Monday, March 9, 2009


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TASELAAR DELIVERS AN ASTOUNDING PERFORMANCE TO WIN 2009 MELGES 32 ACURA MIAMI GRAND PRIX Pieter Taselaar aboard 'Bliksem' delivered a mind blowing display of speed and tactical excellence to win Premiere Racing's 2009 ACURA Miami Grand Prix. Four days and ten races later, Taselaar took victory by an eight point margin.

Pieter Taselaar (New York, NY) on USA-169 Bliksem with the help of tactician extraordinary Jeremy Wilmot, crew members Paul Atkins, Michael Coxon, Willem Van Waay, Alex Clegg, Nathan Wilmot and bowman George Peet delivered an impressive performance to take the title of 2009 ACURA Melges 32 Miami Grand Prix Champion! In second overall, is John Kilroy (San Francisco, Calif.) on USA-188 Samba Pa Ti. In third was Joe Woods on GBR-700 Red.

Despite the fact that Taselaar had a lead that could not necessarily be broken, it was Kilroy that perhaps had the only reasonable hope of breaking their winning spirit. That hope was crushed at the start of race one of the day when Kilroy was called over early, alongside of some others major players like Woods and Jason Carroll (New York, N.Y.) on USA-128 Argo. Upwind Kip Meadows (Rocky Mount, N.C.) on USA-77 roXanne and Geoff Pierini (Perth Amboy, N.J.) on USA-178

Shakedown stuck it out on the right, putting them in control of the fleet at the first weathermark rounding. Meadows took a hold of the lead and never let go. That was, until he crossed the finish line in first, Pierini took second and in third Marty Kullman and Mike Carroll on (Tampa, Fla.) on USA-131 New Wave in third. Read more...