With all classes racing, the intense action on the water mirrored the rising mercury in the Miami Beach area on the second day of the 2003 Acura SORC.
The tropical climes helped everyone forget the winter doldrums gripping most of the United States and focus on the task at hand, as three races were completed on each of the two sailing courses.
In the PHRF classes, Gary Evans' Rosebud and Terrance Smith's Raincloud each registered perfect days to hold serve in their classes while, local skipper S.A. Spencer's Triptease had two wins and a second place to ensure a another day atop the PHRF 3 standings.
Luigi Parente's, Moby Maga Joanna sandwiched two victories around a fourth place finish to take early control of the Mumm 30 competition. Second and third place are currently held by the two German entries in the regatta, Bent Dietrich's, Rainbow and Dr. Harald Bruening's, Topas with Topas winning the day's final race.
The Farr 40s left off where they finished on Thursday with three different race winners on the day, including Hasso Plattner's Morning Glory. Today's win moved Morning Glory into second place in the standings with a runner-up finish by Heartbreaker, helmed by Robert Hughes in the third race, protecting their overall lead through seven races.
Wet Leopard, Jim Sorenson's J-105 registered two wins and a second place finish to get an early grip on his class' lead. Likewise, Luca Santena's Joe Fly, had two wins following a second place finish, putting the Italians three points in front of Peder Nergaard's Baghdad Rejects in the Melges 24 competition.
In the IMS competition George David's Idler remained at the head of the class while Peter Freudenberg's Harvey Cedars, a Condor registered two wins to take the early lead in the multihulls class.
Saturday's racing for all classes is set to start at 10:00am with boats leaving the docks by 8:30am. The public is welcome to join the Acura SORC at the Sailing World Race Village adjacent to Monty's on Alton Road.
Provisional results, Acura SORC, Day 2, February 28, (owner name, boat name, city, state, places, points):
Robert Hughes, Heartbreaker, Ada, MI, 11-6-3-1-5-10-2, 27
Hasso Plattner, Morning Glory, Novato, CA, 4-1-8-14-12-2-1, 28
Owen Kratz, Joss, League City, TX, 2-5-12-8-10-1-6, 32
George David, Idler, Hartford, CT, 1-1-1-2-2-1-3, 8
Marco Birch, Talisman, New York, NY, 3-4-2-1-4-4-1, 15
Larry Bulman, Javelin, Bethesda, MD, 2-3-3-3-3-3-2, 16
Jim Sorenson, Wet Leopard, Sag Harbor, NY, 2-1-1, 2
Thomas Coates, Masquerade, San Francisco, CA, 1-2-5, 3
Donald Priestly, Wet Paint, Mashpee, MA, 2-5-3, 5.50
Luca Santena, Joe Fly, Olgiate Comasco, Italy, 2-1-1, 2
Peder Nergaard, Baghdad Rejects, Oslo, Norway, 3-2-2, 4
Bruce Ayres, Monsoon, Newport Beach, CA, 1-5,12, 6
Luigi Parente, Moby Maga, Joanna, Naples, FL, 1-4-1, 6
Bent Dietrich, Rainbow, Hamburg, Germany, 7-3-2, 12
Dr. Harald Bruening, Topas, Kiel, Germany, 5-1-7, 13
Peter Fruedenberg, Condor, Harvey Cedars, NJ, 1-4-1, 2
Robert Onsgard, Bobsled, Coral Gables, FL, 2-1-4, 3
David Bomman, Ultraviolet, Chelsea, MA, 4-2-3, 5
Gary Evans, Rosebud, Santa Cruz, CA, 1-1-1-2-1-1-1, 6
Charles Burnett, III, Bandolier, Seattle, WA, 2-2-2-1-3-3-2, 13
Terrance Smith, Raincloud, Isle of Palms, SC, 5-1-1-2-1-1-1, 7
Geoff Stagg, Tazo, Annapolis, MD, 2-3-10-7-5-2-2, 21
James Bishop, Gold Digger, New York, NY, 8-5-2-1-2-6-8, 24
S.A. Spencer, Triptease, Miami, FL, 2-1-1-1, 5
Gordon Ettie, Sazerac, Miami, FL, 3-3-2-2, 10
Scott Taylor, Defiance, Long Beach, CA, 1-4-6-3, 14