The 2002 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta concluded yesterday (Sunday) with all but the Star class competing in light-air races on Biscayne Bay. In the 5-6 knot breeze that Biscayne Bay had to offer, RYA team GBR sailor Andrew Simpson (Windesham) carried on his domination in the final two races in the Finn class, scoring two second places, which enabled him to win the class by eight points from Canadian sailor Christopher Cook. Milner took third place, with Brazil’s Bruno Prado squeezing out Lemieux for fourth. RYA team GBR team-mate, Paul Goodison (Rotherham) showed his prowess in the Laser class, scoring a fourth in the first race of the day, and following it up with his third race win of the regatta, to win the class by a comfortable 12-point lead from USA’s Andrew Campbell. In the end, what looked like a slight edge for Davis over Campbell became a solid second-place finish for Campbell, with Slovenia’s Vasilij Zbogar playing the spoiler to Davis’s would-be third.

With no racing on the Star course, the 49-boat fleet used standings after its second day of racing to determine winners. Germany’s Marc Pickel/David Giles won with twelve points, followed by Bermuda’s Peter Bromby/Martin Siese with 15. Sailing for Canada, Ross MacDonald and George Iverson finished third.

Olympic Gold Medallist Iain Percy (Winchester) sailing with Steve Mitchell (Surrey), showed that he was working hard at the transition from the Finn into the Star, finishing in fifth place overall, in front of the 2000 Olympic Gold medallists Mark Reynolds and Magnus Liljedahl who finished in sixth.

In the Yngling class, Carol Cronin sailing with Liz Filter and Kate Fears, showed pace on the last day to get the edge on the leading team, Jody Swanson/Cory Sertl/Pease Glaser. Olympic Gold Medallist and RYA team GBR sailor Shirley Robertson (Cowes, Isle of Wight), sailing with Sam Davies (Hamble, Hampshire) and Inga Leask (Hamble, Hampshire), showed great form in this dynamic class to finish in fourth place overall.

In the Paralympic classes, Tom Brown topped the 15-boat 2.4 Metre class while Paul Callahan/Keith Burhans/Mike Hagmaier won the six-boat Sonar class. Brown won five of eight races while the Callahan team won four of nine.

Overall Results (with one discard)

Europe (25 boats)

1. Meg Gaillard, USA, 2-2-2-1-(3)-2-1-1; 11

2. Nik Meylandeg, DEN, 3-1-1-4-1-1-9-6; 17

3. Maria Coleman, IRL, 1-3-3-5-2-(7)-3-5; 22

Finn (29 boats)

1. Andrew Simpson, GBR, 1-3-2-1-1-(DNC)-2-2; 12

2. Christopher Cook, CAN, 3-4-7-2-2-1-1-(DNC); 20

3. Mike Milner, CAN, 2-2-5-4-(10)-2-5-4; 24

Other British results

7. Dave Mellor, 7-1-1-5-5-(OCS)-13-5; 37

49er (16 boats)

1. Andy Mack/Adam Lowry, USA, (4)-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-4; 15

2. David Fagen/Bora Gulari, USA, 2-1-(4)-3-3-3-3-3-1; 19

3. Dalton Bergan/Zack Maxim, USA, 6-3-3-1-4-4-4-2-(OCS); 27

470 Men (14 boats)

1. Steve Hunt/Michael Miller, USA, (1)-1-1-1-1-1-4-(DNC); 10

2. Stuart McNay/Ross Anderson, USA, 2-3-(16)-4-2-4-5-4; 24

3. Mark Ivey/Howard Cromwell, USA, (DNF)-2-2-2-3-2-DNF-2; 35

470 Women (7 boats)

1. Courtenay Dey/Linda Wennerstrom, USA, 4-5-6-3-4-3-(7)-5; 30

2. Katie McDowell/Isabelle Kinsolving, USA, 8-7-(10)-6-5-8-2-7; 43

3. Elizabeth Kratzig/Louise Gleason, USA, 5-6-11-(12)-6-5-3-8; 44

Laser (64 boats)

1. Paul Goodison, GBR, 4-2-2-(6)-1-1-4-1; 15

2. Andrew Campbell, USA, 1-3-13-2-5-(19)-1-2; 27

3. Vasilij Zbogar, SLO, 8-10-4-9-(14)-2-5-9; 47

Other team GBR

10. JimTaylor, (OCS)-9-6-7-9-6-33-11; 81

Mistral Men (12 boats)

1. David Mier y Teren, MEX, 1-(2)-1-2-1-2-1; 8

2. Peter Wells, USA, (3)-1-3-1-3-3-3; 14

3. Zachary Plavsic, CAN, 8-3-4-3-4-1-(14); 23

Mistral Women (9 boats)

1. Sigrid Rondelez, BEL, 2-(5)-2-4-2-5-4; 19

2. Dominique Vallee, CAN, 6-8-8-(9)-8-9-2; 41

3. Kim