2018 Star World Championship comes to Talbot County

With over 85 years of sailing experience in a pristine area that has 600+ miles of tidal shoreline, it makes sense that Talbot County’s Tred Avon Yacht Club is hosting the 2018 Star World Championship this October. 

The International Star Class is home of the premier one-design racing keel boat in the world and has been around for 100 years. With over 2,200 members and fleets in 38 countries, Star Class championship events are hosted at venues around the globe with Olympic and World Champions competing along sailors of all ages and skill levels.

Locals as well as visitors will be able to experience this world sailing championship event October 5-15 at Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford. Sailors are attending this event from over 10 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Sweden, Russia and more. Some event amenities include member provided housing, four evening dinner events featuring off-site venues and Chesapeake Bay cuisine, daily breakfast and after racing beer/snacks and much more.

Andrew Parrish, 2018 International Star Class World Championship Committee Chair, stated,  “After running three International Star Class North American Championships in 1958, 1963, and most recently in 2014, the Tred Avon Yacht Club and our Organizing Committee is honored to have received the International Star Class World Championship. Its a prestigious honor and pleasure to host the regatta for this level of sailors and bringing this type of event back to the to the Chesapeake Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.”

Terry Hasseltine, Executive Director of Maryland Sports, stated, “Maryland Sports is proud to partner with Talbot County Economic Development and Tourism and the 2018 Star Worlds to bring this world-class event to Oxford. We are looking forward to this sailing regatta with competitors from across the globe traveling to Maryland’s Eastern Shore and enjoying our (sea)food and beverages. We extend our warmest welcome!”

For more information on this world class event, please click here to learn more.

All photos c/o 2014 Star North American Championship, Dan Phelps, Spinsheet Magazine.

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