August 2009

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2009 Star World Champions
George Szabo and Rick Peters (USA)
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Fried Elliott
Entries are coming in for the North American Championship  September 12-18 at Westport, CT., USA  The entry deadline is August 26th.

If you will be going to the 2010 Star World Championship (Jan. 12-23, 2010) and/or the South American Championship (Nov. 24-29, 2009), information on shipping your boat can be found under the 2010 Worlds and 2010 South Americans pages.

The 2009 Junior Euopean Championship, for sailors 25 years old and under, is August 31- Sept. 3 at Berlin, Germany. Entry deadline is August 21.

Star World Championship
George Szabo and Rick Peters (USA)  won the 2009 World Championship, coming back from a 56th in the first race to a first, three thirds and a 20th to win by seven points over Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk (NZL) . Taking third overall were Lars Grael and Ronald Seifert (BRA), another 10 points back,.in a tiebreaker with Alexander Schlonski and Frithjof Kleen (GER). Lynn Fitzpatrick provided reports on each day's racing and background on the sailors. Fried Elliott was on the water for his usual spectacular photos of the racing.

Rolex Baltic Week European Championship
Robert Scheidt and Burno Prada (BRA) won the 2009 European Championship, sailed at Kiel, Germany. Finishing second were Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (GBR) in a tiebreaker with Fredrik Loof and Johan Tillander (SWE). Andreas Kling provided reports on the racing.

District Championships
Tiebreakers were also the deciding factor in two district championships. In the Great Lakes District 4 Blue Star Championship the winners were Tom Londrigan Jr. and Stuart Hall after a tiebreaker with Rob Maine and Howard Ferguson. This was Londrigan's 6th district championship. In the District 2 Blue Star/83rd Lipton Cup at Oxford, Maryland, John MacCausland and Kevin Murphy took the win on equal points over Peter McChesney and Shane Zwingelberg.  

District 21 Bill Kieser Championship, sailed at Lake Dillon, Colorado, was won by Paul Kresge and Bill Carlson. On Long Island Sound, Jud Smith and Luis Hornos took all first places in the 1st District Championship.

Other Racing Results of July-August 2009
In Italy, the 3rd Trofeo Francesco Sargentini, sailed at Viareggio, was won by Antonio Tamburini and Manuele La Porta.

In Switzerland, Kurt and Mrkus Scheidegger won the 41st Rostige Kanne at Thun for the second year in a row.

In Austria, Christian Nehammer and Felix King won the Falkenstein Trophy on the Wolfgansee.

In Germany,
Thorsten Hulsmann and Julian Santkotter won the Star Cup Edersee and Florian von Linde and Tobias Staffens won the Silber Star on the Tegernsee. On the Forggensee, Fritz Girr and Berhnard Schafer came out on top at the Neuschwansteinpreis after a tiebreaker with Sibylle and Michael Merk.

On the USA east coast, the 75th J. Miller Series at Gibson Island, Maryland was won by John MacCausland and John Avis, finishing first in all four races. MacCausland also won the Marblehead NOOD Regatta in Massachusetts as well as the Miles River Yacht Club One Deisgn Regatta at St. Michaels, Maryland, sailing with Mike Hecky.

On the USA west coast in California, Erik Lidecis and Huy Nguyen won the Santa Barbara Lipton Cup and Ben Mitchell and Hal Haenel were the winners of the King of Spain regatta at Marina del Rey, both taking their fourth win of the event.

In Canada, the Kitsilano Invitational Regatta at Vancouver was won by Dave Watt and Mike Thompson with all first place finishes in nine races.

Horacio Carabelli / Ubiritan Matos (BRA)

Andy Macdonald / Brian Fatih (USA)
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