Entries by Paul Cayard

SSL Finals

Nassau Very light winds made for a tough day. We didn’t get much right and ended up dropping from 5th to 9th in the quarter finals. In the final race, Percy/Ekstrom won by an inch in over Rohart/Ponsot. Melleby/Revkin 3rd and the qualification leaders, Mateusz/Bruno, who were seeded straight to the finals, finished 4th.  While […]

SSL Finals-Day 4

Nassau Day 4 of the 2019 SSL Finals saw the qualifying series come to a close. Due to light winds, 2 races were run today making it a 10 race qualifying series. Phil and I ran the gauntlet and made it! There was nothing easy about it. Today saw very light and still shifty winds. […]

SSL Finals

Nassau, Bahamas’s The 7th edition of Star Sailors League (SSL) started here in Nassau on Tuesday.  Here are my posts from my Facebook site, cayardsailing, for the first three days of racing. ______________________ For day 1 of the SSL finals, the fleet ran in two races in a shifty Northwest breeze. Phil and I did […]

Schoonmaker Cup

Coconut Grove Three races were held today, in a 15 knot northeaster for the Star fleet on Biscayne Bay.  16 teams were happy to get out for the Winter Series opener after racing was cancelled yesterday with gusts up to 40 knots. In race one, the windiest of the day, Augie Diaz and Bruno Prada […]

Vintage Gold Cup 2019

The third annual 2019 Vintage Gold Cup is complete and we have a new winner; Eivind Melleby from Norway with Josh Revkin (USA) crewing.  Melleby won the “who-beats-who” final 8th race to take the win over Lars Grael of Brazil with Arnie Baltins crewing. 26 teams from 7 nations established a new record For competitors in […]

2019 TransPac

TransPac 2019-Pyewacket While the 2019 Trans Pacific Yacht Race was the 23rd consecutive for Pyewacket owner Roy P. Disney, this was a special race. It was the 50th anniversary of the iconic race, with 92 yachts competing. On July 13th , we left the dock in Long Beach with aspirations to win. As fate would […]

Star World Championship

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 […]

Star World Championship

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 […]

Star European Championship/SSL Breeze Grand Slam

Photos by Marc Rouiller Riva del Garda After five days of racing with 12 races, 4 of which were yesterday, Arthur “Tutu” Lopes(BRA) and I got the Bronze in the European Championship.  Robert Scheidt(BRA) showed once again why he is the athlete of our era. With his crew Henry Boening, Robert came from behind on […]

European Championship-SSL Breeze Grand Slam

EIGHT GOLD STARS LEAD THE WAY Robert Scheidt (BRA) and Paul Cayard (USA) face off in Garda classic on the opening day of the 2019 Star European Championship / SSL Breeze Grand Slam The opening day of the first ever combined Star Sailors League Breeze Grand Slam and Star European Championships dawned with a change in […]