With the World in Covid Crisis, sailing has, understandibly, taken a back seat. All National Associations see their calendars massively distrupted and most events, both local and nationally being cancelled. This unfortunatly includes our own 'A' Class World in the USA and European Championships in Spain. However, the Dutch Association, in co-operation with the Hellecat Club, are cautiously planning ahead for the combined BEL/GBR/GER/NED National Championships event, the inaugural 4 Nations Cup event in early September on their brand new beach. Hopefully, the Dutch, German, Belgian and other European sailors will be able to travel after their lockdown is lifted. This is the only major European international event to be held this year, and as such, could look like turning into a sort of Mini-Europeans, The GBR sailors are also desparately hoping to be able to attend, However, the British Govenment are actually planning to impose a 14-day Quaranteen self-isolation period for all travellers coming into the UK from June 1st, with a legal review every 3 weeks. We all hope this is lifted before the middle of August. If you are interested, you can register here.
So, the event Big Boss, Sergio Zonligt, has revealed the first plans for this event.
Hello everybody! As we see the things developing at the moment the event might still go on without any problem. Only thing is that we might have to comply with the 1.5m regulation and this might bring limits to our social program, but we will see how things will be in September.
From the google form I have now the interest of 66 sailors, so we can have have an estimate of between 60 to 80 boats.
For the logistics:
- boats can arrive from the weekend before the event (29 - 30 August) and stay at the club without extra charges till the weekend after ( 12 - 13 September), on these weekends the transport to the beach with the tractor will be guaranteed
- Transport to the beach is also guaranteed Thursday 3 September from 5-6 pm
- A list of the possible accommodation will be provided in the NOR
there will be one race course with different starting groups
For the Social program:
- Friday 4 September pre-dinner/Apero ( in collaboration with the Belgian Class)
- Breakfast for the 5th September
- Saturday 5 September 1 dinner ( maybe with live band)
- Breakfast for 6th September
For the prizes:
The club will provide the prizes for the overall rankings, not the countries rankings.
Please send me a separate email if you want Hellecat also to provide for the countries rankings prizes , these cost are to be covered by the respectively national class association (one full podium cost around 100 euros).
NOR and SI:
These are almost done ad will be published in due time.
I would like to know if the any of the A-cat national class is willing to support the event bringing in sponsors or if you can/want to subsidise the event, this is just to improve the event and lower the fees, I think the entry fee will be around 90/100 euros.
There is the possibility to make quite a big banner with the supporting sponsors to be hang up at the club.
This is the status at the moment, please let me know if you have any other remarks and comments.