Peter O’Leary and David Burrows have finished 2nd overall at the 2012 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week on Biscayne Bay. With five races on the scoreboard, the Star fleet completed their sixth and final race with just seven knots of breeze from the east southeast. O’Leary and Burrows sailed consistently throughout the event with all six results in the top 10 including two race wins but ultimately they finished the championship from a fleet of 63 on 16 points, while the French duo, Rohart and Ponsot finished three points ahead on 13.
ISA Performance Director James O’Callaghan commented “The boys sailed well all week and deserve to be standing on the podium. It is the second year in a row (third for Peter) they have been 2nd so it is hard not to think of what might have been. That said they are now in good shape going into an important testing phase“.
Another O’Leary was competing at the event, Peter’s younger brother Nicholas. ‘Nin’ O'Leary was also representing Ireland, sailing with Rodney Hagebols, and finished 11th overall.