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14 June 2010, 03:30 pm
Polgar And Koy Claim Star European Championship In Record Fleet
2010 Star European Championship
Polgar and Koy lead the 132 boat fleet

2010 Star Class European Championship
Viareggio, Italy

Star European Championship victory went to the German crew of Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy, who led the regatta from start to finish.
The German team of Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy took gold, with Andrew Campbell and Brad Nichol winning the silver medal and Star Class Western Hemisphere Champions Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn (CAN) finishing with the bronze medal..

The American teams of George Szabo and Mark Strube and Mark Mendelblatt and John von Schwarz finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The 132 boat fleet was the biggest Star regatta in the history of the class. Whilst the German crew led the regatta from the beginning second and third places had to be decided on the tiebreaker.

"We're very excited about this finish," said Campbell, who competed in the Laser at the 2008 Olympic Games in China. "We sailed conservatively, cautiously and consistently this week. We tried to avoid the traffic as much as we could. We had the best overall series if you count all six races, so that game plan ended up working out really well."

Tying with Campbell but losing the tiebreaker, Clarke commented that "it was a little disappointing to lose one boat on the final run that resulted in a tie, and ultimately third overall...but if you had told me at the start of the week we would win the Bronze, I would have been thrilled."

Overall Regatta Results - Top Ten

1. GER Polgar and Koy
2. USA Campbell and Nichol
3. CAN Clarke and Bjorn
4. USA Szabo and Strube
5. USA Mendelblatt and Von Schwarz
6. POL Kusznierewicz and Zycli
7. ITA Negri and Voltolini
8. BRA Grael and Ferreira
9. BRA Scheidt and Prada
10 DEN Andersen and Just

For full results visit:
Press Office Star Championship 2010 (as amended by ISAF)
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