sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Melges 32 Miami Winter Regatta - All set for competitive racing
Melges 32 Miami Winter Regatta - All set for competitive racing

'Melges 32 Miami Winter Regatta 2014'    JOY - International Melges 32 Class Association ©
The 2014 Melges 32 Miami Winter Regatta is now officially open in Miami, Florida, supported by Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Melges USA. Thirteen world-class teams representing eight different countries have settled in and are now completely ready for three days of very competitive racing.

Adding benefit to training and tuning sessions and the official practice race lead by PRO Anderson Reggio, Dave Scott with North Sales and David Flynn with Quantum Sails spent time helping both inexperienced and advanced teams alike prepare for the challenges ahead.

'Today was just practice, so for the new teams we were able to come right up alongside of them and talk to them while they were racing. They got an immediate response to the slight changes and adjustments we would suggest. At the debrief, we showed comparisons and for the more advanced teams, they appreciate seeing the difference.' said Scott. 'A clinic is a great thing for any class to do as every team will walk away with something from it.'

'It's interesting to see some of the more accelerated teams at the clinic. They are the ones asking the most questions.' added Flynn. 'What we've tried to do over the last day is focus on gybes, douses or set-up with photos and edited videos. Certainly the least experienced teams were reaping the biggest benefits.'

Melges 32 Miami Winter Regatta 2014 -  JOY - International Melges 32 Class Association ©  
Complementing the on-the-water action are planned social activities and parties guaranteed to please. On Friday afternoon, apres racing Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima will pull out all the stops and host an incredibly, fun cocktail party at Monty's Restaurant. Great food and drinks will help teams wind down after an awesome first day of racing.

On Saturday afternoon, a Melges 32 dock party with beer and snacks will greet teams after racing. Later on in the evening, Jason Carroll's Argo Team will host a Cabana Party at the Delano Hotel to help teams chill and relax before the final day of competition.

The Miami Winter Regatta is event number two on the 2014 Winter Series circuit, and a build up regatta to the 2014 World Championship on December 1-7.

After an impressive win at Quantum Key West Race Week, Alec Cutler's hedgehog is currently in the Series lead. In second overall is Dalton DeVos on Delta, and Deneen Demourkas on Groovederci is third.

The Spring Challenge will place on April 4-6 marking the third and final Winter Series Event.

Full Entry List

1.) Jason Carroll/Cameron Appleton, Argo
2.) Edward Tillinghast/David Hughes, Dark N'Stormy
3.) Deneen Demourkas/Francesco Bruni, Groovederci
4.) Alec Cutler/Richard Clarke, Hedgehog
5.) Richard Goransson/Morgan Larson, Helly Hansen Inga From Sweden
6.) Dieter Schoen/Mark Weiser, MOMO
7.) Tony Buckingham/John Kostecki, Ngoni
8.) Joe Woods/Chris Draper, Red
9.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto, Robertissima
10.) John Kilroy/Paul Goodison, Samba Pa Ti
11.) Alessandro Rombelli/Tommaso Chieffi, STIG
12.) Chris Wientjes/Benz Faget, Stormvogel
13.) Keisuke Suzuki/Nicolai Sehested, Swing

Event Website


by Joy Dunigan


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=119701

12:12 PM Fri 28 Feb 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World



















International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT