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Top 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.
 
Top 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 prize distribution ceremonies.
----- 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.
----- The Regatta Calendar today.
 
Top News – Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020   

America's Cup News - the NZL AC75 back in Auckland

 America's Cup News - the NZL AC75 back in Auckland After a 4-month Odyssee journey from Auckland NZL to Cagliari ITA and back, the AC75 of 'Team New Zealand' was welcomed back in her home port yesterday. The cupper was dispatched on a cargo ship direction Europe on February 2nd before the Corona crisis stopped all sport events including the AC World Series planned to be held in Cagliari ITA and Portsmouth GBR. ----- The news.
 
Top News – Monday, May 25, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020   

Mini 650, ORC, Yardstick - Baltic 500 - Kiel GER - Line honours for Frank Eckardt GER/Yo Wiebel SUI

 Mini 650, ORC, Yardstick - Baltic 500 - Kiel GER - Line honours for Frank Eckardt GER/Yo Wiebel SUI Yesterday morning, the Pogo 40 'Black Pearl' of Frank Eckardt GER/Yo Wiebel SUI finished first at the Baltic500 regatta. The ranking list in calculated will be posted today on the Event-Website. ----- The stormy conditions on Saturday evening forced numerous boats to abandon the race. Despite the closed ports in Denmark, the damaged yachts were received in a friendly manner (and without quarantine!). Among the retiring teams were also the Olympic two-person-mixed-offshore candidates Christian Kargl/Lisa Berger AUT on a Mini 650 and Max Gurgel/Lena Wei├čkichel GER on an L30. ----- The news.
 
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