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30 July - 4 August / Kiel, Germany

2017 Europeans

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

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

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High pressure over the North Sea meant entirely new challenges for the 49erFX, 49er, and Nacra 17 fleets as the European Championship entered its third day today.  A short postponement to let the wind fill in gave way to a full day of racing, with the 49erFX and Nacra 17’s getting three races in while the 49ers finished their Qualifying series with two light air contests.

The 49erFXs saw huge changes in position in the light wind, with the Netherlands’ Annemiek BEKKERING and Cecile JANMAAT surging ahead of overnight leaders Jena HANSEN and Katja IVERSEN (DEN) by a full 7 points.  Local favorites Tina LUTZ and Susann BEUCKE won the day with a 1,1,2 scoreline, leveraging their local knowledge of strong currents and the tricky breeze to vault ahead to 3rd place.

From 27th of July to 4th of August the Kieler Yacht-Club e.V. host the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra17 Mix European Championships. Around 400 sailors from 39 nations will meet in Kiel on their path towards Tokyo 2020. This time, the Nacra17 can for the first time show their ability “to fly” with the new foils in a regatta.

With the top 20 in the 49er and 49erFX fleets advancing to the Gold Fleet after today’s action, one mistake could change the entire face of their regatta – as US Sailing Team representatives Steph ROBLE and Maggie SHEA found out after getting caught on the top mark in the first race of the day – for over a minute. “We knew about the current but got stacked up on the anchor line anyway,” said Shea, disappointed more in the team’s next result than the tough rounding.  “We bounced right back after that one, with a great start and maybe a 5th at the finish – until we saw our names on the UFD board and we knew our Gold Fleet hopes were over,” said Shea.  Roble added that despite their disappointment, there is plenty to accomplish in the final half of the Championship.  “As a new team, we need to use every opportunity we have to get better, and with such a deep fleet, there is plenty of great competition well into the silver fleet,” said the former US Yachtswoman of the Year.  Watch the full interview with Roble and Shea here.

Unlike Shea and Roble, Singapore’s Griselda KHNG and Olivia “Livy” CHEN turned it two strong races today – a 4 and a 1 – but a UFD penalty ended their Gold hopes as well.  “We’re only together a short time, this is Livy’s first regatta in the FX and she just started sailing last year, so we’re really happy with our performance so far,” said Khng.  “We’re bummed we missed the gold fleet, but you never learn if you never make mistakes.”

Having held the lead since Day 1, the UK’s Dylan FLETCHER-SCOTT and Stuart BITHELL continued to hold on to a slim lead over fellow GBR squadmates James PETERS and Fynn STERRITT and surging Western Australians David GILMOUR and Joel TURNER, who sit tied after 9 races. Hailing from one of sailing’s windiest venues in Fremantle, Gilmour said he was surprised at their performance in the light air.  “We’re confident in our boatspeed in the breeze but we were having issues during training in the light air, so we’re definitely pleased to have somehow solved the problem today,” said Gilmour.  The Aussie duo have the distinction of being the only boat in the 95-boat 49er field to have scored only single-digit finishes at this point in the regatta.  Gilmour had no real answer when questioned about this exceptional consistency. “It’s better to be lucky than good!” he said.  You can watch Gilmour and Turner talk about their campaign during the replay of Day 3’s Adidas Morning Show here.

From 27th of July to 4th of August the Kieler Yacht-Club e.V. host the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra17 Mix European Championships. Around 400 sailors from 39 nations will meet in Kiel on their path towards Tokyo 2020. This time, the Nacra17 can for the first time show their ability “to fly” with the new foils in a regatta.

From 27th of July to 4th of August the Kieler Yacht-Club e.V. host the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra17 Mix European Championships. Around 400 sailors from 39 nations will meet in Kiel on their path towards Tokyo 2020. This time, the Nacra17 can for the first time show their ability “to fly” with the new foils in a regatta.

Perennial standout Diego BOTIN and Iago LOPEZ (ESP) struggled through the qualifying rounds of the regatta after picking up a dreaded UFD disqualification in the first race of the European Championship. “With so few points separating dozens of places, picking up that result so early meant a very conservative plan and an incredibly stressful few days,” said Botin.  Conservative starts mean lots of deep first beats and mid-pack mark roundings, something Botin said they had to work hard to overcome.  “The key always seems to be speed and simplicity, but sailing simple can be incredibly complicated,” he said mysteriously.

