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– It’s been several years since the idea first came up, so it’s simply amazing that it has now become reality, says Flemming Sørensen from Troense Bådelaug (Troense Boat Guild), who has fought hard to get the world championships to South Funen in close collaboration with Sport Event Fyn and SvendborgEvent. – Being chosen as the host comes with responsibility. Sailors come here from across the world and stay for ten days. Of course, every last detail of the championship races has to be meticulously organised. But the world championships are so much more than a race. It needs to be a great experience for all participants and their teams, many of whom have never been to Denmark before and do not know the South Funen Archipelago, Flemming Sørensen says. Among the exciting experiences organised for the participants is that the veteran ferry, Helge, is going to be serving as a shuttle ferry sailing to and from the town’s hotels and Troense Marina, which serves as the base for the star boats during the championships. – Troense Marina is going to be buzzing with the unique atmosphere of an international championship of this magnitude. The sailors have been selected by committees in their respective countries, and they are the cream of the crop. But unlike the professional tennis and golf tournaments, where the public can only watch from a distance, at the Star World Championships, everyone is invited to take a stroll along the marina and watch the sailors rigging their boats, says Flemming Sørensen, who sails a star boat himself and is among the nine Danish sailors being selected to compete in the World Championships. The races will be held in the bay of Lunkebugten between Tåsinge and Langeland. Star World Championships The waters around Svendborg are ideal for yacht races, and as a result, South Funen has managed to beat Monaco, St. Tropez, and Naples to become the host of the Star World Championships in 2017. STAR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 29 JUNE – 9 JULY 2017 WWW.STARWORLDS2017.COM 16 Maritiem Svendboo rg


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