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14-19 September 2021 / Thessaloniki, Greece

2021 European Championship

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The Nacra 17 fleet was dominated again by another Italian team of Gianluigi Ugolini with Maria Giubelei. They won eleven of fifteen races to secure their second Junior World title. The pair were clearly the class of the field, leading two French teams that finished second and third. Margaux Billy with Leo Maurin (FRA) finished second while Titouan Petard with Lou Berthomeiu (FRA) finished in third.

In the 49er, Mikolaj Staniul with Jakub Sztroch (POL) capped a wire to wire Junior Worlds Title by winning the final four races in a row. The 27 point margin of victory is the largest ever for a Junior World Championship. They had the advantage of racing on home waters in Gdynia, Poland, and took it with a scoreline void of any finishes outside the top 10.

The victory continues a steady progression up the Junior ranks for Staniul/Sztorch, as they finished eights in 2018, fourth in 2019, and now won in 2021. No 2020 Junior World Championship was held due to the lack of global travel.

We were not looking at the overall rankings. We treat each race as a separate story and we approach each one with maximum concentration. We implemented this plan this attitude kept us moving in the right direction,” said Staniul.

Keanu Prettner with Jakob Flachenburger (AUT) leapfrogged Hernan Umpierre with Fernando Diz (URU) on the final day with a 4, 3, 2 to take the silver medal by only a single point, with the Uruguayans needing to settle for Bronze.

Prettner has a history of strong performances at the Junior Worlds, having been the overall leader and highest placing male/mixed team in the 49erFX in 2018.

In the 49erFX it was almost as dominant a victory for Jan Germani with Giorgia Bertuzzi (ITA) as they finished 26 points ahead of the next female team, and held off the male teams as well for a comfortable victory. They sailed all top 10’s until the final race after their victory was already secured.

This is the second victory in a row for Italy in the 49erFX, as Alexandra Stalder with Silvia Speri (ITA) won the 2019 edition of the regatta. The future looks bright for Italy in women’s skiff, despite the pain of missing 2021 Olympic qualifying.

Willemijn Offerman with Elise Ruyter (NED) took the silver medal while Marla Bergmann with Hanna Wille (GER) took the Bronze. Richard Schulthies with Max Korner (MLT) finished second overall, but mix and male teams do not qualify for the 49erFX World Championship titles.

The German 49erFX fleet is bursting onto the scene with eighteen teams competing in Gdynia, both male and mixed. The German federation began bringing large volumes of Junior age sailors together to form a large 49erFX squad, and then yearly adds new batches of sailors who age into the squad. Marla Bergman with Hanna Wille will be thrilled to win the Bronze medal and to beat so many of their squad members.

The Nacra 17 fleet was dominated again by another Italian team of Gianluigi Ugolini with Maria Giubelei. They won eleven of fifteen races to secure their second Junior World title. The pair were clearly the class of the field, leading two French teams that finished second and third. Margaux Billy with Leo Maurin (FRA) finished second while Titouan Petard with Lou Berthomeiu (FRA) finished in third.

The 49er and Nacra 17 Classes would like to thank the Gdynia Sailing Days for a wonderful regatta in these challenging times for travel and large events. The sailors have dearly missed Championship racing and as the first event back in 2021, the team in Gdynia ran a wonderful set of races for the teams.

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About Thessaloniki

In 316 B.C. at the inlet of Thermaikos Gulf ancient king Kassandros founded a new city, which he named for his wife Thessaloniki, stepsister of Alexander the Great.

For centuries, as co-capital of the Byzantine empire and afterwards, Thessaloniki was the crossroads of nations and has attracted many foreign rule thus establishing an international character by sustaining the coexistence of various and diverse civilizations, religions and cultures. Today as we entered the 21st century, Greece’s second largest city has become the headquarters of many organizations and institutions aimed at the reconstruction and development of the Balkans. Innumerable Byzantine monuments and churches, the magnificent findings from the royal tombs in Vergina, the famous national theater, an outstanding cuisine, its intensive night-life and its proximity to the suburbs beaches of Halkidiki, make modern Thessaloniki an even more attractive point for tourism in Greece.

Culture

Due to the city’s rich and diverse history, Thessaloniki houses many museums dealing with many different eras in history. Two of the city’s most famous museums include the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Apart from its recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Thessaloniki is home to a number of prominent archaeological sites worth visiting.

Coffee Lovers

Drinking coffee is by far one of the greatest pleasures for the Greeks. Our national drink probably costs more than it should, but lasts longer than anywhere else. The average time d

evoted to this beloved habit is at least 40 minutes; drinking coffee is kind of a ritual almost for every Greek. Food and wine The second largest city of this Mediterranean country, Thessaloniki is a paradise for foodies. While displaying its historical landmarks, the sun-drenched, charming and eastern-flavored Salonika (as the city was previously known as) offers its visitors the opportunity to discover the Greek cuisine with all its original dishes and culinary influences. If you truly wish to discover the secrets of the Macedonian wine, the wineries of Epanomi, Kalohori, Osa and Askos Sohou are the right places to begin with! Important, historic locations like the “Gerovasileiou” domain will gladly accept you.

Nightlife

Thessaloniki used to be called “the city that never sleeps”, just like NYC. Even though this is not totally true anymore, you can always find another place to go for another beer, in case you really wanna stay out till the morning. The city’s nightlife has been changing a lot, during the la

st 10 years, but it has always been very versatile. You can do pretty much anything you’d possibly like. From trendy cocktail bars to old-school rock bars and from bar with live music to bouzoukia, you can still find a place to satisfy your needs and desires as a guest.

Recommended Restaurants

After a hard day on the waters, enjoy your meal in one of our recommended restaurants!

  • SOROKOS – tavern housed in NCTH premises
  • ESPERIDES – restaurant at about 100m to the left of NCTH
  • KRONOS – restaurant at about 400m to the left of NCTH

All are close to the venue and can be easily recognized by the banner “RECOMMENDED”. All are offering sailors’ menus at little cost.

We wish you Good Appetit – in Greek “Kali όrexi!”

 

EVENT PROGRAM

Nautical Club of Thessaloniki welcomes teams as soon as they would like, but please email nautical@ncth.gr to book your space.

  • Saturday11 September 0900 – 1800 Registration
  • Sunday12 September 0900 – 1800 Registration 
  • Monday13 September 0900 – 1100 Registration 
  • 1255 Practice Races
  • 1800 Competitors Briefing
  • 1900 Opening Ceremony
  • Tuesday 14 September TBA Qualifying Series Races
  • Wednesday 15 September TBA Qualifying Series Races
  • Thursday 16 September TBA Qualifying Series Races
  • Friday 17 September TBA Final Series Races
  • Saturday 18 September TBA Final Series Races
  • Sunday 19 September TBA Final Series Races
  •  1900 Closing Ceremony

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