Augie Diaz and Arnis Baltins win Star Midwinters

Published on January 8th, 2017

Twenty-six teams came out for the Star Midwinters, held May 5-8 in Miami, FL. The four day ‘Goldilocks event’ had two days of light air, one day of medium winds, with strong winds on the final day keeping the fleet onshore. Taking the lead on day two, Augie Diaz and Arnis Baltins took the title by seven points over Alberto Zanetti and Mark Strube.

Jim Buckingham and Craig Moss are currently leading the Star winter Series which will culminate with the Levin Cup on February 11-12.

Results (Top 10 of 26; 5 races
1. Augie Diaz / Arnis Baltins , USA – 8 -2 -1 -6 -3 ; 20
2. Alberto Zanetti / Mark Strube , ARG – 14 -1 -7 -3 -2 ; 27
3. Jim Buckingham / Craig Moss , USA – 5 -6 -6 -5 -5 ; 27
4. Paul Cayard / Josh Revkin , USA – 4 -15 -3 -1 -6 ; 29
5. George Szabo / Roger Cheer , USA – 1 -5 -12 -4 -7 ; 29
6. Charles Buckingham / Austin Sperry , USA – 2 -11 -13 -2 -4 ; 32
7. Andrew Macdonald / Brad Nichol , USA – 9 -3 -10 -11 -9 ; 42
8. Jack Jennings / Frithjof Kleen , USA – 3 -4 -27 -9 -1 ; 44
9. Hubert Rauch / Edoardo Natucci , GER – 15 -9 -5 -15 -10 ; 54
10. Stuart Hebb / Mike Wolfs , USA – 16 -13 -8 -8 -14 ; 59

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Above photo: Winners Augie Diaz (left) and Arnis Baltins (right) with organizer Stuart Hebb.

More photos by Marco T. Oquendo:

Star Winter Series 2016-17
Nov 19-20, 2016 – Schoonmaker Cup (up to 5 races)
Dec 3-4, 2016 – Commodores Cup/District 20 Championship (up to 5 races)
Jan 5-6, 2017 – Walker Cup (up to 5 races)
Jan 5-8, 2017 – Star Midwinters (up to 8 races)
Feb 11-12, 2017 – Levin Cup (up to 5 races)

Scoring for the Star Winter Series: Points shall be determined from the finishing place at each regatta. The sum of the best three of the four weekend regattas plus the Midwinter regatta place multiplied times two will determine the winner of the Winter Series. Ties will be broken in favor of the best finish at the Midwinters.

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