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Luke Lawrence and Alexey Selivanov are the winners of the inaugural Star Junior World Championship

American sailor Luke Lawrence is, with crew Alexey Selivanov, the first Star Junior World Champion Under 30 after a six race regatta in the water of Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida, successfully hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club and organized by the International Star Class.
The championship started off well for the team who won the inaugural race of the series on Monday, then handed the lead last night to Charlie Buckingham and Austin Sperry (USA) and even today, on the last downwind they were second to Tomas Hornos (USA) and Pedro Trouche (BRA). But the finish line was upwind and they managed to pass a couple of boats, all they needed to conquer the first ever Star Junior World Championship title.

Perfect Miami conditions bring American Olympic sailor Charlie Buckingham with Austin Sperry to the lead of the Star Junior World Championship

It was a typical Biscayne Bay kind of day; sunshine and breeze going from 6-7 knots in the morning up to 10-12 in the afternoon. Three races were sailed as scheduled, thanks to a great job by the Race Committee with PRO Carl Schellbach, and the 36 teams, with their ’30 and under’ skippers who really enjoyed the second day of the inaugural Star Junior World Championship hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club.
 
With today’s three races completed the Championship is back on schedule with the provisional leaders, after four races, American Charlie Buckingham – who moved to the Star after finishing fourth in the Laser at the recent World Cup Series event –and Star US Olympian, Austin Sperry. The American team posted a bullet in today’s last race, while the other two race wins went to Star Sailors League Finals 2018 winner Pedro Trouche (BRA) crewing for American Tomas Hornos, sitting in second place overall, and to 2017 Star World Champion crew Joshua Revkin (USA), at the helm, with Arthur Anosov as crew. Third overall are Americans Luke Lawrence with Alexey Selvanov, winners of yesterday’s only race.

One race on the opening day of the inaugural Star Junior World Championship in Miami

Beautiful sunshine and light breeze welcomed this morning the 36 teamsattending the inaugural Star Junior World Championship at Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami, USA. The Committee was eager to get on the racecourse as the weather forecast said the breeze would be dropping in the early afternoon. One race was concluded on Biscayne Bay with the wind blowing around 6-8 knots from West at the start at 12,10 pm and then dropping to 4-5 knots towards the end of the race one hour and 15 minutes later.

Racing at the Star Junior World Championship starts tomorrow in Miami

Everything is ready in Miami, Florida, at Coral Reef Yacht Club for the first ever Star Junior World Championship. About 35 skippers 30 and under will be racing starting tomorrow February 4th through Wednesday the 6th on the blue waters of Biscayne Bay to win the title of Star Junior World Champion. Fifteen Nations are represented in Miami and many newbies will helm one of the oldest and most traditional boats, the Star. Designed in 1911 and still holding very popular regattas around the world in which some of the heroes of our sport race.

Junior Star Worlds: Guido Gallinaro attending with Frithjof Kleen

The entry list of the 2019 Star Junior World Championship is shaping up as we are getting closer to the first warning signal of the week in Miami’s magnificent Biscayne Bay.

More than 30 under30 skippers are signed up and will try to win the first ever Junior trophy of one of the oldest and most prestigious sport association in history, the International Star Class, and with them more than 30 crews, some of whom just as young, some other more experienced but also some real champions.

STAR JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019, REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration to the first ever Star Junior World Championship is now open on the official Star Class website. The Junior World Championship will be organized by the International Star Class Yacht Racing Association and will take place in Miami, at the Coral Reef Yacht Club, from February 3rd to the 6th 2019. It is open to any skipper who hasn’t reached his or her 31st birthday before the first race of the event. The skipper will be able to find a crew without age limitations, in order to being able to match some less experienced skippers, even coming from a non-Star background, to a more skilled crew capable of introducing the younger sailors to Star racing.

U30 Star Junior Worlds Entry Open

Registration is now open for the U30 Star Junior World Championship

Welcome to Coral Reef Yacht Club

Coral Reef Yacht Club is proud to host the inaugural Star Junior World Championship, 3 February - 6 February 2019.