13 August 2019

Junior European Championship 2019 - Vilagarcia de Arousa

The regatta:

 A total of 11 races were sailed in 6 days. Most of the races sailed were fair, the conditions varied a lot and sailors had to look around to gather as much information as possible.
The committee was eager to make every day their scheduled races and pushed it to the limit. For example the last qualifying race for the blue fleet started at 20:15! The course was well set up and most of the time the committee didn’t waste any second. As soon as the conditions allowed it, the committee tried their best to start a fair race. The last day the committee managed to start a race at 16:55, even though our last possible start was at 17:00. We can say that the committee did a great job.

The area :


We sailed in area B, situated in the red circle. There is an island located to the east of the sailing area, a river arriving in the see in the north-east of the area and many pontoons, where local Fishermans cultivate many mussels. These pontoons modify the current and disturb the wind. The area was very tricky. The 470s sailed closer to the harbor under area B, in area A. The 420s also sailed 2 races in area A - the last qualifying day and the last final day - as the wind wasn't strong and stable enough in area B. 

The conditions :

During the regatta we had wind from nearly every direction; North, North-East, South, South- West and for a short period of time West. The current varied a lot during the day. It depended mostly on the tide, if it was going in or out. The river played as well a big role in the current. If the current was coming from the south direction, it was possible to escape a little the current by going behind the pontoons on the left or to the shore on the far right. Waves were small but choppy - depending if the current was coming with or against the waves. The Swiss 420 Team managed to comprehend the racing thanks to the training week before the juniors and the few training days before the regatta.

The results

In the open 420 fleet, the first Swiss Alexandre and Siméo - who finished 20th - and Nilo and Nik - who finished 22nd -  managed to make a decent result. Samira and Natascha finished 43th overall in the gold fleet. Simon and Niklas finished 67th, Janik and Christian 75th and Leon and Nathan 79th. 
In U17, Maxim and Luis managed to do a good 16th position and Malin and Myrlin where 29th and 11th woman in U17. Ben and Yannick finished 31st.
To conclude: All Swiss Sailors sailed their best and showed that there is potential and we will come back stronger next year!

Written by: Alexandre Grognuz 
Edited and uploaded by: Nilo Schärer

22 Juli 2019

ISAF Youth Worlds Gdynia 2019

Achille Casco and Elliot Schick finished 11th at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Gdynia (POL) 2019, while Natascha Rast and Samira Rast took the 7th place in the women's fleet. 

Last years World Champions Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan (NZL) and the female team Madeline Hawkins and Yuri Yoshiyasu (USA) are the new World Champions in the 420 class. 

18 Juli 2019

World Championship Vilamoura 2019

After some training days, the measurement and the opening ceremony, the World Championship in Vilamoura kicked of on the 6th of July with strong winds and big waves. Six races for each fleet were scheduled and also completed for the qualification series. Nilo and Nik reached the Gold Fleet in the Open Category without big problems, while Alexandre and Siméo had to wait until the last protest was held, so they could move up into the Gold Fleet. Achille and Elliot performed under the expectations and did not reach the Gold Fleet, as well as Leon and Nathan. In the Womens Fleet, Natascha and her sister Samira successfully qualified for the Gold Fleet, while Fiona and Sophie ended up in the Silver Fleet because of only two points. Ben and Yannick and Malin and Myrlin qualified themselves for the Gold Fleet in the U17 Category.
After a lot of wind at the beginning of the Championship, the Final Series were sailed in much lighter and more shifty conditions. Unfortunately there was absolutely no wind on the fifth day of the worlds. At the end, 10 races were sailed with a medium good performance of the Swiss Team. With a second place in the last race of the regatta, Malin and Myrlin finished 24th in the U17 Fleet. Ben and Yannick couldn't perform on the same level as they did in strong winds, but finished on a good 27th place. In the Girls Fleet, Natascha and Samira ended up on a strong 12th place. Fiona and Sophie finished second in the Silver Fleet with a consistent performance in the Finals. In the Open Fleet Leon and Nathan finished 5th in the Silver Fleet (50th overall) and Achille and Elliot 3rd (48th overall) by winning 3 of 4 races (unfortunately one of them was UFD) in the Finals. Alexandre and Siméo ended up on the 40th place. Best Swiss Team were Nilo and Nik on the 32nd place overall, in a very strong and high level fleet, which was won by Martin Winzer and Pedro Ameneiro in front of the defending World Champions Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan. Vita Heathcote and Milly Boyle won the Womens Fleet and Odysseus Spanakis and Konstantins Michalopoulos are our new World Champions in the U17 Category. We're looking forward to some good performance of the Swiss Team ate the ISAF Youth Worlds this week and at the Junior European Championship the next week!

11 Juni 2019

Youth Worlds 2019: Swiss Team announced!

