Entries by Paul Cayard

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! […]

America’s Cup 35

Bermuda Races three and four were run today on Great Sound and the result was the same. He KIWI dominance in this wind range is impressive. The Kiwi foils and wing combine to generate 7-10% more speed around the race course over the American boat. The questions are; do the Americans know what to do […]

America’s Cup 35

Oracle vs ETNZ start of race 2.      Photos by Richard Smith Bermuda The first two races of America’s Cup 35 were held today on Great Sound in Bermuda.  The conditions were on the lighter side of the spectrum with east winds at 8 knots.  This meant that the wind was blowing over the […]

America’s Cup 35

Photos by Richard Smith Bermuda The final race of the Challenger Playoff Final was held today on a cloud covered and squally day on Great Sound.  There was an abandoned race that featured the Kiwis leading at mark 1, 2 and 3 and then the wind completely shut down and the time limit ran out. […]

America’s Cup 35

Bermuda Races 4, 5 and 6 of the Challenger Playoff Final were held today in winds from 16 knots to as little as 11 knots.  The big factor for the day was that the teams both changed their daggerboards in opposite directions.  The Swedes went for the small, high speed boards which are best suited […]