March 2008

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Storm coming at the Bacardi Cup
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.

Human Interest

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..

Bacardi Cup
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.

February-March Racing Results
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 Kern.

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.

Campionato Interflotta, Viareggina
Swedish sailors Tom Lofstedt/Krister Carlsson and Fredrik Loof/Anders Ekstrom with Paolo Insom at Viareggina
Winning teams at the Regata Darke de Mattos
Winning teams at the 67th Regata Darke de Mattos, Rio de Janeiro..
!st and 2nd - Robert Scheidt and Lars Grael
Robert Schedit and Lars Grael, 1st and 2nd at the Selectiva Brasil de Vela Preolympico. Photo by Vincente Barreto.
Upcoming Events

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District 9 Ski-Yachting (Thun / Adelboden) 3/21/2008 - 3/31/2008
District 14 Coppa de Pasqua 2008 3/22/2008 
District 13 Frühjahrsverbands-Regatta, Alster 4/05/2008 - 4/06/2008
District 14 Olympic Garda 2008 4/09/2008 - 4/13/2008
District 2 2008 Annapolis NOOD 4/11/2008 - 4/13/2008
District 9 Zugersee Meisterschaft
4/19/2008 - 4/20/2008

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