Achille Casco and Elliot Schick

and

Natascha Rast and Samira Rast

will represent  Switzerland in the 420 class at the ISAF Youth Worlds 2019 in Gdynia (POL)



07 Juni 2019

Polish Race 2019 - Swiss Power in Gdynia!

Swiss 420 Team showed its best at Gdynia Regatta!
Two wins for 🇨🇭 !
1st N. & S. Rast (1st woman)
2nd A. Casco & E. Schick. (1st Men)
6th A. Grongnoz & S. Vollner (3rd Men)
7th N. Schares & N. Burkhard (2nd U17)
10th M. Karlsson & M. Tappolet
11th J. Müller & C. Steiner
Congratulations !
See the results: Polish Race 2019

Final Selection Ranking Selection 2019

Have a look on the finalized selection ranking for the selection 2019: Final Selection Ranking Selection 2019

Achille Casco and Elliot Schick won the selection in front of Natascha and Samira Rast. Because of their impressive performance at the CIMA, Maxim Dneprov and Luis Zimmerli finished on the third place. Sophie Mosegaard and Fiona Schärer and Nilo Schärer and Nik Burkhard complete the Top 5.

27 Mai 2019

PM Ascona 2019

With two races in Ascona, the selection 2019 got to an end. Unfortunately, the Lago Maggiore didn't show it's best side. Saturday the wind was very shifty and two of four races had to be abandoned. The next day, the lake was like a mirror for the whole day.

After Saturdays two races, Achille Casco and Elliot Schick won the last regatta of the selection with 4 points in the general. Nilo Schärer and Nik Burkhard nearly managed to win the third PM in a row, but failed by just two points. Malin Karlsson and Myrlin Tappolet completed the podium with also 6 points.



Left to right: Nik Burkhard - Nilo Schärer - Achille Casco - Elliot Schick -
 Myrlin Tappolet - Malin Karlsson

The next days, the selection ranking will be published and we will announce the national teams for the Junior European Championship and the World Championship. Stay tuned!

14 Mai 2019

CSP Ranking 2018

Simon Kaiser / Niklas Kaiser (SCStä) won the CSP Ranking 2018. Alexandre Grognuz / Siméo Vollmer (CVVT) finished second with 9 points more than the leaders. Nick Zeltner / Till Seger (RCO), Nilo Schärer / Nik Burkhard (RCO / SCE) and Malin Karlsson / Myrlin Tappolet (DRCS) completed the podium, all with 59 points.

See the whole CSP Ranking 2018

13 Mai 2019

PM Thun / Jungfrautrophy 2019

Rain, sun, 30 knots, 0 knots, wind from the north, wind from the south and much more. The sailors had to face very difficult conditions this weekend on the Lake of Thun. At the end, Nilo Schärer (RCO) and Nik Burkhard (SCE) won their second PM in a row, by scoring 2-1-1-2. 
Natascha Rast and Samira Rast (DRCS) scored 4 points more and finished second. Achille Casco and Elliot Schick (DRCS) threw Sophie Mosegaard and Fiona Schärer (TYC) out of the Top 3 in the last race of the event. Alexandre Grognuz and Siméo Vollmer (CVVT) completed the Top 5. 



Thanks a lot to the Thunersee Yachtclub for the great organization!



 The next PM will be held in Ascona from 25.05.2019 to 26.05.2019. 


07 Mai 2019

PM Thun 11.05.2019 - 12.05.2019

The Sailing Instructions for the PM Thun are published on Manage2Sail.

You can find the SI by clicking on the following link: Sailing Instructions PM Thun 2019

Schedule:

Registration: 11:00 - 12:30
First possible warning signal: 14: 00

Last possible warning signal (on Sunday): 15:30

8 races are scheduled. If 4 or more races have been completed, there will be a discard.

PM Ascona 25.05.2019 - 26.05.2019

The Sailing Instructions for the PM in Ascona are published on Manage2Sail.

You can find the SI by clicking on the following link: Sailing Instructions PM Ascona 2019

Schedule:

Registration: 09:00 - 11:30
Skipper Meeting: 11:45
First possible warning signal: 12:45

Last possible warning signal (Sunday): 15:30

05 Mai 2019

CSP Crans-près-Céligny 2019


After 4 races, Nilo Schärer and Nik Burkhard won the CSP Crans-près-Céligny by winning the two last races. Achille Casco and Elliot Schick finished second, with the same amount of points. Natascha and Samira Rast completed the podium, some points in front of Alexandre Grognuz / Siméo Vollmer and Sophie Moosegard / Fiona Schärer.

Big thanks to the Club Nautique de Crans for the well organized regatta!

29 April 2019

Aprilwetter für die 420er Jollenregatta am Urnersee

Mit einer konstanten Serie gewinnen Sophie MOSEGAARD/Fiona SCHÄRER vom Thunersee Yachtclub die erste Schweizer Punktemeisterschafts-Regatta der 420er Jollen der Saison. Weniger kontant waren Wind und Wetter. Typisches Aprilwetter – Regen und Sonnenschein – Flaute und Böen bis 4 Windstärken, Winddreher von Nord auf Süd forderten Segler und Wettfahrtleitung auf dem Urnersee.

