May 2005


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Star Class Announcements

The Eastern Hemisphere Championship is in Thun, Switzerland May 14-22. Over 60 entries have been received from 16 nations. The Holland Regatta (ex-Spa) is on May 25-29 in Medemblik, The Netherlands.

John Chiarella has been appointed the ISCYRA Secretary. John is an active class member for many years, having served as Lake Sunapee Fleet Captain and 12th District Secretary, and is a Vice Commodore of the Class.

Hannes Gubler, Chair of the Technical Advisory Board, reports on interpretations to specifications for backstays, jibstays and the cockpit.

Please take a few minutes to fill out an online survey and grade the ISCYRA on communications, events, and understanding the districts' and fleets' directions and interests.

World Champion Steve Mitchell has written an overview of the 2005 Worlds and the state of Star development, originally published in Seahorse Magazine.

A painting of a Star in 1933 at Deauville, France, by Raoul Dufy, sold for $352,000 at auction in New York.

Star en Seine Regatta
Photo by Michel La Clavière, YCIF

Racing Reports

Kellersee Star Cup Winners
Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen

In North America, Fotis Boliakis and Austin Sperry won the Annapolis Spring Star regatta and Craig Wilshire/Hansen were top boat at the English Bay May Series in Vancouver. Arthur Anosov/David Caesar are the 2005 District 20 Champions in Florida.

In France, winners were Henrik Dannesboe/Fayzullin at the French National Open 33rd Duc de Nemours sailed at Lake Annecy and Didier Cossart at the Star en Seine at Les Mureaux.

In Germany, Johnny Jensen and Martin Pedersen won the Casino Cup at Bad Zwischenahn and Robert Stanjek/Frithjof Kleen took the Kellersee Star-Cup 2005 at Bad Malente-Gremsmühlen.
In Switzerland, Merkelbach Hubert and Vitzthum Olivier won the first regatta of the 2005 Swiss Grand Prix, the Bodenseemeisterschaft and
Klaus Kappes and Stefan Rutz won the Zürcher Frühlingspreis Colomba Cup.

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District 17 Marinepool Supercup
04/30/2005 - 05/01/2005
District 17 Eisbaerregatta 04/30/2005 - 05/01/2005
District 17 2005 Hammond Perkin 04/23/2005 - 04/24/2005
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District 9 District 9 Championship 05/06/2005 - 05/08/2005
District 5 District 5 Championship/Rollins Bowl 05/14/2005 - 05/15/2005
District 1o Fin - Stickan Wikström 05/14/2005 - 05/15/2005
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