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Monday, 3 July 2017


Star World Championship 2017 First Racing Day One
Star World Championship - Day 1
Star World Championship - Day 1

The sailing conditions for the start of the first race day were excellent, with light clouds and winds between 12 to 16 knots, which according to the Principal Race Officer, Thomas Jørgensen is perfect Star boat conditions.

After a general recall of all boats, the black flag was raised to mark a new start, and all boats were heading upwind toward the top mark.

Lars Grael was leading the fleet rounding the top mark.

During the second upwind race, the wind raised to 16 to 20 knots average wind speed with boosts up to 24 knots and after three upwinds on the 2 sm. long race track, the load on the equipment was obvious, resulting in a number of broken masts etc.

One boat were losing its steering capability due to a rigging failure and the boat drifted to Langeland, from where it later were escorted back to Troense.

In total 18 boats did not finish the race due to rigging and sails damages, and the winners of day one race were:

1.    Lars Grael, Brazil
2.    Hubert Merkelbach, Germany
3.    Reinhard Schmidt, Germany

While most of the sailors were joining the Aftersail Party, sponsored by Skechers and Tops, some sailors were busy repairing their boats to be ready for today's sailing.

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

The Event is supported by Sport Event Denmark and Sport Event Fyn.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, 2 July 2017


VNR Alert: Opening ceremony - Star World Championship 2017

 

Yesterday the opening ceremony of the Star World Championship 2017 was launched in the harbor of Troense, a suburb of Svendborg at the beautiful Svendborg Sound.

The opening speech was performed by the President of “The International Star Class Yacht Association", Lars Grael, from Brazil.

In his speech, Lars referred to his former seven World Champions and to more Olympic Winners amongst some of the best sailors of the World today. 

The Past President of the Star Class Association, Dirk Thorsen, from Germany was the next speaker. Dich referred to the Danish sailing icon, Paul Elvstrøm, who won the silver trophy in Havana in the Star Class in 1955.

Before his death Paul Elvstrøm gave the trophy to the Star Class for the most perfect sailing. His daughter, Trine, handed over the trophy to the President, Lars Grael, under a huge applause.

In future, the trophy will be awarded to the sailor with the best total result, means his total points without deduction of its worst race score.


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

The Event is supported by Sport Event Denmark and Sport Event Fyn.

Photo Credit: www.starworlds2017.com

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