The last event in 2018 is approaching: FBL & FJ Open Slovene Nationals

Dear friends,

the coming weekend, from 19 to 21 October, the Piran bay will be again sail-full.
We will meet for our final event of the very rich season – the Fireball and Flying Junior Open Slovenian Championship 2018.
Looking forward to meeting again with friends from Switzerland, Czech Republic and of course, dear friends from all across Slovenija.
After successful and grateful season with 2 major events, this is supposed to be an easy sailing weekend in still summer-time.

Race office opens on Friday 19th morning and you can find NoR on our dedicated page:
http://www.gosailing.si/?page_id=3758

or on direct link:
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or on Quick Links in the right banner.

See you all soon,
Team GoSailing

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First ever Europeans in SSC18 Class successfully completed

Report in Slovene by Jakica Jesih:
Ker so jadrnice Seascape plod domačega, slovenskega znanja, in se je tudi razvoj odvijal doma, je nekako logično, da je slovenska flota jadralcev v tem razredu močna. Že pred prvenstvom je nekaj slovenskih ekip veljalo za favoritke tudi za najvišja mesta in res se je izkazalo, da je slovensko jadranje v tem razredu na najvišjem evropskem nivoju. Na stopničke sta se tako povzpeli kar dve slovenski ekipi: zmaga in naslov evropskih prvakov sta šla v roke ekipe olimpijca Mitje Margona, ki je zmago prijadral skupaj s svojima hčerkama Urško in Saro Margon, drugo mesto in evropsko srebro si je prijadrala hrvaška ekipa krmarja Anteja Botice (Vedran Rožić, Tudor Bilić), bron pa je šel v roke ekipi aktualnega državnega prvaka v razredu Seascape 18, Ljubljančana Dejana Presena (Denes Szilagyi, Miha Truden).

Organizatorji dogodka – društvo Go Sailing, Združenje razreda Seascape 18 Slovenija ter proizvajalec jadrnic Seascape so lahko z dogodkom zadovoljni. Izpeljali so vse predvidene plove, vremenske razmere pa so ponudile zelo raznolike jadralne pogoje. Prvi dan so dva tehnična plova izpeljali v šibkem maestralu, ki je popoldne ugasnil in zato so tretji plov prekinili. Drugi dan prvenstva je bilo maestrala nekoliko več, odjadrali so še štiri tehnične plove. Tretji dan je bila na vrsti navigacija, jadralci so se od piranske punte proti izolski marini podali v šibki burji; drugi del navigacijske preizkušnje jih je od Izole vodil nazaj do portoroške marine in se tam zaključil v zahtevnih, močno nestabilnih pogojih, kjer je bilo mogoče marsikaj pridobiti ali izgubiti. Evropsko prvenstvo se je zaključilo z zadnjimi štirimi tehničnimi plovi v jugu moči med 8 in 12 vozli, en plov so odjadrali v nevihtnem nalivu.
Bojem na vodi so sledila že tradicionalno prijetna druženja, ki so še dodatno povezala že tako pripadno skupnost Seascape jadralcev. Poleg slovenskih so ti prišli iz Hrvaške, Srbije, Slovaške, Avstrije, Grčije, Ukrajine, Velike Britanije in Nemčije.

Mitja Margon, prvi evropski prvak razreda Seascape 18 in vodja društva Go Sailing, je seveda zadovoljen: “Imeli smo odličen teden v vseh pogledih. Organizacijsko je ekipa Go Sailing delovala kot odlično utečen stroj in dodala v zbirko še eno odlično izpeljano prvenstvo najvišjega ranga. Zdaj smo pri sedmih prvenstvih v sedmih letih, kar je res zavidljivo. Pogoje za jadranje smo imeli zelo dobre in regatni odbor je izpeljal program v celoti.
Kar se pa tiče našega jadranja, sem super zadovoljen. Hčerki sta opravili svoj del naloge brezhibno, z manevri brez napak in skupaj z odlično taktiko, konstantnim jadranjem in z zmago v zadnjem plovu suvereno osvojili naslov, ki bo za vedno v zgodovini, saj je bilo to prvo uradno prvenstvo v tem razredu. Nismo se dovolj pripravljali, zato si nisem predstavljal, da se bo vse tako sestavilo. Presrečen sem.”

