Dutch Nats 2014 @Hellecat: Mischa Heemskerk Champ

All Images Danny Broersen - | Mischa Heemskerk won 8 races out of 9 to grab the 2014 Dutch Nats. Chris Field had some issues no his dagger and couldn´t complete the final races. 2nd place for Sjoerd Hoekstra both with DNA. 3rd for Erwin Kersten with an Vision upgraded with foils & Rudders from Exploder, as reported by Michel, who also sent us two good short videos of the regatta. See below.

German Nats 2014: Thilo Keller 1st

All images Johannes Obermeier. || Excellent result for Thilo Keller sailing his own built design, the Arrow MKII. 40 Boats were present at Yacht Club Berliner and the fleet completed 12 races with two discards.
Pontus Johnsson ended second ahead of Mischa Heemskerk and the Polish youth with another excellent event finishing 4th & 6th for Tymek Bendik and Marcin Badzio.

We will contact Thilo later to have more background on the event weather conditions and the setup on his Arrow.

German Nats 2014, Day 3: Thilo Keller leads after 7 races

All images Matthias Grothues-Spork , via Catarina Jentzsch who is responsible & producer for one of the best, if not the #1 cat sailing clip I've seen. Catarina is again in charge of the media coverage for the German Nats.

Local Thilo Keller is leading after 7 races. Thilo dominated almost every event he participated last year, but he was not present at Bordeaux. Now in shape again with his own built design, the Arrow MKII he is leading the 40 A fleet at Yacht Club Berliner.

Measurers Guidelines Updates for August 2014

By Graeme Harbour -
"The Technical Committee has updated the measurers guidelines to assist measurers in their roles following feedback it received from the recent Worlds in New Zealand & Europeans in France.

Updated guidelines clarify boat length & width, the mandatory requirement of “black bands” on masts and the position of daggerboards after exiting bottom of hull. “

You can check updated guidelines at the Rules Section:

Austrian Nats @Lake Aachen for Rainer Bohrer

Report & Results sent by Rainer Bohrer. "The Austrian Nat Champs 2014 were held at lake Aachen,Austria. 8 exiting races with a 22 boat fleet, sailing within the complete wind range.
Lake Aachen is called the little lake Garda cause of the thermal winds from the North and South. Three tactical races were held in light stuff, ahother three in the mid range winds and two at the edge of the spectrum.
Overall the floating boats proved to be competitive in those different conditions."

2014 Nordic Championships @Borstahausen, Sweden: Thomas Paasch 1st

Report & pics sent by Thomas Paasch -
"The Nordic Championships where held in Borstahusen/Sweden in the first weekend of August. 15 boats from Denmark and Sweden made the fleet, including Italian sailor Alberto Farnesi, who has joined the Swedish association and entered as SWE 59.

Some sailors went for a training session the day before and lots of seaweed were seen in the race area, but luckily most of it was blown away overnight, making the area sailable for Saturday.