Entries by Paul Cayard

TP52 World Championship

52 World Championship – 52 Super Series- Photo’s © Zerogradinord Two race were held yesterday in a wide range of conditions.  The wind speed was between 5 and 20 knots and the direction went from 225 to 355.   The first attempt at the second race was abandoned midway due to a collapse of the wind […]

TP52 World Championship 2016

Photo by Mauro Melandri-Zerogradinord Mahon, Menorca Today was the second day of the 2016 TP52 World Championship here in Mahon.  Lighter conditions prevailed for races 3 and 4.  Onboard Phoenix we made a few changes and were very competitive in terms of speed. In the first race, after a good start, we fouled Alegre half […]

TP52 World Championship Day 1

Mahon, Menorca The 2016 TP52 World Championship began Wednesday with two windward leeward races in 12-20 knots from the southwest.  There was a decent seaway as a front had passed through the area during the night. The World Championship fleet consists of 12 boats from 8 countries.  The racing is very tight as all the […]

J70 Lake Garda Final

Photos by Marta Rovatti Studihrad Riva del Garda Five more races we held over Saturday and Sunday for the J70, Alcatel Italian Circuit Championship. The conditions continued to be challenging on Saturday, in that they were not classic Lake Garda.  Saturday featured light winds where the left side of the course paid hugely most of the time. […]

J70 Riva del Garda

Photo by Marta Rovatti Studihrad Riva del Garda I am here in Italy training with the team that I will race with at the J70 World Championship laster this month in San Francisco.  It is an Italian team and this weekend were are racing the final event of their annual circuit.  Three days and 9 […]

Star District 6 Championship-Vancouver

English Bay Danny and I came up to Vancouver to race against the best of the northwest on Labor Day weekend.  Danny recently moved to Seattle, we thought we would join in the racing up here in beautiful Vancouver BC, home of Star World Champion Ross McDonnald.  Ross, no longer sailing the Star, was mountain […]

Lake Sunapee Open

Harbor at Sunapee Yacht Club Newport, New Hampshire This weekend I participated in the Lake Sunapee Open in the Star Class. The northeast has a long tradition of Star Class racing and Lake Sunapee has had Star racing since 1939. I have long wanted to experience racing on these lakes and finally my opportunity came. […]

Matha’s Vineyard Round the Island Race

Saturday, an 80 boat fleet of various sizes and speeds, raced the 57 nm course, counter clockwise around Marth’s Vineyard.  The forecast was not great but in the end, a nice southwesterly seabreeze filled in and helped the fleet get around before dark. In the TP52 class, we had a good battle with Vesper and […]

Edgartown Race Week Final

Edgartown, MA It was a rainy and dreary start to the day out here on Marth’s Vineyard. By 11:00, it became a blustery and rainy day.  The racing started at 11:00 and I haven’t sailed in that much rain in a while. Three races were held for the TP 52’s today.  Phoenix won the day with […]

Edgartown Race Week

Edgartown, Marth’s Vineyard This is the third leg of the east coast IRC summer series. 4 races were held today, in 9-12 knots from the southwest for the IRC fleet.  The three TP52’s had hard fought battles as usual. Onboard Phoenix, we had 4 good starts. The left looked good in the first half of […]