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HOLMBERG AND VIM III IMPROVE IN SECOND DAY

Sailing in light 8 to 11 knot breezes, Peter Holmberg and VIM III won a short first race and finished second in a longer, hard fought, second race. The Italian crew on BRAVA retains the class lead after three races, VIM second, and Ken Read aboard HEATWAVE is presently in third.
This is very close racing with 10 boats finishing within a 6 minutes of each other after racing for 90 minutes The pre-race favorites have already surged to the top of the IMS Class 2, but none of the class is out of the running. There will many opportunities to gain or lose in this week of racing.
The combined Tortola-St.Thomas team sailing on BUZZARD in the Melges 24's again had an excellent finish of fourth in their only race of the day. Continued results in the top five will certainly raise BUZZARD's present standing of tenth in class. Although early reports had 60 boats registered in the Melges class, there are a still respectable 50 boats on the start line.

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Sailing in light 8 to 11 knot breezes, Peter Holmberg and VIM III won a short first race and finished second in a longer, hard fought, second race. The Italian crew on BRAVA retains the class lead after three races, VIM second, and Ken Read aboard HEATWAVE is presently in third.
This is very close racing with 10 boats finishing within a 6 minutes of each other after racing for 90 minutes The pre-race favorites have already surged to the top of the IMS Class 2, but none of the class is out of the running. There will many opportunities to gain or lose in this week of racing.
The combined Tortola-St.Thomas team sailing on BUZZARD in the Melges 24's again had an excellent finish of fourth in their only race of the day. Continued results in the top five will certainly raise BUZZARD's present standing of tenth in class. Although early reports had 60 boats registered in the Melges class, there are a still respectable 50 boats on the start line.