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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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In a day characterized by huge gusts, out-of-control runs, capsizes and wild wind shifts, Tina Lutz and Susan Beucke took complete control of the 49erFX fleet.  The local favorites won both medal races today by big margins to take their first European Championship, alternating positions with overnight leaders Vicky Jurczok and Anika Lorenz.  “In that breeze, we just try to survive,” said Lorenz.  “It doesn’t matter how strong you are, you just try to do your best.”  Jurczok said she was surprised they had so many capsizes. “I really thought we were going to be ok, but it was too much and we went for some swims,” she said. 

 In contrast, Beucke said she and Lutz were fully prepared to swim. “We agreed that we were going to capsize, so we should try to be near the front so we didn’t lose too many boats,” she said of a day where the pair may have been the only FX not to capsize.  “Somehow, we didn’t flip over at all.”  Lutz added that just weeks ago, similarly strong winds were a major problem, but that they seem to have overcome them, at least for today. “We had a very lucky day, I think!”  All four crews said their medal performance came at a perfect time.  “This takes a lot of pressure off for our Worlds, both from a funding standpoint and for our confidence,” explained Lutz. Along with her crew, she’s the first German European Champion in 49erFX Class history.

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.

In the newly configured foiling Nacra 17, it was a first-time multihull helmsman who took the inaugural European Championships despite the worst score of the day – a 6,6,8 scoreline in the 8-boat medal fleet. “We were maybe a little too conservative out there today, but we wanted to keep it safe and bring the Championship home,” said former 49er skipper Ruggero Tito, a member of Italy’s army.  Tito took the title along with Italian crew and lifelong catamaran sailor Catarina Banti, and the pair seem to have taken advantage of the newness of the fleet, adapting quickly to the light and moderate air to bring a nearly unassailable lead to the final day of racing.  “We only sailed a bit more than a week on the boat, but like everyone else we were learning,” said Tito, who thinks he and Banti did a solid job adapting to the new boat as they learned its new modes.  Tito said it was the foils that convinced him to join the Nacra fleet.  “I loved the 49er but this is an entirely new challenge, and we’re both enjoying it a lot.”

 Fernando ECHEVARRI/Tara PACHECO continued their consistent performance, moving up to second place to take the silver medal home to Spain, while UK Olympian Ben SAXTON with new crew Katie DABSON swept into the Bronze spot after winning the final two races of the event.  “We had a moment in the first race where I’m not sure how we didn’t capsize, but we’re very happy with how we came back in the next two races,” said Saxton.  Dabson said she’s excited to come away with a medal in their first event together. “We’re looking to keep this momentum going as we head towards Worlds in a bit,” she said.

 Despite a strong, controlled performance in the blustery breeze, Denmark’s Lin CENHOLT and Christian Peter LÜBECK fell out of the medal race on the final gybe of the final race.  “Today was some of the most fun sailing ever.  The only thing that I didn’t like was the results!” said CENHOLT.

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.

 All eyes were on the men’s 49er fleet as they sailed out to the course.  Spectators in Kiel and thousands around the world waited with bated breath to find out which heavy air-specialist team would rise to the top in huge breeze. Would it be Fremantle’s David GILMOUR/Joel TURNER or the UK’s Dylan FLETCHER/Stuart BITHELL?  Would their battle allow ultra-consistent performers James PETERS/

Fynn STERRITT to sneak into the gold medal spot?

 As enticing as this battle would have been, it will have to wait for another day: Race Officer David Campbell-James saw the breeze hovering at 25 knots with bigger gusts and called the 49ers off, ending their regatta without any medal racing.  “With a clear increase in the breeze coming, there was no opportunity for safe racing ahead, so unfortunately we had to abandon,” Campbell-James said. 

 Fletcher said he was disappointed in missing out on the chance to put an exclamation on his Championship performance.  “Winning without racing on the last day somehow feels incomplete,” said the first-time European Champion helmsman, and the first British titleholders in more than 11 years.  “We’ll take it, and we’re satisfied with our performance despite a few obstacles, but it would have been nice to get in one race today.”  The team’s extensive training camp in Weymouth, England has helped to give them real comfort in extreme conditions.  “There’s nothing quite like sailing in this much breeze,” he said.

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.

 While Joe Turner wasn’t relishing the idea of being ‘the meat in a British sandwich’, both the Aussie crew and helmsman David Gilmour were clearly disappointed to have missed their chance to fight with Fletcher and the rest for gold.  “We wanted to get back to the lead, but at the same time, those conditions could end your regatta in a hurry,” said Gilmour, who was happy with his result but ready for the rematch in two weeks’ time in Portugal.  “We’ve been building toward this World Championship for a while, and the confidence we earned here gives us a good boost towards that goal,” said Gilmour.

 Fletcher relished the opportunity to show how much he and Bithell loved what others call ‘survival conditions’.  “It’s definitely on out there, but the top teams could probably handle it – we think we could,” he said. The team’s extensive training camp in Weymouth, England has helped to give them real comfort in extreme conditions.  “There’s nothing quite like sailing in this,” he said.

 The fleets split up for their World Championships in just a couple week’s time. In La Grande Motte, France, the Nacra 17 Class will welcome back several top performers from Rio 2016: Gold Medalists Santiago Lange/Cecilia Saroli, American foiling specialist Bora Gulari, four-time Nacra 17 World Champions Billy Besson/Marie Riou and many more for the ultimate test on the waters of the Mediterranean.

 For the 49ers and FX fleets, the next big challenge comes at the Porto (Portugal) Worlds. Best known for the sweet wine that bears its name, sailors know Porto as one of the lumpier venues on the calendar.  “Reliable breeze, big ocean swells, and a wonderful sailing venue are in store for the entire 49er and FX fleets, and we’re excited to see the fleet come back together so soon for the most important regatta on the annual calendar.

 Relive all the action from Kiel via our social media channels. 

 Youtube has the best quality replays of our livestreamed racing coverage, with drone footage, commentary, on-board video, and graphical data from SAP Sailing Analytics.  Find the playlist for all three days of coverage here

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 our upcoming races.  You can find more centralized information for interviews, photos, results, articles and other regatta documentation on the class websites here: Nacra 1749er and FX

 

Full photo galleries here:

 FINAL RESULTS (Top 3 In 49er):

1.    GBR Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell

2.    AUS David Gilmour and Joel Turner

3.    GBR James Peters and Fynn Sterritt

 FINAL RESULTS (Top 3 In 49erFX):

1.    GER Tina Lutz and Susan Beuke

2.    GBR Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey

3.    GER Vicky Jurczok and Anika Loren

FINAL RESULTS (Top 3 In Nacra 17):

1.    ITA Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti

2.    ESP Fernando Echavarri and Tara Pacheco

3.    GBR Ben Saxton and Katie Dabson

 

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.

 

 

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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