Weather Forecast for Day 4 – First Day of Gold Fleet

High cloud with bright skies great us in Kiel this morning, as well as a calm bay. The forecast for the day is for 7-9 knots and steady most of the day, driven by a gradient in pressure between a small high over mainland Europe and a small low over Sweden. There is a 30% […]

Weather Forecast Day 3

Very light today, with a risk of no racing. A weak high sits over top of Kiel with a weak low moving up from the South. Further complicating things is a high likelihood of lighting and thunder with 30 knot blasts around 17:00 hours. For a detailed report, check the daily full forecast: Weather_01082017_engl_EURO  

Flying, Crashing, and On Day 2 of European Championship

Another sunny, bright, breezy day welcomed the combined Olympic fleets of Nacra 17, 49er, and 49erFX race boats today as the 2017 European Championship continued in Germany’s North Sea port of Kiel.  The 49er and 49erFX entered their second day of competition while all eyes were on the brand new foiling Nacra 17 catamaran sailors […]

Weather Forecast Day 2

Bright skies and mixed clouds great the sailors on the morning of Day 2. First up are 49erFX, and Nacra 17 C-Board. The air is stable this morning at 10 knots or so. I could build to up to 15 knots by one in the afternoon and then will be diminished by the sea breeze […]

Blasting In The Sun On Day One Of European Championship

Strong but shifty winds of 10-25 knots across the Kieler Bucht provided a perfect start to the Olympic 49er and 49erFX European Championship today.  Four Qualifying races in the men’s 49er fleet saw Team GBR’s Dylan FLETCHER-SCOTT and Stuart BITHELL edge out the field by a point, while just ten points separate the top 17 […]