sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 27th Calema Midwinters event summary
27th Calema Midwinters event summary


'2013 Calema Midwinters day 1'    Anna Parker    Click Here to view large photo

The 27th Calema Midwinters was very much like a well composed orchestra. The event was home for the Kona One Design National Championships, the Bic Techno 293 North American Championships (this is the Youth Olympic class board), and the usual stop for the Formula racers, as well as the Olympic class RSX competitors, hailing from all parts of the country and the world over.

Competitors from Sweden, UK,Brazil, Canada, Mexico, USA, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Peru, Belgium came together in Merritt Island, and where greeted with the traditional mixed bag of conditions that ranged from mellow Friday winds to wildly gusty and cold frontal winds that whipped the Banana River into a mad frenzy of white caps, windsurfers criss-crossing the river at ballistic speeds, and spectacular crashes that kept organizers on their toes. Sunday dawned cold and still very windy, but at least more manageable than Saturday.

Even through the fierce wind, you could see the tiny bodies of sailors like Steven Loyd Cramer streaming along as if nothing extraordinary was going on. But extraordinary it was, to witness such a drastic change in one year, how much stronger the US youth team has become, especially in front of such numerous and strong Mexican Team. The future looks good as the 2014 Youth Olympic Games approach. The USA will field a strong contender without a doubt.

In The Kona Class, showed again a strong increase in numbers, showing that the simple format and low expense in competing on this One design has attracted many new racers as well as bringing some old faces back into the heat of the battle.

Past world cup champion Nevin Sayre came out of retirement last year and has been dominating the Kona Men division, even though his win was seriously challenged by many close finishes. Sayre's last name was adorning more than one trophy as both his daughter Solvig and son 'Raz' stood on the podium in their respective classes.

2013 Calema Midwinters day 2 -  © Tinho Dornellas  

2013 Calema Midwinters day 3 -  © Tinho Dornellas  


Full results here

Calema Midwinters website


by Tinho Dornellas

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=107379

1:33 AM Mon 11 Mar 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World





Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT