Please select your home edition
Edition
C-Tech

Miami Sailing Week Melges 24 - Razor sharp performance

by Melges 24 Class Association on 9 Mar 2012
Blu Moon - Melges 24 - Bacardi Miami Sailing Week © JOY / U.S. Melges 24 Class Association http://www.melges32.com
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) day one for the 20+ strong Melges 24 fleet was nothing short of spectacular.

Thanks to Bruce Golison, and his superior race management team and Coconut Grove Sailing Club's impeccable racing staff, Melges 24 teams enjoyed three races filled with thrilling downwind rides that exceeded every on-the-water expectation.

Former America's Cup helmsman Flavio Favini at the helm of Franco Rossini's Blu Moon handed down a razor sharp 2-1-1 performance to lead the fleet over Ireland's Conor Clarke with Nathan Wilmot driving Embarr. Rounding out the top three was Riccardo Simoneschi's Audi.

The Melges 24s kept spectators on their feet as they ripped up and down the course, making for great displays of speed and fun. Today's partly sunny, shifty and very breezy conditions provided the perfect playground for the class' biggest and most ferocious sportboat speed demons.

The top five players, which also included Kristen Lane's Brickhouse 812 and Alan Field's WTF really put on a show.

More breeze and an additional three races are scheduled for Friday. The points spread is very tight with Favini ahead by a very slim margin — interpretation — this game is still very much up for grabs.



Melges 24
      1. 10   SUI 825 Blu Moon Melges 24 Franco Rossini / F.Favini, T.Nava, S.Rizzi, M.Ivaldi, N.Dal Ferro 2 1 1     4.0
      2. 14   IRL 607 Embarr Melges 24 Conor Clarke 1 2 4     7.0
      3. 19   ITA 819 Audi Melges 24 Riccardo Simoneschi / lucia giogetti / vittorio rosso / g. benssi / federico buscalia 3 5 2     10.0
      4. 12   USA 812 Brick House 812 Melges 24 Kristen Lane / charli mckee/ jonny golsberry/ willien van way / matt pistay 5 3 3     11.0
      5. 11   USA 811 WTF Melges 24 Alan Field / strur hunt / rrik shampain / stuart curran 4 11 5     20.0
      6. 47   USA 747 Monsoon Melges 24 Bruce Ayres / Brian Hutchinson/ dan Smigth/ Oliver Otool/ danielle sariano 7 7 7     21.0
      7. 30   GBR 830 Black Seal Melges 24 Richard Thompson / ahawn burke/ nigel young / krista pascaton / anette viborg 12 4 6     22.0
      8. 16   USA 795 Rock N Roll Melges 24 Argyle Campbell / bill wiggens / charlies smythe / charlie enrght / stephanie roble 6 9 8     23.0
      9. 86   USA 786 Battle Rhythm Melges 24 Guy Mossman / peter cranford / scott norris / 8 8 11     27.0
      10. 13   USA 619 Convexity Melges 24 Don Wilson / jennifer wilson/ taylor confield/josh mccaffrey /janes reynods 9 12 9     30.0
      11. 33   USA 533 High Voltage Melges 24 August Hernandez / susan Oneal / zack hernandez / david hernandez / maritn jhonsson 13 6 12     31.0
      12. 15   USA 829 Navega Racing Melges 24 Kurt Winkelmann / brad bostur / ed furry / chris lay 11 15 10     36.0
      13. 21   CAN 629 Zingara Melges 24 Richard Reid / bill goodrham / rossi miler / dave wright 15 10 13     38.0
      14. 18   USA 118 Hot Mess Melges 24 Rob Britts / mak liebon/ steve liebel/ dawn engozzi 17 13 14     44.0
      15. 80   USA 680 Rocksteady Melges 24 Cary Siegler / seth siegler/cary sigler/ tom coutne/ quin tobin 10 14 22/OCS     46.0
      16. 25   USA 125 Just Add Water Melges 24 Roger Counihan / peter rich / todd wilson / chris dold 14 16 16     46.0
      17. 44   USA 744 Betty Melges 24 Jeremy Tudor / jonie tedor/ doug nickles / scott gregory / mike nicolette 16 17 18     51.0
      18. 22   USA 622 Obsession Melges 24 Gary Schwarting / collin wallsh / John jennins / james jennigs / sue mc morron 18 19 15     52.0
      19. 17   USA 312 Shockwave Melges 24 Steven Boho / Catherine Boho 19 18 20     57.0
      20. 20   USA 720 Relentless Melges 24 Scott Foxman / thomas word/ Fred Siegert/ brian huntman 20 21 17     58.0
      21. 87   USA 687 Firewater Melges 24 George Haynie / jesse combs/ j booker/ a. dalton 21 20 19     60.0


