Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Shimmer victorious at Coconut Grove

Russell Lucas, Shimmer - 2013 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 1
The third day of the 2013 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series, hosted by the Coconut Grove SC remained consistent with light air conditions prevailing for the final day of racing for Event No. 1 in the series, resulting in no races. The Race Committee started the day with an on land postponement due to lack of breeze - which lead to the cancellation of the two races scheduled for the remainder of the regatta.

Although the weather conditions were not perfect for sailing, the teams raced for two days and completed four races. Everyone in attendance has a blast on- and off-the-water and look forward to the remainder Series events happening in February and March.

Yesterday's results stand as is. Congratulations are in order for Russell Lucas and crew of Harry Melges III and Federico Michetti on Shimmer who take home the coveted first place trophy for the Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Sailing Series Event No. 1.

The Eagan family (Marcus, Marc and Andrew) on Cajun Underwriting, a total Corinthian boat, finished with a well deserved and highly respected second place trophy. They also were named top Corinthian. John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti rounds out the top rankings clinching third. Competition was intense for the forty-two boats in attendance, enjoying numerous lead changes and struggling with the challenging light air conditions. Congratulations to all participants for a job well done.

Top Corinthian - 2013 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No 1 - Marcus Eagan, Cajun Underwriting

2013 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No 1 Champion - Russ Lucas (center), Federico Michetti (left) and Harry Melges III (right)

The International Audi Melges 20 Class Association (IAM20CA) and Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC) look forward to hosting Event No. 2 of the Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series happening February 9-11, 2013. Audi Melges 20 owners worldwide are cordially invited to attend the event in beautiful Coconut Grove.

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Bow Sail NumberYacht NameYacht DesignOwner/SkipperRace1Race2Race3Race4Total
Miami Winter Series Racing
 One Design Division
  Audi Melges 20
  1.8USA 008ShimmerAudi Melges 20Russell Lucas921214.0  
  2.176USA 176Cajun UnderwritingAudi Melges 20Marcus Eagan468321.0  
  3.313USA 13131Samba Pa TiAudi Melges 20John Kilroy774927.0  
  4.65USA 65STIGAudi Melges 20Alessandro Rombelli3818130.0  
  5.3USA 3Lucky Dog / Gill Race TeamAudi Melges 20Travis Weisleder2016532.0  
  6.147USA US 147CinghialeAudi Melges 20Robert Wilber81931040.0  
  7.226USA 226Section 16Audi Melges 20Richard Davies114191145.0  
  8.17USA 17Blink 20/20Audi Melges 20John Arendshorst511171245.0  
  9.40USA 140oleanderAudi Melges 20James Wilson14324748.0  
  10.414USA 414Red Sky Sailing TeamAudi Melges 20Paul Reilly615141348.0  
  11.6USA 224Blast!Audi Melges 20Roland Vandermeer25910650.0  
  12.13USA 13BacioAudi Melges 20Michael Kiss121691451.0  
  13.21USA 21FuAudi Melges 20Marc Hollerbach213113157.0  
  14.187USA 187TrampAudi Melges 20Tom Ritter281221759.0  
  15.132IVB 007INTACAudi Melges 20James Mark Plaxton102372464.0  
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