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1 March 2004, 09:34 am
One Race Completed In Close Finish
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© Sharon Green

Acura SORC
Miami Beach, Florida

Acura SORC sailors completed one race on the last day of the 2004 Acura SORC, raced just off Miami Beach. Two classes were decided on tie-breakers including the PHRF 3 class won by Miami local Bob Berg and Love That Chicken.
Standings in the Farr 40 class remain unchanged from Saturday's action on the Acura Course, as Peter De RIDDER and Mean Machine of Monaco take first place with 54 points overall. John KILROY Jr.'s Samba Pa Ti, featuring Paul CAYARD, tallied a third place finish in the final race, earning second place overall with 60 points. Jim RICHARDSON's Barking Mad of Boston, MA, finished in third place with 63 points. ISAF President of Honour, HM King Harald V of Norway and Fram finished in 16 place overall.

Daniel MEYERS' Numbers, featuring Brad BUTTERWORTH and Ken READ, earned first place in the IMS class, tallying six first place finishes on the week.

The Sailing World Course saw fierce competition in the PHRF and J/105 classes, as the winners of the PHRF 3 and J/105 classes were decided by tie-breakers. Terrance SMITH's Raincloud earned top honors in the PHRF 1 class with 11 points. Roger ELLIOT and Crosswave dominated the PHRF 2 class throughout, winning first place overall. A tie-break between two Miami based boats saw Bob BERG and Love That Chicken edge out Gordon ETTIE'S Sazerac for first place in the PHRF 3 class.

In the J/105 class, Richard BERGMAN'S Zuni Bear and Jim DOANE'S Flame both finished competition with 16 points. Zuni Bear, with two first place finishes, wins the tie-break and takes home top honors.

The Acura SORC, in its 63rd year, is one of the premiere participatory race-weeks in sailing, featuring more than 60 yachts and more than 500 participants including America's Cup sailors, business leaders and ocean navigators from around the world in a week-long lifestyle festival in Miami Beach, Florida.

Winners of the following perpetual awards were recognized at the 2004 Acura SORC prize giving ceremony in the Sailing World Race Village:

Mark H. Baxter Trophy (Best Performance by a Farr 40) - Mean Machine

Florida Governor's Perpetual Trophy (PHRF class, low point boat) - Crosswave

Acura SORC Trophy (Best Performance by a Series Yacht) - Mean Machine

Full results are available on the event website at the address below.
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