Legendary Brazilian sailor Robert SCHEIDT sits well outside of the Gold Fleet along with young crew Gabriel Borges. The five-time Olympic Medalist sits in 43rd place having sailed a 49er for the first time a few months ago.  “I love sailing, and I love a challenge, so the 49er was a perfect boat for me,” said Scheidt, who said his age (44) makes things a bit tougher than when he first visited Kiel more than 20 years ago. ”You’re only as old as you think you are, and if you sail with and against young guys, push yourself hard, and have a goal and a challenge to keep yourself motivated, that’s the key to getting better and having fun,” he said.  No one who knows Scheidt’s history will count him out…

While the skiff fleets move into gold/silver/bronze format tomorrow, the smaller Nacra 17 fleet continues with the more standard regatta format after another 3-race day.  The light conditions meant the entire fleet could deploy a secret weapon that no team wanted to reveal too soon: Upwind spinnaker sailing.  “

On the second day of their first-ever regatta, the new foiling Nacra 17 fleet found an entirely new way to power their boats upwind – by using the spinnaker.  “We’d all tested the kites upwind in the light air, and most of us expected it to pay, but until a few seconds before the start it was business as usual,” said Australian Sailing Team coach Darren Bundock, helming for injured silver medalist Jason Waterhouse.  “Bundy” said the entire fleet was waiting for something to happen when New Zealand helm Gemma Jones popped her kite right on the start line. “Ten seconds later the entire fleet had their kites up, and there was no doubt it was the way to go,” said Bundock.  Watch the full interview with Bundock here.

From 27th of July to 4th of August the Kieler Yacht-Club e.V. host the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra17 Mix European Championships. Around 400 sailors from 39 nations will meet in Kiel on their path towards Tokyo 2020. This time, the Nacra17 can for the first time show their ability “to fly” with the new foils in a regatta.

From 27th of July to 4th of August the Kieler Yacht-Club e.V. host the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra17 Mix European Championships. Around 400 sailors from 39 nations will meet in Kiel on their path towards Tokyo 2020. This time, the Nacra17 can for the first time show their ability “to fly” with the new foils in a regatta.

From 27th of July to 4th of August the Kieler Yacht-Club e.V. host the 49er, 49er FX and Nacra17 Mix European Championships. Around 400 sailors from 39 nations will meet in Kiel on their path towards Tokyo 2020. This time, the Nacra17 can for the first time show their ability “to fly” with the new foils in a regatta.

John GIMSON and Anna BURNET (GBR) and Ruggero TITA and Catarina BANTI jumped into the top two spots, knocking overnight leaders Fernando Echavarri and Tara PACHECO back to third place. 

Live coverage of the Gold Fleet racing begins tomorrow at 1100 CET, with aerial and on-water video with professional commentary from sailing journalist Alan Block and former Olympic 49er sailors Ben Remocker and Marcus Baur, live tracking and graphics, and special guests.  Tune in to Facebook or youtube Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 for all the action, and find live notifications via our alerts if you sign up.

Please be sure to LIKE the Nacra17/49er/FX Facebook Pages (49er SailingNacra 17 Sailing) for the best way to be notified of new photos, videos, and live streams from the European Championship.  You can find more centralized information for interviews, photos, results, articles and other regatta documentation on the class websites (Nacra 1749er and FX)

LIVE VIDEO COVERAGE SCHEDULE:

-August 2 and 3 will see us covering gold fleet racing, with 20 boats for the 49er and 49erFX, and 24 boats for the Foiling Nacra 17.
– August 4 will see us covering the finals. Each fleet will have 3 ‘theatre style’ races to determine the European Champions.
– Our live broadcast will have a drone camera, sideline camera, on board cameras, and a virtual environment. Combined with the best fleet racing our aim is to engage you with some spectacular, world-class sailing!

– Get to know the personalities behind the circuit and all the background to these Classes.
– Hosted by sailing journalist and online personality Alan Block, we’ll cover the future stars, the seasoned vets, and give you a preview of what’s ahead for the day.
– Live on facebook @49ersailing @nacra17sailing from 11am CET

– On days 4,5, and 6, follow along with the gold fleets via sapsailing.com. There will be live tracking, race replay, and SAP sailing analytics for all gold fleet and finals races.

– Spanish photographic house Sailing Energy will provide daily photo albums best viewed through the event websites or Class facebook pages.

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
– @49ersailing
– @nacra17sailing

Day 0 – Practice race and Opening Ceremony – July 29
Day 1 – Qualification for 49er and 49erFX, extra practice race for Nacra 17 – July 30
Days 2-3 – Qualification for 49er and 49erFX, Fleet Racing for Full Foiling and C-Board Nacra 17 – July 31-Aug 1
Day 4-5 – Gold Fleet for 49er and 49erFX, Fleet Racing for Full Foiling and C-Board Nacra 17 – Aug 2-3
Day 6 – Theatre Final for Foiling Nacra 17, 49er,and 49erFX – Aug 4

 

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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Notification 9

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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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Registration

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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Location

 

KIEL-SCHILKSEE HARBOR

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.

WHAT TO DO IN KIEL AND IN THE SURROUNDINGS DURING THE EUROPEANS?

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

KIEL BAY

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.

RACING AREA AND CONDITIONS

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)


 

Accommodation

 

PLEASE TAKE AN ACCOMMODATION RESERVATION BY YOURSELF

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

CAMPING SITE
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

CAMPING SITE GRÖHNWOHLD
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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