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Grael and Jordao of Brazil lead Star Bacardi Cup

'Lars Grael and Marcelo Jordao - Bacardi Cup'    Alex Gort

Lars Grael and Marcelo Jordao of Brazil won race two of the Star Bacardi Cup and have taken the overall lead. Britain's Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson finished thirteenth and take fifth place overall. Eivind Melleby and Petter Pedersen of Norway, winners of the opening day's race, dropped to 15th overall after a 30th place finish in race two.

A better day for Luca Modena and Sergio Lambertenghi of Italy, who took second to improve to seventh overall. In third place were Augie Diaz and Phil Trinter of the USA and they are now in second overall. In third place overall are Maurice O'Connell and Ben Cooke from Ireland, a fifth place in race two coupled with their eighth in the first race. Maintaining fourth place overall are Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada of Brazil after an eleventh place.

It was another beautiful day on Biscayne Bay. The sea breeze that greeted sailors in the morning while they were launching their boats held while the 81st Annual Bacardi Cup race committee attempted to get a start off at noon. Once, twice, three times you’re out and unlike yesterday, everyone heeded the black flag and got off cleanly on the third attempt to start the race.

Predictions were for the wind to veer right throughout the day, but the group that favored the right and protected the middle left found themselves looking pretty as a right shift came through. Mark Reynolds and Jamie Gale (USA) and Henry Filter and Will Wagner (USA) rounded one, two ahead of Luca Modena and Sergio Lambertenghi (ITA). At least a third of the fleet over stood the port tack layline during their approach to the weather mark. You can imagine the bobbing and weaving that was done as the 109-fleet bore away on a run and the port tackers scrambled to reach the weather mark.

Reynolds and Gael held the lead down the run, but as the wind shifted so did positions. As Prof O’Connell (IRL), who rounded the weather mark well behind the leaders said, “We frantically tried to calculate the reciprocal of 135 and realized that the leaders were sailing high. We sailed a straight line down the middle,” and rounded the left gate in third behind Modena and Lambertenghi and Diego Negri and Luigi Viale (ITA). In the meantime, Reynolds and Gael and Marin Lovrovic, Jr. and Sinsa Mikulicic (CRO) rounded the right gate. With most of the fleet rounding the left gate, there was lots of noise – mostly shouting, but some crunching.

Negri and Viale jumped out to a five boat length lead over Mateusz Kusnierewicz and Dominik Zycki (POL) on the next shifty beat and Reynolds/Gael held onto third. Afonso Domingos and Bernardo Santos (POR) pulled into fourth with a string of Italians fighting for the spot on the Olympic team right on their tail. O’Connell and Cooke were in pursuit also.

Positions continued to shift throughout the next two legs as the breeze hovered between six and ten knots and Modena/Lambertenghi were able to hold the lead around the final leeward gate. The team that had a slow and steady climb through the fleet, Lars Grael and Marcelo Jordao moved from sixth place at the bottom of the final beat to first place by keeping an eye on local legend, Augie Diaz and Phil Trinter (USA) who favored the mid-left during the final beat.

The Brazilians won the race with Modena and Lambertenghi finishing second and the best Latin dancer (Diaz) in the fleet and Trinter right behind. Italians Barovier and Colaninno, and Bruni and Nobili finished fourth and fifth, respectively. O’Connell and Cooke held on to sixth.

