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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 […]

Schoonmaker Cup Final

Photo by Marco Oquendo Coconut Grove Two races were held today today in 8-10 knots from the east-southeast. We had our ups and downs but basically Danny sailed very fast downwind and we made huge gains on the final runs of both races to finish 9 and 7.  That was enough to move us up to 7th […]

Schoonmaker Cup

Coxonut Grove Danny and I are back in the Grove for more Star Racing. This time the Schoonmaker Cup with 20 other teams. For this event,  I am crewing for Danny. It has been fun to share the Star with him this past year and I hope he enjoys Star sailing for as many years […]

Zag Masters

Coconut Grove Two races were held today in 8-10 knots from the east on Biscayne Bay. This weekend is the “Masters” regatta in the Star Class. Obviously,  the name is indicative of a certain amount of life experience required to race in the “Masters”.  The Masters has become the Zag Masters in honor of Frank Zagarino, […]

New Star

Coconut Grove It’s winter in the northern hemisphere so where do Star sailors go? Miami. More than 30 teams are here in Miami for the 2016 Midwinter Championship. As usual the fleet is very is international with teams from Sweden, Italy, Germany, Canada, Argentina, France, England and USA. Today was a special day for me […]

Star Boat Paul Cayard

King of Spain

Marina del Rey 16 Stars turned up in Marina del Rey this weekend to contest the King of Spain regatta. The conditions couldn’t have been better with 8-10 knots for all 6 races. Jimmy Buckingham and Austin Sperry posted great scores to win the regatta with 7 points. They won three of the 6 races […]

Bacardi Cup-Day 4

Photo by Silken Coconut Grove Another picture perfect day with excellent sailing conditions. The wind was a bit lighter today starting out at 11 knots and dropping to 8 by the finish.  The fleet was well behaved on the starting line so no Black Flag today and no one was over early. We had another great […]

Bacardi Cup-Day 1

Coconut Grove, Florida March 1, 2015 I am back in south Florida for more Star sailing.  This time the legendary Bacardi Cup.  This year is the 88th running of this event which started in 1927 in Havana. 57 boats are racing from more than 10 countries.  The competition will be tough with the Grael brothers […]