New Zealand team wins Star Levin Memorial Cup

Hamish Pepper won the 2007 Bacardi Cup
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The Star Levin Memorial Cup regatta raced on Miami’s Biscayne Bay last weekend in shifty 5-12 mph winds revealing international rivalries which will continue to build toward April’s Star Worlds 2008 in Miami.

With 38 boats entered from eleven nations, Germany had 3 teams and Switzerland, Canada and New Zealand had two each in this oldest of the Olympic sailing classes. Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Finland, Bahamas, Bermuda, Norway were also represented. The host club was the Coral Reef Yacht Club, Florida.


2nd - Demaria/Marazzi; 1st - Pepper/Williams; 3rd - Pedersen/Melleby, photo by Win Cooper
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Norway’s Eivind Melleby and Peeter Pedersen won Race 1 from Peter McCesney and Shane Zwingelberg (USA) with the New Zealand team of Hamish Pepper and Carl Williams in third.

while US Olympic representatives John Dane and his crew Austin Sperry took the 2nd racefrom Hamish Pepper and Carl Williams (NZL. Third were Flavio Marazzi and Enrico Demaria (SUI).

The third race was won by Switzerland’s Flavio Marazzi and Enrico Demaria. Rick Merriman and Brian Sharp (USA) and Peter Bromby and crew Lee White (BER) filled the minor podium places.

The overall winners of the regatta were New Zealand’s Hammish Pepper and Carl Williams who previously won the 2007 Bacardi Cup, followed by Marazzi/Demaria and Melleby/Pederson in third. There were six nations in the top ten.


Series Standing - 3 races scored Information is provisional and subject to modificationDivision: STAR (38 boats)
PosSail  Skipper  Crew  Club  Rsa#    RACE ONE     RACE TWO       3     Total Points Pos
1  8292  Pepper, Hamish  Williams, Carl  NZL     3  2  5  10.00  1
2  8296  Marazzi, Flavio  Demaria, Enrico  SUI     7  3  1  11.00  2
3  8234  Melleby, Eivind  Pederson, Petter  NOR     1  6  4  11.00  3
4  8230  Dane, John  Sperry, Austin  USA  M  5  1  12  18.00  4
5  8272  Bromby, Peter  White, Lee  BER     12  8  3  23.00  5
6  8232  Dannesboe, Henrik  Christen, Christoph  SUI     4  16  6  26.00  6
7  822  Merriman, Rick  Sharp, Brian  USA     10  17  2  29.00  7
8  8306  Mendelblatt, Mark  Newbrook, Mark  USA     15  4  10  29.00  8
9  8333  Pickel, Marc  Borkowski, Ingo  GER     6  9  15  30.00  9
10  8195  MacCausland, John  Murphy, Kevin  USA     9  14  8  31.00  10
11  8264  McCesney, Peter  Zwingelberg, Shane  USA     2  12  19  33.00  11
12  8045  Diaz, Augie  Trinter, Phil  USA     8  23  11  42.00  12
13  8037  Wright, Peter  Wright, Dan  USA  M  11  5  27  43.00  13
14  8265  Kelly, Steven  Holowesko, Bill  BAH  M  14  13  16  43.00  14
15  8043  Manderson, John  Gotsulyak, Roman  USA     23  11  13  47.00  15
16  8143  Cramer, Brian  Bjorn, Tyler  CAN  M  16  10  25  51.00  16
17  8215  Allen, Bill  Hatfield, Bruce  USA  GM  18  19  20  57.00  17
18  8094  Makila, Jali  Heinonen, Erkki  FIN     21  20  17  58.00  18
19  8087  McNeil, Kevin  Baltins, Arnis  USA  M  13  25  22  60.00  19
20  7715  Swigart, William  Semler, Matt  USA  M  22  24  18  64.00  20
21  8063  Collins, Bert  Wilson, Kris  USA     27  31  9  67.00  21
22  8213  Wilhelm, Peer  Hollweg, Nils  GER     20  26  23  69.00  22
23  8260  Buchan, Bill  Bentzen, Eric  USA  EGM  25  15  30  70.00  23
24  8269  Kolhaus, Jock  Scott, Larry  USA     17  30  24  71.00  24
25  8061  Lord, Rohan  Addy, Miles  NZL     39/OCS  7  26  72.00  25
26  7370  Emmet, Rob  Boone, John  USA     26  18  34  78.00  26
27  8222  Gardner, Ed  Gardner, Kip  USA     28  34  21  83.00  27
28  8084  Line, Terry  Burgess, Rick  CAN     24  21  39/OCS  84.00  28
29  7786  Alt, Karen  Hardin, Chris  USA     30  22  32  84.00  29
30  8216  Spitzauner  Nehammer  AUT     39/DNF  39/DNS  7  85.00  30
31  7793  Hornos, Tomas  Hornos, Luis  USA     19  29  39/DNS  87.00  31
32  7964  Kohlerman, Charles  Kohlerman, Charles  USA     32  28  31  91.00  32
33  8170  Kuszmierewicz, Mateusz  Zscki, Dominik  POL     39/NoFin  39/NoFin  14  92.00  33
34  7750  Burmester  Meglen, Markus  GER     31  33  28  92.00  34
35  8132  Delavillehuchet  Gesing, Witold  USA  GM  29  27  39/OCS  95.00  35
36  7970  Hopkins, Sam  Brown, Chris  USA  GM  33  35  29  97.00  36
37  831  Pirie, Scott  Rundle, Rick  USA  M  35  32  33  100.00  37
38  7934  VonSchwarz, Karl  Wharton, Rich  USA  GM  34  36  35  105.00  38