bacardi 2013 day 2-2

Regatta leader Pieter Taselaar makes use of a quick set to extend on the run. Below: getting off the line quickly was key on Friday. Photos by Dan Tucker

 

No reason for question marks when determining whether it was a fun day on the water in Miami for Day 2 of Bacardi Miami Sailing Week, presented by EFG Bank.  The winds filled at 9-12 knots and held for the entire day, allowing for five additional races to be sailed to make up for Thursday’s light air affair.  With six races in the books, competitors are able to discard their worst result, which compressed the top of the standings heading into the final day.  The top four teams are separated by only three points, with reigning North American champion Pieter Taselaar and his team aboard Bliksem scoring three seconds, a third and a fourth on the day to take the lead after getting stranded on the wrong side of the course on Thursday.  Taselaar has several teams nipping at his transom, with Brad Boston winning two races on the day to sit in sole possession of second place, two points out of the lead, and two other teams only one point behind him: defending EFG Pan American champion Glyn Locke, and defending Charleston Race Week and HPDO champion Jason Carroll.  Phil Lotz is only two more points behind Locke and Carroll, and only Taselaar has a double-digit finish to his name.  With the biggest wind of the regatta forecast for Saturday’s final day, the regatta is anyone’s game.  Dan Tucker has been posting regular updates to the Rondar Raceboats Facebook page, including 53 photos from Day 2 — “Like” Rondar Raceboats to get regular updates.  We’ve been sharing some of the better ones on the Viper 640 Facebook page too if you don’t already “Like” us. Results.

bacardi 2013 day 2-1