Acura Miami IRTP52

After 5 races in IRC 1:

1 RAN          Niklas Zennstrom    GBR    1 1 1 2 3   8
2 RIO           Charles Dunstone   GBR    2 2 3 1 1   9
3 SYNERGY   Sergey Pichugin   RUS    3 3 2 3 2   13
4 ANEMA        Ennio Staffini        USA    4 4 5 4 4    21

By Bill Wagner

Conditions were once again ideal as an international fleet of 42 boats in four classes completed two races in 12-16 knot easterly winds off South Beach. Niklas Zennstrom’s TP52 Ran remained atop the IRC 1 class.

“It was classic south Florida conditions in March… a great day to go sailboat racing,” Deputy Race Officer Dick Neville said. “It was shifty enough to make it tactical, but for the most part very steady.”

IRC 1 consists entirely of boats built to the TP 52 rule and Ran holds a narrow one-point advantage over Rio, the British entry skippered by Charles Dunstone that won both races on Friday. Those two teams finished first and third, respectively at Acura Key West 2009 and are now battling for the Acura Grand Prix Championship in IRC 1.

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