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Star World Championship - Tremendous battle on Day 1

by Star Class World Championship on 1 Jul 2014
Fleet - 2014 Star World Championship, day 1 Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.com
It was a long Monday at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship.

A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. After an hour and a half delay, a stable Ora developed, but the over-eager fleet of 87 teams required two general recalls and a Black Flag before the fleet got away. Even then Race 1 was festooned with disqualifications.

At the finish, the German pair of Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen took the gun after a tremendous battle with the Greek team of Emilios Papathanasiou and Antonis Tsotras. Hubert Merkelbach and Garrit Bartel sailed consistently well during the five legs to take third.

The starting signal found Greek pair Emilios Papathanasiou and Antonis Tsotras flying off the pin end. Starts are key in this championship, and their strategy was to head left up the course, which was a winning tactic all day.

Germans Hubert Merkelbach and Garrit Bartel also went left, battling with American Mark Reynolds and Italian Beppe Oggioni. The Greeks set the pace for much of the race, before being overhauled by Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen at the very last bottom mark, when Stanjek and Kleen forced Papathanasiou and Tsotras round the unfavoured gate mark.


Stanjek and Kleen reached the better pressure on left and took the lead, which they held all the way up the final beat to the finish, always under attack by the Greek pair.

This spectacular italian location, is a world class venue for sailing and paragliding, thanks to the cableway of Monte Baldo. The Star Sailors League was broadcasted live, online with race commentary and Virtual Eye’s 3D video, a first time for a Star Class World Championship.

Quotes of the day from Robert Stanjek: 'Just before the downwind gate, we took up a smart position to Emilios' and blocked him from the right mark, so we were able to round to the right and won the left side, which was more favoured. It gave us a very good lead but it became very close at the end. Emilio was underneath us, parallel with good speed and he could climb up, but at the end I think we beat him by almost two boat lengths.'

Provisional Results, Day 1

No

Numero

Nome

Punti

1

1

GER 8340

Stanjek Robert, 05-Lug-1981, Frithjof Kleen

1,0

1

2

GRE 8434

Papathanasiou Emilios, 05-Ago-1973, Antonis Tsotras, Olympiacos

2,0

2

3

GER 8450

Merkelbach Hubert, 18-Giu-1963, Gerrit Bartel, Bodensee YC Ueberlingen

3,0

3

4

NOR 8317

Melleby Eivind, 19-Apr-1972, Bruno Prada, Royal Norwegian, KNS

4,0

4

5

SUI 7854

Juchli Roman, ?, Philipp Juchli

5,0

5

6

USA 8465

Diaz Augie, 06-Giu-1954, Arnis Baltins, Coral Reef YC

6,0

6

7

CRO 8339

Lovrovic Jr Marin, 16-Giu-1973, Marin Lovrovic Sr, YC Galeb

7,0

7

8

FRA 8237

Rohart Xavier, 07-Gen-1968, Serge Pulfer, Centre Fosseen de Voile

8,0

8

9

SWE 8446

Lofstedt Tom, 18-Mag-1954, Jesper Sundman

9,0

9

10

BRA 8390

Pascolato Alessandro, 16-Mag-1943, Henry Boening, Iate Clube de Rio de Janeiro

10,0

10

11

NED 8263

Jorissen Sander, 02-Ago-1962, Erik Veldhuizen, KWVL

11,0

11

12

USA 8335

Reynolds Mark, 11-Feb-1955, Beppe Oggioni, San Diego Yacht Club

12,0

12

13

SUI 7829

Niklaus Michel, 09-Set-1962, Mark Strube

13,0

13

14

ITA 8155

Poggi Giampiero, 18-Nov-1964, Manlio Corsi, AVB

14,0

14

15

GER 8442

Polgar Johannes, 25-Ago-1977, Markus Koy, Norddeutscher

15,0

15


http://www.starworld2014.com/en/14/star-wolrd-2014-malcesine-result-list" target="_blank">Click here for full results

Racing at the Star World Championship is scheduled to resume Tuesday 1st June at 12:20 CET with more live coverage on the event website.
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