December 2004


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Class News

Class president Riccardo Simoneschi resigned on Nov. 24 after 7 years leading the class. Replacing him is Bill Allen, former Vice President for the Western Hemisphere. Voting on the 2004 resolutions and class officers is due Dec. 7. Do not forget to sign the ballot.

The Star will be the men's keelboat for the 2008 Olympics in China.

The Star Class webserver hosts district and fleet pages at no cost. For info, see the article on the most recent addition, the French National website.

Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada
2005 7th District Championship


Russell Coutts and Beat Stegmeier
Lebkuchen Regatta

Two well-known sailors, new to the Star Class, won regattas in November. Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada took the 2005 7th District Championship in Rio de Janeiro, preparing for the 2005 Worlds in Buenos Aires. Russell Coutts and Beat Stegmeier won the very cold and windy Lebkuchen Regatta II in Switzerland.
The Florida winter season began with Augie Diaz and Bob Schofield winning the Schoonmaker Cup.

Coming Up
The Florida, USA racing continues with the Commodore's Cup Dec. 4-5. In Italy, the two winter series race again - at Santa Marinella on Dec. 19, and at Palermo Dec. 4-5 and 18-19. At Nice, France the 48th Christmas Regatta is Dec. 28-30. The South American Championship is in Buenos Aires Jan 5-9 (entry deadline Dec. 15, notice of race), with the 2005 Star World Championship following Feb. 8-20 (entry deadline Jan. 13,
notice of race and entry form).

Latest Results

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District 14 Campionato Invernale Star di Santa Marinella 011/28/2004
District 14 Campionato Invernale Sud Italia 2004 - Palermo 11/20/2004 - 11/21/2004
District 9 Fiamma Forever 11/14/2004

Next Events

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District 5 Kriss Kringle 12/11/2004 - 12/12/2004
District 11 Sydney International Regatta 12/18/2004 - 12/20/2004
District 15 Palamós Christmas Race 12/26/2004 - 12/30/2004

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