Final positions for the classes in Bacardi Miami Sailing Week: Starting the final day fifth overall in the 44-boat Audi Melges 20 class, Kiss, the defending class champion, went on to post finishes of 3-2-1 which propelled him to the top of the standings with 22 points. Alessandro Rombelli (ITA) was second with 33 points. James Wilson (USA) third with with 37 points.
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In the 18-boat Melges 24 class, Riccardo Simoneschi (ITA) won two of the three races sailed to claim the class title with 16 points. Don Wilson (USA) finished second on 21 points beating Alan Field (USA) on a tie-breaker.
Three races were also sailed by the Viper 640 fleet, and the two won by Lee Shuckerow (CAN) assured him of the class title with 20 points. Phil Lotz (USA) won the other race for second overall in the 18-boat standings. Jason Carroll (USA) took third with 26 points. The 2012 class champion Glyn Locke (GBR) was fourth.
The J/70 class made a strong debut in Miami with 20 boats racing. In pole position with no finish worse than third to start the final day of the series, Briane Keane (USA) added two wins to his score line to take the inaugural BMSW class win with 13 points. Peter Duncan (USA) finished second overall with 32 points, beating Will Welles (Portsmouth, R.I.) in a standings tie-breaker. Joe Woods (GBR) was fourth with 43 points.
See separate article for Star results
10 March 2013 18:07