

27.0

   
   

10.

15

USA 1315

Ninkasi

Melges 32

John Taylor

6

12

10

28.0

   
   

11.

321

SWE 321

Inga From Sweden 3

Melges 32

Richard Goransson

5

13

12

30.0

   
   

12.

134

USA 134

Catapult

Melges 32

Joel Ronning

1

15/DNF

15/DNS

31.0

   
   

13.

11

USA 211

Arethusa

Melges 32

Philip Lotz

13

9

11

33.0

   
   

14.

74

USA 174

Leenabarca

Melges 32

Alex Jackson

11

11

15/DNF

37.0

   

Melges 32 website


by Joy Dunigan

  

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