Cayard Wins Battle, Vessella Wins War

Published on March 6th, 2016

The fifth and final event of the fourth annual Star Winter Series was held March 5-6, with 40 teams competing in the Walker Cup in Miami, FL. The five race series was won by Paul Cayard and Brian Fatih, winning two of the races to build a 10 point margin over Lars Grael and Samuel Goncalves. The overall winner of the Star Winter Series was Peter Vessella and Phil Trinter.

Final Results (Top 10 of 40; 5 races)
1. Paul Cayard / Brian Fatih , USA – 5 -1 -2 -1 -6 ; 15
2. Lars Grael / Samuel Goncalves , BRA – 2 -6 -10 -5 -2 ; 25
3. Tom Loefstedt , SWE – 9 -3 -1 -8 -7 ; 28
4. Peter Vessella , USA – 1 -5 -5 -6 -12 ; 29
5. Jim Buckingham / Craig Moss , USA – 8 -7 -4 -11 -4 ; 34
6. Andrew Macdonald / Brad Nichol , USA – 11 -9 -3 -9 -15 ; 47
7. Ante Razmilovic / Brian Hammersley , GBR – 12 -10 -14 -2 -10 ; 48
8. John MacCausland / Dave Caesar , USA – 17 -16 -7 -7 -3 ; 50
9. Alberto Zanetti / Diego Peisajovich , ARG – 3 -12 -9 -16 -18 ; 58
10. Christian Nehammer , AUT – 6 -19 -18 -12 -5 ; 60

Details: Walker CupStar Winter SeriesFacebook

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Paul Cayard and Brian Fatih (#59) and Peter Vessella and Phil Trinter (#21).

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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