Congratulations to Kilian König and Johannes Brack, who won the Eurocup 2015!
We had in total 6 events with 48 races. According to the rules that means, that there will be 9 discards for each boat.
– Altea/ Spain with 4 Races and 12 starters
– Medemblik / Dutch with 9 Races 26 starters
– Kiel Week / Germany with 10 races, 20 starters
– Achensee / Austria with 8 races, 26 starters
– Torbole / Italy with 8 races, 24 starters
– Umag / Croatia with 9 races, 70 starters
102 Teams from 12 Nations took part at minimum 1 Eurocup series.
Eurocup 2015 Total Ranking 02.10.2015
After a great European Championship in Crotia the next big FD event is not too far away: The FD Worlds in Steinhude, Germany from May 20th-29th 2016. A event homepage has been launched recently and if you want to have a first impression what we will be able to expect see the brand new video in the sidebar. MARC GER172
Having listened to all the arguments both for & against the adoption of a larger spinnaker and taking into account the views expressed at a number of Competitor Forums over the last 4 or so years, together with the votes received from a good number of the National Secretaries it was obvious that the majority of the members were overwhelmingly against the proposal. Your General Committee has therefore decided that it is in the best interests of the Class not to change our rules to allow for a larger spinnaker. We also agreed that the subject is now closed and will not be reopened for discussion or reconsideration for at least 5 years.
I would just like to thank everyone for their contribution to the debate and a special thanks to Konig Sails for making some prototype sails for testing and to those sailors that spent time testing them on the water.
The race management feared that there wouldn’t be enough wind on Saturday, the last day of this series and therefore canceled Thursday as a layday: With medium to light wind, again great weather and less waves, the 70 competitors had four more great races with perfect conditions on Thursday and Friday. Race 6 was again won by Szabolcs Majthenyi and Andras Domokos, race 7 by Andras Süli and David Papp. Friday’s race 8 by Australian/Dutch team Ed Cox and Peter van Koppen and the final race 9 by GER 219 Jörg and Nils Hermann. With just 16 points out of 9 races Szabolcs Majthenyi and Andras Domokos can ad again a title as European Champion to their long list of international titels! Congratulations! NED 26 Enno Kramer and Ard Geelkerken finished on second place and the Vespasiani brothers and Nicola and Francesco finished on third. The overall results and an nice pictures gallery can be found here. Thanks again to Robin Matulja and his family who made this great event possible. MARC GER172
This morning almost everybody thought this would be an other day of waiting due to little wind especially when heavy rain killed the last bit of wind. But at 11:00 the wind started again and provided two great races with sun, 12 to 15 knt. and waves up to 15 feet. Kilian König and Johannes Brack took race 4 with an impressiv lead with Christoph Aichholzer and Philipp Zingerle finishing on second. Due to the heavy conditions only two thirds of the fleet finished race five. HUN 70 won their third race in this series. Here are the results after 5 races:overall_5 MARC GER 172