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Documentary: Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019

by Rachele Vitello 19 Apr 15:30 BST 3-9 March 2019
Bacardi J/70 Winter Series at Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, Day 5 © Martina Orsini

Six days of great racing in Miami deliver another epic of racing to crown the best teams in the J/70, Melges 24, Viper 640, Flying Tigers 7.5 and Star classes.

Miami and Biscayne Bay showcased the best days of racing as this iconic racing venue said good-bye to the 500 sailors who competed at the Bacardi Invitational Regatta. A great Easterly breeze of around 10 knots, sun shining warm and wave chop a lot less, all of the classes finished their scheduled races at this the best spring sailing yacht racing event in the North Hemisphere.

Standing alongside Doyle / Infelise on the podium were Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL) and Firithjof Kleen (GER), who also gave themselves an uphill start after a UFD in Race 1, but won two races from the remaining five and finished only two points behind the winners. Another two points back were bronze medalists Eivind Melleby (NOR) and Joshua Revkin (USA). In fourth were defending champions Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi of Italy.

"It's been great, fun, fabulous weather, it all came together nicely, we had great speed, a fantastic team work, good starts and it's great to be in this excellent field with incredible champions," smiled a very satisfied Eric Doyle. "It is our first win even though I have sailed here for 20 times. One time we had a big fight then Ross McDonald came ahead I lost my points; it doesn't matter now, it's great we won it! And we are happy to win 2500 points of the Star Sailors League. We plan to go to the Europeans / SSL Breeze Grand Slam in May and then to the Worlds in Porto Cervo in June, so plenty of racing coming ahead!"

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