US Virtual Regatta thoughts

History has taught us that interesting things can result when bad things, such as a global pandemic disease outdreak, happen.  Such it has been this year.  In the US, Bailey White and Bruce Mahoney came up with the idea of a national virtual regatta, but without travelling and to replace the NA Nationals.  As a result, we asked them to tell us more so maybe other associations, can have a go too.

Bruce now explains.

FRA Nationals Cancelled.

Unfortunatly, due to the French government order to the FFV,  COVID restrictions now prevent the event at Maubuisson from taking place.  The AFCCA would like to apologise to all sailors, but will be organising another event there in 2021.  Signs of the times.

Ian "Storm" Johnson gets a Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

New Archive Section

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!


NOR for the FRA Nationals at Maubuisson 21-24th Oct is published

The notice of race for the french National is published:

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.

4 Nations Cup gets ready.

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.