Bromby takes Bacardi Cup

Percy and Mitchell pipped at the post as top ranking Star boat racing concludes in Miami

Friday March 7th 2003, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States
Peter Bromby and Martin Siese of Bermuda won their second Bacardi Cup today after a second place finish in the sixth daily race of the Star Class regatta on Biscayne Bay. World Champions Percy and Mitchell finished in 28th place and take second place overall with 32 points.

Consistency was the key all week for Bromby and Siese, who finished with 24 points. "If you can stay in the top 10 in every race you have a good shot at winning the regatta," said Bromby. "We didn't take too many chances today and tried to get off the starting line in good shape." Siese added, "Percy looked like he took a gamble today and it didn't pay off for him."

According to Percy, he headed for the wrong mark on the first turn. "Sometime routes open up and some times they don't, and today they didn't," he said, "but we'll drag it (the Bacardi Cup) away from the Americas sooner or later."

John Kostecki and crew Austin Sperry crossed the finish line first in today's race and take third place overall with Andy Lovell and crew Eric Oetgen taking fifth overall.

The Miami team of Augie Diaz and Mark Strube went into the final race in second place overall but had a really unlucky day today and finished in 43rd place and fifth overall. "It was a tough fleet," admitted Diaz.

"We got greedy and started fast but we didn't see the first marks until after we tacked. By then it was too late," explained Strube.

The start of today's race was delayed one hour due to shifting winds and two false starts. Four boats were black-flagged and the UK team of Jez Fanstone and Luke Chapman split their mast at the first mark. Out of a fleet of 112 boats only 88 finished in today's sixth race.

Two-time Olympic Gold medal winner and seven-time Bacardi Cup champion Mark Reynolds Diego did not succeed in defending his title and attempting to break his Bacardi Cup win tie with Ding Schoonmaker. He finishes in seventh place overall and said earlier in the week: "If I don't do it this year, we'll come back next year to try again."

"This is my second Bacardi Cup and I think it's the best regatta in the world. They're not that many regattas that have the winning combination of warm weather, great committee work and lots of fun," said 2000 Olympic Silver medallist Ian Walker of Australia. Early favorites Walker and his crew Nick Williams finished eighth overall, and Paul Cayard, the 1988 World Champion and also a world and Olympic champion as crew, finished 11th overall.

2002 Star European Champion Fredrik Loof of Sweden finished 10th overall and Xavier Rohart of France finished 17th. Five-time Bacardi Cup champion Vince Brun of San Diego finished in 48th place overall.

Established in Havana, Cuba, in 1927 and held at the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami, FL since 1962, the Bacardi Cup is the only Cuban-born sporting event that survives today in the United States. It is fully-sponsored by Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

2003 BACARDI CUP DAY SIX RESULTS - Top 10
Skipper/Crew (Country)

1. John Kostecki and Austin Sperry (USA - Miami)
2. Peter Bromby and Martin Siese (Bermuda)
3. Rick Merriman and Bill Bennett (USA - San Diego, CA)
4. Terry Hutchinson and Andrew Scott (USA - Annapolis, MD)
5. Ian Walker and Nick Williams (Australia)
6. Andy Lovell and Eric Oetgen (USA - New Orleans, LA)
7. Phillipe Presti and Jean-Phillipe Saliou (France)
8. Paul Cayard and Phil Trinter (USA- Kentfield, CA)
9. George Szabo and Christian Finnsgard (USA - San Diego, CA)
10. Doug Schoefield and Robert Schoefield (USA- Annapolis, MD)

Full results:

Pos Crew Country R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 PETER BROMBY & MARTIN SIESE BER 6 -9 4 9 3 2 24
2 IAIN PERCY & STEVE MITCHELL UK 1 4 23 3 1 -26 32
3 JOHN KOSTECKI & AUSTIN SPERRY USA 8 12 -28 15 7 1 43
4 ANDY LOVELL & ERIC OETGEN USA 5 -19 7 19 6 6 43
5 AUGIE DIAZ & MARK STRUBE USA 10 26 2 4 4 -43 46
6 GEORGE SZABO & CHRISTIAN FINNSGARD USA 4 -17 3 17 17 10 51
7 MARK REYNOLDS & MAGNUS LILJEDAHL USA 7 10 11 13 -27 16 57
8 IAN WALKER & NICK WILLIAMS AUS -28 5 5 22 24 5 61
9 COLIN BEASHEL & DAVID GILES AUS -35 24 6 6 8 20 64
10 FREDRIK LOOF & ANDES EKSTROM SWE 3 45 17 2 2 (113\DNF) 69
11 PAUL CAYARD & PHIL TRINTER USA 12 (113\BFD) 15 23 11 9 70
12 PHILLIPE PRESTI & JEAN-PHILLIPE SALIOU FRA 20 27 10 8 -32 8 73
13 IAIN MURRAY & ANDREW PALFREY AUS 13 25\ZFP (113\OCS) 5 12 21 76
14 BILL HARDESTY & WILL STOUT USA -43 2 13 10 23 29 77
15 RICK MERRIMAN & BILL BENNETT USA 22 31 -38 7 15 3 78
16 DOUG SCHOFIELD & ROBERT SCHOFIELD USA 9 21 22 18 -26 11 81
17 XAVIER ROHART & YANNICK ADDE FRA 2 -62 32 24 5 37\ZFP 100
18 FLAVIO MARAZZI & NELS HOLLWEG SUI 11 50 8 21 14 (113\BFD) 104
19 MARC PICKEL & TONY KOLB GER 15 33 (113\OCS) 1 30 30 109
20 PETER VESSELLA & BRIAN FAITH USA 17 -46 1 31 33 29\ZFP 111
21 STEVEN KELLY & BILL HOLOWESKO BAH (113\DNF) 25 9 33 36 12 115
22 JEZ FANSTONE & LUKE CHAPMAN UK 23 1 31 41 28 (113\DNF) 124
23 GONZALO ARAUJO & MARCOS IGLESIAS ESP 24 11 29 -48 22 41 127
24 ROBERTO BERMUDEZ & DOMINGO MANRIQUE ESP 18 23 28\RDG -38 28\RDG 33 130
25 FRANK TUSCH & CARSTEN WITT GER (113\DNF) 7 33 26 20 45 131
26 DIRK DERIDDER & H DERIDDER NED -76 30 65 14 9 13 131
27 JOHN MACCAUSLAND & SHANE ZWINGELBERG USA 16 -53 25 45 25 24 135
28 ROD DAVIS & ANTHONY SHANKS IRL 26 48 12 16 34 (113\BFD) 136
29 JOE HELLMICH & MARTIN NIXDORF GER 39 8 18 30 46 (113\DNF) 141
30 JOE LONDRIGAN & JON VANDERMOLEN USA 33 -56 14 47 13 36 143
31 ALEXANDER HAGEN & OLIVER VITZTHUM GER 32 63 (113\OCS) 11 21 18 145
32 PAUL SUSTRONK & MIKE WOLFS CAN 30 43 37 27 -52 14 151
33 WERNER FRITZ & THOMAS AURRACHER GER 14 52 -63 37 19 35 157
34 JIMMIE LOWE & ANDREW HIGGS BAH 46 6 20 44 -62 47 163
35 LARRY WHIPPLE & DARIN JENSEN USA 36 20 35 32 41 -54 164
36 ROBERTO BENAMATI & FILIPPO DOMENICALI ITA 37 34 27 46 (113\OCS) 28 172
37 MICHAEL KOCH & MARCUS KOCH GER 27 (113\BFD) 36 25 47 38 173
38 TERRY HUTCHINSON & ANDREW SCOTT USA (113\DNS) 16 113\OCS 34 10 4 177
39 PHILLIP ROTERMUND & FLORIAN FENDT GER 21 40 39 43 40 -61 183