Star - Results after day 2, 2 races now completed

1 BRA 8284 GRAEL LARS JORDÁO MARCELO 8284 Par 7.0 1.0 8 pts
2 USA 8285 Diaz Augie Trinter Phil 8285 BisB 9.0 3.0 12
3 IRL 8254 O'Connell Maurice Cooke Ben 8254 Isol 8.0 5.0 13
4 BRA 8255 SCHEIDT ROBERT PRADA BRUNO 8255 Glu 4.0 11.0 15
5 GBR 8345 Percy Iain Simpson Andrew 8345 SO 3.0 13.0 16
6 POL 8209 Kusznierewicz Mateusz Zycki Dominik 8209 Isol 11.0 7.0 18
7 ITA 8281 Modena Luca Lambertenghi Sergio 8281 NG 18.0 2.0 20
8 BRA 8337 Adler Alan SEIFERT RONALD 8337 RdJ 2.0 18.0 20.0001
9 POR 8309 Domingos Afonso Santos Bernardo 8309 CP 12.0 8.0 20.0003
10 ITA 8266 Negri Diego Viale Luigi 8266 VE 16.0 6.0 22
11 BER 8272 Bromby Peter White Lee 8272 Isol 6.0 19.0 25
12 USA 8320 Reynolds Mark Gale Jamie 8320 SDB 10.0 15.0 25.0001
13 ITA 8180 Bruni Francesco NOBILI Gilberto 8180 Pal 22.0 4.0 26
14 IRL 8261 O'Leary Peter Milne Stephen 8261 Isol 14.0 14.0 28
15 NOR 8234 Melleby Eivind Pedersen Petter 8234 NOR 1.0 30.0 31
16 NZL 8187 PEPPER Hamish Peel Ed 8187 Isol 19.0 12.0 31.0001
17 AUS 8214 Murray Iain Palfrey Andrew 8214 Lmac 13.0 22.0 35
18 SUI 8296 Marazzi Flavio De Maria Enrico 8296 TB 15.0 20.0 35.0001
19 USA 8136 Filter Henry Wagner Will 8136 AN 21.0 23.0 44
20 ITA 8290 Santoni Silvio Natucci Dodo 8290 NG 38.0 10.0 48
21 FIN 8094 MAKILA Jali Heinonen Erkki 8094 FIN 24.0 28.0 52
22 USA 8195 Maccausland John Murphy Kevin 8195 CR 40.0 17.0 57
23 USA 8230 DANE John Sperry Austin 8230 MoB 20.0 38.0 58
24 AUT 8226 Spitzauer Hans Nehammer Christian 8226 Att 5.0 54.0 59
25 CHI 8319 Zuazola Rodrigo Riegel Robert 8319 Val 45.0 16.0 61
26 ITA 8332 Chieffi Enrico Galli Massimo 8332 PDV 33.0 29.0 62
27 USA 8312 Merriman Rick Sharp Brian 8312 LH 17.0 46.0 63
28 RUS 8305 Shevtsov Sergey Sadchikov Roman 8305 StP 39.0 26.0 65
29 JPN 8144 SUZUKI Kunio WadaDaichi 8144 Isol 32.0 33.0 65.0001
30 ARG 7 Rigoni Alejo Gonzalez Gustavo 7 BA 35.0 31.0 66
31 USA 8303 Macdonald Andy Fatih Brian 8303 NH 27.0 42.0 69
32 USA 8306 Buckingham Jim Monroe Eric 8306 NH 29.0 47.0 76
33 ESP 7581 Bermudez Roberto Ferreira Marcelo 7581 P-San 34.0 44.0 78
34 ARG 7907 MacGowan Fabian ENGELHARD Federico 7907 OL 31.0 51.0 82
35 USA 7986 Labandeira Julio Chernobilsky Nicolas 7986 OL 26.0 60.0 86
36 USA 8317 Vandermolen Jon Ticknor Steve 8317 Glu 59.0 27.0 86.0001
37 USA 8269 Kohlhas Jock Scott Larry 8269 BisB 47.0 41.0 88
38 UKR 8205 Datsenko Kostyantin Yevseyenko Oleksandr 8205 Ukr 65.0 24.0 89
39 CRO 8280 Lovrovic Dan Lovrovic Sr Marin 8280 Isol 55.0 34.0 89.0001
40 USA 8215 Allen Bill Hatfield Bruce 8215 WH 52.0 37.0 89.0002
41 BAH 8265 Kelly Steven Bill Holowesko 8265 N 42.0 53.0 95
42 SUI 7990 Stegmeier Daniel Stegmeier Beat 7990 TB 50.0 45.0 95.0001
43 USA 8264 McChesney Peter Zwingelberg Shane 8264 AN 46.0 50.0 96
44 BRA 8283 Brun Gastao Kraiczyk Fabio 8283 RdJ 28.0 69.0 97
45 CAN 8143 Cramer Brian Bjorn Tyler 8143 WLOC 62.0 36.0 98
46 USA 8176 Lidecis Erik Marzahl Michael 8176 NH 25.0 74.0 99
47 ARG 8169 Zanetti Alberto Warburg Gustavo 8169 OL 58.0 43.0 101
48 GBR 7601 Hicks Michael Hicks Patrick 7601 48.0 56.0 104
49 HUN 8166 Tenke Tibor Bendicsek Jozsef 8166 ore 36.0 70.0 106
50 SUI 8085 Zimmerman Lorenz Mutti Michael 8085 LUV 53.0 55.0 108
51 GER 8130 Voigt Henning Dirk Steve 8130 Aac 51.0 58.0 109
52 USA 8043 Manderson John GOTSULYAK Roman 8043 Mid 43.0 67.0 110
53 BRA 8282

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