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Wednesday, 5 July 2017


VNR Alert: Star World Championship (Races 3 and 4) - A busy day at sea!
 
Star World Championship 2017 - Day 4
Star World Championship - Day 4

Because of Monday’s cancellation and due to a tricky weather situation the next couple of days in Denmark, the race management team decided to run 2 races today, race no. 3 and race no. 4.

Stable wind direction and wind speeds between 16 to 20 knots in combination with a clear sky gave the best races so far.

Race no. 3 was launched after a restart with “Black flag”, while race no. 4 was perfect with all the boats lined up like pearls on a string.

The overall rank (covering races 1 to 4) is:

Rank  Crew  Sail no.  Nationality
 1  Eivind Melleby / Joshua Revkin 8317 Norway
 2  Lars Grael / Samuel Goncalves 8474 Brazil
 3  Reinhardt Schmidt / Paul Sradnick 8427 Germany

The ruling World Champion Augie Diaz, won race no. 3, resulting in overall rank of 4.

The best Danish rank is held by Jørgen Svendsen / Jens Christian Jurlander as no. 12.

Today's prize ceremony was a bit of a logistic exercise for the Chairman of Troense Baadelaug Lars Hansen.

- There were prizes for the three best in race 3 and the same for race 4.
- There were trophies for the ones with the best total rank after race no. 3 and race no. 4.
- Finally, there was a prize of honour for one of the veterans within the Star Class, Sune       Carlsson.

Ashore, more personalities within the sail sport show up here in Troense, which is a big gesture for the event.

The latest visitor is Poul Mik-Meyer, who will spend some time in Race Village. Mik-Meyer became world champion exactly 50 years ago, together with Paul Elvstrøm.

It’s obvious that the Star Class includes many traditions and a lot of veneration for the class and for its history.

Tonight there is midway party with open grill and live jazz music for the sailors and the volunteers and fortunately the wind has dropped and the temperature increased.
 


Star World Championship DK 2017
Dates:     29 June - 9 July 2017
Venue:    Troense, Denmark 
Web:       www.starworlds2017.com
 

 

 

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017


VNR Alert: Star World Championship - Back on the water again
 
Star World Championship 2017 - Day 3
Star World Championship - Day 3

After yesterday’s cancellation of the sailing, due to strong winds, the majority of sailors were eager to race again.

In consideration of today’s weather forecast, with risk of winds like on the first race day, five crews decided to postpone their competing until the next race to protect their rigging and sails and did not start.

Today’s race was postponed for 2 hours, due to strong winds, but at 13.30 o’clock and after a restart, the race was on with 59 boats on the start line.

Despite wind conditions like in the previous race, there were no broken masts today.

Nine boats did not finish the race due to damages on sails or rigging and after a very challenging competition the final battle for stepping on the podium was between boats from Argentina, Germany and Norway.

The winners of race no. 2 are:
 

 
Rank 
 Crew  Sail no.  Nationality
 1  Facundo Olezza Baza / Juan Pablo  Engelhard 8502 Argentina
 2  Reinhard Schmidt / Paul Sradnick 8427 Germany
 3  Eivind Melleby / Joshua Revkin 8317 Norway


Aged 23 years old, today’s no. one winner Facundo Olezza Baza is the youngest helmsman of all in this World Championship, a very optimistic sign for the Star Class!!


Star World Championship DK 2017
Dates:     29 June - 9 July 2017
Venue:    Troense, Denmark 
Web:       www.starworlds2017.com
 
 

 

 

 

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