New Year from the class office ... and a few reminders for
the start of 2009.
Parks passed away in December. He
was the president of the Star Class from 1974
to 1978, a past commodore of Chicago Yacht Club, an ISAF International
Judge. a bronze medalist in the Star at the 1960 Olympic Games (Rome),
and a Star sailor for 50 years
The results of balloting
for class rule changes and officers are posted on the class
website. And, in November, the ISAF Council chose the Star as
the men's keelboat in the 2012
American Championship will be in Valparaiso, Chile on January
8-14 . The entry list is here.
Four of the seven boats competing in the Volvo
Ocean Race are being skippered by Star sailors.
Newspaper had a feature article on Star Olympic sailor Iain
Murray and US Sailing honored Billl Brosius and the Star Fleet at
Olympia, Washington with their One
Design Leadership Award.
Claus Plass has provided a video of the 1998
European Championship that was sailed at Strande, Germany.
Last Results of 2008
The last Star event of the year in
Switzerland, the Lebkuchenregatta, presented
its first place trophy to
Christoph and Daniel Christen.
The France 2008 Star class national champions are Jacques and Jean
Francois Puissegur after racing the last two qualifying regattas
- the Trophee
Pinatel in October (won by Xavier Rohart and Pierre Alixis
Ponsot) and the Nice
52nd Christmas Regatta (won by Diego Negri and Stefano
Lillia) in late December. The third event was the Ducs
de Nemours regatta on Lake Annecy in May.
Also sailed at Nice, France in October was Homer's
Odyssey, won by Julia and Graham Bailey.
In late October on Lake Garda, Italy, the Trofeo
Best Wind Shop winners were Marin Lovrovic and Sinisa
Mikulicic. In November, Roberto Benamati and Luca Maffezzoli won the Balardi
Cup. The Trofeo
race sailed on the west coast of the lake in a long time) was a long
distance race of 13 miles won by Paolo Masserdotti and
Massimiliano Tassini. At Viareggina, Enrico Chieffi and Corsi won the Winter
In the USA on San Diego Bay, California,
George Szabo and Rick Peters won the last race of the year,
Kringle.. On the east coast, the Miami, Florida Star sailing
season has started with Jud Smith and Stuart DeLisser winning the Schoonmaker
Cup and John MacCausland and Kevin Murphy taking the Commodore's
At Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 2008 18th
District Championship was won by Alejo Rigoni and Juan Pablo
Percossi.. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada
won the Taca
Royal Thames.. On South America's west coast in Chile, Pablo
Gimeno Jr. and Miguel Perez, Jr. won the Valparaiso
and Rodrigo Zuazola and Robert Siegel are the 2008
Chilean National Champions..