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July 30 - August 4th, 2017 / Kiel, Germany

2017 European Championship

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The top two crews at the Nacra 17 World Championship both emerged from a challenging Race 7 of the Qualifying Series with their worst results yet. But, showing the hallmarks of potential champions, both regrouped and were immediately back into their stride during the subsequent two heats and so head into Friday and Saturday’s Finals with just a small cushion over the third placed team.

The World Championship leaders in La Grand Motte, France, remain Denmark’s Lin Ea Cenholt and Christian Peter Lubeck, local heroes when they won last month’s 2018 Aarhus Sailing World Championship Test Event. The Danish duo who only narrowly missed Olympic selection to rivals Allan Norregard and Annette Viborg, today broke from their usual ‘stay with the group and stay consistent’ strategy in today’s first light winds race, contested in a patchy 10-11kts of cross offshore breeze, only to find themselves hung out to dry hundreds of metres behind their rivals. They battled back to their discard, 19th.

In the same streaky breeze, which was enough, at times, to more favour the lighter crews who could foil and fly for periods, Great Britain’s World Ranked 1 duo Ben Saxton and Katie Dabson, who have only been together since May, also sailed their discard. They too bounced back to a 1,5 while the ice cool Danes went 2,2 to lead the Brits into the Finals by two points.

Spain’s double Olympic medallist Iker Martinez and Olga Maslivets had a similar day in the patchy, up and down sea breeze which did not quite reach the forecast 12kts. They sailing to a good fourth and a good first, but then had to fight back from deep to an eleventh. But while the Spanish aces are up to third in the standings because they already have an eleventh in their scoreline they go into the Finals eight points behind Saxton and Dabson.

With the top 24 duos making the cut today to the Gold Fleet, the business end of the Nacra 17 World Championship will see a big step up in the level. To date none of the Rio Olympic medallists are in the top five, Argentina’s Olympic champions Santi Lange and Cecilia Carrannza Carroli are sixth at their first Nacra 17 regatta since their Rio victory. They won the third race of the day. But silver medallists Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin are eighth and bronze winner, Austria’s Thomas Zajac with new crew Barbara Matz are 19th.

The Danes Cenhholt and Lübeck have been as impressively consistent on the Camargue’s Baie d’Aigues Mortes as they were winning on their home waters. Britain’s leading helm Saxton, who finished ninth in Rio and is one of the most experienced in the fleet having started in 2013 when he was runner up for the world title, warned: “The Danes are fast, start well and are good upwind and downwind. But it is a going to get a lot tougher. It is wicked to be here among all these good sailors. I relish the opportunity from here.”

But theirs is a potent pairing, the fresh drive and impetus brought aboard from the powerful, smart Dabson complementing Saxton’s experience, “We are good at cracking on, never switching off, we work hard and are good at regrouping and getting going again and that makes us quite nice and consistent.” Saxton said today, “Katie has been great. There are not many sailors could hop on to the boat in May and already have a Europeans medal. Credit to her. She puts a lot of effort in and that goes a long way.” “Some people are playing more than others. I tried a new setting today in the boat, just how you set the power up in the boat, and that seemed to work and so we are learning every day.” Saxton concluded.

Fourth in Rio, New Zealand’s Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders are nicely poised in fourth. Saunders said : “Overall today we are happy because the wind was a bit fickle on our course. We are happy with our start to the regatta The first objective was to be in the gold fleet and not to do anything stupid Now the serious things start tomorrow. We are in the match but the intensity goes up and up from here. Before the regatta we had worked hard at sailing upwind with the gennaker and that was not allowed so we had to regroup, relearn a lot of stuff. But we have been making good starts which are not usually our best points. So these are good learnings now to carry forwards to the Finals.”

Standings after 9 races (one discard) :   1 Lin Ea Cenholt Christensen/Christian Peter Lubeck (DEN)29pts (12, 1, 1, 3, 4,4, (19), 2, 2) 2 Ben Saxton/Katie Dabson (GBR) 31pts (6,4,2,6,5,2 (10), 1,5) 3 Iker Martinez/Olga Maslivets (ESP) 38pts (1,(11), 9,4,7,1,4,1,11) 4 Gemma Jones/Jason Saunders (NZL) 40pts (3,5,4,(14), 3,7,5,11,2) 5 Moana Vaireaux/Manon Audinet (FRA) 43pts (6,5,7,4,3,3,9,6,(10)) 6 Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza (ARG) 45pts (9,7,3,1,8,6,(12), 10, 1) 7 Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti (ITA) 46pts (12,2,10,6,1,2,3 (18), 10) 8 Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Dalmanin (AUS) 47pts (4,9,12,5,1,5,(13),4,7) 9 Pablo Defazio/Dominique Knuppel (URU) 47pts (5,3,5,5,14,(17), 3,9,3) 10 John Gimson/Anna Burnett (GBR) 50pts (3,4,2,(14),6,7,7,13,8) Full results http://nacra17.org

PROGRAM Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 September 10h55: Qualifying races Friday 8 – Saturday 9 September 10h55: Fleet races Sunday 10 September 09: 55: Fleet races 13h55: Medal Race

PRACTICAL INFORMATION Throughout the championship: – Photos (copyright Didier Hillaire), press releases in English and French available daily Facebook Twitter Site YCGM

Press Contact : Camille El Beze / Centre d’Entraînement Méditerranée 06 60 62 60 71 / cemed@orange.fr

For the international press : Andi Robertson + 44 7557 518732 andi.robertson@gmail.com

Day 5 Live Brodcast

Foiling Nacra 17 then 49er Gold Fleet

Day 6 Live Broadcast

Finals - Medal Races - Nacra 17, 49erFX, and 49er

Day 4 Replay

49er Gold, 49erFX Gold, and Nacra 17 Foiling

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Update to Schedule for Final Day

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Inspection Process Final Day

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Schedule for Day 4

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Change to Sailing Instructions 1

July 28

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Sailing Instructions

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Equipment Inspection Instructions

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Inspection Form

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NOR Amendment #3

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NoR Amendment 1

Published June 1, 2017

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NoR Amendment 1

Published May 8, 2017

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Notice of Race

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High Speed Test Rules

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Registration

Please register and pay here – and ensure both skipper and crew are class members. our request will be checked against the membership list and approved if you are a member of the class.  This will only need to be done once per year.  If you are not yet a member of the class, please sign up so that you can register for the regattas here.

 

Regatta Organisation

Organising Director

  • Dirk Ramhorst

Race Secretary

  • Felix Weidling

 

Race Committee

Principal Race Officer

  • Nathalie Peberel (FRA, PRO)

 

Racing Area Hotel, 49erFX:

  • Race Officer: Nathalie Peberel (FRA, PRO)
  • Local Race Officer: Stephan Giesen (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Wolfgang Jentsch (GER)

Racing Area India, 49er:

  • Race Officer: David Campbell-James (GBR)
  • Local Race Officer: Klaus Lahme (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Claudia Langenhan (GER)

Racing Area Juliett, 49er:

  • Race Officer: Luky Serrano (ESP)
  • Local Race Officer: Robert Niemczewski (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Clemens Fackeldey (GER)

Racing Area Echo, Nacra17:

  • Race Officer: John Craig (USA)
  • Local Race Officer: Stephan Uden (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Andreas Knospe (GER)

 

Schedule of Sailing

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Weather Forecast Day 4

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Weather Forecast Day 3

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Weather Forecast Day 2

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Weather Forecast Day 1

July 29

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Harbour Plan Kiel Schilksee

Download the harbour plan for the Euros with all important information where your boats and trailers can stay during the event.    

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Location

 

KIEL-SCHILKSEE HARBOR

Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Center hosted the 1972 Olympic Sailing Games. The facilities ashore are perfect for events of this dimension. Alongside sufficient space ashore, an 800 sqm sports hall for measurement and 800 berths. The Race Village will be located in the direct vicinity of the berth. In addition to a sail repair and marine shop in the harbor area, there is a boat repair at the Shipyard of Kiel Yacht Club 1.5 km north of the marina. Car and trailer parking, as well as camping facilities, are available in the harbor area close to the Race Village.

WHAT TO DO IN KIEL AND IN THE SURROUNDINGS DURING THE EUROPEANS?

Sightseeing, shopping or just having a good summer time at the beach: Check out the KIEL.SAILING CITY online GUIDE

KIEL BAY

The Kiel bay is known as one of the most versatile areas for sailing races in Germany. No influence of shoreline.The Kieler Yacht-Club can reflect upon a 125-year history and has always been involved in the organization of well-known sailing events.Besides the Kieler Woche, we were also able to host 2 Olympic sailing events and numerous World-, European- and Continental Championships.

RACING AREA AND CONDITIONS

Exclusive racing area:

  • flexibility in position according to conditions
  • no influence of shoreline
  • almost no current and no tide

Wind conditions:

NE 6%, E 14.9%, SE 11,6%, S 11.6%, SW 26.1%, W 15.2%, NW 9.8%, N 4.7%.

Wind force:

less than 1 knot 1.8%, 1-5.4 knots 9.8%, 5.4-10.8 knots 31.9%, 10.8-16.2 knots 29.7%, 16.2-21.6 knots 16.7%, 21.6-27 knots 9.1%, 27 knots and more 1.1%. In average, August in Kiel offers medium wind speeds from a westerly direction and about 20 degrees Celsius with sunshine (6-8 hours per day in average). (Source: Meeno Schrader, WetterWelt GmbH; Wetterkontor)


 

Accommodation

 

PLEASE TAKE AN ACCOMMODATION RESERVATION BY YOURSELF

We are happy to help out with information. To avoid long distances between your housing and the event area please consider that the race office, boat park and camping site will be at the Schilksee Olympic Center, 24159 Kiel-Schilksee, Germany. Camp Site during Kieler Woche

Accommodation Contacts:

Tourist-Information Kiel Andreas-Gayk-Str. 31, 24103 Kiel, Phone.: +49 431 679 100, Fax: +49 431 67 910 99, E-Mail: info@kiel-sailing-city.de, Web: www.kiel-sailing-city.de Tourist-Information Strande Strandstrasse 12, 24229 Strande, Phone: +49 43 49 2 90, Fax: +49 43 49 90 99 74, E-Mail: info@strande.de, Web: www.strande.de Schwedeneck Touristik Zum Kurstrand, 24229 Schwedeneck, Phone.: (0 43 08) 3 31, Fax: (0 43 08) 12 60, E-Mail: info@schwedeneck.de, Web: www.schwedeneck.de CAMPING SITE A camping site for tents and caravans is available north of the Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Center. A reservation in advance is neither possible or necessary!

Contact: Witt-Wohnmobile, Mr K. Witt E-mail: witt.wohnmobile@web.de

CAMPING SITE GRÖHNWOHLD Small houses, new and modern,  for rent at the Camping Site Grönwohld (10min drive from Kiel-Schilksee). Max. 6 Persons. They offer a special Sailor price. Please ask for it! 95€ per night.  info@groenwohld-camping.de


 

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