Dejan Presen, predsednik Strokovnega sveta Združenja razreda Seascape 18 Slovenija, aktualni državni prvak razreda Seascape 18 in bronasti s tega evropskega prvenstva: “Za nami je odlično izpeljano prvo evropsko prvenstvo razreda Seascape 18. Veseli me, da je bilo jadranje res na vrhunskem nivoju, na to kažejo tudi rezultati, ko se je po vsakem dnevu zelo veliko ekip zamenjalo na prvih desetih mestih. Čestitke zmagovalni ekipi oz. družini Margon za odlično jadranje. Pozitivni odzivi tekmovalcev pa so nas še dodatno motivirali in v združenju razreda Seascape 18 že razmišljamo o organizatorju EP 2019.

Photos by Ana Šutej:

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Getting ready for the upcoming Seascape 18 Europeans: Aug 29 – Sep 1, 2018

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The invitational Newsletter is available at:
https://app.box.com/s/qy4z6ovr45djg2f5pnsijcj4cxfciqqt

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Please note that the Official Web Site of Seascape18 Europeans 2018 is:
http://www.seascape18.si/europeans-2018/, which will remain the official web site throughout the whole Championship.

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SSC18

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Farewell Black Beauties, hello Seascapes!

“We got another one safely docked”..were the intro words on our GoSAILING Team closing dinner on the final day of the RC44 Portorož Cup 2018.
This was of course the final day for sailors, but still a lot to be done in “back office” of the whole event.
Our next event will hit Marina Portorož in no-time – end of August 2018.

Please keep checking the Official Web Site of Seascape Slovenia:
http://www.seascape18.si/europeans-2018/, which will remain the official web site of the European Championship.

Cheers, Team GoSAILING

Team GoSAILING 2018

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RC44 Portorož Cup 2018 – Report – Final Day – Day 4

Remarkable come from behind victory for Team Aqua

At the RC44 Portoroz Cup, it all came down to the final top mark rounding of the final race: Team CEEREF of local host Igor Lah picked up a penalty and, having to complete a mandatory turn, dropped her to last place. Meanwhile a second place in this race for Team Aqua allowed Chris Bake’s team to clinch victory overall by just one point from Team CEEREF on this Slovenian stop of the 2018 RC44 circuit, despite their having come last in today’s first two races. In fact the top four boats all finished within two points here, with Aleph Racing and Peninsula Petroleum putting in strong final day performances leaving them tied on points in third and fourth respectively.
Piran Bay laid on similarly light, bright, flat water conditions and an onshore breeze for the last day of racing at the RC44 Portorož Cup, but today the wind was further left, out of the southwest.
Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing kicked off proceedings by winning the opening race – with this victory all of the RC44 teams competing here have won a race, proving once again how competitive is this Russell Coutts-inspired high performance one design circuit.
In what was to prove a day for the ‘A boats’, Aleph Racing followed up with a win in slightly lighter, more shifty, conditions, in race two. With the wind slowly building and backing, Artemis Racing, clearly having found its form, claimed the last race too, this second bullet resulting in her being Sunday’s best scoring boat.
Despite losing the regatta in its last moments, there was some consolidation for Igor Lah and Team CEEREF: A sixth placed finish overall here in Slovenia for Nico Poons’ Charisma, caused the Dutch team to drop from top of the overall 2018 leaderboard to third. This has now propelled Team CEEREF into the lead overall with Team Aqua second overall, just one point behind.

