sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Postcard from Valencia: 420 Worlds Day 2, Challenging times
Postcard from Valencia: 420 Worlds Day 2, Challenging times


'Team NZL at OPeneing Ceremony 420 Worlds, 2013'    Rob Burn
Rob Burn reports from second day of the World 420 Championships, in Valencia, Spain:

Buenos Dias all

Kiwi's love a challenge, any challenge, us Valencia Kiwis have plenty.

The first was trying to find our way to the Opening Ceremony from the 420 Worlds site or from apartments in the city, shouldn't have been too hard but with an over reliance on technology that doesn't seem to work well in this city, somewhat obscure directions from the Regatta Organisers, some of our sailors and supporters were rather late.

There was some expectations of a Grand March past as in past Worlds but just a boy and girl from each Nation got to bear their Flag up to the area full of Flamenco dancers, then Official speeches. Liv Mackay and Taylor Burn represented NZL. Those finally over, the sailors had a great time mixing with all the others as they trooped upstairs for Tapas, the local ham specialty, more Flamenco Dancing, and some (non) alcoholic cocktails. The Support crew went off to enjoy a nearby restaurant.

Whirling hooded devils shooting fireworks completed the evening, the devils whirling and twirling to the beat of the drummers and pipes.

Getting out of the car park in one piece was a challenge afterward, just scraping in the maximum height, the wrong way out in the 'In' lane ....still we made it.



Measurement for the Kiwis was scheduled for 11 am but we managed to get in early. The heat was building to 'intense' as we waited in line to get into the Measurement tent. Four of our six boats were underweight, booms didn't measure etc .... a frantic dash to buy lead or zinc to bolt on the back to comply then put the boats together for the Practice race scheduled for 3pm.

Final sign off of Measurement came after the Practice race when some boats failed again and more drilling, riveting, taping and gluing took place. Just goes to show you can never have too many tools ...or too many friends that will lend you tools, Thanks, Hong Kong, for the rivet gun.

Kiwi Corner in the boat park 420 Worlds, 2013 -  Rob Burn  
One thing we have learned over the years is the Practice Race at any Worlds is always a complete shambles.

The Open Course is about an hour and a half sail South, the Women's about half that. There were three flights on the Open Course, everyone started together anyway, still our sailors seemed to enjoy the experience and were happy with how they went in a very sailable breeze. Two flights in the Women's course (or Girls, but officially Ladies ...can't quite get my head around that yet), Eliza said they got out there but kept out of the melee, just sailed up and down. Everyone was in early and gave a chance for a swim off the pontoon and finish Measurement.

Home to read the Sailing Instructions, early to bed, 1st race at 1pm tomorrow, Thursday, local time. Tomorrow is the launch of the new start up, Burn Gibbs Charters, we get our big Rib tomorrow and go into business providing spectator services on the Open Course.

There is lots of reports coming out and videos on YouTube. For any aspiring sailor, this is one event you really, really, want to aim for.

Click here for full information, updates, results etc.

Happy sailing
Rob


by Rob Burn

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=112395

1:37 AM Thu 25 Jul 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

25 Jul 2013  2013 Optimist Worlds: NZL Yachting Trust Team Day 7 at Lake Garda
25 Jul 2013  NZL Sailing Team: Kiwis handy at midpoint of Finns and Nacra17 Worlds
24 Jul 2013  2013 Optimist Worlds: NZL Yachting Trust Team Day 6 at Lake Garda
24 Jul 2013  NZL Sailing Team: Kiwis open well at Finn Europeans and Nacra17 Worlds
23 Jul 2013  Postcard from Valencia: 420 Worlds Day 1, Measurement and training
22 Jul 2013  2013 Optimist Worlds: NZL Yachting Trust Team Day 5 at Lake Garda
21 Jul 2013  French 420 Nationals: Final Day - A French sailing lesson
21 Jul 2013  2013 Optimist Worlds: NZL Yachting Trust Team Day 4 at Lake Garda
20 Jul 2013  2013 Optimist Worlds: NZL Yachting Trust team Day 3 at Lake Garda
19 Jul 2013  2013 Optimist Worlds: NZL Yachting Trust team Day 2 at Lake Garda
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





















Express 27 National Championship overall + Video by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,














America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do
Ronstan Bridge to Bridge 2014 - Images by Erik Simonson
Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team signs up
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 3
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2
PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3
America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner
Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini
Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team
OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
Helping boaters understand weather basics   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2   
Match 40s find the surface again + Video   
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi   
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director   
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition   
IFDS World Championship overall   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series   
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2   
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda   
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14   
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing   
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa   
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video   
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic   
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?   
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   


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