Early lead for Diaz/Prada

As batting opens in Miami at the Bacardi Cup

Tuesday March 9th 2010, Author: Dan Weikel, Location: United States

Accomplished Floridian Skipper Augie Diaz teamed up with Brazilian crewmate and 2007 Star World Champion Bruno Prada to open the first day of the Bacardi Cup Star Class competition with a win.

The day’s victory by Diaz-Prada, which took place among a field of 84 boat in a light easterly wind of up to 5 knots.

“I’m not sure we can keep this pace up, but winning today is very exciting and a big step in the right direction," said Diaz. "Today, it was all about the guy I was standing next to in Bruno [usually Robert Scheidt's cew]. He was a magician out there and I made sure to not do anything to hold him back. The real key to the win was how we were able to approach the marks. We also were extremely lucky in the fact that we didn’t make the same mistakes that some of the other crews did out there. We’re pleased with today, but know we have a lot more to do before we go all the way.”

Jud Smith and Brian Fatih were able to capture second place out on Biscayne Bay with Portugal's Gustavo Lima and Rubrio Basilio following close behind in third. Rounding out the top five, Rick Merriman and Phil Trinter, and Peter McChesney and Shane Zwingelberg were able to solidify their positions in fourth and fifth place respectively for the first day.

The Stars this year are to be joined for the first ever Bacardi Miami Sailing Week, a new addition to the celebrated 83 year old event. Among the new additions are the J/24, Melges 20, Melges 24, and Viper classes. The Star Class competition will continue tomorrow and finish on Friday, 12 March while the Viper Class begins Wednesday, and the Melges 20, Melges 24 and J/starting their run on Thursday this week.

Results:

 

Pos Skipper Crew Nat R1 Tot
           
1 Diaz, Augie Prada, Bruno USA 1 1
2 Smith, Jud Fatih, Brian USA 2 2
3 Lima, Gustavo Basilio, Rubrio POR 3 3
4 Merriman, Rick Trinter, Phil USA 4 4
5 McChesney, Peter Zwingelberg, Shane USA 5 5
6 MacCausland, John Murphy, Kevin USA 6 6
7 Stout, Will Peters, Rick USA 7 7
8 Horton, Andy Lyne, James USA 8 8
9 Johansson, Oskar Hynes, James CAN 9 9
10 Melleby, Eivind Mřrland Pedersen, Petter NOR 10 10
11 Whipple, Larry Strube, Mark USA 11 11
12 Rodriguez, Ernesto Rodriguez, Jeasus PUR 12 12
13 Negri, Diego Colaninno, Nando ITA 13 13
14 Szabo, George Von Schwarz, John USA 14 14
15 O'Leary, Peter Milne, Stephen IRL 15 15
16 Merkelbach, Hubert Bartel, Gerrit GER 16 16
17 Carlson, Philip Carlson, Gerhard SWE 17 17
18 Gudat, Patrick Olson, Kirk USA 18 18
19 Wright, Peter Quist, Nathan USA 19 19
20 Campbell, Andrew Nichol, Brad USA 20 20
21 Grael, Lars Seifert, Ronald BRA 21 21
22 Bonanni, Claude Burgess, Richard USA 22 22
23 Jennings, Jack Koopman, Fritz USA 23 23
24 Fransen, Benjamin Noel, Andy USA 24 24
25 Irrera, Renato Cristaldini, Corrado ITA 25 25
26 Reynolds, Mark Haenel, Hal USA 26 26
27 Tomasini Grinover, Roberto Bahr, Gunnar AUT 27 27
28 Woods, Ken Sheffer, Scott USA 28 28
29 Wendt, Jerry Macrae, Cam CAN 29 29
30 Kohlhas, Jock McCallum, Carroll USA 30 30
31 Line, Terry Scott, Larry CAN 31 31
32 Cullen, Allan Cullen, Rob CAN 32 32
33 Finch, John Cheer, Roger CAN 33 33
34 Johansson, Mats Moller, Leif SWE 34 34
35 Brethorst, Rick Nichol, Mike USA 35 35
36 Falciola, Guido Medolago Albani, Federico ITA 36 36
37 Domingos, Afonso Melo, Frederico POR 37 37
38 Rowse, Sam Anosov, Arthur USA 38 38
39 Boggi, Lucio Lambertengui, Serfio ITA 39 39
40 Voigt, Henning Struve, Dirk GER 40 40
41 Londrigan, Jr., Tom Cutting, Steve USA 41 41
42 Wyss, Daniel Urs, Joss SUI 42 42
43 Holowesko, Mark Hlowesko, Wlliam BAH 43 43
44 Kohlermann IV, Charles Silverman, Matt USA 44 44
45 Lehnert, Stefan Menning, Peter GER 45 45
46 De Couteau, Derek Martin, Dave USA 46 46
47 Sternberg, Ben Brewester, Phil USA 47 47
48 Burmester, Jens Kleine, Friedrich GER 48 48
49 Phinney, Michael Balmert, Brad USA 49 49
50 Anderson, Karl Morey, Edward USA 50 50
51 Tamburini, Antonio Ricci, Renzo ITA 51 51
52 Bromby, Peter Liljedahl, Magnus BER 52 52
53 Rickard, Jack Eadie, Sam USA 53 53
54 Chiarella, John Carlson, Robert USA 54 54
55 Mazzeo, Giovanni La Porta, Lele ITA 55 55
56 Passmore, Mark Bockler, William CAN 56 56
57 Engel, Bruce Engel, Steven USA 57 57
58 Imai, Jeffrey Poole, Greg USA 58 58
59 McCorkell, Joe Coleman, Ian USA 59 59
60 Vavilov, Igor Pavlov, Konstantine USA 60 60
61 Jensen, Johnny Schultz, Micael DEN 61 61
62 Marcotte, André Vranderick, Alain CAN 62 62
63 Smith, Doug Moore, Mike USA 63 63
64 Macdonald, Andrew Sperry, Austin USA 64 64
65 Teitge, Robert Dolan, Mark USA 65 65
66 Hendershot, William Shousha, Rick CAN 66 66
67 Nehamme, Christian Fendt, Florian AUT 67 67
68 Pro, Joseph Pro, Nicolaus USA 68 68
69 Schaefer, Bernhard Girr, Fritz GER 69 69
70 Gagnon, Andre Despres, Daniel CAN 70 70
71 McNeil, Kevin Baltins, Arnis USA 71 71
72 Hopkins, Sam Kaplan, Bart USA 72 72
73 Miller, Stuart Winthrop, Jack USA 73 73
74T Emmet, Rob Avellon, Guy USA 85/BFD 85.00T
74T Gimson, John Greig, Ed GBR 85/BFD 85.00T
74T Zimmermann, Lorenz Steffans, Tobias SUI 85/BFD 85.00T
74T Cramer, Brian Johnston, Matt CAN 85/BFD 85.00T
74T Riley, Arthur Benson, Scott USA 85/BFD 85.00T
74T Allen, Bill Lichter, Brad USA 85/BFD 85.00T
74T Herrmann, Tony Nielson, Chris USA 85/BFD 85.00T
74T Gesing, Witold Gesing, Adam USA 85/BFD 85.00T
74T Almeida, Guilherme Lagoa, Marco BRA 85/BFD 85.00T
74T Bjorn, Tyler Clarke, Richard CAN 85/BFD 85.00T
74T VanderMolen, Jon Ewenson, Geoff USA 85/BFD 85.00T

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