In its 56th year, the FD Cup at Lake Ammer even surprised its long-time participants in many ways. For one thing, a total of six of the eight races that were planned did actually take place, and the weather conditions of gleaming sunshine, temperatures in the upper twenties as well as good, fairly consistent wind conditions were also very much enjoyed by all sailing competitors and were felt almost comparable to conditions at Italian resorts.Of the 42 boats registered, and following the traditional welcome of white-sausage and free beer offered on the first day, 40 of them were ultimately present at the starting line for the first two races in light winds. As so often in the preceeding years – and especially regarding the lengths of the tacks – race manager Heinz Peter Nersinger and his team laid out a very harmonious circuit around the lake and thus created good preconditions for a multi-part regatta.
With the greatest sadness I would like to inform you that last week my great friend Irek passed away after long, 3-years illness. We’ve been a crew on FD POL-7 since 2008. In 1975 we became a friends in Yacht Club of Poland, starting from Cadet. Irek sailed for many years on 470 having lots of titles and awards not only in Poland. He was a person with very strong character and personality, demanding as a helm and, at the same time, very helpful to all FD sailors. We lost good friend and irreplaceable mentor. Sailing has been always on top of his activities. He managed to attend a lot of regatta, as you can remember, at the same time having intensive and successful business life and trips around the world with his wife. We met on 02. May, planning next regatta in autumn this year… The sailing will never be the same for me without Irek on board.
It is very hard time for Irek’s family (wife and 2 daughters) and me
Here we are with the latest FD Bulletin 166 on its way to the printer. Enjoy reading! MARC GER172
The next EUROCUP regatta will be in Diessen, Germany 25th-27th of May. Here is the entry link. If you have trouble using manage2sail write an email to the club, they will provide an on site entry when you arrive at the club. MARC GER172
Almost 60 Crews met in Steinhude, Germany for the Trapezregatta at the beginning of April, a number of entries most other dinghy classes become jealous. After 3 races with little and very tricky wind Peggy and Torsten Bahr from Berlin won this regatta. Here are the over all results.
At the last weekend in April 30 boats from 6 Nations started at the UYC Neusiedl in Austria. The very competitive fleet had the chance to finalize 8 races. Szabolcs Majthényi and András Domokos became International Austrian Champion. Gerhard Ulrich and Manfred Zeisel, who finished forth became National Austrian Champion. Here are the results of the Austrian Nationals.
MARC GER 172