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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.

Euro 2022 Entry Allocation Process

Below is the official entry process and deadlines to enter the European Championship 2022 in Arco/Garda/Italy. in September. As it is a closed (Limited to 100 sailors) event, please read carefully the details and consult with your National Associations if you have any questions.

The following procedure will be applied for the contingent and registration process.

Date & Action
IACA publishes the Allocation per National Association based on fee payments and membership.

AUS Nationals starts

Still smarting from their recent Cricket draw with England, the Aussie sailors prepare for their Nationals. John Dowling reports.

The Australian nationals start today at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with a severely depleted fleet due to Covid. Only 28 boats equally split between Open and Classic will be on the start line in Moreton Bay at Brisbane. Several practice races were held yesterday in perfect 12-15 knots and small chop.