Brits Win Star Worlds

British Olympians Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have bested a fleet of 73 to win the Star World Championship regatta, hosted this year by the Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro (ICRJ). The Swiss team of Flavio Marazzi and Enrico De Maria, leaders in the ISAF world ranking, took second while Brazilians Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreira came in third. With his victory, Percy joins a select group of
Author:
Publish date:
Star%20worlds

British Olympians Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have bested a fleet of 73 to win the Star World Championship regatta, hosted this year by the Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro (ICRJ). The Swiss team of Flavio Marazzi and Enrico De Maria, leaders in the ISAF world ranking, took second while Brazilians Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreira came in third.

With his victory, Percy joins a select group of two-time Star world champions, having also won the Star world championship in 2002 with crew Steve Mitchell.

Percy is currently one of the top sailors in the British Olympic team, having won gold in both the Star Class in China in 2008 and in the Finn class in Sydney in 2000. He also took third in the 2005 Star World Championship and first in the 2005 Star European Championship.

Final Results (including one discard)

1- Iain Percy / Andrew Simpson (GBR) - 20 (2+11+2+1+4+18)

2- Flavio Marazzi / Enrico De Maria (SWI) - 29 (30+1+6+4+6+12)

3- Torben Grael / Marcelo Ferreira (BRA) - 39 (5+25+21+7+3+3)

4- Lars Grael / Ronald Seifert (BRA) - 44 (35+15+12+10+2+5)

5- Alan Adler / Guilherme de Almeida (BRA) - 44 (6+5+11+13+9+74)

6- Diego Negri / Fernando Colaninno (ITA) - 52 (23+18+5+6+13+10)

7- Fredrik Loof / John Tillander (SWE) - 52 (8+9+18+19+11+6)

8- Eivind Melleby / Petter Pedersen (NOR) - 54 (9+10+4+16+16+15)

9- Robert Scheidt / Bruno Prada (BRA) - 64 (3+19+50+5+5+32)

10- Johannes Babendererde /Timo Jacobs (GER) - 66 (1+8+39+8+15+34)

16- Gasto Brun / Gustavo Kunze (BRA) - 73 (21+7+15+48+8+22)

21- Andr Mirsky / Marcelo Jordo (BRA) - 98 (33+6+22+3+35+34)

For more on the event, visit Star Worlds.

Related

Nathan-Bates-San-Diego,-CA

SAIL 2018: Reader's Photographs

Are you out there sailing, cruising and living the sailing life? If so, we’d love to see it. Send your sailing photos to sailmail@sailmagazine.com And don’t forget to sign up for our free eNewsletter. Check back for updates! I took this shot from Cooper Island Beach Club as my ...read more

TOTW_PromoSite

SAIL's Tip of the Week

Presented by Vetus-Maxwell. Got a tip? Send it to sailmail@sailmagazine.com Fall in line In the days before GPS, the best trick outside the book for finding a harbor in dense fog went like this: if it’s surrounded by rocks, forget it; if not, in you go, but never try to hit it ...read more

190115-Mark-Slats-Golden-Globe-Race2048x

Photo-Finish in the Golden Globe Race 2018

With less than 1,700 miles to go to the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, second-place Mark Slats of the Netherlands has cut another 393 miles out of the lead held by French sailor Jean-Luc Van Den Heede in the Golden Globe 2018 race.  Jean-Luc aboard the Rustler 36 Matmut ...read more

06-Heineken-1-R2018_1March_©LaurensMorel_LMA5965_p

Post-Irma Heineken Regatta

Even more than a year and half later, the scars from Hurricane Irma are still all too visible on the island of St. Maarten. But if Irma couldn’t prevent the famed Heineken from taking place in the winter of 2017, you can bet it’s not going to put a crimp in either the racing or ...read more

05-TRANSPAC_71417_SG_055268

The Transpac Prepares for No. 50

Because modern yachting is in many ways an invention of the early to mid 20th century, in recent years sailors have been celebrating any number of milestone anniversaries. Now it’s the biennial Transpac’s turn, as it prepares for its 50th race from Southern California (following ...read more

_theLapitaDesign

Catamaran Man: James Wharram

Next time you climb on board a Lagoon in the Caribbean or spy a Prout bobbing in the harbor, spare a thought for James Wharram. Though this somewhat froward Englishman won’t thank me for saying so, he is partly responsible for both—and indeed, all the other modern catamarans now ...read more

Radar

Ask SAIL: Radar Antenna Location

Q: I have a 40ft Pearson with a 24-mile radar antenna installed on the radar arch aft. I am concerned that I could be missing medium-range targets beyond eight to 10 miles away. Should I have the antenna moved to the mast, 10ft higher than where it is now? — Jack Crawford, ...read more