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SoCal’s Team Bruce Ayers Notches up another Win in the Melges 24 Class at 2018 Miami Sailing Week

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SoCal’s Drew Freides Captures Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Regatta Win

From the Melges 20 Class Website:

MIAMI, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2018) – Sunshine and big breeze ushered in the final day of competition at the 2017-18 Miami Winter Series hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC). With idyllic, simply spectacular racing conditions in place for a third day in a row, it’s no surprise Drew Freides’ PACIFIC YANKEE took the overall win alongside of team members Morgan Reeser as tactician and Charlie Smythe.

Confirming the final podium positions are Russia’s Vladimir Prosikhin’s NIKA in second, and following in third, flying high with the Monaquese flag, was Achille Onorato’s MASCALZONE LATINO, JR.

With two rounds of 2017-18 Miami Winter Series racing complete, the ranking is well on its way to being defined. Freides officially commands the lead by a slim margin. Prosikin and Igor Rytov’s RUSSIAN BOGATYRS round out the podium spots. Onorato and Alexis Michas’ MIDNIGHT SUN completes the top five.

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SoCal’s Team Drew Friedes Wins 2017/18 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Season Opener

From www.melges20.com:

MIAMI, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2017) – There are times when a venue doesn’t show its best. When it is cold, rainy, the wind won’t cooperate or other adverse weather conditions make for a tough weekend of sailing. There are also times when a venue shines and you feel lucky to experience it. For the first event of the 2017/18 Melges 20 Winter Series, Miami was about as near perfect as a sailor could want with breeze in the 10-13 kt range, smooth water and sunny, warm temps. Throw in a ultra deep fleet with eight awesome races and it was easy to see why Melges 20 sailors wore satisfied, sunbaked smiles at the awards ceremony.

After two days and six races, Drew Freides’ PACIFIC YANKEE led a deep fleet with several teams ready to pounce on the final day. The wind direction was similar the first two days, however the velocity was in the 6-8kt range and flat water; perfect ‘blue groomer’ conditions for the last two races. With a stronger northerly gradient fighting a building Northeast seabreeze, it was a toss up as to which side would pay in the first race.

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SoCal Star Sailors Compete at the 2016 Star Worlds – Event Wrap Up

April 16, 2016 – Miami, FL

72 Teams from 13 countries traveled to Miami, FL this past week  to complete 6 races (one per day)  with one throw out to determine the 2016 Star World Champion.  The USA Team of Augie Diaz and Bruno Prada pulled off the win by a slim two points over the Italian Team of Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi.

Sailing Scuttlebutt Event Wrap Up


Check the final results to see how our SoCal Star Teams performed: Jim Buckingham/Craig Moss, Andrew MacDonald/Brad Nichol, Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise, Brian Ledbetter/Joshua Revkin,  If I missed any SoCal sailors please message me using the contact tab so I can update this list.

CUMULATIVE RESULTS by YachtScoring.com

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Augie Diaz and Bruno Prada Winning the 2016 Star World Champs