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Day One Opener Sets Pace for Regatta in Three Classes


MIAMI, FLA., U.S.A. (November 19, 2003) - There is nothing like warm Florida sunshine and steady 15-knot breezes to knock the cobwebs out of that portion of the brain responsible for sailing a boat. Many of the international sailors competing in the Rolex Farr One Design Invitational have come from as far away as Brazil, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway and have not been on a racecourse since the end of the summer season. For the 27 teams competing, a spin around the buoys just off Miami's South Beach provided a welcome start to the winter sailing schedule. This first-ever event combines class starts for the Rolex Mumm 30 and the Rolex Farr 40 North American Championships where winners will be awarded specially engraved Rolex timepieces. An open class for Farr 395s is also being run by the Storm Trysail Club Race Committee. The 11-race series that continues through Sunday, November 22.  more...

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