Qualification Complete at Star Sailors League Lake Grand Slam
Published on September 11th, 2015
Grandson, Switzerland (September 11, 2015) – Eleven Star Sailor teams will decide the Star Sailors League Lake Grand Slam on Lake Neuchatel tomorrow. Principle Race Officer, Sharon Bourke, called off racing at 16:00 (ECT). A fickle southerly breeze failed to establish itself and it was decided to call the qualification rounds to a halt.
The Final of the SSL Lake Grand Slam will take place tomorrow, Saturday 12th September, with three knock-out stages before the four remaining teams progress to the final. All of the rounds tomorrow are one race – knock outs.
The eleven finalists:
1 – Mark Mendelblatt – Brian Fatih, 25 pts.
2 – Torben Grael – Guilherme De Almeida, 33 pts.
3 – Augie Diaz – Arnis Baltins, 34 pts.
4 – Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic – Josh Revkin, 40 pts.
5 – George Szabo – Patrick Ducommun, 44 pts.
6 – Robert Stanjek – Frithjof Kleen, 47 pts.
7 – Xavier Rohart – Stefano Lillia, 50 pts.
8 – Jean-Baptiste Bernaz – Pascal Rambeau, 53 pts.
9 – Mateusz Kusnierewicz – Dominik Zycki, 54 pts.
10 – Johannes Polgar – Markus Koy, 73 pts.
11 – Jorge Zarif – Bruno Prada, 74 pts.
Mark Mendelblatt & Brian Fatih won the qualifying stages and will get a bye for the quarter finals. The top six teams in the ten-boat Quarter-Final will progress to the Semi-Final to be joined by Mendelblatt & Fatih. The top four teams from then go through to the final.
All the action is freely available on the internet and continues tomorrow with quarter finals scheduled to start at 09:30 (ECT). With expert commentary from special studio guests. On the water, the latest in hi-tech camera technology, as well as Virtual Eye 3D Graphics, will provide thrilling viewing. Armchair sailors can also join the race with Virtual Regatta.