Bromby up to first

A report from day three of the Star Class' Bacardi Cup

Tuesday March 4th 2003, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States
Two Californian teams took first and third place in the third race of the 2003 Bacardi Cup Star Class regatta today. Peter Vessella and crew Brian Fatih were followed by second place finisher Augie Diaz and crew Mark Strube who move from 12th place overall to sixth.

George Szabo and crew Christian Finnsgard of San Diego made a strong third place putting them in second place overall. "We got lucky today; we sailed the forecast and it worked well for us," Szabo said.

"It's hard to be consistent out there - the breeze has to fall in place to win a race and it sure did today," said Vessella who was surprised by his win. "In the final downwind run, we jibed early and that was a huge move that got me past 15 boats on the way to the finish line"

For Iain Percy and Steve Mitchell it was another story. "I went the wrong way on every run; we made the wrong calls and it's a shame that we finished badly," commented Percy, who slips to third place overall with his 23rd place finish today. "You simply can't gamble like that with this field of people like Bromby and Reynolds who are so consistent".

The team of Jez Fanstone and Luke Chapman finished a disappointing 31st today dropping them to 10th overall from 7th.

The story of the day was six-time Bacardi Cup champion Vince Brun and crew Brian Terhaar who caught some incredible breezes and took a sizeable lead in the third turn finishing the race in first place. Brun was black flagged for an early start the second day in a row and his first-place finish today will not count.

"I'm just getting antsy as I get older; I don't know what happened," said Brun. "It's such a shame that I can't keep the results."

Austalians Ian Walker and crew Nick Williams' fifth place finish today and yesterday moves them into seventh overall. Walker said he was very fortunate to ride some strong winds on the right side. "It's always tough and not getting any easier out there, but there were no major accidents and people are playing by the rules," he said.

2001 Bacardi Cup winner Peter Bromby of Bermuda moves into first place overall with a fourth place finish today. He held in the top 20 around the first two turns and aggressively pulled ahead in turn three passing Rod Davis and Sweden's Fredrik Loof.

Of the favorites, only Bromby and Presti crossed the finish line in the top10 today.

2003 BACARDI CUP DAY THREE RESULTS - Top 10
Skipper/Crew (Country)
1. Peter Vessella and Brian Fatih (USA - Burlingame,CA)
2. Augie Diaz and Mark Strube (USA - Miami, FL)
3. George Szabo and Christian Finnsgard (USA - San Diego, CA)
4. Peter Bromby and Martin Siese (Bermuda)
5. Ian Walker and Nick Williams (Australia)
6. Colin Beashel and David Giles (Australia)
7. Andy Lovell and Eric Oefgen (USA -New Orleans, LA)
8. Flavio Marazzi and Enrico de Maria (Switzerland)
9. Steven Keely and Bill Holoweski (Bahamas)
10. Phillipe Presti and Jean-Philippe Saliou (Fance)

