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News – Sunday, May 31, 2020
Sunday, May 31, 2020   

Speed Sailing - Tartine-Cup - Port Camargue FRA

 Speed Sailing - Tartine-Cup - Port Camargue FRA One of the first competitions in France last week was the Corona Tartine Cup, a 20-mile race from Crau du Roi to Port Camargue on the Mediterranean Sea. Victory went to the kitesurfer Pierre Montafon FRA who took 51 minutes to cover the 36 km. On rank 2 followed Yvan and Mathis Bourgnon SUI with their F20-Cat after 1h 1min and an average speed of 18.86kn. ----- The report.
 
News – Saturday, May 30, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020   

Regatta Calendar Switzerland - The 2020 Season starts in two weeks

 Regatta Calendar Switzerland - The 2020 Season starts in two weeks With the relaxation of the Corona regulations as from June 6, announced last Wednesday, there is nothing standing in the way to start the regatta activities in compliance with the important basic principles (social distancing, hygiene, and above all contact tracing). ----- The SK Stansstad was the first to confirm that the 50-Mile-Trophy will take place on June 27th as planned. According to our information, the first regattas will already be held on June 13/14,. The Zurcher YC is in the final preparations for the Colomba-Cup of the Starboats (already 12 entries). The same applies to the Jungfrau-Trophy II of the Dragons, Fireballs, and H-Boats at the Thunersee YC. Originally, 11 events were on the Swiss calendar on that weekend, with 4 definitely canceled. We hope for large participation in the upcoming events and will keep you up to date on all details available from organizing clubs and classes.
 
News – Friday, May 29, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020   

Sailing History - 18 Footer - the JJ Giltinan Trophy

 Sailing History - 18 Footer - the JJ Giltinan Trophy The Australian James Joseph Giltinan was a sports promoter from the early days. After having launched the Australian Rugby Championship, he initiated professionalism in sailing, and donated a perpetual recognition price: the JJ Giltinan Trophy. The annual regatta sailed for the first time in 1938 on Sydney Harbour on 18-Foot Skiffs had a unique concept with betting shops and spectator boats, becoming an integral part of the Australian sports program. 'Taree' (see photo) was the first winner. -----This event is considered the unofficial World Championship the 18-Footer Class, and as in previous years, we followed the competition this March livestream on our website. ----- A report.
Friday, May 29, 2020   

Corona Cinema - The Volvo Ocean Race 2008/09

Our series of Ocean Race Videos features today a comprehensive summary of the 2008 race won by 'Ericsson 4' with Torben Grael BRA as skipper. Grael BRA is one of the most successful sailors of all time. In addition to the VOR victory, he also won five Olympic medals and the Louis Vuitton Cup 2000, the challenger series at the America's Cup, with 'Luna Rossa (loosing the final against Team New Zealand). ----- The Video.
 
News – Thursday, May 28, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020   

Corona Situation - Restart Sailing in Switzerland!

The 2020 regatta season in Switzerland can start on June 6th!
----- The Corona restrictions loosened by the Federal Council from that date on will allow all boat classes to race in normal fleets. Distance keeping between boats is normal business under the Racing Rules. If the 2m distance between persons exercising a sport cannot be respected, such as on a boat, the names of all team members noted when registering will allow the all-important contact tracing to limit the further spreading of the virus in case of an infection.
----- The persons responsible for the operation on land (including catering facilities) and the regatta organizers with an individual protection concept are still responsible for compliance with distance regulations and hygiene measures. Now that spontaneous groups of up to 30 people or organized gatherings of up to 300 people are allowed, the regatta operations on land may be organized without major difficulties, observing the size limits of skipper's meetings and price distributions.
----- Clubs and class associations are the drivers of the Swiss regatta sport and are therefore solely responsible for restoring normality on the basis of the generally known and accepted protective measures, self-responsible with their local expertise to meet all requirements. And by the way, teams of other countries are welcome, as soon as travel across borders is again open.
----- Sailing-news.ch is looking forward to publishing your Notices of Race very soon, especially the Swiss championships, and to reporting on many events. Our mailbox is open!
----- The Regatta Calendar today.
 
News – Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020   

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