Entries by Paul Cayard

Photo by Kathleen Tocke Coconut Grove Races 7 & 8 of the Star Midwinter regatta were held today in perfect Star Sailing conditions of 12-14 knots from the southeast. Warm air, warmer water, nice waves for surfing downwind and plenty of sunshine. Irishman Peter O’Leary and his brother Robert sailed steadily, never finishing better than […]

Photo by Kathleen Tocke Coconut Grove More perfect sailing conditions were on deck for the Star Sailors here in Miami….. 12 knots from the southeast all day, with some shifts, some not so subtle. In the first race, Josh and I had good start up near the Committee boat (right side). We took a short […]

Star Walker Series

Photos by Kathleen Coconut Grove Day two of the Walker Series and Mid winter Championship for 44 Star teams from 8 nations.  The breeze was up a bit, starting the first race of the day at 16 knots for race 1 and dropping through the day to finish race 2 at 11 knots. Jack Jennings […]

Walker Series

Coconut Grove Today was the first day of both the Walker Series and the Star Midwinter Series.  44 Stars showed up for a one hour delayed start to race 1, on Biscayne Bay.  The delay was due to very light easterly winds which only ever got up to 7 knots today.  It was sunny and […]

Zag Masters

Coconut Grove The Star Masters fleet, 32 strong, was treated to beautiful Miami conditions today with southeasterly winds in the 7-9 knot range and sunshine. In the first race, Magnus and I had a good battle with our old friends Mark Reynolds and Hal Haenel. We traded the lead twice but Mag and I prevailed. […]

Coconut Grove 32 Stars came to Mimai to compete in the annual Zag Masters; a fun tradition that includes father son, father daughter, Master(50+),Grand Masters(60+), and Exhaulted Grand Masters (70+). Golf on Friday is the precursor to the racing on the weekend; normally two races on Saturday and one on Sunday. Today the breeze was […]

Star Midwinter Championship-Levin

Coconut Grove A brisk and chilly northerly greeted the Star fleet for the first regatta of 2018.  Winds on the race track ranged between 8 and 18 knots with a few rain showers.  Three races were held for the 19 boat fleet. The wind was very shifty, not oscillating predicatably but rather randomly shifting. This […]

SSL Finals-Final

Nassau Today was the final day of racing here in Nassau. The quarter finals, followed by the semi finals and the final race, was the card.  The wind was 14-18 knots from the south and the race course was tucked in Montague Bay so that made for some big wind shifts and the breeze passed […]

SSL Finals Day 4

Celebrating 100 with Sir Durward Knowles Nassau Three races were held today on Montague Bay of the east end of New Providence.  All 25 teams were ready for the all important final day of qualifying. The winds were challenging today ranging from 4 knots to 20 knots with 30 degree wind shifts. The US team […]