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V.I .RACERS OFF TO GOOD START IN KEY WEST

Peter Holmberg and his new compatriots on VIM III got off to a good warmup race Monday with a fourth in the very tough IMS Class.
Holmberg said decisions on which side of the course to favor on the second beat decided the outcome. VIM came out best of the group on the "wrong" side to finish fourth for the day.
Chris Rosenberg and B.V.I. Olympic racer Robbie Hirst are sailing in the Melges 24 One Design class. These V.I. sailors, with 60 boats on the starting line, finished a very strong third in the first race of the day. The second race was a disappointment, however, with a finish in the mid-20s.
Last year the V.I. Melges crew said getting into the top 10 pack was a big leap from the rest of the boats, so it remains to be seen if they can crack the barrier again.
Because of the large number of entries at the GMC Yukon Yachting Key West Race Week, not all the boats race in the same area.
This allows for different sizes of the race courses and, as you note from the above report, even different numbers of races to be held from one class to another.

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Peter Holmberg and his new compatriots on VIM III got off to a good warmup race Monday with a fourth in the very tough IMS Class.
Holmberg said decisions on which side of the course to favor on the second beat decided the outcome. VIM came out best of the group on the "wrong" side to finish fourth for the day.
Chris Rosenberg and B.V.I. Olympic racer Robbie Hirst are sailing in the Melges 24 One Design class. These V.I. sailors, with 60 boats on the starting line, finished a very strong third in the first race of the day. The second race was a disappointment, however, with a finish in the mid-20s.
Last year the V.I. Melges crew said getting into the top 10 pack was a big leap from the rest of the boats, so it remains to be seen if they can crack the barrier again.
Because of the large number of entries at the GMC Yukon Yachting Key West Race Week, not all the boats race in the same area.
This allows for different sizes of the race courses and, as you note from the above report, even different numbers of races to be held from one class to another.