Live Coverage: Star Sailors League Final
Published on December 3rd, 2018
The top talent in our sport will take to the warm, azure blue waters of Nassau’s Montagu Bay on December 4 to 8 for the 6th edition of the Star Sailors League Finals, to determine the world’s greatest sailor; the ‘star’ of sailing.
The breadth of the field this year is exceptional across the 25 teams and 50 sailors with 21 Olympic sailing medals and some of the greatest Olympic sailors of all time. To learn more, click here.
After four days of qualification rounds for all 25 crews, the competition goes into the knockout stages with the Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final Races on December 8.
Winner of the Qualifiers fast tracks directly to the Final Race, while second place heads directly to the Semi Final. Those that finish the Qualifiers in third to tenth places, get to race in the Quarter Finals. The top five Quarter Finallists progress through to the Semi Final. The top three from the Semi Finals join the winner of the Qualifiers in the Finals. The winner of the Star Sailors League Finals receives US$ 40,000 from a prize pot of US$ 200,000.
Schedule of races:
Dec 4th at 13.00 (GMT -5) max 2 races
Dec 5th at 11.00 (GMT -5) max 4 races
Dec 6th at 11.00 (GMT -5) max 4 races
Dec 7th at 11.00 (GMT -5) max 4 races
Dec 8th at 11.00 (GMT -5) QF, SF and Final
All the action will be live and free streaming on internet 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.
Racing is scheduled on December 4-8, 2018.
Day 1 – December 4
Day 2 – December 5
Day 3 – December 6
Day 4 – December 7
Day 5 – December 8
Iain Percy (GBR) – Anders Ekström (SWE)
Šime Fantela (CRO) – Antonio Arapović (CRO)
Robert Scheidt (BRA) – Henry Boenig (BRA)
Freddy Lööf (SWE) – Edoardo Natucci (ITA)
Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL) – Dominik Życki (POL)
Max Salminen (SWE) – Johan Tillander (SWE)
Paul Cayard (USA) – Arthur Lopes (BRA)
Diego Negri (ITA) – Frithjof Kleen (GER)
Pavlos Kontides (CYP) – Markus Koy (GER)
Tonči Stipanović (CRO) – Frederico Melo (POR)
Gerogy Shayduko (RUS) – Vitalii Kushnir (UKR)
Lars Grael (BRA) – Samuel Gonçalves (BRA)
Xavier Rohart (FRA) – Pierre-Alexis Ponsot (FRA)
Jorge Zarif (BRA) – Pedro Trouche (BRA)
Ruggero Tita (ITA) – Enrico Voltolini (ITA)
Zsombor Berecz (HUN) – Michael Maier (CZE)
Kevin Peponnet (FRA) – Mark Strube (USA)
Hamish Pepper (NZL) – Steve Mitchell (GBR)
Francesco Bruni (ITA) – Nando Colaninno (ITA)
Mark Mendelblatt (USA) – Brian Fatih (USA)
Eivind Melleby (NOR) – Joshua Revkin (USA)
Geroge Szabo (USA) – Roger Cheer (CAN)
Augie Diaz (USA) – Bruno Prada (BRA)
Ondřej Teplý (CZE) – Antonis Tsotras (GRE)
Guido Gallinaro (ITA) – Kilian Weise (GER)
About STAR SAILORS LEAGUE (SSL)
The Star Sailors League is a World Sailing Special Event that organises elite championships with substantial prize money to celebrate today’s heroes and to honour the legends of our sport. Our SSL Ranking, SSL Grand Slams and annual SSL Finals are inspired by tennis and give the public an exciting and easy to understand format for competition among individual athletes. Our SSL Nations Gold Cup is our biennial grand finale to crown the world’s top sailing nation. The SSL Nations Gold Cup uses the same nationality principles as the Olympic Games to provide a country against country championship like the World Cup in football. Star Sailors League shines the spotlight on the athletes and arouses the sporting passions of national pride.
Source: Rachele Vitello, SSL