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14 -19 September 2021 / Thessaloniki, Greece

2021 European Championship

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Cascais once again showed its full potential to welcome the world best sailors.

The duel between the United Kingdom and Spain is raging. With Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey on the British side (1-8-5) and Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barceló on the Spanish side (2-15-2), being first and second respectively overall. The Argentine team of Victoria Travascio and Sol Branz dropped to third position having scored 7-6-12.

The first race of the day on Guia race area was for the British duo led by Dobson and Tidey. The second race of the day was for the Brazilian team of Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze, who climbed to fourth position after a happier day than the first, closing the day 5-1-9. The last race of the day had the American victory for the team composed by Steph Roble and Maggie Shae who today dropped to 10th position after having an early start in the first race of the day and an eighteenth in the second of the day thus making BFD – 18 – 1.

On this second day, the opening race was held at the Guia race area with winds from the northwest quadrant with 15 knots and a rising wind in intensity during that race. Once the wind increased in intensity, the Race Committee for the second and third race moved the race course to Cascais bay in order to provide more moderate conditions for the Olympic sailors. During the second race of the day, the Race Committee had to abandon this race since the wind had faded and would not allow the sailors to finish the race within the time limit.

As with the Tokyo Olympic Games, the third day of the championship will be a rest day, as all scheduled races have been successfully completed. The fleet of 21 teams of the 49erFX Olympic class will return to competition in Cascais Bay next Thursday, June 10th.

In total there are 5 continents represented – North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania – in a total of 19 nationalities will sail in Cascais Bay. The championship takes place in Cascais from the 7th to the 12th of June. 12 races are scheduled plus a Medal Race that will count double points for the final overall.

This championship was supported by Turismo de Portugal, Visit Cascais, Cascais Municipality, Portuguese Sailing Federation, Cascais Marina and Vista Alegre. We also have the institutional support of the non-governmental association Sailors For The Sea – Portugal

Results after 6 races: https://www.cncascais.com/index.php?option=com_rib&view=item&id=1268&catid=2&Itemid=157&lang=pt#results

Dobson and Tidey (GBR) lead off the pin.
Breezy downwind in Cascais for the 49erFX Fleet.
Roble and Shea (USA) setting their spinnaker.

About Thessaloniki

In 316 B.C. at the inlet of Thermaikos Gulf ancient king Kassandros founded a new city, which he named for his wife Thessaloniki, stepsister of Alexander the Great. For centuries, as co-capital of the Byzantine empire and afterwards, Thessaloniki was the crossroads of nations and has attracted many foreign rule thus establishing an international character by sustaining the coexistence of various and diverse civilizations, religions and cultures. Today as we entered the 21st century, Greece’s second largest city has become the headquarters of many organizations and institutions aimed at the reconstruction and development of the Balkans. Innumerable Byzantine monuments and churches, the magnificent findings from the royal tombs in Vergina, the famous national theater, an outstanding cuisine, its intensive night-life and its proximity to the suburbs beaches of Halkidiki, make modern Thessaloniki an even more attractive point for tourism in Greece.

Culture

Due to the city’s rich and diverse history, Thessaloniki houses many museums dealing with many different eras in history. Two of the city’s most famous museums include the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Apart from its recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Thessaloniki is home to a

 number of prominent archaeological sites worth visiting.

Coffee Lovers

Drinking coffee is by far one of the greatest pleasures for the Greeks. Our national drink probably costs more than it should, but lasts longer than anywhere else. The average time devoted to this beloved habit is at least 40 minutes; drinking coffee is kind of a ritual almost for every Greek.

Food and wine

The second largest city of this Mediterranean country, Thessaloniki is a paradise for foodies. While displaying its historical landmarks, the sun-drenched, charming and eastern-flavored Salonika (as the city was previously known as) offers its visitors the opportunity to discover the Greek cuisine with all its original dishes and culinary influences. If you truly wish to discover the secrets of the Macedonian wine, the wineries of Epanomi, Kalohori, Osa and Askos Sohou are the right places to begin with!

Important, historic locations like the “Gerovasileiou” domain will gladly accept you.

Nightlife

Thessaloniki used to be called “the city that never sleeps”, just like NYC. Even though this is not totally true anymore, you can always find another place to go for another beer, in case you really wanna stay out till the morning. The city’s nightlife has been changing a lot, during the last 10 years, but it has always been very versatile. You can do pretty much anything you’d possibly like. From trendy cocktail bars to old-school rock bars and from bar with live music to bouzoukia, you can still find a place to satisfy your needs and desires as a guest.

EVENT PROGRAM

Nautical Club of Thessaloniki welcomes teams as soon as they would like, but please email nautical@ncth.gr to book your space.

  • Saturday11 September 0900 – 1800 Registration
  • Sunday12 September 0900 – 1800 Registration 
  • Monday13 September 0900 – 1100 Registration 
  • 1255 Practice Races
  • 1800 Competitors Briefing
  • 1900 Opening Ceremony
  • Tuesday 14 September TBA Qualifying Series Races
  • Wednesday 15 September TBA Qualifying Series Races
  • Thursday 16 September TBA Qualifying Series Races
  • Friday 17 September TBA Final Series Races
  • Saturday 18 September TBA Final Series Races
  • Sunday 19 September TBA Final Series Races
  •  1900 Closing Ceremony

Notice of Race

Updated May 5, 2021

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Registration for the regatta is via manage2sail. Here is the link to Europeans registration.

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