Star European Championship
International racing for the Star Class unveils its come back tomorrow from Split, Croatia, where the 2021 Star Europeans will take place with 35 boats on the starting line representing 20 countries, from Europe and overseas. After a Western Hemisphere in April in Miami, with mostly all-American competitors, it is relief to see all the different flags, and hearing different languages on the docks of JK Mornar, the yacht club hosting the event, with travel bans slowly being lifted around the world.
Three Gold Stars will be on the race course; Enrico Chieffi with Ferdinando Colaninno (ITA), Xavier Rohart with Antony Munos (FRA) and Augie Diaz (USA), sailing in Split with European Class Vice President Christian Nehammer. One more Star World Champion is in Split this week, world champion crew Frithjof Kleen from Germany sailing with Italian skipper Giovanni Coppo. Former European Champion, and Class President Hubert Merkelbach is sailing with Kilian Weise (GER), and the current European title holder Piet Eckert (SUI), has changed crew and will defend the title with Edoardo Natucci (ITA).