Alex Caviglia

On behalf of the Alex’s Bluewater Foundation, we are proud to announce the 2010 Alex Caviglia Bluewater Classic (ACBC), from Saturday, January 16 to Monday, January 18, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

In its fourth year, the ACBC is one of the top regattas in the country bringing together windsurfers, keelboaters and awesome dinghy racers from all over the country and around the globe! 

Biscayne Bay will be alive with racing this winter so be sure not to miss the action! The following classes are invited to participate in the event:

Windsurfers:

Formula (Standard Formula Rule)
Open Class
RS:X Men and Women – North American Championship
Techno 293

Keelboats:

Skud 18
Sonar (Paralympic trim)
2.4 mtR

Dinghies:

Access 2.3/3.3 (singles and doubles)
O’Pen BIC (under 12 years old and over 12 years old)

As individuals, we can all make a difference to the world we live in. Proceeds from the regatta will benefit Alex’s Bluewater Foundation and Shake-A-Leg Miami, two local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities specifically focusing on those stricken with traumatic brain injuries. 

Sadly, in November of 2004 we lost Alex Caviglia, a consummated kite-boarder and windsurfer, champion multi-class sailor, soccer coach, business and family man. To celebrate his memory, we take great pleasure in inviting you to be a part of this fundraising regatta and to discover the social benefits of inclusive sailing.

RS:X Class

The RS:X Class is working closely with Neil Pryde Windsurfing to achieve an 'Evolution' in the performance of the RS:X hull without changing its existing shape, durability or longevity. The mold remains the same. The Hull may just get lighter.

The 2009 RS:X AGM approved a submission to carry out a feasibility study to find out whether this is possible without resorting to exotics which could make the hull more expensive.

Given Class AGM approval, the RS:X Evo hull would be introduced on Jan 1st 2013.

RS:X Evo 1 is being tested now. Evo 2 is on the way. Given Feedback from top racers round the world, modifications can then be made before a further submission is made to the class AGM.

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Gabriel Browne

With 2 races on the final day of the Fortaleza Grand Prix it was all to play for.

The overnight lead held by Alberto Menegatti (ITA4) all but evaporated with a disastrous first race this morning, when he finished 10th.

It was a race that Gabriel Browne (BRA50) led from start to finish.

It would take a minor miracle in race 15 for Alberto to regain the overall lead - a reversal of the positions in the previous race would do it!

Alberto led at the start - and "Biel" was down the fleet ; however the young Brasilian fought back to take first place on the last leg of the race. What a finish.

Alberto had to be content with second place in the race and second overall in the event.

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