Entries by Paul Cayard

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 […]

Bacardi Cup

The 92nd Bacardi Cup is history. Eric Doyle and Payson Infeliz sailed incredibly consistently to win. There were 8 Gold Stars (past world champions) in the fleet of 65 teams from over 15 countries.  Magnus and I had a rough start to our week, a great middle, and a rough ending, finishing 7th overall after […]

Star Mid-Winter Championship

Coconut Grove Last weekend marked the end of the Star Winter Series with the Walker Cup on Thursday and Friday and the Mid Winter Championship being the cumulative score of all 8 races from Thursday through Sunday. The four days featured a variety of conditions from 7 knots to 20 knots sunshine to rain squalls. […]

Antarctica Final

Our 15-day journey to Antarctica and Patagonia came to a close Monday morning as we departed Ushuaia, Argentina at 09:00. After our various Penguin, Whale and Iceberg experiences of 10 days ago, we set sail for the Antarctic Circle, 66 35 degrees South latitude. We crossed our “goal line” at approximately 18:00 on Sunday, January […]

Antartica

Day 4 of our Antarctic adventure-Position 64S x 62W. Our general itinerary is to travel southwest to the Arctic Circle, 66.5S, through the Palmer Archipelago along the western coast line of the Antarctic Peninsula. Yesterday we cruised down the Gerlache Straight and overnighted at Melchoir Island. Since our departure from King George Island on Sunday, we have […]