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Equipment Inspection at the 2017 World Championships at Sopot will be done on a post race basis. (Please refer Equipment Regulations posted on Worlds website with particular reference to “Day Zero” and its implications)
The Technical Committee has updated the rule rewrite, based on some of the questions and comments received since first published. There are a few minor changes, and a few with a little bigger impact. Here's a list of the changed rules:
Our current rules does not limit the usage of compasses, GPS or other devices, so therefore the rewrite also shouldn’t do it.
They sailed from far and wide to compete in the Danish Nationals, as Peter Boldsen reports;
This year's Open Danish A-Cat Nationals where held last weekend in the fashionable Rungsted. At the same time, there was a nationwide event “Crazy about Water”, which attracted some extra people to the harbor.
As it was an Open Nationals, it was also with the participation of our friendly neighbors from Sweden and Germany.
At the weekend 10-11th of June, the A-class regatta was held in Sopot, at the venue of A-class Worlds 2017. - Jacek Noetzel reports.
Competitors from Czech Republic, New Zealand and Poland participated in the regatta. Each race was won by a different competitor, so the races were very interesting and had a lot of leader changes.
Young gun Polish Jakub Surowiec wins the fifth edition A Cat European Spring Championship at Circolo Vela Arco. Report by Pier Faccin.
The fifth Cat A European Spring Championship finished last Sunday after three days of racing. The event was organized by the Circolo Vela Arco on the well renowned Garda Lake. It has been a big success with 48 athletes on the starting line with a large and highly qualified foreign representation from Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Holland, France, Denmark and Austria. Worthy of notice was the presence of a crew from Argentina.
At the 2016 Worlds, a boat turned up at Medemblik with a distinctly different look at its back end. It was the Scheurer G7 of Sandro Cavizel, the Swiss Champion. It had an empennage extending the tramp from the rear beam to the hull ends. This was designed to smooth the airflow from underneath the tramp and remove any drag vortices caused when the airflow drops off the beam and meets the air falling off the hull ends. It was sailed all last season, proving an efficient platform.