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The Fall 2005 Starlights Magazine has been mailed. However the dates of the 2006 European Championship have been changed since its publication. The correct dates are August 5-12 in Hamburg, Germany.

Star Class world champions are a big part of the 2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race which starts Nov. 5 with an in-port race at Sanxenxo, Spain. Torben Grael is leading the Brazil 1 team, with fellow world champions Marcelo Ferreira and Alan Adler onboard. Paul Cayard is skipper of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl, with Freddy Lööf joining him.

For sailors of District 1, there will be a meeting on Nov. 12th that will focus on increased participation in district events. For all US sailors, US SAILING is offering a One Design Symposium on fleet management and growth in Annapolis, Maryland on Nov. 19-20.

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25th Trophee Pinatel
Pinatel photos by Jean Baptiste Dupont

1st place Joseph Pieper and Sören Winkelmann
25th Trophee Pinatel

Pacific Coast Championship

October 2005 Results
In Germany, Robert Stanjek, sailing with Frithjof Kleen, won the Senatspreis in Berlin, and in Austria Thomas Stelzl and Johannes Eder won the Wodi Wodi Pokal at Attersee. In Switzerland, Kurt Scheidegger /Kirstin Steyer won the Thunersee Herbstpreis, Klaus Kappes /Steffen Rutz won the Rasta Cup on Lake Zurich, and Lorenz Zimmermann /Dario Tizianel won the Sigi Meier Memorial at Hallwil.

In Holland, Jan Willem Kok/Gerard Vd Krogt won the Boerenkoolcup at Loosdrecht. In France, Phillippe and Clement Brillaud
won the Coupe de President on Lake Annecy and Josef Pieper /Soren Winkelmann won the 25th Trophee Pinatel in Paris.

In Italy, Luca Modena and Michele Marchesini won the Trofeo Best Wind Shop on Lake Garda and the Trofeo Amicizia which was the last regatta of the Ultraclassic 2005 Series. The series champions for the five regattas (San Bendetto del Tronto, Benetti, Bracciano, Lillia and Amicizia regattas) are Luca Simione and his crews Ferdinando Colaninno and Marco Marenco.

In western Canada, Bob Britten and Hugh Owen won the Vancouver Island Fall Cup and then Britten returned with Justin Chant to win the Thermopylae (Vancouver Island Star Fleet Championship).

On the US east coast, Thierry De La Villehuchet/Dan Ronan won the Columbus Day Regatta on Long Island Sound and John MacCausland/Shane Zwingleberg won the Star/Etchells Regatta in Annapolis. On the US west coast, the racing scene was taken over by world champions Xaviar Rohart and Pascal Rambeau who won both San Francisco regattas, the Pacific Coast Championship and the Calvin Paige.

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