Paul Elvstrøm


When the Star World Championchip 2017 takes place in Troense, Denmark, it is exactly 50 years ago that Paul Elvstrøm won the Star World championship - also here in Denmark.

At the age of 88 years the legendary sportsman slept in Wednesday morning 7th December.

He managed to win 4 Olympic gold medals and 13 world championships in 8 different classes - here of 2 in the Star. Paul Elvstrøm was a glitterati and a role model for many. An excellent athlete who will never be forgotten and always missed.

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Photo from 1966. Paul Elvstrøm and his crew John Albrechtsen together with all the trophies they had won, the sweaters were swept over them after the last race at the World Championship in Kiel.The following year Paul again won the World Championship in his home waters outside Skovshoved in Denmark.

Star World Championship 2017 goes to Troense, Svendborg

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Another World Championship lands on Funen (middle Island of Denmark)

The Star World Championship crews will invade Svendborg in July 2017 with no less than 70-100 boats crews and their families. The international Star Class Yacht Racing Association (ISCYRA) has identified Troense, Svendborg as host for the World Championship 2017. Experience from previous events and strong cooperation with Sport Event Fyn, Sport Event Denmark and Svendborg Event, brought Troense Bådelaug one boat length ahead of the competition from, among others Monaco, St. Tropez and Naples.
"It is simply a dream that is coming true, and we had to pinch ourselves in the arm when we received the message from ISCYRA headquarter in San Diego. We entered in to the Star Class 10 years ago and talked for fun about that it could be interesting to arrange one of the major events for the class here in Svendborg. Now it's a reality, "says Flemming Sørensen and Rune Schytt-Nielsen from Troense Bådelaug who have been the driving forces behind the World Championship application.
Approximately 70 to 100 boats are expected to participate when starting signal sounds Lunkebugten (Lunke Bay) in 2017, and since many of the sailors bring their families along, approximately 500 guests are expected to Svendborg area the first week of July."It's amazing that the Star Worlds now lands on Funen. The maritime environment is clearly one of our strongholds on the island, and I look forward to the Worlds now will be settled in the beautiful Svendborgsund. Here we formidable condition, the best for yacht racing and through a strong collaboration between Troense Bådelaug, Sport Event Fyn Svendborg Event and Sport Event Denmark, we have all the right people at the helm for this event", says Lars Erik Hornemann, Mayor of Svendborg and Member of the steering committee of the Sport Event Fyn.
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