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.
The Sunday was much more like it, with a fresh but shifty 20kt offshore wind making it a tricky tactical task, assuming you managed to stay upright. But the flat water made for great high speeds from many of the the foilers.
In the end only 3 points separated the top 4 places with Maciej Żarnowski the winner and Jacek Noetzel second with Marcin Badzio in third. Timuk Bendyk was fourth on countback. A good time was had by all, and we hope to see many of them in Weymouth in August.
Photos - Rafał Czepułkowski - Foto Surf.