Tale of two days at Bacardi Invitational
Published on January 20th, 2019
The 2019 Bacardi Invitational Winter Series continued with the second event of the 3-stage inaugural series on January 19-20 in Miami, FL. With three one design classes attracting 47 teams, Biscayne Bay delivered two distinctly different days for the competition.
Three races were completed by the Melges 24s, J70s, and Flying Tigers on day one in 10-12 knots and sunny skies but the remnants of Winter Storm Harper proved disruptive for day two. Once the system passed, a cloudy and colder WSW breeze at 15-18 knots allowed for two more races.
Final winners were Joel Ronning’s J/70 team of Patrick Wilson, Victor Diaz, Chris Stocke; Bruce Ayeres’ Melges 24 team of Ian Coleman, Chelsey Sims, George Peet, and Mike Buckley; and Nigel Brownett in the Flying Tiger 7.5 with Paul Molenda, Jahn Tihansky, and Andrew Kerr.
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Source: Sara Zanobini