San Francisco

Back home after a great week of Star sailing in one if the most idyllic venues in the world …Porto Cervo.

Arthur and I ended up 6th in the World Championship with a solid second place finish in the 20 knot final race.  The Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL) and Bruno Prada (BRA) won the race and the championship.  For Bruno, this was his 5th Star World Championship victory which is a new record in the class. Augie Diaz (USA) with Henry Boening (BRA) were leading going into the final race and finished second overall.

Complete scores can be found at:

Hiking hard

I am in SF for a few days and  then La Jolla  for a weekend with my good friend Mark McLaughlin and family friends.

On July 5th I am off to Fremantle to be with my daughter for the launch of my first grandchild.  60 and a grandfather all in 6 weeks!

Porto Cervo

We are at the half way point of the Star World Championship. Light air has prevailed making for tedious sailing. Arthur (Tutu) Lopes and I are in fourth place, with 32 points, after scoring a 19th in the opener. Augie Diaz has sailed very fast and well in these conditions and is leading with 15 points. A discard will factor into results after race 4.

The fleet of 63 teams from 20 nations will experience more light winds today…4-6 knots. Friday may see the wind getting up to 10 knots.

For complete results go to