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Star Bacardi Cup - Rohart and Ponsot take the pressure

The French duo Xavier Rohart and Pierre-Alexis Ponsot had another great day on Biscayne Bay maintaining the top of the overall Star leaderboard.

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Two races were sailed Wednesday, with George Szabo and Edoardo Natucci USA, taking the first ahead of Marin Misura and Tonco Barac CRO, with Augie Diaz and Bruno Pradain USA third.

Tuesday's winners Rohart/Ponsot finished in 10th, a solid result that allowed them to go to the third race leading the overall scoreboard.

The second race of the day featured an exciting three way race to the finish line on this “Big Wednesday”.

The USA's Mark Mendelblatt and Magnus Liljedal managed to finish first, with second place for the young USA crew of Charlie Buckingham and Austin Sperry, and in third the Rohart and Ponsot.

Rohart and Ponsot (1,10,3) had another great day on Biscayne Bay to maintain the top of the overall leaderboard, four points ahead of Mendelblatt/Liljedahl (2,15,1) and Lars Grael/Samuel Goncalves (BRA) (6,6,7) after three races.

Wednesday was the last day the Stars will be alone on the bay, from Thursday the other classes - the J/70, Viper 640, VX One, VX Evo, Flying Tiger and A-Cat classes will begin racing in the 8th BACARDI Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG.

Star Bacardi Cup - After 3 races (71 entries)

1st FRA XAVIER ROHART / PIERRE-ALEXIS PONSOT 1 10 3 14 pts
2nd USA MARK MENDELBLATT / MAGNUS LILJEDAHL 2 15 1 18 pts
3rd BRA LARS GRAEL / SAMUEL GONÇALVES 6 6 7 19 pts
4th USA AUGIE DIAZ / BRUNO PRADA 11 3 6 20 pts
5th NOR EIVIND MELLEBY / JOSHUA REVKIN 3 13 5 21 pts
6th USA CHARLIE BUCKINGHAM / AUSTIN SPERRY 10 12 2 24 pts
7th GER HUBERT MERKELBACH / SERGIO LAMBERTENGH 8 9 15 32 pts
8th UKR ARTHUR ANOSOV / DAVE CAESARCANADA 12 4 19 35 pts
9th USA JACK JENNINGS / FRITHJOF KLEENGERMANY 5 22 9 36 pts
10th USA LUKE LAWRENCE / IAN COLEMAN 15 11 16 42 pts
GBR
48th GBR Terry Line and Larry Scott

Full results here

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9 March 2017 6:07 GMT


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