Consistency Sees Jason Carroll’s ‘Argo’ Lead After Three Races
The second regatta of the 2011 Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series at Marina di Scarlino, Maremma Tuscany, Italy, saw near perfect conditions prevail on Day 1. The twenty-two boat fleet, made up of teams from seven countries, was treated to three excellent races sailed in warm sunshine and a relatively steady 8 – 12 knot breeze. As ever at Melges 32 events, consistency was the order of the day, and the solid 6,1,2 scoreline posted by Jason Carroll and his Argo team from the USA, proved good enough to put him at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the first day. In second place lies fellow American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti. After comfortable second places the first two races, an uncharacteristic fourteenth place in the final race of the day leaves Kilroy six points adrift of Carroll. In third place is Britain’s Stuart Robinson on Highlife. Robinson’s steadily improving 10,7,1 score is all the more impressive given that today was his first ever day of Melges 32 racing.