Vessella and Trinter win Star Midwinters

Published on January 10th, 2016

The third event of the fourth annual Star Winter Series was held January 7-10, with 33 teams competing in the Star MidWinters in Miami, FL. The six race series was won by Peter Vessella with Phil Trinter, whose fourth in the final contest gave them the one point win over Augie Diaz and Ernie Baltins who scored a 22nd. In third was Brian Ledbetter with Josh Revkin, who also lost their chance at the win with a 19th in the finale.

The Grandmaster division was won by Sweden’s Tom Loefstedt and Jesper Sundman. The Junior division was won by Luke Lawrence and Ian Coleman.

Details: MidwintersStar Winter SeriesFacebook

Photos by Marco T. Oquendo.


Now in its fourth year, the Star Winter Series is a single one-design series, made up of four winter weekend regattas and a 4-day Midwinter Championship, all sailed out of a great club with an economical and convenient storage solution.

Only the best three Winter Series weekend regattas will count toward the SWS Championship Presented By EFG International. The Star Winter Series Champion will be the skipper with the lowest total score to be calculated as follows: The sum of the overall place in the Star Midwinters multiplied by 2, plus the lowest three scores from the four SWS weekend regattas. Series Championship ties to be decided by a team’s position in Midwinters.

2015-16 Star Winter Series

SWS Event 1 | Commodore’s Cup/District 20 Champs | December 05-06, 2015
SWS Event 2 | Levin Memorial Regatta | January 02-03, 2016
SWS Event 3 | Star Midwinters | January 07-10, 2016
SWS Event 4 | Schoonmaker Cup | February 20-21, 2016
SWS Event 5 | Walker Cup | March 05-06, 2016

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