Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Ker 33 728x90

Qualcomm Star World Championship - 66 teams ready to compete

by Star Worlds 2013 on 31 Aug 2013
2013 Qualcomm Star World Championship StarWorlds2013
Racing starts for Qualcomm Star World Championship 2013 from the San Diego Yacht Club on Sunday September first and finishes on September eigth.

66 yachts are registered and assembled for the 91st edition of this event, the foremost annual gathering of Star.

The Star Class is a complex mixture of great sailors and personalities. The Class is represented in 49 countries on four continents and comprised of Olympians and professional sailors as well as everyday 'beer can' racers. The Class has something to offer for every type of sailor.

Notable competitors in this year’s edition include Olympic Gold Champions, Mark Reynolds and Hal Haenel, Bill Buchan and World Champions Vincent Brun, Carl Buchan, Eric Doyle, Rick Peters, Xavier Rohart, George Szabo and Phil Trinter.

The Class has most recently seen a growth in competition from juniors and women as well as a resurgence of family teams in all levels of Star sailing. We can count three women: Laura Beigel, Jessica Costa, Nina Aviles and ten juniors below 25 years with the youngest only 13: Chris Barnard, Chas Beek, Laura Beigel, Julian Busch, Matt Dorgan, Tomas Hornos, Malcolm Mcneil, Benjamin Petterssen Josh Revkin and Killian Weise.


San Diego Yacht Club and Star District 5 is a perfect place to foster the comeback of family Star sailing. Family teams include: Chuck and Chas Beek, Laura and Read Beigel, Peter and Jessica Costa, Carl and Jamie Buchan, Mike and Matt Dorgan, Ben Mitchell and Julian Busch, Guillaume Rasse and Nina Aviles, Bill and Billy Gerard.

Competition begins on Saturday August 31st with a practice race off of Point Loma. September 1st-eighth are the scheduled days of racing. Six races will take place off of Zuniga Jetty at 1230 hrs.

This race is the first that the Star Sailors League offer 3D gps live race tracking using the Virtual Eye system.

San Diego Yacht Club has hosted many World Championships for a variety of classes, eight times for the Star Class. Commodore Chuck Hope and Regatta Chairman John Burnham, along with a large group of local volunteers, are excited to bring this World Class event to San Diego.


Chuck Hope, SDYC Commodore: 'San Diego Yacht Club is excited to host the 2013 Qualcomm Star World Championships. Planning and preparations by our Regatta Chair John Burnham and the local Star Fleet will assure the delivery of a world class regatta. Our sponsors, Citibank, Jackson Design and Remodeling, Slam, Douglas K. Smith Marine Insurance, Point Loma Outfitters, Leap Wireless, Driscoll, North Sails, Quantum, Ballast Point and event title sponsor Qualcomm are on-board to elevate this regatta to a serious extravaganza packed with on the water competition. Those that are familiar with SDYC know that we treat our traveling guests as family, including arranging local housing so they can enjoy the camaraderie and hospitality of our membership and the community at large.'


John Burnham, Regatta Chairman: 'San Diego Yacht Club is proud to host the prestigious 2013 Qualcomm Star World Championship regatta for the eighth time since 1938. With the Star class entering the second 100 years of its existence, our future is certainly the young sailors who are here at our club this week to vie for the championship, and we look forward to a very high level of competition for these 66 boats.

We are grateful to have so many past champions competing here, especially those from San Diego including Mark Reynolds, Vince Brun, George Szabo, and Eric Doyle. Personally, it is my pleasure to serve as the chairman for this event for the second time as I get to work with many old friends from around the world. We at San Diego Yacht Club are very grateful to all of our sponsors that are helping us with this regatta, along with some private club members and friends of the star Event Official Facebook Page

InSunSport - NZZhik ZKG 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

The battle of Helsinki – M32 Series Scandinavia
Current leaders in Scandinavian Series are GAC Pindar skippered by the British match race world champion, Ian Williams. Current leaders in the Scandinavian Series are GAC Pindar skippered by the British match race world champion, Ian Williams. Sweden’s Nicklas Dackhammar and his Essiq Racing Team are only two points behind the Britons before the Battle of Helsinki.
Posted on 31 Aug
RORC Cherbourg Race preview
About seven hundred sailors will be making the dash to France, in a variety of yachts racing under the IRC Rating system The penultimate race of the RORC Season's Points Championship often has a party atmosphere, it is the last race of the RORC season in English and French waters. About seven hundred sailors will be making the dash to France, in a variety of yachts racing under the IRC Rating system, and under the Class40 Rule.
Posted on 31 Aug
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - This day last year…
Around St Katharine Docks, air was full of nervous energy and a sense of anticipation as Clipper Race crew said goodbye 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Around St Katharine Docks, the air was full of nervous energy and a sense of anticipation as the Clipper 2015-16 Race crew said goodbye to the thousands of well-wishers that gathered to bid them farewell on their round the world adventure.
Posted on 31 Aug
The Groupama Race – Safety is top priority!
170 sailors will be on the starting line on the 25th September for a 654 nautical mile race around New Caledonia. 170 sailors will be on the starting line on the 25th September for a 654 nautical mile race around New Caledonia. Running (with the wind behind) in sometimes breathtaking seas, or beating to windward against the swell.
Posted on 31 Aug
The Baiona-Angra Atlantic Race – A unique adventure for Xekmatt
Adventures and misfortunes go hand in hand with great sailors. José Carlos from Cascais could not have missed this event Adventures and misfortunes go hand in hand with great sailors. Portuguese sailor José Carlos Prista from Cascais, with his enviable sailing resume, could not have missed this unique event
Posted on 30 Aug
Full focus on board Oman Air for Extreme Sailing Series St Petersburg
With a lead on the overall scoreboard following their last gasp win in Hamburg the pressure is on to maintain 100% focus With a five-point lead on the overall scoreboard, following their last gasp win in Hamburg, the pressure is on to maintain 100% focus to make sure they perform to their maximum capabilities right up until the final race in Sydney in December.
Posted on 30 Aug
Zhik sailors win 17 sailing medals at 2016 Olympic Regatta
The 2016 Olympic games are over and what a Games they have been - Zhik sailors dominated Zhik sailors won almost 60% of the medals contested at Rio de Janeiro. It was a regatta which tested sailors and gear - with one day being the most severe conditions ever experienced at an Olympic regatta. For the Zhik team riders on the waters of Rio, four years and more of hard work and dedication have paid off for many.
Posted on 29 Aug
Impressive line-up of 121 yachts preparing to grace the Rolex Swan Cup
The fleet will be divided into six classes and contest five days of racing in most challenging sailing environments. Memorable because 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the very first Swan yacht; an opportune moment to celebrate both the heritage and the continued evolution of one of the leading - and most distinctive - marques in the sailing world.
Posted on 29 Aug
Volvo Ocean Race - Enright and Towill ready to go again in 2017/18
Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put their experience to use. Team Alvimedica were the youngest team in the race last edition, and now skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put that experience to use. Volvo Ocean race's Jonno Turner caught up with Mark and Charlie to chat about everything from the transition back into 'real life', their reflections on the 2014-15 campaign - and the future.
Posted on 29 Aug
The door’s been flung open – again
Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing gets sexier for Tokyo Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing may get sexier for Tokyo 2020. Yes, the proverbial door has been cast ajar before, often to much fanfare, and not that much has been achieved.
Posted on 28 Aug