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Coconut Grove Two races were held today on Biscayne Bay for the Star class. Classic conditions returned with 8-12 knot southeasterly and 80 temps. Magnus and I had a fantastic day with a 2, 1 to win the Bob Levin Memorial Trophy. Luke Lawrence sailed well to win the first race of the day just […]

Coconut Grove Yesterday morning in Ross, California there was ice on the lawn. At midnight I walked onto the back deck of Bob Norton’s Hatteras 46 at the Coral Reef Yacht Club in 80 degrees and humidity. That’s why people go to Florida in the winter! Today, the Star Class raced for the Bob Levin […]

Star Winter Series - Commodores Cup

Coconut Grove, Florida There is nothing like coming out and winning the first race on the last day. It makes the rest of the day a lot easier. There was barely 4 knots of wind for the start of race 1 today. Brian and I started in port tack, at the committee boat, hit the […]

Star Winter Series Photo's

Coconut Grove, Florida Today was the first day of the Commodores Cup which is the second regatta of the Star Winter Series down here in south Florida. There are 5 events in the series, about one a month. Today, we had three races on Biscayne Bay for the Star fleet in knots from the north. […]

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Oxford, Maryland One race was held today on the Choptank in 7-10 knots and rain. The wind was just as shifty as it has been all week. Brian and I had a decent start and sailed pretty well not he first leg (and were lucky that our side worked out well) to round the first […]

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Oxford, Maryland Two races were held today with a shifty northeasterly breeze that blew between 4 and 8 knots. Torben Grael and his crew Guilhherme Alimeida of Brazil dominated the day with a 2,3 which moved them into a 10 point lead going into tomorrow’s final race. Brian and I had a terrible first race. […]

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Oxford, Maryland Two races were held today on the Choptank in 5-10 knots of wind. Here it isn’t that the wind starts at 5 knots and builds to 10 or the reverse. Here the wind is 5-10 every minute of the day. And it shifts 30 degrees too. Brian and I finished 3rd in the […]

Star North American Championship-Day 1

Oxford, Maryland It was a long day on the water. 3 races starting at 11:00 and finishing at 16:45. So I am writing fast and there may be typos. It was a perfect clear blue sky today following thunder, lightening and rain last night. The wind was 6-9 knots form the west but at times […]

North American Star Championship 2014

The Battle Begins Tomorrow, Who Will Be the Last Man Standing? Oxford, MD 07 October 2014 On Wednesday October 8, forty two Star teams representing 5 different nations will hit the race course and contest the final Silver Star Championship title of the year: the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship hosted by the […]

Star Boat Paul Cayard

Oxford, Maryland Two races were held today on the Choptank. (Love that word. Very appropriate as the water is choppy out there!) It was clear, cold and a brisk 50 degrees when we headed out to the race course at 0930. The wind was 7-12 from the west with 30 degree shifts today which made […]