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and so it begins…again!


An elite gathering of 23 star-studded teams will be competing at the 2019 Star Sailors League Finals in the Bahamas next month, including a number of wildcards drawn from many parts of the world of high-level sailing.

There are legends aplenty in the 22 country fleet, with Volvo Ocean Race winner and America’s Cup veteran Paul Cayard (coming from the Top Ten in the SSL Ranking) racing with fellow American Phil Trinter; Croatia’s first ever Olympic medallist (Laser silver at Rio 2016) Tonci Stipanovic will be sailing with compatriot Tudor Bilic; Olympic Champions Iain Percy (GBR), Freddy Lööf (SWE) and Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL) will be as competitive ever, crewed respectively by Anders Ekström (SWE), Brian Fatih (USA) and Bruno Prada (BRA).

Three nations will be attending the Star Sailors League Finals for the first time, with Volvo Ocean Race winner Chuny Bermudez representing Spain with his crew Miguel Fernandez Vasco, Ricardo Fabini and Federico Calegari for Uruguay, and Korea’s Jeemin Ha crewed by one of the most experienced Star crews, Mark Strube of the USA. Read on.