Wednesday, 3 May 2017
STAR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: ICARUS SPORTS PARTNERS WITH THE CLASS OF LEGENDS
ICARUS Sports has been appointed as the official production and distribution partner for the 2017 Star Class World Championships, being held at Troense, Denmark from 29 June to 9 July.
“The Star Class is quite simply one of the sport’s iconic classes,” commented Jason Georgaris, ICARUS Sports' Chief Executive Officer, “and the fleet is laden with talent. It is a real privilege for us to partner with the Star Class and our production themes will illustrate the intricacies of sailing the boat and personalities that are so attracted and loyal to the class.”
The Star Class represents over 100 years of racing history and attracts many of the legends in the sport to its challenges. Racing is a battle of wills of the world’s best and success on the race course does not come easy.
Amongst the many teams with their eyes on the title prize will be the USA’s Augie Diaz and Bruno Prada, who hold World and Olympic gold between them, including the 2016 Star World Championship title. Vastly experienced, Prada also collected gold at the 2007, 2011 and 2012 Star Class Worlds with his former helm.
Joining them in the mix of legends is Brazil’s renowned Grael sailing dynasty, featuring Lars Grael racing with Samuel Gonclaves. Grael holds multiple Olympic and World Championship medals, and won the 2015 Star Class Worlds. Fellow Brazilian, Alan Adler racing with Arthur Lopes, will also be hungry for victory, having last won the Star Worlds back in 1989.
"With still 4 more weeks to go until the entry deadline, 50 crews are already confirmed, including numerous sailing legends. We are expecting more than 80 teams on the start line when the warning signal is given on July 2nd for the opening race. My team of more than 70 volunteers are all giving their best not just to arrange the Star Worlds Championship, but to make it the world’s best Championship. We are extremely proud to be able to announce or partnership with ICARUS Sports. We believe that this partnership will make it possible for all the sailors around the globe, that through the years have followed our Class to get in touch with the glory we are going to experience over the week of the races exactly 50 years after Paul Elvstrøm won the Championship here in Denmark" said Flemming Sørensen, Race Director and Star sailor for the last 10 years.
ICARUS Sports will provide daily video highlights for broadcast TV and social media, backed up by a global distribution network.
Star Class World Championship
Dates: 29 June - 9 July 2017
Venue: Troense, Denmark
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The Event is supported by Sport Event Denmark and Sport Event Fyn.