Melleby/ Revkin win Star World Championship
Published on July 8th, 2017
Troense, Denmark (July 8, 2017) – Norwegian skipper Eivind Melleby and his crew Joshua Revkin (USA) are the winners of the 2017 Star World Championship.
After the fleet had a lay day yesterday, they returned to the course today for the sixth and final race of the 94th edition of this prestigious trophy. Lars Grael and Samuel Goncalves (BRA), trailing Melleby by five points going into today, was the world champion for the first 4 legs of the race. But on the final upwind leg, the Norwegian skipper was able to go from tenth position to eighth with enough boats between him and the 2015 Brazilian Star World Champion to secure the title.
Grael and Goncalves are second and Reinhard Schmidt and Paul Sradnik (GER) third.
Final Results (Top 10 of 70; 6 races, 1 discard)