17 March 2013

Down to the Wire finish in Miami Beach Invitational Regatta

Struntje Light Completes Wire-to-Wire Win in Miami Beach Invite: "Most Farr 40 regattas comes down to the last leg of the last race on the last day. This one was even closer than that! The Miami Beach Invitational was decided by two incredibly close finishes that happened just seconds apart. First, Enfant Terrible edged Plenty by a bow length in the battle for first. No sooner had those boats crossed the line than Struntje Light nipped Flash Gordon 6 by less than half a boat length in the fight for third. Those two results made all the difference as skipper Wolfgang Schaefer and his team on Struntje Light scored a narrow one-point victory over Plenty. Had either of those two head-to-head battles gone the other way, skipper Alex Roepers and the boys aboard Plenty would have been the overall winners. "That is exactly the way we like it. Very close, very exciting racing," said Schaefer, who earned his first Farr 40 class victory since the 2010 Sardinia Cup. . . . The Farr 40 class will reconvene for its next event the weekend of May 13-16 in Annapolis with competition being held on the Chesapeake Bay. MIAMI BEACH INVITATIONAL STANDINGS--
1. Struntje Light, Wolgang Schaefer, Germany, 31 
2. Plenty, Alex Roepers, New York, USA, 32
3. Enfant Terrible, Alberto Rossi, Italy, 35
4. Flash Gordon 6, Helmut Jahn, Chicago, USA, 40
5. Barking Mad, Jim Richardson, Newport, USA, 43
6. Charisma, Nico Poons, Monaco, 48
7. Groovederci, John Demourkas, Santa Barbara, USA, 51"
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Farr 40 Miami Beach Invitational - Close finishes on final day
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Farr 40 Miami Beach Invitational 2013 - Most Farr 40 regattas comes down to the last leg of the last race on the last day. This one was even closer than that! The Miami Beach Invitational was decided by two incredibly close finishes that happened just ...

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