Commodore Harry Walker passed away at the end of October. He
was a Star sailor for 71 years and also served the class as
International Secretary for 13 years.
list of the 2008 class championships has been posted.
At Essen, Germany, the Allianz
ESA Masters was won by Wulf Kahl and Arndt Booms and the Commodore
Senator Dr. Luer Preis winners were Alexander Schlonski and
Manuel Voight. At Berlin, Lars Kiewning and Neils Hentschel became
fleet champions at the Lawuse
Preis Berliner Meisterschaft. Following that regatta was the Senatspreis,
won by Matthias Miller and Manuel Voigt.
Sailing at Romanshorn, Switzerland, the 2008 International
Swiss Champions are Flavio Marazzi and Enrico de Maria. The Thunersee
Herbstpreis winners were Andreas Honegger and Adrian Rutsch,
and Hans Stockli and Denise Weidmeier won the Zurcher
At Paris, France Champions
of l'Ile de France are Philippe Courteaud and Antoine Klotz.
At Lake Annecy, Philippe Brillaud and Philippe Besson won the Lac
d'Argent Regatta and Michael Dreyfus and Gregory Werner took
du President. At Nice, Graham Bailey and Filippo Orlando won
In The Netherlands, Sjaak Haakman and Robbie Bielas took first place at
On Lake Garda in Italy, the 42nd
Trofeo Amicizia victors were Luca Modena and Sergio
Lambertenghi. At Viareggina, Roberto
Righi and Davide Bortolotto won both the Trofeo
Carlo Gianotti and the Trofeo
On the Chesapeake Bay in the American Mid-Atlantic
region, Jud Smith and Brian Fatih won the Star
Fall Windup while Bob Flower won the Shuster
Regatta. Peter McChesney and Shane Zwingelberg were first at
Etchells Fall regatta. On Long Island Sound, Fotis Boliakis
and Luis Hornos won the Larchmont
Columbus Day Regatta.
In the USA midwest at Springfield, Illinois the Holt
Thomas Regatta was won by Jeff Schaeffer. At Grosse Point
Park, Michigan, Rolland Vortriede and Neil Cooper were the winners of
Ice Breaker. On the west coast at San Francisco, Mark
Reynolds and Hal Haenel won the 2008
In western Canada, Dennis Burgess finished first at the English
Bay October Series at Vancouver.
At Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 2008 Argentine
National Championship was won by Alberto Zanetti and Gustavo
Warburg. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Lars Grael and Marcelo Jordao were
first at the Semana
Internacional de Vela.