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Star Junior World Championship at Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami - Day 2

by Rachele Vitello 5 Feb 16:30 PST 3-6 February 2019

It was a typical Biscayne Bay kind of day; sunshine and breeze going from 6-7 knots in the morning up to 10-12 in the afternoon. Three races were sailed as scheduled, thanks to a great job by the Race Committee with PRO Carl Schellbach, and the 36 teams, with their '30 and under' skippers who really enjoyed the second day of the inaugural Star Junior World Championship hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club.

With today's three races completed the Championship is back on schedule with the provisional leaders, after four races, American Charlie Buckingham who moved to the Star after finishing fourth in the Laser at the recent World Cup Series event and Star US Olympian, Austin Sperry. The American team posted a bullet in today's last race, while the other two race wins went to Star Sailors League Finals 2018 winner Pedro Trouche (BRA) crewing for American Tomas Hornos, sitting in second place overall, and to 2017 Star World Champion crew Joshua Revkin (USA), at the helm, with Arthur Anosov as crew. Third overall are Americans Luke Lawrence with Alexey Selvanov, winners of yesterday's only race.

"The breeze was better today said Charlie Buckingham (USA) our speed was good both up and downwind and we managed to be consistent. I'd love to race the Star more often, I tried to do that when I am not training or racing the Laser, any regatta that I can do, I do it. Now we're focused on being consistent and fast again tomorrow for the last two races."

"It's nice to be the provisional leaders said Austin Sperry (USA), not here as just a crew but one of the organizers behind the event, being Secretary of the District but the best is coming back ashore and seeing the Aussie guy Jake Lilley with a big smile saying he's going to get himself a Star and he's going to stay here and sail at the Mid-Winters this weekend. To me that's the win!"

The day kicked off with a clean start at 11:20 with the wind blowing from East at about 7 knots. Hornos and Trouche were leading at the first windward mark through to the finish. A bit trickier was the start of race 3 the second for today it took three general recalls before the Race Committee was able to see the fleet advance on the first of four legs. Revkin and Antonov were able to get a good start and control their lead over the Mexican skipper Juan Ignacio Perez and his crew Mark Strube until the end. At the start of race four, the wind had picked up to 12 knots and the seas a bit choppy and American Olympic Laser sailor Charlie Buckingham with experienced crew Austin Sperry were able to be quite fast both upwind and downwind getting the victory over Australian newbie to the Star Jake Lilley and Lewis Brake, fifth overall.

"We caught a shift right after the start said Tomas Hornos (USA), winner of race 2 our speed was really good, we just played out in front and we covered the fleet after that making it look easy, but it wasn't easy. We are really happy, we needed that!"

"It took me a little while to get back into things, but it feels good said Joshua Revkin (USA), winner of race 3, normally crewing for Eivind Melleby (NOR) our speed is up to pace, I had a bad start in the second race and it took a lot of effort to get back into it, but the third race we got off the line and cruised to a pretty easy first place. We had a great time, it's the perfect conditions you can have in Miami and hopefully tomorrow there's more of the same."

And the conditions tomorrow look to be the same as today with the first start confirmed at 12pm, two races scheduled with no warning sequence starting after 2pm.

The first Star Junior World Champions will be crowned tomorrow after racing with the prize giving ceremony held at the beautiful Coral Reef Yacht Club.

Results after Day 2:

PosBow NoSail NoSkipper/CrewR1R2R3R4Pts
140  USA 8230Charlie Buckingham / Austin Sperry856120
281  USA 8481Tomas Hornos / Pedro Trouche717520
314  USA 8501Luke Lawrence / Alexey Selivanov1212823
498  MEX 8498Juan Ignacio Perez / Mark Strube61321031
576  AUS 8390Jake Lilley / Lewis Brake11814235
619  IRL 8527Robert O'Leary / Peter O'Leary34161235
774  BRA 8474Nick Pellicano Grael / Samuel Goncalves5244639
85  BAH 8464Facundo Olezza / Frederico Melo41651641
984  GBR 8291Lorenzo Brando Chiavarini / Brian Fatih17931544
1050  ARG 8251Leandro Altolaguirre / Lucas Altolaguirre163171147
1166  USA 8507Joshua Revkin / Arthur Anosov15251748
1233  NED 8541Thomas Allart / Kilian Weise19198450
133  ITA 8331Guido Gallinaro / Frithjof Kleen223131452
1431  AUS 8230Luke Payne / Torvar Mirsky912112052
15111  USA 8408Porter Kavle / Arnis Baltins20631360
1658  SWE 000Philip Carlson / Fredrik Aurell1310271767
1717  CAN 840Alex Baker / Rick Burgess103291869
182  FRA 8404Hugo Fedrigucci / Sebastien Guidoux36719971
1946  SWE 8246Jesper Stalheim / Shane Zwingelberg2617102376
2044  USA 8237Ian Robinson / Brian Sharpe2520152181
2130  USA 8268Hoel Menard / Eugenio Cingolani1414233182
2226  USA 8215AJ Pereira / Ian Coleman2136201390
2311  USA 3422Tyler Paige / TC Belco2321212590
2453  USA 8153Nicolaus Pro / Aaron Smith3111292495
25162  USA 8362Daniel Cayard / Roger Cheer1234222795
2696  USA 8396Malcolm Lamphere / Roberto Ayala2930182299
2759  USA 8059Bob Lippincott / Isao Toyama24222529100
2879  USA 7985Chas Beek / Chuck Beek27183026101
2980  USA 7677Peter Barlow / Mark Dolan32152630103
3062  POR 8464Martim Anderson / Myles Pritchard28332419104
3172  CAN 8272Luke Morton / Bryan Milne18312828105
3290  USA 8316Chloe Holder / Scott Gordon22293335119
3369  USA 7982Zachary Hansman / Rob Burton33273233125
3416  GER 8308Jonathan Koch / Uli Seeberger30283532125
3541  POR 6341Diogo Machado Pinto / Rick Peters3426DNFDNS134
3654  USA 8371Charles Koules / Christian Koules35353434138

For more information visit the event website at 2019jrworlds.starchampionships.org

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