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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week, presented by EFG Bank ended in style on Saturday, with the Jackpot team of Brad Boston, Eric Vigrass and Shannon Bush emerging from a five-boat pile-up in the standings to take the title.  Going into the final day, the top five teams were separated by only five points, and each brought their game faces in the teeth of freshening, shifty breeze.  In the first race, Boston’s team took the bullet, moving them into the lead by two points over Glyn Locke’s Fer de Lance team, with Phil and Wendy Lotz two more points behind in the third spot.  Jason Carroll’s Argo team sailed its drop race, and Pieter Taselaar’s Bliksem team added an eighth, which they could ill afford after a 16th in Thursday’s only race.  Lotz’s team won race two, leapfrogging them ahead of Locke, and creating a logjam for the final podium spot, with Locke one point ahead of Carroll and only two points ahead of Taselaar.  No team could afford a bad final race, and Boston put the hammer down with the win in planing conditions, edging out Carroll and Lotz across the line. Lotz held onto second overall with a final race third, and Carroll’s final race

second moved him three points ahead of Locke and Taselaar for the bronze.   Special thanks to Dan Tucker for posting regular updates, photos and videos all weekend to the Rondar Raceboats Facebook page.

Results.

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Regatta winner Brad Boston (bow 20) leads Jason Carroll (bow 60) and Phil and Wendy Lotz (bow 55) down the run in the final race. Right: Boston (sail 201) leads Class Governor Kay VanValkenburgh on the beat on Saturday. Photos by Dan Tucker