Tomasini Grinover Crowned 2013 OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Champion

Congratulations to Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima, as he is the first ever and newly crowned 2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series (M32VISS), Caribbean Champion.  Tomasini Grinover was accompanied by tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew comprised of Gaetano Figlia di Granara, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Armin Raderbauer, Pablo Torrado and Nevio Sabadin. [Read more…]

Grinover In Charge At 2013 OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series, final event day one

The first day of racing in the British Virgin Islands at the the 2013 OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series (M32VISS), Caribbean Championship hosted by Peter Island Resort and Spa presented three races and some very challenging, shifty breeze for the opening day of competition. Emerging as first overall is Roberto Tomasini Grinover on Robertissima. Dalton DeVos aboard Delta is seated in second, followed by Jaime Torres on Smile and Wave in third. [Read more…]

DeVos Crowned International Rolex Regatta, OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Event No. 2 Champion

Day 3 of the OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series

Carroll assumes overall OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series lead after two events

The final day of racing at the 2013 OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Event No. 2 held in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary edition of the International Rolex Regatta, hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) awarded 21-year old Dalton DeVos on Delta division honors. In addition to winning his first ever Melges 32 regatta, he also went home with one of four Rolex watches presented as International Regatta trophies.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT TIME AT THE 40TH INTERNATIONAL ROLEX REGATTA

Delta scores a big win in the Melges 32 class, Rolex Regatta. Photo by Ingrid Abery

It was make or break time on the third and final day of racing at the 40th International Rolex Regatta (IRR). Rick Wesslund, who pocketed a precision Rolex timepiece for his class win in CSA Racing 1 aboard his J/120, El Ocaso, sums up the fun this way:

“After three days and six races total, it came down to the last race on the last day to determine the winner in our class,” explains Wesslund, of Miami, Florida. “In the last race, we were in a dead heat with Lazy Dog. Sometimes we were in the lead, and other times they were. It was a real emotional roller coaster, but we just hung in there. We stayed on it and we won.” [Read more…]

Winds play hide and seek with Rolex Regatta fleet

2013 Rolex Regatta – day 2

The traditional March trade winds kicked up to 12 to 15 knots giving sailors great competition on this second day of racing in the 40th International Rolex Regatta (IRR).

The day’s action took place on three stages. The one-design Melges 32 class started out in Great Bay where playing hide-and-seek with the wind caused the race committee to re-set marks further out in Pillsbury Sound. There was also a half-hour mid-day postponement in the IC-24 and Beach Cat classes as the wind ebbed and finally flowed in Jersey Bay. The spinnaker and non-spinnaker fleets had no trouble finding steady wind on courses set along the south coast of neighboring St. John. [Read more…]