Organizatorji ekipe GoSAILING se zahvaljujemo Marini Portorož za gostoljubje in sodelujočim klubom za sodelovanje ter Slovenski vojski – 430. mornariškemu divizionu za varnost in podporo na morju, poleg tega pa sponzorjem:
- trgovini Sailing Point
- Luki Koper – Sklad Živeti s pristaniščem
- ekipi regatnega in organizacijskega odbora
- reviji Val Navtika
in Občini Piran
Ja, prav ste prebrali – regatni in organizacijski odbor smo uvrstili med sponzorje…
ter donatorjem, ki so prispevali darila za nagrade vsem sodelujočim v regati Everybody GoSAILING:
- Harvey Norman
- Iztok Knafelc
Še enkrat hvala lepa in nasvidenje prihodnje leto!
After three difficult racing days in Piran bay in front of Portoroz, Slovenia, the winners of UFO22 European Championship are crowned. The honour goes to Italian Turboden – Francesco Barbi, P. Bertuzzi and L. Borrello (Circolo Canottieri Garda-Sale), followed by the vice-champions on Mia Milu’ – Davide Bianchini, A. Confalonieri, C. Togni (Yacht Club Sanremo) and the bronze medalists on Chimin de Mer’ – Mauro Brescacin, P. Tomsic and J. Ferneti (Societa Nautica Grignano). They won in a fleet of 20 UFOs, 17 coming from Italy, 2 from Germany and one from Austria.
Tricky low wind conditions with plenty of shifts and some current were just the right setting for the best to stand out. Tactically difficult sailing conditions through all three racing days offered no easy champagne sailing, nor no rest to the sailors, fighting for the European title. Saying that, we could witness various approaches and different tactical moves, leaving four different crews with individual race wins – besides the best two finally ranked boats also the fourth Incubo (Pietro Corbucci, R. Benedetti, S. Benelli) and the sixth placed (and the first non-Italian boat), Austrian Divo Tischlerei Wendl (Gunther Wendl, C. Wendl, J. Fisch). To add to the tension, the overall winner was not known till the very end – after Mia Milu’, the winners of the last race, crossed the finish line, their possible European gold was in the hands of Turboden, fighting with Incubo for third in the race. If Turboden finished that last race as fourth, Mia Milu’ woud win the overall title. But the guys on Turboden managed to keep calm and come in as third – and win the gold. Could we wish for more exciting ending of this championship?
Bojan Gale, the UFO22 race officer, after the last racing day: I really don’t know what we did so right that Eol was so merciful with us, sending us 6, 7 knots of stable northern wind for exactly three hours, just enough for finishing the last three planned races. This wind for sure was not forecasted. The racing field was not easy and especially in the first race the strong current made sailing even spicier – sailing on both edges of the racing course obviously didn’t pay-off, the best tactic was to stick to the center. And the sailors saved the best for last, it was really an exciting finish of this championship!
David Bartol, the race officer for the Open Slovenian Fireball & FJ National Championship and Lea Molinari Cup for opties: Also the last racing day started with a short delay due to the lack of breeze, but fortunately the wind picked up shortly after the sailors left the shore and offered us more stabile conditions than we were used to on the other two racing days. The first start of the day was given to the opties fleet, followed by the fireballs and the FJs. The wind stabilized around 5-7 knots and from 330-340 degrees for the whole day, and we managed to successfully finish all three planned races for opties and two for each of the other fleets. I’m pleased we managed to get the best out of the given conditions, meaning that both our National Championships are now regular – with 5 races sailed in the fireball and 4 in the FJ fleet. The Lea Molinari Cup was finished with 6 sailed races, as planned.
The Slovenian Fireball National Champions are Eva Peternelj and Valentina Baruca (JK Jadro), the vice-champions Miha Kavčič and Damjan Bertok (JK Olimpic) and bronze Jaka Kralj and Andrej Markota (JK Olimpic, BD Sidro). The overall winner of the Fireball Open National Championship is Czech crew Jaroslav Verner and Milan Kvasnik. The national champions in FJ class are Matej and Željko Planinšič (JK Pirat, ŠD Piran), the silver went to Rok and Marko Volk (JK FJ Slovenija) and bronze to Igor Jerkič and Gregor Perhavec (ŠKD Wada).
We thank all the sailors, the race committee and the members of the jury, the sponsors and our keen organizing team for this great race! All good and hope to see you soon!
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Prizegiving will be held at the main entrance to restaurant Marina – beside the gas station at 17:00.
UFO22 European Championship 2015 Overall:
Fireball Open National Championship 2015 Overall:
Flying Junior Open National Championship 2015 Overall:
More info and photos available on our Facebook profile (photo credit: Jakica Jesih):
Second racing day of the UFO 22 European Championship and the Slovenian Fireball & Flying Junior National Championship is behind us
The second racing day of UFO European Championship and Fireball & Flying Junior Slovenian National Championship gathered even bigger fleet of sailors, joined by opties, sailing the Lea Molinari Cup and the afternoon GoSailing Cup.
The racing day started with no breeze and an UP up. Soon the wind picked up enough for the sailors to take their positions on the starting lines of two different racing courses. One was for UFOs only and the other was shared between fireballs and FJ, opties and the GoSailing Cup. The conditions were more stable today and the sunny day offered some pleasant temperatures, but the wind was low and not too steady.
