The first time I came to really meet Ian "Storm" Johnson, it was in Sopot in 2017. I have probably already met him before, but in 2017 he made me a strong impression, as he was sitting at the beach-front restaurant in Sopot, along with some famous Australian sailors, I think at least Paul Larsen was present. I can remember this moment very well, because two things happened to me on this particular evening : 1) I got drunk very quickly - that hadn't happened to me in years and 2) my bike was stolen - you know, the quirky small foldable SUI 65 bike.
We now have uploaded the World Championships results from past years to here If anyone has any of the results from our missing years and can send them to us as a .pdf file, you will earn the eternat gratitude of a grateful fleet!
The notice of race for the french National is published: https://cerclevoilebordeaux.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ADC-national-cla-2020.pdf
Due to COVID, the club will provide a special organisation:
- Online registration to avoid contact as much as possible.
- Race instructions only on the clubs website.
- Results only on the clubs website.
- No social programm: No competitors diner and the bar will remain close.
In just under a week, the only multinational 'A' Cat event being held in Europe will have kicked off. The 4 Nations Cup at Hellecat was planned to be a combined National Championships for NED, GER, BEL and GBR. However, due to the now ever present COVID risk, the GBR team had to withdraw after the UK government suddenly classed the Netherlands as a high risk country, and made it mandatory for all coming into the UK from there to self isolate for 14 days on their return. As a result of the British foreign office said all but essential travel would not be advised.
Finally we got a A-class regatta in Denmark - Tom Bojland reports.
13 A´s turned up to a combined A-class/Waspz event - which was a really good idea - the kids got a lot of stories from us "old farts" about foiling, speed and other scary stuff - important to get the young ones into high speed sailing.
The sailing itself was a bit slow - we did see 4-7 knots, +30C, 2 knots of current for a whole weekend, but at least we got 9 races in the box.