Star Worlds: Diaz and Prada Maintain Pace

Published on April 14th, 2016

Miami, FL (April 14, 2016) – After yesterday’s layday, the teams returned to the waters for the fourth race of the Star World Championship. The start was clear except for Andrew Macdonald/ Brad Nichol (USA), and the 72-boat fleet began Course 3 (five legs) at 2 miles a leg in 7 knots from 140° wind direction.

Playing the middle-right in the first leg was more favored but speed was also a big factor for this light wind day. As the day progressed, the wind turned slightly to the right and climbed to 10 knots.

Brian Ledbetter/ Joshua Revkin (USA) rounded the first mark in the lead and maintained their position until the final leg, getting passed by Diego Negri/ Sergio Lambertenghi (ITA) just before the finish line.

Overall leaders Augie Diaz/ Bruno Prada (USA) finished third, continuing the consistency that has earned them all top four scores.

With six races planned, the results will shuffle tomorrow when the discard occurs after race five.

Day Four Standings (Top 10 of 72; 4 races)
1. Augie Diaz / Bruno Prada , USA – 3 -4 -1 -3 ; 11
2. Diego Negri / Sergio Lambertenghi , ITA – 7 -3 -4 -1 ; 15
3. Brian Ledbetter / Joshua Revkin , USA – 5 -20 -2 -2 ; 29
4. Lars Schmidt Grael / Samuel Goncalves , BRA – 9 -12 -5 -4 ; 30
5. Andrew Macdonald / Brad Nichol , USA – 11 -5 -8 -11 ; 35
6. George Szabo / Steve Mitchell , USA – 1 -9 -19 -16 ; 45
7. Peter Vessella / Phil Trinter , USA – 4 -25 -11 -5 ; 45
8. Hubert Merkelbach / Markus Koy , GER – 10 -17 -18 -8 ; 53
9. Tom Londrigan Jr / TC Belco , USA – 25 -7 -10 -14 ; 56
10. Eric Doyle / Payson Infelise , USA – 8 -8 -25 -15 ; 56

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Seventy-two teams are competing from 13 nations: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine and United States.

Six races are scheduled, with a boat’s series score to be the total of her race scores with her worst score discarded when five or more races are completed. Racing is scheduled on April 10-16.

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