40 CHRISTOPH GAUTSCHI & ALEX GOUDA SUI 38 15 44 -73 53 34 184
41 BILL ALLEN & FRED WEBER USA 44 42 21 -70 58 19 184
42 ALFONSO DOMINGOS & BERNARDO SANTOS POR 25 (113\BFD) 40 52 31 37 185
43 DOUG SMITH & MARTY DALTON USA 34 36 26 54 35 (113\DNF) 185
44 ANDY HORTON & DARRYL HIATT USA (113\DNF) 39 68 20 39 25 191
45 LEO PELEKANAKIS & KODOGOURIS GRE (113\DNS) 38 69 28 16 49\ZFP 200
46 KEVIN HALL & MARK NEWBROOK USA 19 71 16 42 (113\OCS) 53 201
47 CARLO LOOS & MARKUS MEHLEN AUT 31 54 34 39 -55 44 202
48 VINCE BRUN & BRIAN TERHAAR USA 29 (113\BFD) 113\OCS 36 18 17 213
49 RICCARDO SIMONESCHI & FERNINANDO COLANINNO ITA (113\OCS) 75 19 59 29 31 213
50 DAVE WATT & JOHN FRY USA (113\DNS) 28 83 12 51 42 216
51 HANS FOGH & DAVID CAESAR CAN 47 44 45 -51 43 39 218
52 ANDREW MACDONALD & SCOTT PACK USA (113\DNF) 14 30 68 50 60 222
53 JOSEPH PIEPER & JOCHEN WOLFRAM GER 40 -87 43 58 54 32 227
54 J. KOK & GERARD VAN DER KROGT NED 55 -88 54 55 42 22 228
55 NEDKO VASILEV & JON ROGERS BUL 45 29 46 57 56 -66 233
56 BRIAN CRAMER & MARK DOLAN CAN 51 13 -78 65 57 51 237
57 KARL ANDERSON & TIM HOCHKISS USA (113\OCS) 22 70 72 38 56 258
58 GUY BRIERRE & BUDDY CLARK USA 68 35 -80 29 77 50 259
59 HENNING VOIGHT & DIRK STRUVE GER 70 67 24 -106 59 40 260
60 PAUL SEVESTRE & VINCENT BERENGUIER FRA (113\OCS) 79 60 35 44 52 270
61 JAMES FREEMAN & MATTHEW FREEMAM USA 48 70 67 -80 37 58 280
62 MARKO DAHLBERG & VILLE KURKI FIN 41 68 (113\OCS) 40 113\OCS 23 285
63 KLAUS MEYER & PETER MENNING GER 75 18 76 62 60 (113\DNF) 291
64 RICK PETERS & CHRIS ROGERS USA 53 51 62 -88 63 63 292
65 BILL FIELDS & STEVE BROWN USA -79 37 61 50 76 76 300
66 GENE MCCARTHY & GLENN MCCARTHY USA 58 49 47 64 (106\ZFP) 92\ZFP 310
67 WILLIAM HENDERSHOT & ALAIN VRANDERICK CAN 69 55 50 -76 74 65 313
68 JACK RICKARD & JOHN KOOPMAN USA 63 59 -81 66 70 55 313
69 BILL CULBERSON & MIKE BROWNING USA 62 47 (113\OCS) 63 75 67 314
70 JOHN VANDERHOFF & ROWAN PERKINS USA 65 (113\BFD) 64 53 73 62 317
71 JOCHEN SCHWARZ & OSKAR DALVIT MON 42 82 74 77 (113\DNF) 48 323
72 RENATO IRRERA & MARENCO MAREO ITA 72 -94 42 82 61 72 329
73 POGGI GIAMPIERO & GIOVANNI STILO ITA 50 (113\BFD) 113\OCS 61 48 57 329
74 BERT COLLINS & GUY AVELLON USA (113\DNF) 74 59 83 64 49 329
75 DAVIS BUCKLEY & COREY BAKER USA 60 32 72 -85 85 82 331
76 WILLIAM JOYCE & CHRIS NIELSEN USA 67 41 88 -102 66 74 336
77 KENNETH PALMGREN & JONI LEEVE FIN 54 77 66 74 68 -78 339
78 KYLE HENEHAN & PATRICK HAFER USA 90 69 51 86 (113\DNS) 46 342
