Top 3 teams remain atop standings at Bacardi Cup sailing

The leaderboard in the 88th Bacardi Cup changed very little Wednesday after three races of the six-race Star-class series on Biscayne Bay.

The top three in the fleet of 55 stayed right where they left off Tuesday—with Brazilians Jorge Joao Zarif and Bruno Prada still in first place with 11 points; Americans Mark Reynolds of San Diego and Magnus Liljedahl of Miami in second with 15; and Brazilian defending champs Lars Grael and Samuel Goncalves in third, one point behind the Americans.

Another Brazilian team—Lars’ brother Torben with crew Guilherme de Almeida—won Wednesday’s only race to take fourth--only four points behind their countrymen.

Miami skipper Augie Diaz and crew Arnis Baltins moved up to fifth with 22 points.

The Stars have three more races to go Thursday through Saturday before the top team gets to drink rum from the silver Trofeo Bacardi. Racing commences Thursday for the other four one-designs in the weeklong Bacardi Miami Sailing Week – Viper 640, J/70, VX One, and M32.