sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Star Sailors League Final - Two German teams to compete
Star Sailors League Final - Two German teams to compete


'Sailing Team Germany'    Star Sailors League    Click Here to view large photo

Two world-class German teams will be taking part in the inaugural Star Sailors League Final hosted by the Nassau Yacht Club, 3-8 December: Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy and Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen. Actually classified 11th (Polgar) and 14th (Stanjek) in the SSL Skippers Ranking, then 16th (Koy) and sixth (Kleen) in the Crew Ranking, these two teams stand out in the world's second largest country in terms of Star sailors: in fact Germany boasts a highly competitive Star Class with nearly 400 athletes in regular competition, second only to the United States.

Germany is truly a power house for the class and Stanjek and Kleen, as well as Polgar and Koy, will be forces to reckon with at the Star Sailors League Final. They have been also in the ISAF world ranking top ten for many years and represent the strongest District 13 skippers attending the 2013 Finals, ranking just behind Michael Hestbaek (SSL eighth).

Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy -  Star Sailors League   Click Here to view large photo

Polgar's sailing experience includes the Tornado, with which he won a race in the 2008 Olympics in Qingdao. Together with Koy, Polgar won the gold medal in the 2010 Star European Championship during a memorable 132 boat edition in Viareggio, and a silver medal in the 2013 Eastern Hemisphere Championship at Lake Garda behind Diego Negri and Frithjof Kleen. Johannes is looking forward to the first decade of December: 'I expect sailing at the highest level with very close racing, in a competition that will be remembered right up to the Olympic games in Rio 2016. I heard that Nassau delivers fantastic sailing conditions - perfect for the setup. I feel honored to be part of this fleet and will fight hard to bring our bow through the finishing line as quick as possible. It is my personal sailing highlight of the year.'

Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen -  Star Sailors League   Click Here to view large photo

Stanjek got off to a great start with the Laser, where he was four time German Champion, with a second place in the 2004 Olympic Trials. After moving to the Star, he was crowned the 2008 European Champion in Hungary. Stanjek also collected several important podiums, most memorably the great battle in Perth (Australia) during the 2011 World Championship where he got the silver medal. A recent highlight of Robert and Frithjof was their class victory at the Fastnet Race.

Catching up with him one week prior to his departure for the Bahamas, Stanjek believes that the Star Sailors League Final will be a real challenge: 'I am proud to qualify for Nassau and I am excited to race again with the other top teams. If you consider the number and quality of athletes, I think it is very hard to find stronger competition in sailing at all. The Star boat is perfect to compare the skills and art of the sailors, because everyone of them has a huge experience in small keelboats and most of them have many years in the Star class itself.'


by Alex D'Agosta

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=116955

7:43 PM Fri 22 Nov 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World





































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,


















America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   


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







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

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.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT