Jane Ann Pincus, PRO, Magnus Liljedahl, Louan Zagarino, Peter Bromby
| Photos by Connie Bischoff.|
Final results for three races at the Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami. This regatta is for skippers 50 years old and up.
First place master is Magnus Liljedahl, first grand master is Bill Allen, and first exalted grand master is Tony Herrmann.
Report by Scuttlebutt:
OLD GUYS RULE AT STAR ZAG MASTERS
It wasn't just the 25 Star boats who raced in the Zag Masters at Miami's Coral Reef Yacht Club, the winning team of Magnus Liljedahl and Bermuda's Peter Bromby or the many other Olympians and world champs who garnered most of the attention. It was the six skippers age 70 - 73 who clearly showed that they still could master a Star even on a breezy Biscayne Bay day. Charles Kohlerman III, Canadian Hans Fogh, John Sherwood, John Chiarelli, John Rumsey and Tony Herrmann enjoyed this regatta. Named after prominent Star sailor Frank Zagarino, the regatta requires that the skipper be age 50 or older.
On Saturday there were two races, 1.2 miles long with winds 14-18 knots gusting to 20 under gray skies. The single Sunday race had sunny skies and winds up to 18 knots. The "masters of the Star" showed their stuff. The top Grand Master (60 or over) team was Star Class President Bill Allen with Ed Morey as crew. Top Exalted Grand Master (70 or over) team was Tony Herrmann and crew Chris Rogers who finished 16th. Of the illustrious group of Exalted Grand Masters, Tony had the top finish in a race of 8th while Charles Kohlerman III graciously retired from the last race so as to not keep the Race Committee out there waiting for him. On the other hand, PRO Jane Anne Pincus and the folks at CRYC were very impressed that he sailed all but one leg.
|Exalted Grand Masters John Sherwood, John Chiarella,|
Tony Herrmann, Hans Fogh, John Rumsey
When Tony Herrmann was asked why he is still sailing a Star, he said it was the people in the class who are all great competitors which makes it fun. "It makes no difference where you are in the fleet, it is still competitive. I also enjoy the great sailing venue of Miami and the hospitality of CRYC where I have been coming for 25 years." Louan Zagarino added that on Friday night, as has been the routine, the sailors and Race Committee gathered for dinner. For this group the sailing is great, but the friendships and fellowship are also paramount. Her husband, Frank Zagarino, who started the masters, and for whom it is named, always said that this was his family. The comradery still is very evident when the "Masters" get together.
|Andy Zaweija, Mark Reynolds, Hal Haenel, Mike Moore, Doug Smith, Bill Allen