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30 July - 4 August / Kiel, Germany

2017 Europeans


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Event Overview

To find the Nacra 17 European Championship results, check their website.

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Yorkshire, UK – 21st August 2017 – Kingfisher Yacht Ropes, the marine specific arm of innovative rope products distributer, the DSM Group, has entered into a partnership agreement with the International 49er Class and International Nacra 17 Class Associations.

DSM, a family run business, was established in 1982 and manages a global distribution of products such as dinghy / yacht ropes, load straps, twines and slings from its four UK-based factories. Kingfisher Yacht Ropes was set up in 2002 and is now one of the most recognizable names for rope in the UK leisure marine market. With an ambitious plan for expansion in international distribution outlets for its products, Kingfisher Yacht Ropes has identified the activities of Olympic Classes such as the 49er, 4erFX, and Nacra 17 as providing the perfect platform for this growth.

Kingfisher Yacht Ropes will be appointed by the classes as a Technical Partner, supporting the 49er Class and Nacra 17 Class Associations, by not only providing equipment for the unique on-water ‘Theatre Style’ racing lane ropes at key Class events such as the World Championships, but also by providing sailors and their teams with discounted access to their entire range of sailing specific ropes and accessories through key retail partners. The offering of discounts available via the partnership includes access to ropes produced by Italian performance rope manufacturers Gottifredi Maffioli, for whom Kingfisher is a distributor.

Kingfisher Yacht Ropes managing partner Nigel Saddington said of the partnership: “Kingfisher are proud to partner with the International 49er and Nacra 17 Class Associations. We aim to give technical support on rope products to the Association as well as the sailors and teams they represent. It is the next step up for us as a company from what we have been so far engaged in with our ‘Team Kingfisher’ sponsored athletes. In the past, we have tried to select mainly junior sailors who really needed additional help to support their sailing through subsidising the cost of ropes and providing them with a high-end product that, without this support would otherwise be out of reach. We will continue with this existing support for youth sailors but are also now looking towards working with World Class high-performance sailors such as those that are campaigning in the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra 17 Classes. With this partnership now in place, we look forward to helping support these athletes towards their goals of Olympic success. ”

Commenting on the partnership with Kingfisher Yacht Ropes, 49er and Nacra 17 Class President, Marcus Spillane said: “I am delighted to have come to an agreement with Kingfisher Yacht Ropes, a company that shares our core value of supporting our sailors and is willing, not only to work with us to further develop the events that the classes deliver, but also provide tangible benefits for all our international sailors and teams. I look forward to working with the team at Kingfisher to achieve these aims and am excited by what we can develop together.”


kingfisher ropes partners with 49er and nacra


For further information on the range of products available from Kingfisher Yacht Ropes: http://www.yachtropes.co.uk/olympic-classes

For information on the International 49er Class Association: http://www.49er.org

For information on the International Nacra 17 Class Association: http://www.nacra17.org/


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– @nacra17class: https://twitter.com/nacra17class

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More about Kingfisher Yacht Ropes:



  1. Delivery services

Kingfisher Yacht Ropes offers full worldwide delivery on our products from any of our four factories.

  1. Custom made products

We are able to offer custom made products to suit our customer’s specific requirements, including spliced rope solutions and a range of colour options.

  1. Advice

With our vast experience, we can offer skilled advice on our products helping our customers purchase the correct products for the Job.


Kingfisher Yacht Ropes Product Range:

  • Cruising Ropes (Braid on Braid Polyester, Kingbraid, matt polyester, dyneema cruise)
  • Rigging Ropes (Racing dyneema 78, 78 pro sheet, racing vectran, racing braid, rig 12, rig 12 plus)
  • Evolution Dinghy Range (Evo Race 78, dsk99 Race, Silverstar, Compact Braid 78, Novabraid, Evo Performance, Evo Breeze, Evo Splice, Evo 8 plait pre-stretched polyester, Evo 3 strand pre-stretched polyester, Evo Kevlar, Swiftcord, Superswift, Swiftone, Evo Lite Race, Evo Sheet, Evo Buzzline)
  • Mooring and Anchoring (3 Strand Polyester, 3 Strand Nylon, 3 Strand Hempex, 3 Strand multi-filament Polyprop, Dockline, 8 Strand Nylon, 3 Strand Staple Polyprop)
  • General Purpose (Floatline, Shockcord, 8 Plait Standard Polyester)
  • Watersports (Surfline, Evolution Fly99, Evolution Fly78)
  • Sailmakers (Zero At, 3 Strand pre-shrunk Polyester, Polyester Luffline, Polyester Leechline, Dyneema Leechline, Vectran Leechline)
  • Superyacht Ropes (Kingfisher is a distributor for Gleistein Ropes, the foremost manufacturer of Superywacht ropes)
  • Spliced Ropes, Splicing Equipment
  • Gottifredi Maffioli Rope (Kingfisher are distributers of Gottifredi Maffioli ropes)
  • Loop Products (Rope shackles, Sail hanks, connectors, thimbles, rings, woggles, padeyes, mast padeyes, brushes, rope based blocks and rope organisers).


