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Robert Scheidt is back in the Star

Robert Scheidt is back in the Star for the Star Sailors League in Nassau to contest his third SSL Finals, after winning the first edition in 2013 with his fellow Brazilian Bruno Prada.

With three Olympic gold medals and 14 world titles Robert Scheidt is one of the best athletes ever produced by Brazil.

It will be a happy return to the Star class, where Robert won two Olympic medals and three world championships.

Scheidt will be sailing with Brazilian crew Henry Boening (Maguila) this time around, due to being a lighter weight to compete in the Laser at the Rio Games.

The Sao Paolo sailor, aged 43, cannot predict who will be the best on the water, but he has an idea on the candidates to reach the podium:

Torben Grael (BRA), Xavier Rohart (FRA), George Szabo (USA), Augie Diaz (USA), Diego Negri (ITA) and all the Olympic champions from Rio competing in Nassau.

At the SSL Finals there is a $ 200,000 prize purse, with $ 40,000 to the winning team.


The 1996 Olympic Laser podium when Scheidt (centre) beat Ben Ainslie

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14 October 2016 15:11 GMT


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