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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DeVos’ Delta Remains In Control in OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Event No. 2 at Rolex Regatta

Otterbox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series event 2, day 2

Final showdown on Sunday to produce grand finale in Otterbox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series

Saturday, day two of the 40th Anniversary edition of the International Rolex Regatta, hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club proved to be just as challenging as the first, this time not only for the nine participating Melges 32 teams, but also for the Race Committee. Despite the hardships, Dalton DeVos aboard Delta delivered a 1-5-1 daily result to further secure first place overall with seven races now complete and one discard in effect. He sits six points ahead of Jason Carroll’s Argo now in second, while Richard Goransson on Inga From Sweden slips back one slot to finish third. [Read more…]

Young Gun Takes Control Of OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Event No. 2 at Rolex Regatta

21-year old Dalton DeVos comes on strong to take the lead in OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Event No. 2 in St Thomas, USVI

Friday marked the opening day at the 40th Anniversary edition of the International Rolex Regatta, hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club. PRO Dave Brennan fired off four amazing windward/leeward races placing the youngest helmsman in the fleet, Dalton DeVos aboard Delta in first place overall, ahead by two points. In second place is Richard Goransson on Inga From Sweden. Rounding out the top three is Jason Carroll on Argo. [Read more…]

Rolex Regatta Sets Stage For Second Act Of OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series

Tomasini Grinover Seeks More Victory In St. Thomas in Otterbox OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series

The International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA) will usher in round two of competition at the 2013 OtterBox Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series (VISS) this weekend, March 22-24, held in conjunction with the International Rolex Regatta, hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club in beautiful St. Thomas, USVI. Nine top-shelf Melges 32 teams have arrived and are anxiously awaiting some very heated competition, in particular Virgin Gorda, Event No. 1 winner and current series leader Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima. [Read more…]

Tomasini Grinover Wins The 2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Virgin Gorda Event

Roberto Tomasini Grinover, Robertissima – 2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series – Virgin Gorda Champion

Congratulations are in full order for Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima with tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew comprised of Gaetano Figlia di Granara, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Armin Raderbauer, Pablo Torrado and Nevio Sabadin as they are 2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series, Event No. 1 Virgin Gorda champions! [Read more…]