Loof into the lead

After first day fate of Percy/Mitchell befalls Cayard/Trinter

Tuesday March 9th 2004, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States
With a light chop and winds of 15 knots, the second race of the six day Bacardi Cup Star Class Regatta started after one general recall and a false start disqualification for day one leaders Paul Cayard and Phil Trinter.

Swedish team Freddy Loof and crew Anders Ekstrom were in front of today’s winner, defending Bacardi Cup champion and Bermuda Olympian Peter Bromby, sailing this year with new crew Lee White, through the first two marks. Both teams were a full minute ahead of the rest of the fleet. The two teams switched places after the third mark, coming into the mark on different tacks.

There were a lot of place changes today, but none as notable as when five-time Bacardi Cup champion Vince Brun and crew Mike Dorgan manoeuvred from ninth position to squeeze across the line ahead of the Swedes and just behind Bromby. “Not bad for an old guy,” Brun said later, crediting his quick move up on the final run to “a bit of skill, bit of making the right call, and just a good break.. I thought we might win today, but Loof was tough.”

Scoring three points today Swedish sailors Freddie Loof and Anders Eckstrom currently lead the series.

Former German Olympian Marc Pickel and crew Ingo Borkowski were in sixth place after the first two marks but when the wind dropped to 10 knots after the third mark, they fell back to eighth place and finished 11th. Pickel is currently in second place overall.

Great Britain’s Iain Percy and crew Steve Mitchell made a comeback today taking eighth position after scoring a BFD on day one. They currently lie 46th hoping that they will be allowed a discard.

Yesterday’s third place finisher Canadians Ross Macdonald and Mike Wolfs
were in sixth place at the start and fell back to 13th place. They are now in fifth overall.

Swiss team Flavio Marazzi and Enrico De Maria finished fourth today and move into third place overall. Afonso Domingos and Bernardo Santos of Portugal finished in seventh place for the second day in a row.

Results

Pos Boat Skipper Crew R1 R2 Tot
1 SWE 8141 Frederik Loof Anders Ekstrom 4 3 7
2 GER 8140 Marc Pickel Ingo Borkowski 2 11 13
3 SUI 8085 Flavio Marazzi Enrico De Maria 9 4 13.0001
4 POR 8145 Afonso Domingos Bernardo Santos 7 7 14
5 CAN 8168 Ross Macdonald Mike Wolfs 3 13 16
6 BER 7988 Peter Bromby Lee White 18 1 19
7 USA 8132 Vince Brun Mike Dorgan 17 2 19.0001
8 USA 8129 Mark Reynolds Steve Erickson 12 9 21
9 AUS 8157 Colin Beashel David Giles 15 10 25
10 GER 8150 Michael Koch Markus Koy 11 19 30
11 USA 8077 Howie Shiebler Will Stout 26 5 31
12 USA 7832 John Dane III Henry Sprague 6 27 33
13 FRA 8107 Xavier Rohart Pascal Rambeau 21 14 35
14 FIN 8073 Marko Dahlberg Villie Kurki 32 6 38
15 USA 8162 Andy Macdonald Austin Sperry 19 20 39
16 DEN 8101 Nicklas Holm Claus Olesen 23 18 41
17 USA 7592 Karl Anderson Ezra Culver 28 16 44
18 USA 8163 Eric Doyle Brian Sharp 22 23 45
19 FIN 8094 Jali Makila Erkki Heinonen 29 17 46
20 CAN 8184 John Maccausland Brad Nichol 14 37 51
21 USA 8082 Rick Merriman Bill Bennett 5 47 52
22 USA 8061 Andy Lovell Magnus Liljedahl 10 42 52.0001
23 USA 7228 Joe Zambella Jeremy Davidson 31 25 56
24 AUT 8123 Andreas Hanakamp 8 51 59
25 GER 7959 Alexander Hagen Wolfram Jochen 13 46 59.0001
26 USA 8059 Peter Vessella Brian Fatih 24 45 69
27 UKR 7640 Arthur Anosov Dave Caesar 40 29 69.0001
28 USA 7732 Gary Macdonald Bill Batton 33 40 73
29 ITA 8190 Riccardo Simoneschi Marko Marenco 44 30 74
30 USA 7986 Bill Allen Brad Lichter 55 21 76
31 USA 7042 Steve Brown Mike Marzahl 38 39 77
32 USA 8017 Todd Gay Jon Klenk 47 31 78
33 USA 8045 Augie Diaz Hal Haenel 25 56 81
34 USA 7956 Tony Herrmann Todd Raynor 46 35 81.0001
35 BAH 8176 Steven Kelly William Holowesko 27 57 84
36 USA 8084 Bob Teitge Richard Burgess 30 54 84.0001
37 USA 8043 Jock Kohlhas Jon Rogers 41 43 84.0002
38 GER 7863 Klaus Meyer Lutz Bogun 60 26 86
39 USA 7952 Ben Cesare Sergey Leonidor 52 34 86.0001
40 GBR 7601 Michael Hicks Patrick Hicks 20 69 89
41 USA 7664 Tom Londrigan Jr Christopher Wallner 66 28 94
42 CAN 7793 Brian Cramer Eric Monroe 36 58 94.0001
43 USA 8159 Paul Cayard Phil Trinter 1 94.0 [OCS] 95
44 GER 7450 Stefan Lehnert Peter Menning 37 59 96
45 USA 7 Aaron Serinis John Avis 35 64 99
46 GBR 8025 Iain Percy Steve Mitchell 94.0 [BFD] 8 102
47 USA 8080 Nelson Stephenson Carsten Witt 61 41 102
48 USA 7999 Tiani Hausen Marcelo Cabral 65 38 103
49 NED 8028 Mark Neeleman Peter Van Niekerk 94.0 [BFD] 12 106
50 USA 7078 Henrik Wennerstrom Rick Rundle 57 49 106

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