O’Leary brothers win Star Midwinters

Published on February 11th, 2018

Irish brothers Peter and Robert O’Leary closed a consistent scoreline at the Star Midwinter Championship, held February 8-11 on Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL. Posting all top ten scores in the 8-race series, the O’Learys fended off the surges of Paul Cayard / Josh Revkin (USA) and Eric Doyle / Payson Infelise (USA) as both teams worked their way up the standings to finish second and third, respectively.

The final day was another episode of chutes and ladders at the top of the fleet. The Californian team of Doyle and Infelise won the day with a pair of bullets. They were fast upwind and even faster downwind. It was enough to move them onto the podium after slowing climbing up the fleet throughout the event.

Augie Diaz / Bruno Prada went into the last race solidly in second place, but hit the windward mark, and couldn’t recover enough in such a deep fleet to keep them on the podium. Cayard and Revkin continued to shine in the breeze. Their second and fifth places today, were enough to put them back into second place overall.

Final Results (Top 10 of 44; 8 races)
1. Peter O’Leary / Robert O’Leary , IRL – 3 -6 -3 -9 -3 -6 -10 -6 ; 46
2. Paul Cayard / Josh Revkin , USA – 20 -11 -4 -2 -1 -15 -5 -2 ; 60
3. Eric Doyle / Payson Infelise , USA – 19 -21 -5 -6 -2 -7 -1 -1 ; 62
4. Augie Diaz / Bruno Prada , USA – 21 -2 -1 -3 -5 -12 -3 -17 ; 64
5. Peter Vessella / Phil Trinter , USA – 5 -17 -7 -4 -4 -17 -6 -4 ; 64
6. Luca Modena / Sergio Lambertenghi , ITA – 1 -10 -10 -7 -12 -20 -2 -8 ; 70
7. Arthur Anosov / David Caesar , USA – 13 -9 -13 -11 -8 -1 -7 -13 ; 75
8. Jack Jennings / Frithjof Kleen , USA – 11 -5 -2 -1 -48 -2 -4 -7 ; 80
9. Tom Lofstedt / Joost Houweling , SWE – 16 -8 -14 -10 -10 -16 -13 -9 ; 96
10. Jim Buckingham / Mark Strube , USA – 30 -3 -17 -8 -7 -13 -9 -12 ; 99

Star Winter SeriesEvent detailsResultsFacebook

The Midwinters was a two part series with the first two days and four races for the Walker Cup. Jack Jennings / Frithjof Kleen (USA) won the title. As the last event of the Star Winter Series, Paul Cayard was the overall winner with crews Magnus Liljedahl and Josh Revkin. Full results.

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.

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