27 Jul, 2015 All NewsThe German 18 Foot Skiff League and the SVR-E is organising another Skiff Race. Two weeks before the Campione event we have another great skiff race…
20 Jul, 2015 All NewsGreat beach party and tough racing in Travemünde. In windy and gusty conditions we had great and close racing. See all details on the tracking site.…
03 Jun, 2015 All NewsThe final day of the Mark Foy was held on an incredibly hot day, with most teams taking in the last of the warm conditions. Delonghi made the bold…
02 Jun, 2015 All NewsGains and Losses: Lake Garda is a great test for every boat! If you and your gear stand one week of sailing here you can go where ever you want,…
01 Jun, 2015 All News"nightly build . . . " Summary of day 3: - one snapped genaker - two broken poles - three strings, as usual - four races in phantastic sailing…
31 May, 2015 All NewsThe second day was much lighter with only one race being held in dying breeze. Many place changes happened up the beat with spots of pressure…
30 May, 2015 All NewsThe first day of the Mark Foy Championships have taken place in Torbole, Lake Garda. 15 teams travelled from all over the world with sailors coming…
29 May, 2015 All NewsPractice Day
26 May, 2015 All NewsPerfect last minute race training prior to the Garda Worlds. 5 teams were met with a good forecast for a last minute event hosted by Stone Sailing…
04 May, 2015 All NewsDie Winterpause ist beendet! Am ersten Mai Wochenende kamen in Diessen acht 18 Footer aus ganz Europa zusammen, um drei Tage lang beim "Christian…
Skiff Race Tegernsee / Bavaria
The German 18 Foot Skiff League and the SVR-E is organising another Skiff Race.
Two weeks before the Campione event we have another great skiff race at Tegernsee, a picturesque lake in southern Germany in the alps.
It´s on the way to campione and you may leave your trailer / car there - take the plane out of munich and return for campione.....
Date : Semptember 5./6. Segelverein Rottach Egern
Great beach party and tough racing in Travemünde. In windy and gusty conditions we had great and close racing. See all details on the tracking site.
Original Chia (3-1-2-3) won over EuroLink (DNC-2-1-1) and Chameleon i ( Graham Bridle / UK 2-4-3-2) - No discard up to five races.
Find all results here.
Mark Foy Sailing Report - Day 5
The final day of the Mark Foy was held on an incredibly hot day, with most teams taking in the last of the warm conditions.
Delonghi made the bold decision to launch on their big rig, being the only boat to do so. After some congestion getting off the beach, little prep was allowed before the first race was started. As the breeze built, the bigger rig of Delonghi started to slow upwind compared the efficient smaller rigs on the rest of the fleet.
However, with a huge sail area downwind, they were able to sail a much deeper course. Pica and Black Dog both had to retire in the first race due to kit failure, setting Delonghi up for a possible jump into second place. Howie Hamlin managed to seal his 7th bullet of the week giving Harken the championship.
The final race saw the rest of the podium decided, with the podium boats only being tied by a few points. Delonghi stuck to the lighter side of the course providing lifts and relief from the building breeze. Even with the monstrous power downwind, Delonghi couldn't pass Black Dog who finished 3rd to seal an overall second place in the regatta. Pica couldn't keep in front of Delonghi and surrendered their podium place to leave Delonghi finishing in 3rd place overall.
The fleet will return to Torbole next year for their European championships with many teams eager to come back and make the most of the guaranteed sun and wind that Lake Garda has to offer.
Mark Foy Sailing Report - Day 4
Gains and Losses:
Lake Garda is a great test for every boat! If you and your gear stand one week of sailing here you can go where ever you want, without having damage or breakage in mind. Today, another Spinnaker and a boom exploded. Another punctual breeze picked up at 12 o'clock and the fleet began to launch their boats for another guaranteed day of champagne sailing!
Pica fell back to third and team Black Dog jumped to second. Howie Hamlin with Scott Babbage and Peter Harris seem to be unbeatable. Only Stewart Mears (GBR 92), Jarrod Simpson (GBR 47), Lee Knapton (AUS, Mojo Wines) and Grant Rollerson (AUS, Delonghi) with their Crews have beaten him this week.
Soon it is time to say "Good Bye" to Torbole ...only one more day sailing left!
Please find the results of day 4 in the todays pictures:
Mark Foy Sailing Report - Day 3
"nightly build . . . "
Summary of day 3:
- one snapped genaker
- two broken poles
- three strings, as usual
- four races in phantastic sailing conditions
2 more days sailing left
Mark Foy Sailing Report - Day 2
The second day was much lighter with only one race being held in dying breeze. Many place changes happened up the beat with spots of pressure appearing and disappearing. The fleet was very mixed up with some new boats taking their turn on the front. Pica sailed through to a victory after a close upwind battle with Howie Hamlin.
3 more days are left of the world championships, with many boats in with a chance of being on the podium.
Mark Foy Sailing Report - Day 1
The first day of the Mark Foy Championships have taken place in Torbole, Lake Garda. 15 teams travelled from all over the world with sailors coming from the UK, Australia, America, Germany, Hungary and Denmark.
