Entries by Paul Cayard

Star Sailors League Finals

Nassau, Bahamas Four races were held today outside Montegue Bay offf the east end of New Providence Island.  The wind was easterly at 14 knots for the first race dropping to 7  knots for the fourth race.  There was a 15 degree persistent shift to the southeast as the day went on. Josh and I didn’t have […]

Star Sailors League Press

Nassau Here is the official SSL press release from the first day of racing. SSL Finals 2016 November 28th – December 4th Nassau, Bahamas BATTLE COMMENCES AT SSL FINALS 2016 The 4th edition of the Star Sailors League Finals kicked off in earnest today with two qualifying races. The early exchanges confirmed the amazing quality […]

Star Sailors League

Nassau, Bahamas We are back in Nassau for the 4th Star Sailors League Final. The Star Sailors League (SSL) is the creation of Michel Niklaus, a Swiss Star sailor who has a dream.  Michel’s dream is to bring together the best sailors in the world and have them compete against each other.  The boat that […]

TP52 Super Series Cascais

Cascais, Portugal We had a very rough day today on Phoenix.  We actually finished last in both races! I can’t remember ever doing that.  The conditions were 8-11 knots from the south which is a bit more wind than previous days. In the first race today, I tried to win the pin end of the […]

TP 52 Super Series Cascais

Cascais, Portugal Four races were sailed on Thursday and Friday over here in Portugal for the Tp52 fleet.  The winds have been light all week and this is our weakness on Phoenix.  We have larger appendages than the newer boats and we feel it especially downwind.  On Thursday, we made the mistake of contorting our […]

TP 52 Super Series-Cascais

Cascais, Portugal The final TP 52 Super Series event of 2016 started yesterday in the Atlantic Ocean off Cascais Portugal.  There are 10 TP52’s here for the 5 day event which ends on Saturday. On Tuesday, two races were held in 6-9 knots of wind from the southwest and smooth seas. In the first one, […]

J70 World Championship-Final

Photo’s by Zerogradinord San Francisco The final two races of the 2016 J70 World Championship were held on Berkeley Circle Saturday.  The fleet made the 5 mile trek down to the circle in the customary light morning winds and for one last time, the arduous trek back to the St. Francis Yacht Club in the […]

J70 World Championship 2016

Photos by Zerogradinord San Francisco Three races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet.  The wind for the first two races was 10-12 knots and it was osculating giving plenty of opportunities to all the competitors. On Calvi Network we had a solid first race, finishing 3rd right behind Claudia Rossi, the […]

J70 World Championship-Day 3

photos by Zerogradinord San Francisco Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions of 8-12 knots and the second had winds of 15-20 knots. It’s impressive how competitive the fleet is.  Yesterday’s convincing winner, Flojito, scored a 20 and 10 today.  Judd Smith who […]

J70 World Championship-Day 2

Photo by Zergradinord San Francisco Three races were held on Berkeley Circle for the 68 international teams competing in the J70 World Championship on Wednesday.  The conditions were once again, true San Francisco.  The fog was lurking if not covering the race course, the wind had bite, and blew 14-18 knots. There was a big […]