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Star Sailors League Finals Tourney has Opening Ceremony at Government House
By Gena Gibbs
Dec 5, 2017 - 6:14:35 PM

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Star Sailors League at Courtesy Call with Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (seated centre), at Government House, December 4, 2017. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Twenty-five of the world’s top sailors of Star Sailors League paid a Courtesy Call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on December 4, at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam.

Afterwards, the Sailors held their Official Opening Ceremony, also at Government House, for the Star Sailors League Finals to be held at Montagu Foreshore, a choice sailing spot, to be viewed worldwide this weekend, livestreamed for fans to enjoy the racing action.

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World’s top sailors, Star Sailors League, take group photo with Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, the Hon. Renward Wells (centre), December 4, 2017, at Government House. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

Hi-tech cameras will be on the water capturing the action and giving the home viewer a virtual reality experience of the racing drama, including Virtual Eye 3D Graphics, to intensify the thrill of watching.

In this fifth edition, Star Sailors League will showcase 25 teams racing in The Bahamas, December 5-9, hosted by the Nassau Yacht Club.  This week, there will be four days of qualifying the top 10 teams to head to the finals.

The winning team takes home the lion’s share of the $200,000 Prize Purse.

The Star Sailors League has a roster of World Championship members, seven of whom are Gold Medalists, of the 25 Olympic Medals that they proudly wear. They represent Olympic and big boat classics, America’s Cup and Louis Vuitton, the Volvo Ocean Race, and, for the first time, the ‘solo around-the-world-navigator.’
   



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