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Seeing Stars models. They give me the fire. I’m the one and only one that’s left, so I have to continue the tradition, and I love doing it. I’m proud of it.” By September 1, 70 Star teams had registered for the Worlds. Entries included gold star (Worlds) winners Cayard, Grael (BRA), MacCausland, Augie Diaz, Eric Doyle, and Eivind Melleby (NOR); silver star winner Diego Nigri (ITA); and San Diego (and Oxford) sailor Andrew Campbell, four-time All American at Georgetown University, College Sailor of the Year

(2006) and a veteran of the Alinghi America’s Cup campaign. Eric Doyle and crew Payson Infelise are going for a Star slam, having won the North American Championship (his second ~ his first was in 1999) at California Yacht Club this past August. Cayard and crew Arthur Lopes were second in California. In his report about the North Americans, Cayard commented that his boat was slow in one race. “Slow is a relative term,” Paul says, explaining he’s talking about twoor three-hundredths of a knot slower than Eric Doyle. “But in racing, that’s a huge difference. I’m going

Bobby Lippincott and Guy Avellon in Star North American Championships in California. Matt Rajacich will crew with Lippincott for the Worlds, most likely making them the youngest team participating. 168

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