A storm cancelled a day of racing at the Bacardi Cup
Photo by Marco Oquendo
Executive director Barbara Beigel Vosbury has written some March notes on the state of the class and also reminds fleet officers that delegate proxies need to be back at the class office by March 28th.
The 2008 Log yearbook has gone to the printer and should be in the mail by mid-April.
Class championships coming up are the 2008
Worlds in Miami, USA April 7-18, the Western
Hemisphere Championship in Geneva, News York, USA on May
18-23, and the Eastern
Hemisphere Championship on June 1-8 in Split, Croatia.
Rick Merriman was named US Sailing's Sailor
of the Week in February. And the Western
Hemisphere Vice President, Claude
Bonanni, wed Carolina Freitag, the regatta manager of the
2005 Star World Championship, in Tampa, Florida..
For the second time, Afonso Domingos and Bernardo Santos have won the Bacardi
Cup - its 81st edition. Reports
on racing were provided by Lynn Fitzpatrick as well as a preview
article on what the Bacardi Cup can mean to Star sailors. A photo
of Domingos/Santos appeared on the newswire screen at Times Square in
New York City.
Star sailing is active at Viareggina, Italy early
in the year with the Campionato
di Primavera, won by Alessandro Lanfranchi and
Alessandro Cinquini, and the Campionato
Interflotta, taken by Fredrik Loof / Anders Ekstrom
while training in Italy for the Worlds along with fellow Swedes Tom
Lofstedt/Krister Carlsson, who were second.
At Nice, France, Jacques
Puissegur and Jean Gabriel Charton won the Asteria
Tchatche on a
cold day with 15-20 knot winds and seas to match.
In the USA, the Miami sailing season brought the Zag
Masters with 38 boats having skippers over 50 years old.
Winners were New Zealand's Rod Davis and Jamie Gale. The oldest skipper
was 92 year old Emil Karlovsky.
On the USA west coast, the Southern
California Yachting Association Midwinters, sailed at Marina
del Rey, California, was won by Ben Mitchell. Up north, in western
Canada, the start of the 2008 racing season, the Winter
One Design on Vancouver Island, was won by Alex Fox / Liane
In Brazil, at the Selectiva
Brasil de Vela Preolympico, Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada
won the right to represent Brazil in the Star Class at the 2008 Olympic
Games. Alessandro Pascolato and Henry Boening won the 67th
Regata Darke de Mattos, Flavio Monnerat and Marcelo Garcia won the Regata
Carlos Alberto de Brito, and John King / Daniel Santiago won the Torneio Roberto Bueno.
In Argentina, the Preolympico
de Buenos Aires was won by Juan Kouyoumdjian.