Please select your home edition
Edition
Gul 2018 SUP 728x90

Paul Cayard at the 2018 ISCYRA Western Hemisphere Championship - Day 2

by Paul Cayard 14 Apr 03:37 PDT 12-15 April 2018
2018 ISCYRA Western Hemisphere Championship © Courtesy of the Race Committee

Two more races were completed today enroute to crowning the 2018 Western Hemisphere Champion in the Star Class.

More postcard conditions today...8-12 knots from the East Southeast.

In race 1, after a tricky battle with various adversaries, Arthur (Tutu) and I won the final sprint to the line to take the win. Luca Modena of Italy pushed us hard and finished second while Lars Grael maintained his consistency with a big comeback to finish 3rd. Diaz had a tough race and finished 10th.

In race two, Tutu and I had a good first lap as did Grael. As we went up the second windward leg, Greal got left while we were out to the right. The wind shifted 30 degrees left. Large windshifts have been happening both days but it always comes back. It didn't this time and Tutu and I lost 500 meters to Grael and 4 other competitors. We stayed focused and ground are way back to 2nd. It could have been much easier than that!

Our speed upwind and downwind seems very good. We tried a different job today which was good to learn about.

Grael and his crew Samuel Goncalves have a strong grip on the championship, with 7 points, at the half way point. Tutu and I are in second place with 15 points. Jorge Zaria Ian third with 19. It will be tough to reel the Brazilians in and tomorrow will be decisive.

Complete scores can be found at www.yachtscoring.com.

Related Articles

Inaugural San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta
To be held from 5-7 October 2018 With an eye towards the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 2028, the inaugural San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta (SDOCR) will provide a venue for sailors to train and compete in international, high-performance classes from October 5-7, 2018. Posted on 14 Jul
Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta expands for 2019
Invitations extended to the Melges 24 and Viper 640 classes The renowned Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta is expanding for the 2019 edition, with invitations extended to the Melges 24 and Viper 640 classes, who will join the J70 Class and Star Class. Posted on 13 Jun
ISCYRA Eastern Hemisphere Championship overall
Italy's team Negri-Lambertenghi win Two races were held on the last day of the Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship 2018, organized in Trieste by the Yacht Club Adriaco, with teams coming from 17 nations. Posted on 5 May
ISCYRA Eastern Hemisphere Championship day 3
Negri & Lambertenghi top the rankings in Trieste A cloudy, sunny, and rainy day, with an east-north-east wind blowing first (bora) and a north-west wind after, in the most changeable weather ever, the first three races of the Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship 2018. Posted on 4 May
Star Sailors League app is here
Star Sailors League announces the creation of the official SSL app The app features the main areas of the SSL website with the newest videos, photos and stories, and just like the website it shows the SSL Ranking, with athletes' background, that will update every Tuesdays. Posted on 3 May
ISCYRA Eastern Hemisphere Championship day 2
No races again due to shifty winds Races cancelled again on day 2 of the Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship 2018, organized in Trieste by the Yacht Club Adriaco, with a fleet of 67 crews, from 17 nations. Posted on 3 May
ISCYRA Eastern Hemisphere Championship day 1
No racing due to lack of wind The debut of the Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship 2018, organized in Trieste by the Yacht Club Adriaco, is postponed until tomorrow. A truly capricious wind did not enable the Race Committee to start the first two races planned for today. Posted on 2 May
ISCYRA Eastern Hemisphere Championship preview
Trieste and Yacht Club Adriaco are ready to welcome the star class champions After the prelude, Coppa Tito Nordio, held during the weekend in the Gulf of Trieste and won by ISCYRA President Hubert Merkleback and Markus Koy (GER), everything is ready to kick off the Championship with the official opening ceremony tonight. Posted on 1 May
Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship preview
68 skippers and crews from 16 nations gather in Trieste Nine days of great sailing with the Star Class. The Gulf of Trieste and the Yacht Club Adriaco are ready to host the best of Star Class racing, with two competitive events featuring 68 international skippers and crews from 16 nations . Posted on 27 Apr
Western Hemisphere Championship: Winners announced
Lars Grael and Samuel Goncalves are the winners of the 2018 Star Western Hemisphere Championship What a finish for the 2018 Western Hemisphere Championship! On the last day, everybody feared there may be no racing due to predicted weather conditions, but the thunderstorms arrived later in the evening and the morning was just perfect for racing Posted on 16 Apr
Sealegs - More Fun 660x82-2Zhik 2018 Hyeres 728x90 BOTTOMNebo 660x82 4