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First Gold Star at the Worlds 2017

The Brazilian team Lars Schmidt Grael and Samuel Goncalves from Brazil will be fighting to repeat their victory from 2015, which they won in front of Marcelo Fuchs and Ronald Seifert BRA with Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi ITA in third.

“We are honored and proud to welcome Lars and Samuel to our Club here in Troense”, says Flemming Sørensen, Danish Fleet Captain and Race Manager.

Lars Schmidt Grael won his first World Championship together with his brother Torben in the Snipe in 1983. Lars is also ten time Brazilian and five time South American champion for the Tornado class. Lars has competed at four Olympic Games in the Tornado, winning two Bronze Medals. In 2005 Lars became South American Champion and went on to win three more Silver Stars. 2013, Lars Schmidt Grael was elected President of the International Star Class Yacht Racing Association.

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The Brazilian team Lars Schmidt Grael and Samuel Goncalves, at the Star World Championship 2015.

Photo, Mathias Capizzano

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