Entries by Paul Cayard

Star World Championship 2017

Eivind Melleby and Joshua Revkin, 2017 Star World Champions Troense, Denmark The final race was held in a 8 to 16 knot Westerly under sunny skies. The showdown between Eivind Melleby and Lars Grael materialized as Grael took the early lead and Melleby struggled to stay in the top 10.  Hubert Merkelbach, Diego Negri, Reinhard Schmidt […]

Star World Championship 2017

Danny Cayard, September 1989 Troense Denmark Today was a rest day and rest I did. Slept til 10:00. Must have been tired. Later, Danny and I went down to the club (Sailors don’t know what to do with a day off!) and we raced in a fun race in the harbor that the event organizers […]

Star World Championship 2017

Typical Danish House Troense Denmark One race was held today in 8 knots from the southwest.  There were some pretty big shifts out there today and unfortunately for Danny, I got them all wrong.  We had our worst finish in 50th. My bad! Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi of Italy won the race while George […]

Star World Championship 2017

Start of race 4 Troense, Denmark Today was a beautiful day here in Troense. No rain, and there was more sun than clouds.  The wind for the two races held today was 12-14 knots still from the west.  The Star World courses are 10.4 miles long by the class rules so 2 of those plus […]

Star World Championship 2017

Traoense, Denmark Race 2 here in Troense and the race committee held us a shore for a couple of hours as the wind was too strong once again.  Finally we went out for a 13:45 start.  At the first start the fleet was too aggressive and had to be recalled.  For the second start, just as […]

Star World Championship 2017

Danny and I sailing in Miami in 2016. Troense, Denmark Day two lived up to it predicted strong winds.  With winds in the mid 20’s and plenty of thunder and lightening, the Race Committee did not hesitate to cancel the racing for the day. Danny and I had a good day finishing up our work […]

Star World Championship-2017

Stars nearing the windward mark with crews hiking over the side to hold the boat upright. Troense, Denmark The 2017 Star World Championship kicked off today with the first race in 15-23 knots of wind and cloudy skies.  The conditions got a bit gusty as the race progressed and 7 boats lost their masts. Unfortunately […]

America’s Cup 35

A proud nation! Bermuda It’s done and dusted.  The Kiwis were a force too strong to be reckoned with.  They innovated and backed themselves! The Cup now returns to New Zealand where a nation that is passionate about sailing and will embrace it with gusto. Today’s race was just a rerun of the other 8. […]

America’s Cup 35

Bermuda This cake is pretty well baked.   There are people remembering the comeback of all time in 2013.  Same teams, same situation with ETNZ on match point and Oracle with a very steep hill to climb.  But the situation is much different.  There is no “low hanging fruit” this time.  The boats are very […]

America’s Cup 35

Oracle and New Zealand crossing tacks. Photo by Richard Smith Bermuda Races 5 and 6 of the 35th America’s Cup were held today on Great Sound in Bermuda in 10 knots of wind.  The question on everyone’s mind was: Did Oracle Team USA find some speed to make this Cup competitive?  The answer is yes! […]