RegattaActiveImages, Bacardi Cup 2006
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Bacardi Cup, Day 1 March 5, 2006 Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami FL Beautiful start to a beautiful event. Mark Reynolds leads the way.
Star class site. Event website.
Bacardi Cup, Day 2 March 6, 2006 Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami FL Exciting racing in winds SW 10 - 14. After a black flag start took out the leaders, Dane / Sperry edged out Pickel / Bordowski by inches to take the win and the series lead. Event website.
Bacardi Cup, Day 3 March 7, 2006 Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami FL Wow!! Winds variable 15 - 25 NNW, "Olympic" course. Wild mark roundings by folks who've forgotten how reaching works. Multiple BFDs shook up the leader board, with Reynolds / Finnsgard and Dane / Sperry emerging one / two when the spray settled. Star class site. Event website.
Bacardi Cup, Day 4 March 8, 2006 Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami FL Fluctuating winds (8 - 20) and some big shifts (E to NNE) gave competitors a lot to think about. A huge rightie on the last beat shook things up. Once again, Dane / Sperry ruled, challenged closely by Scheidt / Prada and Makila / Heinonen. Star class site. Event website.
Bacardi Cup, Day 5 March 9, 2006 Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami FL Fluctuating winds again (10 - 20) but winds stayed put, more or less SE. Strong winds before the start inspired the race committee to set another reaching course. Bromby / McNiven held off a charging Pickel / Borkowski for the win and an overall fourth place. Dane / Sperry stayed on top with a sixth place finish; Pickel / Borkowski second over all. Star class site. Event website.
Bacardi Cup, Final Race March 10, 2006 Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami FL More perfect race conditions. Rohart / Rambeau post convincing win in the final race. Dane / Sperry finish fourth to win the 79th Bacardi Cup! Star class site. Event website.

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