79 JOHN FINCH & LARRY SCOTT CAN 59 86 41 (113\OCS) 45 113\DNF 344
80 JOCK KOHLHAS & RICHARD ZIRKLE USA (113\DNF) 61 53 71 49 113\BFD 347
81 JOHN JENKINS & EBBY DUPONT USA 64 -84 75 56 72 80 347
82 STEVE BRAVERMAN & MIKE CHRISTMAN USA 57 -85 55 79 82 75 348
83 ALEJANDRO BUGACOV & MARIO FUMAGALLO ARG 71 64 56 91 67 (113\BFD) 349
84 FRANCESCO BERTOROTTA & ANDREA VEGGETTI ITA (113\OCS) 60 48 69 65 113\DNF 355
85 KEN ALLEN & SERGEY LEONIDOV USA 49 -90 77 78 80 71 355
86 BARTON BEEK & WILL SWIGART USA 73 65 57 81 -83 79 355
87 KENT HEITZINGER & ETHAN LEWIS USA 52 95\ZFP 82 60 71 (113\DNS) 360
88 KEN WOODS & RON REZAC USA 61 81 -90 84 69 69 364
89 GARY MACDONALD & HOWARD DAVIS USA -80 80 71 67 79 68 365
90 JOHN CHIARELLA & BOB CARLSON USA -91 57 85 90 87 64 383
91 JAMES BEATTY & TONY KARAHANAS CAN 83 66 (113\DSQ) 49 113\RAF 81 392
92 STEVE RUBINKAM & BRAD LICHTER USA 85 92 52 75 93 (113\DNS) 397
93 JACK BUTTON & CHRIS BATCHELOR USA 66 93 84 -98 81 77 401
94 CLAUDE BONANNI & GENNADY KOROKLOV USA 87 58 87 87 88 (113\DNF) 407
95 HERMAN SCHWYTER & ANDREAS WILDI SUI 77 78 49 99 (113\DNF) 113\DNS 416
96 CHARLES KOHLERMANN IV & CHARLES KOHLERMANN III USA 86 100 58 89 91 (113\DNF) 424
97 HARRY WALKER & ALAN WARREN USA 88 (113\DNS) 91 104 78 73 434
98 DIERK THOMSEN & LARS THOMSEN GER 84 89 79 93 89 (113\DNS) 434
99 A TAMBURINI & F RICCI ITA 56 (113\ZFP) 113\OCS 96 113\OCS 59 437
100 HANS BUCHER & ED GERRMANN USA 81 (113\ZFP) 86 97 92 83 439
101 ED DESMARAIS & BRIAN ELLIS USA 93 91 92 -94 86 84 446
102 BOB TEITGE & JIM ALEXANDER USA 78 (113\BFD) 89 105 90 85 447
103 FELIX TONNE & ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER GER 82 72 93 109 95 (113\DNS) 451
104 JOE ZAMBELLA & MARK SOKOLICH USA (113\DNS) 76 73 92 113\OCS 113\DNS 467
105 SHARON CROCKETT & BONNIE UNSWORTH USA 92 83 95 95 (113\DNS) 113\DNS 478
106 SAMUEL HOPKINS & BART KAPLAN USA (113\OCS) 102 97 107 96 86 488
107 GREG DYER & AARON HEIRS USA 89 98 94 103 (113\DNS) 113\DNF 497
108 TED LAVERY & JOHN CARNEY USA 74 101 (113\DNS) 101 113\DNS 113\DNS 502
109 BRIAN MCKAY & JENNIFER CONWAY CAN (113\DNF) 96 96 100 113\DNS 113\DNF 518
110 TOM WYSOCKEY & TOM LONDRIGAN USA (113\DNS) 97 113\DNF 108 94 113\DNS 525
111 ARTHUR ANASOV & DAVID CESARE CAN (113\DNS) 113\DNS 113\DNS 113\DNS 113\DNS 113\DNS 565T
112 FELICE BORTOLI & FRANCO COPPO ITA (113\DNF) 113\DNS 113\DNS 113\DNS 113\DNS 113\DNS 565T

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