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MARTY KULLMAN AND MIKE CARROLL ON NEW WAVE SETS THE PACE IN ST. PETERSBURG

17 February 2007

New Wave set the pace on day two of the St. Petersburg NOOD Regatta. The Kullman/Carroll team put together a solid day of 2,3,2. Shifty, flat water conditions with winds up to 14 knots is what the Melges 32 course saw today and the New Wave team liked it. This puts their team in the pole position going into Sunday's final two heats.

Doug Kessler won the first race of the day in fashion. Started first and increased his lead just like Buddy Melges tries to tell everyone! Doug had a super first run. He gybed right away and sailed low positioning himself between the leeward mark and his competition. The Liberty team and Kessler went on to smoke the competition from that point on.

Star with Jeff Ecklund at helm had two bullets but suffered an 8th in the first race. This hurts a bit as they drop to second overall just a few places back from New Wave. A great battle will take place on the final day of this championship. Don't count out Stewball and Caleb Everett. The San Francisco team is in third and they have been in the hunt every race.

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