Herewith you can find the Starting Lists for the first/prequalification races of WC 2018. Think Ice, Your Commodore Attila Pataky M-100
The decision is made to leave the site in Gizycko and move to the Lake Wielimie near the city of Szczecinek. The Headquarter is in Hotel “Pojezierze” ul. Wyszynskiego 69a, 78-400 Szczecinek. The launching area: Gwda Wielka, 53.750607N, 16.789918E. Tomorrow is the transfer day. The races will start on Monday. At 9:00 Skippers Meeting on the ice at Launching Site. The first Mini-qualification race starts at 10:00. Your Commodore, Attila Pataky M-100
Hello Sailors, for those who have not read it at the race office. Opening Ceremony is at 16.30 h at the yacht harbour Ekomarina See you there
The Opening Ceremony will take place today (24/02) at 16:30 in the Harbor EKOMARINA. We’ll have a small party after the ceremony. All are welcome. Unfortunately we have to move to another site. There are a few possibilities in Poland. The Offical Announcement about the new site will be after the Opening Ceremony. Stay tuned and Think Ice (with less snow), Your Commodore, Attila Pataky M-100
WC/EC primary site Kaugatoma, Saaremaa site update. New black ice forming rapidly. Race site size 4x3km and growing, ice tickness 11-16cm new ice and getting thicker by the hour. Sunday it will definately be 20+ cm of clear black ice. Pictures taken today 22.02 at 11am
Last two days we checked Lake Rekyva near Siaulai (Lithuania) and the bay near Üüdibe on Island of Saaremaa (Estonia).
Rekyva has good, stable black ice without any cracks. The only problem is the snow cover of 7-8 cm. As now it is light snow, but easily can turn to heavy, which hard to sail. For photos check the link.
Üüdibe bay could be promising for a smaller regatta. The ice is growing there day-by-day and the snow cover is light, only 1-2 cm. Unfortunately the space is limited, not more than 1,5 km from the shore to the new thin ice. There is no chance to sail the WC/EC here. Some pictures here.
Today evening we move towards Hiiumaa and will check the ice in Orjaku Bay.
Keep tuned, the decision comes on Thursday.
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Today we checked two sites in Poland.
Siemianowka has full ice cover, no cracks on the lake. The ice thickness is 15-17 cm. There is light snow cover on the surface. 3 cm of old snow and 1 cm new snow. Some photos you can find here.
On Lake Niegocin near Gizycko the Polish Championship has taken place this weekend. The ice is very good, no snow on the surface. There is a very big area behind the crack to place the WC. Could be a good alternative site.
Tomorrow we continue heading further North to Litvania and Estonia.
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