Saturday, March 26, 2016

J/Sailors Stars in Bacardi Cup!

J/70 sailor Paul Cayard in Miami- Bacardi Sailing Week (Miami, FL)- J/Sailors led the 70-boat Star class in a variety of ways during the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week.  In fact, against a star-studded group of sailors that are preparing for the upcoming Star World Championship held by Coral Reef YC on Biscayne Bay, the J/sailors left an emphatic impact on the top ten, taking five spots.  Leading the charge was local knowledge expert Augie Diaz (a past J/24 Midwinters Champion), landing on the podium in 3rd place.  Immediately behind him was the world-famous Paul Cayard taking 4th (he recently raced J/70s in the Rolex Big Boats Series, winning with Andy Costello on DOUBLE TROUBLE 2.0 and is sailing the 2016 J/70 Worlds in San Francisco with Carlo Alberini’s CALVI NETWORK).  Less than ten points separated the next three J/70 sailors- Peter Vessella (owner of WILD CHILD) took 7th, George Szabo was 9th and Eric Doyle placed 10th.  As Szabo explained, “it’s fun sailing J/70s because there are so few strings to pull, which makes it a tough class!  But, then again, if you know which ones to pull on a Star, you really go fast!”