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Bradenton boat first overall in Regata del Sol al Sol race


Bradenton Yacht Club sailor Tom Rose finished in first place overall and in his class of Cruising-2 aboard his Mason 52 yacht called Seraphin in the Regata del Sol al Sol race.

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The 500-mile course from St. Petersburg to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, was almost a straight shot down the rhumb line. Winds held steady off the beam for the sailors as they raced nonstop to this tiny island off Cancun.

Seraphin completed the race with an elapsed time of 65 hours, 17 minutes and 11 seconds. The sailboats are given a rating that adjusts for the differences in each of the sailing boats. After the rating adjustment was calculated, the corrected time was 39 hours, 34 minutes and 23 seconds, beating the second-place boat by about a half-hour.

Other Bradenton boats also finished with honors.

The race is broken down into classes. For the Non-Spinnaker Class, Midnight Sun, a Hunter 37 captained by owner Blaise Pierson, won first place with a corrected time of 45 hours, 49 minutes and 18 seconds.

In Cruising-1, Believe, a Hylas 49 captained by Dr. Richard Petersen, took second place with a corrected time of 46 hours, 46 minutes and 19 seconds.

Fourth place went to Sweet Melissa, a Hunter 49 owned by Christopher Catolino, with a corrected time of 49 hours, 8 minutes and 12 seconds.


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