Pegasus first to finish at US Admirals Cup Trials, Farr 40

(Miami Beach, Florida) Philippe Kahn and his crew on Pegasus crossed the line first in the Miami Regatta long distance race, the final race of the first part of the Farr 40 One Design Admiral’s Cup Trials. Only five of the original eight Admiral’s Cup contenders started this race with Diana, Passage and Defiant choosing to stay on shore. The win in the distance race tied them on points with Jim Richardson and Barking Mad. Barking Mad had two wins to Pegasus’ one but since the distance race was weighted more, Pegasus was declared victorious for the overall series

The distance race started at 10am Sunday in winds of 12-18 knots with the forecast for a building northerly to a possible 25-30 knots during the night. The course took the competitors past the Miami sea buoy, 7 ? miles south to the weather mark. From there, the boats went upwind in the Gulf Stream to a buoy off Palm Beach. It was then a wild run in 30 knots of breeze along the coast back to the first mark with a 71/2 mile beat from there to the finish. –

Overall Results: 1. Pegasus, Philippe Kahn 2. Barking Mad, Jim Richardson 3. Twisted, Chris Doscher 4. Raging Bull, Richard Marki 5. Total Eclipse, Mark Bregman 6. Defiant, Wright/Cozzens 7. Diana, George Carabetta 8. Passage, Burgess/Jayson