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Flight Assignments 49er class for July 11, 2014.Open file
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All teams must fill this form in prior to arriving at inspection.Open file
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Posted July 2, 2014 at 21:59.Open file
The Hernesaari WiFi Network is now open.
Posted July 5, 2014.Open file
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I hope your training for the Europeans advances well. We have tried to give you variable weather and winds to give you an impression of how conditions may be in Helsinki.
We are lucky to have a large boat & car & trailer park but it would be better if we agreed on how to use that space.
My strong recommendation is – as presented graphically on the attached document Boat park:
1. All boats are parked stern to the fence.
2. Big road trailers and cars are parked further south, towards the tip of Hernesaari.
3. Tool boxes and box trailers would be parked closer to the buildings, leaving a safety passage of 6 m as required by the authorities.
I hope we can agree on this.
On another issue: We operate in rented facilities. The tools and other equipment in the hall is our landlord’s property. For this reason we cannot lend you any tools and you cannot just borrow things off the shelves.
Thanks for your understanding,
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Schedule of Events *subject to changes
Day 0 – Monday July 7, 15:00 – Practice Race Day 1 -Tuesday July 8, 11:00 – 49er qualification followed by 49erFX qualification
Day 2 – Wednesday July 9, 11:00 49erFX qualification follow by 49er qualification
Day 3 – Thursday July 10, 11:00 49er qualification followed by 49erFX qualification
Day 4 – Friday July 11, 11:00 49erFX Semi Final followed by 49er Semi Final
Day 5 – Saturday July 12 11:00 49er Semi Final followed by 49erFX Semi Final
Day 6 – Sunday July 13 10:00 C Final, 11:00 B Final, 12:00 A Final
The Race Harbour Hernesaari
Adress to the Venue:
The venue opens 5th July.
Shipping goods to Finland for the 49er & FX Europeans
You may want to ship goods to Finland for use in the Europeans event. As the championship venue will open only 5th July, our recommendation is that you ship to the Nyländska Jaktklubben Sailing Center:
How to Get Here?
There are ferries from Germany, Sweden and Estonia. For ideas please check here.
Practical information about Helsinki and the Event – check here
The map below shows the course areas and the routes to take to get to the Course area C. To the W-NW of the W mark on Course area C there is a rock that may be risky for a 49er. We will mark it with buoys before racing start.
Note that to get to Course area C boats have to cross a fairway used by Tallinn ferries and other large ships. Care must be taken when crossing it and the organisers will supervise that area when needed.
When sailing to the area, you need to sail round the red mark buoy at the northern tip of Melkki island. The shallow area to the North of that mark extends to the NW of the mark as can be seen on a chart. You are also advised not to sail too close to the Lauttasaari island.
The courses will be laid so as to ensure that there is enough navigable water on all sides of the leeward marks and the starting line. It is useful, however, to study the area on the chart.
NJK – The Organizing Club
NJK – Nyländska Jaktklubben
Event Project Manager: Patrick Andersson
Phone: +358 40 5404862
Officials Organizer: Lars Nyqvist