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Star Western Hemisphere Championship at Biscayne Bay Yacht Club - Day 1

by Rachele Vitello 24 Apr 01:31 BST April 22-25, 2021
Star Western Hemisphere Championship - Day 1 © ISCYRA

The past Star World Champions wanted to prove their worth on the opening day of the 2021 Western Hemisphere Championship in Miami. The three Gold Stars on the race course claimed a bullet each, John MacCausland / Guy Avellon (USA) won the first race, Augie Diaz / Bruno Prada (USA/BRA) the second and are second overall while Paul Cayard / Luke Lawrence (USA) won the third and last one and are leading the series.

A beautiful day in Miami for the first Star Class Championship of the year 2021. After a short postponement at Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, the fleet headed out and the first signal went up at 11:15am. A steady breeze between 12 - 15 knots from the North East granted the 20 teams to sail three very regular windward - leeward courses over the blue waters of Biscayne Bay.

They finished around 3pm so that they were able to fully enjoy the South Florida weather and lifestyle, particularly for the only team coming from still cold northern Europe, the Danish/German duo Jørgen Shoenherr and Markus Koy, who had a very consistent first day and are third overall (7, 3, 2).

Day two, Saturday, looks very similar to Friday, with the wind rotating slightly from the South East, and the first warning signal planned for 10:55am.

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Results after Day 1:

PosBow NoSail NoYacht NameSkipper / CrewClubR1R2R3Pts
160  USA 8466GEMPaul Cayard / Luke LawrenceSt. Francis Y.C.3216
29  USA 8509DaniluAugie Diaz / Bruno PradaBiscayne Bay Yacht Club5139
336  DEN 8532African QueenJorgen Schonherr / Markus Koy 73212
456  USA 8448GMJohn MacCausland / Guy AvellonCooper River Y.C.15713
542  USA 8459USA 8459Peter Vessella / Phil TrinterBBYC/StFYC64515
651  USA 8440USA 8440James Buckingham / Phil TothNHYC47617
717  ARG 8498JuanitaAlberto Zanetti / Lucas AltolaguirreCN Olivos106420
837  USA 8159USA 8159Jock Kohlhas / Arthur Anosov 139830
965  USA 7996ManipulatorMatthew Rajacich / Eric WagnerTred Avon Yacht Club1410933
1014  USA 8504StarScott Barnard / Jon KlerkNHYC9141033
1164  USA 8275USA 8275Nick Madigan / Rob ScrivenorNHYC1581134
1257  USA 8521Big JimMike Hecky / Bob KrahulikBrant Beach Y.C.12131338
1322  USA 8522El MorroJoshua Powell / Mark Strube 811DNF40
1496  GER 8396High OctaneLoither Geilen / Carlos MiquelCRYC16151243
1555  USA 8555Zoom Zoom ZoomJohn Dane / Tim RayPass Christian Yacht Club2DNCDNC44
1639  USA 8546Inshane AsylumShane Zwingelberg / TC BelcoAYC/CRYC1112DNF44
1766  USA 8415My WayAaron Smith / Tim OstranderAspen Y.C.18171449
1862  USA 8208DragonflyFabiano Vivacqua / Caio GerassiICRJ/CGSC1716DNF54
19   USA 8518Death Roll in PecosDoug Smith / Dave MartinSt. Francis YC/Treasure Island SCDNCDNCDNC63
2067  USA 8484BarkaLarry Whipple / Brian Fatih DNCDNCDNC63

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