ICARUS 8. July

Saturday, 8 July 2017

VNR Alert: Star World Championship (Final race) - Excitement until the

very last moment
Star World Championship 2017 - Day 6

Today’s weather forecast with wind speed between 12 to 20 knots strengthened the sailors' expectations for the 6th and final VM race.

Before 10 o’clock, 66 boats were leaving the harbour and sailed out to the start line for the last race that could still change everything. Nothing was settled beforehand.

The race was characterised by changing ranks after each mark rounding, which created a very exciting race.

Race no. 6 result:

Rank for race 6 Crew Sail no. Nationality
1 Hubert Merkelbach / Brian Fatih 8446 Germany
2 Diego Negri / Sergio Lambertinghi 8515 Italy
3 Reinhard Schmidt / Paul Sradnick 8427 Germany
The wind conditions were perfect for the final race today, with light wind from West increasing during the day giving the whole Star Fleet a really good and fast race.

Total Rank, races 1-6 Crew Sail no. Nationality
1 Eivind Melleby / Joshua Revkin 8317 Norway
2 Lars Grael / Samuel Goncalves 8474 Brazil
3 Reinhard Schmidt / Paul Sradnick 8427 Germany
More information on

The experienced Norwegian sailor, Eivind Melleby and his crew, Joshua Revkin from USA, finished today's race ranked 8th, and the total score for the 6 races made them World Champions 2017, and the winners of the Paul Elvstrøm Trophy.

The ISCYRA President, Lars Grael from Brazil and his crew, Samuel Goncalves, came in as number 5 today which gives them second rank and the Silver Star.

Reinhard Schmidt and Paul Sradnick from Germany came in as boat number 3 and kept their rank as third in the total WM Race.

The local sailors, Flemming Sørensen and Niels Thrysøe, from Troense Bådelaug, did not finish the race today due to a broken wire, but they maintained the 15th position overall, the best rank of The Danish Fleet.

In an interview with a Danish newspaper, the President of ISCYRA, International Star Class Yacht Racing Association, Lars Grael, expresses his greatest honour for the event, saying: “The treatment and the hospitality which Troense has given the sailors is outstanding and second to none. From the very beginning we all had a common feeling of being welcome. The set-up of the event is also fantastic”!




As we have planned a lay day tomorrow due to weak wind conditions, we have now the opportunity  to show how a fleet of competing Stars looks.
We therefore kindly ask you to do a 2017 Star Inshore Show Race  (W/L) in the area in front of Troense Harbour according to the following schedule:

  •          Skippers briefing in our Race Village at 13:00
  •          We plan the first start at 13:30 
  •          Finish of race latest about 15:00
  •          After the race we have our normal after sale party at around 15:30. And we have plenty of food for tomorrow

We will do a lottery among the participating boats: The winner earns the right to buy a new set of North Sails at a 50% discount.


We will print Sailing Instructions and sea charts for handout.


We hope you will support us!

3golden stars Lars Grael

Subscribe to this RSS feed