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Grael and Lagoa retain Star lead at Bacardi Cup

Two races were sailed by the 56 Star teams who are competing for the 86th Bacardi Cup. The first win of the day went to defending champions Xavier Rohart and Pierre-Alexis Ponsot (FRA), while the second race was won by 2012 Olympians Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih (USA). Lars Grael and Mario Lagoa (BRA), who have led the overall Star standings throughout the series, retain the top position despite finishes of 6, 32, Friday for a net 23 points.

Mendelblatt and Fatih are second overall with 25 points, followed by Rohart and Ponsot with 26. Diego Negri and Frithjof Kleen (ITA) are fourth with 28 points, followed by Augie Diaz and Arnis Baltins (USA) with 29 points. The tight point spread among the top-five teams will surely set the stage for an intense final day of racing.

Diego Negri and Frithjof Kleen (bow 52) and Olympians Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih (bow 19)Click image for a larger image

G New
9 March 2013 8:25 GMT


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