Brazilians on top after second day of Bacardi

After three races in two days, the Brazilian team of Lars Grael and Mario Logos held onto the top spot Tuesday in a fleet of 56 Star sailboats competing in the 86th Bacardi Cup on Biscayne Bay.

Grael, a two-time Olympic medalist in the Tornado class, and crew Logos have won two races and finished 12th in the other for a total score of 14. They lead Miami skipper Augie Diaz and crew Arnis Baltins (4-1-10) by one point. Italy’s Diego Negri and Frithjof Kleen are third, trailing the Americans by 10 with a score of 25.

In fourth place are skipper George Szabo of San Diego and Miami crew Magnus Liljedahl — 2000 Olympic gold medalist —with 28. Defending champions Xavier Rohart and crew Pierre Alexis Ponsot of France are fifth with 33.

The Bacardi Cup, which runs through Saturday, is the marquee event of the fourth annual Bacardi Miami Sailing Week, which will feature four other classes of boats — Viper 640; Melges 24; Audi Melges 20; and J/70 — racing Thursday through Saturday.

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