A-class event Hellecat 27-28th of July - Rutger Krijger reports.
A rather depressing weather forecast after a week with temperatures of up to 40 degrees and good winds did not enthuse everyone and made several sailors decide to stay at home for this year’s third Dutch A-class event at the flat water foiling Valhalla in Hellevoetsluis.
Taking place in Barcelona, this was a nice race meeting to geth the ESP team tuned up for the Worlds, and so far with 12 boats they form the second largest team, after the home GBR team, coming to the Worlds next month. Manuel Calavia reports.
From 18 to 20 of July the 'A' Class Trophy of Barcelona, I Memorial Santi Monjo, was held in the Barcelona International Sailing Center organized by the Catalonian Sailing Federation and the Royal Maritime Yacht Club of Barcelona. 8 'A' Class raced 9 races during 3 days of racing.
In about a month, the most beautiful people from the ‘A’ Cat world will be assembling in the English seaside holiday town of Weymouth. Specifically, at the 2012 Olympic venue of the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, a purpose built competition sailing venue on the shores of Portland Harbour. As befits an Olympic venue, it boasts all the facilities one would need and expect, and coupled with the superb flat water it promises much great sailing. Just ask our tame former GBR Olympic sailor Adam May, or the fastest sailor on Earth, Paul Larsen, both chose to live there for a
As a result of recent changes in the insurance world, a few countries are having difficulty getting insurance for travelling to this event. This looks set to become an issue on all furure international events too, so it's not just a GBR problem. However, if your insurance company is unable or unwilling to extend your insurance area cover for the Worlds, Noble Marine have kindly offered to insure you 3rd party for the period of the events.
The POL Sopot Three Piers Regatta took place on the weekend of the 15-16thJune, organised by the 2017 Worlds club of UKS NAVIGO. This mixed catamaran event saw 34 cats with 3 races a day scheduled. The Saturday racing was rather ‘interesting’ as there was a light onshore 5-8 kt breeze but with a bigger sea, causing a few problems. The evening was spent productively in the ‘Sailors for the Sea’ event where litter was collected from the surrounding beach and dune area, followed by a salmon BBQ courtesy of Almaru Salmon.
Danish Nationals - Report by Lars Schrøder
Once again the danish fleet meet up for fierce competition in Kerteminde, as part of Sailextreme, the largest dinghy regatta in Denmark. A rather small but dedicated group of sailors, with no obvious favourite.
Weather forecast was bad and proved to be correct… One race over the limit on Saturday, where Thomas P showed his skills. Sunday was better, after a couple of hours waiting. 2 ½ perfect races, upwind foiling starts paying of, but difficult in the patchy conditions. Capsizing doesn't..
Seven bullets for Mischa Heemskerk in nine races!! Kees Krijger reports.
In spite of the weather forecast, beautiful competitions were held in the Netherlands at Hellecat on Saturday and Sunday the 18th & 19th of May. On Saturday 5 races were sailed in super circumstances, with five bullets for Mischa Heemskerk.