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New EUROSAF European Sailing Cup for Olympic Classes, to commence in 2013
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May 28, 2012, 9:40 AM

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Released Friday 25th May, 2012

New EUROSAF European Sailing Cup for Olympic Classes, to commence in 2013

EUROSAF, in association with the organisers of Garda Olympic Week, Italy; Delta Lloyd Regatta, The Netherlands; Sail for Gold, United Kingdom; Kieler Woche, Germany and Semaine Olympique Française, France, have signed a joint Statement of Intent and agreed the Rules and Regulations to create a new series, commencing in 2013, to be known as the EUROSAF European Sailing Cup.

The five regattas will combine to create this new series, which will commence in May 2013 with the event on Lake Garda and continue with the Delta Lloyd Regatta, also in May, Sail for Gold in early June and Kieler Woche in its normal mid-June timeslot. La Rochelle will conclude the series in the autumn, by holding the Semaine Olympique Française in La Rochelle. These are all top class and established events for Olympic sailors, and the new series will ensure an extra element of competition is added to the European sailing season.

The EUROSAF European Sailing Cup will be open to all sailors from around the world and is not restricted to European sailors. It is designed to complement the ISAF Sailing World Cup events in Europe and to develop a strong, competitive series, with top class racing for all Olympic and aspiring Olympic sailors. The series has been harmonised with the ISAF Sailing World Cup events in Europe, in order that sailors visiting from other continents can compete in a European summer of racing, in a series of well run and established regattas, enjoying top class competition, with a minimum amount of travelling in between events.

Following the signing of the Statement of Intent, EUROSAF, along with the event organisers, are now working on the fine details of the series to determine matters such as the scoring system and to define the marketing and media strategy. The complete events schedule will be published shortly.

Arjen Rahusen, Chairman of the Delta Lloyd Regatta, is really happy with the new circuit: “We must do everything we can to increase the profile our sport” he said. “I think that the EUROSAF European Sailing Cup (ESC) will be an excellent platform to achieve this. The aim is to organise these events at a very high level, so that every sailor knows exactly what to expect when they arrive at an ESC event. Furthermore, we need to introduce and promote new formats of sailing, media presentation and live tracking systems. The ESC must become a series that you simply cannot afford to miss!”

Peter Ramcke from the Kieler Woche organising committee said: “Kieler Woche is now part of the new EUROSAF European Sailing Cup along with four other major sailing events. The ESC is the next step into the future, to keep the sport of sailing at the top level in Europe, and this combines perfectly with the future strategy for Kieler Woche, as one of the largest sailing regattas in the world.”

Dan Ibsen, from Denmark, a Vice-President of EUROSAF and Chairman of the EUROSAF European Sailing Cup Steering Committee, said: “We in EUROSAF are delighted to have reached an agreement with the five event organisers to create this new series. It is excellent news for Olympic sailing in Europe and will provide sailors with an extra level of competition of a very high standard.”

For more information, or to arrange interviews with any of the organisers, please contact john.friend@eurosaf.org


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Released Thursday 31st May, 2012

EUROSAF European Sailing Cup for Olympic Classes, to incorporate Paralympic Classes

In a statement issued this week, EUROSAF have announced that along with their partners in the EUROSAF European Sailing Cup (EESC), namely Garda Olympic Week, Delta Lloyd Regatta, Sail for Gold, Kieler Woche, and Semaine Olympique Française, they have agreed to include the Paralympic Classes in a minimum of two of the regattas, possibly all five events. This will stand alongside the decision by ISAF to include Paralympic Classes in Sailing World Cup events.

The representative to EUROSAF from the International Association For Disabled Sailing (IFDS), Wilfried Klein, a member of their Executive Committee, has been involved in the discussions between EUROSAF and the event organisers since the proposal was first mooted over one year ago. Initially, it was thought that inclusion in two of the events would be sufficient, but Wilfried said “When I saw what events are to be included in the EESC and knowing the high standard they all achieve, I thought why not be part of more than 2 events. Kieler Woche, Delta Lloyd, Medemblik and Sail for Gold, Weymouth already include Paralympic classes, so this only leaves two more events to complete the whole series”. He continued “ISAF decided to include Paralympic classes into the World Cup without limiting the number of events, so we will discuss this at the IFDS Executive Committee when we meet in June and if everyone is in agreement, we will discuss our options with the EESC Steering Committee. This will be an exciting new series for the Paralympic Classes involving a very high standard of race management and competition”

The President of EUROSAF, Mr Marco Predieri, said “not only are we pleased to have reached an excellent agreement with the event organisers, we are delighted at the response we have received from the sailing world since we made the announcement concerning the EUROSAF European Sailing Cup last week, and the reaction from the IFDS is typical of what has happened. Our objective is to be as inclusive and forward thinking with this new series as we can and to incorporate all forms of Olympic sailing, of which the Paralympics is an increasingly important component.” Marco continued “we in EUROSAF are very proud of what is being achieved within European sailing through the creation of the EESC and to be able to include the Paralympic classes as well, we are building a series which will be second to none in the sailing world. That is something we really can be proud of in Europe”.

The EUROSAF European Sailing Cup commences in Europe with Garda Olympic Week in May of 2013. Details of the series calendar will be published very soon. For more information in the meantime please contact info@eurosaf.org.


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