Star Winter Series in Miami

Published on November 20th, 2016

The 5th edition of the Star Winter Series got underway with 24 boats on the line for the Schoonmaker Cup, held November 19-20 in Miami, FL. While Saturday provided 8-11 knots from the northeast for two races, a dying northerly allowed only one race on Sunday. USA’s 2012 Olympic team of Mark Mendalblatt and Brian Faitih posted a 2-4-1 to win the event, finishing four points clear of Paul Cayard and Joshua Revkin in second with Jim Buckingham and Craig Moss four points further back in third. Full results.

Stuart Hebb with trophy winners:


Jim Buckingham and Craig Moss


Paul Cayard and Joshua Revkin


Mark Mendalblatt and Brian Faitih

Source: Report by Stuart Hebb. Photos by Marco 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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