Club NauticoVersilia hosted the 2017 Star Eastern Hemisphere Championships and this regatta event consisted of six races that were held over 5 days.
The event took place from May 30 to June 4 this year in the picturesque port of Viareggio. It was a well-attended race and the winners of the championship were the American pairing of Andy McDonald and Brad Nichol. They sailed on a brand new boat, but did not have any difficulty in adjusting to the boat. There were no signs of them to show that they were the apprehensions of sailing a new boat in an all-important championship. They performed like pros and won the event with a total of 26 points.
The second place went to Irish team of Robert O’Leary and Peter O’Leary and they also end e the regatta with 26 points. This was a very close regatta to call and the Americans were adjudged the winners in the tiebreaker race. They beat the Irish team hands down in the tiebreaker race to claim the 2017 Star Eastern Hemispheres Championships. Continue reading Star Eastern Hemisphere Championships Won By Nichol And McDonald