News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Star Sailors League Final - Marazzi siblings to compete
Star Sailors League Final - Marazzi siblings to compete

'Flavio Marazzi'    © Juerg Kaufmann
Switzerland is prolific with Star sailors, having 177 skippers and crew present in the Star Sailors League (SSL) Ranking List, but there are no doubts that the Helvetic Confederation's best helmsman over the last decade is Flavio Marazzi.

A long time veteran of the Class and passionate Star sailor, Marazzi competed in four Olympics with excellent fourth and fifth place finishes as best results. He was Class Vice-champion twice, in addition to European and South American Champion. Together with his younger brother Renato his last campaign was Sydney in 2000, but now it's time to come back in the spotlight.

Though saddened because his favorite boat is no longer Olympic, thanks to the Star Sailors League he is enthusiastic to be part of this community again: 'I had thought that the best times for the Star Class were over, but nevertheless some of the best keelboat sailors still compete in this special two man boat. This is exactly the reason to continue to sailing in the Class - it's not about the boat, it's the competition and friendship between Star sailors which will make the Star Sailors League successful.'

For the duo from the Swiss capital of Bern, there is also a special commitment to this event: 'This will be a very special regatta, especially because the last time I sailed the Star together with my brother was in 2001. And I also love the venue, because in 2008 we came second in the 5.5m Worlds in Nassau. For the finals my goal is to have fun again sailing the Star with my brother and score some top three results.'

Regardless of final results, Nassau be an emotional experience for a grateful Flavio, as he recently began a different way of sailing: 'I'm currently competing in the GC32 Sailing Series. 2013 was the first season for this new 32 foot catamaran, with competition throughout Europe. For the 2014 season we expect to have six to eight boats sailing short races in the foiling mode. This will create a new style of sailing after the foiling AC72 boats match raced each other.'

Renato Marazzi -  © Juerg Kaufmann  

by Alex D'Agosta


Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

10:39 PM Wed 27 Nov 2013GMT

Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell,

New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup   
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in page view *Feature   
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview   

For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





Privacy Policy



Cookie Policy



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT