2018 District 5 Star Class Regatta Schedule

We have an exciting schedule this year, jam-packed with Star sailing. With the North American Champion, hosted by CYC in August, expect a lot more boats coming out for all regattas.

Feb 3-4, 2018 5 District 5 Brown Star


Feb 10-11, 2018 5 SCYA Midwinters

California YC



May 26-27, 2018 5 Rollins Bowl

San Diego YC

Jun 16-17, 2018 5 Baxter Bowl

Newport Harbor YC

Jul 14-15, 2018 5 Lipton Cup

Santa Barbara YC

Aug 14-19, 2018 5 2018 North American Championship

California Yacht Club

Nov 10-11, 2018 5 Ed Sprague Memorial Regatta

San Diego YC

2016 89th Annual Bacardi Cup Miami Final Results

Eric Doyle/Payson Infelise and Paul Cayard/Brian Fatih in 18 knots

For the die-hard Star fans and sailors, we know the history of the Bacardi Cup. Why is the Bacardi Cup such a “Big Deal”? The Bacardi Cup and the Star World Championship are the two most important regattas on the Star Class Race Calendar and draw sailors from around the world. Very few class can claim such caliber and numbers of sailors.

Saturday marked the conclusion the 89th Annual Bacardi Cup in Miami, FL. 68 Teams finished the 6 day event. For a full regatta report written by Paul Cayard who incidentally finished 4th overall with crewman Brian Fatih, visit the Star Class website. Visit Paul’s sailing website to see other regatta reports as well.

Here are the podium winners:

German team of Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen crowned as the winners of the Bacardi Cup with Italian team Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi  finishing 2nd, finally, USA team Augie Diaz with Brazilian crewman Bruno Prada finishing 3rd overall.

Top 20 competitors at the 89th Annual Bacardi Cup:

Place Skipper Crew Sail #: Total
1 Robert Stanjek Frithjof Kleen GER 8340 8
2 Diego Negri Sergio Lambertenghi ITA 8497 9
3 Augie Diaz Bruno Prada USA 8465 20
4 Paul Cayard Brian Fatih USA 8506 28
5 Torben Grael Guilherme Almeida BRA 8510 30
6 Brad Funk Mark Strube USA 7829 31
7 Peter Vessella Phil Trinter USA 8496 35
8 Brian Ledbetter Josh Revkin USA 8203 42
9 George Szabo Isao Toyama USA 8320 45
10 Eric Doyle Payson Infelise USA 8323 47
11 Lars Grael Samuel Gonçalves BRA 8474 49
12 Reinhard Schmidt Uli Seeberger GER 8427 60
13 Tom Loefstedt Jespere Sundman SWE 8446 67
14 Torkel Borgstrom Juan Pablo Engelhard ARG 8502 73
15 Jack Jennings Brendan Larrabee USA 8464 79
16 Arthur Anosov Edward Morey USA 8000 83
17 John Maccausland Dave Caesar USA 8490 84
18 Tomas Hornos Roman Gotsulyak USA 8229 87
19 Andrew Macdonald Brad Nichol USA 8250 90
20 Gautschi Christoph Niels Holweg SUI 8409 92

Day 2 Final Results of 87th Annual SCYA Midwinter

Day 2 Results of 87th Annual SCYA Midwinter

2016 Schoonmaker Cup Miami Final Results

Several D5 Star Class members in the top 10 finishers at 2016 Schoonmaker Cup. Regatta report by Paul Cayard

Star Winter Series at Coconut Grove, Florida:

2016 Schoonmaker with Danny and Paul Cayard

2016 Schoonmaker Cup with Danny and Paul Cayard at Coral Reef Yacht Club Miami, FL

Danny and I are back in the Grove for more Star Racing. This time the Schoonmaker Cup with 20 other teams.

For this event, I am crewing for Danny. It has been fun to share the Star with him this past year and I hope he enjoys Star sailing for as many years as I and his grandfather have!

It’s been a while since I was in the front of a Star and today we had 3 races in 15 knots from the east. I will sleep well tonight!

