First place honors went to three-time U.S. Melges National Champion and Olympic silver medallist Morgan REESER, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sailing Neil SULLIVAN's Mfatic, from Annapolis, Maryland. With one exception there were Olympic medallists and sailors among the crews of the top seven boats of this star-studded regatta.
The third place in a day of taxing racing in light and shifty winds went to Australian America's Cup skipper and ISAF Match Racing World Champion James SPITHILL. Joined by brothers Charlie and Jonathan MCKEE, from Seattle, Washington, SPITHILL sailed a chartered boat named Luna Rossa, after the Italian America's Cup syndicate he now sails for.
Italian native Nicola CELON, from Verona, took fifth place. A dinghy and big boat sailor, CELON is currently second on the European Melges 24 ranking lists. He is currently lying just one point behind KAHN.
John POLLARD, a British sailmaker is sixth while John BERTRAND from Annapolis, Maryland is in seventh place.
The victorious Melges 24 crew will take away more than the World Championship Trophy. Corum will present each winning crew member with an Admiral's Cup Trophy 41 timepiece valued at $2,400.
Top Ten Results After Two Races
|1||USA||Mfatic||Neil SULLIVAN||Morgan REESER||2||8||10|
|2||USA||Pegasus 575||Philippe KAHN||Philippe KAHN||10||6||16|
|3||USA||Luna Rossa||James SPITHILL||James SPITHILL||5||12||17|
|4||USA||Pegasus 492||Samuel KAHN||Samuel KAHN||19||3||22|
|5||ITA||Ale Ali||Ezio AMADORI||Nicola CELON||1||22||23|
|6||GBR||Xcellent||John POLLARD||John POLLARD||17||7||24|
|7||USA||Fusion M||Doug DEVOS||John BERTRAND||9||15||24|
|8||USA||Full Throttle||Brian PORTER||Brian PORTER||26||2||28|
|9||USA||New Wave||Martin KULLMAN||Martin KULLMAN||18||11||29|
|10||ITA||Marrachech Express||Vladimiro MRVCIC||Gabriele BENUSSI||35||1||36|