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New Open World Champion will be crowned in Houston

Triple World Champion Mischa Heemskerk, NED, will now not be defending his title in Houston. He won the 2019 Weymouth event with a strong campaign and 8 race wins, but this time he has decided to step aside and not to come over as his house building is reaching a crucial stage. His physical sailing style will be missed, but as a result, a new name will be on that Open trophy.

Interview with Polish ace Tymoteusz Bendyk

Tymoteusz Bendyk (32), one of the best A-Class sailors in previous years, gives us some insights about preparing for the European Championships at Lake Garda. The 2022 Euro championships organising crew met „Tymek“ at Circolo Vela Arco and got a chance for a chat up. He is a professional catamaran sailor (A-class, F-18, Nacra 17) and his prime achievements till now are 2nd and 3rd places in A-Class World Championships (2017, 2019).

Tymek on his professional life in sailing:

Ben Hall and Ravi Parent show the way in the Houston Armadillo Cup.

Armadillo Regatta was held on the same Houston Yacht Club waters that will be in serious action later this month, giving some great training to all envolved. The Warm-Up for the Warm-up report by “The Admiral” Ben Hall

As a dress rehearsal for the Admirals Cup and World Championship, Houston Yacht Club hosted the Armadillo Regatta. Thirteen sailors from six states and Canada arrived to get a feel for the conditions, facilities and the great Texas hospitality. Worlds PRO Billy Richnow and his team ran the races.

European Championship National Allocations.

These are the numbers of places allocated for the 2022 Euros at Garda. As you have been informed, there is a limit of 100 places available, and your National Association will be allocating the first cohort of places as they deem fit by 31st March.

More places will become available after this date as Associations return unused place allocations and your Association will administer their distribution also.