We had some great moments and some more challenging moments. At the end of the first day, we are tied for 9th with Arthur Anosov, the winner of the Masters two weeks ago.

Augie Diaz and Arnie Baltins had a great day with a 2, 1, 1. Brian Cramer of Canada is in second and George Szabo third.

Read the full regatta report at StarClass.org


2016 Schoonmaker Cup Races Miami Coral Reef Yacht Club

Click to enlarge: 2016 Schoonmaker Cup Miami Final Results

Sunday Conditions for 2nd Day of 87th Annual SCYA Midwinter 2016

Stay tuned for today’s final results, but this is the current weather in Marina del Ray. For a list of competitors, go to the Regatta Network.

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Day 1 Results of 87th Annual SCYA Midwinter

2016 SCYA Midwinter Day 1 Results

SCYA Midwinter Regatta at CYC This weekend!

Alejandro and Crew

Come and join the fun – be part of the 87th Annual SCYA Midwinter Regatta. In 2016, California Yacht Club invites the following classes to race: Martin 242, Star, J/80, J/24, Tartan 101 and J/109.

Competitors must file a CYC Entry Form along with the SCYA Midwinter Entry Form (the CYC Entry is online, please drop off or mail the SCYA form to CYC at 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, the SCYA form may also be faxed to 310.822.3658). Deadline for entries will be 1900 hours on Friday, February 19th.

After racing on both Saturday and Sunday, sailors can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar at the club. And don’t forget to pick up a Midwinter t-shirt.

SCYA Midwinter Regatta sponsors: West Marine, North Sails, Quantum Sail Design Group, Ullman Sails, Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race, The Mariner, The Log and Meridian Worldwide Transportation Group.

Please contact dockmaster Evan Davis at [email protected] or 310.823.4567 for questions regarding mooring, launching or storage.

2016 District 5 and Star Class Calendar

It’s a special year anytime the Star Worlds come to the US. This time the Star Worlds will be in Miami hosted by Coral Reef Yacht Club April 7th through 17th. What this means is many boats usually in California for the spring regattas will be in Miami.

Another import regatta to note is the North American Championship hosted by Chicago Yacht Club September 27th – October 2nd.


2016 District 5 Calendar

District 5 2016 Midwinters 02/20/2016  –  02/21/2016
District 5 2016 Rollins Bowl 05/21/2016  –  05/22/2016
District 5 2016 Cal Race Week 06/04/2016  –  06/05/2016
District 5 2016 Baxter Bowl 06/18/2016  –  06/19/2016
District 5 2016 King of Spain 07/09/2016  –  07/10/2016
District 5 2016 Sr.Thomas Lipton Cup 08/13/2016  –  08/14/2016

2016 Championship Calendar

ISCYRA 2016 Star Worlds 04/07/2016 – 04/17/2016
ISCYRA 2016 Star European Championship 07/12/2016 – 07/17/2016
ISCYRA 2016 South American Championship 07/27/2016 – 07/31/2016
ISCYRA 2016 Eastern Hemisphere Championship 08/30/2016 – 09/04/2016
ISCYRA 2016 North American Championship 09/27/2016 – 10/02/2016
ISCYRA 2017 Star World Championship 07/01/2017 – 07/08/2017

Please note, always verify regatta dates at the Star Class website.

Szabo / Ducommun Wins!

Szabo / Ducommun Wins SSL Lake Grand SlamCongratulation George Szabo and Patrick Ducommun for their win at the SSL Lake Grand Slam! The win earned them $25,000 and 3,000 SSL points toward their SSL ranking. Read regatta report here.

Lipton Cup August 8,9 Getting Ready for North American Championship

With the North American Championship being held this year on the West Coast, hosted by Seattle Yacht Club, two Seattle boats (8466 Larry Whipple and 7620 Derek DeCouteau) will be joining the fun and sun in Santa Barbara with the rest of the District 5 Star Fleets. If you are planning to attend, please contact Dave Young at (805) 689-7245 to arrange housing.

2015 Lipton Cup 7 Registered