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VIM TIED FOR FIRST, ONE RACE REMAINS

The predicted higher winds arrived Thursday and shook up the leaders in IMS 2 class at Key West Race Week. In this Grand Prix division of racing, all the crews are excellent, and subtle differences in designs make some boats stronger in light wind, some stronger in heavier winds. Peter Holmberg and the crew of VIM III sailed well in the light stuff. The 15 to 20 knot breezes have only helped VIM as BRAVA, the early regatta leader, has struggled. After today's two races VIM and BRAVA are tied for first place and HEATWAVE trails by only three points. The final race of the regatta will decide the class. Holmberg said the plan is, "lots of pasta tonight, good sleep, and then be ready to fight like animals tomorrow, this is great racing!"
In the Melges 24 class, the Hirst and Rosenberg team have sailed consistently with the top pack. Their efforts have been rewarded with a seventh place going into the final day.

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The predicted higher winds arrived Thursday and shook up the leaders in IMS 2 class at Key West Race Week. In this Grand Prix division of racing, all the crews are excellent, and subtle differences in designs make some boats stronger in light wind, some stronger in heavier winds. Peter Holmberg and the crew of VIM III sailed well in the light stuff. The 15 to 20 knot breezes have only helped VIM as BRAVA, the early regatta leader, has struggled. After today's two races VIM and BRAVA are tied for first place and HEATWAVE trails by only three points. The final race of the regatta will decide the class. Holmberg said the plan is, "lots of pasta tonight, good sleep, and then be ready to fight like animals tomorrow, this is great racing!"
In the Melges 24 class, the Hirst and Rosenberg team have sailed consistently with the top pack. Their efforts have been rewarded with a seventh place going into the final day.