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Mark Foy

The birth of 18ft Skiff Racing as we know it today occurred on Sydney Harbour on 26 January 1892. The father was Mark Foy.

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JJ Giltinan

James Joseph Giltinan, another entrepeneurial Sydney businessman, created a new 18ft skiff club following the banning Aberdare.

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International News

1 Oct, 2017 Editor
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Final European Grand Prix Results 2017

  18' Skiff European Grand Prix Results 2017        All photos by:  Martin Rüegg images/eu_championships_2017/day_2/        
5 Jul, 2017 Editor
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EU GP3 and Championship - Day 2

    Results - Day 2    2017.07.05     The ultimate three-man, winged & trapeze flying machine. Developed in Australia over the last two decades to what it is today, the 18ft Skiff now has...
4 Jul, 2017 Editor
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EU GP3 and Championship - Day 1

    Results - Day 1 2017.07.04     Eighteen boats are competing this week in the European Championship with skiffs coming from six countries and some well known names from the Southern Hemisphere. The racing...
3 Jul, 2017 Editor
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EU GP3 and Championship - Practice Day

    Practice race today was a powered up No2 day to break the sailors in gently and get used to the course. Racing starts tomorrow for 5 days to decide the 2017...
19 Jun, 2017 Friedrich Renner
German class news

Tegerseeer Skiffregatta

Großartige Bedingung am Tegernsee zu Wasser und an Land : Wind bis oberes Ende großes Rigg, Versorgungsboot auf dem Wasser und Vollverpflegung an Land. Viel junges Publikum auf gepflegtem Rasengrün mit breitem...
8 Jun, 2017 Editor
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EU GP3 and Championship

We are getting closer to the Major European Event in 2017!  The European Championship in Arco Northern part of Lake Garda! One of the best race areas in Europe! Same race...
5 Jun, 2017 Editor
UK class news

European Grand Prix Round 2 - Lake Balaton, Hungary

The second round of the European Grand Prix Series was held at Spartacus Vitorlás Egylet, Lake Balaton. 4 days of racing were planned and 3 British boats made their way...
9 May, 2017 Editor
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Hungary Event

    Event information sheet   Event Name:   18ft GP1, Open Hungarian Championships Location:  Lake Balaton - Balatonföldvár, Date:  18th May – 21th of May 2017 Entry fee / Late Entry fee:  250,- First possibility to start (1st...

Final European Grand Prix Results 2017

1 Oct, 2017 Editor 7

 

18' Skiff European Grand Prix Results 2017

 

18' Skiff European Grand Prix Results 2017

 

 

 All photos by:  Martin Rüegg

 

 

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EU GP3 and Championship - Day 2

5 Jul, 2017 Editor 15

 

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Results - Day 2    2017.07.05

 

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The ultimate three-man, winged & trapeze flying machine. Developed in Australia over the last two decades to what it is today, the 18ft Skiff now has a good UK circuit.

 

 All photos by:  Martin Rüegg

 

EU GP3 and Championship - Day 1

4 Jul, 2017 Editor 19

 

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Results - Day 1 2017.07.04

 

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Eighteen boats are competing this week in the European Championship with skiffs coming from six countries and some well known names from the Southern Hemisphere.

The racing is over five full-on days with testing conditions likely to leave the No.1 rigs in their bags all week. The fleet are sailing for the first time from Circolo Vela Arco, still in the windy north end of the lake.

Day one saw a clean-sweep for the New Zealand team on Yamaha, with Jarrod Simpson's GBR 47 in second place. Behind the leading pair are a trio of Australian teams.

Results and write-ups at the end of each day can be found at the UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix Facebook page and on the Circolo Vela Arco website.

 

 All photos by:  Martin Rüegg

 

 

EU GP3 and Championship - Practice Day

3 Jul, 2017 Editor 22

 

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Practice race today was a powered up No2 day to break the sailors in gently and get used to the course.

Racing starts tomorrow for 5 days to decide the 2017 European Champions.  

