The competition at the US Sailing’s Rolex Miami OCR, really heated up on Day Five of the event.
Sailing conditions were not as favorable today in comparison to what the sailors have had in Biscayne Bay for most of the week. There were Moderate winds at 9 to 12 knots by mid-morning, the breeze dropped later in the afternoon from 6 to 10 knots.
The event is the only one of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup events to grace a shore on this continent and has attracted 529 sailors from 41 countries including Bermuda’s Jesse and Zander Kirkland.
With a good showing on the final day the Kirkland’s can look at a Top 10 Finish.
On Day 5 the Kirkland’s moved up the 49er Skiff leaderboard when they had another two top 10 finishes in the day’s three races.
Starting out in 13th place with 120 points, they now have a total of 147 points for the Regatta and are in 12th place, one point separates them from 9th place.
The pair finished the first race of the day in 10th place, they then finished 14th in the second race of the day before closing out with a 3rd place finish in the third and final race.