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    Posted: 05 Dec 17 at 9:25am
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/199971/Olympic-champions,-Volvo-and-AC-winners-converge

Who is bankrolling this?

Someone with a love for Stars is trying to keep the class on life support following its Olympic exclusion ... running this must take some serious money and I don't see any obvious title sponsor and I doubt the TV rights are worth much ...

How does this keep going?





Edit: Some info here: http://www.starsailors.com/page/about-us-1 some serious money behind this ...


Edited by Old Timer - 05 Dec 17 at 9:30am
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Not sure who is paying, but I do like to watch a bit of star sailing. It reminds me that for watching on screen, the speed isn't all that important. What draws me is how close they are and the characters involved. 

The list racers they have is incredible and the class really promotes close racing. $200,000 USD  prize purse certainly helps! Kinda put the Endeavour in perspective! 

It not very long ago that all the AC sailors would spend their downtime on the Star and Finn circuit. Seems to be Moths and A-Class and 49ers now.  

Watch this from about 29:30 in for the windward mark rounding. Great stuff!



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Slightly separate subject from the SSL but never forget that even without Olympic status the Star has significant grass roots following in some countries - just not here.
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The start sheet is pretty rock and roll, Id expect a number of them are on appearance money plus the prize pot, some serious cash behind that event. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neptune Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Dec 17 at 8:49pm
Originally posted by mozzy

Not sure who is paying, but I do like to watch a bit of star sailing. It reminds me that for watching on screen, the speed isn't all that important. What draws me is how close they are and the characters involved. 


A few years back when they had a py they were similar to a 505 surprisingly so not that slow either
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They are 26' long and 15' 6" on the waterline. Length is the biggest factor in sub-planing conditions (i.e. 70% of dinghy/yacht racing).
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Excellent coverage liking the commentary from Diggers and the team. Only thing that isn't so great is the live animations
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Originally posted by By The Lee

Excellent coverage liking the commentary from Diggers and the team. Only thing that isn't so great is the live animations

Where are you watching it?
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Originally posted by mozzy

Watch this from about 29:30 in for the windward mark rounding. Great stuff!
That race was so good, I ended up watching it all the way through.
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I watched initial coverage on home page on here and have since watched on youtube, very good coverage far superior to sailing coverage from Olympics
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