Over the last few weeks www.islandstats.com has brought you coverage of Bermuda Sailors taking part in the Optimist Worlds in Napier, New Zealand and the 2012 Quantum Key West International Sailing Event, today we bring you the start of the Rolex Olympic Classes Regatta that sees Olympic Hopefuls Jesse and Zander Kirkland taking part in Miami.
At the end of Day One the Kirklandís are currently in 7th place with 24 points sailing in the 23 Boat 49er Skiff Fleet.
The day started perfect on Biscayne Bay, with sunshine and 12 knots of breeze. Those conditions gave way to light winds by late afternoon.
The Kirklandís started the day with a 14th place finish in the first race, they then finished 8th in the second race before finishing second in the third and final race of the day.