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13 - 19 May 2019 / Weymouth, UK

2019 Volvo European Championship

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More than 100 sailors, coaches and support staff from the Volvo 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships marked Plastic Free Day with a huge beach clean.  

Sailors from all over the world came together to raise awareness of the threat of plastic pollution ahead of the major seven-day regatta taking place at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, home of the London 2012 sailing competition.  

The beach clean, at the WPNSA boatpark and nearby Chesil Beach, was organised by the RYA and the 49er and Nacra 17 classes to mark the national Plastic Free Day initiative and highlight the sustainability goals of the regatta.  

Working alongside The Green Blue, a joint initiative with British Marine to promote sustainable environmental practice in boating, the RYA hopes the Volvo 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships will set a new benchmark for sustainably-run events.  

Ian Walker, Director of Racing at the RYA, said: “The turn-out for the beach clean was fantastic – we had well over 100 people show up to do their bit. It’s hugely important that we as sailors look after the environment and in doing so share that message as widely as possible.  

“The beach clean is part of our wider sustainability strategy for the Volvo 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships, which we hope will shape how regattas are run with a view to sustainability in the UK and around the world going forward.”
Sustainability is also a key priority for regatta title sponsor Volvo Car UK, as well as funding partner UK Sport.   Volvo is aiming to be climate-neutral in its manufacturing operations and for at least 25 per cent of the plastic in its newly launched cars to be made from recycled materials by 2025. It is also working to eliminate single-use plastics from its global offices, canteens and events by the end of this year.  

“Volvo has a long legacy of supporting sailing and it’s important to us that we get involved and support the causes the sport embraces”, said Jenny Smith, Sponsorship Manager at Volvo Car UK.  

“Volvo is really proactive in terms of sustainability, and while a beach clean might not seem a huge thing it’s about the principal that we all need to start small and get as many people as possible to embrace reducing the plastic in their own lives.”  

It was also the latest in a string of beach cleans under the #sailors4thesea movement started by athletes including the British Sailing Team’s Hannah Mills, Brazilian gold medallist Martine Grael and Argentina’s Yago Lange.  

The first was at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma, Mallorca, last month and has since been followed by beach cleans at the 470 European Championships in San Remo, Italy, and the Finn Europeans in Athens, Greece.  
“The ocean is our playground and we need to take care of it, but we see a lot of plastic everywhere we go,” said Lange, who sails the 49er with his brother Klaus.  

“We are all rivals on the water and we fight against each other for every point, but when it comes to plastic pollution we all come together to highlight this problem.   “The message of our beach cleans is spreading quickly as more and more sailors come together to fight plastic pollution. We know it’s not the solution but if we can show people the need to change the way they live then we are doing good.”  

Also supporting the event was a number of campaign groups including Parley for the Oceans, Final Straw Solent, 2minutebeachclean, Litter Free Coast and Sea and Dorset Wildlife Trust.  

Racing begins at the Volvo 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships on Monday May 13, and will feature more than 400 of the world’s best Olympic dinghy racers.  
What We Do
 
The Academy is a multifaceted business.  The driving force and focus are the sailing events, but to sustain the facilities and business the WPNSA has several other revenue streams;
 
• Squad training through the RYA and class associations
• Other sporting events such as cycling, triathlons and running
• Meetings facilities including conferences and corporate days
• Functions such as; weddings, parties, dinner dances and awards
• Boat hoist and dry storage
• Membership
 
WPNSA has close links with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) working with them in many significant events such as the Sailing World Cup and Youth National Championships.  In addition, WPNSA is the training base for the British Sailing Team.
 
Our History
 
The Royal Yachting Association had been trying for decades to secure a suitable site locally to make the most of these natural advantages, but the opportunity came when in 1999 it was announced that the Royal Naval Air Station at Portland was to be closed.
 
A group of local people established a not-for-profit company to take the vision of a national centre of excellence for the sport of sailing forward and with the support of the Royal Navy, the Royal Yachting Association, the South West Regional Development Agency, Sport England and all the local authorities in the area, this idea started to take shape.  The Academy started sailing operations on the site in March 2000.
 
After initially operating from the disused military buildings and facilities, in 2003 the Academy was in a position to start construction work on redeveloping the site.  At the same time the London bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was gathering momentum and the Academy was selected as part of the sailing venue in the bid to the International Olympic Committee.
 
Construction works were completed in the spring of 2005 and HRH The Princess Royal formally opened the new Academy buildings on 9th June 2005.  Less than a month later London was selected as the venue for the 30th Olympiad.  This impressive facility had therefore moved from starting sailing operations on the site to being part of an Olympic venue in slightly more than five years.  Once the decision had been made to award the 2012 Games to London, plans were put in place to further enhance the facilities to bring them up to the standard required by the International Olympic Committee.  The Olympic Delivery Authority then funded further marine works to meet these standards.  These works, consisting of additional reclamation of the harbour, new slipways, construction of a breakwater and pontoons were finished in 2008, on time and on budget, making the Academy the first of the 2012 venues to be completed.
 
Development of the Academy has provided first class facilities including 220 metres of slipway accessible at all states of wind and tide as well as 600 dinghy spaces and 125 protected marina berths for ribs and yachts.

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Sailing Instructions

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Measurement Timetable

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Nacra 17 Race Management Guidelines

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Notice to Competitors #6 (Flight Assignments 13th May)

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Notice to Competitors #20 (Flight Assignments 16th May)

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Change to SI’s #8 (Code of Conduct)

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Notice to Competitors #32 Course Allocation Change. (Assignment of Fleet to Racing Areas)

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Notice to Competitors #33 Course Allocation Change. (Assignment of Fleet to Racing Areas)

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Notice to Competitors #34 (Breach Of Support Boat Regulations)

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Notice to Competitors #35 (Failure to Tally – 18th May)

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Change to SI's #11( Racing Schedule - Day 7 – May 19)

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Notice to Competitors #36 (Change to Coaches Briefing 19th May)

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Notice to Competitors #38 ("U Flag Rule" )

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Notice to Competitors #39 (Tracker Collection 19th May)

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Day 5 Highlights

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Day 4 Highlights

Day 4 (Day 1 Gold) Live Replay

Chesil Beach Clean

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