Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden 2020 - LEADERBOARD
Product Feature
smartlink 2 Tonne load by Cyclops Marine
smartlink 2 Tonne load by Cyclops Marine

2022 Star Western Hemisphere Championships at Lake Sunapee Yacht Club - Overall

by ISCYRA 28 Aug 01:27 BST August 21-27, 2022

Yesterday was a forced lay day for the 33-boat fleet gathered on Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, for the 2022 Star Western Hemisphere Championship. The wind was light and a storm was predicted to arrive in the early afternoon, so after an attempt to get one race in, the Race Committee had to send the teams back for safety reason and call it for the day.

A fourth race was much needed to validate the championship and two very challenging and tactical races were sailed today, with 5 to 8 knots of wind from the north. The first race started on time at 10 am and was open to the first windward mark, but from the downwind gate, Star World Champion - among other titles - Paul Cayard with Brad Nichol (USA), moved into first place and kept it until the end. John Dane/Timothy Ray (USA) scored a second place and another Star World Champion, Eric Doyle with Payson Infelise (USA), finished third.

With race four in the bag, the 2022 Star Western Hemisphere Championship was valid, but a fifth race would have counted a discard, much wanted by many teams. Cayard/Nichol particularly wanted to drop the 13th from the first day and proved to deserve that by winning both races today in very light and shifty conditions that only lakes can provide. Second in the fifth race were Doyle/Infelise, also back to form, and Keith Dodson with Myles Pritchard finishing third.

"We had a great day, but you need to have luck on your side to win in Sunapee Lake. It's been a great Western Hemisphere Championship, it was good to race with many people who don't usually go to World Championships or the Bacardi Cup but were able to come here and race. It is great for the Class, it keeps them motivated! We had John Dane and Eric Doyle fighting with us, but again, this lake is not Garda lake, it is super shifty and we had the best this time. I am really looking forward to the 100th Anniversary World Championship in a couple of weeks in Marblehead, it's going to be a great event!"

All the star sailors now will turn the focus on the imminent 100th Anniversary Star World Championship to take place in Marblehead, MA, from September 8th to the 17th.

Full results available here.

For more information visit the event website.

Related Articles

Bacardi Cup and Star Class launch U30 Program
Partnership to support young Star class sailors For 2023, Bacardi in partnership with the Star Class is launching a focused commitment to the next generation of Star Class through the Bacardi Cup U30 Program. Posted on 29 Nov
100th Anniversary Star Worlds overall
Standout performance rewards Diego Negri & Sergio Lambertenghi A solid third place in the final race from Italy's Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi was more than enough to reward them with gold at the 2022 Star Worlds. Posted on 18 Sep
100th Anniversary Star Worlds day 6
Eric Doyle and Payson Infelise seize race 5 win Patience aplenty has been the pattern at the 100th Anniversary Star Worlds, as every day has featured postponements, general recalls and unpredictable conditions. Friday's race 5 was no different. Posted on 17 Sep
100th Anniversary Star Worlds day 5
Big breeze shakes up the racetrack Strong winds kept the Star fleet postponed ashore, before easing enough to get race 4 under way at 1509 hours in 18 knots with some gusts up to 25 knots. Posted on 16 Sep
100th Anniversary Star Worlds day 4
Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi (ITA) retain pole position Wednesday day dawned sunny and breezy at the 100th Anniversary Star Worlds, in a perfect change of fortunes after Tuesday's fog, rain and lack of wind forced racing to be cancelled. Posted on 15 Sep
100th Anniversary Star Worlds day 2
Jørgen Schönherr & Markus Koy make no mistakes to win race 2 An impressive run of form gave the race 2 win to Jørgen Schönherr (DEN) and Markus Koy (GER) who controlled the fleet from start to finish and end the day in 4th overall. Posted on 13 Sep
100th Anniversary Star Worlds day 1
Dice roll conditions at Marblehead, USA The 2022 Star Class World Championship presented by Bacardi was officially declared open by Tom Londrigan, International Star Class President, on the morning of Sunday, September 11 accompanied by a parade of nations and gun salute at Eastern Yacht Club. Posted on 12 Sep
Stage is set to celebrate 100 years of achievement
At the 2022 Star Worlds on Boston's north shore The Eastern Yacht Club on Boston's north shore, one of the USA's most preeminent clubs, is home to the 2022 Star Class World Championship presented by Bacardi from September 8-17. Posted on 10 Sep
Bacardí celebrates 100th Star Class Worlds
his regatta will be making sailing history in Marblehead, Massachusetts Bacardí is very proud to be invited to support the Star Class World Championship. This regatta will be making sailing history with its 100th World Championship, September 8-17, 2022, in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Posted on 7 Sep
SSL Gold Cup - Change to Team Australia crew
Olympic Gold Medallist Matt Wearn has been replaced in the SSL Gold Cup Team Australia crew. Olympic Gold Medallist Matt Wearn has been replaced in the SSL Gold Cup Team Australia crew. Posted on 29 Aug