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EUROLYMP on the Horizon
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Jun 1, 2011, 2:31 PM

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On 30th May, EUROSAF announced plans to bring back the Eurolymp Sailing Circuit (EUROLYMP) from 2012/3, following the decision of ISAF to limit the number of Sailing World Cup Events in each Continent to one per annum, with Europe being granted two for the period 2012 – 2016.

Discussions have been initiated with a number of event organisers around Europe and a meeting of all interested parties is to be organised in the coming six weeks, under the chairmanship of EUROSAF, at which more detailed discussions will take place. An open letter from the EUROSAF President has been sent to all European MNAs to inform them of this initiative.

EUROSAF (and before them, the European Union Sailing Association - EUSA) arranged EUROLYMP from 1985 to 2004. These events, which proved to be very popular with the sailors, were based on a very high level of cooperation between EUROSAF and Regatta Organisers around Europe. When Europe was allocated five ISAF World Cup Sailing events, incorporating Palma, Hyeres, Medemblik, Kiel and Weymouth and Portland, the need for EUROLYMP lessened, so EUROSAF decided to put the circuit on hold, although one or two of the regattas continue even today.

Dan Ibsen, Chairman of the EUROSAF Events Committee, said “Now it seems the time is right to recommence EUROLYMP in order to secure a reasonable choice of regattas for elite and talented sailors, in Olympic classes, beyond 2012”.

This new series is expected to commence in 2013 at the latest, when ISAF reduce the number of Sailing World Cup in Europe, but there is a possibility the series could commence in 2012, if the right level ofsupport is available and in place. Marco Predieri, President of EUROSAF added, “It is possible the new EUROLYMP series could become a qualifier for the ISAF Sailing World Cup, and EUROSAF has initiated discussions with ISAF concerning this. This should help to ensure the success of both the ISAF World Sailing Cup and the new EUROLYMP. This is an
exciting time for EUROSAF and through this initiative we intend to secure a strong position for European sailing and regatta organisers.”

Information on the date and venue for the EUROLYMP meeting will be issued as soon as the arrangements are finalised.

For further information and should a copy of the letter to the MNAs be required, please contact either Alberto or John at pressoffice@eurosaf.org.







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Nov 28, 2011, 1:28 PM

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Press Release – Monday 28th November, 2011




Olympic Classes competition in Europe to be strengthened with the introduction of the EUROLYMP Sailing League, with effect from 2013.

EUROSAF announced today that the former EUROLYMP Sailing Circuit, which operated from 1985 until it was phased out in 2004, will be re-introduced as the EUROLYMP Sailing League from 2013 onwards, when the new ISAF Sailing World Cup format comes into force.

The EUROLYMP Sailing League will initially consist of up to five events, which will be dovetailed into the European segment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Each event will conform with the new ISAF World Sailing Rankings system, as well as facilitating the new European League.

Discussions with potential event hosts have been in progress since ISAF announced their plans to change the Sailing World Cup and have now reached a point were the first edition of the new ‘EUROLYMP Rules’ have been formulated. There will now be a consultation process to finalise the detail, which will culminate in a further meeting between event hosts and EUROSAF in late January, early February next year. Final details of event locations, dates, the entry system and other details, will be published in early to mid 2012. Entries will be open to sailors from all ISAF member countries and at least two of the events will also welcome the Paralympic Classes. Possible new Olympic disciplines, such as Kiteboards, may also be included in some of the regattas.

“We are delighted at the level of interest and enthusiasm shown towards the EUROLYMP Sailing League by potential event hosts” said Dan Ibsen, Chairman of the EUROSAF Events Committee. “By working with the major event organisers in Europe, we believe we have found an excellent solution to the loss of three ISAF Sailing World Cup events, at the same time creating a pathway for talented and up and coming sailors into top level Olympic sailing competition”.


For more information please contact John Friend at john.friend@eurosaf.org




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