sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Miami Sailing Week Melges 24 - The gap closes
Miami Sailing Week Melges 24 - The gap closes

'Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Melges 24'    © JOY - U.S. Melges 24 Class Association

The Melges 24 fleet competing at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) sailed four more races today.

Flavio Favini at the helm of Franco Rossini's Blu Moon, hung on to be first overall.

Closing the gap by another point was Riccardo Simoneschi aboard Audi taking three out of four possible bullets on day 2, inching ever closer to the top spot. Nathan Wilmot at the helm of Conor Clarke's Embarr kept in time with the two all-Italian front-running teams to finish the day in third.

PRO Bruce Golison hinted to the fleet early on that four races may be the way to go since the breeze forecast for Saturday, the final day of Bacardi, might be extremely light in comparison to days past.

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Melges 24 -  http://www.usmelges24.com/!©_JOY_-_U.S. Melges 24 Class Association  

Warm temps, 10-15 knots of breeze and classic Biscayne Bay conditions enabled Simoneschi to serve up nothing but speed and great tactics from tactician Gabriele Benussi.

'It was a very good day for us,' said Simoneschi. 'We have not sailed very much this winter, so we are still shaking off the rust. I have been here so many times and the conditions are just incredible. Gabriele really did a terrific job, placing us in all the right places and we had a couple of very good starts.'

'Sunday will be lighter and surely, the approach will be more like match racing with Favini,' continued Simoneschi. 'We are already first and second. It will be very interesting to see what happens tomorrow. Flavio has to finish fourth and we have to win.'

Only one race is scheduled on Saturday.

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Melges 24 -  http://www.usmelges24.com/!©_JOY_-_U.S. Melges 24 Class Association  

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Melges 24 -  http://www.usmelges24.com/!©_JOY_-_U.S. Melges 24 Class Association  


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 2 4 2 2 [4]   10.0
    2. 19   ITA 819 Audi Melges 24 Riccardo Simoneschi / lucia giogetti / vittorio rosso / g. benssi / federico buscalia 3 5 2 1 1 5 1 [5]   13.0
    3. 14   IRL 607 Embarr Melges 24 Conor Clarke 1 2 4 6 2 6 4 [6]   19.0
    4. 12   USA 812 Brick House 812 Melges 24 Kristen Lane / charli mckee/ jonny golsberry/ willien van way / matt pistay 5 3 3 14 3 4 5 [14]   23.0
    5. 11   USA 811 WTF Melges 24 Alan Field / strur hunt / rrik shampain / stuart curran 4 11 5 10 7 3 6 [11]   35.0
    6. 47   USA 747 Monsoon Melges 24 Bruce Ayres / Brian Hutchinson/ dan Smigth/ Oliver Otool/ danielle sariano 7 7 7 3 8 14 8 [14]   40.0
    7. 16   USA 795 Rock N Roll Melges 24 Argyle Campbell / bill wiggens / charlies smythe / charlie enrght / stephanie roble 6 9 8 8 12 8 3 [12]   42.0
    8. 30   GBR 830 Black Seal Melges 24 Richard Thompson / ahawn burke/ nigel young / krista pascaton / anette viborg 12 4 6 4 10 15 9 [15]   45.0
    9. 80   USA 680 Rocksteady Melges 24 Cary Siegler / seth siegler/cary sigler/ tom coutne/ quin tobin 10 14 22/OCS 15 6 1 7 [22]   53.0
    10. 13   USA 619 Convexity Melges 24 Don Wilson / jennifer wilson/ taylor confield/josh mccaffrey /janes reynods 9 12 9 9 5 9 12 [12]   53.0
    11. 86   USA 786 Battle Rhythm Melges 24 Guy Mossman / peter cranford / scott norris / 8 8 11 12 9 10 14 [14]   58.0
    12. 18   USA 118 Hot Mess Melges 24 Rob Britts / mak liebon/ steve liebel/ dawn engozzi 17 13 14 5 11 7 11 [17]   61.0
    13. 15   USA 829 Navega Racing Melges 24 Kurt Winkelmann / brad bostur / ed furry / chris lay 11 15 10 7 15 13 10 [15]   66.0
    14. 33   USA 533 High Voltage Melges 24 August Hernandez / susan Oneal / zack hernandez / david hernandez / maritn jhonsson 13 6 12 11 13/Protest 12 13 [13]   67.0
    15. 21   CAN 629 Zingara Melges 24 Richard Reid / bill goodrham / rossi miler / dave wright 15 10 13 16 19 16 20 [20]   89.0
    16. 44   USA 744 Betty Melges 24 Jeremy Tudor / jonie tedor/ doug nickles / scott gregory / mike nicolette 16 17 18 20 18 11 17 [20]   97.0
    17. 20   USA 720 Relentless Melges 24 Scott Foxman / thomas word/ Fred Siegert/ brian huntman 20 21 17 13 13 19 15 [21]   97.0
    18. 25   USA 125 Just Add Water Melges 24 Roger Counihan / peter rich / todd wilson / chris dold 14 16 16 18 16 21 19 [21]   99.0
    19. 22   USA 622 Obsession Melges 24 Gary Schwarting / collin wallsh / John jennins / james jennigs / sue mc morron 18 19 15 19 17/Protest 17 21 [21]   105.0
    20. 17   USA 312 Shockwave Melges 24 Steven Boho / Catherine Boho 19 18 20 17 17 20 16 [20]   107.0
    21. 87   USA 687 Firewater Melges 24 George Haynie / jesse combs/ j booker/ a. dalton 21 20 19 21 14 18 18 [21]   110.



Melges 24 website


by Melges 24 Class Association

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=94735

7:59 AM Sat 10 Mar 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World





Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,






































Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,






ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded   
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy   


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