On the first day, the fleet launched into a building breeze up to 23 knots for all 3 races. Howie Hamlin of the USA took 3 bullets throughout the day. Black Dog, Pica and Delonghi shared the other podium places and all close on points at the end of the first day. The rest of the fleet coped well with testing conditions after a wake up call on the practice race the day before.
4 more days are left of the world championships, with many boats in with a chance of being on the podium.
Perfect last minute race training prior to the Garda Worlds
Perfect last minute race training prior to the Garda Worlds.
5 teams were met with a good forecast for a last minute event hosted by Stone Sailing Club. The conditions provided teams with perfect conditions for boat preparation and training before all teams headed off for the Mark Foy Trophy in Torbole, Lake Garda (Club Area of Circolo Vela Torbole - northend of Lake Garda) starting on Friday, 29th May 2015.
2 new boats from Australia provided much interest in how boat speed would match up to the regular boats. Steve McLean’s LED team recently purchased the very well finished ‘Appliances Online’ hull but would the spectacular paintwork match the looks? Graham Bridle and his Sail 4 Cancer team also recently purchased the ‘Fisher and Paykel’ boat to improve on his starter boat that also attended this weekend with it’s new team.
Saturday’s conditions made for tricky decisions on rig calls, with a fleet split on different rigs. The new boats showed their pace with the original 'Sail 4 Cancer teams' brand new small rig keeping up with an overpowered Pica in most races, only to find some boat handling let Pica run away with 3 bullets. The new team showed good promise managing the bigger rig in challenging conditions.
Sunday showed a much lighter forecast and all boats launched on the one rig in glamorous sunshine. Three races were held in a mixture of breeze strengths causing a lot of position changes. Pica dominated by getting their nose in front and being able to sail their own race. The Rutland Chandlery Team managed to post some good results, fending off LED and the huge single spreader rig of Sail 4 Cancer. The race committee did a good job of getting three fair races in on a constantly shifting breeze.
The boats were packed up after the weekend to make the long trip to Garda to face strong competition from teams travelling from all over the world.
by: Tom Hill / Stewart Mears
18ft Skiff Saisonauftakt in Dießen am Ammersee, 1st- 3rd May
Die Winterpause ist beendet!
Am ersten Mai Wochenende kamen in Diessen acht 18 Footer aus ganz Europa zusammen, um drei Tage lang beim "Christian Fries Gedächtnispreis" gegeneinander anzutreten. Soweit der Plan.
Mangels Wind wurde an den ersten beiden Tagen leider nicht gesegelt, dafür aber Boote optimiert und Geschichten ausgetauscht. Am dritten und letzten Tag der Regatta konnten dann bei 3-4 Bft doch noch drei Wettfahrten ausgetragen werden.
Punktgleich mit dem zweitplatzierten Team Magic Marine (Norbert Peter, Finn Mrugalla & Max Lutz), sicherte sich das Team EuroLink mit neuem Boot (Friedl Renner, Christian (Latsi) Meissner & Tom Eggersdorfer) schließlich den ersten Platz und nahm zum zweiten Mal den Wanderpreis mit nach Hause.
Der DSC war, wie auch schon die letzten Jahre ein hervorragender Gastgeber und hat uns vorzüglich versorgt. Das schlechte Wetter tat der Stimmung keinen Abbruch, die neuen Teams hatten viel Zeit zu vergleichen und zu besprechen was denn die Boote noch schneller machen könnte. Abends wurde dann bei Freibier und köstlichem Essen zusammen gesessen und die tollsten Geschichten erzählt, denn da erlebt man doch so einiges, als Segler eines 18 footers.
Die Teams freuen sich jetzt schon auf die nächste Station der Tour; am 29. Mai bis 03.Juni wird in Torbole die Weltmeisterschaft stattfinden.
Wer die spektakulären Boote live sehen möchte, kann gerne vorbei schauen, die meisten der Segler beißen nicht und beantworten gerne die ein oder andere Frage.
18ft Skiff season opening in Dießen am Ammersee
The winter break has ended!
On the first weekend of May, eight 18’ Skiffs from all over Europe met in Dießen to compete in a three day regatta for the "Christian Fries Memorial Price". At least this was the plan.
Due to the Bavarian lack of wind, there were no races on the first two days; instead the teams spent their time optimizing boats and exchanging stories. On the third and final day of the regatta, three races were held in a light breeze.
On par with the second-placed Team Magic Marine (Norbert Peter, Finn Mrugalla & Max Lutz), Team EuroLink with new boat (Friedl Renner, Christian (Latsi) Meissner & Tom Eggersdorfer)secured first place and took the trophy home for the second time.
The Dießen yacht club was, just as it was in the past, an excellent host and treated us wonderfully. The bad weather did not spoil the mood and especially the new team took the chance to compare and discuss how to make the boats go even faster. In the evenings we enjoyed some free local beer, delicious food and the most amazing stories about skiff sailing. After all, 18’ sailors are never short of a good story.
The teams are now looking forward now to the next tour stop; the World Cup, that will be held in Torbole May 29th to June 3rd.