Bojan Gale, a race officer on the UFO course and David Bartol, a race officer for fireballs, FJs, opties and GoSailing Cup, gave us a brief report on what was going on.
Bojan Gale: We managed to complete three races in low wind, that didn’t exceed 7 knots. Most of the time the wind on the racing course moved around 5-6 knots. Interesting is the todays wind direction from 340 degrees, which is extremely rare in Piran bay. The wind dropped some more in the last race and shifted a bit, forcing us to shorten a course and reposition the second top mark. The sailing is generaly nice, and fleet can be obviously divided into a very skilled group of sailors with plenty of experiences on this boat, and to less experienced ones, that are yet discovering the proper boat settings, which play, alongside the boat handling, an important role in finishing with a good result. The European Championship is already regular, but we’ll still try to make three more races tomorrow.
David Bartol: After the wind settled from around 340 degrees, the first start was given for all three fleets – fireballs, FJs and opties. The opties on the shorter course finished first and could very soon start their second race on the wind limit around 5 knots. Low wind forced us to shorten a racing course for fireballs and FJs’s second race, and the FJs had to finish their second race on the top mark. Opties finished three races today and the other two classes two. A little after 3 pm the start was given for GoSailing Cup – Barcolana for dinghies, that gathered dinghy sailors from six different classes – fireballs, FJ, europas, laser 4.7 and dinghies.
The start of tomorrow’s races is scheduled for 11 am, stay tuned for today’s official results.
UFO22 European Championship 2015 after Day 2:
Fireball Open National Championship 2015 after Day 2:
Flying Junior Open National Championship 2015 after Day 1:
4th GoSAILING Cup – “Everybody GoSAILING 2015″:
Extremely tricky first day of the UFO 22 European Championship and the Slovenian Fireball National Championship
Its been an extremely tricky first day of the UFO 22 European Championship and the Slovenian Fireball National Championship for 20 UFO 22 crews (17 from Italy, 2 from Germany and one from Austria) and 14 fireball crews (9 from Slovenia and 5 from Czech Republic; only 13 raced today). Both fleets shared the same starting line, but raced on the different courses. Although the starts were scheduled for around 1 pm, the race committee couldn’t set a racing field until almost an hour later due to very shifty and unstable wind. After the wind settled, the fireball fleet had a clear start of their first race. Following the fireballs, the UFO 22 fleet started with a clear start too, but unfortunately with less luck with the wind. A huge wind shift of about 40 degrees forced the race committee to cancel the race just before the first top mark. The fleet returned for their second attempt, with one ocs (ITA 3). The racing was once again interrupted, this time with heavy rain and lower visibility, but the wind picked up and offered the skilled sailors some challenging conditions. Hey, we’re racing for the European title here! smile emoticon In the meantime, the fireball fleet finished regularly their first race. Before the second start for both fleets the wind dropped and continued to shift rapidly, and the AP flag forced the sailors to wait for some better conditions. The rain stopped and the sky cleared, but the wind never picked up again. The race officer Bojan Gale called it a day just before 4 pm. The racing continues tomorrow, the first start is scheduled for 11 am, with skippers’ meeting at 9:30 am.
UFO22 European Championship Race 1:
Fireball Open National Championship Race 1:
Don’t miss it!
Prihajajoči vikend bo v Piranskem zalivu ponovno zelo živahno. Poleg pestrega programa regat v različnih razredih, bo zaliv prizorišče druge izvedbe edinstvene regate – “Vsi jadrat” (Everybody Go Sailing), v smislu preteklega vikenda pa ga lahko prevedemo v – “Barcolana za dinghy-je”. Glede na uspešno premierno izvedbo lansko leto in navdušenje med udeleženci, pričakujemo letos še večjo udeležbo.
“V lanskem letu je na premierni izvedbi regate na skupnem polju jadralo 12 jadralskih razredov, letos morda še kakšen več, kar je enkratna priložnost za druženje generacij. To pomeni skupno jadranje najmlajših z najstarejšimi, klasičnih Dinghy-jev z modernimi “letečimi” veščami (Moth), v drugem planu (morda pa tudi ne) pa je seveda tudi možnost za zmago, ki je odprta vsem, saj so formule za preračun časov zelo natančne in zato odlična motivacija vsem,” so povedali organizatorji, ki vseeno prisegajo predvsem na pristno druženje in dobrodelnost, ki je del vsakega dogodka društva Go Sailing. Vse to bo del jadralsko zelo pisanega vikenda, ki se bo odvijal v Marini Portorož.
Skupen štart vseh jadrnic s pomično kobilico, ki bodo odjadrale polje v obliki starega olimpijskega trikotnika, bo v soboto 17.10. ob 15h.
Rezultati (časi) bodo po metodi “Portsmouth Yardstick Handicap System” dali lestvico po preračunanih časih, ki bo zagotovo drugačna od prihodov v cilj, kar je poseben čar takšnega načina tekmovanja.
Prijavite se tako, da nam izpolnjeno prijavnico pošljete na email@example.com, sicer pa bodo prijave “on site” potekale tudi v regatni pisarni, v restavraciji Laguna v Marini Portorož v petek (16.10.) zvečer in soboto (17.10.) zjutraj.
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Objavljamo liste prijavljenih na oktobrske regate
Entry Lists for October regattas are published
Entry List pubblicato
1. Entry List UFO22 EUROPEANS 2015
2. Entry List FBL NATIONALS 2015
3. Entry List FJ NATIONALS 2015