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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve411 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 17 at 9:49am
Originally posted by 423zero

I watched initial coverage on home page on here and have since watched on youtube, very good coverage far superior to sailing coverage from Olympics


That wouldn't be difficult to be honest.
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Yes

The Rio coverage was cr.p


Some of potentially the best Olympic sailing ever (out in the waves) was not even filmed

London much better
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Star sailors league racing was excellent.. how is it financed?? 
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Originally posted by elzorillo

Star sailors league racing was excellent.. how is it financed?? 


I have no idea, some rich bloke putting in Id guess. There is no obvious sponsor branding. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 17 at 8:57pm
I too have searched for financial backers.
Wikipedia states Star Sailors League set up to protect the interests of professional sailors, where they are based and who were instigators.
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http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/10/23/prestige-prize-money-nassau/
Scroll right down to the bottom and you'll see their grand slam aims.

The tie up between star class pros and the Americas cup plus a probably a wealthier than average demographic amoungst the class' ameature sailors probably helped them find a backer.

And... it's pretty good to watch. Hats off.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve411 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Dec 17 at 9:46pm
That port tack flyer by Torben Grael in race 8.
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They seem very lively in waves, well not waves, rollers, for such a long boat.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote jaydub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 17 at 8:42am
I always thought they were an anachronism in the Olympics and never understood why they lasted so long.  

Having watched this racing, I have to admit I was totally wrong.  Close boat on boat action throughout with many of the top sailors in the world present. 

It still amazes me even at this level the really top sailors can still manage to pull through the fleet after a bad first beat.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 17 at 8:48am
They would grace the Olympics

Far more interesting to watch racing (albeit for sailors) than 49ers, Nacras etc.

And way way way better to watch than windsurfers
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