Whipple and Sperry win Star Winter Series opener
Published on December 6th, 2015
The first event of the fourth annual Star Winter Series was held December 5-6, with 16 teams competing in five races in Miami, FL. With wind speeds ranging between 7 and 20 knots with lots of rain thrown in, Larry Whipple with past Olympian Austin Sperry captured the Commodores Cup. Sperry said Whipple was on fire the first day and they just hung on the second day to finish with a very consistent regatta with no finish worse than fifth.
Canadian Brian Cramer sailing with Cam Lymburner managed to leave with some silverware winning the Grand Masters division.
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