After competing in seven races over three days, BCYC Distinguished Racing Member Erik Lidecis and crew, Greg Smith, won the 2021 Star North American Championship. The 30-boat fleet was extremely competitive, but Lidecis’ score of 25 was two points better than the second-place boat.

"We just kept plugging away, we kept doing the same thing over and over, consistent finishes, never won a race but stayed up front as much as possible and then, in the last race, I think the stars aligned because we got a magical little puff and we were able to cross the fleet,” said Erik. “It is my first silver star and I am very excited. My crew, Greg, did a great job – we've been sailing together for the past two years. We have to thank the Class for an amazing job, the club, and Jim Buckingham who was kind enough to lend us his fast boat and we made it happen. We couldn't ask for anything better!" 

~ Erik Lidecis