Pos Crew From R1 R2 R3 Total
1 PETER BROMBY & MARTIN SIESE BER 6 9 4 19
2 GEORGE SZABO & CHRISTIAN FINNSGARD USA 4 17 3 24
3 IAIN PERCY & STEVE MITCHELL UK 1 4 23 28
4 MARK REYNOLDS & MAGNUS LILJEDAHL USA 7 10 11 28
5 ANDY LOVELL & ERIC OETGEN USA 5 19 7 31
6 AUGIE DIAZ & MARK STRUBE USA 10 26 2 38
7 IAN WALKER & NICK WILLIAMS AUS 28 5 5 38
8 JOHN KOSTECKI & AUSTIN SPERRY USA 8 12 28 48
9 DOUG SCHOEFIELD & ROBERT SCHOEFIELD USA 9 21 22 52
10 JEZ FANSTONE & LUKE CHAPMAN UK 23 1 31 55
11 PHILLIPE PRESTI & JEAN-PHILLIPE SALIOU FRA 20 27 10 57
12 BILL HARDESTY & WILL STOUT USA 43 2 13 58
13 PETER VESSELLA & BRIAN FAITH USA 17 46 1 64
14 GONZALO ARAUJO & MARCOS IGLESIAS ESP 24 11 29 64
15 FREDRIK LOOF & ANDES EKSTROM SWE 3 45 17 65
16 COLIN BEASHEL & DAVID GILES AUS 35 24 6 65
17 JOE HELLMICH & MARTIN NIXDORF GER 39 8 18 65
18 FLAVIO MARAZZI & ENRICO DEMARIA SUI 11 50 8 69
19 JIMMIE LOWE & ANDREW HIGGS BAH 46 6 20 72
20 ROD DAVIS & ANTHONY SHANKS IRE 26 48 12 86
21 LARRY WHIPPLE & DARIN JENSEN USA 36 20 35 91
22 RICK MERRIMAN & BILL BENNETT USA 22 31 38 91
23 JOHN MACCAUSLAND & SHANE ZWINGELBERG USA 16 53 25 94
24 XAVIER ROHART & YANNICK ADDE FRA 2 62 32 96
25 DOUG SMITH & MARTY DALTON USA 34 36 26 96
26 CHRISTOPH GAUTSCHI & ALEX GOUDA SUI 38 15 44 97
27 ROBERTO BENAMATI & FILIPPO DOMENICALI ITA 37 34 27 98
28 PHILLIP ROTERMUND & FLORIAN FENDT GER 21 40 39 100
29 JOE LONDRIGAN & JON VANDERMOLEN USA 33 56 14 103
30 KEVIN HALL & MARK NEWBROOK USA 19 71 16 106
31 BILL ALLEN & FRED WEBER USA 44 42 21 107
32 PAUL SUSTRONK & MIKE WOLFS CAN 30 43 37 110
33 CARLO LOOS & MARKUS MEHLEN AUT 31 54 34 119
34 NEDKO VASILEV & JON RODGERS BUL 45 29 46 120
35 WERNER FRITZ & THOMAS AURRACHER GER 14 52 63 129
36 HANS FOGH & DAVID CAESAR CAN 47 44 45 136
37 PAUL CAYARD & PHIL TRINTER USA 12 113\BFD 15 140
38 BRIAN CRAMER & MARK DOLAN CAN 51 13 79 143
39 STEVEN KELLY & BILL HOLOWESKO BAH 113\DNF 25 9 147
40 IAIN MURRAY & ANDREW PALFREY AUS 13 25\ZFP 113\OCS 151
41 FRANK TUSCH & CARSTEN WITT GER 113\DNF 7 33 153
42 ROBERTO BERMUDEZ & DOMINGO MANRIQUE ESP 18 23 113\DNF 154
43 GENE MCCARTHY & GLENN MCCARTHY USA 58 49 47 154
44 ANDREW MACDONALD & SCOTT PACK USA 113\DNF 14 30 157
45 MARC PICKEL & TONY KOLB GER 15 33 113\OCS 161
46 HENNING VOIGHT & DIRK STRUVE GER 70 67 24 161
47 DAVIS BUCKLEY & COREY BAKER USA 60 32 73 165
48 RICK PETERS & CHRIS ROGERS USA 53 51 62 166
49 KLAUS MEYER & PETER MENNING GER 75 18 77 170
50 J. PIEPER & JOCHEN WOLFRAM GER 40 87 43 170
51 DIRK DERIDDER & H DERIDDER NED 76 30 65 171
52 WILLIAM HENDERSHOT & ALAIN VRANDERICK CAN 69 55 50 174
53 MICHAEL KOCH & MARCUS KOCH GER 27 113\BFD 36 176
54 BILL FIELDS & STEVE BROWN USA 79 37 61 177
55 ALFONSO DOMINGOS & BERNARDO SANTOS POR 25 113\BFD 40 178
56 GUY BRIERRE & BUDDY CLARK USA 68 35 81 184
57 JAMES FREEMAN & MATTHEW FREEMAM USA 48 70 67 185
58 JOHN FINCH & LARRY SCOTT CAN 59 86 41 186
59 ALEJANDRO BUGACOV & MARIO FUMAGALLO ARG 71 64 56 191
