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Storm postpones Star World Championship

Published on October 12th, 2018

Oxford, MD (October 12, 2018) – It was another day without racing for the 2018 Star World as the remnants of Hurricane Michael passed over the area overnight with conditions today being too much for fair sailing. Now five days into the series, this was the third time racing was not possible.

While the wind left behind was only gusting to 20 knots, it was the short, steep chop with big sets rolling through that was not considered safe . So PRO Bill Stump sent everyone home and racing will resume tomorrow at 11:00 with the two last races of the series scheduled.

The Star Class is one of the oldest organization in sport history, the second oldest in sailing, and treasures its traditions. One of these is to award trophies to the winners of each race and to the provisional leaders. The trophies awarded are:

• George W. Elder Memorial Trophy – winner of Race 1 – won by Eivind Melleby & Josh Revkin
• Paul H. Smart Trophy – winner of Race 2 – won by Eivind Melleby & Josh Revkin
• Duarte Bello Trophy – winner of race 3 – – won by Jorge Zarif & Guilherme de Almeida
• Bud Vanderveer Trophy – skipper with best total score after three completed races – won by Jorge Zarif
• Robert S. “Buck” Halperin Memorial Trophy – awarded to crew of yacht with best total score after 3 races – won by Guilherme de Almeida
• Straulino Memorial Trophy – Awarded to boat with best total score without discards after four races – Won by • Jorge Zarif & Guilherme de Almeida
• Commodore Harry G. Nye Trophy – winner of race 4 – won by Paul Cayard & Arthur Lopes

Paul Cayard, as Star Class Vice President for the Western Hemisphere, regarding the long history of the Class and its perpetual trophies that hold the names of past Star sailors and sailing legends.

“I first raced in the Star World Championship exactly 40 years ago this year back in 1978 in San Francisco as a crew and finished fourth place overall. For those first ten years that I sailed in the Star Worlds we always had all of the perpetual trophies at the Championship.

“At that point not all of the races had perpetual trophies named after some legendary Star sailors yet, like the Heinz Nixdorf Memorial trophy for Race 5 which is rather new. There is a reason our perpetual trophies are named after people from the Class like Adler, Smart, Nye, Vanderveer, and the Mary Etchells trophy. They are a part of our heritage and we are very lucky to have it.

“It is an honor to sail in the Star Class because of its 100 year old history. We are a part of the present and the older generations know about our history. But it is important that we show the younger sailors in our class how significant this is and educate them on the history that is so rich of our Class. If we don’t do it they won’t understand what they are a part of.

“This is why I worked so hard with Star Class Commodore John Chiarella to make sure all of these perpetual trophies that reflect our Class and World Championship history are here for the 2018 Star World Championship.”

Tomorrow is the last day of the Championship, before the two spare days on October 14 and 15.

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Current Results (Top 10 of 60; 4 races)
1. #66BRA 8210, Jorge Zarif/Guilherme de Almeida, ICRJ/YCP, – 2 – 3 – 1 – 4 ; 10
2. #11USA 8466, Paul Cayard/Arthur Lopes, St. Francis Yacht Club, – 8 – 2 – 7 – 1 ; 18
3. #48GER 8446, Hubert Merkelbach/Markus Koy, BYCUe, – 9 – 20 – 5 – 2 ; 36
4. #61USA 8536, George Szabo/Roger Cheer, sdyc, – 14 – 4 – 13 – 8 ; 39
5. #50ITA 8533, Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi, Yacht Club Sanremo, – 6 – 6 – 10 – 19 ; 41
6. #57DEN 8532, Jørgen Schönherr/Jan Eli Gravad, Køge Sejlklub, – 3 – 13 – 2 – 24 ; 42
7. #63USA 8459, Peter Vessella/Phil Trinter, Saint Francis YC, – 7 – 11 – 20 – 5 ; 43
8. #32USA 8367, Tomas Hornos/Pedro Trouche, Eastern YC/ Boston YC, – 25 – 9 – 8 – 3 ; 45
9. #21USA 8509, Augie Diaz/Bruno Prada, Coral Reef Yacht Club, – 5 – 16 – 4 – 22 ; 47
10. #44USA 8520, Andy MacDonald/Brad Nichol, Scuttlebutt Sailing Club, – 13 – 7 – 11 – 18 ; 49

The 6-race series is planned from October 8 to 13 with reserve days on October 14-15.

 
Source: Rachele Vitello

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