Source: Sailing Media Ltd
For more info & photos please visit official event’s web site: http://www.rc44.com

RC44 Portorož Cup 2018 - Winner: Team Aqua

RC44 Portorož Cup 2018 - Team CEEREF

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RC44 Portorož Cup 2018 – Report – Day 3

Two races, two more winners

All the boats, bar one, have scored bullets at the RC44 Portorož Cup after two new teams added their names to the list of race winners here in Slovenia. So far in eight races six teams have scored bullets.
Having been briefly held ashore, the RC44 fleet ventured out of Marina Portorož into a 6-8 knot on shore westerly and an almost lake-like sea.
In the first race, Chris Bake’s Team Aqua successfully repeated yesterday’s tactic of winning the pin and ‘owning the left’ side of the course. Once again this helped them round the top mark in first place but with Hugues Lepic’s Aleph Racing hanging on to their coattails in second. The team of the London-based Frenchman, which seems to enjoy the flat water on offer on Piran Bay, split from Team Aqua at the leeward gate and sneaked ahead up the second beat. From there they hung on to secure the first race of the day for themselves.
John Bassadone and the crew of Peninsula Petroleum have been getting to know their new tactician American Ed Baird, who is standing in for the ebullient Italian Vasco Vascotto this week. In race two the Gibraltar-based team managed to find a clear lane coming into the top to lead around ahead of Team Aqua and proceeded to extend from there.
Anticipating the wind lightening, PRO Peter Reggio went to shorten the final run of this race. All appeared to be going well until the wind disappeared altogether leaving kites hanging limply. Eventually the front runners had to drop their kites and beat back upwind to get to the finish line. Peninsula Petroleum managed to hang to her lead, and crept across the finish line just ahead of Team Aqua.
Ultimately Team Aqua posted today’s best results with a 2-2, while yesterday’s leader, Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF, managed a 3-4. This has left Chris Bake’s team on equal points with the local heroes – two of the oldest RC44 team – going into the final day.

Source: Sailing Media Ltd
For more info & photos please visit official event’s web site: http://www.rc44.com

RC44 Portorož Cup 2018 - Wine Tasting @ Vina Koper

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RC44 Portorož Cup 2018 – Report – Day 2

Tricky day on Piran Bay

Slovenia continued to deliver on day two of the RC44 Portorož Cup. With another light forecast, crew and race committee were relieved to arrive in Marina Portorož this morning to find a solid northeasterly breeze. Anticipating that this welcome situation might not last, PRO Peter Reggio coaxed crews off the dock early and managed to get the first race underway 20 minutes ahead of schedule.
In 12 knot winds and lumpy sea, Nico Poons and Charisma claimed the first race, showing a repeat of their form from the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup which the Monaco-based Dutchman’s team had won in March.
After race one there was a short pause afterwards to allow Team Nika and Aleph Racing time to effect repairs – the French boat had holed Team Nika’s transom with her bow just prior to the start but both continued racing.
The most impressive win of the day came from Chris Bake’s Team Aqua in race two. Winning the pin, they benefitted supremely out on the left side of the course. Coming in on the port layline, Team Aqua rounded the top mark more than 50m ahead – one of the biggest leads at this stage of a race recently seen in the RC44 class. Team Aqua extended around the rest of the race course to become the first boat to claim two bullets here in Slovenia.
A giant rain cloud over the land was playing havoc with the breeze which was disappearing by the end of race two, causing the fleet to be sent ashore. However they didn’t stay there long as an easterly breeze filled in enabling a third race to held in lighter flat water conditions. In this Team CEEREF led around the top mark, but a significant right shift enabled Torbjorn Tornqvist’s Artemis Racing to reach the leeward gate ahead. With conditions turning lake-like on the second upwind, the race was shortened at the top mark by which time Team CEEREF had regained the lead.
At this half way stage of the RC44 Portorož Cup the local favourites hold a three point lead overall.

