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The Star Sailors League (SSL) hosts its first ever event – the 2013 SSL Final – at the Nassau Yacht Club on December 3-8, 2013. This invitational will host the best Star sailors from 11 countries; most of the leaders in the SSL Ranking list have already confirmed their participation: Robert Scheidt (BRA), Xavier Rohart (FRA), Freddy Loof (SWE), Eivind Melleby (NOR), Michael Hestbaek (DEN), Flavio Marazzi (SUI), Johannes Polgar (GER), Robert Stanjek (GER), Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL), George Szabo (USA) and Diego Negri (ITA). Also confirmed is Paul Cayard (USA), long time Star sailor and 1992 Louis Vuitton Cup Winner, who will compete as a welcome guest. Further participants will be confirmed.

Legendary champions
The provisional entry list, which includes three Olympic Gold Medallists, 11 Olympic Class World Champions and a Louis Vuitton Cup winner, represent the first and the only time after the Star Worlds and 2012 Olympic Games that so many international Star champions will race together.

New format

This event will also be the first Star event with the new race format – for all 18 boats, regatta style racing for three days, with no more than four races per day and a maximum of nine races in all – followed by an innovative fourth day: the top ten from the previous days will compete in the three final races with a progressive drop-out of three boats per session. So the last day of racing will begin with ten boats in the quarter final, seven in the semi-final and only four in the final. The overall winner of the event will be the team that first crosses the line in the final race, and will receive 4,000 SSL points.

Impressive prize money
In this debut event, USD 200,000 will be awarded in prize money, to be divided amongst the whole fleet. Prizes also include the Best Skipper of the Year award, while the Best Crew of the Year will receive the first “Simpson Memorial Trophy”, in memory of British Star sailor Andrew Simpson.

– See more at: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2013/10/30/first-ever-star-sailors-league-finals-held-nassau/#sthash.nRb17NSN.dpuf

The Star Sailors League (SSL) hosts its first ever event – the 2013 SSL Final – at the Nassau Yacht Club on December 3-8, 2013. This invitational will host the best Star sailors from 11 countries; most of the leaders in the SSL Ranking list have already confirmed their participation: Robert Scheidt (BRA), Xavier Rohart (FRA), Freddy Loof (SWE), Eivind Melleby (NOR), Michael Hestbaek (DEN), Flavio Marazzi (SUI), Johannes Polgar (GER), Robert Stanjek (GER), Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL), George Szabo (USA) and Diego Negri (ITA). Also confirmed is Paul Cayard (USA), long time Star sailor and 1992 Louis Vuitton Cup Winner, who will compete as a welcome guest. Further participants will be confirmed.

Legendary champions
The provisional entry list, which includes three Olympic Gold Medallists, 11 Olympic Class World Champions and a Louis Vuitton Cup winner, represent the first and the only time after the Star Worlds and 2012 Olympic Games that so many international Star champions will race together.

New format

This event will also be the first Star event with the new race format – for all 18 boats, regatta style racing for three days, with no more than four races per day and a maximum of nine races in all – followed by an innovative fourth day: the top ten from the previous days will compete in the three final races with a progressive drop-out of three boats per session. So the last day of racing will begin with ten boats in the quarter final, seven in the semi-final and only four in the final. The overall winner of the event will be the team that first crosses the line in the final race, and will receive 4,000 SSL points.

Impressive prize money
In this debut event, USD 200,000 will be awarded in prize money, to be divided amongst the whole fleet. Prizes also include the Best Skipper of the Year award, while the Best Crew of the Year will receive the first “Simpson Memorial Trophy”, in memory of British Star sailor Andrew Simpson.

– See more at: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2013/10/30/first-ever-star-sailors-league-finals-held-nassau/#sthash.nRb17NSN.dpuf

Właśnie rozpoczęła się pierwsza impreza z cyklu Star Sailors League (SSL). Między 3 a 8 grudnia w Nassau Yacht Club zbierze się grono najlepszych żeglarzy z 11 krajów. Większość liderów listy rankingowej SSL już potwierdziła swój udział: Robert Scheidt (BRA), Xavier Rohart (F) ,Freddy Loof (SWE) , Eivind Melleby (Nor) Michael Hestbaek (Dan), Flavio Marazzi (SUI), Johannes Polgar (GER), Robert Stanjek (GER ), Mateusz Kusznierewicz (Pl), George Szabo (USA) i Diego Negri (I). Potwierdził również swoje przybycie Paweł Cayard (USA), dawna gwiazda SSL i zwycięzca Louis Vuitton Cup z 1992 roku, który został zaproszony do rywalizacji jako gość specjalny. 

Tegoroczna edycja wprowadza nową formułę regatową, 18 jachtów będzie się ścigać przez trzy dni w 4 wyścigach dziennie, zaś czwartego dnia najlepsza dziesiątka wystartuje w trzech wyścigach, w których będą odpadać trójki. Zwycięzcą zostanie drużyna, która pierwsza przekroczy metę w ostatnim biegu i otrzyma 4000 punktów SSL. Pula nagród – 200 tys. dolarów oraz dodatkowo wyróżnienia dla Najlepszego Sternika Roku oraz Najlepszej Załogi.

Więcej informacji na: http://www.starsailors.com/starsailors/home.html

 

Fot.: Carlo Borlenghi

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