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Posts Tagged ‘star sailors league’

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With Robert Scheidt wiping off the ring rust and rocketing to the top of the leaderboard after two days of qualifications, the Star Sailors League Final in Nassau may be a foregone conclusion this year.  Meanwhile, the live numbers have been through the roof, with the SSL on pace to more than double their viewership from 2015 – clearly, there are plenty of folks enjoying Star Fleet racing with stabilized lenses, good looking graphics, and commentary from the likes of Genny Tulloch, Luke Patience, Louay Habib, Bob Fisher, and several Star insiders.  Watch Day 3 above.

 

December 1st, 2016 by admin

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Early qualifications have 2015 SSL Finale winner George Szabo deep in the fleet, but the unique format gives him and the rest of the 25-boat strong fleet a chance at the big cash payout at the end of the event.  With a solid Bahamian forecast and commentary from Dennis Conner and Scottish superstar 470 skipper Luke Patience, the all-live streaming coverage of the SSL should be well worth watching, especially if you love keelboat racing.  Watch from 1100 EST above.

 

November 30th, 2016 by admin

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It’s quarters, semis, and finals for a share of the 100,000 dollar prize purse in Germany today. Watch it live now!

 

May 7th, 2016 by admin

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Day Three of the Star Sailors League rolls on, live from Hamburg, Germany.

 

May 5th, 2016 by admin

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The Star Sailors League hit a new high this week, with 90 teams racing the SSL City event in Hamburg Germany for a share of the $100,000 prize purse.  In a big nod to series creator Michel Niklas’s vision, young racers are kicking ass after one day – Connecticut crew Josh Revkin sits in first place, while Luke Lawrence and Ian Coleman hold third.  Full news over here, and today’s racing begins above at 1000 local time (CET).

May 3rd, 2016 by admin

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Big Pimpin’

The Star Sailors League continues on its merry way 180 sailors, 90 teams, 100,000 dollars on the riverfront in Hamburg, Germany.  Live, big money, knockout format monohull sailing may be right up your alley.  Check it out all week, right here on the front page.  Full schedule here.

 

May 3rd, 2016 by admin

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Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 10.07.41 AMHamburg (along with Krakow, Munich, St. Mortitz, Stockholm and Oslo and pretty much every other responsible city on earth) made news earlier this year when they walked away from its 2022 Olympic bid for obvious reasons: No one wants to share the worldwide humiliation of Rio, nor can many cities stomach the 11-figure economic hits that China or Russia swallowed as both headed for economic recessions.  And as far as we know, no one needs to distract the world while they invade their neighbor with tanks and artillery.  With the choices narrowed down to two countries with the now-expected awful human rights records, the bid was awarded to the worst of them; a country that already screwed with the IOC, athletes, and the media the last time around.

In an ironic twist, the much-beloved keelboat recently removed from the Olympics continues its resurgence in Hamburg with an incredible 70 boats entered in just 24 hours to the Star Sailors League event in Hamburg this May; that’s the limit, and if you want to enter, you need to get on the waiting list!

While a big pile of cash prizes sure helps despite the fact that only the invited VIPs have a real shot at the hundred-grand purse, it’s good to see an event succeed almost entirely due to the perseverance of its charismatic owner.  There’s a lesson to be learnt as well: If you don’t stick to your guns for three or four years, you will never succeed in this slow-moving, conservative sport.

For more about the huge problems plaguing the 5-ring clown show that’s the modern olympics, read this piece.

 

January 18th, 2016 by admin

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Update: Californian George Szabo sure has a nose for money – he grabbed the $40,000 first place booty. Mr. Clean will have his take on things tomorrow..

With World Champions and Olympians already knocked out of the final round, the stage is set for some high-stakes drama in front of the Nassau Yacht Club for the final day of the Star Sailors League Finale.  11 advance to the one-race quarters, 7 to the semis, and just 4 boats in the final shootout for the biggest share of the $200,000 purse – a cool forty grand.  Imagine the cost of a single piece of weed on your rudder today!

Watch it all right here.

 

December 5th, 2015 by admin

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Decent breeze forecast for the morning action on Day 2 of the Star Sailors League, and organizers are buoyed by the multitudes of SA’ers checking in – yesterday nearly 30,000 keelboat fans watched some of the action! We hope to see y’all back here for some more, starting at 1100 EST.   and we hope to see more of you back today.  Action starts at 1100 EST.

 

December 3rd, 2015 by admin

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Up to four races for Day One of the Star Sailors League Finals in a nice Caribbean breeze and we’ve got it all for you, live! Check it out right here, starting at 11 PM EST/0800 PST.

 

December 2nd, 2015 by admin

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