Start of Star Winter Series 2019-20

Published on November 10th, 2019

For the eighth year of the Star Winter Series, the Schoonmaker Cup got the circuit underway, held November 9-10 in Miami, FL.

After day one was abandoned due to a cold front with wind speeds over 40 knots, the event was limited to three races held on day two in NE winds of 15 to 18 knots with 20° shifts.

Paul Cayard and Phil Trinter (above) prevailed in the event, winning by one point over Augie Diaz/ Bruno Prada, while Taylor Canfield with Arnis Baltins claimed the junior trophy.

“It was pretty much a who beats who in the final race, and we had a nice clean start and led wire to wire,” noted Cayard.

Series informationEvent detailsResults

Final Results (18 teams; 3 races)
1. Paul Cayard / Phil Trinter, USA – 2 -3 -1; 6
2. Augie Diaz / Bruno Prada, USA – 1 -2 -4; 7
3. Eric Doyle / Payson Infelise, USA – 3 -1 -6; 10
4. Peter Vessella / Brian Fatih, USA – 7 -5 -2; 14
5. Taylor Canfield / Arnis Baltins, USA – 6 -4 -5; 15
6. Scott Barnard / Craig Moss, USA – 11 -8 -3; 22
7. John Dane / Tim Ray, USA – 8 -7 -7; 22
8. Andrew Macdonald / Brad Nichol, USA – 5 -10 -14; 29
9. Bert Collins / Guy Avellon, USA – 10 -9 -12; 31
10. Kevin McNeil / Rick Burgess, USA – 12 -12 -9; 33
11. Jim Buckingham / Phil Toth, USA – 9 -6 -19; 34
12. Kohlas Jock / Arthur Anosov, USA – 13 -13 -8; 34
13. Shane Zwingelberg / Mat Rajacich, USA – 14 -11 -11; 36
14. Robert Teitge / Thad Brej, USA – 15 -16 -10; 41
15. Larry Whipple / Mark Strube, USA – 4 -19 -19; 42
16. Nicolans Pro / Aaron Smith, USA – 16 -14 -13; 43
17. Ken Woods / Jim Rudser, USA – 18 -15 -16; 49
18, Zach Hansman / Charlie Khoules, USA – 17 -17 -15; 49

2019-2020 Winter Series schedule
Nov. 9-10 – Schoonmaker Cup
Dec. 7-8 – Commodore’s Cup
Jan 9-10 – Walker Cup
Jan 9-12 – Star Midwinters

Scoring: Only the best three Winter Series weekend regattas will count toward the SWS Championship. The Star Winter Series Champion will be the skipper with the lowest total score to be calculated as follows: The sum of your overall place in the Star Midwinters multiplied by 2, plus your lowest three scores from the four SWS weekend regattas. Series Championship ties will be decided by your place in Midwinters.

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