sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Melges 32 Miami Championship - Hedgehog leads
Melges 32 Miami Championship - Hedgehog leads

'Day 2 fleet under spinnaker - Melges 32 Miami Championship 2012'    JOY - International Melges 32 Class Association ©

At the 2012 Melges 32 Miami Championship day 2 awarded Alec Cutler on Hedgehog overnight honors after a fantastic day of racing.

Cutler leads the twenty-six strong Melges 32 fleet with 17 points, just one point clear of John Porter on Full Throttle. Overnight leader Keisuke Suzuki aboard Swing dropped back to third, Jason Carroll's Argo is fourth and Alex Jackson's Leenabarca is fifth - one point separating each from the other.

Teams were greeted with breezier conditions in the 15-18 knots range on day two along with more sunshine and temps in the upper 80s (F), making for more fun and a whole lot of speed, especially downwind.

Alex Jackson's Leenabarca took command of the fleet in race one delivering an amazing performance leading from start to finish for the win. The real battle was for second place between Porter, John Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti and Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino. Porter moved up to pass through the gate just ahead of Onorato, Kilroy followed. Porter stayed strong to finish second. Kilroy and Onorato finished third and fourth respectively, Carroll rounded out the top five.

In race two, Cutler (the only owner that drives and trims his own main) finally found his groove launching off the starting line, then commanded the lead at the top mark, ahead of Roberto Tomasini Grinover on Robertissima in second and Mark Plaxton on INTAC in third. Teams blasted downwind to the tune of 15-18 knots of breeze. Cutler was fully lit extending his lead ever so slightly as the race progressed. Grinover suffered a set back no the first run when he jibed too hard, instantly shredding the spinnaker. Jackson and Lanfranco Cirillo's Fantastica and Phil Lotz's Arethusa mixed it up, jostling for position. Cutler's speed and boat handling could not be matched, awarding him the win, Cirillo came second and Jackson held in for third.

For the final race of the day Cutler came on strong, however Porter managed to prevail. He started out rounding fourth behind Carroll, Cutler and Joel Ronning's Catapult at the top mark. At the gate he had moved up to third. By the final run to the finish, Porter aggressively took the lead at the final mark and rocked downwind for a big first place finish. Ronning completed the race with a satisfying second place, while Cutler settled for third.

At the end of the day throw-outs went into play, placing Cutler atop of the leaderboard, Porter and Suzuki tied for points, second and third.

Sunday marks the final day of racing. With a pretty intense cold front pushing through overnight into the late Sunday morning hours, the race committee will keep a close pulse on the progression of the weather. Forecasts are predicting potentially 20-30 knot breeze.

Day 2 - Melges 32 Miami Championship 2012 -  JOY - International Melges 32 Class Association ©  

Top Ten after six races with one discard
1. Alec Cutler/Richard Clarke, Hedgehog; [17]-5-2-6-1-3 = 17
2. John Porter/Jonathan McKee, Full Throttle; [11]-4-4-2-7-1 = 18
3. Keisuke Suzuki/Jesper Radich, Swing; 1-3-1-2-[24]-11 = 24
4. Jason Carroll/Cameron Appleton, Argo; 3-7-5-5-[8]-5 = 25
5. Alex Jackson/Charlie McKee, Leenabarca; 8-[9]-6-1-3-8 = 26
6. John Kilroy/Lorenzo Bressani, Samba Pa Ti; [10]-8-7-3-9-6 = 33
7. Mark Plaxton/Anthony Kotoun, INTAC; 4-6-10-[22]-5-12 = 37
8. Vincenzo Onorato/Adrian Stead, Mascalzone Latino; 14-1-16-4-[22]-7 = 42
9. Joel Ronning/Bill Hardesty, Catapult; 7-10-13-10-[21]-2 = 42
10. Ryan DeVos/Ed Baird, Volpe; 15-2-18-9-[20]-9 = 53

Results: here
International Melges 32 website


by Melges 32 Class Association

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=94524

7:15 AM Sun 4 Mar 2012GMT


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,














Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
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   


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