Execuitve Director Barbara Beigel Vosbury has posted an update
from the class office.
2008 Qingdao Olympics
Photos of the 16 teams that will be competing at the Qingdao
Olympics August 16-21 are on the main page of the Star Class website.
on the Olympians, including the teams' websites and blogs,
provides background on the sailors.
District Championship Results
1 Championship/Ned Hay Regatta, sailed at Rockport,
Massachusetts, was won by Chad Proctor and Kip Gardner. The District
12 Championship, sailed on Lake Ontario, Canada was taken
by Mark Passmore and Ivan Bunner. The District
14 Championship/Trofeo Sergio Santella winners were
Italian Olympians Diego Negri and Luigi Viale, sailing at Marina di
In southern Germany, the Alpen
Cup, awarded for the best overall from the Silber
Star (Tegernsee), Neuschwansteinpreis (Forggensee), and Zugspitzpreis
(Walchensee) regattas, was won by Frank Thurner and Wolfgang Schorre.
Winning the Silber
Star were Franz Kloiber/Rastinger, taking first place at the Neuschwansteinpreis
were Frank Thurner and Kai Nietsche, and the Zugspitzpreis
winners were Axel Hampe and Chris Conrads.
In northern Germany, the International
German Championship (Warnemunder Week) was won by Alexander
Hagen and Frithjof Kleen.
In Italy, the VIII
Trofeo Pietro Tobino, sailed at Viareggina, was won by
Antonio Tamburini / Colannino. The XXVIII
Trofeo Bracciano winners were Ferdinando Colannino and Brizzi
In Switzerland, the Star
Trophy Urnersee-Brunnen winners were Juerg Ryffel and Lukas
Wyss while the Rostige
Kanne, sailed on the Thunersee, was won by Kurt and Markus
In Finland, Joni Leeve and Asko Salminen won the GP-4
Helsinki Regatta and in Sweden, Tomas Lyckasen and Henrik
Widstrand won the Swe
GP III Forsbergs Minne,
In the USA on the east coast, the 74th
J. Rulon Miller Series on the Chesapeake Bay was won by John
MacCausland and John Avis. In the USA midwest the Championship
of Michigan winners were Rolland Vortriede
/ Kliedohaukas, the Southern
Lake Erie Fleet Elimination winners were Phinney / Balmert,
and the Lorain
Sailing & Yacht Club Regatta was won by Tim and Molly
On the USA west coast, Andy Macdonald and Brian Fatih took first place
at both the King
of Spain and the Santa
Barbara 85th Lipton Cup.
In Canada, Brain Cramer and Steve Daws were first at the Rock
The Hammer on Lake Ontario.
In Brazil, Flavio Monneret and Ricardo Ermel won the Regata
Enrique Palmer and Gastao Brun and Fabio Krackzysk won the Regata