Walker Cup Day 1

Paul Cayard - Star


Coconut Grove-

20 Stars competed in three races today onBiscayne Bay. The wind was 7 knots from the southeast for race one and built to 11 knots for race 3. As usual, Miami delivered perfect Star sailing conditions.

I am privileged to be sailing with Olympic Gold medalist Magnus Liljedahl for this weekend.

We started the racing off with a win and followed that up with third and then a second.Vasyl Guretev and Vitaliy Kushnir of the Ukrane won the second race in classic Biscayne Bay style by hitting the left hard upwind. My good friends Larry Whipple with Austin Sperry crewing won the third race. The right side paid in the final race and Whip led the entire way!

Augie Diaz had a good day with a 8,2,3 and will be tough to beat as usual.

Two races on the card for tomorrow.

For complete scores go to www.yachtscoring.com and look for the Walker Cup.

Harry Walker was a life long Star sailor, acted as the class secretary for 25 years, acted as secretary of the “Life Members” and was a fixture in racing down here in Miami. This regatta is in his memory.