International Melges 24 Class Association website
Mackay BoatsMariners Museum 660x82Insun - AC Program

Related Articles

41st Annual Wooden Boat Festival - Overall report
Tall ships and everything in between—North America’s largest wooden boat festival celebrates its 41st year Tall ships, paddleboards, kayaks, tugboats, and everything in between—North America’s largest wooden boat festival celebrates its 41st year on September 8–10, 2017. Demonstrations, presentations, plays, music, dancing, and great food—this is a weekend of fun for all ages
Posted today at 7:19 am
2017 U.S. National Championship - Newport Pow Wow
Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all, is the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport happening on August 17-19. Three days of competitive sailing will take place under the careful management of PRO Anderson Reggio and his legion of local sailing and race committee volunteers.
Posted today at 2:33 am
Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup - Racing postponed for Day 3
As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 of the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland.
Posted today at 1:38 am
Step two for Kialoa II
Kialoa II has completed the Rolex Fastnet Race and will soon hoist sails and head to Sydney, Australia Kialoa II has completed the Rolex Fastnet Race and will soon hoist sails and head to Sydney, Australia, and the second major goal for the owners Patrick and Keith Broughton, the Rolex Sydney Hobart starting from Sydney Harbour on December 26, 2017.
Posted today at 1:15 am
MAPFRE set the Volvo Ocean Race bar with overall Leg Zero victory
Newer teams know they have more work to do, but there are still plenty of positives to take from the progress they made Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing became the third team to grab a victory from four stages in Leg Zero – a series of pre-race qualifying stages for the next edition of the round-the-world race – as they sneaked ahead of MAPFRE in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Posted on 16 Aug
Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE seal overall Leg Zero victory
ast-improving Vestas 11th Hour Racing took the stage win with the shortest Distance to Finish at 0430 UTC. The decision to call a halt to the racing came late on Tuesday night as the stage had become a drifting contest, with the teams making a series of expensive gybes in a bid to find some wind, and latest ETAs predicting that the boats would not reach Lisbon until well into Thursday.
Posted on 16 Aug
Volvo Ocean Race – What the skippers say
What a start to 2017-18 Leg Zero has given us! It's been exciting, intense, frustrating – and a great form guide We had an email a couple of hours ago from Race Control saying that the forecast was no wind at all and they decided to shorten the race which I think is a good decision because this Leg Zero was already becoming quite long and we are looking forward to finish and have a good rest.
Posted on 16 Aug
Seventh race sees Swuzzlebubble edge ahead at Half Ton Classics Cup
In a clear statement of intent for remainder of the regatta, Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble found form on the second day In a clear statement of intent for the remainder of the regatta, Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble found form on the second day of racing at the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale with two wins and two second places during a long day afloat sailed in ideal conditions.
Posted on 16 Aug
U.S. Match Racing Championship Qualifier - Chris Nesbitt in action
Chris Nesbitt of San Diego Yacht Club and his team won World Sailing Grade 3 U.S. Match Racing Championship Qualifier Chris Nesbitt of San Diego Yacht Club and his team won the World Sailing Grade 3 2017 U.S. Match Racing Championship Qualifier Sunday, thus earning a qualification spot to the big dance at the 2017 U.S. Match Racing Championship, Oct. 13-15, at Oakcliff Sailing on the Long Island Sound in New York State.
Posted on 16 Aug
Volvo Ocean Race - MAPFRE invest in west – and it's looking best
With the exception of Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, fleet remained close together to the east of front throughout the night With the exception of Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, the fleet remained close together to the east of the front throughout the night, experiencing light northeasterly winds as they sailed down wind towards Cape Finisterre.
Posted on 16 Aug