Italian Chieffi European champion in the Star class

Italian Chieffi European champion in the Star class

The European Championship for the Zvijezda class ended on Saturday in Split, with finally modest results from the Croatian crews. Despite the chances that on the last day Tonči Stipanović and Tudor Bilić, Mate Arapov and Ante Šitić and Marin Mišura and Tonko Barač will reach the podium, no Croatian crew has succeeded in that plan.

Arapov and Šitić finished sixth, Mišura and Barač were one place below them, while Stipanović and Bilić finished 12th. The gold medal was won by the Italian Chieffi, the second by the German Merkelbach, and the third by the American Augie Diaz. A total of 34 crews took part in this European Championship, organized by the Mornar Sailing Club, including well-known sailing names such as Tonči Stipanović, Mate Arapov, Enrico Chieffi, Xavier Rohart and others.