Entries by Paul Cayard

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 […]

SSL Finals – Day 3

Nassau Very light wind made today very challenging for the 25 teams competing in the SSL Finals here in Nassau.  It was a balmy 84 degrees with 4-6 knots of wind from the southeast out off  the track today.  The Italians were on fire! Francesco Bruni of Palermo posted a 4, 1 while his countryman […]

SSL Finals Day 2

Nassau Day 2 was very good to Phil and I.  With scores of 1, 2, 20, 1 we jumped up to third place in the standings.  We were very fast upwind in the 8-10 knots of wind and able to hold our own downwind.  It has taken a lot of work for us to narrow […]

SSL Finals Day 1

Nassau The Star Sailors League got underway today with two races in 12 knots from the east. The competition has never been tougher here, or maybe anywhere.  No other sailing event puts 25 World Champions Olympic medalists, offshore champions together in one fleet on one race track.  See the entry list on www.StarSailors.com. Phil and I […]

Vintage Gold Cup-Final

Gull Lake MI On Saturday, two races were scheduled for the final day of racing. A beautiful, clear blue sky greeted us that morning but not much wind.  In fact, the little bit of wind that did arrive on Gull Lake swung around wildly in direction, and never amounted to more than 5 knots.  The […]

Vintage Gold Cup

Gull Lake, Michigan Three races were held today in 8-15 knots of wind.  At times, the gusts were up to 17 knots which is a lot of wind for these restored, 50 year old, boats.  There were a few breakdowns today.  Brian and I gingerly sailed the last lap of race three with a broken […]