Das Podest

Der vor einem Jahr gegründete DIRT Regattaclub Sisikon startet mit Schwung und Innovation in die Regattasaison – die Kurslegung erfolgte mit neuartigen satellitengesteuerten Bahnmarken. Anstelle traditioneller Bojen im bis zu 200 Meter tiefen Urnersee zu verankern, werden die neuen Bojen von einem Elektromotor per GPS auf Position gehalten. Die Wettfahrtleitung unterstützt durch die Firma Digital-Sport-Tech legte die Bahn bequem am Tablet-Computer auf die herrschende Windrichtung aus. Bei Winddrehern ist nicht Muskelkraft auf Bojenleger-Booten gefordert, sondern die Bojen werden einfach mit dem Zeigefinger auf dem Tablet in die neue Position gezogen.
Nachdem am Samstag mangels Windes keine Wettfahrt gesegelt werden konnte, begrüsste ein frischer, kalter Nordwind die jugendlichen Segler am Sonntagmorgen. Die Boote wurden bereitgemacht, die Bahn gelegt und pünktlich um 11 Uhr ertönte das Ankündigungssignal zur ersten Wettfahrt. Bei kaltem Nordwind von 1-2 Windstärken ging der Lauf Sieg an Ben TRESKY/ Yannick KUSTER (SVT). Gleich nach dem Zieldurchgang des letzten Teams begannen die Startvorbereitungen für den zweiten Lauf. Bei anfänglich auffrischendem Nordwind begann die zweite Wettfahrt vielversprechend. Dreher und abflauender Wind brauchte aber bis ins Ziel Nerven – von Seglern und Regattaleitung. Der Sieg ging an das Team Malin KARLSSON/ Myrlin TAPPOLET vom gastgebenden DIRT Regattaclub Sisikon gefolgt von den erstarkenden Alexandre GROGNUZ / Simeo VOLLMER (CVVT). Der Start zur dritten Wettfahrt musste erst einmal verschoben werden. Dann kam der Nordwind zurück und sofort wurde wieder gestartet. Schaumkronen zeigten sich auf dem Wasser und liessen darauf hoffen, dass sich nun endlich ein kräftiger und anhaltender Wind durchsetzen würde. Leider flaute der Wind während der Wettfahrt aber kontinuierlich ab und die Flotte, angeführt vom heimischen Team Achille CASCO (DRCS)/ Elliot SCHICK (SCH) kam sprichwörtlich mit dem letzten Hauch ins Ziel.
Damit stand das Gesamtklassement nach 3 Läufen wie folgt fest:
Nr
Segel Nummer
Mannschaft
Verein
Tot.
Net.
R1
R2
R3
1
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Sophie MOSEGAARD
Fiona SCHÄRER
TYC
12.0
12.0
5.0
4.0
3.0
2
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Alexandre GROGNUZ
Simeo VOLLMER
CVVT
16.0
16.0
12.0
2.0
2.0
3
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Jasmine SCHOLER
Nicolle SCHOLER
TYC
16.0
16.0
6.0
3.0
7.0
4
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Malin KARLSSON
Myrlin TAPPOLET
DRCS
17.0
17.0
10.0
1.0
6.0
5
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Maxim DNEPROV
Luis ZIMMERLI
DRCS/SCC
17.0
17.0
2.0
11.0
4.0
6
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Achille CASCO
Elliot SCHICK
DRCS
20.0
20.0
13.0
6.0
1.0
7
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Leon FRÖHLICH
Nathan ZWICK
SCStä
22.0
22.0
3.0
9.0
10.0
8
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Nilo SCHÄRER
Noé BREHM
RCO
22.0
22.0
4.0
7.0
11.0
9
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Janik MÜLLER
Christian STEINER
DRCS
25.0
25.0
9.0
8.0
8.0
10
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Natascha RAST
Samira RAST
DRCS
26.0
26.0
7.0
5.0
14.0
11
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Anna WOLLKOPF
Paula WOLLKOPF
YCZ
29.0
29.0
8.0
12.0
9.0
12
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Ben TRESKY
Yannick KUSTER
SVT
30.0
30.0
1.0
13.0
16.0
13
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Simon KAISER
Niklas KAISER
SCStä
32.0
32.0
17.0
DNC
10.0
5.0
14
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Magdalena LÄSSEC
Lisa RUDIGIER
YCB
40.0
40.0
11.0
14.0
15.0
15
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Selina ADAM
Anja LIENER
TYC
41.0
41.0
14.0
15.0
12.0
16
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Linda KELLER
Philip KLEISNER
YCA
44.0
44.0
15.0
16.0
13.0