Zarif upsets Scheidt to win Star Sailors League Finals
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Reigning Star class world champion Jorge Zarif and crew Pedro Trouche of Brazil won the Star Sailors League Finals on Saturday, outlasting a fleet that included countrymen Robert Scheidt, a three-time world champion and five-time Olympic medalist, and Henry Boening.
Zarif, 26, and Trouche, 27, are the first crew younger than 40 to win the annual regatta.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio Olympics won't leave the legacy of a clean Guanabara Bay, the polluted harbor that will host the sailing regatta far below the imposing landmarks of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.
There's still going to be something for Brazil to cheer for. When the regatta starts Monday, 43-year-old Robert Scheidt will be trying to become the first Olympic sailor — and first Brazilian — to win six Olympic medals.