Inaugural Star Junior World Championship
Published on November 22nd, 2018
The first ever Star Junior World Championship will be held in 2019 on February 4-6 in Miami, FL. The event is open to any skipper who hasn’t reached his or her 31st birthday before the first race of the event.
The skipper will be able to find a crew without age limitations, in order to being able to match some less experienced skippers, even coming from a non-Star background, to a more skilled crew capable of introducing the younger sailors to Star racing. Two races per day are scheduled on Biscayne Bay.
Already registered are the runner ups at the 2018 Eastern Hemisphere Championship in Trieste, Thomas Allart (NED) and Kilian Weise (GER), Danny Cayard (USA) who might sail with his father Paul Cayard as crew just like they did at the Star Worlds in Denmark in 2017, the Argentinian born Thomas Hornos (USA), and local sailor Zachary Hansman (USA).
The Star World Champion, Jorge Zarif, is trying to fit the event in his busy Olympic calendar and so are the Scottish – Italian born – Laser Olympic sailor Lorenzo Brando Chiavarino, and Argentinian Finn sailor Facundo Olezza.