Gold Cup Concludes With A Robertissima Ring

Published on November 9th, 2014

Miami, FL (November 9, 2014) – With every ounce of optimism, all fifteen competing teams anxiously took to the waters off South Beach on Sunday morning, the final day of competition at the 2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta, hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC). Unfortunately, the wind Gods disappeared and the rain filled in, washing away any hope of additional racing. Instead, despite the periodic heavy downpours, the fleet filed into Monty’s for an awesome afternoon of food, beer, drinks, music, celebration and awards, the perfect fleet ramp-up and send off to the World Championship taking place on December 1-7 in Miami.

Around midday, PRO Anderson Reggio realized that the conditions the fleet had hoped for was not going to materialize, hence the decision to call off any further racing. Shortly thereafter, at Monty’s Sunset at South Beach the awards ceremony took place naming Pierre Casiraghi and this Robertissima team comprised of tactician Vasco Vascotto, Federico Michetti, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Simone Spangaro, Stefano Nicolussi and Armin Raderbauer as 2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup Champions!

With no added races on Sunday, overnight results stand as is. In second overall is Alessandro Rombelli’s STIG with Terry Hutchinson on tactics, followed by Japan’s Keisuke Suzuki on Swing finishing third.

At the awards ceremony, the Coconut Grove Sailing Club Cup award went to Dalton DeVos on Delta. Congratulations to Dalton as his team was the highest ranked Melges 32 in the results that also competed in last month’s Coconut Grove Sailing Club Cup Regatta.

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