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Paul Cayard reports from the Vintage Gold Cup 2019

by Paul Cayard 6 Oct 23:36 BST 3-5 October 2019
Vintage Gold Cup 2019 © Paul Cayard

The third annual 2019 Vintage Gold Cup is complete and we have a new winner; Eivind Melleby from Norway with Josh Revkin (USA) crewing. Melleby won the "who-beats-who" final 8th race to take the win over Lars Grael of Brazil with Arnie Baltins crewing.

26 teams from 7 nations established a new record For competitors in this event for 50+ year old wooden Stars. Interest in the Vintage Gold Cup continues to grow and may only be limited by the logistics of the venue some day. The craftsmen who restore and maintain these boats are as much a part of this event as the beautiful boats they put at the hands of the competitors.

Danny and I finished 5th which is certainly respectable but I did not sail as well as I had in last years. We were racing a beautiful 1953 Etchells built Star named Scimitar. Our GEM which is getting a new cedar deck put on her. She will be back in action next year!

A big thanks to Don Parfet and Jon VanderMolen for their vision and all their hard work to make the Vintage Gold Cup such a fun event. 26 wooden Stars, all restored to an amazing beauty, is a sight to behold. Their were even 4 that were completely original with bronze hardware and wooden spars.

Overall Results:

PosBow NoSail NoBoat NameSkipper / CrewR1R2R3R4R5R6RR8Pts
117 NOR 5177Dilly DillyEivind Melleby / Joshua Revkin41132110113
25 BRA 5805Star of the SeaLars Grael / Arnis Baltins1522421517
38 USA 4985MagicArthur Anosov / Dave Caesar12431172220
411 USA 4648FlapperTomas Hornos / Jon Klerk32669531034
51 USA 4789ScimitarPaul Cayard / Danny Cayard27451148434
620 USA 4736MyaLarry Whipple / Austin Sperry7121011585DNF58
74 USA 4504QuantumMark Reynolds / Hal Haenel5611816617860
812 USA 4583Pink LadyLuke Lawrence / Bryan MilneDNF39188134661
96 USA 4876ChipsBobby Lippincott / Chad Easley118131231413363
109 BAH 5093Pearl IIMyles Pritchard / TC Belco131320131437770
117 USA 4837WhimGregory Smith DDS / Kelly Belco9101219101261170
1214 USA 4125HopeMike Hecky / Michael Brundage101471661711973
1321 USA 4621Zig ZagJohn MacCausland / Rick Burgess6191710191191385
1426 USA 4748FantasticAndy Ivey / Roger Cheer16218771615DNS90
1518 Usa 4187CautiousJoe Londrigan / John Wysockey895413DNFDNSDNS93
1624 SWE 4724MariLeif Carlsson / Thomas Gross17111417129141693
172 USA 4554Shirttail TooJon VanderMolen / Mac Waldorf1516169OCS10161294
1829 USA 4650BaboonJack Rickard / Gil Cole1415151515151215101
1910 USA 1010MaheroDon Parfet / Craig LockerbieDNF22192418191817137
2019 USA 4663Bottoms UpTerry Gibney / Bill HawkDNF1818141718DNSDNS139
2125 USA 5225DjinnJohn Chiarella / Don Eberly21242123222019DNS150
223 USA 3779SashayElliott Oldak / Andy Noel2017222021DNSDNSDNS154
2323 ARG 5235EsrlineLuis Bustelo / Ariel Simonet192323RETDNSDNSDNS14160
2450 USA 5050Toss‑UpMalin Burnham / John Burnham1820OCS2120DNSDNSDNS160
250 usa 4100ConflictTom Price / Saidee PriceDNF26242223DNSDNSDNS176
2622 USA 3855SirenJim Revkin / David BollesDNF2525RETDNSDNSDNSDNS185

For more information and complete scores visit www.vintagegoldcup.com.

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