New leader at Star Midwinters

Published on February 9th, 2018

Miami, FL (February 9, 2018) – Star sailors were blessed with a beautiful day of racing on Biscayne Bay during day two of the Star Midwinters. The fleet sailed long 1.6 mile beats, where playing the shifts was key to being at the top of today’s racing.

Augie Diaz (USA)/ Bruno Prada (BRA) inched in front of Jack Jennings (USA)/ Frithjof Kleen (GER) just before the first windward mark and demonstrated good speed in the breeze and waves downwind to take the lead and the win. The second race was tight between Jennings and Kleen and Paul Cayard (USA), sailing with young reigning world champion crew, Josh Revkin (USA). Diaz and Prada were close behind, finishing the second race in third.

The Irish brothers, Peter and Robert O’Leary, held their own with a third and a ninth today, maintaining their position in second overall. The big movers today were Jørgen Schönherr / Jan Eli Gravad (DEN) that dropped from their lead after day one to sixth place and Jennings / Kleen rise from fourth to first overall.

The Midwinters is a two part series with the first two days and four races for the Walker Cup. As shown below, Jack Jennings / Frithjof Kleen (USA) won the title.

As part of the Star Winter Series, racing continues through Sunday, February 11.

Day Two Results (Top 10 of 44; 4 races)
1. Jack Jennings / Frithjof Kleen , USA – 11 -5 -2 -1 ; 19
2. Peter O’Leary / Robert O’Leary , IRL – 3 -6 -3 -9 ; 21
3. Augie Diaz / Bruno Prada , USA – 21 -2 -1 -3 ; 27
4. Luca Modena / Sergio Lambertenghi , ITA – 1 -10 -10 -7 ; 28
5. Peter Vessella / Phil Trinter , USA – 5 -17 -7 -4 ; 33
6. Jørgen Schönherr / Jan Eli Gravad , DEN – 4 -1 -16 -16 ; 37
7. Paul Cayard / Josh Revkin , USA – 20 -11 -4 -2 ; 37
8. Luke Lawrence / Ian Coleman , USA – 9 -16 -11 -5 ; 41
9. Vasyl Gureyev , USA – 2 -19 -9 -14 ; 44
10. Arthur Anosov / David Caesar , USA – 13 -9 -13 -11 ; 46

Star Winter SeriesEvent detailsResultsFacebook

Star Winter Series 2017-18
Nov 11-12, 2017 – Schoonmaker Cup (up to 5 races)
Dec 2-3, 2017 – Commodore’s Cup (up to 5 races)
Jan 6-7, 2018 – Levin Cup/District 6 Championship Cup (up to 5 races)
Feb 8-9, 2018 – Walker Cup (up to 5 races)
Feb 8-11, 2018 – Star Midwinters (includes Walker Cup; up to 8 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 2-day regattas, plus the Mid-Winter regatta place multiplied by two, will determine the winner of the Winter series.

Source: Kathleen Tocke

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