Titans of the sport to compete at Star North Americans
Published on October 7th, 2014
On Wednesday October 8, forty two Star teams representing 5 different nations will hit the race course and contest the final Silver Star Championship title of the year: the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship hosted by the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Maryland.
As we have come to expect of International Star Class Championships, this event will be attended by a uniquely elite and diverse group of sailors with several of the top athletes not only in the Star Class, but in each of their respective regions and in the sport of Sailing in general. Among the competitors this week are 2 winning Volvo Ocean Race Skippers, 3 Former Americas Cup participants, 7 Olympic Champions in the Star including 2 Olympic Medalists, 3 International Star Class World Champions, 10 International Star Class Silver Star Champions, as well as 15 International Star Class District Champions, just to name a few although this barely covers 1/4 of the Fleet’s full list of cumulative achievements.
Needless to say, the level of competition will be extremely high, the racing will be close all the way through and with the rigorous Silver Star Championship format, the Star sailors certainly have their work cut out for them. The 8 race series is scheduled across 4 days (Oct. 8-11), with the first Warning to sound no earlier than 1100hrs EST each morning. No more than 3 races are allowed to be held in a single day and courses will be set between 5 and 7 nautical miles in length total.
Source: Laura Beigel – Comm., Media Relations, & Marketing Director