Mar 4, 2014

M32 Cup @Miami: Wallen Racing 1st



The M32 Cup is showing how +30' cats are taking over the racing scene. With the ACup on a firm Multihull path, we will see a continous growth in years to come. Lets see if the GC32 & SL33 can join the CLub too in a OD mode or as I've been proposing for a while on Formula racing. M32 Report Sent by Peter Gustafsson. For a good gallery from Miami check CSN FB. --
Wallen Race Team cleans up in Miami


"The fourth an last day of M32 Gold Cup in Miami followed the common theme we’ve seen in the previous days: sunny, warm and shifty winds between 6-8 knots of wind. And Hans Wallén showing the other teams how it should be done. 

After having issues with a halyard in the first race and posting a DNF (did not finish), the team posted four more 1st, making it a total of 12 first places in the regatta. With great speed, ultra smooth maneuvers and impeccable tactics, no one could touch them this time. Their worst scores besides the DNF was two 3rd places.

— This was a great regatta, said Hans Wallén. In august we decided we wanted to go to Miami for the winter, and we’ve managed to get all the pieces together; new sails, great crew and a training in january where we learned a lot. We’ll be back.

The two teams that usually fights it out for the top spot, Lööf and Rahm, had to settle for 2nd and 3rd. This fight was actually mor exciting with Rahm coming in with a few points advantage but loosing it to Lööf in the last two races. 

— I think it’s great for the class that we see new teams raising the bar, said Peter Gustafsson, CEO of M32 Cup. I knew Hans Wallén had the potential, but I’ve never seen his this consistent. The other boat that surprised me was Randy Miller from San Francisco. Being relatively new to the class and having a young and energetic crew,  he became the best US boat with a 4th overall. Wow!"
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Full Results Below:


Final Result - M32 Gold Cup Miami 28 Feb - 3 March 2014

Team Name Skipper Cty R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20 R22 R23 Pts Net




Friday 28 Jan Saturday 1 March Sunday 2 March Monday 3 March

1 Wallén Racing Hans Wallén SWE 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 2 2 2 3 dnf 1 1 1 1 40 32
2 Lööf Racing Fredrik Lööf SWE 3 3 4 5 1 7 2 2 1 2 4 4 3 3 5 1 1 1 4 2 2 2 62 55
3 Rahm Racing Mattias Rahm SWE 2 2 1 4 6 1 3 4 4 3 2 1 2 1 4 4 2 3 3 3 5 4 64 58
4 Gradient Vee Randy Miller USA 5 6 7 7 5 3 6 3 3 4 3 2 4 7 3 5 5 2 5 5 3 6 99 92
5 Ultimate Pressure Peter Denton USA 7 4 3 3 7 4 dnf 5 6 5 5 6 7 4 1 7 4 6 2 4 6 5 109 101
6 Sail Racing Klabbe Nylöf SWE 4 7 5 2 4 6 5 6 7 6 6 7 5 5 6 3 6 5 6 6 dnf dns 123 115
7 Lift Off Malcolm Gefter USA 6 5 6 6 3 5 4 7 5 7 7 5 6 6 7 6 7 4 7 7 4 3 123 116

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