Archive for August, 2013

news from chile 0 (0)

Dear Friends;

We are pleased to share with you, after almost 10 years of break, that we have resumed our nautical activities. This has been quite complicated, as several of our FDs have had to be repaired and left in good conditions. But , given our desire and enthusiasm to raise our new Class in Chile, we have 7 FDs in the water, having another 5 more to repair. We plan on having an active fleet of at least 10 FDs in the medium term.

We also like to share with you that our Class in Chile has existed during three generations.  and, being born in the 60 `s, time common and remembered our friend, Conrad Gulcher, also friend of my father, Epifanio Gallego, who, yet its 96 years, is still our “Patriarch”, generation, for the 80 `s, gave way to their children, thus keeping many of the same surnames of precursors, in the second stage, such as; Hassler, Gallego, Brandner, Bierwirth, Price, and others being our class today, after 30 years, continuing to follow and some other new names, which have also been in love with the lines of our FD `s speed, compared to other classes in our midst.

We hope to continue in this process, reaching to have a stable class, which we characterize as always has been, by a spirit of family and sharing on and off the water. Until next time ….

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carribean championship latest news 0 (0)

Everyone who wants to attend the Caribbean Championship must finalize their entries before the end of August. As stated at the Worlds in Hungary to Caribbean Championship will be sailed. So far 10 boats entered, by filling in the entry-form and paying the provisional entry-fee, but there are still a dozen unfinished entries. It would be nice to have the numbers up to 18 or 24. If you want to sail in one of the most beautiful spots on earth! Winds everyday 5 Bft, air temperature 29 degrees C, water temperature 29 degrees C. What could be more fun over Christmas time? Please enter today and finalize your entry-form asap, so we can start planning containers. To make it easy on all of you here’s the link to the entry-posting ….

italian nationals 2013 0 (0)

On the 12th of July, our Italian FD-friend Eric Deleu, asked us to publish the invitation to their Championship. Event will be sailed at the Marina de Scarlino on the Tuscany-mediterranean-coast. Yesterday the Italian class added information to the event:

In the framework of the 20-22 September Eurocup / Italian championship, The Club Nautico di Marina di Scarlino is pleased to inform you that FD crews willing to go out for some training the week before the race are welcome.

website problem fixed 0 (0)

After posting several things, during holidays, on the website the webmaster saw the posting appear on the website when he was inside the system. But where ever he typed on a computer the latest posting showed was the one of the 5th of July. Since no email was sent to the webmaster probably no one else had that problem, but it took us 3 hours to figure it out. It proved to be a wordpress plugin problem. Problem solved …..

worlds 2014 website 0 (0)

Dear Members,

Our VP-Development and ‘chef de mission’ Tony Lyall and his crew are busy with their Worlds program & planning. The Largs Worlds 2014 website is up and running. Give Tony and his crew a boost and fill in the entry-form the minute you know you are going to participate. They want to see a fleet as big as our last Worlds 2013 in Hungary attending their Championship. Click here to enter the Largs 2014 Worlds Website ….