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°02 Aug 2014: 29th - 31st August: Upcoming Final Event of the European Grand Prix Season 2014 in Bruinisse, Netherlands

Big chances for all teams to improve no matter if you are beginner or advanced. Directly before the regatta a training is planned with Ribs, video analyzes, crew sharing and a big chance of knowledge transfer to the new teams in the class. On the 28th of August a coached training is planned for all 18s that want to join and improve. (more...)

°23 Jul 2014: Third European Grand Prix Germany from 19.-22.July

For the third Race of the European Grand Prix in Travemünde from 19th - 22nd July in the Tavemünder Woche 10 teams entered and 7 teams prepared for the first race on saturday. The weatherforcast was good - stable conditions with wind from east and warm and sunny. The only question was how strong will be the thermical wind? The water was quite warm already with 20°C but air temperatures of 30°C means probably a strong thermal wind and so it happened. (more...)

°21 Jul 2014: Australian League announces: 2014-2015 Season Race Program

The Australian 18 Footers League has announced its 18ft Skiff Racing Program for the 2014-2015 Season, which will begin on Sydney Harbour from 12 October. There are two significant changes to the previous few seasons’ racing.Firstly, the world’s premier 18ft Skiff event, the JJ Giltinan Championship will be raced from 13-22 February 2015, while the Australian Championship will return to Brisbane (more...)

°07 Jul 2014: Results

The results of the 2 first Grand-Prix are now online (more...)

°06 Jul 2014: European Championship from 29th June until 5th July - Report and Video

17 boats from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and USA – spend the week racing in front of Campione del Garda, a small town on the west side of the Lake Garda. Races were sailed in conditions from light wind to fresh wind up the 22 knots!

The last day was sailed in perfect “Campione conditions”: The south wind “ora” (more...)

°06 Jul 2014: European Championship from 29th June until 5th July - Final Day

After a sunny day in light winds the last three races were sailed and a brilliant Jarrod Simpson, GBR took with two wins and a second place the European crown. Going into the day with a lead the team CST (more...)

°05 Jul 2014: European Championship from 29th June until 5th July - Day 4

Reports from the European Championship on lake Garda are unfortunately not supplied so I have to take some input from the video. It seems, that the day after the layday the Longdistance race has been started and due to a confusion aboard of most of the teams, ASCC from Auckland, NZ gained its first win in an international event ever. (more...)

°03 Jul 2014: European Championship from 29th June until 5th July - Day 3

Lay day today for the fleet. The sun is shining.
Yesterday day 3 was a not usual day. The north wind blew 'til the afternoon and killed the thermal wind from south nearly so 1 race was completed with speed started 8/9 knots dropped to 5 during the race. Howie Hamlin won again and he took back the lead overall.
Tomorrow 1 race and the long distance are scheduled. (more...)

13_13924  ©ThMartinez/Sea&Co. CARNAC , BRITANNY - FRANCE, 19 Juin 2013. 
Day 6 Race 12
13_13803  ©ThMartinez/Sea&Co. CARNAC , BRITANNY - FRANCE, 19 Juin 2013. 
Day 6 Race 11

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