 

 

COMINCIA OGGI L'EUROCUP 2017 18FT SKIFF

In una giornata soleggiata con modesto vento le prestanti imbarcazioni ad alta velocità sono uscite sulle acque gardesane per testare il campo di prova che da domani sarà teatro dell'EuroCup 2017 in scena al Circolo Vela Arco. L'organizzazione arcense, con il supporto della Fiv, è riuscita ad allestire una settimana di pura adrenalina. Monoscafi leggeri con abbondante superficie velica per sfidare l'Ora gardesana. Un mix di tecnologia e adrenalina, che necessita di equipaggi preparati ed affiatati perché il minimo errore può costare metri, secondi e in definitiva, la vittoria. Equipaggi pronti al via. Da domani sarà tutto uno show. Diciotto le imbarcazioni presenti provenienti da tutto il mondo con un'alta partecipazione di inglesi australiani e neozelandesi.
Foto: Claudio Zecchini

 

Tegerseeer Skiffregatta

19 Jun, 2017 Friedrich Renner 22

Großartige Bedingung am Tegernsee zu Wasser und an Land :

Wind bis oberes Ende großes Rigg, Versorgungsboot auf dem Wasser und Vollverpflegung an Land.

Viel junges Publikum auf gepflegtem Rasengrün mit breitem Strand und Floß als Boardinghilfe.

Kompliment an die Organisatoren  -  wir freuen uns wenn wir nächstes Jahr wieder dabei sein dürfen !

 SVRE 2017

 

EU GP3 and Championship

8 Jun, 2017 Editor 15

We are getting closer to the Major European Event in 2017! 

The European Championship in Arco Northern part of Lake Garda! One of the best race areas in Europe! Same race area as in Torbole where we had some champagne sailing a couple of times! 

Looking forward to seeing you in Arco – from 3rd - 8th  of July 2017.

There will be containers from both Australia and New Zealand – so we will probably have a fleet of around 20 boats!

Please enter as soon as possible Here . . .

More information off the race and Notice of Race Here . . .

As usual we will have good races and debriefings (every day after racing) – so newer teams can learn from the experienced teams!

Address of the club:

CIRCOLO VELA ARCO
VIA LUNGO SARCA, 20 38062 ARCO TN - LAGO DI GARDA - ITALY
TEL E FAX +39 0464 50 50 86
INFO@CIRCOLOVELAARCO.COM

  Matteo is the Name of the Secretary if any questions which I can´t answer!

  Fell free to contact me on +45 40190550 or by email !

 

Ciao and see you in Arco del Garda!

 

 

 

 

 

European Grand Prix Round 2 - Lake Balaton, Hungary

5 Jun, 2017 Editor 35

The second round of the European Grand Prix Series was held at Spartacus Vitorlás Egylet, Lake Balaton. 4 days of racing were planned and 3 British boats made their way to the other end of Europe with the promise of sun, wind and beer!

Day 1

The first day of racing really showed off the sailing venue to those who hadn’t sailed here before! It was a glamourous day racing on the big rigs.

ChameleonI came out as top of the UK boats with consistent results constantly challenging the top runners. LED saw themselves at the front a couple of times, but a couple of swims in the corners meant they didn't stay there for when it counted.

Rutland had their first day in their newly refurbished boat which had only just been put back together the night before. They had a better than expected first day and posted a second place in the race when they strung all the manoeuvres together.

 

 

Day 2

The second day was by far the longest day on the water. A long distance race was sailed first, followed by two normal races totalling over 5 hours on the water.

The long distance race took in the full width of the lake and introduced a headland for the fleet to sail around, timing the kite hoist right not to sail into the bank, but not lose out by waiting too long. Rutland led the fleet around most of the course, taking in the awesome scenery of Lake Balaton. However, they took their eye off the ball on the last leg to let ChameleonI through to win, with Be-Light only seconds behind.

After a short relaying of the course, the second race was back to the windward leeward race course. The race was won by Be-Light, picking the right shifts to lead LED and Rutland. The final race was the one that took its toll for Rutland who capsized in pre-start and never got back in touch with the fleet. ChameleonI and LED were keeping the European boats on their toes and LED were finally at the front when it mattered and took the bullet in the last race of the day.

 

 

Day 3

The third day was a windy one! The forecast suggested a sensible No2 day. However, with the sea state and breeze suggesting much more, a couple of the fleet launched with reefs in.Only one race was sailed in very breezy conditions. The fleet were equally matched up to the top mark, all rounding amongst one another when they found a light patch in the breeze to get the bows away. ChameleonI blew out their mainsail after the bearaway ending their day on the water.Rutland and LED were match gybing down the run until LED trawled a kite at the bottom mark, forcing Rutland into some interesting two sail gybes to avoid. Rutland and LED sailed on to come 3rd and 4th in the race. Once the signal for shore was called, Rutland headed back upwind to give their new boat a good burn downwind.

