2013 Events

Past activity (in reverse chronological order) in 2013 includes:

470 Youth Europeans, August 2013

Pwllheli, Wales
This was a joint event shared with the 420 Youth Europeans.  Nino Shmueli was the technical delegate for the 470 class.

Relatively straightforward with the 470s with only 27 men and 13 women racing separately.  …

Finn Open & Junior Europeans, July 2013

Warnemunde, Germany
Well, that was a challenge!  103 competitors from 26 nations gathered at Warnemunde, a venue 'famous for its big stable winds, long waves and fabulous hospitality' as the pre-event report stated.

Quarter Ton Cup, July 2013

Solent, England
Entry was down to only 26 this year because of a clash with an event in Ireland.  But the 26 are good quality entries with some new boats and new owners of previously entered boats.

It was a light wind regatta and we made full use of local knowledge predicting when the sea breeze would kick in and so when the fleet could leave the harbour.  …

RS:X Europeans & Youth Europeans, July 2013

Brest, France
238 sailors from 38 countries arrived at a drizzly and miserable part of Brittany for these championships.  There was an unusually high entry in  the Youth championships with 73 men and 44 women - almost as many as in the senior fleets (78 men and 43 women).  …

IRC East Coasts, May 2013

West Mersea, England
With 23 boats in three classes, ranging from a Stella to a 42 foot One design (Oystercatcher XXX) there were a few challenges for the Race team to overcome. The requirement was for 5 (3 windward/leeward & 2 round the cans) races over two days.  …

Vice Admiral's Cup, May 2013

Solent, England
44 boats (13 J109s, 15 Quarter Tonners and 16 SB20s) competed over 8 races on the Hillhead plateau and Bramble Bank of the Solent.  It was anticipated to have the last race of each day as 'round the cans' but conditions proved unfavourable for this with the exception of Friday.  …

RYA Eric Twiname, May 2013

Rutland, England
This is one of the biggest regattas in the UK for junior sailors.

Having endured fickle winds, strong gusts and driving rain on day one of the regatta, the concluding day of the championships brought with it far more favourable conditions for the 268 competitors at the event, with spells of sunshine and an average 12-14 knots. …

RS:X Worlds, March 2013

Buzios, Brazil
There are challenges and there are challenges.  Buzios proved to be one of the toughest.  66 men and 41 women gathered in Brazil.  A maximum of 13 races was scheduled and, with two non-planing days when only two races can be run according to policy, 11 were 

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