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The birth of 18ft Skiff Racing as we know it today occurred on Sydney Harbour on 26 January 1892. The father was Mark Foy.

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James Joseph Giltinan, another entrepeneurial Sydney businessman, created a new 18ft skiff club following the banning Aberdare.

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20 Jun, 2016  Soren Clausen
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18' Skiff European Championship 2016 - Torbole Lake Garda

  5 days of racing had been planned for this years 18' Skiff European Championships 2016 in Torbole, Lake Garda in the Northern part of the lake – which is normally...
14 Jun, 2016  Editor
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Euro 2016 - Final Results June 14

  Latest results from the European 2016 championships on Monday, 13 June 2016  
13 Jun, 2016  Editor
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Euro 2016 - Latest Results June 13

  Latest results from the European 2016 championships on Monday, 13 June 2016  
11 Jun, 2016  Friedrich Renner
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First day of the Euro 2016

Great conditions in Torbole Lake Garda : Blue sky and 20 kts breeze, three races on the first day ...      
19 May, 2016  Friedrich Renner
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Euro Link wins Italian Grand Prix 2016 on Lake Garda

Germany's Friedrich Renner and his Eurolink team took out the Italian 18ft Skiff Grand Prix on Lake Garda, Campione. Great sailing conditions as usual on lake garda and six races sailed... Going...

18' Skiff European Championship 2016 - Torbole Lake Garda

20 Jun, 2016 Soren Clausen 20

 

5 days of racing had been planned for this years 18' Skiff European Championships 2016 in Torbole, Lake Garda in the Northern part of the lake – which is normally the windy area. The therminal strong winds during this event only came through on a couple of days!

Day 1:

On the first day it was “champagne” sailing Torbole style – with the normal “ora” south wind with about 16-22 knots. Garda when it is best. Here the team Eurolink, Friedl, Latzi and Big Tom -  won the day with 1,2,1 – but very close racing! We had 5 races. 3 in the morning north wind (all boats with big rig) and in the afternoon 2 races, where 2 boats choose the big rig and the rest of the fleet went with small rig – because they counted on the strong south wind the “Ora” would come through. The racing was close between big and small rig – but end of the day the big rig  was the fastest!

The Hungarian Team “Be-Ligth” with Miklos, Boti and Jambo won the 2 last races that day and created a 4 point lead in front Team “Original CHIA” from Denmark Flemming, Thomas and Soren before the last day where team “Magic Marine/Liros” with Norbert, Finn and Marco (all from Germany) on 3rd overall after this day! Big loose was team “Eurolink” with Friedl, Latsi and big Tom who capsized with gear failure and did not finish the 2 last races! Going into the last day they were 4th overall.

 

Day 2 & 3:

No sailing on day 2 and day 3

 

Last day:

2 races were sailed. Team “original CHIA” came closer to the lead boat team “Be-Light” but after a little match racing on the start line between the Hungians and Team “original CHIA”. The Danish Viking pulled the “trigger” too early and had to go back and restart – so the overall win of European Championship went to team “Be-Ligth” in front of Team “original CHIA” and “Magic Marine/Liros!”

Best UK boat Team: “Union Rose/Haier” Sailed by Jarrod Simpson, Nick Murray and Sam Catlin (Jarrod and Sam European winners in 2014). They ended 5th in behind team Eurolink from Germany!

The racing was close and it looked like the European fleet has improved!  See Results below

18' Skiffs video at Torbole

Next European 18 ft skiff Grand Prix event will be in Sandbanks, UK from 1-4 september! 2016.

Training events during the summer will be posted on the web site!”

 

Euro 2016 - Final Results June 14

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Latest results from the European 2016 championships on Monday, 13 June 2016

 

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Euro 2016 - Latest Results June 13

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Latest results from the European 2016 championships on Monday, 13 June 2016

 

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First day of the Euro 2016

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Great conditions in Torbole Lake Garda :

Blue sky and 20 kts breeze, three races on the first day ...

 

 

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Euro Link wins Italian Grand Prix 2016 on Lake Garda

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Germany's Friedrich Renner and his Eurolink team took out the Italian 18ft Skiff Grand Prix on Lake Garda, Campione.

Great sailing conditions as usual on lake garda and six races sailed...

Going into the final day, there were still two teams in winning contention for the Grand Prix. 

EuroLink ( Friedrich, "Big Tom"and "Latzi")  leading the fleet with 6 points out of 6 races (1 discard) followed by " Be light"  (Miklos Ujhelyi-Gaspar-Hungary) (11pt) on Original Chia (13 pt), skippered by Flemming Clausen from Denmark.

So only one of the three last races had to be finished in front of the hungarians on the final day. Eurolink finished two races disappointing second due to individual recall and another bad start behind Be Light and Miklos won the first two races of this day. So the decision was delayed until the last windward mark of the last race. The hungarians struggled hoisting the kite so there was the chance for the Germans -  they passed and won the last race and the series.

Magic Marine (Norbert Peter) and Chameleon (Graham Bridle) decided to use the No. 2 rig, despite asthonishing speed there wasn´t a chance in these conditions.

Daniel Ruf (GER42) joined the fleet as new team and competed in the Grand Prix for the first time and performed well.  They will gain a lot of experience from the competition and wil

add to the strength of the European fleet in 2016.

 

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