Quantum-led teams dominated the Melges 20 racing world last weekend with wins in Miami and Monaco. Taking first in the open and Corinthian divisions, these teams set the bar high for the 2015 winter sailing season.
At the first event of the 2015 International Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series at Coconut Grove Sailing Club, the six-race event ended with a light air race and a first place finish for Jason Michas on Midnight Blue. That finish slid him into the lead, though he’s currently tied with Marc Hollerbach and Fu with 25 points. In the Corinthian division, Brian Hill and Atlas managed to stay ahead of the fleet, but with only 15 points separating first from third, the series is still up for grabs.
On the other side of the ocean, European Champion Guido Miani controlled the second act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series winning the Beluga Cup. This comes after a second place finish in October’s first act.
The Miami winter series picks up again February 6-8, 2015 while the Monaco series resumes January 16-18, 2015. Congratulations to everyone, and good luck next year!
Miami Winter Series #1
1 – Jason Michas, Midnight Blue
2 – Marc Hollerbach, Fu
3 – Achille Onorato, Mascalzone Latino Jr.
4 – Richard Davies, Section 16
Miami Winter Series #1 – Corinthian Division
1 – Brian Hill, Atlas
2 – Tate Russack, DIESEL
3 – Paul Currie, Wild Deuces
4 – Frank McLaughlin, CAN 254
5 – John Brown, Blind Squirrel
For full results from the Miami Winter Series, Event #1, click here.
Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series Act 2 – Beluga Cup
1 – Guido Miani, Monaco Racing Fleet
2 – Morozov Yuri, Russotrans
4 – Vladimir Prosikhin, Nakimov/Bang Bang
5 – Vladimir Liubomirov, Bronenosec
For full results from the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series Act 2, click here.