Star Sailors League Final: Master Defeated By Apprentice

Brazilian crew has claimed victory for the second time in the finals of Star Sailors League. However, in this case, this wasn’t the bookies’ choice.

Henry Boening and Robert Scheidt, the Olympic legends were favorites participating in the event. They completed took an upper hand in the last four days of the rounds of the qualifier at Nassau. However, on Monday, Pedro Troche and Jorge Zarif won at every stage. Pedro is 27 years old and Zarif is 26 years old. Zarif is the stars of the Star World Championship. He is also the winner of the Finn Gold Cup.  Trouche is known to be the first crew who is less than 40 years of age and have won the event. He aims to decide the star of the sailing arena.

Zarif accepted the fact that they were surprised that they had such dominance since it is of such a high level. According to him, they have sailed their best. They gave their 100% and have pumped the entire time. This surely made the difference. It has been a privilege for them to defeat the guys.

The race took place under the overcast sky and the course moved back to Montague Bay of Nassau. The brisk had been blowing directly into Montague Bay with the wind gust reaching twenty knots.

This day started with 8 quarter-finalists battling it out. Trouche and Zarif secured victory with bottom three Arthur Lopes and Paul Cayard, Samuel Goncalves and Lars Grael, and Edoardo Natucci and Freddy Lööf. Cayard had been dominant in the beginning. However, he suffered a penalty in the first beat. This hampered this pace.

Then the Brazilian secured victory in the semi-final. Brian Fatih and Mark Mendelblatt who had obtained the 2nd place at end of the qualifiers had fast-tracked them to the semis, lost the race after being overlapped by Joshua Revkin and Eivind Melleby of Norway.

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