60 BARTON BEEK & WILL SWIGART USA 73 65 57 195
61 WILLIAM JOYCE & CHRIS NIELSEN USA 67 41 89 197
62 J. KOK & GERARD VAN DER KROGT NED 55 88 54 197
63 KENNETH PALMGREN & JONI LEEVE FIN 54 77 66 197
64 STEVE BRAVERMAN & MIKE CHRISTMAN USA 57 85 55 197
65 JOCHEN SCHWARZ & OSKAR DALVIT MON 42 82 75 199
66 HERMAN SCHWYTER & ANDREAS WILDI SUI 77 78 49 204
67 JACK RICKARD & JOHN KOOPMAN USA 63 59 82 204
68 KARL ANDERSON & TIM HOCHKISS USA 113\OCS 22 70 205
69 RICCARDO SIMONESCHI & FERNINANDO COLANINNO ITA 113\OCS 75 19 207
70 ALEXANDER HAGEN & OLIVER VITZTHUM GER 32 63 113\OCS 208
71 RENATO IRRERA & MARENCO MAREO ITA 72 94 42 208
72 KYLE HENEHAN & PATRICK HAFER USA 90 69 51 210
73 KEN ALLEN & SERGEY LEONIDOV USA 49 90 78 217
74 LEO PELEKANAKIS & KODOGOURIS GRE 113\DNS 38 69 220
75 ANDY HORTON & DARRYL HIATT USA 113\DNF 39 68 220
76 FRANCESCO BERTOROTTA & ANDREA VEGGETTI ITA 113\OCS 60 48 221
77 JAMES BEATTY & TONY KARAHANAS CAN 83 66 72 221
78 MARKO DAHLBERG & VILLE KURKI DEN 41 68 113\OCS 222
79 BILL CULBERTSON & STEVE KOSTOSKI USA 62 47 113\OCS 222
80 JOHN JENKINS & EBBY DUPONT USA 64 84 76 224
81 DAVE WATT & JOHN FRY USA 113\DNS 28 84 225
82 JOCK KOHLHAS & RICHARD ZIRKLE USA 113\DNF 61 53 227
83 STEVE RUBINKAM & BRAD LICHTER USA 85 92 52 229
84 KENT HEITZINGER & ETHAN LEWIS USA 52 95\ZFP 83 230
85 GARY MACDONALD & HOWARD DAVIS USA 80 80 71 231
86 CLAUDE BONANNI & GENNADY KOROKLOV USA 87 58 88 233
87 KEN WOODS & RON REZAC USA 61 81 91 233
88 JOHN CHIARELLA & BOB CARLSON USA 91 57 86 234
89 TERRY HUTCHINSON & ANDREW SCOTT USA 113\DNS 16 113\OCS 242
90 JOHN VANDERHOFF & ROWAN PERKINS USA 65 113\BFD 64 242
91 CHARLES KOLBERMAN IV & CHARLES KOLBERMAN III USA 86 100 58 244
92 JACK BUTTON & CHRIS BATCHELOR USA 66 93 85 244
93 BERT COLLINS & GUY AVELLON USA 113\DNF 74 59 246
94 FELIX TONNE & ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER GER 82 72 94 248
95 PAUL SEVESTRE & VINCENT BERENGUIER FRA 113\OCS 79 60 252
96 DIERK THOMSEN & LARS THOMSEN GER 84 89 80 253
97 VINCE BRUN & BRIAN TERHAAR USA 29 113\BFD 113\OCS 255
98 JOE ZAMBELLA & MARK SOKOLICH USA 113\DNS 76 74 263
99 SHARON CROCKETT & BONNIE UNSWORTH USA 92 83 96 271
100 POGGI GIAMPIERO & GIOVANNI STILO ITA 50 113\BFD 113\OCS 276
101 ED DESMARAIS & BRIAN ELLIS USA 93 91 93 277
102 BOB TEITGE & JIM ALEXANDER USA 78 113\BFD 90 281
103 HANS BUCHER & ED GERRMANN USA 81 113\ZFP 87 281
104 A TAMBURINI & F RICCI ITA 56 113\ZFP 113\OCS 282
105 GREG DYER & AARON HEIRS USA 89 98 95 282
106 TED LAVERY & JOHN CARNEY ISV 74 101 113\DNS 288
107 HARRY WALKER & ALAN WARREN USA 88 113\DNS 92 293
108 BRIAN MCKAY & JENNIFER CONWAY CAN 113\DNF 96 97 306
109 SAMUEL HOPKINS & BART KAPLAN USA 113\OCS 102 98 313
110 TOM WYSOCKEY & MIKE WYSOCKEY USA 113\DNS 97 113\DNF 323
111 ARTHUR ANASOV & DAVID CESARE USA 113\DNS 113\DNS 113\DNS 339T
112 FELICE BORTOLI & FRANCO COPPO ITA 113\DNF 113\DNS 113\DNS 339T

Latest Comments

Add a comment - Members log in

Tags

Latest news!

Back to top
    Back to top