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11 March 2012, 12:21 pm
Xavier Rohart and Pierre-Alexis Ponsot (FRA) Win BACARDI Cup
The Star fleet
The fleet at the BACARDI Cup

Bacardi Cup
Miami, USA

The sixth and final race of the 85th BACARDI Cup was won by Flavio Marazzi and Enrico de Maria (SUI) but it was Xavier Rohart & Pierre-Alexis Ponsot (FRA) who took the gold medal.
With five races already on the scoreboard, the Star fleet today completed the sixth race for the 85th BACARDI Cup, being held for the 50th year in Miami. Briefly postponed, the final race for the Stars got underway with just seven knots of breeze from the east southeast. The Swiss team of Flavio Marazzi and Enrico De Maria were across the finish line first, followed by Augie Diaz (USA) with Bruno Prada (BRA), and 2008 Star World Champions Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Dominik Zycki (POL).

Xavier Rohart and Pierre-Alexis Ponsot (FRA) were across fourth, followed by 2008 Olympian Peter O'Leary and David Burrows (IRL). By finishing ahead of the Irish team, Rohart and Ponsot, who had started the day with a three-point lead on O'Leary and Burrows, maintained the point spread to win the championship title with 13 points. O'Leary and Burrows, with 16 points, and Kusznierewicz and Zycki, with 18 points, filled out the remaining podium spots. Diaz and Prada, with finishes of 11-4-7-5-8-2; 26, moved up to fourth overall, with day one leaders, Austria's five-time Olympian Hans Spitzauer and Gerd Habermueller, finishing fifth overall with 29 points.

"It's wonderful," said Xavier Rohart on winning the 85th BACARDI Cup. "I'm extremely happy for this achievement. It's a dream come true! I've been dreaming about it for 10 years and finally it happened. Unfortunately, I'm on my way to the airport as I have to be back home and I will miss the celebration tonight, but my crew and coach will be there. This concludes my training in Miami and I will continue to focus on more training before the Olympics."

Full results, photos and additional information on the 85th BACARDI Cup and BACARDI Miami Sailing Week is available at www.MiamiSailingWeek.com and www.BacardiCup.com

Jan Harley
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