Bacardi Cup Final

Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi of Italy Coconut Grove The final race of the 91st Bacardi Cup was held today in 14-18 knots of wind from the south east. Mark and I got off the starting line well and were amongst the top teams approaching the first mark.  We rounded second behind Robert Scheidt, with […]

Bacardi Cup-Day 5

Grael/Goncalves leading the fleet Coconut Grove Today’s 5th race of the 91st Bacardi Cup was held under perfect “Bacardi” conditions…..10 knots of wind from North North East.  This is still a shifty direction with the wind coming off downtown. World Champions Lars Grael and Samuel Goncalves led wire to wire after playing the right side […]

Bacardi Cup

Coconut Grove After yesterdays race was postponed due to thunderstorm activity in the area, today featured a double header. The wind was 12-18 knots from the northwest, which is always shifty here and makes for challenging racing. In race one of the day, there was a big left shift off the line and Mark and […]

Bacardi Cup-Day 2

Biscayne Bay After a one hour postponement, the wind filled in from the south east at 10 knots and built to 14 knots as the 10 mile race continued.  The right side of the course paid up the first windward leg and the Italian team of Negri/Lambertenghi led at the first mark.  Mark and I […]

Bacardi Cup-Day 1

Coconut Grove 76 teams from 16 countries have come to the warm waters of Biscayne Bay to compete in the 91st Annual Bacardi Cup.  I am racing the week with Mark Strube. Before the first race of the regatta, the Star Class family payed its respects in a tribute to Sir Durward Knowles who recent […]

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 […]

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