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

Opening Ceremony, Darke de Mattos Race at the Star Worlds
By Lynn Fitzpatrick, ISAF, photos by Barbara Beigel Vosbury
Jan 15, 2010, 22:59

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Photos by Fried Elliott of the Opening Ceremony and Darke de Mattos race.


Violent thunder storms swept through Rio on Thursday night (Jan. 14). The heavy downpour cooled Rio down and left some streets flooded. Friday morning, it is overcast with flat seas and a nice breeze. The local forecast calls for more rain.

The Opening Ceremony starts at 10:00 am and will be followed by a practice race, which is not a traditional course. Instead, Friday's race offers a first-class training opportunity in one of Brazil's most iconic events, the 66th Darke de Mattos Regatta, oldest Star sailing race of the country. This special course will start in front of the Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro and takes the boats out to Copacabana beach and back to the club in Urca, covering a distance of 11 nautical miles (approx. 19.3 km).

Photos by Barbara Beigel Vosbury:


Part of outside race course and Copacabana Beach

Inside Race Course

View of Iate Club do Rio de Janeiro and the Redeemer

Graphics of Rio de Janeiro on boat

Alfredo, Claude Bonanni, Rick Burgess, Fried Elliott

Cezar Castro, his Snipe crew and Afonso Montezuma

Measurement consultation

Photos by Fried Elliott:

Flags at the Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Darke de Mattos race

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