16 March 2013

Farr 40 Miami Beach Invitational Regatta

Three-race day shuffles fleet on third day of Miami Beach Invitational: "Struntje Light hangs on to lead while Barking Mad, Enfant Terrible make moves . . . A three-race day at the Miami Beach Invitational shuffled the fleet like a deck of cards. Struntje Light maintained its lead for the third straight day, but Barking Mad and Enfant Terrible made major moves on Friday as the overall standings scrambled like eggs. It was a big afternoon for Barking Mad, which stood fifth in the seven-boat fleet after two days of action. Skipper Jim Richardson won the first race then followed with a second and fourth to move up to third overall with 29 points. "We talked about this being a crucial day of racing and that it was important to put up some strong results," Richardson said. "Our goal was to get close to the lead and give ourselves a chance to win on the last day. It appears that we succeeded.". . ."

Sail-World.com : Farr 40 Miami Beach Invitational Day 2 - Struntje Light maintains lead: " . . . Owner Helmut Jahn steered Flash Gordon 6 to victory in Race 5 by taking the middle road on the second upwind leg. Hardesty agreed with Larson’s assessment about choosing a side so he decided on neither right nor left.  'It seems to me like it’s been very one-sided, but not always the same side. One race it’s left and the next it’s right,' he said. 'We’ve been having great starts, but we’ve had some small issues with speed so we’re working on our rig tune. We’ve mostly been playing it conservative, but today we took a few more risks.'  Struntje Light has now led at the end of racing for two straight days so Schaefer was asked if he thought the rest of the fleet might starting hunting his boat a bit on Friday. 'That is not the normal style of this class. All these owners are gentlemen. That type of thing usually does not happen until the last day,' he said.

Miami Beach Invitational Standings (Top Three):  (For complete results, visit www.yachtscoring.com)--
1. Struntje Light, Wolgang Schaefer, Germany, 31
2. Plenty, Alex Roepers, New York, USA, 32
3. Enfant Terrible, Alberto Rossi, Italy, 35

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