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12 December 2005, 09:13 am
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Corum Melges 24 World Championship 2005
Key Largo, Florida, USA

The Kahn family from San Francisco, California, USA dominated the front running after the first two races of the 2005 Corum Melges 24 World Championship at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, USA yesterday.
Philippe KAHN (USA) took second place, with three-time America's Cup winner Russell COUTTS (NZL) calling tactics for his Pegasus 575, while his 16 year old son Shark finished in fourth place, sailing Pegasus 492.

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

Pos Nation Boat Owner Helm R1 R2 Pts
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
Event Media (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Second place Pegasus 575:© Tim Wilkes -
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