89th Bacardi Cup

photo by Cory Silken

Coconut Grove

Two races were held today on Biscayne Bay for the Star fleet. The conditions were perfect for the Stars, Southeast winds starting at 16 knots in the first race of the day and dropping to 10 knots by the end of the second race.

Diego Negri and his crew, Sergio Lambertenghi, were in a class of their own today winning both races.  The German team finished 6th and 3rd.  So going into tomorrow these two teams are tied for the lead and intact, no one else can beat them.

Brian and I thought we had a good day with a 4, 2 but we found out upon arriving back at the dock that we had be Black Flagged in the first race of the day and therefore disqualified.  Fortunately there is one discard in this series so two are discarding the black flag.

In the second race, we were always battling around 4th or 5th but then down the final run to the finish we passed 3 boats to finish second.

Augie Diaz and Bruno Prada were also Black Flagged in the first race today and finished 4th in the second race.  The have a four point lead on us going in to tomorrow’s final race.

In 5th is Brad Funk and Mark Strube.  Brad is a Laser and 49er sailor, new to the Star class.  They are sailing very well in this Bacardi Cup and finished with a 2, 8 today.

Tomorrows forecast for Biscayne Bay is 13 knots form the southeast with the temperatures in the high 70’s.

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