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Robertissima by a point

First OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series champion crowned

Sunday April 28th 2013, Author: James Boyd, Location: none selected

Roberto Tomasini Grinover skipper of Robertissima, has bcome the first ever and newly crowned of the OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series.

Caribbean Champion Tomasini Grinover was accompanied by tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew comprised of Gaetano Figlia di Granara, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Armin Raderbauer, Pablo Torrado and Nevio Sabadin.

Second overall in the Series was Dalton DeVos on Delta with tactician Jonathan McKee, followed by Ryan DeVos with Ed Baird as tactician on Volpe in third.

The last day of racing concluded in the British Virgin Islands under excellent conditions. 8-10 knots held steady for the teams to squeeze in four final races, in which the youngest DeVos, Dalton, claimed bullets in races four and seven. Other race winners included the BVI's own Mark Plaxton on INTAC who ended up in third overall at the event. Alex Jackson's Leenabarca won race five.

Results: 

Pos Yacht Owner R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Net
1 Robertissima 1 Roberto Tomasini Grinover 1 4 1 2 3 5 3 14
2 Delta Dalton DeVos 3 1 5 1 4 6 1 15
3 INTAC James Mark Plaxton 2 3 6 7 2 1 6 20
4 Smile and Wave Jaime Torres 5 2 2 5 5 2 4 20
5 Leenabarca Alex Jackson 4 5 3 3 1 7 5 21
6 Volpe Ryan DeVos 6 6 4 4 6 4 2 26
7 SOCA Luis Juarbe 7 7 7 6 7 3 7 37

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