Mark Strube works his body while George Szabo works the boat downwind in the big stuff at the first day of the Star Western Hemisphere Championships from Nassau, Bahamas yesterday. Richard Clarke leads after two races (the third was blown out) with Szabo in second and Mark Mendelblatt third. Is there any prettier boat of this size in the world? Event reports are here, results are here, and plenty more sweet shots from the sweet camera of Fried Eliot/Friedbits.com are right here.
In a rare display of grass roots fleetbuilding action for this decidedly upmarket Class, Jud Smith and Team Doyle is putting on a FREE Star clinic at Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop, Mass on May 22nd and if necessary, the 23rd. Learn the fundamentals of the boat, rig and tuning as well as get time on the water on the helm and as crew. Jud Smith and other top Star guys will coach and demonstrate technique on the water and off. Space is limited and experience required, and you can email Christian Giannini to reserve a spot. Did we mention it’s free? Space is limited and sailing experience is required. May 23rd has been reserved as well in the event the wind does not behave on the 22nd. Please e-mail for details and to register.