Source: Sailing Media Ltd
For more info & photos please visit official event’s web site: http://www.rc44.com

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RC44 Portorož Cup 2018 – Report – Day 1

Tentative early lead for local favourites Team CEEREF

With the added incentive of being both the local Slovenian team and holder of the 2016 and 2017 RC44 season championship titles, it came as little surprise that Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF came out on top after day one of the RC44 Portorož Cup.
The morning started with an unpromising forecast and the flags barely flickering in Marina Portorož. However after a delay of just 30 minutes, a west northwesterly wind filled in ultimately enabling PRO Peter Reggio to buck the odds and successfully complete three races on Piran Bay.
Despite Hugues Lepic’s Aleph Racing leading at the top mark in the first two races, it was Lah’s crew that lay down an early marker to win race one, while in race two it was the turn of Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika. This latter result made up for a last place finish in race one when they had suffered a problem with a badly knotted spinnaker sheet.
With the wind peaking at around eight knots, conditions finally started to go flukey in the third and final race of the day. In this Chris Bake’s Team Aqua led from start to finish.
Generally it was a high scoring day across the fleet with both Teams Nika and Aqua scoring first and last placed finishes and only Team CEEREF managed anything close to consistently good results.
Similarly light conditions are forecast for tomorrow when racing is due to resume at 1200 CET.

Source: Sailing Media Ltd
For more info & photos please visit official event’s web site: http://www.rc44.com

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A lot has been done during this weekend…

… and 7 black beauties are ready for splashing!



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RC44 Portorož Cup – 1 week to go

As we are only one week away from RC44 Portorož Cup we would like to present the event schedule, whereas the event itself will be thoroughly as always covered by the RC44 official channels via:
http://rc44.com/

7 TEAMS are going to compete in Portorož Bay from 10 to 13 May 2018:
- Aleph Racing
- Artemis Racing
- Charisma
- Peninsula Petroleum
- Team Aqua
- Team Ceeref
- Team Nika

RC44 PORTOROŽ CUP SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, 08.05.2018 – Practice day
“Media day” – journalists joining the teams for regatta preparations
“Olympians under sails”- Slovene Olympians traditionally gather on GoSAILING’s events for sailing and socializing
19:00 RC44 Portorož Cup Opening Ceremony, teams presentation and rocky start of the evening with the band HeaveniX

Wednesday, 09.05.2018 – Official Practice Day
10:30 – skippers meeting
12:00 – Warning Signal for Practise Race

Thursday, 10.05.2018 – Racing Day 1
10:00 – guests arrival (invited guests only) & reception
10:30 – Skippers Meeting
10:45 – introduction of the Class RC44, racing system etc. for guests
11:15 – guests boarding onto spectators boat Greenline and sailing out to racing course to follow the regatta with live commentary
12:00 – Warning Signal for Race 1
After coming ashore: banquet and socializing

Friday, 11.05.2018 – Racing Day 2
10:00 – guests arrival (invited guests only) & reception
10:30 – Skippers Meeting
10:45 – introduction of the Class RC44, racing system etc. for guests
11:15 – guests boarding onto spectators boat Greenline and sailing out to racing course to follow the regatta with live commentary
12:00 – Warning Signal for the first race of the day
After coming ashore: banquet and socializing
20:00 – RC44 Team-Owners dinner with event hosts

Saturday, 12.05.2018 – Racing Day 3
10:00 – guests arrival (invited guests only) & reception
10:30 – Skippers Meeting
10:45 – introduction of the Class RC44, racing system etc. for guests
11:15 – guests boarding onto spectators boat Greenline and sailing out to racing course to follow the regatta with live commentary
12:00 – Warning Signal for the first race of the day
19:00 – dinner with wine tasting at Vinakoper Wine Cellar (tour included) for all competitors and invited guests

Sunday, 13.05.2018 – Racing Day 4
10:00 – guests arrival (invited guests only) & reception
10:30 – Skippers Meeting
10:45 – introduction of the Class RC44, racing system etc. for guests
11:15 – guests boarding onto spectators boat Greenline and sailing out to racing course to follow the regatta with live commentary
12:00 – Warning Signal for the first race of the day
After coming ashore – Prize-giving Ceremony on the main stage of Internautica (link: http://www.internautica.net/home/) )

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