Day 5 Live Broadcast

Second Day of Gold Fleet

Final Day Races

Theatre Style Medal Races

Day 4 Replay

First day of Gold Fleet

49er Finals Participants

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Schedule for Final Day Update

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Inspection Process for Final Day

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Fleet Splits for Day 4 - 49erFX

Gold, Silver, Bronze

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Fleet Splits Day 4 - 49er

Gold, Silver, Bronze

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Notice 14

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Notification 10

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Notification 9

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Notice 8

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Notice 7

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Notice 6

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Notice 5

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Notice 4

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Change to Sailing Instructions 1

July 28

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Approved Repairs and Replacement

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Sailing Instructions

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Amendment 1 Nacra 17 NoR

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49er and 49erFX Notice of Race

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Nacra 17 Notice of Race

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Please register and pay here – and ensure both skipper and crew are class members

our request will be checked against the membership list and approved if you are a member of the class.  This will only need to be done once per year.  If you are not yet a member of the class, please sign up so that you can register for the regattas here.

Regatta Organisation

Organising Director

  • Dirk Ramhorst

Race Secretary

  • Felix Weidling


Race Committee

Principal Race Officer

  • Nathalie Peberel (FRA, PRO)


Racing Area Hotel, 49erFX:

  • Race Officer: Nathalie Peberel (FRA, PRO)
  • Local Race Officer: Stephan Giesen (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Wolfgang Jentsch (GER)

Racing Area India, 49er:

  • Race Officer: David Campbell-James (GBR)
  • Local Race Officer: Klaus Lahme (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Claudia Langenhan (GER)

Racing Area Juliett, 49er:

  • Race Officer: Luky Serrano (ESP)
  • Local Race Officer: Robert Niemczewski (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Clemens Fackeldey (GER)

Racing Area Echo, Nacra17:

  • Race Officer: John Craig (USA)
  • Local Race Officer: Stephan Uden (GER)
  • Deputy Race Officer: Andreas Knospe (GER)


Equipment Inspection Schedule

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Inspection Form

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Weather Forecast Day 4

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Weather Forecast Day 3

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Weather Forecast Day 2

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Weather Forecast Day 1

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Harbour Plan

Download the harbour plan for the Euros with all important information where your boats and trailers can stay during the event.  

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Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Center hosted the 1972 Olympic Sailing Games. The facilities ashore are perfect for events of this dimension. Alongside sufficient space ashore, an 800 sqm sports hall for measurement and 800 berths. The Race Village will be located in the direct vicinity of the berth. In addition to a sail repair and marine shop in the harbor area, there is a boat repair at the Shipyard of Kiel Yacht Club 1.5 km north of the marina. Car and trailer parking, as well as camping facilities, are available in the harbor area close to the Race Village.


Sightseeing, shopping or just having a good summer time at the beach:
Check out the KIEL.SAILING CITY online GUIDE


The Kiel bay is known as one of the most versatile areas for sailing races in Germany. No influence of shoreline.The Kieler Yacht-Club can reflect upon a 125-year history and has always been involved in the organization of well-known sailing events.Besides the Kieler Woche, we were also able to host 2 Olympic sailing events and numerous World-, European- and Continental Championships.


Exclusive racing area:

  • flexibility in position according to conditions
  • no influence of shoreline
  • almost no current and no tide

Wind conditions:

NE 6%, E 14.9%, SE 11,6%, S 11.6%, SW 26.1%, W 15.2%, NW 9.8%, N 4.7%.

Wind force:

less than 1 knot 1.8%, 1-5.4 knots 9.8%, 5.4-10.8 knots 31.9%, 10.8-16.2 knots 29.7%, 16.2-21.6 knots 16.7%, 21.6-27 knots 9.1%, 27 knots and more 1.1%.

In average, August in Kiel offers medium wind speeds from a westerly direction and about 20 degrees Celsius with sunshine (6-8 hours per day in average).
(Source: Meeno Schrader, WetterWelt GmbH; Wetterkontor)





We are happy to help out with information. To avoid long distances between your housing and the event area please consider that the race office, boat park and camping site will be at the Schilksee Olympic Center, 24159 Kiel-Schilksee, Germany.

Camp Site during Kieler Woche 

Accommodation Contacts:

Tourist-Information Kiel
Andreas-Gayk-Str. 31, 24103 Kiel,
Phone.: +49 431 679 100, Fax: +49 431 67 910 99,
E-Mail: info@kiel-sailing-city.de, Web: www.kiel-sailing-city.de

Tourist-Information Strande
Strandstrasse 12, 24229 Strande,
Phone: +49 43 49 2 90, Fax: +49 43 49 90 99 74,
E-Mail: info@strande.de, Web: www.strande.de

Schwedeneck Touristik
Zum Kurstrand, 24229 Schwedeneck,
Phone.: (0 43 08) 3 31, Fax: (0 43 08) 12 60,
E-Mail: info@schwedeneck.de, Web: www.schwedeneck.de

A camping site for tents and caravans is available north of the Kiel-Schilksee Olympic Sailing Center.
A reservation in advance is neither possible or necessary!

Contact: Witt-Wohnmobile, Mr K. Witt E-mail: witt.wohnmobile@web.de

Small houses, new and modern,  for rent at the Camping Site Grönwohld (10min drive from Kiel-Schilksee). Max. 6 Persons.
They offer a special Sailor price. Please ask for it!
95€ per night.  info@groenwohld-camping.de


Weather Forecast Day 4

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Schedule of Racing

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