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Melges 32 Miami Championship - Classic Miami conditions

by Melges 32 Class Association on 3 Mar 2012
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012 Melges 32 Miami Championship day 1 delivered classic Miami conditions. A steady stream of plentiful sunshine and warmth, set the stage for three amazing races.

Leading the overnight charge is Japan's Keisuke Suzuki on Swing. Jason Carroll's Argo is seated second and John Porter on Full Throttle is third.


With his 'Good Winds' banner flying high above the course, Roberto Tomasini Grinover on Robertissima lashed out at the competition in the first race of the day, taking the right side upwind to round the weathermark in first. Carroll came on strong to round second, just ahead of Suzuki in third. As the three passed through the gate, they held position. For the final mark rounding, Grinover remained firmly in the lead, with Suzuki overtaking for second while Carroll slipped back to third. Mark Plaxton's INTAC rounded in fourth and Pieter Taselaar aboard Bliksem was fifth. Downwind, Suzuki remained determined to conquer the lead. Coming in strong and fast from the right, Suzuki snatched the victory rug right out from under Grinover a boat length ahead of the line to win. Grinover settled for second, Carroll came third.

The second race of the day proved to be a great success for Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino as he launched off the starting line to round the top mark in first with a substantial lead. Never once did he look back nor worry with contention from start to finish. Suzuki rounded in second, followed by Ryan DeVos' Volpe in third. Downwind, Onorato held on to the lead with Suzuki trying to chase him down. DeVos slipped to fourth giving up third to John Porter on Full Throttle at the gate. With Onorato extending his lead, Suzuki managed to hold onto second with DeVos reclaiming third. It wasn't long before the young DeVos put the ultimate moves on Suzuki grabbing second only moments from the finish.

After one general recall and a solid start, PRO Hank Stuart fired off the third and final race of the day. Alec Cutler on Hedgehog took immediate command of the fleet at the top mark with Michael Dominguez's Bronco in second, and John Taylor's Ninkasi in third. Alex Jackson's Leenabarca was fourth, Porter rounded fifth, and Suzuki lurked in sixth. Downwind Cutler held the lead, with Dominguez rounding almost dead even through the gate. At the final mark, they held position with Suzuki moving up for third. It was a fight to the finish, with Suzuki coming from behind to take the lead from Cutler to win. Cutler settled for second and Dominguez took third.

Three additional races are planned for Saturday.





      1. 233 JPN 233 Swing Melges 32 Keisuke Suzuki 1 3 1     5.0
      2. 28 USA 128 Argo Melges 32 Jason Carroll 3 7 5     15.0
      3. 49 USA 49 Full Throttle Melges 32 John Porter 11 4 4     19.0
      4. 700 IVB 007 INTAC Melges 32 Mark Plaxton 4 6 10     20.0
      5. 74 USA 174 Leenabarca Melges 32 Alex Jackson 8 9 6     23.0
      6. 1 BER 1 Hedgehog Melges 32 Alec Cutler 17 5 2     24.0
      7. 13 USA 13131 Samba Pa Ti Melges 32 JOHN Kilroy 10 8 7     25.0
      8. 134 USA 134 Catapult Melges 32 Joel Ronning 7 10 13     30.0
      9. 21 ITA 2121 Mascalzone Latino Melges 32 Vincenzo Onorato 14 1 16     31.0
      10. 603 USA 32917 Warpath Melges 32 Stephen Howe 6 13 14     33.0
      11. 18 USA 180 Volpe melges 32 Ryan DeVos 15 2 18     35.0
      12. 0 USA 184 Bronco Melges 32 Michael Dominguez 21 12 3     36.0
      13. 12 USA 1215 Delta Melges 32 Dalton DeVos 9 20 9     38.0
      14. 111 AUT 1 Robertissima 1 Melges 32 Roberto Tomasini Grinover 2 16 22     40.0
      15. 15 USA 1315 Ninkasi Melges 32 John Taylor 16 14 12     42.0
      16. 206 USA 206 Ramrod Melges 32 Rodrick Jabin 18 11 21     50.0
      17. 2 ITA 212 Fantastica Melges 32 Lanfranco Cirillo 20 19 15     54.0
      18. 57 USA 157 Mojo Melges 32 Steve Rhyne 24 23 8     55.0
      19. 33 USA 201 Heartbreaker Melges 32 Robert Hughes 19 25 11     55.0
      20. 208 USA 208 Celeritas Melges 32 Malcolm Gefter 13 18 24     55.0
      21. 11 USA 211 Arethusa Melges 32 Phil Lotz 12 21 23     56.0
      22. 66 GBR 275 Red Melges 32 Joe Woods 25 15 17     57.0
      23. 4 USA 169 Bliksem Melges 32 Pieter Taselaar 5 27/DNS 27/DNC     59.0
      24. 126 USA 126 Flat Stanley Melges 32 T. Sheehan / T. McSweeney 22 17 20     59.0
      25. 77 USA 77 Uno Melges 32 Hasip Gencer 23 24 19     66.0
      26. 130 USA 130 Element Melges 32 Jim Grundy 26 22 25     73.0



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