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Melges 32 World Championships - Kilroy takes lead on Day 4

by Joy Dunigan on 29 Sep 2012
Melges 32 World Championship 2012 Day 4 © JOY / IM32CA http://melges32.com/
On the Melges 32 World Championship fourth day, hosted by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), an additional three races were completed. John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti, with tactician Paul Goodison delivered a 1-2-8 punch to take the lead, five points ahead of Alec Cutler on Hedgehog with Richard Clarke on tactics in second. Steve Howe's Warpath with tactician Morgan Larson is currently seated third.

Kilroy's stance on day four of Worlds was focused and strong. He blasted off the line in race one and two (races seven and eight in the series of ten) extending on the first beat. In race one, Kilroy maintained a lead of more than a minute and a half at the finish line. In the second race of the day, he trailed game winner Pieter Taselaar on Bliksem by a few moments. An eighth place finish in race nine secured an overnight lead of the World Championship.

Race three proved to be challenging for every player, with the exception of Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino with Nathan Wilmot as tactician as he too was able to get out front in the shifty breeze and rain maintaining position for the win. Benjamin Schwartz's Pisces came on strong to take second. Roberto Tomassini Grinover on Robertissima was third.

Saturday marks the final day of competition. One race remains with a start at 11.00.

Top Ten Results (As of Tuesday, September 25, after two races)
1.) John Kilroy/Paul Goodison, Samba Pa Ti; [20]-8-1-12-1-1-1-2-8 = 34
2.) Alec Cutler/Richard Clarke, Hedgehog; 5-[7]-2-4-7-6-4-4-11 = 39
3.) Steve Howe/Morgan Larson, Warpath; 2-[15]-4-7-8-3-8-3-12 = 47
4.) Benjamin Schwartz/Chris Rast, Pisces; 4-1-[19]-2-4-13-11-14-2 = 51
5.) Pieter Taselaar/Nick Thompson, Bliksem; 7-[16]-6-11-5-11-7-1-9 = 57
6.) Vincenzo Onorato/Nathan Wilmot, Mascalzone Latino; 12-2-13-[19]-19-7-6-5-1 = 65
7.) William Douglass/Chris Larson, Goombay Smash; 3-3-12-[29]-9-9-3-21-7 = 67
8.) Andre Pozzi/Gabriele Benussi, Bombarda; 1-6-9-3-2-26-21-6-[30] = 74
9.) Roberto Tomasini Grinover/Vasco Vascotto, Robertissima; 6-[21]-5-20-3-14-16-9-3 = 76
10.) Andy Lovell/Steve Benjamin, Rougarou; 14-5-16-13-6-4-[30]-15-16 = View Full Results




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