Coconut Grove

Lars Grael won the final race and his second Bacardi Cup in a row.  Lars’s success is even more remarkable as he is an amputee, missing his right leg.  He is a model of resilience.  Young Jorge Zarif with Bruno Prada crewing put in a good performance to finish second in the regatta with Mark Reynolds and Magnus Liljedahl finishing third.

Brian and I did not have a good week.  Some times we were on the wrong side of the course, sometimes we weren’t going fast enough. We finished 11th.  For sure the competition was good.  The Brazilian Navy was in full force.  I think they had 4 boats in the top 10.

The next event for the Stars is the Western Hemisphere Championship April 16-19 again on Biscayne Bay.

The next event for me is the St. Barts Bucket where I will be joining the crew of Rosehearty, a 182′ Perini Navi.  I love St. Barts (who doesn’t, right).

Back to SFO tonight for me.

For complete results go to www.yachtscoring.com

Paul