Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars

Yngling Springtime European Championships now underway

by Elena Giolai on 3 May 2014
2014 Yngling Springtime European Championships Elena Giolai ©
The European Spring Yngling Championships are underway as always at Fraglia Vela Riva on Upper Lake Garda. The event ends on Saturday, 3rd May with a maximum of eight races scheduled.

The Yngling became an Olympic boat for the women's match race at the Athens Games in 2004. Around twenty boats and sixty sailors are taking part from Denmark, The Netherlands and Austria. Even though it was raining on first day of the event, there was a good wind from the north which allowed two races to be completed. Leading at the moment is Frederik Zafiryadis of Denmark with two second partials. Just behind him is the Dutch crew helmed by Maarten Jamin with a fourth and a first. Tied on points is the other Dutch crew of Lieuwe Gietema who has the same score but in reverse, (1-4).

Day 2/3

The European Yngling Springtime Championships are currently under way on Upper Lake Garda, courtesy of organisers Fraglia Vela Riva, and continue through to Saturday, 3rd May. So far the Dutch crew of Gietema-Kuiters-Tromp dominates the field with three firsts, two seconds a fourth and an eighth in the first seven races of the event. On day two of the regatta, two races were completed with a steady, southerly wind of 12 knots and despite the rain three races were completed on the third day, Friday, 2nd May with a northerly wind of 10 knots. Lying in second place is another Dutch crew with Maarten Jamin at the helm who in today's races started off in style notching up two firsts and a fifth. His crew is four points behind the leaders with only one race left in the competition.

Trailing 10 points behind them in third place are Austrians Mayr-Knittel and Spaengler. Dropping way back are the Danish crew with Frederik Zafiryadis at the helm. They had been leading after the first two races but were too inconsistent to stay in the top three. (three seconds were alternated with a 9-14-15).

It's a double treat at Fraglia Vela Riva tomorrow as the last race of the Yngling takes place in the morning while in the afternoon until Sunday, the National Regatta of the 470 class gets under way in the run up to the Olympic week which starts on May, seventh with the heats of Garda Trentino Olympic Week, 2014 and the first leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup on the programme. This event is organised by Vela Garda Trentino together with the consolidated clubs of Upper Lake Garda.



The results after seven races:

Wildwind 2016 660x82Ancasta Ker 33 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

Sailing World Cup Miami – New challenge ahead for the 'legend'
Among the 453 sailors racing out of Regatta Park at Coconut Grove, Robert Scheidt is teaming up with Gabriel Borges Among the 453 sailors racing out of Regatta Park at Coconut Grove, Miami from 22-29 January, Brazil's Robert Scheidt is teaming up with Gabriel Borges in an attempt to master the 49er like he has the Star and Laser.
Posted on 19 Jan
Coming back stronger at Sailing World Cup Miami
Two time Rolex World Sailor of the Year and Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Anna Tunnicliffe will join 452 sailors Tunnicliffe has been at the top end of her profession when it comes to sailing with a string of podium finishes at high profile events which culminated in her winning a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Laser Radial.
Posted on 17 Jan
Book Wildwind Bank Holiday breaks early - and make wild savings!
If you are thinking of taking a holiday in Vassiliki over the May Whitsun bank holiday period then please read this. If you are thinking of taking a holiday at our Vassiliki centre over the May Whitsun bank holiday period then please read this. Every year, just a few weeks before the May Whitsun Bank holiday we receive a large number of rather last minute requests for our holidays on this particular week.
Posted on 17 Jan
Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships qualification system released
The Sailing World Championships are held every four years and is the largest gathering of Olympic class sailors. The Sailing World Championships are held every four years and is the largest gathering of Olympic class sailors. At the 2014 edition in Santander, Spain, more than 1,100 sailors from 82 nations attended with hundreds of thousands of spectators taking to the promenade and spectator dune.
Posted on 17 Jan
North Technology acquires North Sails Australia
Renowned Sydney loft joins North Sails worldwide network of owned lofts On January 3rd 2017, the North Sails Australia licensed operation was purchased by North Technology Group. North Sails Australia is the country's leading sailmaker with a diverse market ranging from dinghy, One Design, 18' Skiffs, cruising, racing, Grand Prix and Maxis, dating back to when Australia defended the America's Cup in Fremantle in 1987.
Posted on 16 Jan
International Invitation Regatta – Estonia sees the New Year in style
The competition was played to a team relay race endurance format, stadium racing in the width of the Piritariver. Graced with unseasonably mild temperatures and perfect wind (for the 150+ spectators who enjoyed the show!) Estonia saw in the New Year in style with 16 top sailors at their invitational stadium RS Aero racing from their RS Sailing Estonia base at the 1980 Olympic sailing centre.
Posted on 5 Jan
Brochure For Wildwind 2017 Season Now Available!
We hope that you had a fantastic Christmas day and New Year's Eve! We hope that you had a fantastic Christmas day and New Year's Eve! Just a short note to let you know that our 2017 brochure is now available on line.
Posted on 1 Jan
World Sailing - The World Sailing Show - December 2016
December 2016 edition of the World Sailing Show summarising the month in the world of sailing December 2016 edition of the World Sailing Show summarising the month in the world of sailing covering America's Cup, racing in the Southern Ocean and more. Plus, Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Sir Russell Coutts; our tribute to a spectacular year afloat along with news and views from around the world.
Posted on 28 Dec 2016
2017 Sunfish World Championship NOR released
The 2017 Sunfish Youth World Championship and 2017 Sunfish World Championship Notice of Race are now available. The 2017 Sunfish Youth World Championship and 2017 Sunfish World Championship Notice of Race are now available.
Posted on 24 Dec 2016
Aon Youth Worlds - More reactions from the Medalists in pictures
The backdrop of a great spell of sailing weather made for a mix of close racing for the medals and indeed all placings. The backdrop of a great spell of sailing weather made for a mix of close racing for the medals and indeed all placings. Plus providing a stage for the sailors of the future to shine - with some very dominant performances in some classes, providing a pointer to those who will surely be satnding on the Olympic podium in 2020 and 2024.
Posted on 22 Dec 2016