After 5 spectacular days of racing off Key West, Giovanni Maspero's Joe Fly team's consistency has brought them out on top of the fleet. Joe Fly finished the 10 race wevent with just 35 points. Current Farr 40 World Champions Jim Richardson's Barking Mad finished 6 points behind with 41 points, two ahead of Massimo Mezzaroma's Nerone.
“We are very happy to finally win in Key West. We have always been second and third so it feels good to be the champion,” Bruni said, speaking with Premiere Racing's Race Week Press Officer Bill Wagner.
Joe Fly put forth a tremendously consistent effort by finishing fourth or better in 8 of 10 races to total 35 points, six better than runner-up Barking Mad (Jim Richardson, Newport, R.I.). “We are quite pleased with our performance. We were by far the fastest boat in the fleet in all conditions. We had a little luck with catching shifts, but our success was due mostly it was our boat speed and crew work.”