|District 7 Regatta Report|| |
Sat Nov 12th, 2016 through Tue Nov 15th, 2016
| Report by Lars Grael: Another successful Rio de Janeiro Star championship.|
18 boats competed and, in the end, in a balanced competition with Jorginho Zarif and the current world champion Bruno Prada, we managed to win the competition (Lars Grael and Samuca in "Come Together" - BRA-8392).
Jorginho and Bruno who have been sailing together since being the Bacardi Cup Vice Champions in 2015 and are preparing for the Star Sailors League - SSL Finals soon in Nassau / Bahamas.
In 3rd place, we had the triumphant return of the world champion of Star and Olympic sailor Alan Adler sailing with the current Brazilian champion Arthur Lopes. In 4th and 5th places were the strong Paulista squads: Marcelo Bellotti / Mauricio Bueno and Fabio Bruggioni / Marcelo Sansone.
In the category Grand Master (including "Exalted"), victory went to Alessandro Pascolato / Henry Boening followed by the Argentine team of Julio Labandeira. Also we had the return of the silver star Daniel Wilcox with the promising Phil Kemp.
The fleet of Black Star (boats with a number below 7300), was won by Wilmar Scherer of Amorim of the Naval Club of Charitas.
Impeccable performance of the Race Committee led by Humberto Albuquerque. The "Ponte da Ponte" proved to be an excellent alternative being wide and with many less vices than the traditional "Navy School Ray".
Marina da Gloria backed by BR Marinas offered a great welcome to the Star class at this event. We thank Gabriela Lobato; Mr. Cat for the support, Pizza on Sunday, beers daily and for the beautiful award.
Our special thanks to Francisco Siemsen Bulhµes and Carlos Dohnert for their leadership and dedication in organizing the event.
2017 we plan to do the state championship at Rio Yacht Club (Sailing) and Niteroi. No date yet.
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