European Youth Sailing Games

New regatta to be held in August on Lake Garda

Tuesday February 1st 2011, Author: John Friend, Location: Italy

The first ever European Youth Sailing Games has been awarded by EUROSAF to the Fraglia Vela Riva del Garda, Italy, and will take place over 7-12 August 2011.

The equipment to be used is as follows:

Boy’s One Person Dinghy Byte CII
Girl’s One Person Dinghy Byte CII
Open Skiff 29er
Open Multihull SL 16
Boy’s Windsurfer BIC Techno 293
Girl’s Windsurfer BIC Techno 293

Entries will be open to all European Member National Authorities, each of whom will be entitled to enter up to two crews in each discipline. Entries will be limited, so will be accepted on a strictly first come first served basis. The age limit will be under 19 on 31 December 2011.

Thanks to the generous co-operation of boat builders Nautivela (Byte CII) and Ovington (29er) a limit number of charter boats will be available. All competitors will have the option of bringing their own equipment. Discussions are currently in progress concerning the availability of charter boats from and Sirena Voile (SL16) and boards from BIC.

The Race Office opens on Sunday 7 August and racing will commence on Tuesday 9 August, with a practice race being held on Monday 8th. The series will be sailed over a variety of courses and there will be an overall winner in each class, as well as an overall national team.

The Notice of Race and associated entry form will be published shortly and sent to all EUROSAF members.

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