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4 March 2001, 09:22 am
Sagamore Wins Second Race
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

James Dolan's Sagamore took its second bullet in the big boat class during the second race of the 21st annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.
Arien van Vemde's Swan 60 Sotto Voce from Holland was second, with Irvine Laidlaw's Carrol Marine 60 Highland Fling was third.

Weather conditions for the second race on Saturday, March 3rd, were trade-wind perfect: 12 to 16 knots of easterly breeze with a flat sea and bright sunny sky.

Racing class 1 saw an upset. Carlos Falcone's campaign-weary plywood Vallicelli 44 named Caccia alla Volpe took the top spot away from Marty Fisher's J/145 Strabo. Jeff Salzman's S&S 48 Harrier was third.

Racing class 2 was lead by past winner and former Olympian John Foster aboard the J/27 Magnificent Seven. Kevin Rowlette on Rushin Rowlette and Jamie Dobbs on Lost Horizon II followed on Olsen 30s.

Cruising/Racing 1 was won by Frank Savage aboard his Swan 56 Lolita. Mike Gilburt's Swan 56 Noonmark VI was second and Mike Di Stefano's Swan 56 Nova.

Cruising/Racing 2 was taken by Hugh Bailey on his Beneteau 435 named Hugo. Near Miss III and Synergy followed.

Cruising/Racing 3 was won by John Still's Swan 37 Morning Mist. Polyphagus was second, Destiny third.

Of special interest were the two identical 'modern classics' designed by Joel White, the W-Class 77s. Daniel Thomas's White Wings of the USA bested Paul Hunt's White Horses from Britain.

Another interesting grouping was the exhibition class of former-America's Cup 12 meters. Stars & Stripes steered by Chris Cole was first. True North 1 steered by Ernst Licht was second. True North 4 steered by Doug Mutch was third.

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