 

 
 
 

 

Day 4

Racing was called off for the final day due to even windier conditions, so Day 3 results still stood. Congratulations to the host team of Be-Light for taking the win. The highest placed British team were LED who came second and they also took home the prize for "Highest placed foreign boat". The UK fleet would like to thank Spartacus Vitorlás Egylet for putting onsuch a great event and being so welcoming throughout the weekend.The boats are now packed up and stored in Hungary. They will be travelling to the next eventin Lake Garda (3rd to 8th July) where they will join even more British and European boats and a fleet of Southern Hemisphere boats to contest the biggest European Championships in years

 

 

Hungary Event

9 May, 2017 Editor 761

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Event information sheet

 

Event Name:   18ft GP1, Open Hungarian Championships

Location:  Lake Balaton - Balatonföldvár,

Date:  18th May – 21th of May 2017

Entry fee / Late Entry fee:  250,-

First possibility to start (1st day):  13h00

Last possible start (last day):  15h00


Club / General Information

 

Races will be organized by: SPARTACUS SAILING CLUB

8623 Balatonföldvár, Móló

tel. +36 84 340-116; fax : +36-84 340 704,

e-mail: spari@spartacus.

Web: www.spartacus.hu

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Class contact:  Miklos Ujhelyi-Gaspar

Phone: +36 30 2972108

Email: mujhelyi@gmail.com

 

Accommodation

Competitors may have bunk-bed accommodation in limited numbers. Cost 50Euro/team.
If you want to sleep at the club please send email to mujhelyi@gmail.com to register.



There are several hotels and apartments around the Harbor within few minutes walking distance. For further information see the web page: http://spartacus.hu/en/english-places-to-stay/

Teams who would like to leave there boat untill the Garda event, there is the possibility.
For details send mail to Miklos (mujhelyi@gmail.com)

Program

Thursday 18h May

Registration, from 09h00 to 11h00

Briefing for all crews at 11h30

Start 1st race at 13h00

Race 2 ASAP after Race 1

Food after the race

 

Friday 19th May

At 10h00 - briefing for all crews

Start time of Races see at Notice board.

Races 3 – 4 – 5

Social event at club

Saturday 20th May

At 10h00 - briefing for all crews

Start time of Races see at Notice board.

Races 6 – 7 – 8

Food after the race

Sunday 21th May

At 10h00 - briefing for all crews

Start time of Races see at Notice board.

Races 9 – 10

Final race starting before 15h00

Prize-giving immediately after last race.

 

About Venue

Lake Balaton lies in the middle of Transdanubia, the west side part of Hungary. The surface of the water covers an area of 596 sq. km. At its longest point the lake stretches for 77 km, its coastline is 197 km long. The lake is 14 km wide at its widest point, and 1.5 km at its narrowest point (between Tihany and Szántód), its average width is 8 km. The water reaches an average depth of 2-3 m, though at Tihany it is 12.40 m deep. Since the water of the lake warms rapidly, it is possible to swim there from spring to autumn. The water of the southern shore, being much shallower than that of the northern shore, sometimes reaches a temperature of 25 Celsius, and for that reason is a real paradise for children, the sands there have a velvety texture. hungary club2The water of the northern shore becomes colder and the bottom of the lake is no longer covered with very fine sand. This is why the more popular resort areas are more numerous along the southern shore, where Balatonföldvár is located, too.

 Balatonföldvár is one of the most well-kept resorts of Balaton shore decorated with parks and gardens. Important memorial of the history of Balatonföldvár is the soil-castle (= földvár) built in the Iron Age. According to the archaeological findings Celts lived in this area in the 4th century B.C. In the 18th and 19th centuries the area of the city was part of the domain of Széchenyi family. It was decided by the family Széchenyi in the 2nd half of 19th century to establish a bathing resort on this beautiful, depopulated territory. The first hotel was constructed in 1895, the official opening ceremony of the resort place was held in 1896. By that time the construction of more than 40 wonderful villas was completed in Balatonföldvár. The port and the lake-shore promenade of 1200 metres were constructed in the earliest years of 1900s.

The port is a popular centre of yachting in Hungary, the material of Galamb Island in the middle of it had been collected from dredging of the Lake. From Kelta Promenade running on top of a 40 metres high loess wall there is a wonderful view to Tihany peninsula on the opposite side and this is the only one place to see the both hollows of the Lake Balaton. Remains of the Celtic outworks can also be studied from here.

 

Find out more

+ Balaton Information Center

+ Balaton Tourism Portal

 

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Exit Balatonszárszó on E71-M7 Motorway from both directions.

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