The wind machine from Saturday shut off, and sailors went out to the racecourse under motor for the second day of the Bacardi Invitational Winter Series in Miami weekend one. Carol Ewing and her Race Committee were not optimistic for breeze above five knots, so the first race went off slowly with a slight pressure build toward the end. Trey Sheehan found his groove in the light air. His team, Hooligan, kept to their strategy of playing the right side to take the J/70 win by a wide margin. The breeze built for the second race, but remained light. Again, it was Sheehan who crossed the line first in the J/70s. Race six, the final race of the day, was the most interesting with new breeze coming down the course and teams being able to stretch their legs a bit on the high side. In the J/70 fleet, things mixed up a bit, especially among the top teams, with Sheehan, John Brim and John Heaton each scoring in the double digits. Joel Ronning’s Catapult won the final race, while Jeff Janov’s Minor Threat and Ryan McKillen’s team Surge were second and third respectively. McKillen and Janov’s consistency earned them first and second overall, with Sheehan rounding out the podium. McKillen’s winning crew included John Wallace, Sam Loughborough and Mark Mendelblatt. For complete event details, visit Teams return to Miami on January 24 for the second Bacardi Winter Series event.

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