Stars readying to race
Published on April 8th, 2016
Miami, FL (April 8, 2016) – The Star Worlds Championship marks the largest event of the year for Star teams. Racing at the 2016 Star World Championship gets underway on Sunday, April 10th at Coral Reef Yacht club in Miami.
An assault on the leaderboard is always the goal, so testing, training and climbing in the standings is the game plan for these Worlds 2016 competitors. Teams are training hard every one of these days leading to the start of the event. Meanwhile, at boat measurement, they are undertaking different means to insure that boat crew weight pass the ranges dictated by the rules.
There’s “no rest for the weary” as many of the competitors are returning to Biscayne Bay after just completing Bacardi Sailing Week in Miami. These Star sailors will once again face the challenging conditions of racing on Biscayne Bay. Teams absent from the Bacardi Cup have now arrived to join the World Championship fleet, featuring an impressive breadth and depth of talent drawn to this event from 13 nations around the world featuring stellar sailors of the Star Class with Olympic and Championship medals to their credit including the newest crews on the circuit racing their very first Star World Championship.
Over 74 teams from 13 Nations (Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, USA) will be on the Star World Championship starting line when racing kicks off at 12.00 hours on Sunday April 10th. Six days of racing, 1 lay day in the middle and numerous social events organized by Coral Reef Yacht Club and the Star World Championship sponsors.
The headliner prior to the 2015 Star Worlds in Argentina, nearly a year ago, was ‘can anyone stop the domination of Lars Grael on his hunt of the World title?’ Lars spoke about his expectations for the 2016 Worlds, “It’s not going to be easy, I don’t think so, and we have to play very hard. There are so many teams that want the gold that we have to see who is well inspired for this regatta.”
Lars is not only the last World Champion, he is also the president of the class and he loves it. “The Star class is a lovely boat to sail with every conditions, it has a history of almost a hundred years, and it’s a very sensitive boat where you need to have a good feeling. Furthermore, it’s the only class that you sail with a group of such as famous sailors, Olympic sailors, America’s Cup Sailors or Volvo Ocean Race Sailors, and it’s very nice to sail against of this heroes of the sport“, Lars remarked.
Registration and Measurement continue through Saturday, April 9 with Opening ceremonies that evening. Racing commences on Sunday, April 10 and continues through April 16, 2016.
Report by Event Media