Bacardi Cup
March 6 - 11, 2017
Miami, Florida

2017 Eastern Hemisphere Championship
June 1 - 4, 2017
Viareggio, Italy

2017 Western Hemisphere Championship
June 13 - 18, 2017
Cleveland, Ohio USA

Newest Star Number


Star Class



Star Sailors League



Human Interest

This Article Last Updated: Oct 14th, 2010 - 15:13:49 

Star sailors are taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race
By Melinda Berge
Dec 4, 2008, 16:49

Email this article
 Printer friendly page
VOR fleet leaving Capetown
Six Star sailors are taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around the world race of 37,000 miles.

The race started in October 2008 and ends nine months later in St. Petersburg, Russia in June 2009. Stops along the way are in Cape Town, South Africa; Kochi, India; Singapore; Qingdao, China; and then around Cape Horn to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Boston, USA; Galway, Ireland; Goteborg and Stockholm, Sweden. There are seven entries in the race, with four of these being skippered by Star sailors.

Star World Champion and double Olympic Gold Medalist (2004 and 1996) Torben Grael is the skipper of Ericsson 4. He was also the skipper of Brasil 1 in the previous race in 2005-2006. Andreas Hanakamp, a two time Star Olympic sailor from Austria (1996 and 2004), is the skipper of Team Russia, and Roberto Bermudez of Spain, also a Star Olympic sailor (2004), is skipper of Delta Lloyd. Sailing on Delta Lloyd with him is Peter Van Niekerk from The Netherlands who sailed in the Star in the 2004 Olympics. Ian Walker, British Star Olympic Silver Medalist (2000), is the skipper of Green Dragon. Eivind Melleby from Norway is a helmsman on Ericsson 3.

Torben Grael
Eivind Melleby
Ian Walker
Andreas Hanakamp
Roberto Bermudez
Peter Van Niekerk

VOR 70

Top of Page

ISCYRA Central Office
2812 Canon Street
San Diego, California 92106 USA
Phone: +1 619 222 0252
Fax: +1 619 222 0528
SKYPE: star.class.office

Star Class

Results - Calendar - Classified Ads - History
Districts & Fleets - Rules - About - Online Store