H4 builds lead at Melges 14 Midwinters

Published on March 3rd, 2018

Sarasota, FL. (March 3, 2018) – Day two at the Melges 14 Midwinter Championship saw four races in a building 5 to 15 knot breeze, turquoise blue water and 80 degree weather on Sarasota Bay. With no finishes worse than second, Harry Melges IV has established a solid advantage over the fleet.

Race one saw Melges take the early advantage, only to be slowly reeled in by a charging Kyle Navin. Melges held off Navin for a neck-and-neck finish. The next race would pit Melges against Adam Ankers and Daniel Thielman. Ankers showed excellent upwind speed and sailed to a solid second place finish. Thielman held on for a third place finish. The final race saw a significant right shift. Lars Osell took the early lead off of the boat end of the starting line parlaying that into a third place finish, his best of the day.

Peyton Ankers and Jennifer Canestra, the top two females in the fleet, ended the day separated by only three points.

Racing continues through March 4.

Day Two Results (Top 10 of 23; 8 races, 1 discard)
1. USA 4, Harry Melges IV, Buddy Melges Sailing Center, 1-[2]-1-1-1-1-1-1- ; 7
2. 520, Adam Ankers, Privateer Yacht Club, 6-1-[8]-5-3-2-3-2- ; 22
3. 546, Daniel Thielman, Corinthian Yacht Club, [26/DSQ]-5-2-2-5-9-2-6- ; 31T
4. USA-643, Lars Osell, Sarasota youth sailing/Ephraim Yacht club, 2-[8]-5-7-4-5-5-3- ; 31T
5. 609, Todd Wilson, LLSC, 4-3-4-8-8-8-9-[11]- ; 44
6. 527, James Gillian, N/A, 9-4-3-3-[18]-16-6-4- ; 45
7. 547, Auric Horneman, Berkeley Yacht Club, 10-6-11-4-11-4-[14]-5- ; 51
8. 524, Joshua Landers, Privateer Yacht Club, 5-9-6-9-7-[18]-11-9- ; 56
9. 608, Dan McGraw, Lake Lanier Sailing Club, 3-10-7-6-12-11-8-[13]- ; 57
10. USA 646, Sergey Bolotin, Hoofers Sailing Club, 13-15-[19]-10-6-6-10-7- ; 67

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