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North America – Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014   (Image © Marco Oquendo)
Twenty-two teams from 6 nations competed in the Schoonmaker Cup, the first event of the five stage Star Winter Series in Miami, FL. Strong winds on day one led to several dismastings, abandoning further competition after two races with Jack Jennings/ Brian Sharp USA in the lead. Moderate winds and warm temperatures on day two allowed for three more races, where the consistency of Luke Lawrence/Josh Revkin USA earned them the victory. Brian Cramer/Matt Johnstone CAN and Arthur Anosov/David Caesar USA are completing the podium. See the complete results.
North America – Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014   (Image © JOY)
After the windy start day with five races, there was only a light breeze from the shore blowing yesterday and only one race could be completed off Davis Island in Florida. No change on top of the rankings where Brian Porter USA and the two-times Moth World Champion Bora Gulari USA lead at equal points. Marty Kullmann USA, the race winner yesterday, follows one point behind on rank 3. 31 teams participate.
The report and the results.
North America – Friday, October 17, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014   
Francisco Renna of Argentina is the 2014 World Champion. His spectacular score line included four race wins giving him a final 17 point cushion over his nearest competitor. The final three races of the series were sailed on Thursday to complete the series at nine races. Jean Paul de Trazegenies of Peru sailed a great final three races to move into second place. Conner Blouin of the United States was close behind in third. In all seventy two competitors from ten countries participated in the championship. Read the report and see the complete results.
North America – Sunday, October 12, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014   (Image © Dan Phelps)
The conditions remained light on the final day of the Northamericans in Oxford MD. An 11th place was sufficant for Torben Grael/Guilherme Almeida BRA to grab another Silver Star ! Tomas Hornos/Josh Revkin USA moved up to second while first day's leaders Arthur Anosov/David Ceasar USA finished 3rd. See the complete results and read Paul Cayard's report.
North America – Saturday, October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014   (Image © Dan Phelps)
The conditions in Oxford MD remained light and diffucult for the two races sailed yesterday. As winner of the day (2/3) Torben Grael/Guilherme Almeida BRA took over the lead 10 points ahead of Arthur Anosov/David Cesaer USA, Tomas Hornos/Josh Revkin USA are on 3rd another 4 points back. Today the last race will decide. See the complete results and read Paul Cayard's report.
North America – Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014   (Image © Dan Phelps)
In light winds between 5 and 10 kn the Northamericans of the Stars continued with two more races yesterday. Winners of the day were the Scofield brothers posting a 1st and 4th. Arthur Anosov/David Caesar USA remain on top discarding yesterdays black flag disqualification. 7 points behind Torben Grael/Guilherme Almeida BRA moved up to 2nd, Tomas Hornos/Josh Revkin USA follow on 3rd. See the complete results and read Paul Cayard's report.
North America – Thursday, October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014   (Image © Dan Phelps)
Race Day 1 of the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship delivered all of the tough competition and tight racing as anticipated however it was the elements that ultimately fueled the strife instead of the all-star packed list of sailors. Arthur Anosov/David Caesar USA 8000 proved today that above all else,
consistency is the key to overall success, especially in unsteady conditions. With a
3rd, 10th, and 2nd place finish they top the leaderboard with 9 point lead on Larry Whipple/Mike Wolfs USA. While Torben Grael/Guilherme Almeida BRA with a series of 4/4/25 are still in the game, Paul Cayard/Brian Terhaar USA had to suffer more: 2/21/15. See the complete results and read the full report.
North America – Monday, October 6, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014   (Image © JOY)
After three days, eight races and the hottest one design competition on the planet by twenty of the International Audi Melges 20 Class' toughest teams, John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti with tactician Paul Goodison and Jeff Reynolds have won the 2014 North American Championship. For the first time ever in Audi Melges 20 Class history, KIlroy holds both continental championship titles within the same year. He is not only the newly named NAC winner, but also is the reigning World Champion.
Fighting hard in second and third respectively was Michael Kiss' Bacio and Cesar Gomes Neto on Portobello. Jim Wilson on Oleander was fourth while Kilroy's 11-year-old son Liam helming Wildman picked up fifth place honors. See the complete results and read the report.
North America – Sunday, October 5, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014   (Image © JOY)
Only in the afternoon the seabreeze seddled sufficiantly for sailing, three more races were completed. John Kilroy USA extended his lead to 8 points on Michael Kiss USA, who moved up to 2nd. Cesar Gomes-Neto BRA remains on 3rd in the 21-boat-fleet. See the complete results and read the full report.
Sunday, October 5, 2014   
Im moderate conditions the round robin of the US national Match Racing Championship 2014 was completed. Nathan Hollerbach USA (11-3) and Dave Perry USA (9-5). Joining Hollerbach and Perry in advancing to the Semifinals on Sunday are Dave Dellenbaugh USA (8-6) and Russ Silvestri (8-6). Read the full report and see the complete results.
North America – Saturday, October 4, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014   (Image © JOY)
The term Indian Summer typically does not apply to the moderate Bay Area, but with a string of days in the mid-90's, Audi Melges 20 sailors swapped their foulies for sunscreen and soaked in a perfect day of light air, flat-water racing on the Berkeley Circle. Despite the unusual direction, the breeze was surprisingly steady in the 6-8 range allowing for three balanced, fair races. With an almost perfect score of 1/1/2 John Kilroy USA with tactician Paul Goodison GBR took a clear lead ahead of Alexis Micas USA (tactics Mark Mendelblatt USA) and Cesar Gomes BRA (with Scott Nixon USA). 21 teams from Italy, Brazil and the USA are competing. See the complete results and read the full report.
Saturday, October 4, 2014   
With high pressure blocking the early seabreeze, the race committee staged the first three races of Round Robin One in light easterlies against an ebb tide current that the boats could barely overcome. Nathan Hollerbach of the Chicago Match Race Center had the only perfect 7-0 record for the day, Dave Perry (Pequot YC) and Ryan Davidson (Balboa YC) are tied for second place at 5-2. Racing continues through Sunday. Read the full report and see the complete results.
North America – Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014   
It blew 20 knots and above for a third straight day at the Rolex Big Boat Series, and with six races under their sailing belts, eight of ten classes – HPR, BAMA/Multihull, J/70, J/105, J/111, J/120, Melges 24, Express 37 – are counting on one last race (the traditional 'Bay Tour') tomorrow to either seal their deals or steal into top-three positions where bragging rights are as treasured as the trophies to be presented. The other two – ORR and Farr 40 – will let two round-the-buoys races determine the class champions, with the Farr 40 class also deciding the winner of its international circuit based on performances here. Read the full report.
North America – Friday, August 29, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014   
Good wind conditions on the Manhasset Bay almost allowed the ten teams to complete the Round Robin of this years Knickerbocker Cup. 6 to 7 of the 9 Flights of the Round Robin have been sailed. With a clean score of 7-0 victories it's Switzerlands Eric Monnin SUI leading the rankings. On second with a score of 5-1 it's top seeded Pierre-Antoine Morvan FRA who lost his duel against Monnin SUI. The results and the live ticker of the event website.
 
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