Please select your home edition
Edition
T Clewring - Generic

18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results

by Dan Ibsen on 8 Jul 2014
The 18 Foot Skiff Europeans were sailed on beautifull lake Garda from Club Vela Campione. Photo Christophe Favreau (c) - 18 Foot Skiff European Championship Christophe Favreau
18 foot skiff European Championship Open Europeans - XII Trofeo Nustrini – Trofeo Cristian Tarolli: 17 boats from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and USA – spend last week racing in front of Campione del Garda, a small town on the west side of the Lake Garda. Races were sailed in conditions from light wind to fresh wind up the 22 knots!

The last day was sailed in perfect 'Campione conditions': The south wind 'ora' was between 10-16 knots.


The big winner of the last day and winner of the European Championship was team Black Dog helmed by Jarrod Simpson, Sheet Grant Rollerson and Sam Gaslin in the Bow – the sailed the three races with a strong one, one, two which put them on 24 points – good enough to win the European Championship.

Just in front of 18 foot legend John Winning, sailing with Jim Beck in the front, Cameron McDonald on the sheet. They had 25 Point and they moved up from fourth to second the last day.

Howard Hamlin, USA, sailing on CST Composites with Scot Babbage several time world Champion and Mark in the bow – were leading before the last day but dropped back to third place with 29 points.

Also Maersk Line sailed by Graham Gatley, David Mcdiarmid and Brad Collins from New Zealand lost a couple of places and went from second to fourth .

The Vikings from Denmark on original, Chia - Flemming Clausen, Thomas Ebler, Soren Clausen - moved from sixth to fifth and ended as second best European team, 60 points.

Closely followed on sixth place (third European boat) sailed by Nick Daly, Nick Murray and John on Haier and Eurolink finished seventh followed by Pica (ninth).

ASCC (Murray England, Sam Tretheway, Joshua McCormach) from New Zealand also lost some places on the final day and went from fifth to eighth Overall

The European Championship is one of the four Grand Prix races in Europe. Next race is in Travemunde, Germany in July and in the end of August the Dutch Grand Prix will take place in Bruinisse.

The races on Lake Garda were well organized by the Vela Club Campione and the races were filmed by Christophe Favreau and Charlotte Guillemot.

VAAVUD - Wind meters for smartphone - sponsored the races and made it possible to make the video coverage.
Films from all the racing days can be seen on Youtube and will also be broadcasted on Eurosport (26 minutes report) and other TV channels.
InSunSport - NZNaiadAncasta Ker 33 660x82

Related Articles

2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 4
Day four at the VRsport.tv International 14 Championships was a world away from the carnage of day three. Day four at the VRsport.tv International 14 Championships was a world away from the carnage of day three. The sun was high in the sky, there was a fresh breeze out in the bay, and the atmosphere at Carnac Yacht Club reflected the conditions.
Posted today at 2:52 am
VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA - Day 3
Monday saw another delay in the morning, but this time due to a lack of wind. Monday saw another delay in the morning, but this time due to a lack of wind. Signs were promising though with a clear sky out to sea, the wind switching to the South West, and clouds building over the land.
Posted today at 2:00 am
Zhik sailors win 17 sailing medals at 2016 Olympic Regatta
The 2016 Olympic games are over and what a Games they have been - Zhik sailors dominated Zhik sailors won almost 60% of the medals contested at Rio de Janeiro. It was a regatta which tested sailors and gear - with one day being the most severe conditions ever experienced at an Olympic regatta. For the Zhik team riders on the waters of Rio, four years and more of hard work and dedication have paid off for many.
Posted on 29 Aug
2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 3
Boats were quickly rigged, and rigorously checked for any signs of wear which could lead to a breakage. The Carnac Yacht Club was filled with a sense of purpose this morning. Boats were quickly rigged, and rigorously checked for any signs of wear which could lead to a breakage. Whilst all this was going on, whitecaps were beginning to develop across the bay, and the conditions were shaping up for what would later be referred to by Andrew Perry as a “big boys day”.
Posted on 29 Aug
2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 2
It was a day of two halves here at the VRsport.tv International 14 World Championship 2016 in Carnac. 2016 VRsport.tv International 14 World Championship - It was a day of two halves here at the VRsport.tv International 14 World Championship 2016 in Carnac.
Posted on 28 Aug
VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA - Day 1
73 boats have signed on for the 2016 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA in Weymouth. Seventy-three boats have signed on for the 2016 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA in Weymouth. With the odd lightning strike off Chesil Beach and a huge storm over Dorchester, the fleet were released to leave the shore once it was deemed safe enough to sail in Portland Harbour, with racing getting underway just 20 minutes after the scheduled 1pm start time.
Posted on 27 Aug
2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 1
The Day 1 of VR Sport.TV Intl 14 Worlds was a demonstration of why this is most popular development classes in the world 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championship - The first day of the 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championship was a demonstration of why this is one of the most popular development classes in the world. Just under eighty boats are registered and with strong contingents from across the globe including Australia, USA, Germany and the UK.
Posted on 27 Aug
2016 Sail Canada Senior Championships - Day 4
After not sailing on Sunday due to heavy winds, sailors returned to the water today at Sail Canada Senior Championships 2016 Sail Canada Senior Championships - After not sailing on Sunday due to heavy winds, sailors returned to the water today at the Sail Canada Senior Championships at Cork OCR. Today’s conditions were ideal, with a breeze of 18-19 knots from the southwest, and sunny skies.
Posted on 23 Aug
2016 U.S. Team Racing Championship – Final report
Team Trouble saved their best for Sunday’s knockout rounds and rallied to win the historic George R. Hinman Trophy 2016 U.S. Team Racing Championship - Team Trouble, comprised of Charles Higgins (Norfold, Va.), Johnny Norfleet (New York, NY), Isabel Strachan (Annapolis, Md.), Matt Allen (Hamilton, Mass.). Gabriel Smith (Annapolis, Md.) and Arielle Darrow, saved their best for Sunday’s knockout rounds and rallied to win the historic George R. Hinman Trophy at the 2016 U.S. Team Racing Championship, hosted by Sa
Posted on 23 Aug
2016 Samson North American Championship - Day 5 - Final day of racing
The forecast was dismal for racing, but the PRO Hank Stuart and the Race Committee showed great patience. 2016 Samson North American Championship - The forecast was dismal for racing, but the PRO Hank Stuart and the Race Committee at the Rochester Yacht Club showed great patience. The fleet went out in a light breeze and were held in postponement for about an hour.
Posted on 22 Aug