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South American Championship


2010 South American Championship Winners
Flavio Marazzi and Enrico de Maria (SUI)
Photos by Marcelo Rhenius
The 2009-2010 Florida winter circuit continues through March 2010. In this series you can sail in an ISAF World Cup (Rolex OCR), a continental championship, the Bacardi Cup and more. For April, sail in the Western Hemisphere Championship at Nassau, Bahamas, April 10-17, 2010.

The 2010 Star World Championship  is Jan. 12-23, 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The entry list for the Worlds is available.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year from the Class office and  Executive Director Barbara Beigel Vosbury.

US Sailing named its 2009 Olympic Team of the Year - George Szabo and Ricke Peters, current Star World Champions. Their coach, Mark Ivey, was named National Coach of the Year.

November - December Racing Results
The 2010 South American Championship was sailed at the upcoming 2010 Worlds venue in Rio de Janeiro. Winning the Silver Star were the Swiss Flavio Marazzi and Enrico de Maria over the local Brazilians - Alan Adler, Torben Grael and Lars Grael. Swede Fredrik Loof squeezed into the middle of the Brazilians for 4th. The Taca Royal Thames was sailed in Rio a week before the championship and won by Lars Grael and Ronald Seifert, with Marazzi/De Maria second and Loof/Tillander third.

The 18th District Championship was held in early December in Buenos Aires, Argentina and won for the second year in a row by Alejo Rigoni and Juan Pablo Percossi.

In Italy at
Viareggio, Daniele and Davide Mugnaini won the Trofeo Gianotti and the Campionato d'Inverno winners were the Alessandros - Lanfranchi and Cinquini.

At Rapperswil, Switzerland, the Rasta Cup winners were Ante Razmilovic and Brian Hammersley.

At Nice, France, Olivier Godefroy and Eduardo Runte won the Coppa Acciuga  and Graham Bailey and Alar Volmer were the winners of  Minimee's Rally. Bailey went on to also win Dr. Evil Devil's Race (sailing with Pille Kask). The 53rd annual Nice Xmas Week Regatta winners were Arpad Litkey and Akos Mesterhazy-Nagy.

In Paris, Xavier Rohart and Pierre Alexis Ponsot won the Trophee Pinatel.

In the USA, the Miami sailing season started with the Schoonmaker Cup and continued in December with the Commodore's Cup - both won by Eivind Melleby and Petter Pedersen.

Coming Up Update your District's calendar

District 20 Levin Memorial 01/09/2010 -01/10/2010
ISCYRA Star World Championship 01/12/2010 -01/23/2010
District 9 Ski Voile Antibes 01/21/2010 - 01/24/2010
District 20 Biscayne Trophy 01/23/2010 - 01/24/2010
District 20 Rolex Miami OCR 01/24/2010 - 01/30/2010
District 20 Masters Regatta 02/06/2010 - 02/07/2010
- more events -

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